2005 Acura MDX Consumer Review: someone will sue Acura

2005 Acura MDX - Consumer Review

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Touring 4dr SUV (3.5L V6 AWD 5-speed Automatic w/Nav and Entertainment System)

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someone will sue Acura
By unhappykris on


2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Nav and Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


second MDX, 7th Honda vehicle, last one had tranny issues, this one had the tranny noise slightly.
2012 I get a letter saying transmission software upgrade, so I took it in.
Especially in case I had tranny issues in future they would say that I had not done this upgrade they suggested.
The upgrade made the 5th gear come on at 45 MPH instead of the original 40 MPH.
This removed the noise, but, the gas consumption is terrible now as 90% of my city driving is below 45 MPH!
The should fix bad designs, not make us pay for it.
Also, I cannot prove this yet, but another "recall software upgrade" has disabled my Vehicle Stability Assist".
This is NOT how a luxury make should do things!

Best Features

ride, navigation and entertainment system.

Worst Features

Completely re-do your transmission design! Stop making the software adjust shifting to mask the noise.
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