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Acura MDX Owners Meet the Members

Please take a moment to introduce yourself and share some details about your MDX!

My name is KarenS and I am the host of the Edmunds.com Owner's Clubs. Please let me know what discussions you would like to see in your Club folder. I will create them ASAP. You may want to take a look through the other clubs to get ideas for discussions.

Also, if you are interested in a live chat, I can arrange that for you. All Club chats are set up on

Tuesdays: 4:00-5:00 pm PT/7:00-8:00pm ET

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Thursdays: 5:00-6:00pm PT/8:00-9:00pm ET, 6:00-7:00pm PT/9:00-10:00 ET, 7:00-8:00pm PT/10:00-11:00pm ET
(The latter may be rather late for East Coasters, but is available if you want.)

Let me know if you are interested in a chat and the day/time convenient for you.

Looking forward to meeting everyone!

KarenS
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  • I was told at the time we purchased our new MDX that there was a way to modify the Nav system's DVD player to play standard movie format discs. Does anyone know about this capability?
    twilliams@tracmed.com
  • bp53bp53 Posts: 23
    I went into the garage this morning and noticed a puddle of water undereath the right front of our newly-purchased MDX. I raised the hood and finally discovered where something [mouse, rat] had chewed several holes into the clear tubing that runs from the bottom of the windshield washer reservoir to the top of the hood. What a shock. Has anyone had a similar experience? Hopefully this won't be a major repair job. I hope no other damage has been done. Do any of you readers have a suggestion how to keep mice/rats off vehicles? Yes, I know, I could put a cat out there, but then I would have scratches on the vehicle. Hope to hear from someone.
  • thetrainerthetrainer Posts: 1
    I have been driving my MDX for three weeks now and have noticed scratches developing on the pillar next to the drivers seat. it seems that when the seat belt is released the hard buckle bangs against the plastic and leaves it's mark. has anyone else experienced this problem? And What's up with the drivers side floor mat? Even with the optional heavy duty rubber mats it leaves the carpet unprotected. any ideas? Besides these two down falls I have developed a banging noise on the drivers side front end, and the rear windshield washer drips out slowly. I will let you know how I make out after my first service call on 5/31/01.
  • tonverangatonveranga Posts: 29
    Just ordered a Blk/Tan Mdx and it's not scheduled to arrive until July...I would like to retrofit the video display as well..any ideas?
    raygamma
  • I am a biomedical engineer from the Ergonomics Research Laboratory (ERL) in Lansing, Michigan. I am conducting research that involves the driver's seat/area of some of the 2001 Best of Class vehicles. I would like to include the new MDX in the study. If you are interested in learning more about our research or arranging to have your MDX included in the study please email me at richard.gregg@erlllc.com. You would be welcome to watch the entire process of my analysis. I am confident you would find our research very interesting and you would learn a great deal about your new vehicle. You would also be paid a rental fee. I have worked with several dealers and private owners in our area and could provide many references to you. Thank You.
  • They are two separate systems. The DVD system for movies sells for approximately $5,000
  • gregglgreggl Posts: 2
    I have read some comments about water leaking around the mirrors of the MDX. I am a happy owner of the MDX, but would like to know if anyone has been able to get resolution to this issue. The water will leak down the front of the door days after the car has been washed. That water must be sitting some place and I am concerned that it is doing no-good. I have asked my dealership to notify me when Acura has offered a solution, but nothing yet. Anyone have comments?
  • To Greggl:

    After washing my dark mahogany, Touring edition
    MDX, I simply use my Toro leaf blower to dry the
    vehicle. I finish the drying with a damp chamois.
    I've had no problem with water dripping from the
    mirrors or any other part of the vehicle. Using
    a blower greatly simplifies the drying process.
  • My wife owns an MDX and I enjoy driving it every
    time we go out as a family, lots of room, quality ride, good engine power, ease of use control, etc. We own the car since January and I still have to adjust parking the car. I am quite good in terms of parking including parallel parking since I used to live in NYC, but with the MDX and because it is so wide, I do have to take time to orient the car straight. Sometimes it is quite annoying. I also own an RAV4 and with 67" wide
    and do not have this kind of problem at all.
    The other complaint I have is the wind noise due to the roof rack and I searched through a lot of columns and cannot find any recommendation of the fixes. There is no horizontal bar around the roof rack either so how do you tighten the luggage with only front and back bars? Honda
    engineers really missed this one.

    James
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Just wanted to invite you guys to join the Tri-state group of Subarus from http://i-club.com to join us for a Drive-a-thon. We are driving 48hrs, 1200miles from NYC->Newark, DE->Philadelphia->Pittsburg->Buffalo->Rochester->Albany->Nyack, NY on a weekend in January to raise money for the WTC relief fund. Details are at http://isuzu-suvs.com/events/48hrsoftristate/index.html or e-mail me 48hrs@iace.com for details.


    -mike

  • I have a one month old 2002 MDX. Has anyone had a problem with the navigation system not being able to determine which street you are on? Mine too frequently doesn't know I am on the street and keeps telling me to "proceed to the highlighted route." It also sometimes suddenly thinks I am on a close by street that is parallel to the one I am actually on and "recalculates" to get me back to the right street. My dealer took it for a drive and was unable to reproduce the problem. I was told that even if they could, I would only get a "reconditioned" unit to replace it, not a brand new unit. This doesn't seem fair for brand new vehicle.
  • That's a great question! You might also post it in Maintenance & Repair as someone else there might have encountered a similar problem.

    kirstie_h
    Roving Host
    Edmunds.com

    Need help navigating? kirstie_h@edmunds.com - or send a private message by clicking on my name.

  • jfxmjrjfxmjr Posts: 2
    looking for best dealer price for touring with nav mdx in philadelphia area. any suggestions? thanks,jfxmjr1@aol.com
  • sbcookesbcooke Posts: 2,297
    well, not quite yet, I own $500 of a deposit on a Silver Touring. I have been reading the posts here, and commenting as well. After much deliberation I put a deposit down before Christmas.

    I am getting mine at the airport Acura dealer in Philadelphia. I don't remember the name off hand. The salesman Chris Jerrel (spelling?) was a decent person. We are getting it for MSRP. Though, they force you to get mud-flaps and wheel-locks with the new car for $300 (all of $85) to purchase online). So I guess it is MSRP + $215.
  • I have a MDX on order and it is due to be in at the end of February. Yeah! I have heard that some people but accessories on-line and then install them by themselves. I am interested in the following: Exterior: running boards, moon roof deflector, fender flares Interior: wood shift know, wood instrument panel and wood shift knob. Does anyone know about if you can purchase on-line and how easy are they to install?
  • Ok, I give up as to playing regular DVD movie in Navigation System of any acura model(Navi equipped).

    However, can anyone at least tell me what format is used to write that Navi DVD? What I mean is it has to follow anyone of the format:

    1. ISO Level 1
    2. ISO Level 2
    3. Hybrid
    4. UDF/ISO

    ??? If I can atleast find out the format, then, I can convert DVD movies into that format on my computer and then burn them on blank DVD which I can put in Navi System and play it.

    Anyone want's to play with this idea, please write me to my e-mail: SPatelOne@Yahoo.Com

    Thank you
  • I have had a good experience with hondacuraworld.com., prices are below list, shipping is free, handling is 2 dollars.
  • foxcroft1foxcroft1 Posts: 16
    Greggl,

    There is a Service Bulletin, number 01-032, that explains how the dealer can fix that problem. I can't find the web page right now, but, I have a copy of it in front of me, so it is correct info.

    If you get a chance, you can help me with something. When I put my MDX in Park i can hear a whirring type of sound coming from the transmission. it is not very loud and I hear it clearer when there are walls beside the car. The sounds bounce off the walls and is easy to hear. With the engine running, and the shifting selector is moved into and out of Park, I get the noise. Can you try your's and let me know if you get the same thing? Thanks and good luck with the mirrors.
  • I am considering placing an order for a Black/Black Touring Package MDX, without the Navigation System. I was wondering if you could help me out, as I have a few questions.

    Have you experienced any reliability issues? (electrical system problems, engine problems, etc.)

    I have a family of 4, and we like to drive on long road trips (in excess of 1000 miles). How good is the car on long trips? (Read: keeping the kids from fighting, seat comfort, durability at highway speeds and faster, etc.)

    Is it good in snow? (I live in New England, I need a good 4WD vehicle to get around)

    I thank you in advance for replying to this posting. It would be greatly appreciated!

    Jerry
  • sbcookesbcooke Posts: 2,297
    Mine is 2 weeks old. Love it. The black interior gets dirty easily, but I like it better than the tan. As far as snow, you should do a web search on related articles. I remember reading one about how honda took the MDX to various world wide locations especially to prove its snow capabilities. I believe the system was specifically designed for snow rather than rock climbing or off-roading...which is what most consumers want. I don't have any experience driving one in the snow, but I followed one in my Trooper (simply the best snow vehicle I have ever driven to date) and didn't see any slipping or problems in 6+" of snow.

    As far as road trips I have no real experience yet, but one of the comments in the reviews is true. The driver's left foot doesn't have a great resting spot? While I don't see anything wrong from the design, I have noticed that it can be awkward (slightly).
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