Timing Belt Replacement. 100k Kms OR 5 years??
I'm in Canada and am at about 78,000 kms on my 2014 base MDX. I have my MDX in the shop for an oil and diff fluid change right now.
The service advisor "advised" me that I should have my timing belt replaced sometime soon - probably before winter according to him. He was saying it's a 100,000 km part or 5 years, which is where I'm at now. The Acura websites / manuals make no mention of 5 years...
The Acura USA website says its a maintenance minder 4 warning with the caveat that:
*4: If you drive regularly in very high temperatures (over 110°F, 43°C), in very low temperatures (under -20°F, -29°C), or tow a trailer, replace every 60,000 miles/100,000 km.
(note: neither of those conditions are true for me in Calgary)
The Acura Canada website says replace the timing belt every 100,000 kms.
Nowhere do I see any mention of some kind of time-based lifetime on the timing belt.
Can anyone shed some light on this?
And, if I do have my timing belt replaced, is this something I should get done at the dealership? Or, can I be confident getting this done at any shop?