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  1. Anybody have front spring break?.....

    Problems
    I know, these things are under recall, but Honda didn't say in their recall notice that it was URGENT! I had the front driver's side spring break 2 years ago when nobody had heard anything about this sort of thing happening. It was a clunk noise, no biggy and my Acura dealer fixed it without a...
  2. "Pendulum" feeling in Driver's seat going around corners.

    General Discussions
    My front driver's seat has an annoying feeling in the lower back area. Whenever I go around a corner, something is swinging in the back like a pendulum that I can feel and hear. The seat does not move, so I doubt it's the rails. I've had the seat back off, and nothing appears to be loose...
  3. Front Spring broken in half!......

    Problems
    That pic above looks exactly like mine did when it broke. It was replaced with no hassle under warranty. I'm wondering if the "Thud Recall", where they put what is basically a rubber hose on the ends of the springs, could be to blame. If the tech's didn't put the spring back on properly or...
  4. Anybody have the transmission recall yet?....

    Transmission Problems
    I got my notice about 2 weeks ago and I'm about to book an appointment with my dealer. Anybody else have theirs done yet (especially an '01 model)?
  5. How's your oil consumption?

    Maintenance
    5W/30 Synthetic. I have always used this oil since day 1 (after first oil change). I now have 46,500 miles on the engine.
  6. How's your oil consumption?

    Maintenance
    I've noticed than my '01 MDX has started to use a little oil since about 30,000 miles or so. It's well within "normal" range- about a quart every 7,000 miles, but none of my other cars with similar mileage have ever used a drop of oil. Is this a common phenomenon or is my MDX slightly thirsty...
  7. How many miles on your Michelin Cross Terrains?......

    General Discussions
    My '01 MDX has 73,000 km (46K mi) on the original tires. I was hoping to use them all summer then change them before winter, but the broken spring deal (posted earlier) has forced me to swap the tires now so that the alignment could be done properly. What tire life expectancy do you guys have...
  8. found this on the web while looking for HID kits

    General Discussions
    Very good link..... Having converted 2 MDX's and 1 BMW 540 to HID lighting, I can relate to much of what's in that link. I am happy with my conversions (they work great with no glare), but I've seen a lot of crappy installations on many rice rockets. BTW, I bought my kits from HIDS4LESS, who...
  9. Front Spring broken in half!......

    Problems
    My '01 MDX started to make some clunking noises this past weekend when I went over bumps, so I took a look at the driver's side front strut tower and, sure enough, the main spring was BROKEN IN HALF! The upper half of the spring was still sort of staying in place between the spring mounts while...
  10. Why don't MDX's have HID lights?

    General Discussions
    I'm sick of so many oncoming cars "flashing" me You're getting flashed because Honda hasn't figured out that HID's need self leveling, like I have on my BMW 540 (since 1997). The worst offender, by far, are the S2000's. Those little suckers are always jumping up and down with their sport...
  11. Why don't MDX's have HID lights?

    General Discussions
    HIDs are too bright for oncoming traffic when mounted high, according to the engineers. So why are Honda engineers smarter than Lexus (LX, GX, RX), BMW (X5) and Mercedes (ML) engineers?
  12. Why don't MDX's have HID lights?

    General Discussions
    I thought with the introduction of projector lights, Acura would finally be putting HID lighting in the MDX. Still no Xenons- Why? I've got aftermarket HID lighting in my '01, but the light "sprays" enough that I have to aim the lights really low so as not to blind oncoming traffic. These...
  13. Anybody ever take off their front bumper skin?.....

    General Discussions
    Thanks guys- that's just what I needed!
  14. Anybody ever take off their front bumper skin?.....

    General Discussions
    My wife smucked up that grey piece of plastic under the front bumper, and it appears that I need to remove the front bumper skin in order to screw a new piece back onto it. Does anybody have instructions or have one of those "exploded" diagrams of the front bumper parts? I'd hate to remove as...
  15. Unexplained Alarm going off for no reason......

    General Discussions
    Last night I awoke from bed to hear my MDX alarm going off in my garage. After turning on the lights and hitting the unlock button (it was already unlocked), the alarm stopped. Now the next conclusion might be that someone had broken into my garage and was trying to steal the vehicle, but the...
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