How are your motor mounts? I dont think the trans needs to be changed now. But its up to you. You cause always complain that the fix didnt help enough and see if they can do something about the price.
Are you feeling this when you are completely off the gas or under light throttle?Hi~
I think my 2005 MDX 92k has the same judder issue.
My "judder" feeling happens mainly between 30-40mph when I am not stepping the gas.
I haven't come back to forum for a while. Originally, I thought the "judder" was something on the road causing it because it seems it was happening mostly on a particular section of Route 1 around my home. Then, I thought it was my wheel/tire balance because my previous car has a very similar feeling with a tire balance issue at higher speed, and I have bump one of my MDX wheel onto crub a while ago.
After look at this forum, I think I should have the exact same problem.
I have already upgraded my software last month.
This "Judder" still happens occassionly (most often still on the same section RT 1 of NJ). For driving, it was not too bad to live with it. I asked my wife who sits next to me, she does not notice any feeling.
Question: Is it necessary to change the torque converter now? or I only need to change it when the problem become worse? Any suggestion?
It seems I can feel it even my foot was completely off the gas. I will have to test it more to confirm.Are you feeling this when you are completely off the gas or under light throttle?
Thanks carguy07....As far as I know the whole torque converter/judder thing is only happening when the car is in high gear at low speeds with part throttle. Maybe someone else that actually had the converter die can confirm this. But for me it was really just bogging because it was in 5th gear with the converter locked up at very low speeds. Manually drop it into 4th and it did much better. The re-flash made 90% of it disappear for me.
Sounds strange, I don't get that kind of mileage after the fix. I average 18.5 on the hilly country roads and 23 mpg on the flat freeway.Hi,
Please let everyone know, this is an update NOT well thought of by Acura. There is a huge MPG drop especially since most non highway roads in the US are 40MPH limit, the 5th gear does not engage now until well above 45 MPH. This makes 90% of my driving to never use the 5th, now my Acura, which gave me 19 MPG in the city now only gives me 13 MPG! This is like driving a GM truck, terrible update, I want to demand a restore of the original. They should recall the tranny if there are issues, not make us spend more on gas for their mistake
They claimed it was done. So, I am not sure what is going on.So, I took a chance and bought a used 2006 MDX with 102k miles (no warranty). I thought to myself, it's an Acura, you can't go wrong. Then, the juddering started, which is odd since it didn't do it during the test drive. I think that is what it is. To me it's a grinding sound that last for 5 to 10 seconds. Is the juddering / grinding the same thing?
Anyway, I am going to find out if the PCM update was done? You would think if Acura has it on the lot, they would do all the recall work. Wouldn't they?
The '07+ has been pretty bulletproof. Up until today, my dealer had never pulled a single transmission out of one.
But the one I did had the exact same "rumble strip" symptom that's common to the 1st gen MDX. I wanted to replace the whole transmission, but corporate blocked my order and said to just replace the T/C and that "a software update will be out soon."