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Hello all fellow MDXers,
I know, I know, I'm just going to be lazy on this one. I just don't have the time right now to search. But I am coming up on my first scheduled service and I notice that there is a lot of WET moisture on the inside of my driver's side window when I put it up and down. Is there any TSB on this or experience with it from any others out there? I know our esteemed moderators will have zeroed in on this if anything is amiss with our beloved MDX's.
Please let me know!
 

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I've noticed this also, and have observed something that D'MOR has pointed out also in another thread.

If you lower the Window all the way and take note of the seals on either side, you'll notice that there is a gap (duh.......obviously) in between each for the window to slide. But..........toward the front, you'll notice that the inner & outer seals touch each other. I'll bet that your moisture occurs when you lower the window all the way so the seals touch while the outside of the window is wet. The wet outer seal moistens the inner one and when the glass goes up they squeegee off on the glass at the front portion of the glass just about equivalent to the length of the section of seals that touch. That's what mine do.

It looks to me like this is more of a design flaw than a malfunction. The seals are probably close together to help with noise abatement at the corner of the window near the mirrors.

Not sure if the dealers will be able to fix this, but it would be nice. I'm going to mention this on my 7500 mile service, not severe enough for a specific visit.
 

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Use the search, Luke

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Bet it's on the forward 1/3 of your window, and occurs after a wash. Here's the deal:

Wet moisture (what's the other kind :)) on the outside of your window works its way around the front seal, and ends up getting trapped by the absorbent material on the the interior seal, and then redeposited on the inside glass when you lower and raise the window.

Here's a thread that you would have found had you searched...

http://www.acuramdx.org/forums/showthread.php?threadid=4391

No TSB's on this, heck, it took them ages to work out one for the mirrors. If it were Microsoft, they'd call this a feature (internal humidity control enhancer).
 

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I complained about this in the Autoweek survey (my "review" was even printed) about a year ago and there is no fix. Another posters' solution to not roll the windows down for a few days does not work for me - practically or in principle. I have to roll the window down to get in and out of a parking garage every day for work and, for $38,000, this is just plain unacceptable. I have never had any car do this. A friend of mine who is a Ford engineer told me that, when rolling the window up/down, water on the outside of the window is acceptable, but water on the inside is flately unacceptable and is considered an intrusion on the interior.
 

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I agree that the inside mpisture problem is totally unacceptable! I posted this problem a couple weeks ago & didn't get much response. One response suggested it was the "new" technology associated with electric windows. Hell, I have a 13 year old Saab with power windows that NEVER had an inside moisture problem.

This problem occurs on ALL my windows, (more so on the front ones) from the time the X is washed and lasts 2-3 days. Contarary to another opinion, you don't have to lower the window all the way down to get the inside moisture. Lowering a window 3-4 inches will re-create the problem. It really makes a mess in the inside, especially after all the time spent detailing. I try to remember not to lower the windows for a couple of days or after a rain...but don't always remember.

If Acura issued a TSB for mirrors that "weep" on the outside of the car, surely there should be a fix for this foul up that effects the inside. Mine were so bad a couple weeks ago after lowering the front passender window, I could hardly see out of it. From a safety standpoint, I would think Acura would jump on something that could ultimately affect visibility and lead to serious acccidents.
 

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Thanks to all of you for your input! I had a feeling that Acura might want to plead the 5th on this one, as they did with the weeping mirrors for so long. I appreciate your experiences and to you Ghost for the link................
And by the way, there could be DAMP moisture, SOPPING moisture, MOIST moisture and WET moisture :D
I just meant, my window comes up WET as opposed to DAMP, smarty pants ;) .

Again, thanks to all. I will let you all know how Park Acura handles this internal humidity control enhancer feature!
I loved it! :p
 

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Zoomer said:
Thanks to all of you for your input! I had a feeling that Acura might want to plead the 5th on this one, as they did with the weeping mirrors for so long. I appreciate your experiences and to you Ghost for the link................
And by the way, there could be DAMP moisture, SOPPING moisture, MOIST moisture and WET moisture :D
I just meant, my window comes up WET as opposed to DAMP, smarty pants ;) .

Again, thanks to all. I will let you all know how Park Acura handles this internal humidity control enhancer feature!
I loved it! :p
Heh,heh, sorry, I could pass up the opportunity to tease a fellow buckeye :). I see they're picking on Trafficant again, jeez, a guy tries to make an honest buck... :eek:

Good luck, it would be cool if they actually found a solution to this one!
 

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Haven't had it in for the first scheduled service yet, but I will let you all know the results of the visit to Park Acura.
 

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Here's the update.............
Well folks, I took the easy way out for the first scheduled service and took the MDX to Acura of Boardman which is right around the corner and I mentioned to Tom in the service department when I scheduled my appointment about the enhanced moisture problem with the windows. He said he would look into the problem and have some answers when I brought it in.
My visit was the same as the first time I went to this dealership when I was originally looking to lease.
Same disorganization. Same lax attitude. And surprise!, no sign of Tom with answers to my concerns.
Just a general lousy visit.
I will return to Park in Akron for my next scheduled service at 7500 miles and I am sure the response will be much different. Acura of Boardman is the wrong place to go for ANY satisfaction.
So, I guess it will be another 3 months or so before I have any real answers for you regarding my problem.

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Water on inside of window "feature"

I just added a 2005 Odyssey EX-L to the stable and guess what? It also has the water on the inside of the window "feature." The driver's window and the sliding door window both had water all over the inside after I rolled them down after a storm.....Oh well, I am still hoping for no rust on the inside of the MDX doors.
 

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;) Boy, did I ever think this thread was dead! Anyway, regarding Acura of Boardman, I've since changed my opinion of their service department. I have been using them for the past couple of years because the drive to Akron was just a tad too much for routine service. They have turned out to be VERY good about everything.
As for the WetWindowFeature, this was promptly corrected by complete replacement of the rubber mouldings around the windows courtesy of Acura.
Still motoring along with absolutely no major problems since taking delivery.
Kudos to Acura and their exceptional customer care.
 
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