Acura MDX SUV Forums banner

1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,598 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Has anyone ever had the following phenomenon below happen to their 2nd generation MDX (mine is a 2009)?:

*would NOT start in Park (seemed as if battery was completely dead).
- tried connecting my portable battery jump starter (glad I didn't electrocute my long hair!)- no dice, had no effect all, $50K luxury vehicle continued to behave like a Chevy/GM and would not start at all.

- waited 1.5 hours for tow truck (with the intent of having 2009 MDX towed to the stealership so that they can empty out my purse from all its money- I prolly would have had to have surrendered my new Coach bag to cover the potential inflated diagnostic fees....:28: )

- tow truck arrives, tow truck driver places car in Neutral and MDX starts up promptly, growling like a 2016 brand new, flawless Audi r8)....what gives?!!!! :confused: :confused: :confused:

So my google research suggests that the 'Neutral Safety Switch' may need to be replaced (in situations where car will start in Neutral but not in Park). And Acura stealership service department rep. advises that there's a strong chance that the 'Transmission Range Switch' on my 2009 MDX may need to be replaced (diagnostic fee is about $70 and google research tells me that a transmissions range switch replacement can cost upwards of $600 or more (part and stealership labor).

3rd alternative (potential fix) would involve having the 2nd gen. MDX 'Power Shift Cable' replaced (which would cost at least $400 parts & labor at the stealership).

My 2009 MDX is ageing and has accumulated 80k+ miles....it this to be expected or is this just another problem to add into my long list of mechanical gripes concerning the 2nd gen. MDX? :eek:

Any input fellas would be greatly appreciated?!! :29:
~Priscilla :1:

<img src=http://images.gtcarlot.com/pictures/51519033.jpg>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11 Posts
BUMPing this thread because I am having a similar problem and im thinking its the neutral safety switch/ transmission range sensor.

I recently bought a 2007 Acura MDX Sport. Have been driving it around for 2 months with no issues. Then I start the car in my garage and it displays a P1717 code on my display screen and the "D" is blinking before I put it in reverse. I freaked out so just pulled it back into the garage.

P1717 code research has brought me to a low voltage battery which doesnt seem to be the problem. The other problem could be this sensor issue. Autozone sells it for $60 and have not been able to find the OEM part number yet.

Anymore info would be greatly appreciated.

Help MDXers!

-Tony
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
89 Posts
Tony, I had the exact same problem and code with my old mdx. I was running an errand when it happened so I was quite worried and took it to the dealership almost immediately. Here's a pic of the invoice along with the oem part number. Hope it helps..

Range Sensor | Genuine Acura | 28900-RYF-023
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
719 Posts
Tony, I had the exact same problem and code with my old mdx. I was running an errand when it happened so I was quite worried and took it to the dealership almost immediately. Here's a pic of the invoice along with the oem part number. Hope it helps..

Range Sensor | Genuine Acura | 28900-RYF-023
This helped me zero in on the photo, which will help locate the "sensor assy, position".

open our sponsor's parts page oemacuraparts.com
select your vehicle
click the "all categories" drop down window and choose transmission
click on AT oil level gauge-ATF pipe
#10 is 28900-ryf-023 (it's not called "range sensor/switch nor neutral sensor/switch).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,598 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Tony, I had the exact same problem and code with my old mdx. I was running an errand when it happened so I was quite worried and took it to the dealership almost immediately. Here's a pic of the invoice along with the oem part number. Hope it helps..

Range Sensor | Genuine Acura | 28900-RYF-023
Wilbur- thanks for the invoice- should come in handy as I'm about to start fielding estimates from various local stealerships to get this part (TRANSMISSION RANGE SWITCH) replaced...

I've decided to no longer ignore the (2nd generation Acura MDX) P1717 error code- which I've been ignoring for well over a year now!....

looks like we're not the only one's who have had to deal with this 2nd gen. MDX related problem/error code:
http://www.mdxers.org/forums/74-second-generation-mdx-2007-2013/140874-transmission-range-switch-safety-switch.html
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,273 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,598 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
EDIT: Just saw the link above hahah is the same as this one but in MDXers

Check this out: Transmission Range Switch (Safety Switch) - AcuraZine - Acura Enthusiast Community

The range switch is not hard to replace in that thread I described the best method to replace it. I got my P1717 as well and thankfully the part seems to fail often because OEM has it for cheap.
i wish i were as skilled/DIY type as you, but there no chance in hell of me able to jack up my MDX let alone to do this fix myself, therefore I'm preparing myself to be r****d by the stealership as I do feel that this is an important 2nd gen MDX component to replace (if one is receiving the P1717 error)....so far all my several stealership quotes (parts and labor out the door) are ranging from about $350 to $450- don't know how on earth the other dude got a stealership to do this same service for about $280 out the door?....:surprise:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,273 Posts
350-450??? Holy shieeetttt
The part itself is not even 100 bucks and this is not a freaking 2-3 hour job at all..

Changing it yourself cost you just the part so it was 70 bucks for me.
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top