If he did the work himself, he will need to call to Acura Client Relations to open a case. The reimbursement form does not have the option for "DIY". Have the car VIN# and mileage ready as the ACR people wants to confirm if the extend warranty is still valid for your car. A district manager will call you and requests these:A friend replaced the ADS of his 2009 MDX @ 90K miles. Is Honda saying anything about reimbursing the cost if someone already spend the money to replace them?
And what happens next time the dampers fail? Again. Did they update the part? Or are they using the same ones? Think it may be time to sell this thing after the reimbursement comes in.
I replaced all four for $3531.88 (diy). I bought the complete assembly for the fronts.Anyone know how much (approximately) it would cost the average owner of a 2007-2013 MDX to replace the ADS system on the applicable 2nd. generation MDX vehicle- out of his/her own pocket (without the dealership's help)?
:surprise: WOW- that's a good chunk of change!!-I replaced all four for $3531.88 (diy). I bought the complete assembly for the fronts.
I'm very intrigued that Acura would suddenly agree to address this on older model Acura MDX's (that meet their requirement- under 100K miles and/or by a certain date)...kinda feel bad for those people who have already spent their own money addressing ADS deficiencies (on '07-'13) MDX's on their own dime....:|Last year, I helped a friend to replace all four on his 2009 MDX. It was around US$2,000 in parts delivered to from Kansas to Texas. Just the struts and shocks reusing springs and mountings.
It is a big chuck of change. It is quite relief that Acura offers the warranty extension. I submitted the claim two weeks ago so hopefully I get a refund soon.:surprise: WOW- that's a good chunk of change!!-
it's really good that you know how to do this on your own :6:
i can only imagine, how much in total the stealership would charge for parts and labor for replacing all four (ADS) on a 2nd generation MDX?!!!
okay- I'm going to take a stab and ask some potentially STUPID questions relevant to this thread and in particular the quote/post above (b/c I know NOTHING about cars :crying2: )- is there any particular reason why the dealership only performed the FRONT end alignment while doing the repair warranty work on your 2nd gen. MDX's ADS system (and not a REAR end alignment- is there even such a thing? :laugh: )I just got the front and rear active dampers replaced under warranty on my 2010 MDX with 89,000 miles. Looking at the list of parts used for this job, I 'm wondering if the front (51605-STX-A59 and 51606-STX-A59) and rear (52610-STX-A55) units are the same exact parts that came with the car originally. The front end alignment was also performed under warranty.