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My 2002 does not have weeping mirrors...

The only real noticeable thing I have with the 2002,
that most 2001's have, is the gas tank thud.....
 

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Thud.....

sbyron,

Due to the design of the gas tank, when the gasoline sloshes
around inside the tank, it makes a thump like noise. The noise
is hard to describe. As I am coming to a stop, such as pulling
into a parking space and I press the brake pedal or sometimes
when I put the car into reverse and start the vehicle moving,
there is a thump type noise coming from the rear. At times,
the noise sounds as if I have bumped against something.
 

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I have a 2002 (built in Feb) with no weeping mirror. I too have a thud from the sloshing gas, however, if it were not for this forum, I would never have noticed it! It is quite subtle.

I picked up my X exactly one month ago today, and I am still having as much fun with it as I did on day 1! Happy to report that I have not experienced any of the problems noted on this forum (except this gas thud).
 

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Maik said:
I have a 2002 (built in Feb) with no weeping mirror. I too have a thud from the sloshing gas, however, if it were not for this forum, I would never have noticed it! It is quite subtle.

I picked up my X exactly one month ago today, and I am still having as much fun with it as I did on day 1! Happy to report that I have not experienced any of the problems noted on this forum (except this gas thud).
Ditto, picked up my X last Wed and ask the Service Manager about the TSB and he said for my car considering when it was built it should not be affected.
 

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No more weeping in 2002

New non weeping mirrors for 2002 that were re-designed to quiet the wind noise. I suspect the primary reason why the re-design is to correct the weeping mirrors though, but to publicly state that this was the reason would cause every owner whether they had a problem with the weeping mirrors or not to return for warranty replacement. I think the problem is more so when the X is taken into the car wash where through water pressure, more water is retained in the mirrors, when washing the X at home, the problem is not as bad.
 

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I have a 2001 MDX purchased on December 13th 2000. I have never had a problem with weeping mirrors. I also have not noticed any excessive wind noise. I do have the gas tank slosh. I may lower wind noise due to the fact that I have a base MDX without a roof rack. I always hand wash my MDX so it may be that my mirrors would weep if I used a high pressure car wash method?
 

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High pressure water at the car wash definitely causes the mirrors to fill up with more water as opposed to using the garden hose at home.
As far as I know, because of the complaints of the wind noise on the 01 MDX, the mirrors were redesigned, the rack was moved, and the windshield is thicker to quiet the X for 02.
 

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My 2001 SSMDX has always had pesky weeping mirrors. In fact, it got worse after they executed the TSB! Acura Service is now replacing the old mirrors with the 2002 version. I have yet to wash it again but I am hopeful. I wonder if this will reduce the wind noise too :)
 

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WEN,
Are you saying that they replaced your 01 mirrors w/ 02's? I didn't think that they are of similar design to do so.

Just curious. I have an 01 and they marginally weep. Probably wouldn't have noticed w/o this site. Got mine in July.
 

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Yes. They seem to fit like they always belonged there. I didn't even have to readjust the memory settings. Now do they leak? Any vestige of weeping were lost because I had them wash and wax the vehicle. I'll be washing again it next week though.

As a side benefit, I have found that the high speed (>80mph) wind noise has been reduced by a noticeable amount. The '02 mirrors are more angular and seemingly more aerodynamic.
 
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