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What's Wrong with the Acura MDX?

The Acura MDX has a total of 260 complaints. The majority of the complaints involve the transmission (30%) followed by the engine (22%) and the electrical (8%).

We'd recommend avoiding the 1st generation (2001–2006) which has the worst overall PainRank™ of 5.63

How MDX Generations Rank

Gen Model Years Complaints PainRank (?)
3rd Gen MDX 2014–2018 83 5.54
2nd Gen MDX 2007–2013 80 3.99
1st Gen MDX 2001–2006 97 5.63

Worst Overall MDX Complaints

Let's take a look at the most common MDX complaints submitted to over the years.

The complaints are sorted by their PainRank™ which is a score calculated by combining data points such as 1) how long does it take for the problem to start 2) how much does it cost to fix 3) what rank did owners assign to this problem, etc.

Most Complained About MDX Years

A quick look at which years have the highest complaint volumes. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on