Plus a disclaimer. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA a government agency can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled.
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Read on about the technical service bulletins and recalls sent out on it between and Every car and SUV always has a few issues that need to be fixed over the course of its lifetime, and common issues often get taken care of by factory technical service bulletins TSB.
In order to look up your specific MDX, first find the VIN number—either on the dashboard visible from outside through the windshield or on the door jamb sticker. Figure 1. The popular Acura MDX. The company is aware of this mechanical flaw, and took measures to adjust certain design elements in later year models.
Typically, the failure appears around k miles in the models, k miles in the , and just 85k miles in the For whatever reason, the model is less prone to this problem. Figure 2. Acura transmission. Common Questions Is it normal for my headlights to dim and then come back to normal while my car is stopped? Why do my brakes "click" when I back out of a parking spot, and again when I drive forward?
Figure 3. The MDX off-road. Technical Service Bulletins There are many bulletins that deal with minor issues or changes made to the model during the model year. You can look up all of them in the links at the bottom of the article, but here are the highlights. Note, these are listed by date issued, not by model year.
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Acura MDX: Technical Service Bulletins and Recalls