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Old 06-28-2017, 03:40 PM
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2014 Acura MDX Jerky Acceleration

I've been driving my Dad's MDX for about a week now and I noticed this jerky acceleration mainly going from stop to go. The acceleration feels jerky at low RPMs. This is a FWD and NOT AWD, it has about 85K miles. Also on idle, I hear little chirp noise, so I'm guessing one of the belts needs replacing, but I doubt this has anything to do with the acceleration.
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I'm guessing nobody has experienced this with their MDX...
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Hard to diagnose your problem without getting hands on the car. At 85,000 miles I would consider a transmission fluid and filter change. You may also want to make sure the neutral safety switch circuit on the transmission has good connections.
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I'm guessing nobody has experienced this with their MDX...
look up tsb 16-044. As stated you might need some fresh transmission fluid. There is a software update.
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My 14 mdx was jerking brought it to dealer had transmission fluid changed it drives like new now!
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How much do the dealer charge to change transmission fluid? is it possible to do it myself?
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You should call your regional dealers because costs vary by location, but generally I've seen it around $200 al la carte. They usually try to throw other crap in to inflate the price, so be careful. It is totally doable DIY. As easy as a motor oil change, especially on the 6 speed. http://www.mdxers.org/forums/94-thir...15-models.html
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Mine is Jerky as well 2014 FWD MDX 108k miles

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I've been driving my Dad's MDX for about a week now and I noticed this jerky acceleration mainly going from stop to go. The acceleration feels jerky at low RPMs. This is a FWD and NOT AWD, it has about 85K miles. Also on idle, I hear little chirp noise, so I'm guessing one of the belts needs replacing, but I doubt this has anything to do with the acceleration.
Mine is jerky when start to go at low speed.
Also, same issue when slowing down at low speed. I clearly feel the car is applying brake itself when I take leg off the accelerator pedal.

Mine is 2014 FWD MDX 108 k miles. Anyone else has same or similar issue?
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the symptom of car decel when coasting at random is the transmission judder. I had it and TSB service fixed it... at least for now.
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That's exactly what i am experiencing in my 15 MDX, and dealer did the TBS tranny flush for me, doesn't change much, I also did the transmission service. The jerking from low speed is very noticeable when driving in traffic, I think there is something to do with the shifting point, and the vcm, but if I drive it over the weekend where no traffic involved, the car is smooth if i give it enough gas to start.
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Originally Posted by 2002acuramdx View Post


Mine is jerky when start to go at low speed.
Also, same issue when slowing down at low speed. I clearly feel the car is applying brake itself when I take leg off the accelerator pedal.

Mine is 2014 FWD MDX 108 k miles. Anyone else has same or similar issue?
I had the same experience in the 15 MDX when driving in the stop and go traffic, but if i drive it in sport mode or going up hill, the jerking will be likely to reduce 90%, I am assuming it has something to do with the shifting point, cuz I did a test drive with the master merchanic in the dealership cuz they can't find any problem with my MDX, they replaced the TC, did the flush, all under warranty, so I show him the jerking in the stop and go traffic, he told me because I left off the gas at the point the transmission is shifting to the second gear, that cause the jerk, and since sport mode change the shfiting point, so that helps.
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