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Old 10-07-2017, 05:41 PM   #1
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2017 MDX gas door not flush

The gas refill door on my 2017 MDX is not flush with the panel. Seems to stick out too far from the locking detent. Anyone else have that? Any luck just adjusting the detent? Thanks...
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The gas refill door on my 2017 MDX is not flush with the panel. Seems to stick out too far from the locking detent. Anyone else have that? Any luck just adjusting the detent? Thanks...
​​​Yeah mine too. Just was about to post a thread about it.
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Mine is not fully flush, sticks out just a touch. How much out are you talking about?
I do not see any easy way to adjust it
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It's not much, maybe 1/32" here's a pic. Wondering if this only happens on Hybrids. I'm also notice little paint imperfections on mine. Both rear body panels have paint overspray .Very disappointing for nearly a $55k car. Acura quality sucks!
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Jdpdata, Yours looks like mine. My sequence number is 293, were our cars coming down the line together that day? So far I haven't noticed paint overspray. But I am impressed with my first trip mileage. I went 406 miles, all interstate, cruise set at 80mph and got 29.5 mpg! And the previous tank, my low level light came on right at 2 gallons remaining.
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Jdpdata, Yours looks like mine. My sequence number is 293, were our cars coming down the line together that day? So far I haven't noticed paint overspray. But I am impressed with my first trip mileage. I went 406 miles, all interstate, cruise set at 80mph and got 29.5 mpg! And the previous tank, my low level light came on right at 2 gallons remaining.
Mine is #1721 build date 8/17.. haven't gone on road trip yet. But we're averaging 26-27MPG. Some guy on here got 45-50MPG!
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My gas door has same issues, seems to be common on many MDX units I have viewed both hybrid and non-hybrid. Mine is sequence 622, bought May 30 2017. Its not the quality of my Audi A6 but its still a good car.
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It's not much, maybe 1/32" here's a pic. Wondering if this only happens on Hybrids. I'm also notice little paint imperfections on mine. Both rear body panels have paint overspray .Very disappointing for nearly a $55k car. Acura quality sucks!
Paint imperfections . . . . . . .. did you buy your car in the dark? You should be looking at everything before taking delivery. Once you leave, it becomes harder to get the dealer to fix those things you find after the fact. Just saying,
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Paint imperfections . . . . . . .. did you buy your car in the dark? You should be looking at everything before taking delivery. Once you leave, it becomes harder to get the dealer to fix those things you find after the fact. Just saying,
No I didn't purchase in the dark. White car in bright sun it's impossible to see tiny imperfections. Not a big deal anyways, just not the kind of quality I come to expect from an "Luxury SUV". My Toyota have better paint, just saying...
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No pics, doubt the camera can focus on it. It's like little nubs in the paint. Not sure what would cause it. Maybe paint room wasn't completely clean. Can't see it unless you're right up into the paint at 45 angle.
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Yeah, mine too, just like the photo, first thing I noticed. I took delivery on July 26th.

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after re-looking at mine, I don't think it is as bad. I'm in the low 600s production


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Here's a shot..hope you can see contamination in the paint beneath clear coat. Both my rear door panels have this issue. Not visible in most cases. Only reason I noticed was when I was buffing off sealant the other day. Not sure if they can even fix this without repaint the entire door. Not that I will bring it in for this minor issue..but still is an issue for such an expensive vehicle.
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after re-looking at mine, I don't think it is as bad. I'm in the low 600s productio
Yeah, isn't too bad. Cardinal fan?
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Stanford - yes?
how did you get that?
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So far all three of us with the gas door ajar are Lunar Silver. Puzzling. I'm going to ask our service manager to search the monthly service newsletters for a fix. They sometimes feature a fix and wait for us to come in and complain.
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Fuel door, not only silver, I have a 2017 Advance with same problem. Any adjustment solutions?
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Our 2017 black hybrid also has the same non-flush gas door. We were going to ask about it during the next service visit - not a big enough deal to schedule something.

Also, we recently noticed some white spots/circles on 1 area - like something was sprayed on the MDX. It will not wash off and we do not remember seeing it before so not sure if it is new or if we bought it like that ... ? They threw in the Simoniz paint protection for free so we will have to see if it covers this issue.

Otherwise it has been trouble free other than those 2 times we got the hybrid system error message - which has since been corrected.
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MDX's build quality is getting worse and worse. My 2017 MDX has so many flaws including fitments, paint and leather seats. My 2011 prius has better quality than my MDX. The prius is made in Japan.
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Yes, I agree the newer Acura are crap quality wise. IMO, the 90s we're the best for Acura. I had '92 Legend Coupe, '90, and '94 Integra..all perfect! Shame that Acura doesn't take pride in their craftsmanship anymore.
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Noticed it right away at first fill. At first oil change I'll ask if it can be adjusted. 2017 MSM AWD TECH
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Yes, I agree the newer Acura are crap quality wise. IMO, the 90s we're the best for Acura. I had '92 Legend Coupe, '90, and '94 Integra..all perfect! Shame that Acura doesn't take pride in their craftsmanship anymore.
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Overall I'd agree with you - although the 93 Legend that was the wife's had a defect inside the A-pillar that resulted in sunroof water draining down and dripping on top of the fuse box. Took the dealer almost 3 months to diagnose, and once discovered, moved my wife into a 96 RL. So even back then there were some issues. My '17 MDX seems to be built really well (build of 7/17)....
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Overall I'd agree with you - although the 93 Legend that was the wife's had a defect inside the A-pillar that resulted in sunroof water draining down and dripping on top of the fuse box. Took the dealer almost 3 months to diagnose, and once discovered, moved my wife into a 96 RL. So even back then there were some issues. My '17 MDX seems to be built really well (build of 7/17)....
Wow that's horrible!
I'm actually at the dealer right now to take care of bumper misalignment problem.
Both my front and rear bumpers have a huge 1/8" gap. Service guy said all of them have this issue from the factory..WTF!
That's terrible quality control for a $50K+ SUV.
I'm asking them to see if they can fix the gas door issue too..not holding my breathe on that one.
So far I'm not too impressed.
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Good news everyone! My Dealer was able to fix the gaps in my bumpers and adjusted the fuel door.
Happy camper now!!
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jdpdata, Can you pass along what your dealer did to adjust the fuel door? Is it something us DIYers could do for ourselves? Thanks...
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jdpdata, Can you pass along what your dealer did to adjust the fuel door? Is it something us DIYers could do for ourselves? Thanks...
Sorry, I was in a hurry this morning. I didn't even bother asking what they did.
All he said was he send my car to bodyshop for adjustments.
It's a very minor adjustment whatever they did, but it's a tad more flush now.
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You guys should see my 16's fuel door. It chips the body paint when opened fully...
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