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Old 03-14-2019, 01:43 PM
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Well, had my radio display go dim 4 times. Dropped it at the dealers a couple weeks ago, and per Honda they disconnected the battery let is sit, reflashed the system. Everything was good except lost all my HD music. Yesterday afternoon pulled out of the garage and yup, dim diaplay. This after earlier in the day wife went out to the car opened the passanger door, got in and turned on the radio. Alarm went off. Continued for 10 minutes while we ran around trying to get it to shut off. Finally wife got back in and turned the radio off. I was finally then able to get the alarm to shut off. Funny passanger door opened, but mirrors did not move into postion. All other doors were still locked, and nothing on the key fob worked? All this new fangled technology sure can be frustrating!
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:27 AM
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Try having your battery tested.
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:31 AM
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Thats one of the things the dealer mentioned. As of right now were waiting for a reply from Honda Tech team for the next step. Battery is always a question, but with 6000 miles on the car its low on the list. Been a mechanic all my life and battery goes bad car usually wont start.
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Old 03-16-2019, 04:07 PM
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Thats one of the things the dealer mentioned. As of right now were waiting for a reply from Honda Tech team for the next step. Battery is always a question, but with 6000 miles on the car its low on the list. Been a mechanic all my life and battery goes bad car usually wont start.
That's how it used to be, but with the modern electronics these days, you'll often have electronic gremlins long before the car won't start.
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Old 06-02-2019, 11:55 AM
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Well, I have not posted in a while so its time to update,
Dealer had the car for a week, replaced the entire radio. Today the radio would not go to normal daytime brightness lever after backing out of the garage.
Drivers memory fails maybe 25% of the time,
Washing the car, spray water at the passangers door and car unlocks.
Next trip will be three atempts to fix the radio display issues. As much as I like this car, Im beginning to think it was a mistake. Maybe the wife was right, get a Highlander.
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Well, I have not posted in a while so its time to update,
Dealer had the car for a week, replaced the entire radio. Today the radio would not go to normal daytime brightness lever after backing out of the garage.
Drivers memory fails maybe 25% of the time,
Washing the car, spray water at the passangers door and car unlocks.
Next trip will be three atempts to fix the radio display issues. As much as I like this car, Im beginning to think it was a mistake. Maybe the wife was right, get a Highlander.
Try documenting all the issues on video phone, sounds like this car is a total lemon. Hope things work out for you guys in the end
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Old 06-03-2019, 12:27 PM
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Washing the car, spray water at the passangers door and car unlocks.
I've experienced this too
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Old 06-03-2019, 03:08 PM
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Well, today another issue reared its ugly head. Walking towars the car on the remote pressed the hatch button. Nothing. Walked right up to the back, pressed again, nothing. Got home pressed the remote button, yup! Opened right up. Just in case, changed the fob battery.
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Old 06-03-2019, 07:47 PM
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I would be going nut's. I sure hope you get this worked out.
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My service manager called me back this afternoon. He says their Acura rep is out this week, but peomises to get them involved, and hopefully an Acura engineer. Im starting to think about lemon law this vehicle and go buy the UGH Toyota Highlander the wife wanted.
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Well, this is getting interesting.
According to my Acura service manager the radio system is Alpine. Now the strange part, according to Alpine I have too much in my hard drive? I mean really, six albums and one picture is overloaded causing the excess lag time? How big is the HD in the MDX 500mb?
So far my car has been in the shop this time 5 days and counting. So far they cant figure out the alarm or drivera memory issues and are replacing the hard drive. They claim 4 different groups working on my issues. The darn car has been in the shop going on 20 days total. Im getting really frustrated. If they cant fix it this time I guess I have no choice. Replace or buy back!


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Gadsook, my 10 month old MDX has now been out of service for nearly 30 days. Latest is the dealer is waiting for parts from Alpine. Their not expected until maybe Monday. I have now notified Acura customer care that Im ready to start buy back process. Im just sick. I wanted the X wife wanted a Highlander. So maybe this time next month Ill be driving a Highlander.


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