2016 Acura MDX Transmission Issue

16Acura_MDX_ES.jpg 2016 Acura MDX | photo by Evan Sears

CARS.COM — Vehicles affected by service bulletin:

  • 2016 Acura MDX

The problem: Drivers may experience erratic shift patterns, such as a sensation of acceleration while coasting down hills, surging when braking or a transmission that feels like it stays in gear too long. During slight acceleration from a stop, they may feel a surge or hesitation, and the transmission could feel rough at low speeds. Drivers may also experience poor acceleration or bogging at low speeds. This is all due to a software glitch in the powertrain and transmission control modules.

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Corrective action: Dealers will update the software in the powertrain and transmission control modules.

Warranty info: This service bulletin is being performed free of charge under Acura’s new-car limited warranty.

What owners should do: Call your local dealer with your vehicle’s identification number to determine if it’s involved in this service bulletin. You can also call Acura at 800-382-2238 or NHTSA at 888-327-4236. Reference TSB No. 15-054.

Need to find a dealer for service? Go to Service & Repair to find a local dealer.

Editor’s note: This is only one of dozens of service bulletins issued each month by automakers. Please check your automaker’s website to see if your vehicle has any service bulletins pending.

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