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2002 Acura MDX Base 4dr SUV

2002 Acura MDX
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4 Wheel Drive, 4 Door, Special Purpose Vehicle
17 mpg city / 23 mpg hwy
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December 4, 2012, 9:48 am


Question: Transmission Failure

My dealership suggested that the front axel bearing seals (those right at the transmission case) be replaced since they are leaking a bit. I bit the bullet and did it. A few weeks later the car can't navigate an incline by engaging the appropriate gearr. The transmission is fried! No transmission fluid. Dealers position is it is now the inner bearings of the transmission that caused the transmission fluid not the work they did. Upon inspecting the car on the lift, it was clear the tans fluid blew out around the axle seals they just replaced. Again, their position is it is the transmission failure not the seals. Shouldn't the dealer pay for the new transmission??

December 12, 2012, 7:04 pm

Richard W
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I would say they need to replace your transmission. I would ask for the owner of the dealer ship. If that does not help ask for the area Acura rep. You could always take the to small claims court.

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