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Acura RSX, Coupe, Hatchback
#2490 of 2585 ACURA RSX TYPE-S 2006 STRUT NOISE
Nov 29, 2005 (8:57 pm)
MY RSX HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THAT NOISE IN THE SUSPENTION, THE DEALERSHIP DOESN'T HELP,THEY JUST LUBRICATE THE STRUT OR SOMETHING BUT THAT MAKES THE NOISE EVEN STRONGER,WE TRY TO FIX IT SEVERAL TIMES, THEY TOLD ME THAT THE NOISE IS NORMAL, CAN YOU BELIVE THAT !#", I'M GOING TO PAID $ 24.000 TO DRIVE THE CAR WITH THAT ANNOYING NOISE,THE LAST TIME THEY TOLD ME THAT THE PROBLEM WAS FIXED BUT GUESS WHAT(STILL THERE). WITH MY WIFE WE STARTED TO DEAL WITH THE BETTER BUSSINES BOUROEU AND IF THEY DON'T HELP, WE ARE TAKING THIS TO COURT, WE ARE NOT STOPING UNTIL GET THE CAR FIXED OR REPLACED. I THINK THAT EVERYBODY SHOULD DO THE SAME, THINK ABOUT THIS,IF YOU CAN USE THE LEMON LAW IN YOUR STATE USE IT, IS HARD, TAKES TIME,BUT WORKS.
WE SOLD OUR 2001 FORD FOCUS BECAUSE IT STARTED TO GIVE ME A TROUBLES BUT NOW I KIND OF MISS IT, AT LEAST IT DIDN'T HAVE NOISES LIKE THAT.WE ARE REALY DISAPOINTED WITH ACURA, WE DO LIKE THE CAR A LOT, BUT THE SERVICE REALY SUCKS, I DON'T THINK WE ARE EVER GOING TO TRUST ACURA AGAING
AN ADVISE..GATHER SOME MONEY AND BUY A GERMAN CAR, AT LEAST THE SERVICE IS WAY BETTER......GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY!!!
#2491 of 2585 Hey! quit yelling!
Nov 30, 2005 (3:19 am)
Typing with your caps on means you're yelling....don't yell at us, we didn't do anything.
Buy a German car? LOL Good luck with that....as much as I like them, there are way too many problems.
#2492 of 2585 About this knocking that everyone is talking about
Nov 30, 2005 (3:21 am)
What exactly does it sound like? When I pull into my driveway, I have to make a subtle "S" turn and during the left hand part of the "S" I hear a subtle knock similar to someone tapping my frame with a hammer. Is this the sound that everyone is talking about?
Nov 30, 2005 (7:19 am)
The knocking noise is a known problem at my dealer also. Before buying my '06 RSX, I had read about the problem but figured it was fixed. The '05 and '06 have this problem coming from the struts. The dealer also wanted to grease the strut area with some type of Moly grease but after reading other owners posts and seeing that this didn't help, I decided not to do it. I called Acura and logged my complaint with my VIN #. They told me that they had no fix and there is no Service Bulletin to fix the problem. In fact, the woman who took my complaint, didn't have any information regarding this issue. I agree that when you spend over $20k for a car it should not need some grease to solve a problem within the first few weeks of ownership. Everyone with this problem has to call Acura and log their complaint. Like I stated in another post, I would definately not recommend buying a new RSX. A new car for this kind of money, is suppose to be enjoyable and not a headache!! If you goto clubrsx.com http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=278725 you'll see other drivers with the same problem. Installing MDX silencer tubes was mentioned on another post as a solution by an Acura dealer but until Acura comes out with a Service Bulletin I don't think your local dealer will cover the expense. Again, anyone having this problem has to call Acura and log a complaint!!
Nov 30, 2005 (7:38 am)
but refer back to my previous post. Is the sound that I am describing the same as what you are hearing also? (a subtle knocking noise?)
#2495 of 2585 Re: ummm, ok [nitromax]
Nov 30, 2005 (8:10 am)
There is nothing subtle about the noise. When you turn the wheel at slow speeds it is a very obvious knock, clunk or pop. It is a known problem at the dealer and anyone that has the problem knows that there is something not right. The explanation from the dealer is that the strut is turning in the housing. Greasing the housing to fix this problem is unacceptable.
#2496 of 2585 Re: ummm, ok [dc10driver]
Nov 30, 2005 (9:12 am)
There is nothing subtle about the noise. When you turn the wheel at slow speeds it is a very obvious knock, clunk or pop.
In terms of noise level, how loud is it? equivalent to you rapping a finger knuckle on a desk? hammer?
c'mon, give me a decibel equivalent
#2497 of 2585 Re: Bridgestone [davidg3]
Nov 30, 2005 (10:10 am)
"Headliner"? I am not sure where that is but if it deadens the excess noise, that wouldn't be so bad.
By headliner, I just mean the ceiling. You take the material back from the ceiling and put dynamat under it. It makes the world of difference.
#2498 of 2585 Re: What to do with my car?? [jdm_rsx_ts]
Nov 30, 2005 (12:00 pm)
"...so i wanted to go jdm..."
You should know that our RSX-S is equivalent to the Japanese Integra type-S. It's less hardcore, with more features, like the sunroof. I think you'd have to remove it to make a perfect type-R. It might have more sound deadening too, and tuning adjustments.
The only really important thing is that you get a limited-slip dif; then you'll be close enough to call it a type-R.
As for your ideas... upper and lower struts aren't all that effective unless you're really turning hard. Stabilizer bars (they ones that go under the car, from wheel to wheel) are much more effective if you're ready for more oversteer.
All the breathing stuff (short rams, exhaust) are ok, but they don't add much for what you pay. You'd get much more value out of suspension mods than engine mods.
#2499 of 2585 Infants in back seats
Dec 01, 2005 (11:41 am)
I have fallen for Acura RSX. I am considering buying an 02 or an 03 base model.
However, we are expecting a baby.
Does anyone here, use a RSX to transport the infant? How hard/difficult is it to put a child, especially a rear-facing child in there? How hard is it to install and take out a baby seat?
I came across competing reports on the web and would highly appreciate some comments here.