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#1022 of 1045 Re: 2005 RSX type S blown engine at 29000 miles [bldgtchr]
Jan 05, 2009 (10:21 pm)
hi i had the same problem (02 RSX-S)... driving under normal conditions and BAM! the engine blew up.... dealer told me i downshifted from 5th to 2nd... i was in 5th gear when i heard some rattling and shifted to 6th... then it happened when i tried to shift to 5th again... anyways the engine is gone....
i've read some similar problems being reported.... have you or anyone else have any luck getting Acura to step up and honor the warranty?
#1023 of 1045 Re: 2005 RSX type S blown engine at 29000 miles [opiazza]
Jan 07, 2009 (6:41 pm)
Acura will deny all claims and blame it on the car owner. I ended up putting in a new engine. They would only warranty a new engine for 1 year or 12k miles pretty much a joke. I needed a car so what do you do? I believe a national search for simular engine failures is in order along with a class action law suit. good luck.
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#1022 Re: 2005 RSX type S blown engine at 29000 miles [bldgtchr] by opiazza Jan 5, 2009 (9:21 pm)
hi i had the same problem (02 RSX-S)... driving under normal conditions and BAM! the engine blew up.... dealer told me i downshifted from 5th to 2nd... i was in 5th gear when i heard some rattling and shifted to 6th... then it happened when i tried to shift to 5th again... anyways the engine is gone.... i've read some similar problems being reported.... have you or anyone else have any luck get...
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#1024 of 1045 Re: No Low Beams on my 2004 Accura [redbelt]
May 29, 2009 (12:21 pm)
I have had the same problem a couple times and its always the drivers side low that goes out. Then i put in aftermarker halo headlights in and 2 months later the drivers side low went out again so i have been without it for bout 7 months now but finally gonna get it fixed.
#1025 of 1045 Re: Stolen Engine Control Module (ECM/ECU) – 2003 RSX Type-S [chipi]
Jun 11, 2009 (3:51 am)
hey my rsx just got broken into a couple hours ago! I lve in san diego and this is what happened i too have astock alarm and for some reason it didn't go off. usually if i insert my key in the key hole and unlock my car and open the door the facotry alarm doesn't go off. ! okay here is my theroy they have an acura key and they shaved it down so they could put it through the car key hole and jiggle and wiggle it till it unlocks! and since its an acura key it will have a chip set in it to deactivate the factory alarm! well that is what im thinking! oh yah by the way my subs got stolen and its so weird cause i thought rsx were cars that were hard to break into cause when i bought the car thats what the dealer said.! well reply back if you can i would like to hear your input if you can please email me at formula_one_prototypeyahoo.com thanks chris
#1026 of 1045 Re: 2003 RSX-S Shuts off sporadically [kelc511]
Aug 05, 2009 (10:13 am)
the o2 sensor will definently make the car run/idle wierd... since it controls the basic emissions of the engine. it can make a car run lean... rich.... and even stall it out. anytime you get a check engine light i recommend bringing the car to auto zone seeing that they can run an obd2 diagnostics test.. you would be surprized the little stuff that can create big problems..
#1027 of 1045 Excessive wear on exhaust camshaft
Sep 08, 2009 (7:42 pm)
I bought my RSX (base) new five years ago. It has been meticulously serviced, and it has 103K miles on the clock. At 100k, I took it to the dealership to get the valves adjusted. It had a valve tap, so they threw some parts at it and sent me on my way. Running fine. Within the next 3,000 miles, the tapping returned. It was sounding pretty sloppy when idling between two parked cars. I decided to take it back to see what the problem was. Later in the day, the service rep told me that there was rapid wear on the exhaust camshaft. He told me that he could rub his finger along the camshaft and push away metal filings. The intake camshaft is in excellent shape, however. Listening to the service rep, it sounds like this thing was headed for self-destruction. I kinda figured that both camshafts were ground in the same shop, from the same metal....(ya think?)
The service guys were dumbfounded.
It was determined that I need a new exhaust camshaft, exhaust rockers, timing chain, chain guides and whatever other seals and gaskets that are necessary to do this repair correctly.
The parts are on order, and the dealership is waiting for some information as to the cause (maybe a TSB that never got a lot of use) from the Acura tech line.
This engine has been trouble free and REALLY good on gas (32-35mpg highway) for 100,000 miles. It ran like a champ.
Has anyone heard of anything like this before? Where's a metalurgist when you need one??
The service rep told me that the only other time they saw something like this was when a racer discovered this problem on his engine. The racer was (obviously) used to building up and tearing down, but he decided to let the Acura folks look into this one. I don't know how long ago this happened
#1028 of 1045 Re: 6 CD changer [tsmitt]
Sep 21, 2009 (12:44 pm)
Call the official acura dealer and give them your vin number and they can help with almost enything having to do with the stero.When i bought mine used i had to call them and they gave me the code i had to send them a copy of licence and proof on registration but it didnt take long.
#1029 of 1045 check engine light
Sep 22, 2009 (4:44 pm)
I just bought an 2002 used rsx type s with a turbo on it. It runs great and it has no problems what so ever exept the engine light comes on when you start it up somtimes. It doesent always come on. but somtimes it does and it stays on until u turn it off and start it up again. The next time it wont come on at all even for the whole ride.Just wondering what this could mean thanx!
#1030 of 1045 new member looking for help
Oct 09, 2009 (11:44 am)
Looking for info on the RSX heater/ac blower circuit. My blower only works intermittently. The motor tests good. The last garage I took it to said that control module under the dash was bad. He said the part cost 800 bucks. This doesn't sound right to me. Has anyone had any experience with this sort of problem or does anyone know where I can download an online wiring diagram for this vehicle. The vehicle is an 02 RSX.
#1031 of 1045 Re: Replace headlight [2006rsx]
Dec 29, 2009 (5:40 pm)
My 2006 RSX still had a couple days of warranty left when the driver side low beam headlight went out. I followed the User Manual instructions, I am a good mechanic, and I have sensed something wrong when the power plug to the headlight felt “soft”, could be slightly rotated, and was giving in with the pull. I have held the lamp through the rubber seal with the right index and pulled off the plug with the left hand. When I removed the rubber boot, the lamp was loose inside. The wire clip was loose, the metal hook was shaved off, and I saw a lot of metal dust on the bottom of the lamp. Acura has stonewalled this issue, and refused warranty service. The original dealer claimed that the car had an “impact”. The Acura case manager suggested another dealer, who said there was no impact, but that hook must have been broken off by the user, so there is no warranty. The cast metal design is really crappy, and I don’t think it can withstand the spring pressure, hence the metal filings. The Ford stamped sheet metal part would last forever. I wonder if any class action lawsuit lawyers are the reading car owner reports. On the plus side, my wife no longer presses me for a new RL, she is done with Acura.