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#655 of 1046 Re: New 2006 RSX clicking when turnning [cami]
Oct 04, 2005 (2:40 pm)
I just returned from my dealer for the 6th time with the reoccuring popping/clicking problem. Per the advice on another posting here, I asked my dealer to call Acura of Boston as they seem to be very familiar with the problem and the fix. They confirmed that the noise we're all hearing is due to a manufacturing error in the strut assembly. I've had the strut assembly replaced twice in 3 months---noise goes away for a little while and then returns. They corrected the noise by installing insulators to the coil springs--a silencer tube is the note on my record. I'm not exactly thrilled that this is just covering up the problem, but it sounds next to impossible to get the part without the error.
#656 of 1046 Re: New 2006 RSX clicking when turnning
Oct 04, 2005 (4:24 pm)
The 2006 RSX has been on the top of my list for a new car. From reading this problem, I am really concerned. Is this a problem with all the RSX's? Does the 2005 have the same problem? I am 300 miles away from the closest Acura Dealer, so this is especially worrysome to me. I was thinking, buy an Acura and have no worries. Now, I'm not sure...
#657 of 1046 Re: New 2006 RSX clicking when turnning [cusafr]
Oct 05, 2005 (2:34 am)
I have no clicking noises in mine and I've had it since September of 2001. Then again, I don't spend my time listening for noises. If it is there, it is very unobtrusive. It sounds like the noise for these other posters is much worse.
Keep in mind that you're only going to hear/read bad things when you read the "problems and solutions" thread. The people without any problems with their cars are not going to spend time on these threads trying to figure out what's wrong.
#658 of 1046 Acura customer care
Oct 05, 2005 (8:13 am)
have RSX'03 base, with >60K miles on it. Lately, couldn't close moonroof. Looked at glass seat, found some spring stuck out of bezel, preventing glass from getting in place. At dealership, techs removed sptring (felt very soft to me), and told me, to put it back, they'd need to take moonroof assembly out, take it apart, and then re-assemble and put it back in - all for $400, 'cause mileage is > 50K. Said spring, allegedly, helps moonroof to retract smoothly.
OK, moonroof retarcts smoothly as long as I keep tracks clean and lubed.
However, called Acura USA and spoke to them, telling I do understand car is out of warranty, but it's only 2 years old, and spring in moonroof has nothing to do with car mileage. After 3 weeks of polite communications, Acura USA told me dealership'd fix spring with 50% discount (50% of what price, exactly?).
All this story makes me think Acura behaves in line with typical MBA attitude, gimme your money and be damned!
Sorry to see it happening, though.
I hope I'll do without this spring in the roof assembly.
#659 of 1046 Re: Acura customer care [vickat]
Oct 05, 2005 (3:56 pm)
" typical MBA attitude, gimme your money and be damned! "
Gimme a break. Your vehicle is out of warranty. Period. Yeah, sometimes a manufacturer will do things when they're out of warranty. But they are under no obligation to do so. Sheesh.
#660 of 1046 Re: Acura customer care [mikefm58]
Oct 05, 2005 (6:01 pm)
Well, few years ago in my friend's Civic ignition module died off, with 200K miles driven. Honda declared it's not up to company standards, and replaced it for free. Honda and Toyota have - or used to until recently - implied lifetime warranty on head gasket, it's $2000 deal. It's not about obligation and legalese, it's about company stance and image.
#661 of 1046 problems w/RSX...starting
Oct 06, 2005 (6:38 am)
My RSX is a 2002..........never a problem with it..............at 50,800 miles i am now experiencing problems starting the car. It makes the same noise as if it is about to start but it just doesn't. The radio, ac, and lights all work.....I leave it for a few minutes then it starts.........so strange........is there a recall on a part for the car that may cause this problem????
#662 of 1046 Re: problems w/RSX...starting [acurarsxfsu]
Oct 06, 2005 (9:54 am)
Make sure you are turning the ignition key all of the way. I sometimes find myself turning the key a little less than needed and it doesn't like to start.
(I'm guessing that the injectors don't get energized if the key is not turned all the way? or maybe spark to the plugs?)
Anyways, try that and let us know if it helps or not.
#663 of 1046 Re: problems w/RSX...starting [acurarsxfsu]
Oct 07, 2005 (12:30 am)
Hmm. It seems that the spark plugs need to be replaced. Check the maintenance schedule. I remember I had the same problem with my 97 civic before after I lost track of the scheduled maintenance. After the replacing the spark plugs, everything went back to normal. It also says on the manual that at times the RSX (not sure if it is specifically for the Type S because I remember the part that says that premium fuel makes starting slower) does take some time to start, but it's not like what you have just described. I might be wrong, but I do suggest you check the maintenance schedule if the spark plugs are due for replacement.
Oct 07, 2005 (7:03 am)
if your battery is getting old, it may be cranking slower, even though it is hard for you to detect with your ear. I find mine is now turning slower after a couple of years, and especially at cold start is taking longer to fire. I may replace the battery here sometime soon.
As for moonroof repairs at 60K, it is true that the warranty runs out at 50K, and it is a bit much to expect them to just go on repairing everything on the car for free after the warranty expires. I mean, that is WHY it has a specific duration, after all. If you use the moonroof a lot, then miles are just as important as years, because it is the constant travel open and closed that wears the moonroof mechanism.
Toyota has NEVER implied a lifetime warranty on head gaskets either, nor to my knowledge has Honda. That would be absurd. In the case of Toyota, they HAVE extended the warranty just on the head gaskets on some models where there was widespread failure of head gaskets in what Toyota considered a premature fashion. No-one should consider that there is some "implied lifetime warranty" on their head gasket, just because their cars is a Honda or Toyota, however.