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Acura RSX, Electrical, Engine, Hatchback
#715 of 1046 Re: Acura has lost all my attention thanks to the defects! [dc10driver]
Nov 11, 2005 (1:34 pm)
I had a strut assembly replaced at 1300 miles on my new 2006 rsx type-s, AND today when parking, my gearshift locked up and i couldnt get the car into neutral or reverse when i was parking it. i finally got it released by playing around with it, but now, with the car running but idle, i cant shift into 5th or 6th gear. anyone have THAT problem before?
what is the call number for Acura Corp in the US. i definitely want to call. i bought acura because it was supposedly problem free. i am NOT happy. never again!!!
#716 of 1046 Re: Acura has lost all my attention thanks to the defects! [girlie]
Nov 11, 2005 (3:46 pm)
The number I used off the Acura website is:
1 800 382 2238
They'll ask you for your VIN #
I asked another RSX driver today, if they had the strut problem and they didn't. It was an '04 though, and the problem didn't start until '05 with the increased HP.(at least that's what I was told)
Nov 11, 2005 (3:48 pm)
i was wondering if anyone has tried "spirited" driving as my dealership puts it...has anyone taken the rpm's to the redline and beyond? what happens at the point? does it harm the engine? if so, why would they allow it to go into the redline? how long can we stay there? any info on the mechanics of the redline would be appreciated...(i just found out that the rsx does NOT shift up automatically when it reaches the redline, so i was just curious as what the mechanics associated with it are)...
thanks in advance...
#718 of 1046 Re: redlining [boboandtoto]
Nov 11, 2005 (4:20 pm)
Hmm... As far as I know, it is dangerous to rev the engine beyond redline. The term "spirited driving" technically means driving the car to it's maximum potential, not blow the engine up. If you have an automatic transmission, it shifts up automatically, but I don't know if it does upshift automitally on manual mode. But for manual transmissions, the driver has the capability maximizing the car's power band. However, if the tachometer reaches the redline, the engine will cut in and out, signaling the driver to shift to the next higher gear. This is the rev limiter at work. It is a safety feature that prevents the car from staying at the redline. However, if you are downshifting, the rev limiter would not work. This means that if you mis-shift from 6th to 2nd instead of 6th to 4th at high speeds, the engine would break because the rev limiter doesn't work in this situation. I know someone who mis-shifted and all his gauge lights went on, the car stalled, and the car could no longer run. Hence, just keep it below reline and you'll enjoy your car longer.
#719 of 1046 Re: redlining [joeluc13]
Nov 11, 2005 (5:16 pm)
interesting...well, i just read on edmunds.com that the 2002 auto rsx doesn't upshift automatically...i mean they must have found that out by actually taking it beyond the redline, right?...also, since they didn't recommend against it, but rather praised the rsx for not upshifting automatically, i would assume that the car can actually handle being above the redline...its just that when i'm on the highway, taking the car above the redline even for a second or two can make a world of difference when u r trying to out run a potential rival...(or a cop...hehe... )...anyways, thanks for the reply...i guess i'll just have to live with the fact that i can't enjoy the rsx like the manual...
#720 of 1046 UPDATE: rsx strut mount
Nov 14, 2005 (5:30 pm)
Last Friday I spoke with a representative from Acura Corp. about the strut noise. According to them.... ur gonna laugh at this: "this is a normal characteristic of the car, and at this time there is no repair, but they will notify me within 30-90 days for a resolution". A friend of mine has a late model rsx 2005 who has had the same problem for over a year, and has complained since the second day of owning the car. Now, unless im stupid, thats over 365 days and no resolution!!!! I got into a major screaming match with the "case manager" and asked to speak to a higher manager for an answer.... no luck, i called back 5 times too! So, I called the original manager back, and i told him this was b.s. - i bought the car without any noises, so therefore the noise is not a "normal characteristic" of the car and I didnt buy it like that. I have been told they wont do anything right now for me, and that the worse thing u can do is to put grease on the strut mounts, it makes the noise LOUDER! so therefore, i have promptly filed a lemon law suit. I've had enough of this b.s. and the "customer satisfaction" claim that Acura has. They won't do anything, so therefore, we're doing the LEMON LAW! on a 2006 RSX, thats sad!!!
#721 of 1046 Re: UPDATE: rsx strut mount [blueeyez1616]
Nov 15, 2005 (6:25 am)
Check the details of the Lemon laws in your state. Here in Florida, it would have to be something that is "a substantial defect or condition is a problem that substantially impairs the use, value, or safety of the vehicle"
I haven't been following your strut mount noise problem, but I've gotta believe the noise would have to be pretty loud to be a substantial defect. Good luck.
#722 of 1046 Re: UPDATE: rsx strut mount [blueeyez1616]
Nov 15, 2005 (8:38 am)
Is there any way to start our own Discussion Topic about the problem so all relative posts are in one place. ie: Acura RSX Strut Problems.... I think anyone wanting to buy an '06 RSX would benefit from reading posts from people who are being let down by Acura. Unless Acura comes up with a fix for the problem, I wouldn't recommend this car.
#724 of 1046 Quick Poll
Nov 16, 2005 (9:49 am)
Just curious, how many are experiencing this alleged RSX strut issue? So far we've heard from one person. I'm not experiencing it, but I have an '03.