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Acura RSX, Electrical, Engine, Hatchback
#758 of 1046 Re: Service [sgrd0q]
Jan 05, 2006 (5:11 pm)
I bought a left over 2002 RSX Type S. I chose Acura because I wanted quality without annoying issues but that's not what I got. I don't have major problems but the minor problems are really aggrevating. Here's what continuously happens that the dealers can't seem to fix:
1. Auto up driver side window pauses halfway up, comes down a couple inches and then stops. It's intermittent and was fixed 3 times - a "loose connection" - it wasn't grounded.
2. A rattle coming from the driver side somewhere. Sounds like 2 little metal pieces rattling - happens at 4300 rpm. No fix.
3. A plastic rattle sound on bumpy roads - doesn't have to be that bad of a road either. It's coming from the dash somewhere.
4. Passenger-side headlight has gone out twice - a "loose connection".
I'm irritated that I paid $25,000 for a Type S and got a car with loose connections. When the warranty runs out in 6,000 miles, it will cost too much to have these annoyances fixed. Any one else have these issues? Do you have permanent fixes for the problems?
Any help would be much appreciated.
#759 of 1046 Re: Service [my6spd]
Jan 06, 2006 (8:03 am)
"1. Auto up driver side window pauses halfway up, comes down a couple inches and then stops. It's intermittent and was fixed 3 times - a "loose connection" - it wasn't grounded."
Really? My base model started doing that, that was when I sold it. Tired of little trips to the service department. They never did straighten the steering wheel. Suspension that they would tighten at every service visit, which would begin to clunk again over speed bumps and the like within a few hundred miles.
This is a great car, but why couldn't Honda put them together flawlessly like Integras I have had in the past? Never had any problems with the lights, however, and it never broke down or anything.
#760 of 1046 Re: Dash rattle and Engine lights [skierxg5]
Jan 08, 2006 (6:43 pm)
I also had a problem with my glovebox coming on during the night. The good part was that once you turned off the ignition the light went out so there was no way to run your battery down. Once I mentioned this problem to the dealership they also fixed it.
#761 of 1046 sunroof semi-dead
Jan 09, 2006 (10:19 am)
here I am again, ranting about my RSX base'03 sunroof. With 69K miles driven, sunroof now would tilt a bit and stop, without tilting further and sliding back. Emergency roof actuator doesn't help, either. Good news is, it still goes into CLOSED position. Did anyone here experience something similar?
#762 of 1046 Re: Noise in my new car! [jentalkalot]
Jan 09, 2006 (7:59 pm)
hey jen dont despair. i have a 06 rsx type s with the same problem. beihg a mechanic i had to figure out the problem. i found that the front springs were slightiy moving in the bottom spring perch. the top perch has a rubber mount to prevent this. the vehicle should make the popping noise simply by turning the steering wheel lock to lock. i found the solution to be spraying white lithium on the bottom perch to lubricate the spring and allow it to move ever so slightly thus preventing the popping sound. it works !!!!!!
#763 of 1046 Re: sunroof semi-dead [vickat]
Jan 10, 2006 (5:29 am)
Open it up as far as you can and get the acorns out of the mechanism. Those darn squirrels will do that everytime!
It probably just needs some lube. Mine just turned 68,888 this morning on my way to work. I'll be checking the lube situation this spring. Thanks for the heads up
#764 of 1046 Re: Service [my6spd]
Jan 10, 2006 (5:35 am)
$25k for a 2002 with problems? Sorry to say, I think you overpaid, badly. Did you not see or drive the car first? Or did these problems appear after you'd had it a while?
#765 of 1046 4 months in the shop??? your input requested.
Jan 11, 2006 (1:57 am)
Seeking some advice on this matter, and I'll keep it short.
I bought a 2002 rsx with 20k miles on it last august 16, 05
A minor collision sept 16, 05 has me drop off the car to my local acura dealership.
I just got my car back Monday - Jan 9, 06
4 MONTHS LATER!!!!!!!!!!!
HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN...
The short of it is -
I was told by the main service manager that I could put duct tape over a worn through peice on the vacum plate.
SHOULD I HAVE ASKED TO SEE THE GM...OR SHOULD IT STILL?
The insurance is going to replace it...it's a $20 part..why didn't acura fix it when they had the wheel off to replace the lower control arm, knuckle and bearing.
AND HOW COULD THAT TAKE 4 MONTHS?????
I could go on about the lack of service, workmanship and lack of hospitality but I really wanna find out what I should do.
The only things (so far) is they need to replace the vacum plate, replace the missing overhead dome light cover ??????
and tell me
WHY IS MY RIGHT TURN SHARPER THAN MY LEFT?
I'm missing about a quarter turn on the left compared to right turns which are sharper.
in the collision the knuckle was munched and the wheel came off.
Also, the day I dropped the car off they told me there was definately frame damage. Then they tell me there is no frame..then the body shop they referred me to that has the frame straightener tells me that Acura couldn't do the wheel alignment if the frame was bent.
I've got such a run around from these people.
I don't know what to do.
Should I bring the car back to them or bring it somewhere else to get second opinion - first, before I have them make repairs?
I'd really like to know why my left turn's are as sharp as my right anymore...????
I'm open to your suggestions as I'm concerned this may be a safety issue.
Thanks - you're input in greatly appreciated.
Beat Up ;(
I had over $8,000 in repairs and car rental which luckily was covered by the insurance company.
But I had so much pointing out to do and sending the car back to fix everything from the scratches in my leather seat, the chipped paint on the driver door, crook
#766 of 1046 Re: Noise in my new car! [jentalkalot]
Jan 11, 2006 (2:09 am)
I love my RSX
and man, I feel ya..I'm having a samiliar misfortune with my local acura. I'm very unhappy - I was even told I could put duct tape on a part they should have replaced. I've gone as far as contacting consumer affairs and the beaureue of automotive repair...and I still feel pretty beat up and taken.
There's gotta be some source to help out people who are getting ripped of in the automotive world.
#767 of 1046 Re: wondering!!! [rsxs02rsxs]
Jan 11, 2006 (12:30 pm)
I'd get a cheaper car...get your driving down for a few years before getting into an RSX..it's not for the power..but I totally believe in having something to learn on before getting the nicer (you'd probably wanna learn how to play guitar first before buying a $4,000 black widow les paul)
and yeah, liability on a cheapy...otherwise..if you do get an RSX...get full coverage cause you'll be pissed if you don't when you bang it up...