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Acura RSX, Electrical, Engine, Hatchback
#769 of 1046 Re: Noise in my new car! [jentalkalot]
Jan 13, 2006 (4:30 pm)
Well I have a same problem with clucking noise by turning the vehicle steering wheel lock to lock after one month driving it. Brought it to the dealer and the mechanic knows right away the main caused of the problem for this clucking/poping/clicking noise. Since it is a known problem with a 2006 Acura RSX. It came from the front springs. Since turning the steering wheel, by design, the front springs move also, and since it moves the springs collide with the mounting plate of the springs, therefore, it created this noise. There is no known fixed for it at this time and the Acura engineers are working on it for a long term solution, might be a recall to fix it (according to my Acura dealer). My dealer has their own solution for this by inserting a plastic/rubber tube to the springs at the location where metal to metal collide. And it fixed it for now, I no longer hear the noise. If you need to call this Acura Dealer to find out what they did to my 06 Acura RSX in detail here is the number to call (408) 247-7422 and asked for service department.
#770 of 1046 2006 Acura RSX
Jan 15, 2006 (12:57 pm)
Recently, I purchased a 2006 RSX and have experienced the same popping sound coming from my front passenger side strut area when navigating through small, tight areas such as a parking garage. Also, I have a rattle in my dash board and a slight squelling sound when turing the air circulation to AUTO or one of the higher setting.
I first heard the clunking/ popping sound when a Acura driver was parking my car in preparation for the teflon coating this past week.
Many people post messages on this board regarding the same problem over and over again, but no one posts the dealership's name or last 6 digits of their VIN. No one should have to buy a car with an imperfection as the one in the struts.
I have a 2006 Acura RSX.
Rolled off the assembly line just before 006900.
Rosenthal Acura, Gaithersburg, MD.
#771 of 1046 Re: Service [rsx_va]
Jan 16, 2006 (8:21 pm)
Of course I test drove it. No issues. The problems started after about a year. I paid 25k which includes 3k of options and taxes. Basically, I paid sticker price for a type S and got 3k of options for free.
#772 of 1046 Re: Service [rsxr]
Jan 16, 2006 (8:29 pm)
I've taken it to 2 different dealers for these issues. The window has been fixed twice, the headlight was fixed twice, and the other issues "can't be repeated". I even took a service guy for a drive to show him the buzzing sound. He heard it but didn't fix it. I tried getting it fixed 5 times - nothing. So much for Acura quality.
#773 of 1046 Re: Service [nippononly]
Jan 16, 2006 (8:35 pm)
Yeah, I've seriously considered selling it. These problems are little and recurring. If they get fixed, they recur a few months later. It will cost too much to continue to get this minor stuff fixed after the warranty runs out. I agree with your question, "why couldn't Honda put them together flawlessly?". That's why I bought an Acura - because it's supposed to be a better quality. Arg!
What car did you end up buying after you sold your RSX?
#774 of 1046 Re: Service [my6spd]
Jan 17, 2006 (8:37 am)
I went in a different direction because my needs have changed. I flipped my old truck and the RSX for a much newer truck and a Toyota Echo - needed the four doors and wanted the better gas mileage.
My experience with Toyotas has been that while they are not quite the precision driving instruments that Hondas usually are, they ARE put together with less of the little electronic annoyances that I ALWAYS seem to experience with Hondas, and will need less repairs (especially electrical) late in their life.
My old Integra was running strong at 250K miles, still a pleasurable drive. But the HVAC had needed repairing a couple of times, the rear wiper had quit long before, water was coming in through the taillights and the hatch, it was a bit of a mess in terms of body integrity and electricals. Yes, 250K is a lot of miles for a car. But I have had better luck in old Toyotas that had a similar mileage.
I just know that in my RSX, the window bouncing down on auto-up would have begun to annoy me before too long, would have become more frequent, and would have been "unable to duplicate" at the dealer service drive. That is just my luck with Hondas.
#775 of 1046 Re: 2006 Acura RSX [mdrsx]
Jan 21, 2006 (9:19 pm)
i purchased my rsx 2006 last aug.... I have had the same problem with the struts 3 weeks after i drove it off the lot...
AS of right now my car as gone back to the dealership 2 a month since i bought it...
The dealership says they fix the noise and it never fails within 2 weeks it starts up again every time i reverse or turn left or right... it is really bad.. the dealership states they will fix the problem but they really dont know what it is.... right after i bought my car i went in for a week to let them know that i could hear the noise from the struts but they did not believe me... crazy huh???
As of right now my car is at the dealership and I am very unhappy!!!!!!
I want to trade my car in for something else even more so because i am leasing it!!!!
sucks for me....
do you have any advice or is there anything ur dealership as told u ?
I have been taking my car to Cush Acura in Escondido. Ca
#776 of 1046 Re: Noise in my new car! [daffy_duck]
Jan 22, 2006 (5:26 pm)
My dealership has yet to call me. I called them a couple of weeks ago, because now the popping noise is here, as described by so many others. Just turning the wheel, backing out or something, you can hear it. People riding with me say that is just the strut. The dealership say they can fix that problem, but still haven't heard from the engineer on the other problem. They swear its in my transmission, but I dont really believe them. It is only turning left and going 20-23mph. It is just a clicking noise like something is hitting something else. I think when they had my car for the two days they did, they made phone calls, and didn't really try to figure out the problem. I think it is just unbelievable, that they sell me a car, with a problem, and then can't fix it.I just hope it is safe.
You wish they would just recall the 2006 rsx, with so many other people having the same problem. I would just like to purchase another car, but hate losing money when it not my fault.
#777 of 1046 Re: 2006 Acura RSX [mdrsx]
Jan 22, 2006 (5:38 pm)
Well if it helps, the last 6 digits of the vin is 001851
I live and deal with the Asheville, NC dealership.
I talk to the manufacturer of the regional area, and she just tells me to give them time, that all they are obligated to do is fix my car, and she says they will as soon as the can. I told her that was really unacceptable to me. But really what can I do? All I can and have been doing is waiting for them to do something which is nothing so far.
#778 of 1046 Re: Noise in my new car! [daffy_duck]
Jan 23, 2006 (2:12 pm)
Hi I have an 05 RSX that i bought last summer. I have the same noise and have taken it in 4 times for the same prob. Since you have had your "fixed" I would like to know if the noise has come back? I just took mine in today and they say they are ordering me another strut. They dont seem to know what the prob is here. I live in Lakeland, FL. They are open to suggestion though and if your solution has worked so far I would like to know!!