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Acura RSX, Electrical, Engine, Hatchback
#782 of 1045 Re: 2002 RSX - Type S (problems & 1 solution) [djromesburg]
Jan 31, 2006 (4:34 am)
I can't understand how crappy this car is, my first Acura and my last. I bought my 2005 brand new and as of Jan 2006, I only have 57k miles on my car.
ONLY 57K miles? Do you ever get out of your car?
HOWEVER as I was told; UNLESS ACURA has a recall on this, ANYTHING outside of the warranty period isn't covered UNLESS Acura has a recall. Suprisingly enough, Acura has NO recalls for the 2002 RSX.. Which doesn't surprise me!
Why should they have a recall for something that doesn't effect all of the cars? A TSB is issued for any fix that is done to the car...it doesn't have to be a widespread problem for a TSB to be written.
I've had my seat covers replaced because the leather wore, even my steering wheel for the same reason and I only have 50+ thousand miles on my car.
Well, you have been rubbing them constantly for the past year with no reprieve.
Have you tried leather conditioner on them? The new ones that is...it should help the longevity.
I've had rotors replaced, brakes replaced (which is a typical item), all of my rear lights fail and I had to have some type of master pump replaced and the list goes on and on; drivers seat belt catch, light switch stuck, OEM fog lights 3 weeks after they were installed and too much more.....
That is a long list. I'm surprised you're still even able to GET OEM fog lights. They've had issues with them from the bginning.
Mine were replaced three times since October of 2001...all done for free by my dealer.
Amazing, Acuras I thought were reliable, dependable, really great cars?
Mine is...sounds like you got a lemon.
First and last Acura, heck I even had a Mitsubishi Eclipse brand new convertible that had problems a few years back, so I would say Acura and Mitsui are neck and neck.. What a comparision....
Well, if your previous car had problems also, maybe it's you and not the car. Are you an agressive driver? Larger than 6 feet?
Driving a car aggressively will lower it's lifespan, and being extra large may add stress to the seats when you're getting in and out all of the time.
#783 of 1045 Re: Strut Noise [carolinarsx]
Feb 02, 2006 (8:24 am)
I just got back from Hendrick Acura in Charlotte, NC. Told them what the car was doing and the noise it was making in the front end ahead of my appointment and the potential fix with installing the MDX Silencer Tubes. They agreed, said they had seen about 3-4 RSX Type S with that issue. They installed MDX Silencer Tubes in about an hour, made one other minor adjustment to the lower spring perch, and it's fixed. They did a great job, fixed it the first time, and didn't give me a hint of a problem with doing it. They did say there is not a TSB, but they are expecting one to come out any day now. Thanks Jason Leake Hendrick Acura in Charlotte.
#784 of 1045 dash rattles / handling
Feb 22, 2006 (10:49 am)
I bought a 06 RSX about 3 months ago and it has developed rattles in the dash. Sounds like it's coming from behind the vents. Really bad when on rough roads. Anyone know if the dearler would look at this and take care of it under warranty?
Also, It handles great on dry roads but tends to ge a little loose on wet roads. Anyone else find this?
#785 of 1045 Re: dash rattles / handling [rbarber2]
Feb 22, 2006 (12:03 pm)
I own a 04' type-S and don't have a problem with the dash rattling. The slip of the tires in noticeable in the rain. My suggestion is to just take it a bit slower or buy new tires.
Does anyone think that the paint seems thin and really easy to chip on the RSX? Even the slightest ding or scratch and the paint is removed.
#786 of 1045 Re: dash rattles / handling [rbarber2]
Feb 23, 2006 (8:42 am)
In mine, the dash developed a rattle, and when my dealer looked at it, they decided the passenger side airbag had shifted under its cover, or something like that, and was bumping against something. I wish I could remember what they did, but they either moved it back or insulated it or something, and the rattle was gone after that. Never came back.
As for wet traction, oh boy. The stock tires suck in the wet, it's like driving on ice. These are long-wear tires - they last forever, the trade-off being traction. So yes, I certainly noticed it, and you should replace the tires if you want to improve it. There are much better tires on the market than these.
#787 of 1045 Dash rattles
Feb 23, 2006 (7:30 pm)
Our 2003 base RSX had dash rattles so I stuffed some felt between the dash and the windshield. Problem solved.
I have another rattle on rough roads, and my wife pinpointed it as a vibration in the little piece of plastic behind the passenger door handle.
Oh yeah, the felt thing was my wife's idea also. She is pretty good at stuff like this.
#788 of 1045 Noise:Dash board, Struct problems, lowered springs
Feb 25, 2006 (1:37 am)
My 2002 RSX has lowered springs and it makes hell of noise on bumpy roads. i am planning to get back to original springs. Any suggestions?
#789 of 1045 Re: Noise:Dash board, Struct problems, lowered springs [cars123]
Feb 25, 2006 (1:04 pm)
Aren't you supposed to change the shocks to match the springs whenever you lower a car?
#790 of 1045 Pasenger dash noise, Strut problem
Mar 02, 2006 (2:28 pm)
I have a new 2006 RSX automatic transmision. My car is great except I notice on certain bumps the dash makes a loud snaping noise that comes from the suspension i believe it is noticable and just anoying. I also notice that this noise is sometimes better and sometimes worse. I havent taken it in yet but, I was wondering if any others have noticed this problem or know whtat the fix would be?
#791 of 1045 Re: Noise:Dash board, Struct problems, lowered springs [nitromax]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Mar 03, 2006 (12:20 pm)
depends how much you lower it.