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Acura RSX, Electrical, Engine, Hatchback
#897 of 1046 Re: Noise in my new car! [jentalkalot]
Aug 11, 2006 (12:51 pm)
I bought a brand new RSX in June 2006, and am having the same problem: transmission chatters when in second gear (manual transmission), turning left, and going slightly uphill. This is no minor noise that you need a stethoscope to hear -- itís loud. I first noticed it at 300 miles. Acura dealer says itís the transmission and that they know what the problem is. Theyíve had the car for over three weeks, but since I have a loaner car, I donít really care. But after reading about all the problems with this car, I plan on selling it as soon as they fix it -- if they fix it. I had an old Integra that went 10 years with absolutely no repairs -- Iím very surprised and disappointed with Acura.
#898 of 1046 Re: hesitation when shifting 1st-2nd when hot [nitromax]
Aug 11, 2006 (2:12 pm)
I'm not to sure if it is heat soak or not. When I first start the car it has balls, but when it warms up is when it happens. It's a serious lag in the power when shifting only between 4000 & 5000 rpm's. If I shift at a higher rpm, it doesn't seem to do it. Do you have a RSX or work on them?
#899 of 1046 Re: hesitation when shifting 1st-2nd when hot [dj1rsx]
Aug 14, 2006 (6:10 am)
I've had an RSX since October of 2002. I notice a drop in performance when summer comes around and an increase when winter comes.
I'm guessing that you don't see a drop in power at higher RPMs because thats the engines sweet spot. Its probably still there, but not as noticable.
#900 of 1046 Steering problems after accident
Aug 15, 2006 (11:07 am)
I have a 2002 RSX that was recently in an accident. It was hit on the passenger side (right) front wheel/door area. I got it back from the body shop yesterday and it looks great but drives terribly. Among other things, the body shop replaced the suspension and did an alignment (insurance wouldn't pay for the Acura dealership to repair it). Now the car pulls to the right, the steering feels loose when turning the wheel to the right and the steering wheel shakes and vibrates at speeds above 70mph. Any ideas what the problem could be?
#901 of 1046 Re: Steering problems after accident [kated]
Aug 17, 2006 (6:35 am)
yeah, the body shop did a lousy job fixing your car and your insurance company should make sure that your car gets fixed correctly.
You might want to bring up all of the issues that you are having with your steering and also mention that these "issues" WILL contribute to a future accident if they are not addressed. Do this in writing...whether by e-mail or actual letter that you hand carry to them. If they fail to help you out, you at least now have your issues on paper and documented. I would then bring the car to your Acura dealer and have them assess the car....If they find problems with it, bring the write-up sheet from Acura to your insurance company and show them.
If they still refuse to get the car fixed properly, contact your states attorney general. Automobile safety should not be taken lightly...ESPECIALLY by a company that makes money off of customers NOT getting into accidents.
My guess is that you'll never need to go as far as the Attorney General.
#902 of 1046 Re: Steering problems after accident [nitromax]
Aug 17, 2006 (8:40 am)
Thanks for the advice. I actually had the car at the Acura dealership yesterday and they found a loose socket on the tie rod and a bent break rotor and the car was completely out of alignement. Acura fixed everything and the car is driving much better, although I'm still not completely happy with the steering. I ended up paying Acura for the repairs but the body shop claims that they are going to reimburse me, so we'll see. I'm hoping I won't have to take legal action. Thanks again.
#903 of 1046 how is the rsx in the snow
Aug 25, 2006 (2:08 pm)
just bought my daughter a 20002 rsx i was wondering how is it in the snow
Aug 25, 2006 (2:58 pm)
I was washing my 2006 RSX that has 3k miles on it and I noticed where there was some bird dropping that the paint is chipped and discolored. Has anyone had this experience? My car is not even 4 months old! Any suggestions?
#905 of 1046 Re: Paint Problem [aucskipper]
Aug 25, 2006 (7:31 pm)
I have found that bird droppings must be removed within a few hours of happening. Otherwise the paint on any car will be damaged. Washing and waxing the area immediately is the only way to prevent permanent damage. Maybe the area can be buffed out?
#906 of 1046 Re: how is the rsx in the snow [tonid]
Aug 26, 2006 (5:03 pm)
The RSX actually isn't too bad in the snow since it is front wheel drive. I've driven mine (slowly) through snow up to 6 inches deep and done ok but it will definitely get stuck in anything deeper. It will slide around a lot if you have the factory Michelin Pilot tires though. I have the Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus and they seem to do much better.