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#900 of 1045 Steering problems after accident
Aug 15, 2006 (12:07 pm)
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 1045 Re: Steering problems after accident [kated]
Aug 17, 2006 (7:35 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 1045 Re: Steering problems after accident [nitromax]
Aug 17, 2006 (9:40 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 1045 how is the rsx in the snow
Aug 25, 2006 (3:08 pm)
just bought my daughter a 20002 rsx i was wondering how is it in the snow
Aug 25, 2006 (3:58 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 1045 Re: Paint Problem [aucskipper]
Aug 25, 2006 (8:31 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 1045 Re: how is the rsx in the snow [tonid]
Aug 26, 2006 (6:03 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.
#907 of 1045 Re: turn signals, hazard lights [jdlrn]
Aug 28, 2006 (6:45 pm)
I haven't had that problem on my RSX but on my Chevy S-10 i had some issues with the hazard light which was part of the same switch assembly as the turn signal lights. i know the hazard light for the rsx is in a different spot, but it is probably still wired together. i had to replace the whole turn signal assembly which was a real pain.
Aug 28, 2006 (6:53 pm)
I have had my 2006 RSX for a few months now and noticed a grinding noise as i am driving. i am assuming it is the brake pads rubbing against the rotors cause it sounds like just one spot on the rotor. can't tell which wheel yet. i live in an area prone to salt spray from the ocean, so it could be surface rust (i'm going to scrub them tonight to see if that fixes it). i replaced the rims so that wasn't the problem. and i had new springs put in so that isn't it either. anyway, wonder if anyone has had that problem.
#909 of 1045 Re: Noise at 3500 to 4000 rpm in 6th, Highway Driving, Any Suggestions? [ks
Aug 30, 2006 (7:51 am)
I have recently purchased a 2006 RSX and observed a noise similar to the one being described. it happened at about 60mph. i took it to the dealer and the shop foreman rode with me and said it was the seal on the windshield and it needed replacing. I am taking it in this Friday and will let you know what happens. I did not think it was coming from the windshield, but from the engine compartment. He seemed to know the problem, however and it does make sense. he says it lifts up at the high speeds.