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Acura RSX, Electrical, Engine, Hatchback
#919 of 1046 Re: Noise at 3500 to 4000 rpm in 6th, Highway Driving, Any Suggestions? [ksj06rsxdc5]
Sep 27, 2006 (9:47 pm)
I bought a 2006 RSX-S around Mid July. After putting about 95 miles on it, (there were 160 dealer "transport" miles), my car began to make a high pitch "humming" noise from the passenger side.
I have taken the vehicle in four times now. Each time the dealership has reported to not be able to reproduce the noise after conducting repairs.
These repairs include, rotating, balancing, realigning, and adjusting the tire pressure. The last turn in, where my car is presently, they "counter rotated" my tires....
As you can see the primary focus has been on the tires, origionally I thought it may be related to my security system since it showed up the day I picked it back up from the shop.
I have been able to reproduce the noise everywhere from 45 mph to 85 mph. (Typically above 65mph)
The shop foreman rode with me and heard it over two types of surfaces, and the Service manager admitted to hearing it. (he initially denied hearing anything after driving it over 150 miles. I sent him a video with a good sound file and he then pointed out it was the same thing he heard)
The service department is claiming they have done all they can to this point.
A Honda Factory Tech will be in to the dealership next Thursday, at which time I have an appointment. (Oct 5th 2006)
I have been able to record the sound with my digital camera and would be willing to share it with those people currently experiencing a similar problem.
The current recording has my ownership information posted at the begining, I would need to edit this prior to sharing it. Those of you currently dealing with this, ksj06rsxdc5, rsxing, & muc, please respond to this post and maybe we can help each other out.
I really like this car, except for the noise. Which even with the stereo blasting at times it will be louder than it.
Right now I've given up on taking my Girlfriend out in this car until the issue is resolved.
I've kept my cool up until this last service call. I've now made the General Manager aware of the issue. I don't feel like I'm getting the quality service you would expect from an Acura Dealership. I hope this will change.
So I'm here to say I too have a "noise" issue which comes and goes. Thank you for posting what you have found. Any help would be great.
#920 of 1046 Re: hesitation when shifting 1st-2nd when hot [dj1rsx]
Oct 03, 2006 (4:14 pm)
I have an '05 RSX and have had the same problems. The dealer initially told me it was the gas I used but I'm not buying that. Today when I had it in, they said they had a software update to fix a problem with the temperature coolant sensors that might be causing some problems. I can't duplicate it at will so not sure what it is. And I don't want to put a cold air intake on it until my warranty is expired.
#922 of 1046 Re: Noise at 3500 to 4000 rpm in 6th, Highway Driving, Any Suggestions? [si
Oct 06, 2006 (11:45 am)
It sounds like a problem I had with a 2006 RSX. The problem, to my surprise was an improper seal on the windshield. I drove with the shop foreman and he diagnosed it immediately. they resealed it and all is well. Prior to this we thought the noise was coming from the engine.
#923 of 1046 Re: Noise at 3500 to 4000 rpm in 6th, Highway Driving, Any Suggestions? [ks
Oct 06, 2006 (11:56 am)
I am not at home now so have not been able to respond. The dealer who diagnosed it was Radley Acura in falls Church VA, tel.: 703-824-5700. I cannot scan the invoice right now, but it reads :
Performed TSB 04-040
831004 .7 00401 01101
I just drove 900 miles at freeway speed 70-80mph and had no problems.
#924 of 1046 side airbags off sign
Oct 08, 2006 (7:52 pm)
I just noticed this "side airbags off" flashing on my dashboard three times from 7:30-9:00 pm( 100806). this has never happened before. does anybody know what i'm supposed to do? I heard that there was a button i had to turn off or on or something. anybody know anything?
#925 of 1046 After market parts on RSX
Oct 10, 2006 (6:43 pm)
Hi everyone perhaps someone can clue me in.
I crashed my 2006 RSX 3 weeks ago (I bought it in May 2006 brand new the dealership),
it's in the body shop right now.
There was a problem with the throttle and they were trying to fix it but the body shop informs me that they were having problems with matching it because there are some "aftermarket parts"....
I have not put any aftermarket parts in this car at this time.
Has anyone had any issues with either the dealer ship putting these types of parts in a new car and not telling the buyer about it?
Help........ If this is true, I could have an issue with no warranty on these parts.........
#926 of 1046 Re: After market parts on RSX [rsxdriver]
Oct 13, 2006 (3:27 am)
Nope, never heard of that.
Are you have the bodyshop at the dealer (or affiliated with the dealer) do the work?
I'd be interested in knowing what the parts were that they are saying are not "factory". Can you provide these?
#927 of 1046 Re: After market parts on RSX [rsxdriver]
Oct 13, 2006 (4:39 am)
I've never heard of that either. Are you sure that the "body shop" knows what a throttle even is? The body shop should repair the body and have the Acura dealer repair the engine.
In 2005, Toyota switched from cable-based throttles to electronic throttles on several models. Based upon Jackson Racing's failure to make superchargers for the Acura RSX-S beyond 2004, I suspect Acura did the same thing and the body shop is not aware of the transition. That's just a guess. I have no idea of the specific history of your vehicle.