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Acura RSX, Electrical, Engine, Hatchback
#986 of 1045 Does the Acura RSX (2003 Base Model) Have a Gas Tank Flap?
Nov 26, 2007 (9:35 am)
I have a 2003 RSX base model. Yesterday after getting gas I noticed the flap that is typically there on all the other Honda cars I've owned is missing. Am I an idiot or has it fallen into the tank or was it never there.
The dealership didn't have an RSX to show, but pointed out other Acura models don't have the small metal flap where you put the gas nozzle in. Looking to confirm or deny if the flap exists on the RSX.
Thanks for the help.
#987 of 1045 Re: Engine Hesitates to start [mannyh316]
Nov 30, 2007 (2:39 pm)
My 03 rsx does the same thing. It hesitates to start and i noticed if i dont have my foot compressed on the brake properly, i have to try 3 times to start the car. It Does start on the 3rd time....
also, recently I stopped at a stop sign i noticed the car "jump" forward. after that, it wouldn't go faster than 45 mph. any ideas on what it could be? I've also had regular oil changes on the car and its well maintained.
#988 of 1045 my maintance light is on
Dec 05, 2007 (1:35 pm)
when i stated my car my maintance lights came on what does this mean what should i do. i have a 2002 acura rsx..
#989 of 1045 Re: [ezel30]
Jan 02, 2008 (10:29 am)
I have had the same problem multiple times. Its hard to explain how to really fix it. But its basically the ignition isnt connecting when the key is engaged. Try playing with the ignition and the Trani at the same time. Turn the ignition key, turn the steering wheel too, sometimes the steering lock is an issue. Good luck
#990 of 1045 CLIKING NOISE!!
Feb 01, 2008 (7:00 pm)
I have owned the 2002 Acura RSX type S for about 1 month. The car does have 17" aftermarket rims and low pro tires. I have been hearing this clicking noise from the front right, by the tire. I know its not the wheels.. This clicking comes on when i press my brakes or accelerate sometimes I did replace the struts and nothing changed. Its getting really annoing.I have also noticed when switching to 2nd gear there is a lil roughness in the shift, Anyone have any suggestions on what it is.
#992 of 1045 maintenance required light on at 30k mil
May 24, 2006 (11:42 am)
The dealership wants approximately $380 to come in and have them change the air filter, cabin filter..and do some check up..
How can I save money and do things myself? and how necessary at 30k miles is it to have them (the dealership) check the car out?
Also, any local area (Los Angeles) RSX Owners use someone certified, more care giving and less expensive then the Acura Dealership?
thanks so much
May 25, 2006 (10:08 pm)
if you want to do the 30K service by the book, BUT:
1. you can change both filters yourself, for about $30 in parts.
2. for $380, the dealer is without a doubt doing some type of laundry list of "services they recommend" - you could just ask them to do what is listed in the book for 30K (pretty much just those filters, tire rotation, and oil change) and see what they say for price
3. you could have a private shop just do those things, for even less money
4. you could get an oil change and turn the maintenance light off yourself - just hold down the odometer button and turn the key to 'on', hold it for a count of five or so, and the light goes out.
Some inspections are part of the maintenance schedule Honda provides. It might not be a bad idea to do them if you plan to keep the car a long time.
#994 of 1045 Re: it's up to you [nippononly]
May 26, 2006 (2:15 pm)
thanks so much.
I've asked acura and they say as long as I keep receipts my extended warranty is intaked.
I already did the oil and had the tires rotated months ago...so I'm gonna change the air filter and cabin filter..
I'm sure the belts are fine at 30K...
have a great memorial day weekend...safe driving.
#995 of 1045 RSX noise on low speed
Feb 06, 2008 (7:58 pm)
I am trying to buy a 2004 rsx
I just looked at one this afternoon.
Car is in good shape and deal is pretty good too.
I would love to buy it if I can resolve this problem.
when I was test driving this car, I noticed high-pitched noise comming from
the front of the car. I could only hear it between 0-10 miles and when I went faster
the sound disappeared.
Noise sounded like high-pitched electric/flapping sound. I was not loud but I could clearly hear it.
I am a first time driver and knows nothing about car.
Please enlight me people!