Last post on Apr 28, 2012 at 4:10 AM
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#1248 of 1257 2010 TSX 4cyl Tech / HARD START
Aug 11, 2010 (4:39 am)
On several occasions now on a cold engine when I start the car is just keeps turning over for about 6 - 8 seconds and then fires..... sputters and then is fine. Anybody else experience this problem? I took it into the dealer yesterday to get it looked at and will keep you posted.
#1249 of 1257 Re: 2004 Acura TSX Air Conditioning randomly goes out [franquimarie]
Oct 17, 2011 (5:49 am)
Hello, I was just told that my Acura TSX 06 ac unit blew up in a matter of seconds, and the dealer is trying to charge me 3500. They also said they are looking into good faith. Im crushed because the vehicle only has 50,000 miles on it and its never had any major problems. My husband and I are thinking of never buying an Acura or Honda again if they don't pay for it. We've always taken it to the dealership for every scheduled maintenance.
#1250 of 1257 Re: 2004 Acura TSX Air Conditioning randomly goes out [acuratsx06va]
Oct 17, 2011 (6:09 am)
Since you have taken the car to the dealership for all the maitenance, there will be a better chance of having it covered under goodwill. Did the dealer determine what the cause of the problem. I have heard of rocks hitting some part causing the a/c to stop working (not sure of which). Hoping my 06 tsx keeps going problem free. It will be 5 years old on Nov. 17th and now has 127,000 miles. I also have all the service done by a acura dealer. Love it.
#1252 of 1257 2007 TSX - No problems at all
Apr 12, 2012 (9:10 pm)
I'm looking for a new car and these forums have been very helpful, especially to get a feel for problems that might occur with various vehicles. But, it's often hard to tell if some cars are really problematic, or if it's just that bad news that gets broadcast here. So, in the interest of balance, here's my report on my 2007 TSX. I bought it new in 07 and it has not given me a single problem in 65000 miles of ownership. It's been the most trouble free car that I've owned.
I'm not too jazzed about Acura's current offerings, but after reading the horror stories in the Audi and BMW forums, I'm reconsidering as my TSX has been more reliable than a pair of scissors.
#1253 of 1257 Re: 2007 TSX - No problems at all [astropup]
Apr 13, 2012 (2:46 am)
I agree-Own a 06 Tsx, bought new 11/17/06. I have all the service done by a acura dealer. It now has 138,000+ problem free miles. It will soon need its 1st brake pad replacement.
Apr 13, 2012 (9:40 am)
My '08 TSX has about 61K miles on it, and the only thing I've had to do to it is replace the battery and have collision damage fixed from having hit a coyote on the freeway.
Everything works & has all along.
#1255 of 1257 What will happen if i put 87 octane into my Acura?
Apr 21, 2012 (7:17 pm)
I have a 2009 Acura TSX -- and for the past 3 years I have been filling up with 87 octane. I didn't realize until now that the TSX should have higher octane.
Does anyone know if this could cause engine issues?
Is higher octane REQUIRED or RECOMMENDED ? and whats the difference?
should i sell this car now (if i can get a fair price) or will the car hold its value even if I used different gas?
and, if its okay to use 87 and cause no harm to the car....why would i use higher, and is it worth it?
Thank you in advance to anyone who can help with this complex question!!
#1256 of 1257 Re: What will happen if i put 87 octane into my Acura? [fredlang]
Apr 22, 2012 (3:26 am)
From personal experience- own a 06 tsx, bought new 11/17/06. I have all the service done by acura dealers. I get compliments on how my car is maintained and looks. I average over 30mpg. Car still has original brakes, runs excellent with almost 139,000 miles. I use 87 octane. 91 or higher is recommended not required
#1257 of 1257 Re: What will happen if i put 87 octane into my Acura? [fredlang]
Apr 28, 2012 (4:10 am)
You would use 91 octane to get the full performance from the vehicle (car likely won't make the rated 201HP on regular). Also, some folks have gotten slightly better mileage using premium - as always YMMV.