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#1087 of 1262 Re: 2007 TSX (auto trans)shaking as if it is going to stall [ihammer]
Feb 23, 2008 (1:19 am)
I'll give you fair warning that I am all too familiar with your problem. 2006 TSX 29,500 miles, auto, never had a single issue until 2 months ago. While sitting at a red light, my car did the same thing, however it completely stalled. Saw the RPM's dropping quickly to zero. After several attempts, the auto did start, so I brought it to my dealer. They assured me it was bad gas and I had not been using premium fuel. I was quick to grab all my receipts for premium fuel from my armrest, and the service advisor was not a help. Time continued and the same incident occurred again. and again....and again... Almost every time I was slowing to a stop, the car idled down and completely stalled. If I was lucky enough that it didn't stall, after acceleration into an intesection, etc.....stalled there. I can't count the times this happened. I brought the vehicle in again, and was sternly told that if the dealer wasn't able to "reproduce" the problem in a test drive, there was nothing they could do. Whoa.... Is this Acura rep speaking to me, or one of his employees who just got wrote up for something. I was floored. By the way, Acura of Baton Rouge, LA sucks! Over the last two months, it has been in and out of the dealer without success. I have owned Honda's and Acura's my entire life and never did I expect this to be happening. Thankfully, the auto stalled while the svc. advisor was driving it from their intake department into the back and only then was I given a loaner car. Told I had a faulty battery and faulty fuel relay switch, which they replaced. I was assured the problem was fixed......guess what, it only got worse. I was only taken to the point of rage after stalling in a busy intersection causing a UPS truck to swerve and avoid hitting me, only to hit someone else. I made a formal complaint to Acura premium client services, heard nothing back. 3 days ago, I decided it was in the best safety interest of myself, and the rest of the driving public that This lemon had to go. Purchased a 328i. I thoroughly made BMW aware of the problems I was having with the vehicle and even warned them I thought I had a lemon. strangely enough, I was ushered in to the service manager and finance manager who were eager to hear my story. To my surprise, they were willing to do whatever necessary to get me into a BMW of my choice asap as long as I was willing to let them have all the service tickets and lame excuses written down from incompetent service advisors from my dealer. believe it or not, walked out of there with a much more expensive car, nothing down, exact same note, with the exact same payoff as my TSX had.....hmmmm...this is way too suspicious. I just made an even trade for an 06 TSX to an 08 328i, with premium pkg, sport pkg, etc. I was only further surprised by a prompt urgent message followed by a phone call the next day from the regional manager of Acura premium client services regarding a complaint. Too late, buddy. Did I just give some good ammo to BMW against Acura? Probably so. After what I've been through, I don't really care. But my advice to you is to bring the vehicle in, demand a loaner car and be prepared for a long haul and a lot of b.s. from Acura. I would ask to speak to the Service Manager on your first trip and express your extreme dissatisfaction. If you indeed have the same problem I did, the two of you will be very well acquainted. Sorry man, but your situation started just like mine and it only got worse. I could only hope yours may be rectified quicker and more civilly. Good luck.
#1088 of 1262 Re: 2007 TSX (auto trans)shaking as if it is going to stall [bking2]
Feb 23, 2008 (6:39 am)
What a terrible dealership!
I'm no expert, but it sounds to me like an air/fuel issue - a bad O2 sensor or something. Back in 2002, I had a company car (Chrysler LHS) that had the same issue come up after about 20,000 miles. The dealership I took it to told me it had something to do with the computer receiving a faulty signal that the car was at a different altitude, causing the computer to improperly set the air/fuel ratio. I wasn't very mechanically savvy back then, but I do know that the Chrysler was fixed under warranty (a re-flash, I think) in 1 day and the problem never returned.
Whatever the problem (O2 sensor, ECM, etc.), your OBD computer should have stored a fault code when your car stalled. All they had to do was plug a code reader into the OBD port to see what was happening.
Oh, and congrats on the 328i - terrific car. I suspect the BMW dealer was happy to take your trade-in because they know the problem is a simple and inexpensive fix. I assure you your old TSX is no lemon, and the BMW dealer won't lose money on it.
#1089 of 1262 Dealership experiences
Feb 23, 2008 (12:23 pm)
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#1090 of 1262 Re: 2007 TSX (auto trans)shaking as if it is going to stall [bking2]
Feb 28, 2008 (12:41 am)
I have a similar situation. I'm having problems with my 2006 TSX that has only 14k miles. Every time I go on vacation for about five to seven days, I come back and my car doesn't start. I've been having this problem since Dec 06. I've gone to the Acura dealership here in Hawaii multiple times for this problem. I've been told it was the battery at first, then when I got it replaced they ran a diagnostic on the car and found nothing. Just recently I went back for this problem and the service consultant told me that they didn't find anything wrong with the car and to just monitor it. I think I have monitored it quite enough, but supposedly that is all they could tell me. I wanted to know how did you go about getting your new car for the same amount of monthly payments and with no money down. Please let me know when you can. I'm thinking about getting a lawyer and taking it a step further. Thank you.
#1092 of 1262 car detailing
Mar 28, 2008 (8:21 pm)
Can anyone recommend a great place to have my 05 TSX detailed in the bay area. Any thoughts on dealership doing the job?
#1093 of 1262 Re: car detailing [dbhoak]
Mar 28, 2008 (9:55 pm)
I use a great service in Oakland. He will even come to your house. Look up Neo Automotive and ask for Bruce. He will even do some light bodywork if necessary, like removing small parking lot dings, etc.
#1094 of 1262 cracked fog lite lens
Apr 14, 2008 (3:21 pm)
My daughter has a cracked fog lite lens in her 08 tsx. Is this an easy fix (or must she go to the dealer) and can anyone recommend a good place to buy the replacement lens. I understand these crack very easily and is a common problem. Any help would be appreciated.
#1095 of 1262 Re: cracked fog lite lens [hp6130]
Apr 14, 2008 (7:39 pm)
I have an 07 and noticed one of my fog lights was cracked when I was in for my second service. The advisor asked if there was anything else I needed while I was there so I mentioned the fog lamp. They ended up replacing it under warranty as a goodwill gesture, so you might ask them to do the same. All they can do is say no.
#1096 of 1262 Re: cracked fog lite lens [hp6130]
Apr 15, 2008 (12:57 am)
Both of the foglights on my 06 tsx cracked within the first 7 months of ownership. The dealer replaced both of them free as a one-time goodwill. I now have rockblocker on them (ordered them from their website-rockblocker.com). I agree with dad 23, ask your acura dealer. Hopefully they are as excellent as the one I go to for service.