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#966 of 1262 Re: Any Long Term Problems with '04 TSX? [johnny420]
Jul 13, 2006 (8:05 pm)
i have a 2004 acura 6 manual speed. Was bought new. (that is with 20,000kms on it as it was a demo). The mileage is still very low (i think 27000km).Last may the transmission broke down, and the car is still at the acura dealership...more than 2 months later! We bought the extended warranty just in case, and even though it is still under warranty, they want to charge us for the repairs for more than $3200. They say the driver is at fault. Only i and my husband drive it, we're in our 40's, not teenagers...and we previously owned an acura integra , standard as well for 8 years, and we NEVER had a problem with it. I think the TSX might have the same transmission problems as the other acura vehicles, but they just don't want to recognize it and there's not enough history yet...The TSX has only been in circulation for 2 years. Had i known about the transmission problems Acura has, i would have never bought that car. We bought Acura to have a car that gives no problems, to have a safe car to drive our kids around, and for the service. We're not happy with the car and we've been badly treated, so as far as we're concerned, we'll never buy another Acura or Honda. Our next car is a Mercedes...man i would never have thought about it, but mercedes actually has a vehicle in the same price range that's soooo much better. No comparison. I'm just so happy now to have a car you can depend on , and a company that has an outstanding customer service. Nowadays Acura is overrated.
#967 of 1262 Re: Any Long Term Problems with '04 TSX? [bfmartin]
Jul 14, 2006 (8:45 am)
First of all, the Honda/Acura transmission problems have been problems with the automatics, and almost all of those are with the 6 cyl engines. So your failure has nothing to do with that.
If you had 20k on the odo when you bought it, it was NOT new. And it is likely (but not certain) that the failure is driver related - it's just that you weren't the driver responsible. I can just imagine the test drives that car had seen before you bought it.
Your dealer is absolutely horrible. You need to call Honda of Canada (I assume that you are in Canada since you mentioned km) immediately and get that repair handled. They cannot prove you were the one that damaged the transmission, so they need pay for that.
While I would certainly be upset with Acura if I were you, I urge you to look up Mercedes reliability before you purchase a C-class. The customer service will be utilized often.
#968 of 1262 Re: Any Long Term Problems with '04 TSX? [bfmartin]
Jul 14, 2006 (2:28 pm)
Our next car is a Mercedes...man i would never have thought about it, but mercedes actually has a vehicle in the same price range that's soooo much better.
LOL! Good luck with that.
#969 of 1262 Re: Any Long Term Problems with '04 TSX? [bfmartin]
Jul 21, 2006 (6:31 am)
Our next car is a Mercedes...man i would never have thought about it, but mercedes actually has a vehicle in the same price range that's soooo much better. No comparison. I'm just so happy now to have a car you can depend on , and a company that has an outstanding customer service. Nowadays Acura is overrated.
Well, you did buy a demo. While everyone makes their own choices, personally I would NEVER buy a demo. I've been on test drives where extremely low mileage cars have been whipped. Being a demo is a tough start for a new car. Break-in periods are important and demos don't get them.
Any brand has problem cars and this doesn't mean that Acura is "overrated". Sorry that you had serious problems, but most Acura buyers do not. Jumping to a Mercedes product is ABSOLUTELY no guarantee of satisfaction. M-B's recent reliability (especially electronics) has been well below industry average. And out of warranty repair costs will make you cry.
Good luck in any case.
#970 of 1262 Idle vibration
Jul 25, 2006 (10:21 am)
I bought 2004 TSX with $20,000 with 10,000mile
Driving is OK and looks pretty new.
But in the idle state. the car is vibrating a little.
And when I ignite the engine by the key. I feels it is harder than other cars. Like, the engine rotates more than other cars, and feels longer than 1sec. Not smoothy start the engine.
Others are just fine.
Is this normal?
#971 of 1262 Re: Idle vibration [notilas]
Jul 26, 2006 (7:54 am)
I assume you have an automatic. The vibration is a known issue with AT TSX's. I'm not sure there is a resolution available for this.
The sluggish starting is the result of the relatively weak OEM battery, and can be fixed by getting an aftermarket battery with more cold cranking amps. If it doesn't bother you, then leave it be, because the car will still start. One thing I'll say is don't run the radio for extended periods with the car off, because you'll drain the battery pretty quickly.
I speak from experience on that one.