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#69 of 141 2007 TSX MT Clutch out at 25K
Nov 24, 2008 (2:53 pm)
I leased a 2007 TSX MT and have had it for 23 months. I was driving it back from California to Oregon on I-5 in cruise control when my clutch went out on me. This is the 2nd Acura I have bought at Tonkin in Portland... I love Hondas! I have always taken it to the dealer I bought it from for all services... even though it's more expensive than a private shop, this way they have all records showing I have had all of my services kept up on.
They told me that normally this is considered a wear item but that since I have had all of my services done there previously they will cover the otherwise $1800 fix. I wonder if this is bc I leased it and can just turn it in at the end? Not sure, but I will be raving about Tonkin to everyone I know!! They have always taken great care of me as a loyal customer.
Still CRAZY that my clutch went out at 25K!! Has anyone else had early problems with their 2007 MTs? I have been driving MT for 10 years now, and would hope I know what I am doing by now!!
#70 of 141 Re: 2007 TSX MT Clutch out at 25K [marenlindsey]
Nov 25, 2008 (1:10 pm)
Sorry to hear about the clutch going out but glad to hear you have an excellent dealer. I am happy to say I have no problems with the clutch on my 06 tsx, bought new 11/17/06. It now has 66,500 miles. I also have an excellent dealer that I recommend to others-Lehigh Valley Acura in Pa..
#71 of 141 Two premature failures of my '05 TL clutches
Jan 26, 2009 (10:35 am)
I too have driven MT cars for a long time (40+ years) and like you and the posters of this thread’s Messages #61 (‘clubkitty’) and #66 (‘levinbrook’), have experienced premature clutch failure with my Acura (’05 TL model), requiring two clutch replacements over the course of 84K miles of driving -- around twice the failure rate for the clutches on the 7 cars previously owned by me. Based on such prior experience (and as a practicing professional engineer), I find it absurd that a properly operated clutch should need replacing at about the same time as the disk-brake pads do, as mine did. Making it even more absurd, the total parts & labor cost was around twice that for other cars (including clutch replacements in Honda’s, Acura’s parent company, by the way), resulting in fourfold higher clutch-replacement costs over time!!
I believe that the poster ‘levinbrook’ was exploring the possibility of some sort of class-action lawsuit, but I do not know what progress s/he has made in such pursuits.
#72 of 141 Longer Wear Life
Apr 30, 2009 (7:50 am)
Sorry to hear about the short clutch wear life. Might want to look into a 100% Kevlar composite clutch from Tribco www.tribco.com. Their products last 3-5 times longer, is smooth engaging and doesn't wear the flywheel! Just make sure the opposing surface is smooth and free of grooves and cracks to begin with and it'll stay that way.
#73 of 141 Re: 04 TSX MT Clutch Creaking Noise [johnny420]
Jul 29, 2009 (9:02 am)
I completely agree. My TSX clutch went out at 38K miles and I went to Acura but the District Manager here in the Bellevue area denied me (where I bought the car new). I have driven a manual transmission for 18 years and this is the first clutch to die on me. It is a faulty clutch. $1,300 later, that is the last Acura I will ever buy. Luxury car? Warranty? WHATEVER!!!! I am going to tell everyone I know.
#74 of 141 Re: 04 TSX MT Clutch Creaking Noise [jlar]
Jul 29, 2009 (10:39 am)
sorry for your problems with the tsx clutch. I own a 06 6MT tsx, bought new 11/06. It has 88,000+problem free miles. Love it . I am planning on buying the 2010 TL when it gets the manual transmission.
Jul 29, 2009 (8:31 pm)
I am so sorry to hear of your problem also with your clutch. They really should have done something for you, at the very least to meet you half way?! I hope that you told them about how they made you feel about Acuras and about their dealership!
Terrible... customer service can make all the difference!
Here's hoping your Acura has a long life now after you have replaced the clutch!!
#76 of 141 Clutch Failure - 2007 TSX - 36K Miles
Oct 12, 2009 (1:07 pm)
Just experienced clutch failure the other day with my 2007 TSX with only 36,000 miles. Had to have the car towed to the dealer after the clutch failed and was quoted around $1800 to have it replaced. I've been driving manual transmission vehicles for the last 14 years (4 vehicles total purchased new), mostly highway driving, and all of my other vehicles have gotten at least 70-80K miles without having any issues with the clutch. Dealer suggested I call Acura customer care, and they (along with the district service manager) explained that the clutch is a "wear and tear" item, and after 12,000 miles, there are ABSOLUTELY no exceptions to this unless something else faulty within the transmission caused the clutch failure. Other than this, I'd been pretty happy with my car, and may have considered purchasing a new one next year sometime, but after reading these posts and hearing Acura's response on this, I will absolutely never consider another Acura vehicle again.
#77 of 141 Re: Clutch Failure - 2007 TSX - 36K Miles [kevininri]
Oct 12, 2009 (2:07 pm)
Dang!! There's nothing they will do for you? The Acura dealership I worked with actually made the call to fix it for me. They said it would be a one time favor since it was the second car I had bought from them and also I take it there for all of its servicing. Did you tell the dealer that you will never buy Acura again and spread the word to everyone you knew not to buy from their store? This might get their attention... it sounds like a bunch of crap to me!
#78 of 141 Re: Clutch Failure - 2007 TSX - 36K Miles [kevininri]
Oct 12, 2009 (3:42 pm)
sorry to hear that-I am happy to say I have no problems with the clutch (knock on wood) on my 06 tsx, bought new 11/06. It now has 93,000+miles, I learned to drive manual transmission on the first car I owned-a 1971 VW Super Beetle (my brother taught me) Have been driving MT ever since and never had clutch problems.