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#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.
#79 of 141 Re: Clutch Failure - 2007 TSX - 36K Miles [kevininri]
Oct 13, 2009 (4:05 pm)
The thing that makes this unusual is that it failed in such a way that it had to be towed. Generally a clutch goes out slowly over time - it doesn't just blow up to the point that it can't be driven all of a sudden.
#80 of 141 Re: Clutch Failure - 2007 TSX - 36K Miles [biker4]
Oct 14, 2009 (1:26 am)
Hmm, weird. I have not ever had a clutch go out on me previous to that, so I am not sure how that typically works. Mine would randomly rev really high if I would try to push on the gas sometimes. I had no problems whatsoever with my clutch until that... and of course I took it to the dealership that very day, bc there's no way you can drive it like that! But yeah, I didn't have to have it towed. I was 200 miles away from home when it happened and was able to limp it in to the dealership.
That is really awful that you have to deal with that! With the hard economic times right now, you would think they would be fighting for your repeat business and/or referrals!
#81 of 141 Re: Clutch Failure - 2007 TSX - 36K Miles [marenlindsey]
Oct 21, 2009 (10:59 am)
Sounds like you people... need to stop complaining, go back to school and learn how to drive a vehicle with a clutch...
#82 of 141 Re: 2007 TSX MT Clutch out at 25K [nj2pa2nc]
Oct 21, 2009 (11:25 am)
update-my tsx now has 94,000 miles-no clutch problems-still smooth
#83 of 141 Re: Clutch Failure - 2007 TSX - 36K Miles [tech30]
Oct 21, 2009 (4:07 pm)
Wow, your intelligence astounds me. I guess you have never heard of parts failing?
#84 of 141 Re: Clutch Failure 2006 TSX 19000 miles
Oct 28, 2009 (11:19 am)
Well it happened to me. Last Friday I got into the TSX and no clutch. Had it towed to Walker Acura here in New Orleans. Monday evening the service manager calls and confirms clutch is shot and repairs will not be covered under warranty because this is a wear and tear item. I express dismay, since the car only has 19,000 miles on it. He will not budge. I call Acura Client Services and am basically told " too bad" clutch considered a wear and tear item. I explain I am 58 years old and certainly do not dog the car. No avail.
I have been driving manual transmissions since I was 15. My current daily driver is a 2002 Corvette 6 speed with over 80,000 miles. Never a clutch problem.
I am highly disappointed with Acura. This is my second Acura ( I had a manual CL a few years back) but likely my last. I expect this kind of blow off from GM but not Honda. Fortunately I am an attorney so I will pursue this in small claims court if need be. Again,my beef is with Acura, not the dealer. From other posts on this site I see premature clutch failure is a recurring problem that Acura just does not want to address.
#85 of 141 Re: Clutch Failure 2006 TSX 19000 miles [djfoster]
Oct 28, 2009 (11:39 am)
Before I sold the car in 2005, the T/O bearing on my 2004 TSX clutch started going out at 18,000 miles. The dealer fixed my car under warranty.
It's my opinion that the drive-by-wire throttle is a contributor to the problem. Throttle tip-in is more sensitive/sudden than on manual cars of a few years ago (with conventional cable actuated throttles), and it's more strain on the clutch to get a smooth engagement/disengagement.