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#216 of 225 Re: Rattle sound [phycs]
Aug 20, 2009 (3:29 pm)
Did you ever get this issue resolved. I have a 1 month old Acura TSX that seems to have the same issue. I took it in and they want to replace the DRIVE BELT TENSIONER. Seems strange to me. And to replace this so soon freaks me out. Had a Honda Accord for years with no issues. Is this car junk? Worried...
#217 of 225 rattle and squeak noise 2010 tsx
Jul 06, 2010 (8:58 am)
I own a 2010 tsx w 7500 miles and from time to time no matter the circumstance, I hear a slight rattle on the rear passenger side. Today I heard a light flute like squeak sometimes after small bumps on the road or even smooth road conditions. I have made an appt w a local acura dealer. Has anyone had the same problem? please help. Thank you.
#218 of 225 Re: rattle and squeak noise 2010 tsx [looking4tsx]
Jul 11, 2010 (6:27 pm)
My brand new 2010 TSX V6 had noise coming from under the car whenever the car stop and go or makes a turn. I told them the noise seem to be related to body torque. The dealer inserted shim wedges in the sill panels on both sides of the car. That seem to work so far.
I have another thumping noise when an idle or cold engine is started. The dealer says it's normal on the V6 due to the vacuum/hydraulic controlled engine mount. I find this thumping noise irritating. Do you have this thumping noise?
#219 of 225 Re: rattle and squeak noise 2010 tsx [looking4tsx]
Jul 26, 2010 (6:41 pm)
I have a 2010 TSX with Tech package that I purchased just last month.
I too hear a "rattle" sound that seems to be coming from the rear passenger side. I checked my trunk to see if anything was moving, but didn't see anything. I completely emptied out my car, and took it to the dealer. They said there were some screws loose in the subframe. They tightened them and said it was all fixed.
I still hear the "rattle" sound. So, I went to another dealership, and the worst part is, I drove the tech with me, and I didn't hear the rattling sound. He was sitting in the rear passenger seat. It now makes me wonder if that had an effect.
Since the dealership I bought the car from hasn't fixed the problem and their service sucks, I'm still trying to fight them to get it right!
#220 of 225 Re: Whistling noise, cont'd... [lori]
Aug 12, 2010 (4:22 am)
This whistling sound under acceleration has got me crazy so I started doing some research.
Most people say the dealer told them it's normal and I guess most people just live with it. I don't think it's normal so I 'm trying to figure it out.
yesterday I played with the car to try and track it down.
1. A/C on, noise still there.
2. A/C off, noise still there.
3. Checked the cabin filter area while driving, no leaks (common issue on TL and made a whistling noise)
4. put the car in neutral and revved it while driving on the highway......noise not there...........could it possibly be tranny related?????????
I want to compile a list of everyone who has this issue and maybe we can figure it out. I guess if I have a long list of people, Acura won't ignore the facts. I heard a lot of people on tsxclub.com reporting the same issue as well so I'm going to post there too.
you can put the info on this thread or emnail me (e36kk318aol.com)
4. a/t or m/t
6. try neutral thing and see if noise goes away
#221 of 225 Re: Whistling noise, cont'd... [kosta112]
Aug 12, 2010 (4:37 am)
I guess that means my 06 tsx is not normal-do not have that problem. It did have a dash rattle when it was about 6 months old. The dealer fixed it and no rattles since then. Not bad for almost 110,000 miles.
#223 of 225 Re: Whistling noise, cont'd... [tsxsilver]
Aug 22, 2010 (1:33 pm)
Hi I recently traded my tsx in. It was an 09 base after about 25000 miles or so I heard a sound coming from the passenger side window area. I just happened to look up after of course turning the radio down and noticed the outside window garnish was flapping in the wind and creating a whistling noise at first thought it just came loose but after getting to destination and overlooking it a little further had found out the the clips holding the garnish on had broke. They looked flimsy also took it to dealer and they fixed it told me if happened again the would try and find a better way of keeping the garnishes down and tight. Hope this helps. yesterday though just but an 04 with some noises hope to help you with those if I find what the are.
tim in ohio
#224 of 225 Re: rattle and squeak noise 2010 tsx [looking4tsx]
Jul 25, 2012 (7:49 am)
I have a 2010 TSX with tech package. I have the same high pitch rattle in the rear passenger side of the car. I listen to talk radio alot and this sound drives me crazy. i brought to my dealer and they replaced the rear struts and no difference, they then replaced the sub woofer and no difference. They said they took apart the whole rear deck and rear seat and found nothing. So we decided to take another 2010 tsx for a ride and bam the same sound. The mechanic and service adviser passed it off like it is what it is. So i called Acura customer relations and I was told to talk to the service manager and if that didn't work look at trading my car in. later in the week i am going to have my wife drive the car while I am in the back with the seats down to see if I can pin point it.
#225 of 225 Re: Whistling noise, cont'd... [kosta112]
Sep 07, 2012 (9:45 am)
I have same (similar) WHISTLING problem:
2010 TSX, 4 cyl, 6spd manual, 35,500miles. Whistles regularly at steady speeds between abt 2800-320 rpm. High frequency. Whistle fades in, stays steady for several seconds, then fades out. I used a lap timer and these cycles were repeating at abt a constant 20sec interval for about a dozen cycles that I measured. 50% of the time it occurs, obviously most noticeable at highway speeds with engine constant. I THINK the sound goes away when AC turned off...
Car is at dealer today who diagnosed it (incorrectly I believe) as tranny bearings, so they are replacing all under warranty.
They have me a 2010 loaned (automatic) and guess what, same whistling sound, but not as pronounced as in my standard.
Any hints out there??