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#213 of 225 Re: Brakes cause much rattling of front end at medium speeds [cgr1]
Jul 27, 2009 (11:30 am)
I have the same front end problems, i.e. rattling and steering wheel vibration. I have a 2008 TSX w/26,000 miles on it. The dealer told me the rotors were warped and this is a common problem if the car is driven in city traffic and the brakes are used alot or if a young person drives the car being they are harder on the brakes. My cost is $300.00 to turn down both front rotors at the Acura dealer. I was told this is not a defect and is not covered under the warranty. I have owned quite a few cars in my time and have never experienced this issue at this low mileage. Funny thing is I have complained about brake noise many times to them and they even inspected the brakes before this and supposedly found no problems. I guess rotors can warp in between 3,000 mile service intervals now! The good thing is it's a lease car and if the problems continue Acura can take the car back next year and I will take my business else where.
#214 of 225 Re: Brakes cause much rattling of front end at medium speeds [gmzz]
Jul 27, 2009 (12:12 pm)
The rotors on my 03 Hyundai warped when I was driving down a very steep hill. I had to brake harder when I made a sharp turn and drove thru a puddle of water. It caused the brakes to cool down too rapidly. Hence warped rotors. The dealer fixed it free under warranty and included new brake pads. (car had 43,000 miles)
#215 of 225 Re: Brakes cause much rattling of front end at medium speeds [nj2pa2nc]
Jul 28, 2009 (5:12 am)
additional info: I also own a 06 6MT tsx, bought new 11/06. It still has the original brakes, battery and runs excellent after 88,000+miles.
#216 of 225 Re: Rattle sound [phycs]
Aug 20, 2009 (2:29 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 (7:58 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 (5:27 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 (5:41 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 (3:22 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 (3:37 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.