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#46 of 95 Re: remote reset [tsxmods]
Jan 08, 2007 (5:22 pm)
The dealer showed me how to do this today...you have to put the key to the on position then click the lock key on the remote. Do this four times and you will hear/see the doors locked. Then click to unlock the door and it should be reprogrammed. If you are doing it with two remotes, unlock the first and then the second at the last step.
#47 of 95 Re: TSX easy to break into? [kennethsf]
Mar 13, 2007 (11:16 am)
Hi - i know it's been a while since your post on acura break ins. Just came accross the forum, my 06 acura was broken into twice in the past 3 months, SF area, no damage at all to the car/no signs and so the first time around i thought i might have forgotten to lock the car. lost golf clubs, laptops, portable GPS, shawl and a watch all kept out of sight - filed a police report, but would like to get more info on what other follow thru items that you did. aftermarket alarm, change remote code thru the dealers etc anything else that i should be aware of?
#48 of 95 Re: TSX easy to break into? [anjacura]
Mar 20, 2007 (3:13 pm)
I am the gal that posted back in Nov of 2005, after the first few times my car was broken into. I then just dealt with the fact that this was part of this car and living in the city and left ABSOLUTELY nothing in my car and had the trunk locked from the inside so that they couldn't get in. Last night someone broke into my car, electrically rolled down all the windows and stole my golf clubs out of the locked trunk???? I am BAFFLED at how this happened?? Has anyone else had this happen? I am so over this problem and have not really heard of any great options.
Thanks for any help.
#49 of 95 Re: TSX easy to break into? [lpretzer]
Aug 19, 2007 (3:46 pm)
Argh, I have now fallen victim twice to the 2006 TSX thieves, once in Noe Valley and the other on Sansome Street and Green Street . Both times happened on a Friday night, so now I will well remember not to leave a SINGLE thing in my car. Thanks for the various suggestions... I think I will go get a Clifford alarm with the random code... and ask my dealer about this problem and see what their two cents are.
#50 of 95 TSX SF break in ring
Sep 17, 2007 (11:34 pm)
I just recently had my car broken into on leavenworth and chestnut. I unfortunately had my work bag which included my laptop in my trunk...yes, my own stupidity to have it in there. I was absolutely dumbstruck when i got to my car and saw that it had been broken into without any signs of forced entry. I couldn't figure it out and started to doubt whether I had really locked it even though I knew I had. I lost all credibility with my insurance company and my boss/company since they thought that I had obviously just left the car unlocked. THANK YOU for giving me back my sanity! Has anyone thought of actually trying to legitimately stop these LOSERS. If it is an IS job, could Acura be held legally responsible through a class action lawsuit? Seriously, who wants to own a car that has been broken into 6-8x! I'm obviously not an expert on this but I think the police or Acura should take responsibility and address the problem. It's been affecting a large amount of SF civilians since 2005 and should come to an end now!
#51 of 95 Re: TSX SF break in ring [natsf]
Nov 01, 2007 (1:15 am)
Wow -- just found this forum. Just had my 2004 TSX broken into this week in San Francisco, and very similar location to yours, natsf. I also thought I was going crazy wondering if I forgot to lock my doors or something. Nothing significant stolen since I don't leave anything major in my car, but still annoying. This is the second time in the last couple years.
Interesting story about the first time I was broken into:
I have a 2004 TSX, but the morning after the breakin, I found the installation/user guide for the stock navigation system on the ground next to my car, but for the 2005 TSX. There's no reason why I would have the 2005 documentation in my car, so the thiefs obviously brought it with them. Not sure if they were targeting my Nav system or just using it to help break in, but it certainly means that they were targeting the TSX. They hit paydirt w/ the 2 computers and digital camera I had in the car (not in plain sight). The fact that the manual I found on the ground was an installation guide leads me to believe that there is some insider involved (probably from a dealer).
I'm doing a casual "stake-out" by watching my car out my window late at night, but the anger motivating me to do that will start to subside I'm sure. I think I'm going to get one of those random-code systems installed. And of course make sure NOTHING is left in my car at night.
#52 of 95 Re: TSX SF break in ring [marksf]
Nov 01, 2007 (2:14 am)
Welcome to CarSpace - keep us posted.
#53 of 95 Re: TSX SF break in ring [marksf]
Nov 14, 2007 (6:10 pm)
I have a 2008 TSX and it was broken into about 3 weeks ago shortly after I purchased it. They also were able to get in with no signs of a break-in. Took a duffle bag, gunglasses but did not take my CDs or the wheel locks that were in the car.
I live in SF and bought my car at Marin Acura. I think someone else said they service their TSX at Marin Acura. (I wonder how many of us either bought or get service at Marin Acura.) I called them and the service manager I spoke with says he was familiar with the problem and just advised me not to keep anything in the car. He said, in particular they seem to want the Owner's Manual. I also spoke with a Customer Service manager and she said that she gets about 3 calls a month from people they sell to in SF. I have no proof but something seems quite fishy. I have filed a police report and I encourage others to do the same so at least they can track it and maybe see a pattern or something. I wish I had read these posts earlier but I am now garaging my car to prevent future break-ins.
#54 of 95 Re: TSX SF break in ring [jm777]
Nov 20, 2007 (12:39 am)
I am so relieved that I'm not losing my mind.
I have a 2004 TSX. The owners manual was liberated during its first year in Noe Valley. I have taken to keeping the quarter dispenser stocked in hopes of appeasing whomever kept getting into my car. The dealer (South City) assured me that the car was impenetrable short of throwing a brick thru the window, so I must have left it unlocked....
My neighbors have grown tired of me clicking the lock button thru the kitchen window with it's reassuring click, several times a night. You can never be too sure.
So what happens?
They stole the shifter knob!!!
That one piece costs $150
The next one goes on with lock-tite.
But, now all I need is an aftermarket alarm to stop the madness.
Thank god, I'm not going senile.
#55 of 95 Re: TSX SF break in ring [jm777]
Dec 13, 2007 (12:18 pm)
Yesturday, my 2005 TSX got broken into!!!! (no signs of breaking in)
This happened at Stonestown Mall - near the Borders/Nordstroms entrance. Nothing valuable was in view... And all they stole was... from the glove compartment was some cash and my Owner's Manual!!!!!!!!!!!!
I thought I do some research online about getting a new owner's manual or why this is being stolen and I ran into this forum just now... and I can't believe this has been happening to others too! I wonder what can I do to avoid this happening again!?!???
Also had another TSX-break-in last year at Harrison/Main St - w/ broken window & nothing stolen. But I found my silver sunshade opened on top of all the broken glass, which I always kept closed-up on the floor. They must have assumed the silver on the floor was a laptop or something.
So since then, I made sure there is absolutely nothing in site... But STILL, there are TSX break-ins for the Owners Manual????
Everyone, please do your police report so someone can track this pattern... And I wonder if Acura should do a recall of their carlocks or something? I don't know, what should they do or what should we, the car owners, do?