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#71 of 95 Re: TSX SF break in ring [colleen419]
Jan 17, 2009 (10:34 pm)
I realize it's been a year since anyone posted anything on this forum, but I just had my 2005 Acura TL broken into on Friday night on Filbert St between Gough and Octavia (in SF). My story completely mirrors everyone else's: no evidence of forced entry, manual and registration was taken, as well as a clean sweep of the trunk. I am SO frustrated/violated and I'm going straight to the Acura Dealer tomorrow. I filed a police report and am very worried that this string of Acura Theft is still happening. I will be calling the Acura USA customer service line as well; if anyone is still interested in joining forces - I'm in.
#72 of 95 Re: TSX SF break in ring [colleen419]
Jan 30, 2009 (11:21 am)
Same thing happened to me in San Francisco earlier this week.
No sign of break-in, manual and registration was stolen.
I called Acura Client Relations and they were downright rude. I am *deeply* unsatisfied by the response by acura. I'm filing a police report today.
I'm glad to hear there are a number of other people with the same issue. Hopefully this helps catch whoever is behind this.
#73 of 95 Re: TSX SF break in ring [TSXOwner42]
Jan 30, 2009 (11:34 am)
sorry to hear that. Is it only acura's that are getting things stolen from. When living in Stroudsburg, Pa a few years ago the same thing was happening. We owned a mazda that was locked but someone got in somehow. They stole the ashtray that had coins and tokens plus the manual. I know they have done that to bmw's.
#74 of 95 Re: TSX SF break in ring [nj2pa2nc]
Jan 30, 2009 (12:21 pm)
I can see taking the registration to get your address, but why do they steal the manual?
#75 of 95 Re: TSX SF break in ring [fedlawman]
Jan 30, 2009 (12:34 pm)
I have no idea but it was taken. I used to leave the service receipts in my car-I no longer do that-I also do not leave my registration or anything that has my name and address on it in the glove box.
#76 of 95 Re: TSX SF break in ring [fedlawman]
Jan 30, 2009 (5:07 pm)
There is a market for owner's manuals.
#77 of 95 Re: TSX SF break in ring [nj2pa2nc]
Jan 30, 2009 (5:15 pm)
This sounds like an "inside job". Someone who works for one of the Acura dealers in SF area must either know of a vulnerability in the locking system of TL and TSX, or can duplicate a "master key' that can unlock the cars.
#78 of 95 Re: TSX SF break in ring [bodble2]
Jan 31, 2009 (11:08 am)
Well, these kind of TSX break-ins have been talked about here at Edmunds since 2004 at least.
Mar 28, 2009 (1:15 pm)
My 2005 TSX was broken into last night in Walnut Creek. It was parked directly outside the service entrance to Walnut Creek Honda while we were hanging out in the downtown area. If you're familiar with the area, you'll also note that this is not 150 yards away from the police station! Typical thing - no sign of forced entry, took my old CD's, jacket and prescription glasses. Left the owners manual. Very frustrating - it's like those things don't have any value to anyone else, but will cost me hundreds of dollars to replace.
Anyway, because of the proximity to the Honda dealership and the police station my first inclination is that this has to be some sort of inside job, as whomever did it obviously knew what they were doing. They had to have been fast and didn't worry about looking suspicious to the police. Well, lesson learned - I'll never keep anything in that car again.
#80 of 95 Re: Another one [concord94518]
Apr 07, 2009 (12:00 pm)
Was your car still armed when you returned to it, or did they somehow managed to disarm the alarm? I wonder if an aftermarket alarm would deter these break-ins since obviously there is the TSX has some weakness in its securty "armour" that has become public knowledge.