Last post on Aug 25, 2008 at 7:40 PM
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Acura TSX, Sedan
#6 of 15 Re: Acura TSX '09 Display Screen [fedlawman]
Aug 11, 2008 (2:43 pm)
Exactly, get a film to cover the screen, and you will probably see a world of difference, plus it will keep the screen looking new. If you look around online or elsewhere, you'll find a shield to do this quite well.
Problem solved, but wondering why Honda did not see this when the test the car? You would think one of their staff would drive one, and go, Hey, this car needs a non glare film on the screen. I know its not as easy as it sounds, doing so now, earlier in the production would remedy such complaints. I am not sure, this would keep me from buying a car, but rather weigh pros and cons, and see if there was a way to fix it for myself to live with. Every car has its faults, depending on each driver.
Do a general search online, and there are several options.
#7 of 15 Re: Acura TSX '09 Display Screen [bvdj84]
Aug 11, 2008 (5:16 pm)
"wondering why Honda did not see this when the test the car?"
It's because they drive on the wrong side of the road in Japan...
#8 of 15 Re: Acura TSX '09 Display Screen [bvdj84]
Aug 12, 2008 (3:16 am)
I sometimes get a glare on the odometer screen on my 06 tsx. Under certain street lights it looks distorted but I have learned to deal with it. I did not get the glare on the 09 tsx I test drove.
#9 of 15 Re: Acura TSX '09 Display Screen [nj2pa2nc]
Aug 14, 2008 (5:47 pm)
I had a '09 TSX as a service loaner for a day. It was a sunny day, and as long as the sun is hitting the screen, which was most of daylight hours, the screen is un-readable. The reflection of the grain pattern from the dash is just horrendous. This was a major oversight on Acura's part. Simply put, this problem alone would deter me from buying the car. I don't want to have to hunt around for some after-market film (which might bubble, peel off, melt, yellow, God knows what else) to apply on the screen. It is just not an acceptable solution for any car, let alone a supposedly entry-level luxury car.
#10 of 15 Re: Acura TSX '09 Display Screen [bodble2]
Aug 22, 2008 (7:30 am)
But, as annoying as that is, just be glad your driving one of the better built cars on the road, and that that issue is nothing compared to the issues on other cars. We really should be proud of our Honda products. Though not seeing the display is a big downfall, yes, on an entry level luxury car, I would assume that I wouldn't have to do anything to it. Surprising to think Honda overlooked something like this, but atleast its not as bad as other company's that over look more than this, sometimes bigger issues. Hopefully they will correct on the next years model, adding a factory coating to the display to overcome this. I would assume Honda employees would be driving their own models to review for themselves along the way. Because I know they do.
#11 of 15 Re: Acura TSX '09 Display Screen [bvdj84]
Aug 22, 2008 (7:57 am)
I owned a 05 honda civic ex-se, bought new, that was nothing but one problem after another. I sold it-great resale. My mother's new accord had to a dead battery that was replaced after it would not start (even with jumper cables) and had to be towed to the dealer. Our 05 hyundai elantra gt, bought at the same time as the honda, has been excellent after almost 80,000 problem free miles. My 06 tsx is also excellent despite the odometer that looks distorted at times. It has almost 58,000 problem free miles.
#12 of 15 Re: Acura TSX '09 Display Screen [bodble2]
Aug 23, 2008 (6:50 am)
I did not have the problem when I drove a loaner 09 TSX. Turing head-lights on might solve the problem. I drive my 05 TSX with head-lights always on.
#13 of 15 Re: Acura TSX '09 Display Screen [stones3131]
Aug 23, 2008 (5:59 pm)
I have a 2009 TSX without the navigation, so it is not a problem for me. It only happen when the sun hit the dash board at a certain angle. Because I don't look at that screen much, not a problem for me. A antiglare film should fix the problem
#14 of 15 Re: Acura TSX '09 Display Screen [redbugeye]
Aug 25, 2008 (4:02 pm)
"Turing head-lights on might solve the problem" Perhaps, although I didn't try that. However, the TSX now has fully automatic headlights, so I would hate to lose the advantage of that by turning the lights to "on" all the time. (Would the lights still turn off automatically if they were turned to the "on" position?)
#15 of 15 Re: Acura TSX '09 Display Screen [kimberly_jj]
Aug 25, 2008 (7:40 pm)
I had an 09 TSX for a few days while my 07 TL was in the shop and found the glare on the display was so bad it was readable much less than 50% of the time we were in the car during the day time. I let the local Acura dealership and Acura USA know that we considered replacing our 1999 TL with an 09 TSX but until this is fixed we would never consider purchasing one. There is simply no excuse for this obvious a problem in this class of car. The local dealer admitted they had gotten a lot of complaints in a very short time about this. Their only quick solution was to completely remove the outer plastic screen until a permanent solution is released. The didn't have any with the nav system to compare but said it too has a glare problem.