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#148 of 241 water in headlight
Dec 17, 2009 (6:17 am)
I can thank this forum for saving me around $900.00. I bought a used 2004 TSX around a year ago. I noticed all along moisture in one of the headlights. It rained for a few days here in SCal(much needed).. The other night, while driving, pulled over, and noticed the right headlight was out. Checked fuses, which were fine. Took car next day to my normal independant mechanic. They called me an hour later, and quoted me $900.00 for all new parts.....The headlight was full of water, and fried it.
Around 3 months ago, I took the car to dealer to redeem a free oil change coupon, and I remember asking them, "any recalls on my car?" answer--no, without looking at computer or my VIN..
After mechanic gave me quote, I remember reading somthing here about a headlight moisture recall, called Keys Acura, and sales lady looked it up, and told me yep, they had to fix it on a recall. I had to pay my mechanic $80.00 to put ot all back together. Car is now at keys acura, to be picked up tomorrow, with one headlight to be replaced, maybe the other too. They will at least put clips on the other one, but the service guy did tell me he will try to replace that one too. They even offered me a free loaner, which I did not need. The rain did get into one of my aftermarket fog lights, and fried a connection, but I'll figure that out later...So, I guess I owe the forum $820.00,
#149 of 241 Re: water in headlight [sbrodie]
Dec 17, 2009 (1:14 pm)
I will accept cash or money order.
#150 of 241 Re: water in headlight [bodble2]
Dec 17, 2009 (7:59 pm)
Just picked up car with new headlight. They put a clip on the other. Also, to my surprise, they got the fog light to work again. Gave a list of things it needs, mostly BS. Sorry, can't send the cash or money order, also got dental bill in mail today, for around $400.00.
#151 of 241 Re: 2011 TSX Wagon [cdnpinhead]
Jan 14, 2010 (9:45 am)
It would be sweet if Acura woke up and offered the TSX Wagon with cTDI and 6 apd manual AWD.
Maybe, they will wake up, one day. Honda diesel does not require urea, while most diesels out of Germany require urea, blue solution, with the price tag of gold, to be refilled on a regular basis.
#152 of 241 Re: 2011 TSX Wagon [blueiedgod]
Jan 16, 2010 (9:26 am)
Be thankful that they offer the wagon at all. The diesel will eventually come - when Honda comes to its senses.
#153 of 241 Re: 2011 TSX Wagon [biker4]
Jan 17, 2010 (9:53 am)
I don't much care if the TSX wagon is offered in a diesel; I'm more interested in the extra space without having to go the route of a CUV/SUV. But I'd sure like the SH-AWD on it!
#154 of 241 Re: 2011 TSX Wagon [biker4]
Jan 18, 2010 (12:09 pm)
The diesel will eventually come...
Honda has basically said it's not coming. My understanding is that their urea-free system doesn't work outside the lab and further development isn't worthwhile as long as fuel prices stay low.
#155 of 241 Re: 2011 TSX Wagon [robr2]
Jan 23, 2010 (6:30 am)
The diesel works just fine - it has been in use in the Euro Accord (the TSX) and CR-V in Europe for years. The MT TSX has already passed the EPA test. The problem is not the diesel - it's the, I think, political motivations of Honda to go the hybrid route that has delayed the use of diesels.
#156 of 241 Re: 2011 TSX Wagon [biker4]
Jan 24, 2010 (4:32 pm)
The diesel works just fine. . .
That's what I'd heard, but it's nice to get some reinforcement. I bought my '08 TSX (manual, no nav) mostly because I thought it'd be a good vehicle to have when the diesel TSX came out -- good trade-in and all that.
Doesn't look like it's going to happen.
#157 of 241 Re: 2011 TSX Wagon [cdnpinhead]
Jan 25, 2010 (5:11 pm)
Manuals are never a good trade-in (unless it's in a sports car). At least not in North America.