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Acura RSX Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because the hydraulic valve that controls the engine valve timing stops functioning correctly. A failed engine timing valve will require replacement.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because a valve in the emission control system stops functioning correctly. requiring replacement.

Acura RSX Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., August 2, 2006

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Honda has recalled 2006 Accord, Civic, CR-V, Element, Insight, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, Acura MDX, RL, RSX, TL, TSX, and 2007 Honda Fit vehicles because the contact information for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is listed incorrectly in the owner's manual. Honda is contacting dealers and customers to provide them with a postcard containing the correct information.

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Brakes, June 13, 2013

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The braking system uses an assist device called a brake booster. These vehicles use a brake booster that is operated by engine vacuum and in certain cases the booster may not be able to maintain a vacuum when the brake pedal is depressed. This will result in reduced braking assistance, requiring additional force on the brake pedal to stop the vehicle. Dealers will inspect the brake booster and replace it as necessary.

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Acura RSX Questions and Answers

boobiedoll, 2002 Acura RSX, Atlanta, GA

This light just came on recently, any ideas as to why?

kongdc5, 2002 Acura RSX, Clovis, CA

on my 02 2nd is hard to get into nutral but 2nd to 3rd is not smooth but still works in a way.

rsxtypesking, 2002 Acura RSX, Colorado Springs, CO

its not the "check engine" light but the emissions one. it looks like a picture of a camera or something and its yellow. any way i do all of my own work i recently replaced the h20 senso...

jtartler, 2002 Acura RSX, Littleton, CO

Is it possible to have windshield washer fluid leaking on the back lefthand side floor? Does the back windshield washer line run through there? How does one fix this?

Cosmo001, 2002 Acura RSX, Fayetteville, GA

i have a 2002 rsx,check engine light is on.code p1166 present.i can clear code with scan tool nd as soon as vehicle is started the code sets

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Acura RSX Reviews

I purchased my 2005 RSX type S brand new with 3 miles on the Odometer. I have parked it in my garage, and I have pampered it, and I must say that overall I am happy with the car, sure it has road noise and it is a bumpy ride, but it is a sports car with stiff springs and the shocks and bushings are stiff. I will say that overall the car has been wonderful performance wise, with the exception of the air conditioning, which is parasitic and when you live in southern California it is a must, and it really eats your gas mileage. Also, the paint is crap, I only have 49089 miles on my car, it has been parked in the garage most of it's life and the roof is a lighter tint and the clear coat is turning flaky and white and peeling off, also my gear shift leather is wearing along with the leather in the seats, other than that, I don't have many complaints other than I just ordered a new battery about an hour ago. Overall a good car, just not the best paint job.

I currently own a 2003 Acura RSX. The mechanics at Acura found galling on one or more cam shaft lobes in my engine. The symptoms of this problem are loss of engine power and a noticeable, louder than normal, clicking/tapping noise from the valve cover area. This is a significant issue that has caused me great concern.After doing a little research I see a trend w/ the early K-series and a lot of other owners with same pictures - rumor seems to be problem w/ heat treating process during manufacturing on camshaft. Though, I can't validate that, most goes unnoticed since valve adjustment typically isnt until 110k miles and at that point, the response you will get is that your vehicle is no longer under warranty.

Excellent track car after all the modifications I made to it. Plus it's a gas sipper, but gas guzzler when I step on it. :-)

this car is the shit

i have a 03 acura rsx type s . car is nice shifes smooth has 70k on it had it for 3 year the most time i hit vtec is like 5 time a mouth doont really race it. every fast.

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