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2004 Acura TSX

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2004 Acura TSX Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The illumination of the entertainment/navigation screen and switches may fail. This is generally caused by a failed circuit board. Acura has extended the warranty on the audio display unit to 7 years or 105,000 miles for the 2004 model year only.

Engine -- Verified

A loud rattle type noise may be noted from the engine after a cold start. This can be caused by a faulty valve timing control actuator. Replacing the failed actuator will commonly correct this noise issue.

Brakes -- Verified

Some vehicles may develop a soft, low brake pedal. Our technicians tell us this condition may be caused by a faulty vehicle stability assist (VSA) modular control unit. If this is the case replacement of the VSA modular control unit would be required.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The fuel door may not open correctly at times. This may be caused by a lack of clearance between the fuel door and the release latch. The common repair is to slightly trim the top of the fuel door lock tap.

2004 Acura TSX Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, September 15, 2004

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The wire harness located in the trunk hinge area is not adequately protected and over time could be damaged by the trunk opening and closing. A damaged harness could result in a blown fuse, causing loss of license plate, back-up, and tail light function. Loss of tail lights could reduce visibility and increase the risk of a crash. This recall began on September 15, 2004. The Acura recall number is P45.

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Engine, March 15, 2013

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In states that use corrosive materials for deicing the road the driver may track materials into the vehicle that saturate the carpeting. If the carpet becomes saturated it can drip onto the engine's Electronic Control Unit (ECU) resulting in corrosion of the ECU housing. This damage may cause the engine to stall without warning. Dealers will inspect and replace any damaged ECU. All vehicles will have a waterproof cover installed onto the ECU.

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Suspension & Steering, May 28, 2010

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A leak may develop from one of the power steering hoses. Fluid could leak onto the hot exhaust pipe, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will perform the repairs necessary to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on May 28, 2010. The Acura recall number is R35.

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2004 Acura TSX Questions and Answers

BT24, 2004 Acura TSX, Watsonville, CA

I have recently run into a problem where my remote doesn't unlock or lock my power doors. So it forces me to use the key which is quite annoying. Although it does work to remotely unlock the t...

wr121599, 2004 Acura TSX, Gainesville, GA

My antilock brake, VSA and VSA activation lights all came on after idling in traffic for a long time on a hot day. It happened once before and went away. It's not now. The car drives fine. Wha...

Visitor, 2004 Acura TSX, Kentfield, CA

The dealership has determined that I need a new timing chain. The car only has 75,000 miles on it. The car was taken to the dealership because the engine light was on and they put it on the compu...

Angiedge, 2004 Acura TSX, Dover, PA

I have a 2004 TSX and it is burning oil. It does not smoke but it is down a quart every 400 miles. Anyone else have this problem?

mreshaw, 2004 Acura TSX, Riverside, CA

having trouble with fan blower one day was working then stop so i shut whole system down waited a few minutes turn back on lasted 10 min then went back off. kept doing the same thing. now today doe...

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2004 Acura TSX Reviews

The dash control lights blew a fuse for HVAC type controls just below the nav screen. Thankfully it was a recall item and the dealer fixed it no problem. I have 68,000 miles and the front suspension is starting to creak just a tiny bit. The interior is rock solid. So creaks, cracks, or squeaks. Everything works as expected. The driver's seat is starting to show some age in the leather but I guess that is expected for a 6 yr old car. I have only owned for two years and 20k miles but have paid for no repairs. Only maintenance such as tires, oil, filters, etc. One thing to note, the ride is a wee bit rough as it is a sportier car.

150,000 miles later it's still a great car. I had to change the clutch and starter when the car hit 130,000 miles. The only major problem I had with it was the cooling system. A/C compressor was changed three times (due to faulty parts) n condenser was changed once (luckily, I only had to pay once for parts and labor) and, of course, it doesn't seem to work as well as it did before.

Pros: Great blend of economy and performance. Beautiful interior and exterior. Good handling. High quality beyond its price.

Cons: Fragile. Paint scratches, chips and fades like none other I've seen. Went from red to orange during my ownership despite fanatical attention to it. Tan leather began to show blue marks around seams -- dealer blamed my blue jeans, but investigation uncovered manufacturing problems. Parking bumps on plastic bumper areas looked terribke and would have been expensive to fix. Leather marked easily.

Handles, runs & drives great!!! 28MPG. Navi just quit. A/C compressor imploded the following week. 130k miles on my 04.

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