2005 Acura TSX Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Acura TSX

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2005 Acura TSX Problems

Loud Rattle Type Noise from Engine After Cold Start

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.

ignition coils are failing

I have had two ingition coils fail within the tenth year of owning this car. They are giving a cylinder misfire error when connected to a computer. They can easily be preplaced by anybody with moderate mechanical skills.

Illumination of Entertainment/Navigation Screen and Switches May Fail

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.

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2005 Acura TSX Questions

Is there a schematic available for the headlight circuitry? (2 answers)

Low beam is out. Bulb is ok. Fuse is ok. No continuity from fuse to light. Is there a transistor in the path?

Can the air-conditioning system be low on refrigerant with no leaks? (2 answers)

I recently had my car air-conditioning serviced, and was told no leaks were found in the system , but it was low on refrigerant.
They evacuated the old refrigerant from the system and put in new.
I had thought that you could not lose refrigerant unless there was a leak in the system.
It had be...

Check engine flashing light (1 answer)

what do I need to do?

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2005 Acura TSX Recalls

The Engine May Start Unexpectedly

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.

Leaking Power Steering Fluid May Catch Fire

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.

Honda Recalls 2005-2006 Models Due to Faulty Fuel Pump Relay

Honda has recalled 2005 Accord, Odyssey, Acura RL, TL, TSX, and 2006 Ridgeline models because the fuel pump relay may fail. This can prevent the fuel pump from operating, which may cause the engine to stall or not start. Dealers will replace the fuel pump relay.

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2005 Acura TSX Reviews

I Love my 2005 TSX however like everything the car has its wear and tear problems. For the most part, Arcua in Pembroke Pines are great! A little pricee but the service is top notch. I had to replace my air conditioning system about 3 years after i purchase the car but i thank God for my extended warranty. I paid a $100 for the repairs. The air flows great and never had any problems thereaf...
2006 6 speed MT w/ Navi I was driving on the freeway and a "Check Emissions System" and "Check VSA system" flashed alternating from one to the other. I turned the car off then the VSA system warning light went out and it was still flashing "check emissions system". I parked my car for 1/2 hour with the car off. When I restarted it the lights where gone. I took it to the Acura dealer and ...

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