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Acura TSX Loud Rattle Type Noise from Engine After Cold Start

Acura TSX Problem
20 Reports
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Model Years Affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Engine Affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 73,642 mi (15,800 mi - 135,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 108,000 mi

    after start car makes a noise for a couple seconds then go away

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  • Visitor, , 63,126 mi

    On first startup, rattle noise heard from engine bay, once in a blue moon but annoying.

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 85,000 mi

    Same issue, rattle on cold start...

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  • Visitor, , 73,500 mi

    Same issue

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 36,000 mi

    Loud grinding, plasticky rattle from engine on cold start

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  • Visitor, , 71,000 mi

    Same issue...horrific noise made at cold start. Need to take it in. Wanted to check here first.

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  • Visitor, , 63,500 mi

    A loud rattle type noise may be noted from the engine after a cold start.

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  • TSX man, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 15,800 mi

    At just under 16,000 miles I am hearing a rattle upon start up in the morning or after the car has been sitting for a few days. It quickly goes away and doesn't happen anymore for the rest of the day. I have an appointment with the dealership to correct the problem. It is still under factory warranty. Im glad to hear other people have experienced the same issue. I love this car and want it fixed. Ive had it 3 years and have had no other issues at this time.

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