2009 Acura TSX Q&A
2009 Acura TSX Question: TSX Brakes
I had to replace my rear pads on my wifes 04 durango at 28,000 miles and the front pads lasted to 45,000 miles, The rear pads have half the material that the fronts have because all the weight is on the front end when braking, I just happen to check the pad thickness and saw the rears were paper thin so its not uncommon for the rears to wear out first. - hemicuda
I have a 19,000 mile 09 tsx which needs new rear brakes because acura saves money ($75?)by using "organic" pads 1/2 the thickness of the front pads. these are replaceable by ceramic pads like on the front. Would you like to join a class action lawsuit for refunds on the $300- 500 cost of replacing substandard unsafe brake pads contact mab447 @gmail.com - Visitor
I believe that there is a recall or service bulletin for the TSX rears because the EBD (electronic brake force distribution) is causing the rears to wear prematurely. I drive on mostly 2 lane roads with no traffic and ran 120K km on the first set( '05 TSX w/ 6 speed ). My rears wore out with 50% life still in the fronts. - Visitor
I changed mine at 30k. Supposedly Acura changed the braking ratios between the front and the rear brakes, which causes them to wear out a bit quicker. There was a class action lawsuit on the rear brakes, but I believe you have to file for it within two years of when the vehicle was first purchased. It sucks when this happens...lawyers get money, manufacturer gets out of paying for a recall and the consumer is screwed. On the bright side, the newer pads will last a bit longer, so you won't have to change them so soon. - jayn1321
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My left brake light doesn't light up when I press the brake, but the bulb lights up when I lock/unlock my car with my remote. Would that still indicate a bad bulb?
When changing the rear brakes on my Acura is there a release for the cylinder? The cylinder does not seem to go back far enough for me to get the pads in there. Thanks in advance!!
Where is the brake light fuse located in the 2004 TSX?- How is it labeled- I have been through both the cabin and under hood fuse box and cannot locate. I have the left brake light blown?- I have...