Acura TSX Repair and Maintenance
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Acura TSX ProblemsLoud 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.
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.
The rear brake pads wore out after 20k miles. There was still plenty of pad left on the front brakes, but it seems they designed the brakes with not enough meat on them for the rear. I've found other complaints of this issue from drivers oh the NHTSA site.
Acura TSX QuestionsBrake light switch (1 answer)
My vsa light is on how much is for brake light switch
Low beam is out. Bulb is ok. Fuse is ok. No continuity from fuse to light. Is there a transistor in the path?
Alternator failed and was replaced. New alt is charging now, tested by mechanic to be fine, but upon deceleration at about 10MPH, charging light flashes on then back off. Does not happen all the time. Seems to coincide with down shift (automatic). All good except annoyance of light.
Acura TSX RecallsPassenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment
The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.
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.
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.