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Acura RSX Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer Acura RSX problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Acura RSX repairs by problem area

27% of the Acura RSX repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 16% to the brakes, 9% to the suspension, 19% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 10% to the body and trim, and 10% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 77 repairs.

Acura RSX repair cost distribution

Of the Acura RSX repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 23% cost less than $100, 49% between $100 and $499, 17% between $500 and $999, and 11% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 53 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2003 Acura RSX 2dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Acura RSX in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 200000    
210000 220 brake caliper frozen, replaced 
 

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2003 Acura RSX 2dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Acura RSX in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 233000    
240000 800 replace AC compressor 
280000 120 windshield wiper linkage came apart - new socket part required 
291700 800 Replaced heater fan 
331000 800 Car would not start Replaced starter 
337000  

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2002 Acura RSX 2dr Hatch

200-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Acura RSX in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 137000    
154000 400 Torn engine mounts. Replaced with aftermarket mounts, OEM ones would have cost 2-3 times as much at the dealer for parts and labor. 
175000 300 Replaced clutch master cylinder. Old one was failing and was not fully disengaging clutch. 
185000 300 Crack in radiator noticed, radiator and radiator fans were replaced. 
191000 250 Brake calipers piston were not reacting properly, leading to uneven brake wear, poor gas mileage, and causing the car to pull to one side under braking. The front calipers were replaced with remanufactured ones. 
204000  
Acura RSX in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 127000    
131700 84 I noticed the brake master cylinder was leaking a little on the power booster. Braking still worked fine, just better safe than sorry I say. 
156300 200 The bottom driver's seat frame rail was wobbly after a track event. I also replaced a worn out bottom cushion. I bought the parts online and DIY. I also installed a seat heater while I was at it because I really wanted one in MN. 
159000 45 Wind noise from driver's door. Per advice of mechanic I DIY replaced the Window "Run Channel" 72275-s6m-003 for $45.00. Lubed with silicone grease.  
197000  

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2002 Acura RSX 2dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Acura RSX in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 59000    
60000 680 had to replace O2 sensor replaced front ceramic brake pads 
 

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2002 Acura RSX 2dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Acura RSX in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 101000    
102000 30 Window auto up functionality is broken. Cannot auto roll up. I did the work myself by re-greasing window rails and window regulator. Problem came back after 1 week. Unsuccessful repair. 
1800 Replaced A/C clutch and associated parts. Replaced faulty passenger door lock. Completed routine 90K and 120K mile service. 
125000  
Acura RSX in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 89900    
98580 400 Left lower ball joint cover had a tear - the only way to fix it is to replace the ball joint 
122760 900 Door locks do not work The trunk struts failed so need to replace both the struts that hold up the trucnk. TPS, oil sensor 

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