2002 Acura RSX Problems and Repair Histories

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2002 Acura RSX repairs by problem area

Engine (21%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 63 repairs.

2002 Acura RSX repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (52%)

< $100 (12%)

Chart based on 33 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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2002 Acura RSX

Engine not specified

Acura RSX in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2009 - Apr 2009
Apr 2009

67580 mi
Alternator repaired. 

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2002 Acura RSX 2dr Hatch

200-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Acura RSX in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2015
Dec 2010

73000 mi

US $840
One oxygen sensor failed. Mechanic said other sensor was failing. Replaced both sensors. 
Acura RSX in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2015
Dec 2010

78000 mi

US $89
Broken windshield washer nozzle replaced 
Aug 2013

98000 mi

US $300
Leather seat cushions reupholstered because of tear in leather on driver's side. Both driver and passenger seats reupholstered (bottom only) and foam replaced. 
Mar 2014

102000 mi

US $100
Transistor that controls HVAC fan needed replacement. 
Acura RSX in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2015
Oct 2009

133000 mi

US $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. 
Jan 2011

156000 mi

US $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. 
Mar 2011

159000 mi

US $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.  
Acura RSX in California, United States
Jan 2009 - Feb 2015
Jun 2009

154000 mi

US $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. 
Oct 2010

175000 mi

US $300
Replaced clutch master cylinder. Old one was failing and was not fully disengaging clutch. 
Sep 2011

185000 mi

US $300
Crack in radiator noticed, radiator and radiator fans were replaced. 
Jun 2012

191000 mi

US $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. 
Mar 2014

206000 mi

US $400
Front lower control arm bushings torn. Arms were replaced because it was cheaper than labor cost to press out the bushings. 

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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
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Oct 2009

60000 mi

US $680
had to replace O2 sensor replaced front ceramic brake pads 
Acura RSX in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2010 - May 2015
Feb 2011

92000 mi
CEL On. Found Bad 02 Sensor. Replaced Sensor. 
Jun 2011

96000 mi

US $267
Automatic transmission occassionally hanging/not upshifting properly. Technician could not replicate. 
Jul 2013

122500 mi

US $246
CEL code P1259. Replaced VTEC spool valve assembly. 
Mar 2014

133000 mi

US $1058
Right front strut leaked out all of its oil. Also found left strut to be leaking some. Replaced both front struts. Left front brake pads binding to rotor and not releasing. Found brake caliper seized. Replaced caliper, both front brake pads and hardware. Machined both front rotors 
Aug 2014

145000 mi

US $1053
D light flashing. Found 3rd oil pressure switch failure. Replaced switch, $205.19. SRS light on. Found seat belt buckle air bag sensor bad. Replaced seat belt buckle. Noisy serpentine belt/pulley. Found belt tensioner worn. Replaced belt and tensioner. 
Dec 2014

152000 mi

US $58
Bearings on heater blower motor worn and making a ton of noise. Replaced blower motor 

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2002 Acura RSX 2dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Acura RSX in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2010 - Nov 2012
Mar 2011

66000 mi

US $150
driver side power lock actuator leaky power steering hose 
Aug 2012

75000 mi
Check engine light from Knock Sensor circuit. Turned out to be loose ground from ECU to engine block. (one wire knock sensor grounds thru threads in block 
Acura RSX in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2009 - Mar 2015
Apr 2010

98580 mi

C $400
Left lower ball joint cover had a tear - the only way to fix it is to replace the ball joint 
Dec 2011

122760 mi

C $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 
Mar 2015

164920 mi

C $200
air did not come through the vents- need to replace an electrical component rear sway bar replaced 
Acura RSX in California, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2011
May 2009

102000 mi

US $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. 
Oct 2010

120000 mi

US $1800
Replaced A/C clutch and associated parts. Replaced faulty passenger door lock. Completed routine 90K and 120K mile service. 

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2002 Acura RSX Repair Histories

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