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2002 Acura RSX Problems and Repair Histories

66 TrueDelta members own a 2002 Acura RSX. 16 of these members (24.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 38 repairs to 2002 Acura RSXs--an average of 0.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2002 Acura RSX problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Don't infer 2002 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 2002 Acura RSX repairs by problem area

29% of the 2002 Acura RSX repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 18% to the brakes, 8% to the suspension, 16% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 8% to the body and trim, and 13% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 38 repairs.

2002 Acura RSX repair cost distribution

Of the 2002 Acura RSX repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 14% cost less than $100, 55% between $100 and $499, 23% between $500 and $999, and 9% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 22 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.

2002 Acura RSX

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Acura RSX in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 67580    
67580 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 72000    
73000 840 One oxygen sensor failed. Mechanic said other sensor was failing. Replaced both sensors. 
98000  
Acura RSX in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 77000    
78000 89 Broken windshield washer nozzle replaced 
98000 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. 
102000 100 Transistor that controls HVAC fan needed replacement. 
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  
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  

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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 
 
Acura RSX in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 92000    
92000 0 CEL On. Found Bad 02 Sensor. Replaced Sensor. 
96000 267 Automatic transmission occassionally hanging/not upshifting properly. Technician could not replicate. 
122500 246 CEL code P1259. Replaced VTEC spool valve assembly. 
133000 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 

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2002 Acura RSX 2dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Acura RSX in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 62000    
66000 150 driver side power lock actuator leaky power steering hose 
75000 0 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
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 
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  

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