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2008 Acura TSX Problems and Repair Histories

69 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Acura TSX. 19 of these members (27.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 39 repairs to 2008 Acura TSXs--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 2008 Acura TSX problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 Acura TSX problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 Acura TSX problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2008 Acura TSX repairs by problem area

13% of the 2008 Acura TSX repairs were to the engine, 10% to the transmission, 31% to the brakes, 10% to the suspension, 21% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 10% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 39 repairs.

2008 Acura TSX repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Acura TSX repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 20% cost less than $100, and 80% between $100 and $499.

Chart based on 5 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.

2008 Acura TSX

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Acura TSX in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 40000    
56000 0 Cracking noise each time a bump in the road is encountered. The seat belt tension is inadequate to pull the belt in and gets bunched up. 
65000  

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2008 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan

205-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Acura TSX in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 36000    
47000 183 I found oil stain on drive shaft. Dealer could not find source of leak so he cleaned up the area and requested that I return in a few weeks to see if stain returns and then they can find the source. I noticed a vibration under braking. Dealer found front rotors warped and resurfaced them. 
47000 0 The oil stain on the axle was getting worse even after it was cleaned as described previously. Dealer replaced right front drive shaft oil seal under warranty 
79700 203 Brakes began to shudder badly when driving down mountain pass. Shudder went away after brakes had a chance to cool. Happened several times. Dealer resurfaced rotors. I have not driven car in area to verified fix yet. It may not be fixed. 
100000  
Acura TSX in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Front Rotor and Pads were going pretty early on this car, by 35,000 miles. I usually get much more from that on a car because I drive smoothly and downshift alot. I count that as a problem on this model Not fixed yet. Bluetooth doesn't connect to phones reliably. All else perfect 
33000 0 Front windows sticky and noisy to operate 
 
Acura TSX in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 17000    
18000 0 Secondary O2 sensor failed, car was bogging under certain load conditions, drivable, but extremely irritating. Covered under warranty. 
32000 0 02 sensor replacement. 
50000 0 Not really a repair issues, but a wear. Rear brakes (pads & rotors) replaced needed at about 48K, I ground 'em down , replaced fronts as well, for performance pads all around. 60% life remaining. Typical TSX brake wear issues not observed. 
63000  

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2008 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan

205-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Acura TSX in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 16120    
29760 0 small rattle at driver side b pillar, dealer fixed at maintenance trip at no cost 
 
Acura TSX in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 20000    
58000 0 Bad bearing in rear left wheel, covered under powertrain warranty. 
 
Acura TSX in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 34000    
35000 0 My driver-side front window motor occasionally fails to take the window all the way up, but the dealership could not replicate the problem and was not interested in replacing the motor. 
40000 0 I believe the issue was/is a stuck brake caliper, but of course, the dealer "could not replicate" the problem. Rear brake caliper appeared to be seized up as evidenced by the one disc showing rust and no sign of brake-pad contact. Grinding sound associated with problem. Dealer said "Could not replicate," and sound was gone when I picked the car up. 
58000 200 Rear brake pads replaced and rotors re-surfaced. 
72000  
Acura TSX in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 21000    
41000 85 engine failing to start after not being driven for several days. not the battery. 
45000 0 engine failing to start after not being driven for several days. not the battery. replaced a failing computer board  
54000 0 car can't sit for five days without draining battery completely. Dealer told me this was true with all cars built after 1997 
 
Acura TSX in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 27000    
33000 0 Front rotors were warped which is normally a wear item, but because of the mileage and good condition of brake pads this was replaced under warranty (rotors resurfaced and new pads). 
53000 0 Erratic cooling; filter was changed Replace rear pads Rattle inside console area every time I take off from a stop. It sounds like something is rolling inside, but it's not in any compartment. It's down inside the car somewhere. 
59000 0 Strange "whoop" sound (like gas escaping)intermittently when air conditioner was running. Dealer said common problem, air trapped in system, and they evacuated and refilled the system. System was cooling very well before & after repair. 
64000 0 This is a wear item, but I had a dispute with Acura about this, and they ended up paying for the battery although the car is now out of warranty. The previous battery (Acura branded) lasted exactly 2 years, which I thought was substandard. 
66000 0 Control arm bushing was cracked and so there were creaking sounds every time car moved from a stop or turned. Both bushings were replaced. 
76000  
Acura TSX in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 48000    
49000 0 Sunroof slide visor broken/unattached. Dealer replaced under CPO warranty. 
65000 0 Compliance bushing on control arms were dry rotten. Replaced under extended warranty. Had to pay for alignment. 
74000  

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