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2008 Acura TSX repairs by problem area

Engine (15%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (22%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 54 repairs.

2008 Acura TSX repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (67%)

< $100 (17%)

Chart based on 12 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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2008 Acura TSX

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Acura TSX in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2012
Sep 2011

56000 mi
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. 

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2008 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan

205-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Acura TSX in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2009 - Sep 2015
Jul 2010

47000 mi

US $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. 
Oct 2010

47000 mi
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 
Oct 2012

79700 mi

US $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. 
Apr 2014

101000 mi

US $69
One of the four tire pressure monitors failed(the in wheel sensor). It had been reading wrong for some time and finally it failed completely. 
Acura TSX in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2008 - Oct 2010
Mar 2008

7800 mi
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 
Mar 2010

33000 mi
Front windows sticky and noisy to operate 
Acura TSX in Illinois, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2015
Jun 2009

18000 mi
Secondary O2 sensor failed, car was bogging under certain load conditions, drivable, but extremely irritating. Covered under warranty. 
Sep 2010

32000 mi
02 sensor replacement. 
Mar 2012

50000 mi
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. 
Sep 2014

76000 mi

US $1200
P0341 OBD code. Timing chain stretch / worn tensioner R&R Cleared code. 
Dec 2014

80000 mi

US $400
Upstream (wideband) A/F ratio sensor (AKA Oxygen sensor) failed Check emissions system light on - Drivability issue minimal, truthfully, I havn;t gotten around to repairing it - gas mileage sucks, but it's expensive. Cost given is accurate. 

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2008 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan

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

Acura TSX in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2009 - Nov 2013
Oct 2011

29760 mi
small rattle at driver side b pillar, dealer fixed at maintenance trip at no cost 
Acura TSX in Virginia, United States
Apr 2009 - Sep 2012
Oct 2011

58000 mi
Bad bearing in rear left wheel, covered under powertrain warranty. 
Acura TSX in Washington, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2015
Aug 2010

35000 mi
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. 
Jan 2011

40000 mi
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. 
Jun 2012

58000 mi

US $200
Rear brake pads replaced and rotors re-surfaced. 
Sep 2014

75000 mi

US $350
Rear wheel bearing needed to be replaced. 
Acura TSX in Maryland, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2011
Jun 2010

41000 mi

US $85
engine failing to start after not being driven for several days. not the battery. 
Nov 2010

45000 mi
engine failing to start after not being driven for several days. not the battery. replaced a failing computer board  
Jun 2011

54000 mi
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
Feb 2010 - Apr 2015
Aug 2010

33000 mi
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). 
Apr 2012

53000 mi
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. 
Sep 2012

59000 mi
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. 
Mar 2013

64000 mi
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. 
May 2013

66000 mi
Control arm bushing was cracked and so there were creaking sounds every time car moved from a stop or turned. Both bushings were replaced. 
Apr 2015

86000 mi
Never dug into console to locate rattle. A/C started making whooping sound again. Common problem fixed under warranty a couple years ago. No longer under warranty, so had been living with it. 
Acura TSX in Virginia, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2015
Jan 2011

49000 mi
Sunroof slide visor broken/unattached. Dealer replaced under CPO warranty. 
Dec 2012

65000 mi
Compliance bushing on control arms were dry rotten. Replaced under extended warranty. Had to pay for alignment. 

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2008 Acura TSX Repair Histories

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