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2008 Acura TSX repairs by problem area

Engine (14%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (26%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 69 repairs.
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2008 Acura TSX repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (8%)

$100 - $499 (62%)

< $100 (15%)

Chart based on 26 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 North Carolina, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2013
Apr 2013

73000 mi

US $55
When depressed and released, clutch pedal was making rubber squeaking sound. Technician diagnosed it as a master cylinder problem and repaired/replaced under warranty. I noticed that the vents on the driver's side of the car were blowing room temperature air, but the passenger side vents were blowing cold air. I read online and diagnosed this as low refrigerant. Repaired myself using kit from auto store 
Jun 2013

78000 mi

US $120
I had to replace the accelerator pedal position sensor, after getting an error code for its failure. 
Acura TSX in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

28520 mi
Warped rotors, repaired machined true 
Acura TSX in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2014 - Oct 2015
Mar 2015

59000 mi

US $375
Oct 2015

64000 mi

US $176
replaced battery 
Acura TSX in South Carolina, United States
Jul 2011 - Aug 2016
May 2015

123300 mi

US $300
Clutch master cylinder replacement. 
Acura TSX in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2015 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

66340 mi

C $400
Grinding noise when brakes applied. This only seems to occur when the car is started after a long time being stationary. The noise dissipates after driving and using the brakes for a short period. Dealer machined rotors & pads to remove rust 
Dec 2016

73160 mi

C $90
Metal around bolts for catalytic converter (lower/bottom) heat shield had rusted through. It began to scrap/drag along the ground when only 1 bolt remained. Dealer used 2 metal straps to secure top and bottom heat shields together. 
Acura TSX in New York, United States
Feb 2016 - Dec 2016
Feb 2016

116000 mi

US $1100
Brake booster need replacement. 
Jul 2016

140300 mi

US $390
Clutch master cylinder needed replacement. 
Acura TSX in Illinois, United States
May 2009 - Dec 2016
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. 
Jun 2016

90000 mi

US $3000
Basically a brand new front end on the car. Ball joints, tie rod ends, All upper & lower control arm bushings replaced (mostly proactively, compliance bushings only really req'd) Replaced shock absorbers, and springs with custom ground control coilovers on koni yellows. Shocks were work, but 'ok' a non discerning driver likely would have put off. pads and rotors, wear items, but was due 
Acura TSX in Ohio, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2012
Aug 2011

37300 mi
Clutch Master Cylinder replaced under warranty. Car has always required holding the clutch in slightly longer than expected after a shift to prevent jerkiness. 
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 Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2009 - Dec 2016
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. 
Aug 2016

129300 mi

US $56
Heat shield was coming loose from the muffler. Dealer installed a clamp to hold it in place. Note, while no parts were replaced, a new clamp was installed. Cost of part was minimal. Labor was the only charge. 

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2008 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan

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

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 Washington, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2017
Sep 2015

114000 mi

US $400
Rotors and brake pads 
Aug 2016

126000 mi

US $400
Replace rear rotors and pads with slotted rotors 
Acura TSX in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2015 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

114000 mi

US $247
Rebuilt alternator 
Acura TSX in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2015 - Jan 2017
Dec 2016

165000 mi

US $860
rotor and pads for rear and two new tires 
Acura TSX in California, United States
Oct 2014 - Oct 2016
Oct 2016

108000 mi

US $600
Both front control arm bushings had worn down. It was better to buy new control arms than to replace and have to repack bushings alone. Yes, I was able to verify the issue myself. 
Acura TSX in Washington, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 2016
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. 
May 2016

88300 mi

US $300
High-pressure AC hose leaking. 
Acura TSX in California, United States
Jun 2014 - Dec 2016
Nov 2014

47000 mi

US $71
Fan would not blow air. Replaced blower motor resistor to fix the issue. 
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 British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2009 - Dec 2016
Oct 2011

38160 mi
Front passenger door handle could not be opened from the outside. Dealer diagnosed that the exterior handle needed to be replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2014

90980 mi

C $100
Passenger window was rattling against the door frame. Found out it was because the window was loose. Mechanic took apart the door and had to tighten up some nuts. 
Nov 2014

97140 mi

C $100
Problem with rear suspension squeaking when going over bumps. Problem could not be solved and will require another trip for more extensive check. 
Sep 2015

112840 mi

C $100
Belt tensioner needed replacing 
Apr 2016

123420 mi

C $700
Power steering hose was leaking power steering fluid. 
Acura TSX in Rhode Island, United States
Sep 2011 - Nov 2011
Nov 2011

38000 mi
wheel noise - replaced bearing 
Acura TSX in Virginia, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2016
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. 
Acura TSX in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2012 - Dec 2016
Jul 2012

41000 mi
Removed and replaced front brake rotor and pads due to vibration 
May 2013

53000 mi

US $220
Check engine light came on. Removed and replaced primary oxygen sensor. 
May 2014

61500 mi

US $25
Front door glass squeaks going up or down. Removed and replaced left front door inner weatherstrip. 
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 Texas, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2016
Nov 2012

57700 mi

US $250
new brake pads (replaced originals) 
Jun 2014

80000 mi

US $1300
replaced power steering rack. Should not fail with so little mileage! 
Acura TSX in Virginia, United States
Apr 2009 - Sep 2012
Oct 2011

58000 mi
Bad bearing in rear left wheel, covered under powertrain warranty. 

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