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2002 Acura RSX repairs by problem area

Engine (19%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (31%)

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

Other (9%)

Chart based on 67 repairs.
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2002 Acura RSX repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (53%)

< $100 (12%)

Chart based on 34 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

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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
Sep 2010 - Dec 2016
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. 
Dec 2016

123000 mi
Corrosion at battery terminals prevented proper charging. 4-year-old battery replaced because it had less than 400 cold cranking amps 
Acura RSX in Colorado, United States
Feb 2014 - Jan 2017
Apr 2014

152000 mi

US $38
Drivers leather seat came apart at seam in middle of seat cushion. Pulled the seat and stitched the seam. Door actuator on drivers side no longer lowered the lock. Replaced the actuator. 
Nov 2016

189000 mi
Clutch is slipping. Not repaired yet 
Acura RSX in Florida, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

147000 mi
Clutch was slipping, new owner contacted me after selling to inform me that the clutch went out. 
Acura RSX in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2016
Dec 2010

73000 mi

US $840
One oxygen sensor failed. Mechanic said other sensor was failing. Replaced both sensors. 
Feb 2016

110000 mi

US $150
Windshield washer motor failed. It was replaced. 
Acura RSX in Washington, United States
Apr 2015 - May 2015
May 2015

150000 mi

US $500
Failed clutch slave cyclinder 
Acura RSX in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2008 - Apr 2015
Nov 2008

74400 mi

C $230
clutch slave blew up while driving 
Aug 2013

83700 mi

C $30
windshield washer stopped working replaced it 
Apr 2015

107880 mi

C $80
driverside door actuator passenger side door lock actuator 
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. 
Acura RSX in New York, United States
- Jul 2008
Jul 2008

83000 mi

US $200
Replaced primary oxygen sensor. 
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.  

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2002 Acura RSX 2dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Acura RSX in Illinois, United States
Dec 2008 - Dec 2016
Jun 2014

104000 mi

US $229
Creaking sounds coming from front. Sway bar links replaced. One side was broken and the other was close to breaking. 
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 
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 Alberta, Canada
Mar 2009 - Dec 2016
Jun 2011

60140 mi
o2 sensor rear brakes 
May 2012

66960 mi

C $250
The door would not lock with the remote, only forced manually with the key. Door latch mechanism replaced. 
Sep 2012

71300 mi

C $200
02 sensor Second one in 14 months. 
Acura RSX in New Mexico, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2015
Jan 2015

143000 mi

US $2000
a/c was not blowing cold air,  airbag sensor messed up. car doors would not lock and unlock. 

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2002 Acura RSX 2dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Acura RSX in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2016 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

113000 mi

US $24
Tail light gaskets needed replacing. 
Acura RSX in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2015 - May 2015
May 2015

135160 mi
Power door lock 
Acura RSX in Washington, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2013
Oct 2012

227000 mi

US $26
Clutch slave cylinder was leaking fluid and I replaced it myself in about 1 hour. It costed just $25.00. 
May 2013

244300 mi

US $60
Changed front and rear brake pads. No issues, just getting worn. Great Car!! 
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. 
Acura RSX in California, United States
Nov 2002 - Aug 2013
Apr 2002

5000 mi
Leather on driver seat was coming out from under head rest. Repaired under warranty. 
Sep 2010

67500 mi

US $691
Starter replaced 
Nov 2012

104000 mi

US $850
Replaced starter 
Apr 2013

111700 mi

US $159
Primary O2 sensor failed after ten and a half years. $159 part and an easy DIY job was all it took to fix. 
Jun 2013

115000 mi

US $1493
A/C unit blew up, literally had a hole in the unit. Repair required complete replacement. 
Acura RSX in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Mar 2015
Oct 2014

123700 mi

US $897
Shift lever had broken completely into two pieces, so it was replaced. 
Acura RSX in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2014 - Nov 2014
Aug 2014

114000 mi
water leaking through old taillight gaskets--need to take car in for service. 

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