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2006 Acura TSX repairs by problem area

Engine (0%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (33%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (37%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (6%)

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2006 Acura TSX electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (32%)

< $100 (42%)

Chart based on 38 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Acura TSX

Engine not specified

42300 mi Replace battery just before warranty expired 

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2012 Acura TSX 4dr Wagon

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

36300 mi Outside thermometer not working properly. 
10000 mi The latch that releases the folding rear seat broke, dealer ordered a part to replace and fix 
24000 mi Driver's side windshield trim began to separate/lose adhesive 
41000 mi Driver's side window regulator auto up function not working 
21500 mi Bluetooth went out struts on rear door went out; hatch did not fully open 
22000 mi blue tooth no worky 
26000 mi Dealer could never replicate the problem with the Bluetooth, so we got rid of the car. 
18000 mi A clunk sound began to appear from the right front, going over bumps which really extended the suspension. Does not come from left. Dealer said they found something to tighten up, and noise went away. Pretty much the most minimal of repairs. 
28000 mi Symptom was a clunk when right front suspension extended a lot. Hard to reproduce, but dealer tried extra hard and did. Was TSB out on this, some parts replaced. Would have been 1500 if out of warranty, they told me. 
36000 mi TPMS, tire pressure monitoring system. Occasionally would report not working on a long trip. Dealer has a T.S.B. on this but service guy did nothing beyond plugging a tire. Actual problem is communication with the sensor. 
39000 mi The old story: at 3 years, the battery died. One chilly morning it would not start. 
64300 mi tire pressure sensor 
69700 mi

US $1100
Rock made a hole in AC system. Compressor burned out 
8300 mi A/C not cooling as well as 1-2 months ago, suspected refrigerant leak so took to dealer; they recharged refrigerant but car has to go back in a week to a month so they can locate refrigerant leak by finding dye added in refrigerant recharge. 

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2012 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan

201-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

44000 mi Accessory drive belt missing one groove 
73000 mi

US $125
Brake fluid sensor (float switch) stuck causing false low brake fluid indicator. 

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2012 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan

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

22000 mi Battery replaced under warranty. Problem identified by dealer shop while car in for oil change. No symptoms were occurring. 
48000 mi Battery failed 12 months after a previous warranty replacement. 
59000 mi minor transmission leak, possibly related to a road hazard, but covered under warranty 
72000 mi tire pressure sensors repeatedly failing 
27000 mi Trunk leak. Seal replaced. Battery died at 3 years 27000 miles. 
44000 mi Occasionally car will not start. 
46000 mi Bad park sensor caused some no start issues. Sensor replaced under warranty. 

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2011 Acura TSX 4dr Wagon

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

16500 mi ABS & stability control lights came on after battery wouldn't start car. Booster started. But after 2 days, these lights would not go off. Dealer said it was a bad battery which they replaced under warranty. 
24000 mi Windshield moulding loosened. Performed under warranty with a different method for permanent fix. This is a common problem on this model TSX. Dealer gave me a free loaner car. 
43000 mi Battery died. Dealer tested & determined batt. was bad. Replaced under factory warranty for no cost. Advised other electrical issue may have killed battery, but so far I've encountered no other problems. I think it was just the battery. 
64500 mi Shaking from front end 55-65 mph. Replaced both inner CV joints and boots. Repair fully covered under powertrain warranty. 
48000 mi

US $75
Right low beam headlight HID light failed. 

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2011 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan

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

21700 mi Drivers window rattled when opened 1 to 2 inches. 
49580 mi The CD player would make a loud humming noise when the engine was turned on or off 
31000 mi Bluetooth inoperative - replaced unit 
32000 mi Bluetooth fixed on second try. They replaced the microphone this time. 
45000 mi

US $700
Battery test failed. Dealer replaced battery under warranty. 
47000 mi No heat. Dealer determined thermostat was bad and stuck open. Replaced under warranty. 
31000 mi Hands Free Link keeps deleting the phone pairing after a few weeks, sometimes just a few days. Dealer replaced the HFL unit and there's a TSB associated 
9920 mi All 3 plastic trims around the windshield were replaced by dealer due to bending. Bad quality was the issue. Most of work contracted out to windshield shop. Awful service from dealer, planning to sell car because of this. Handsfree mic doesn't work properly on an intermitent fashion. Dealer won't replace the part as it is functional when the car is at the dealer. I guess I have to leave with a non-reliable handsfree system. 
30000 mi Battery dead due to cold weather. Battery was replaced. Bad battery also seemed to cause problems with handsfree link which have been resolved now. Handfree link not working properly. Problem seemed to have disappeared when battery was replaced. 
18300 mi Needed a new battery. 

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2011 Acura TSX 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

49000 mi The vehicle was not putting out as much heat on the drivers side as it was on the passenger side. This was not verified, diagnosed, or repaired by the dealership. 

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2010 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan

201-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

24800 mi Tire pressure sensor was malfunctioning. The replacement is also inaccurate although not as much as the previous unit... 

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2010 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan

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

6000 mi VSA light was on. The brake switch was replaced. 
12000 mi The lid of a container in the center console could not open and close smoothly. 
12700 mi Rattles from the rear deck. They put some insulation in the area and now the rattles become less obstructive, but still there. 
4000 mi Navigation screen and backup camera will not turn on when starting car. Problem is intermittent. Dealer fixed problem with interior lighting in center stack which would not light up at full brightness and flicker at lower levels. 
8000 mi Blown driver side speaker 
9000 mi Dead Battery. Got a recharge and tipped auto rep $40. (only came 2 blocks to house). I took the car to my dealer. Upon checking the battery, they found 2 cells weren't working properly. They replaced the battery under warranty. 
10000 mi Front Passenger Leather Seat (Cosmetic Issue) - Seam had a very fine separation 
12000 mi Twice could not get car out of park, in April and again in September. "Fixed" it by locking then unlocking the car. Dealer could find nothing wrong. 
44000 mi XM antenna failed, and the radio would cut out. The antenna was ordered and replaced the following week. 
45000 mi Drivers door lock actuator failed to unlock door using keyless remote control. Dealer ordered part and replaced the next week. Symptom had been reported on two prior visits, but dealer was unable to duplicate at those times. 
48000 mi The clear coating on the headlamp assemblies began peeling off. The headlamps were replaced under warranty. 
14880 mi Trunk can be opened exclusively with remote control. 
27000 mi Battery died in a parking lot only at 24k miles. Free tow truck provided to jump start. Don't trust this car. 
28000 mi Car has since died 3 more times since last trip randomly in parking lots. Can't trust this car anymore. 
30500 mi Car kept dying at random times. Competent dealer finally discovered a faulty HFL unit that stayed on at all times and causing the voltage draw to be faulty. HFL unit replaced and everything seems normal so far. Car died again while filling up gas. Only radio was on - during broad daylight. Dealer found the voltage to be "low" and replaced the battery. 
21500 mi Sunroof leaked. Dealer fixed it by replacing the seal that is manufactured to the glass panel. 
33000 mi Popping noise coming from the right rear of the vehicle as it went over bumps at low speeds. Repaired per TSB 09-019. 
74700 mi Backup camera would occasionally not turn on while backing up. No trouble code was detectable and I had to take it to the dealership while it was malfunctioning to prove that it was faulty. Technician has to consult tech center hotline. 
87300 mi Navi/ backup camera system would rarely not work. Dealer/ Acura technical assistance hotline diagnosed the problem as a "faulty HFL control unit". Covered under an extended warranty, if not covered then the cost would be approx. $1,400. 
106000 mi Oil consumption was deemed to be excessive by Acura per Acura TSB. Piston rings were replaced under Acura extended warranty. There is a warranty extension program and a TSB covering this repair. $0 out of pocket expense. 
22000 mi Check Fuel door warning would come on from time to time and turn back off most times. Faulty solenoid. New one ordered but took an extra day. 
35000 mi Battery wasn't holding a complete charge. Replaced under warranty 
11780 mi burnt out seat heater bulb 
57000 mi battery not holding enough charge dealer replaced under warrenty 
50000 mi

US $1977
Blown ac compressor Damaged condenser Damaged expansion valve 
105700 mi

US $120
Replaced original battery after only 3 years 
130000 mi

US $1100
Front driver side wheel bearing failed 
29000 mi Battery was found to be weak during inspection. Replaced on warranty. 
12000 mi Door speaker had static/crackle sound. Replaced under warranty 
30000 mi Intermittent light on passenger seat heat switch. Repaired under warranty. 
29000 mi Bad door lock motor, not able to be diagnosed at dealer. 3 hour repair, but took dealer loaner. They're very courteous, but couldn't replicate. I still hear the lock motor noise occassionally. 
32000 mi 3 door lock motors went bad on the car, 2 were replaced. Battery was pulling 218 cold cranking amps, was found during a maintenance check during oil change. 

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2009 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan

201-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

37200 mi

C $66
Burning oil. Oil change done, need to go back after 1000km. 
38420 mi Dealer measured oil consumption since last visit (approx 1 liter). Will call back once repair approved by Acura Canada. Likely will rebuild engine (not sure of details). Waiting for call back. 
39060 mi Same... measured oil consumption again... 1.3l in 900km. Still waiting. Getting annoyed. 
50220 mi

C $150
Changed battery 
58680 mi

C $800
Front disks machined, replaced rear disk, pads and calipers (calipers were seizing) 
13020 mi Left side speakers were staticy 
58000 mi

US $150
Battery failed. Test by dealer. Required replacement 
14700 mi Front passenger speaker replaced due to crackling audio. This repair did not fix the problem. I suspect a problem with the bluetooth antenna and plan to have this looked at again. 
22000 mi Bluetooth handsfree link reception poor (static). Shop replaced Bluetooth HFL module. Problem persists. 
34300 mi After recent jump start for dead battery, several indicator lights and audio button back lights stopped functioning. Problem resolved after technician "refreshed" system. 
49000 mi

US $200
Oil 2 qts low. Repairman flushed and filled, provided additive. Also needed new battery (unrelated). 
51000 mi low oil indicator again. Refill provided. Dealer asked me to return in 1000 miles to have it rechecked. 
53000 mi Oil control rings replaced due to excess oil consumption. 
79000 mi Windshield trim had been coming loose for about four months when I received a recall notice for this issue. 
100000 mi Drivers side axle was Replaced. 
101300 mi

US $375
Xm reception was bad. 
106000 mi

US $150
The engine would not stay on, and had a rough idle. I cleaned out the throttle body, replaced my CAI and then replaced the mass air flow sensor. 
120000 mi The sunroof switch/motor doesn't always work. I was quoted about $600 to replace the sunroof motor. I decided not to do the work. There is a shaking in the steering wheel from the passenger side while accelerating and also at 60-70mph. I assume this is due to the driveshaft since I had the driver's side replaced last year. The dealer wanted to try an alignment first. 
122000 mi

US $1900
Clutch was replaced. This included the following. Flywheel Friction Disk Pressure Disk Driveshaft assembly-passenger side was replaced. 
71000 mi

US $130
Dead battery. Acura battery states "100 month warranty" on the label. Acura battery had 11/11 date code label, making it 24 months old. Acura would not replace the battery as the car is more that 4 year old. Acura did NOT honor warranty. 
50000 mi

US $700
AC refrigerant had leaked out so AC was blowing out hot air. Drivers side overhead map light quit working. 
24800 mi

C $380
Interior - audio side door speaker replaced, then mirror (tweeter) speaker was replaced. They were distorting sound and buzzing. Covered by warranty. 
51860 mi

C $150
OEM Panasonic battery was testing weak. Replaced OEM Panasonic battery with AGM battery. 
55480 mi

C $260
Replaced v-tech actuator 
56420 mi

C $1000
A/C clutch failed damaging spindle on compressor. Compressor and clutch replaced. 

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2009 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan

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

6000 mi Right bottom speaker blew out. Extended warrant covered it. Misc charges was for tire rotation 
24000 mi Front passenger side speaker sounded like it was cracked. Both speakers were in good condition. However, vibration still exists on that side. I need to take it back into the dealer - something vibrating behind the door lever under panel. 
28000 mi

US $300
Door panel was vibrating when music was on. fixed by properly refitting door. 
50000 mi Driver side speaker replaced 
98000 mi

US $1700
Caliper pins were frozen. Calipers, brakes and rotors had to be changed. Front rotors were worn out...though it was changed recently - at about 75k miles. Warranty paid for some expenses but majority was out of pocket. 
14000 mi Pinging sound present since purchase of new car was repaired by updated timing software and new engine parts. 
49000 mi Front left woofer was rattling, replaced under warranty. 
13000 mi Replaced right front door speaker (buzzing). 
16000 mi Molding on right side of roof coming loose after going through car wash. Service manager said known problem. Inspected and also replaced weather stripping on front windows and molding on roof left side. 
18000 mi Front door speakers replaced due to rattle. 
7000 mi Nav screen blank (black) on startup. no reverse camera, radio, navigational display. (Everything works, just can't see anything) 
8000 mi Faulty screen replaced. 
5000 mi A front, windshield molding was coming loose. A TSB covered the replacement cost for a new molding. The factory glue on the molding had weakened. 
7000 mi Windshield molding replaced again, was coming loose. Battery replaced due to low charge. 
7000 mi "Note" feature not working on XM Radio also certain bluetooth phone features. Told phone guy not in would call in a couple of days. No call so I called setup another appointment on Dec 23 part ordered said it would be a week still no call 
11000 mi Drivers seat cushion replaced after 5 trips to the dealer. Front of seat could be lifted up not anchored properly. Clip holding seat always came off, same thing with loaner car. Problem is not solved. 
3000 mi The trunk: I can hear a cranky noise from the right-hand side of the lid when I lift it up or try to close it. Front cup holder: It is not that easy to open the lid. When I push on the lid it sometimes gets stuck in the middle of swinging open. A rubber seal the dealership replaced before delivery: There is a gap between the rubber seal and windshield. I came by the next Friday, which was October 17th. The dealership gave me a new front cup holder, which is they had ordered for me last week. On the driver’s door, there is a distinct gap between the door interior panel and the door itself. I could easily look through the gap and see some electric circuits inside. The motor of my 2009 TSX automatic makes a rattling/knocking/pinging noise coming from the front around 2000-2500 rpm when accelerating. 
4000 mi A rattling/knocking/pinging noise coming from the front around 2000-2500 rpm when accelerating. 
63000 mi

US $171
replace battery due to battery test failed 
19000 mi Blown Front Passenger Speaker. 
34000 mi Replaced XM unit due to extremely poor reception, and occasional loss of signal completely until the car was shut off completely and turned back on. 
50000 mi Bonded rubber trim on roof per recall as it was flying off and whipping against the car at the car wash. Bonded both sides of windshield trim per recall as they were both coming loose in high heat. 
99000 mi

US $1350
Stretched timing chain. Replaced chain and guides 
100000 mi Full ring job 
38000 mi Auto-dim rear view mirror stopped working, had it replaced under warranty. 
32000 mi Front Center Speaker completely gone, no sound at all. Dealer is schedule to replace it for free since my car is CPO. 
50500 mi

US $106
Replaced OEM battery 
37000 mi Shelf on the interior side of the glovebox broke. Dealer stuck it back in, but it fell back down. Waiting to take back to dealer still. 
50300 mi Interior glove box shelf got repaired after taking it back. Handbrake became engaged past limit and got stuck. Needed to be towed to dealership and new handbrake lever installed. 
84700 mi

US $497
Side Windshield Moldings Came Off. Replaced with new parts 
105000 mi

US $490
Driver side speaker stopped working. Dealer replaced it with a new unit 
119000 mi

US $200
Passenger side speaker blown - repaired with new unit 
27000 mi Variable valve timing control (VTC) actuator was defective. Had to remove the timing chain and adjust tensioner. Really surprised with the problems I have had with this vehicle. 
36700 mi Air bag sensor. 
44700 mi Front windshield trim needed to be secured properly - again.  Also, had a faulty tire pressure monitor; one front tire was losing a pound or 2 of pressure once a week. 
46000 mi Windshield trim secured 
11000 mi Had a blown passenger side front kickpanel speaker replace (under warranty). Part was backordered and we had to live 3 weeks with a blown speaker waiting for it to get in. 
18000 mi Minor breakup out of driver's side speaker, trivial annoyance. I was going to wait until I had the car in for service but I had a convenient chance to drop the car off for a day and the problem was resolved. 
20700 mi Sideview mirrors not responding to control inputs. I haven't brought the car in yet because they are set as I need them and I'm the only driver. 
22000 mi Sideview mirrors had crapped out, let it go until I had the car in for brakes.  
3000 mi had to get the side driver window trim repaired. there is a TSB on it. speakers had to get repaired. 

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2008 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan

205-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

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 
78000 mi

US $120
I had to replace the accelerator pedal position sensor, after getting an error code for its failure. 
59000 mi

US $375
Suspension 
64000 mi

US $176
replaced battery 
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. 
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 
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. 
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

47000 mi

US $71
Fan would not blow air. Replaced blower motor resistor to fix the issue. 
41000 mi

US $85
engine failing to start after not being driven for several days. not the battery. 
45000 mi engine failing to start after not being driven for several days. not the battery. replaced a failing computer board  
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 
53000 mi Erratic cooling; filter was changed 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 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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
75000 mi

US $350
Rear wheel bearing needed to be replaced. 
88300 mi

US $300
High-pressure AC hose leaking. 
114000 mi

US $247
Rebuilt alternator 

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2007 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan

205-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

59500 mi

US $1300
A/C Compressor, clutch and related parts replaced, system purged and recharged. 
144000 mi

US $100
The clutch pedal needed adjustment 
26660 mi Passenger door sounded clunky when closed, different from driver door. Dealer found loose door trim panel. Reattached to door, sound is now same as driver door. 
52700 mi Clutch pedal binding when depressed. Feels like a spring is binding. Parts ordered and will need to take vehicle back for repair. 
55800 mi Clutch pedal binding. Parts ordered by dealer and repaired on this visit under warranty. Clutch pedal is now working properly. 
88900 mi

C $100
Car makes a whining noise on startup. Replaced serpentine belt on spec. Problem is still not fixed. 
92380 mi Whining noise on startup. Dealer could not hear the noise even though we left the car overnight as it happens every morning when cold. Dealer did not fix. Still have whining noise. 
99200 mi

C $125
Engine whine on startup, worse when cold. Replaced power steerign O-ring and flush power steering. 
105800 mi

C $750
Valve clearances adjusted back to specification. Engine whine is still a problem as it comes and goes. 
144640 mi

C $400
Lower right ball joint replaced so alignment could be corrected. 
145080 mi

C $900
Compressor and condensor replaced and recharged, 
146080 mi

C $400
Charging system failed battery died. Alternator tested faulty. 
148180 mi

C $240
Power steering reservoir cracked, replaced. 
118000 mi

US $185
Passenger rear wheel bearing was making noise. Replaced both rear wheel hub/bearing assemblies. Headlights oxidation. Had to wet sand, polish, and re-apply clear coat to headlights. 
128000 mi

US $60
Fog light bulb out. Replaced both. It took about 30~45 minutes. The whole front bumper needs to be removed on a 2007 Acura TSX in order to replace the fog light bulbs. Not a really hard job, just time consuming. 
138000 mi

US $50
Fog light bulb replacement. It took about 30~45 minutes. You have to take the whole bumper off an 2007 Acura TSX in order to replace the fog light bulbs. 

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2007 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan

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

121000 mi

US $120
All tail lights stopped working at he same time. Turned out all bulbs were out. Dealer performed a diagnostic, found nothing else wrong, and changed the bulbs. 
51000 mi Radio shorted out, resulting in all interior lights (clock, climate control, radio, overhead lights) not working, but instrument panel still worked. Replacement radio ordered Radio head unit replaced and all problems went away 
58000 mi The check engine light came on and the car was taken to the dealer. Extended warranty covered a replacement 02 sensor. Problem was fixed in 1 visit (2.5 hrs). 
95000 mi

US $200
Battery needed to be replaced 
70500 mi

US $700
Driver-side headlight went out. Tried replacing just the bulb ($85) but didn't fix it. Took it to the dealer and they replaced the ballast and ignitor to get it fixed. 
64500 mi

US $560
Alternator 
78000 mi Battery would not take a charge. 
75500 mi

US $475
Alternator replaced due to a whinny noise. 
157480 mi

$211
Worn contacts of generator. 
33000 mi driver rear door would not unlock when outside temp was below 30F 
26000 mi Passenger side seat heater switch stopped illuminating. 
40000 mi the glove box door hydraulic shock that dampens the opening motion of the glove box. 
43000 mi Map light burned out and bulb was changed. 
160000 mi Not starting - alternator out 
82000 mi

US $180
Complete drain and refill of AC system 
86000 mi

US $100
Drivers side visor would not stay up. Apparently a common issue for Honda/Acura based on my research. Replaced entire visor. 

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2006 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan

205-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

104300 mi

US $100
A heat shield under the engine came loose. Mechanic reattached. Oil and filter change. 
115000 mi

US $525
Engine was making a grinding noise at idle. Shop diagnosed that noise was coming from failing water pump bearings. Replaced water pump. 
123300 mi

US $2500
Clutch was noisy and transmission became occasionally difficult to shift. Mechanic diagnosed that clutch was not fully disengaging. Replaced clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing, and flywheel. 
128000 mi

US $550
Starter was working intermittently and determined to be faulty. Replaced starter. Replaced intake manifold gasket. 
79000 mi

US $900
Replaced faulty relay & compressor 
82000 mi

US $170
Replaced hood latch 
10000 mi Brake lights not working. Short found and repaired. 
13000 mi IPOD connection not working. 
18000 mi Air conditioner stopped cooling compressor replaced under warranty. 
82500 mi Power steering hose leaking PS fluid. Repaired under a recall. 
96000 mi

US $65
The Hands Free Link causes a power drain to the battery. Cost to replace whole audio system $1500. just disconnected the HFL. 
128000 mi

US $459
Thermostat failed Alternator and battery failure 
10000 mi Cd player chirped on occasion when in use. Dealer replaced unit to solve problem. 
151000 mi

US $400
Ignitor for headlight. 
176000 mi

US $300
battery, alternator replaced. car still will not start if not started for 3+days. 
43000 mi The driver's power door lock stopped working. Therefore, keyless entry does not work either. I can still use the key to lock and unlock the driver's door and the keyless entry still works with the other doors. 
54500 mi

US $1100
Leaking power steering rack was replaced. 
42160 mi Installed new left and right rear wheel hubs and bearings under warranty. 
77220 mi

C $150
replaced right front tie rod end < cracked rubber boot> 
98580 mi

C $345
oxygen sensor replaced 
108500 mi

C $1500
replaced engine thermostat, coolant, spark plugs, serpentine belt, exhaust flex pipe ahead of converter, lower ball joints, left tie rod end, rear sway bar end links, brake fluid, ecu corrosion cover recall, seat heater switch. 
34060 mi Clutch intermittently "groans and moans" when engaging a gear. Cannot replicate easily, but frequency of occurrences increasing over past few months. Noted. 
39060 mi TSB for replacement of clutch master cylinder. Groaning of clutch and irregular clutch takeup. Replaced entire clutch. I paid $488 for the "parts" (they initially wanted $900), labor covered by warranty repairs. It has been occuring since ~40K km and considering the 3 other drivetrain-related repairs, I argue the clutch got unusually worn. Both driveshafts vibrated / shuddered violently under throttle. Technician came along for test drive confirmed that "they're either loose or about to break". Driveshafts were replaced. Fluid leak between engine and transmission. Repaired under warranty (not sure if original drivetrain warranty, or under my CPO warranty) 
49880 mi Heat shields had come loose, and now started scraping loudly. With the garage unable to take me right away and having lots of appointments, I lifted the car and it was a simple procedure to remove them myself. 
57040 mi After installing new tire, undetermined vibration at highway speeds. Dealer re-balanced all four wheels, but on my trip home, the vibration was still there once I got to highway speeds. Need to return. 
77500 mi Upper links are loose. Tables are loose. Rear sway bar bushings need replacement. Right headlight assembly not working. 
83700 mi ABS and Stability Control light comes on intermittently. Both come on together. 
85560 mi ABS and VSA (stability control) lights are now permanently on. (And neither work. Old school driving skills required: threshold breaking and good throttle control ;-) ) Rear sway bar apparently "disconnected" 
87720 mi

C $25
Examined ABS / VSA light being on.... was not loose sensor, but it is the sensor, apparently. Garage has to order the part. They called me back with far too high a price, afaic ($240). Did not do the repair, driving with ABS light on. 

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2006 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan

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

112000 mi

US $285
Excessive steering wheel wobble at highway speeds. Right front upper control arm replaced. 
113000 mi

US $200
Check Emission System Light appeared. Diagnostic results revealed defective coolant temperature sensor. Sensor replaced. After one week, emission light comes on intermittently. 
127000 mi

US $150
Failure of Coolant Temperature Sensor caused check engine light to be on constantly. Coolant temperature sensor replaced and coolant flush performed. 
127000 mi

US $500
Engine no crank or start. Battery OK. Diagnosed as failed starter. Replaced starter. 
9000 mi Passenger's windshield wiper failed to wipe along entire length of blade. 
16000 mi From the very beginning, a minor rattle manifested itself on rough pavement; finally located problem during routine maintenance. The problem was a loose exhaust shield; tightening the shield corrected the problem. Driver seat belt would not retract readily. Belt was removed and untwisted to correct the problem. 
17000 mi Driver's seat belt. 
34000 mi

US $776
Added (not replaced) rear-end alignment kit. The 2006 TSX does not provide for camber alignment. Before kit, tire life was limited to 17,000 miles. Alignment on both wheels changed from 0.6 degrees to 0.0 degrees. 
40000 mi Driver-side map lamp failed and was replaced. 
42000 mi Both front axles had to be replaced to correct for vibration during acceleration. Heat shield had to be tightened on account of a rattle. 
18000 mi Vehicle stall; uneven idle. Navi lockup. 
26000 mi Driver's and passenger's front doors - incessant rattling - like wearing a leather coat and sitting in a leather seat. Especially pronounced in hotter and colder weather. Fix was to add some type of weather sealant tape to the molding around the doors. 
31000 mi The valve gasket leaked a bit. Nothing serious, but the dealer installed a new gasket and torqued to spec. 
142300 mi

US $290
Car cut out. All warning lights came on. Alternator replaced for first time at 139K miles. All is well now. Rear wheel bearings were going bad. Replaced with Timken's bought off Amazon 
45000 mi There was rust on the inside of the moonroof. Light was out on driver's side seat heating switch.  Hole in power steering hose. Floor mat hooks on driver's side missing. Had moonroof replaced. Bulb replaced. Power steering hose replaced. I paid to have the floor mat hooks installed. 
47000 mi I had moonroof replaced in December. After replacement, the new moonroof leaked. Brought car back to dealer for them to fix. They readjusted the glass and resealed the moonroof. 
52000 mi Moon roof leaking from when it was replaced in January. Car taken back twice for the dealer to fix the leak they caused. Each time they say it is fixed but it still leaks on the back of the moon roof where the seal meets the metal of the roof. 
88000 mi

US $355
I kept hearing a low clunking noise in my engine when I was idle. It had been there for quite a few months but got progressively louder over the past month. Had diagnostic test run on it and turned out it was the water pump. Replaced it. 
102300 mi Power steering broke and I had to get rack and pinion replaced Radiator fan motor broke and had to get entire assembly replaced Radiator fan assembly was replaced by one shop but I noticed it was broken and not working when I got home so I had another shop fix it After power steering repair my engine was making a loud buzzing noise with hard acceleration. Took to another mechanic and was told it was from an "air box" below bumper and that there is nothing structurally wrong with my car and it's okay. 
105000 mi

US $750
alternator failed 
149000 mi

US $450
Replaced starter motor 
37000 mi Driver side dome light works some of the time, bulb was reseated, but this did not fix the problem, still have the same issue  
46000 mi latch on glove box broke, replaced entire glove box  
63000 mi

US $650
Driver door lock would not work with switch or remote. Replace actuator. Problem resolved. 
125000 mi

US $1800
Leaking power steering damaged alternator Broken power steering pump. Common problem 
125000 mi

US $2000
Front seal leaking Steering rack replacement 
68000 mi

US $25
Driver door power door lock actuator failed. Self-replaced part. 
1000 mi The auto-dimming rear view mirror fails to properly dim. When I took delivery of the car it was dimmed most of the time, even in daylight; this eventually degraded to not dimming at all. 
1000 mi The auto-dimming rear-view mirror was replaced because it was not properly dimming. 
4000 mi An airbag cable harness in the steering wheel became loose and started to rattle loudly over bumps. The harness was replaced and the rattle is gone. 
12000 mi While the car was at the dealer for an oil change, brake fluid flush, and recall item, the mechanic noticed that a converter heat shield was rusting and it was replaced under warranty. 
42300 mi

US $600
Power steering fluid leak. Return hose was replaced. 
75000 mi cd player stopped working. 
118000 mi

US $470
Alternator and belt replaced. 
103540 mi

C $140
Needed to replace original battery 2 dead cells 
104740 mi

C $460
CD Changer had to be replaced. Saved significant money by replacing with refurbished CD changer. 
50300 mi

US $100
Catalytic converter heat shield rusted and cracked, which created an audible vibration, particularly when in reverse gear. Ordered replacement heat shield online and replaced myself. 
94000 mi

US $500
Alternator seized, killed car battery, required tow to shop for replacement. 
155700 mi

US $421
Engine was making whining noise for weeks. Battery light came on when I was near shop so drove straight there. Alternator replaced with a remanufactured unit. 
174000 mi

US $189
Passenger Front door lock actuator intermittent fail. 
135000 mi

US $480
The range sensor had to be replaced after it was flagged as defective by the check engine light. 
140000 mi

US $80
Replaced the front overhead light assembly. 
147000 mi

US $1500
Starter developed a flat spot and after a month of putting in a new battery the engine almost would not start. Nobody could find the problem. Replaced the battery after 1 month of use several times, replaced spark plugs before needed. 
102000 mi

US $100
Front tweeter and hands-free link bluetooth module were not working. Dealer repaired both, but obtaining the HFL part took several days. 
112000 mi

US $150
New drive belt tensioner. Had started making noise. 
52000 mi

US $300
HFL draining battery 
57700 mi

US $500
Brakes not working 
43400 mi

C $150
Driver side seat heater low-setting light bulb burnt out. 
154000 mi

US $400
power steering pump 
155500 mi

US $395
*d power steering pump failed 
162700 mi

US $800
valve timing, spark plugs replaced. transmission,brake fluids flushed.  AC recharged. 

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2005 Acura TSX

Engine not specified

45000 mi

US $165
Failure of driver's door actuator (reportedly very common for Acuras within first 3-4 years of new car's life, and also for multiple doors) 

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2005 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

35000 mi Replace power door lock. 
42000 mi The actuator for the driver's door power lock went out, which in turn meant the key fob would not unlock or lock the doors. Additionally, the lever on the center console armrest broke off. 
48000 mi

US $400
*My brother in law backed into my car. He paid for the repainting of the rear bumper. 
51000 mi

US $142
The center console armrest was not latching again.  
53000 mi I heard a kerplunk as I was driving, then my AC stopped blowing cold air. The compressor went bad. 
63000 mi

US $40
On Monday, the check engine and VSA lights came on. Once at the shop, they diagnosed a contamination VTEC actuator. A new part was ordered. They also changed the oil. 
65000 mi For quite some time I have noticed a shimmy when accelerating. Ends up both the half shafts had gone bad. Evidently, there is some sort of balancer inside them that can fail. 
69500 mi A low oil pressure light came on. 
83700 mi

US $152
I have been noticing the car is now hard to shift. They diagnosed a bad clutch and pressure plate, and then quoted me $2000 to do the repair. I declined. They found both rear struts were leaking and replaced them under my extended warranty. They found a torn CV boot and replaced it under the extended warranty. 
86000 mi The interior dome light stopped coming on. They replaced parts under warranty. Light in passenger seat heater switch went out. Dealer replaced bulb. Have noticed a thrum coming from the front tires. Dealer said it was due to cupped tires, but could find no cause for the cupped tires. Tires are Continental Extreme Contact DW. I have noticed the car is burning oil. Dealer gave me a log to record when it is again down a quart, then return to the dealer for them to top it off. 
89700 mi

US $3
The car was down on oil again, so took it back to the dealer on our prior arrangement. They topped off the oil, told me it has burnt 1 quart in 1700 miles. To them, that still means the motor is tight. 
91000 mi

US $220
Checked again on the oil consumption, and they still say it is within spec. They will not do anything else about it. 
95500 mi

US $670
I started hearing a bag of rocks sound coming from my engine. Got it into the dealer, and they diagnosed a bad water pump. Several hundred dollars later, no more sounds. 
101000 mi

US $120
During 100K service, dealer noticed the battery was bad. Authorized them to replace it, since they quoted me a good price to do it. 
102000 mi

US $160
My alternator was making a racket, then stopped charging. My father in law, a retired mechanic, replaced the alternator for me. 
111500 mi

US $166
Both my map lights were out. The dealer fixed them for no additional charge on top of my 110K mile service. 
116000 mi

US $780
The found back front end bushings  and a bad motor mount. 
121000 mi

US $1680
Power steering pump had gotten noisy and was leaking. The replaced the pump and flushed the power steering fluid. 120K service was also performed. 
129000 mi

US $1200
My AC started blow hot air. Dealer diagnosed bad compressor, and change the coil as well. 
135000 mi

US $895
System stopped blowing cold air. Dealer diagnosed leaking hoses. 
140000 mi My car was becoming difficult to start. Ends up the starter was bad. They replaced the starter. Once again, my climate control system stopped blowing cold air. Dealer replaced compressor parts under their 12 month labor warranty. 
140000 mi The VSA light would come on randomly, and the gauges would go dead randomly. 
47000 mi Cluth was making a chirping squeal when releasing clutch while starting in first gear. 
90000 mi

US $1900
Steering rack leaking. Replaced steering rack assembly and performed alignment. 
94000 mi

US $157
The front overhead map lights stopped working. Replaced the housing. 
35000 mi

US $100
The Front passenger power lock actuator stopped working. A new actuator was installed under warranty. 
35000 mi

US $150
My power steering pump has continued to whine even after initial replacment and bleeding the power steering fluid. This time, they replaced the Powersteering belts. I still feel it's the Power steering pump and the issue, albeit better, is not all fixed 
40000 mi

US $825
*40,000 miles and 3.5 years, the stock tires had worn to a point that I didn't trust them for the winter. I got 4 new tires, Goodyear GT's at JustTires. $825.00 installed with a 4-wheel alignment. Otherwise, the TSX is flawless. 
63500 mi

US $450
Power steering pump needed to be replaced after noticed a whining noise when making sharp turns at low engine speed. Also fixed power steering hose recall and replaced power steering belt. 
79300 mi

US $260
Driver side door lock actuator replaced 
110700 mi Driver's side seat belt latch failed. 
115000 mi

US $1800
A/C compressor failed requiring a new A/C system 
125000 mi

US $800
Alternator failed, replaced alternator and belt 
146000 mi

US $149
Intermittent failure of Accelator Position sensor 
149000 mi

US $1700
AC went out - needed new condenser and compressor 
152000 mi AC never fixed when preparing the car to sell, discovered the rear sway bar endlink attachment on the frame had broken its weld - did not fix it 
45260 mi

C $70
*Changed car battery 
88660 mi

C $310
Alarm went off intermittently for no cause. 1st trip, horn replaced as it was rusted and causing the fuse to blow. 2nd trip hood latch replaced. These two replacements resolved this issue 
138000 mi Power door lock on passenger side front door stopped working 
139500 mi center dash lights out around navigation screen, driver's seat warmer stopped working 
188000 mi

US $1000
Replaced Master and Slave cylinders. 
191300 mi

US $499
The car seemed as if the battery was dying. It would not crank on the first attempt. After a while it stopped cranking altogether. Dealer couldn't pinpoint cause but after we replaced the starter I had no issues. The car cranks normally. 
88000 mi

US $2400
Car would not sustain electrical accessory power. A jump was only a temp fix. Suspected alternator. Alternator and battery replaced.  Failed PCV valve, plugs and wires, damaged air filter. Worn engine mounts. All replaced same visit. 

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2005 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan

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

59000 mi

US $700
Bad alternator and battery 
65300 mi

US $105
Bad starter. 
73700 mi

US $460
Bad ignition coil. Also replaced all spark plugs. 
76000 mi

US $275
Another ignition coil went bad. 
77700 mi

US $950
Airbag light was on. Had to replace buckle and tensioner. 
82000 mi

US $150
Replaced all 4 shocks and struts. 
117000 mi

US $485
All windows except the driver side would not roll down or up due to faulty relay, also dome light due to bad relay. Relays were replaced and everything is fine now. 
48000 mi

US $440
Heated Front Oxygen sensor went bad. R&R 
49000 mi

US $300
Sensor of some type 
67000 mi SRS buckle defective. Warranty replaced 
73000 mi

US $1500
Wheel bearing 
69000 mi

US $350
Driver's side door lock/unlock didn't work. 
78000 mi

US $300
Passenger door lock wasn't locking or unlocking the door. Door lock actuator was replaced. 
82000 mi

US $160
Car was very hard to start. The battery was a 75 month battery that was less than 3 years old. The dealer diagnosed the cause of the problem as the battery having a bad cell and replaced the battery. 
16740 mi Dealer replaced valve cover gasket when bought. 
17980 mi Squeaking noise comes from center cover, Fix the problem by removing the part and adding a bit of grease took around 20min.  
20460 mi Fixed rear deckled rattle by myself.[took around 2hrs of research from acurazine.com, took 1 min to fix just needed to spray a little lithium grease into the rear metal support from the trunk]. 
26660 mi passenger side power door lock actuator fixed power door lock 
57660 mi squeaking noise from rear suspension. Used silicon lubricate on rear sway bar bushings to eliminate noise. 
33000 mi

US $4500
*Water leak form IKE. 
90000 mi

US $314
discharge freon hose replaced 
55000 mi

US $400
Door lock actuators failed on both driver and passenger front doors 
66700 mi Replaced seatbelt buckle under warranty due to airbag light being on 
79000 mi

US $450
Replaced alternator 
90000 mi

US $800
Fully frozen caliper on right rear brake and partially frozen caliper on left rear brake 
95000 mi Leaking brake fluid from rear caliper 
58000 mi

US $150
Passenger door lock was not functioning correctly. Dealership ordered new door actuator and replaced it successfully. 
77000 mi

US $130
Alternator suddenly failed. 
106500 mi

US $80
replaced upper left front control arm due to loose ball joint replaced leaking oil gasket for Vtec solenoid. 
154700 mi

US $400
1st problem was electrical. 2nd problem was repacking wheel bearings. 
160000 mi

US $350
Replace water pump and serpentine belt below. (Car had made clanking noise and greenish water was coming out.) 
171700 mi

US $550
Alternator replaced, because Red Check Engine light went on, and car started making a high-pitched whining noise. 
141000 mi Starter died, it was too difficult to replace so I took it to a shop. 
230000 mi

US $552
Car refuses to start. Alternator has been replaced years ago, and battery is less than a year old. 
83300 mi

US $1100
Hole in ac compressor. Replaced compressor and charged. 
106000 mi

US $750
Replacement of front struts. Replaced driver's door actuator. Replaced driver's side axle because of failed axle boot and resultant wear of dry bearings on the axle. 
107500 mi

US $800
*d Driver's door electronic locking mechanism broken. 
120000 mi

US $250
Burning oil, about a quart per 3,000 miles. 
143000 mi

US $1500
P0780 and P1734. Gears would not engage properly. Within 12 hours of noticing, got progressively worse. 
143000 mi

US $200
Replaced passenger door lock actuator. Very common issue for TSX. This is second time replacing (first was under warranty at 30k) 
122000 mi Dust shield deteriorated, replace shield to prevent loud grinding noise 
127000 mi

US $120
negative camber for 4th time, bushing seized, needs to be replaced 
139000 mi

US $40
Brake caliper seized. They took it out and cleaned and re-lubed. I was going on trip so did not have time to replace it 
152000 mi

US $500
Brake caliper had previously seize on random. Replaced with reman Acura parts. Shake when brake is gone using existing pads & rotors with resurfacing. 
161000 mi

US $200
Replaced right axle due to the vibration from 30-40mph. Grinding sound returned. Caliper leaked, replaced caliper. 
161000 mi Grinding sound, unknown issue Airbag light ccame on 
125000 mi

US $85
Door lock actuator stopped working. Center console latch broke Took it to dealer to get parts for center console latch and they broke the studs the screws attach to requiring entire center console replacement. Dealer is worthless. Ordered used console online and replacement myself 
136000 mi Rear driver side caliper was not releasing pads, so pads were dragging. Caliper was replaced Loose tie-rod 
145300 mi

US $400
Starter took a shit 
79000 mi

US $345
Oil changed, rear center brake light replaced, and driver & passenger door locks replaced. 
127000 mi

US $1000
Alternator replaced 
161000 mi

US $861
Thought my battery was dying and went it to have it replaced. Battery is fine, starter needed to be replaced instead. 
64000 mi alternator failed, was replaced. 
87000 mi

US $200
alternator 2 front door actuators 
89000 mi

US $295
2 ignition coils went bad I replaced them all 
120000 mi

US $150
Needed new shocks Dead battery 
121500 mi

US $430
A/C needed recharged. Filters replaced. Battery and alternator replaced 

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2004 Acura TSX

Engine not specified

94000 mi

US $300
CV axle joint problem 
94000 mi Audio screen would dim at random. Known issue with the circuit board which would be a $500 fix. CV axle joint problem 

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2004 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

120000 mi Seatbelt buckle would sometimes cause airbag light to illuminate. It would only resolve after turning the car off and back on. 
136800 mi Valet lock for pull lever for trunk release remained locked despite using key to unlock. Disassembly and reassembly after cleaning repaired, but key must be tilted to operate, lever works fine. 
148000 mi

US $76
Starter has to be replaced, very slow cranking to no crank at all. Acted like battery, but starter was culprit. 
138500 mi Headlight clip replacement 
149000 mi

US $428
Starter failed, replaced. CEL for knock sensor immediately upon returning from starter repair trip. Replaced sensor, CEL did not clear. Car electrical system failed in highway traffic, left stranded with car that wouldn't start. Initially diagnosed as alternator. Alternator was replaced and car subsequently died again on drive home. 
149000 mi New alternator did not fix problem, determined to be damaged electrical connector. This also fixed the knock sensor issue. Likely damaged during earlier repair. 
74700 mi

US $120
Replaced starter. cost of new WPS starter $120.00 
78000 mi

US $160
Replaced leaking crankshaft seal on timing cover 
82300 mi

US $28
R&R right front door lock actuator 
141000 mi

US $100
T S and replace cyl.# 1 spark plug coil 
147000 mi

US $50
replaced right inner tie rod end. 
157300 mi

US $100
driver window became difficult to raise. replaced motor and regulator assembly. I think it was a lubrication issue. I noticed rt rear window very slow also. - lubed the tracks, worked better. 
162000 mi right front sway bar link broke. Replaced both sides myself for $50 in parts. 
177000 mi

US $400
Replaced upper ball joints. Right was worn badly. Clicking noise noticed backing and turning. Replaced both drive shaft assemblies with reman. 
183700 mi

US $120
brake caliper froze after brake pad replacement. removed and replaced both rear calipers and bled system. no further issues 
194000 mi

US $100
R&R power steering pump. very noisy when cold and then would quit in sharp turns- exit ramps... Flushed old oil from system. 
196000 mi Found right upper ball joint loose. Previously replaced 20,000 miles ago. Part under warrenty- replaced at no cost for part. 
200000 mi

US $1400
Replaced clutch, master and slave cylinders 
204000 mi

US $200
Replaced sway bar links and bushings. difficult to do the bushings- extra time needed. solved clunking. replaced front shock struts and bushings. 
206000 mi

US $30
Interior lights inop when door opened. Replaced overhead light switch/ bulb assembly . 
68000 mi

US $60
Electric door lock actuators on both front doors gradually wore out and failed to operate via either door-lock buttons on doors or key fob. Replaced both actuators myself. 
85000 mi

US $250
Power steering pump replaced but rack and pinion still leaking 
115000 mi

US $400
Both front headlight lenses had condensation on the inside which prevented HID headlights from turning on. I replaced both headlight lenses with aftermarket units. 
137000 mi Power steering leak never fixed. 
107000 mi

US $1000
Self replaced A/C compressor, Clutch, and coil. Took to a mechanic for freon evacuate and recharge. Airbag light came on for 4 year checkup. Dealership said it was fine, but light keeps coming on. They possibly forgot to reset it. 
108000 mi

US $170
SRS sensor in the driver's seat belt buckle not functioning. Buckle replaced at Honda dealership. 
123000 mi

US $385
Replaced Driver's Door lock actuator for the second time (was out of parts warranty), this time harness was replaced for it at the dealer's suggestion. This may have been the reason for it failing in the first place. Replaced the Transistor and transistor wiring for the A/C blower motor. No issues after replacement. 
58900 mi

C $400
Electrical shutting down momentarily. Defective wiring to battery replaced. 
62000 mi

C $1000
replaced drivers side door lock acutator 
90520 mi

C $800
minor problems with overhead console dome lights cutting in and out (problem not fully resolved yet, seems to be bad wiring). 
114860 mi

C $4000
AC relay corroded - the replaced the spider accessory belt at same time Full clutch replacement job 
124000 mi

C $900
Replace dying starter 
137640 mi

C $1000
Replace dead alternator 
144460 mi

C $600
Replaced throttle position sensor 
67700 mi

US $1500
Both headlight transformers needed replacing. Had to take off front bumper twice (once for each side) to get access to parts. 
142500 mi

US $150
The sockets were burned. And the light bulbs were very close to the end of their lives. 
143000 mi

US $725
Engine Oil was leaking from timing chain cover and oil pan. 
28000 mi HVAC/Radio switches - back lighting failed. 
43000 mi SRS warning light appeared intermittently while driving. Driver side seat belt buckle replaced under original manufacturers warranty. Problem resolved. 
51500 mi

US $42
Driver's side power door lock actuator fails to lock driver's door while activating from inside. Passenger door sporadically will lock/unlock. Car cannot be locked/unlocked from outside using remote. Replace driver's side power door actuator myself. System repaired and is operational again. 
56700 mi

US $1265
Clutch pedal groan anytime clutch is depressed and when ambient temperature reached 80 degrees or more. Replaced clutch pedal assy (not at fault) and clutch master cylinder (bled clutch). Outside trunk release (electrical) switch (above license plate) became inoperable. Despite dealer service bulletin and 2005 repair to prevent trunk wire pinch near left trunk hinge, several wires became severed anyway. Wires re-soldered. Front struts replaced during repairs as struts locked-up. See "Honda ServiceNews" (12/09): "Dampers Lock Up After Lowering Vehicle on a Rack." Damper lock-up is a wear & tear issue that can occur over time, especially in hot-weather ar Radiator drain cock needed replacement due to breakage. Radiator required removal to facilitate new drain plug replacement. Hoses and thermostat were also replaced as a preventative measure since radiator removal would reduce labor charge. 
60000 mi

US $72
Despite always always left on, the cruise control power switch (steering wheel) failed, switched off and would not press back on. A new switch assembly was purchased and replaced by myself. 
60000 mi

US $59
Power window switch (left/rear) defective. Internal spring worked through top of switch creating hole, popped out and became inoperative. The entire issue is odd since I hardly carry passengers and the switch is rarely used... 
61000 mi

US $21
Front passenger power door lock actuator failed. Purchased part and replaced it myself. 
62000 mi

US $380
While accelerating on the freeway the car began bucking and displayed both check engine and VSA lights. 1st to 2nd up-shifts were not smooth. My Honda mechanic diagnosed a bad APP sensor or throttle position sensor which was replaced. 
65000 mi

US $385
After several years of intermittent starting issues the starter was replaced with a Honda re-manufactured unit. The symptoms can be attributed to Honda's updated starter design which can be found in the same generation (03-07) Accord too. 
59000 mi

US $125
Power door lock actuators failed on two doors but replaced on all four doors since they were all the same age and likely to fail at the same time. 
65000 mi Center stack lighting dims or blacks out. Replaced circuit board in radio that controls center stack lighting. 
78000 mi

US $25
Replaced front passenger side power door lock actuator. 
92000 mi

US $200
Groaning, creaking noise from front end. Usual causes such as ball joints, tie rods, shocks were eliminated. Suspected steering rack but not conclusive. Decided to live with the noise. 
93000 mi Groaning, creaking noise from front end. 
45000 mi HVAC display went dim, needs new printed circuit board, ordered by dealer, covered by extended warranty 
49000 mi

US $40
Finished replacing bad HVAC circuit board, originally reported in June, '08 

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2004 Acura TSX 4dr Sedan

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

82000 mi

US $325
The starter was getting weak so we replaced it. 
89000 mi

US $75
Driver side visor wouldn't stay up. Replaced 
117000 mi

US $150
Keyless entry would not work 
119700 mi SRS light on, faulty seat belt buckle replaced under original lifetime seatbelt warranty 
124000 mi

US $650
replaced bad starter 
142000 mi

US $545
Replaced left rear brake caliper due to leak Right axle seal leak 
154000 mi

US $500
replaced alternator, battery 
163000 mi

US $500
passenger rear wheel bearing 
53000 mi

US $100
*New battery 
63000 mi

US $250
Replaced motor for passenger door lock Hood was rusting - determined a manufacturer defect. Manufacturer paid to replace the hood. 
75000 mi Dash lights went out. Circuit board needed to be replaced. Covered under warranty. 
67000 mi

US $195
Lights for buttons around HVAC and radio would not stay illuminated. Radio had to be replaced. 
88000 mi

US $130
Cruise control switch replaced. Cruise control would only work if the "cruise" button was pressed at all times. 
29140 mi Glove box rattling; rubber stopper replaced. 
30380 mi

C $120
Driver's doorlock actuator replaced 
31620 mi

C $100
Passenger side front window regulator was about to give out. Quoted $500. Called Acura Customer Service Relations, suggested that the low odometer combined with the poor service I had been getting at dealer justified a goodwill repair. They agreed. 
53940 mi

€100
Driver door lock actuator, common problem with 2004 TSX. 
69440 mi

€60
door alternator broke on the driver side. typical honda accord problem. 
78100 mi

€1200
Seal of the automatic transmision to the drive shaft is defective, even after it has been recplaced with a new one. Ordering the part at a honda dealer (There is no acura dealer in my country) they supplied the wrong part. Left and right suspension arms Rust on the brake piston. 
86560 mi

€600
Belt rolers 
103300 mi

€1
Replacing stabilisation rubbers 
118420 mi

€200
Rubber bushings were broken. 
103000 mi

US $170
Blower fan transistor failed, car was not blowing any air. part replaced and everything back to normal 
126000 mi

US $280
Starter stopped working, replaced with rebuilt unit. 
139000 mi

US $150
Replaced Idler Tensioner for serpentine belt 
148000 mi

US $200
Replaced power steering pump 
111000 mi

US $300
Replace new motors (control) for windows and seats. 
108000 mi

US $400
passenger door lock actuator replacement upper radiator hose replacement. it was getting spongy and hadn’t been replaced at the 100K service (only the lower radiator hose was replaced). 
101000 mi

US $100
replaced starter 
144000 mi

US $800
The A/C would cycle off, when I turned the compressor off and on again it would run for 5 mins. Then it quit. 
36000 mi

US $221
Power lock in driver's door failed. 
57000 mi

US $354
Repaired and replaced rear stabilizer bar end links 
82000 mi

US $145
Electric fan motor for radiator failed. 
90000 mi

US $95
Cylinder misfire - coil pack failed 
91000 mi

US $15
AC relay 
162000 mi

US $865
AC compressor went out. Replaced compressor, dryer/accumulator, flushed system and freon 
170000 mi

US $382
One of the coils for the spark plugs stopped working, so it was replaced. There was also an oil leak from the valve cover gasket that was also replaced. 
182000 mi

US $298
The alternator went bad, causing the battery to not be able to recharge. After a while, the battery alone could not provide enought power to keep the car running. Replaced the alternator and battery. When the alternator went bad, it would not keep the battery charged. After the alternator was replaced, the new alternator could not keep a charge on the battery. So had to also replace battery. 
190300 mi

US $178
AC stopped working. Shop replaced relay and recharged system. 
160000 mi

US $500
failed bearing 
171300 mi

US $120
replaced battery 
176300 mi

US $600
Starter had failed. Replaced with new starter. 
88040 mi

C $550
Center panel and radio back lighting dim. Acura TSB 04-21 
93000 mi

C $150
Radio, HVAC backlighting fail. Existing Acura TSB for this issue. Initial installation faulty, corrected for no additional charge. TSB issued only in U.S., so no warranty support in Canada. 
104000 mi

US $300
The starter had died so it was replaced with a new one. 
54000 mi

US $100
Had to replace the battery after nearly 9.5 years. I understand some might consider this maintenance but given my intervals it certainly was not routine. 
103000 mi

US $245
Door lock actuator stopped working - I had to manually push down on each door lock in the car to secure the car when I left it. This also affected the car alarm. It was impossible to arm the car properly since the car couldn't lock itself. 
98000 mi

US $350
Nav control lights board needed to be replaced 
108500 mi

US $1300
Compressor failed taking out condenser 

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2006 Acura TSX Electrical Problems

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