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  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    WOW-Happy to report my 06 6MT tsx, bought new 11/17/06, has been problem free (knock-on-wood) Excellent car after 142K+miles. Has the original brakes.
  • jimsimp3jimsimp3 Posts: 11
    The score so far on my new 2012 Acura TSX Sportwagon

    Days of ownership = 20
    Days back at dealership for problem = 12 :mad:

    And I almost chose a Subaru Outback before buying this ......... but decided Acura quality control and reliability would be better. Ha!
  • jimsimp3jimsimp3 Posts: 11
    Got it back today finally. Drove it a few miles and got the same CHECk TRANSMISSION message and a PO741 error code. The dealer and Acura said it was fixed.

    900 miles and going back to the dealer for the 3rd time.
  • jimsimp3jimsimp3 Posts: 11
    I made a formal request on Tuesday (07/17/12) using Acura's client service procedure for a new replacement vehicle OR a full refund. The response is forthcoming.

    The dealer suggested that the transmission may have to be replaced. Not sure if that would correct the problem. I said that is not acceptable on a new car with 300 miles or less when the problem first occurred. They have had the car now 15 days since June 26th.

    It is going to be interesting to see how well Acura stands behind their product.
  • jimsimp3jimsimp3 Posts: 11
    Acura has advised the dealer to replace the transmission. (that might fix it !) I still stand by my request for new replacement car OR full refund. Should have their answer early next week.

    It is going to be interesting to see how they handle this. 300 mile on a new car and the trans goes out. They expect me to keep a "refurbished" car.

    Attorney on stand by for legal action.
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    brings back memories of a 03 hyundai sonata we had. It had less than 100 miles on it when the transmission locked up. The dealer would plug the car into the computer which would show codes-they would replace the parts. It would be good and then the transmission would lock up again. At about 4,000 miles Hyundai Corp. rep. came to the dealer and authorized to replace the transmission. I never trusted that car so we eventually traded it for a elantra with manual transmission. That car had over 100K problem free miles when we traded it for another sonata but with manual transmission.
  • jimsimp3jimsimp3 Posts: 11
    edited July 2012
    They replaced the transmission and drove it an additional 400 miles to test it.
    I am still waiting to see if Acura is going to stand behind their product and reputation by replacing the car.

    Here is a summary so far:
    Miles on car when problem first occurred: 298
    Days since delivery = 34
    Days back at dealer = 27
    Miles driven by service department = 644
    Miles driven by owner = 735 (not counting trips back & forth to service department)

    Trips Back to Dealer = 3. ( not counting the trip back to get a copy of the service invoice)
  • tsx6mtoileatertsx6mtoileater Posts: 3
    edited August 2012
    In NJ, 20 days at dealer is an automatic lemon.
    It takes time to fill out the paperwork but, once there is a court date they will be calling you to buy back the car.
    It is hard to believe that car companies need to have legal action to do the right thing.
  • jimsimp3jimsimp3 Posts: 11
    Acura has agreed to replace my TSX with another vehicle. The paperwork was started today 08/01/12. :) I am happy they have decided to support their product. They have been very professional and understanding.
  • nefariousnigelnefariousnigel Posts: 2
    edited November 2012
    I own a 2011 TSX 6MT. I drive in downtown Chicago almost exclusively although a good part of my driving is on Lake Shore Drive which is a sort of a min-highway with some stoplights (of course it is parking lot in rush hour traffic). So I'd say 60% is stop and go (literally) and the rest zipping in and out of 40-60 mph traffic revving the K24 liberally.

    Despite the bad roads, rough commute, ridiculous extremes in weather (about 100 to 110 degrees a year), I have had NO problems, NO rattles, and NO reliability issues.

    Well, okay..there is one issue...extraneous humming, popping, and banging using my iPhone 4S through hands free Bluetooth. There is some sort of electrical issue that is not ideal...but my calls are still legible. The TSX is also a a loud vehicle - not displeasingly so, but loud enough that the cheap microphone used for hands free sometimes has a hard time with voice commands...I often have to yell in numbers or commands to get them right.

    I use the car as my daily commuter and also to ferry my kids to school and after school events. It is as solid a vehicle as they come. I've only changed the oil 3 times going by the maintenance minder (the last at ~19,500 miles) and it has shown no evidence of oil burning. Just a great overall car.

    If I had any worries, it would be about clutch durability...I've heard some first generation TSXes have had premature clutch failure. While that could be due to the driving style of the owners, it is still a concern of mine even though I don't ride the clutch in any way and try to rev match downshift when I can (impossible in city traffic but possible otherwise). It's a sweet clutch and shifter and the problem has yet to pop up on 2nd generation TSXes (maybe too soon). We'll see.
  • carteachcarteach Posts: 179
    I can't seem to get a new thread starter today. Hopefully someone here can help. Right now when I open the door of my new wagon, the two dome lights which are very dull go on. Is there a way to have the map lights go on and off automatically when the dome lights do?
  • carteachcarteach Posts: 179
    What dog barriers will work with the TSX Sport Wagon?

    ( can anyone help me find where the thread starter is?). I get the feeling that Edmunds is making it harder to post or even get to the forums easily.
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,810
    If you go to the top-level (look near the top of the page and click on the "acura TSX" link), there's a "start a discussion link".

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