really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. buy a new engine (1 reports)
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problem #1

Jan 032009


  • Manual transmission
  • 50,000 miles

Engine started rattling while driving on highway... doing 65 in 5th gear... started hearing the noise and shifted to 6th... the noise stopped and i shifted back to 5th...

then... BOOM!... the engine died.... lost all power...

dealer said i must have shifted down to 2nd from 5th (to explain the gapping hole in my engine).... i said i don't think so because i've been driving stick for 15 yrs without a problem... they said "sorry but you have no warranty".... that'll be $12k for a new engine please...

i've done hours of research and this problem is COMMON.... the RSX only had a 4yr warranty... worse still, Acura has REFUSED to step up even when the warranty is still in effect (in all the cases i've read about)... this is a BAD PROBLEM... maybe that explains why ACURA doesn't sell RSXs anymore!

STEP UP ACURA... this is simply not right!

- Jim S., San Diego, CA, US