really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
284,786 miles

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problem #3

Apr 212016


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owned a 2009 Acura Tsx. While driving 35 mph, the driver and passenger side air bags deployed aggressively without warning. As a result, the contact crashed into a tree. The contact sustained a fractured sternum, injuries to the left foot, and a concussion. The front seat passenger sustained a fractured hip, fractured ribs, a concussion, and injuries to both feet that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed and deemed destroyed. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000....updated 08/15/16

- Syosset, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 202014


  • 136,000 miles
Bought car new May 2008, manual 6 speed. Have had many repairs:brakes X4, antenna, driver's seat molding, air bags, roof molding, front window molding. I still love driving car despite the car gulping quarts of oil and no source of oil loss has been determined. Began having difficulty shifting gears 09/2013. Took to troy Acura told clutch ok. Clutch failed completely about 3 weeks later on I-75, could not get out of 2nd gear. Replaced with Acura parts $1761 repair costs on 10/30/2013. Around June 2014, clutch would either depress rapidly or was very hard to depress at times. I attributed this to variable weather ( very hot alternating with damp rainy) since clutch not year old. Developed loud, rattling vibration in steering during acceleration on lane changes 10/2013. Told that both drive shafts bad and had seized into hub. Surprised since I had zero warning that a problem existed. Paid $2138 for repairs. Asked jeffrey Honda/Acura to check condition of clutch because it was slipping, difficult to engage at times. Informed clutch starting to show wear/air in system and may need to be replaced. Told jeffrey Honda/Acura clutch replaced 10/2013! they thought it was original part. Told to take it back to troy Acura. Troy told me that warranty had expired (12,000 miles or one year) and I would have to agree to $995 fee to have problem investigated and cost of repairs since warranty no longer valid. Additionally, there was nothing that could be done without me agreeing to cover costs of investigation. I disagreed with them. Manager at troy suggested that I look in Acura handbook for 800 number and contact Acura client services because he did not have number to call since I had already declined to have problem investigated by them. This was poor workmanship or defective part. Acura and troy Acura should be held accountable for such blatant early failure on clutch.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 152009

TSX 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 485 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Acura Tsx. The contact stated that the SRS warning light illuminated in the vehicle. Before the repair could be performed, the air bags deployed without an impact or crash occurring. Both the passenger and the contact were wearing their seat belts at the time of the failure. The contact sustained ear and head injuries, but the passenger was uninjured. A police report was filed. The vehicle had to be towed to the dealer to determine the cause of the failure. The contact called the Acura manufacturer.the failure and current mileages were 485. Updated 07/17/09 the consumer stated the side curtain and torso air bag deployed. The cause of the air bag deployment was unknown. Updated 07/21/09.

- Piscataway, NJ, USA