What's Wrong with the Acura RSX?

Owners of this coupe have sent in 20 complaints with an overall PainRank™ of 3.52. That ranks 15th in reliability out of 21 Acura models.

Problems to Expect with the RSX

RSX owners generally have the most trouble with accessories - interior problems, followed by the engine and body / paint.

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RSX Generations

Generations are groups of model years where the vehicles are continuously produced, using similar engineering and shared features. Generation data isn't always cut-and-dry and is often different for different countries. When in doubt, we use North American generation data.

  1. 1st Generation RSX (2002—2006)

    This generation ranks 23rd in reliability out of 35 generations.

Most Common Complaints

Interior
4 owners have complained about "seat seam unraveled." This problem is filed under Interior issues and can cost an average of $40.00 to fix.
Engine
2 owners have complained about "engine failure." This problem is filed under Engine issues and can cost an average of $7500.00 to fix.
Engine
1 owners have complained about "engine failure." This problem is filed under Engine issues and can cost an average of $1200.00 to fix.
Windows
1 owners have complained about "windows cables broke." This problem is filed under Windows issues and can cost an average of $800.00 to fix.
Suspension
1 owners have complained about "noise of loose parts on bumpy road." This problem is filed under Suspension issues.
Clutch
1 owners have complained about "pops out of gear." This problem is filed under Clutch issues.
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Complaints by Year

Complaints
2002 7
2005 5
2004 5
2006 2
2003 1

Recalls, Investigations, and Technical Service Bulletins

RSX Recalls

There are 6 RSX recalls and the following years are involved in the most campaigns.

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Complaints
2002 4
2003 4
2004 4
2005 2
2006 2

RSX Investigations

There are 0 RSX investigations.

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Complaints

RSX TSBs

There are 128 RSX TSBs and the following years are involved in the most.

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Complaints
2002 115
2003 70
2004 42
2005 24
2006 15