What's Wrong with the Acura TSX?

TSX owners have reported 148 complaints, mostly about the engine, on CarComplaints.com. The vehicle's overall PainRank of 5.5 ranks 17th in reliability out of 20 models.

3 Common TSX Problems

Excessive Oil Consumption

  • #engine

Changed your oil recently? I'm guessing you think you’re good to go for another 3,000 to 5,000 miles depending on the oil you’re using. Acura owners with V6 J-Series engines better think again.

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A gauge cluster with an orange wrench warning light labeled 'Service Due Now'

Takata Airbag Inflator Recall

  • #airbags-seat-belts

A large number of Acura vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and c...

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Even crash test dummies don't want to be near a Takata airbag

Acura's Very Uncomfortable Seats

  • #interior

Let's not sugar coat this, the headrest design in certain Acura vehicles is crippling. Seriously, Acura must have hired a spine specialist for advice on seat design ... and then gone with the exact op...

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Most Complained About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.


Model Years

TSX Generations

Generations are groups of model years where few, if any, changes were made to the vehicle. They tend to break in very similar ways because they use many of the same parts and manufacturing process.

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