What's Wrong with the Acura TSX?

Owners of this sedan have sent in 148 complaints with an overall PainRank™ of 5.5. That ranks 18th in reliability out of 21 Acura models.

Problems to Expect with the TSX

TSX owners generally have the most trouble with engine problems, followed by the steering and accessories - interior.

  1. Excessive Oil Consumption

    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. V6 owners better think again. 

    Published in #engine on

  2. Acura's Very Uncomfortable Seats

    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 opposite. 

    Published in #interior on

  3. Takata Airbag Inflator Recall

    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 counting). 

    Published in #airbags-seat-belts on

TSX 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. 2nd Generation TSX (2009—2014)

    This generation ranks 25th in reliability out of 35 generations.

  2. 1st Generation TSX (2004—2008)

    This generation ranks 29th in reliability out of 35 generations.

Most Common Complaints

Engine
13 owners have complained about "excessive oil consumption." This problem is filed under Engine issues.
Steering
10 owners have complained about "power steering failure." This problem is filed under Steering issues and can cost an average of $1509.00 to fix.
Engine
7 owners have complained about "excessive oil consumption." This problem is filed under Engine issues.
Brakes
6 owners have complained about "rear brakes worn prematurely." This problem is filed under Brakes issues and can cost an average of $265.33 to fix.
Steering
5 owners have complained about "power steering fluid leak." This problem is filed under Steering issues and can cost an average of $963.33 to fix.
Brakes
5 owners have complained about "premature brake wear." This problem is filed under Brakes issues and can cost an average of $205.00 to fix.
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Complaints by Year

Complaints
2009 33
2010 26
2006 23
2012 20
2005 11
2004 9
2008 9
2011 9
2007 5
2013 3

TSX in the News

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Recalls, Investigations, and Technical Service Bulletins

TSX Recalls

There are 10 TSX recalls and the following years are involved in the most campaigns.

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Complaints
2011 5
2010 5
2009 4
2012 4
2006 3
2005 3
2004 3
2008 2
2013 2
2007 2
2014 1

TSX Investigations

There are 0 TSX investigations.

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Complaints

TSX TSBs

There are 126 TSX TSBs and the following years are involved in the most.

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Complaints
2004 67
2010 43
2005 42
2009 35
2011 34
2006 32
2007 23
2008 22
2013 21
2012 15
2014 5