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NHTSA — Power Train Problems Notes: In North America, the RSX is really the "4th generation Integra.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Acura RSX drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Acura RSX Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 082011


  • 119,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Acura Rsx type S. the contact stated that while driving approximately 10-60 mph, the third gear shifted out of gear. In addition, there was a very loud grinding noise. The vehicle had not been inspected by a dealer nor repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 119,000.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #2

Jan 312011


  • 145,000 miles
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0 liter jerks when engaging into reverse. Vehicle jerks hard enough that the brakes are not enough to stop it from moving. No other gear is like this. Upon further study from online journals and discussions pages as well as speaking with transmission technician, this is a very common problem in these.

- Gowen, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 022002

(reported on)


  • miles
Using headlights during daytime conditions results in odometer, and gear selection indicatiors becoming unreadable

- Culpeper, VA, USA

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