Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: In North America, the RSX is really the "4th generation Integra.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. buy a new engine (1 reports)
2002 Acura RSX engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Acura RSX Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 032009


  • Manual transmission
  • 50,000 miles


Engine started rattling while driving on highway... doing 65 in 5th gear... started hearing the noise and shifted to 6th... the noise stopped and i shifted back to 5th...

then... BOOM!... the engine died.... lost all power...

dealer said i must have shifted down to 2nd from 5th (to explain the gapping hole in my engine).... i said i don't think so because i've been driving stick for 15 yrs without a problem... they said "sorry but you have no warranty".... that'll be $12k for a new engine please...

i've done hours of research and this problem is COMMON.... the RSX only had a 4yr warranty... worse still, Acura has REFUSED to step up even when the warranty is still in effect (in all the cases i've read about)... this is a BAD PROBLEM... maybe that explains why ACURA doesn't sell RSXs anymore!

STEP UP ACURA... this is simply not right!

- , San Diego, CA, USA

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