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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Gasoline Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,275 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2003 Acura RSX engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Acura RSX Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 142004

RSX 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 16,275 miles


Problems shifting from 3rd into 4th gear. Car shifts into second and redlines engine. Computor fails to shut engine down and engine blows. This has happened twice in the past 6 months. Acura blames it on driver error. Mechanic told me gear pattern is very tight and this has occured to an Acura technician.

- Folsom, CA, USA

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