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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,267 miles

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2003 Acura RSX seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Acura RSX Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 042010


  • 82,000 miles


My teenage son was driving his 2003 Acura Rsx-S on highway I60 in southern California. His car was hit in the left rear which pushed him in the tail of a big rig. His car then flew off the freeway and off a cliff, approx 80-90 feet down. Car rolled over estimated a 7-8 times. Neither of the two front or two side airbags deployed. There were 4 passengers including the driver. All wearing seatbelts. 1 serious and 3 minor injuries. Car completely totalled. No drugs or alcohol involved.

- South San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 112005

RSX 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 14,800 miles
This case relates to a 2003 Rsx types. I have experienced rust problems, transmission failure, engine oil leaks, SRS system failure, and other electrical and mechanical failures. The vehicle has been to all three dealerships in the area, for a total of 34 days. The SRS system light is always on.

- Pompano Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 252005


  • Manual transmission
  • 45,000 miles
After being rear ended consumer's vehicle was struck a second time at 55 mph in the driver's door. Upon impact, neither side air bags nor the frontal air bags deployed. The vehicle was totaled. The vehicle was hit with such force that the front axle snapped.

- Kutztown, PA, USA

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