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NHTSA — Power Train: Manual Transmission Problems

6.3

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,633 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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2004 Acura RSX transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Acura RSX Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 052008

RSX

  • 30,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Acura Rsx. While driving between 65-70 mph, the transmission began to slip out of gear followed by a loud grinding noise when the accelerator pedal was depressed. When the contact would downshift to a lower gear, there was a low power response and a grinding noise was heard. The failures occurred intermittently. Over an extended period of time, the failures increased while the vehicle was in operation. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection, but they could not duplicate the failures. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on two separate occasions, but there were no resolutions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the transmission was replaced. Approximately four months later, the transmission failed without warning. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 30,000 and current mileage was 60,000.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #5

Mar 172007

RSX

  • 11,000 miles
My problem is with the transmission. I have a 2004 Rsx-S. it has a six speed transmission. When shifting from first to second, gear grinds, and sometimes locks out. When shifting from second to third, gear grinds and sometimes pops out. Dealership gives me the run-A-round said they couldn't fix since my car is past warranty. Why was I not contacted by american Honda about this failure on an obviously important safety malfunction? I almost got into an accident caused by not being able to get the car into gear. Dealer said I had to fork over the $$$ for the repair myself which is unheard of. I bought this car for it impeccable record, now to find out I and countless of hundreds maybe thousands, have purchased a lemon when american Honda knew they had a problem with the transmission. American Honda, we, the unfortunate 2004 Acura Rsx type S owners are not !!pleased the way you take advantage of your loyal customers.

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 112006

RSX 4-cyl

  • 13,000 miles
I have a 2004 Rsx-S A-spec. It has a six speed transmission. When shifting from first to second, gear sometimes grinds, when shifting from second gear to third, gear grinds and sometimes pops out. Dealership gave me the run-A-round saying they "could not duplicate problem". I hear of other people having the same problem.

- Brentwood, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 132005

RSX 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 4,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My problem is with the transmission. I have a 2004 Rsx-S. it has a six speed transmission. When shifting from first to second, gear grinds, and sometimes locks out. When shifting from second to third, gear grinds and sometimes pops out. Eventually locking out. Dealership gives me the run-A-round. Hundreds of people have the same problem, we all can't be wrong. Accident could be caused by not being able to get the car into gear and getting rear ended. I have another appt. With the dealer on Monday. Sick of getting the run-A-round and would like an inquiry as to the extent of this problem. It has happened to a lot more people than me.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #2

Dec 072004

RSX 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Transmission keeps breaking. Two failures so far. 2nd gear crunch turning into grind and eventual lockout, 3rd gear popping out, 4th occasionally popping out. Acura keeps rebuilding transmission internals, replacing syncros, but transmission break again in a few months of driving.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #1

May 132004

RSX 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 11,800 miles
Third gear would constantly engage 1/2 way, then pop out. Sometimes it would just grind into place. On a quick trip to a store, when I shifted from 1 to 2, 1st gear shattered into a million peices. Dealer blamed it on an aftermarket exhaust manifold, not on the obvious: A faulty transmission/

- Irving, TX, USA

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