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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems

7.7

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,900 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Acura RSX engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Acura RSX Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 052005

RSX 4-cyl

  • 5,900 miles

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

I purchased a 2005 Acura Rsx type-S about a year and half ago around 4/20/05. I drove it for about 4 months and I started hearing a clicking noise coming from my suspension, I brought it back to the dealership and they installed a new strut. The next month the same problem occurred and they had to replace the other side of the strut. That same week my car started drifting to one side and my steering wheeling wasn't aligned, I bought it back and everything was okay. The next month I still heard the same clicking noise but I didn't have time to go to the dealer. That same week, I heard a tapping noise coming from my engine, I didn't know what it was so I kept driving. Next day, it got worse and I knew there was something wrong, I checked my oil level on a sloped hill but didn't realize it, and it didn't read properly. So, I added two quarts of oil to the engine, but it still had that same tapping noise from the engine. I went to the dealership, and they told me I had destroyed my engine(connecting rods are bent, piston #4 was damaged) and I will need a new engine. The warranty wasn't going to cover it because I added extra oil. So, I immediately got a lawyer, but nothing has been done in a year im still in the same boat and I'm money. I have spoke to several mechanics from various dealers and shops and they told me there's no way adding oil could damage a engine in just a matter of one day. Im running out of ideas and my life is at a stand still if there's anything you can do please help.

- Davenport, FL, USA

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