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NHTSA — Suspension: Front Problems

9.5

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,155 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Acura RSX suspension problems

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2005 Acura RSX Owner Comments

problem #8

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

problem #7

Dec 262005

RSX

  • miles
Loud clunking noise coming from right front of vehicle. Possibly struts. Sounds happen at slow speeds, I.e. parking lots, backing up.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #6

Oct 102005

RSX 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I purchased my Rsx type-S in July 2005, after approx. 1000 miles it began making a loud popping noise when turning the steering wheel at low speeds. After 2000 miles it continued to get louder so I took it in for service. The service writer claimed it was normal noise, they greased some bushings and he told me that if I returned they would be unable to do anything for me. It's odd, why didn't my car make this noise when I purchased it, and if it is normal, why wasn't it making it during the test drive?

- Hesperia, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 282005

RSX 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 140 miles

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

When turning left at slow speeds (15-25 mph) I hear a clicking/clunking noise coming from the front left of the car. I just purchased the car 2006 Rsx and will be taking in tomorrow to see if they can fix it. Although I have read that many have had this problem with no fix.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #4

Aug 052005

RSX 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
The front right wheel started making a banging noise going over some bumps with a brand new automobile. I took it to the dealer and they denied anything was wrong. Again, this is a brand new car with less than 500 miles on it. It started occurring with 100 miles on it.

- Scotts Valley, CA, USA

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problem #3

Aug 052005

RSX 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
The front right wheel started making a banging noise going over some bumps with a brand new automobile. I took it to the dealer and they denied anything was wrong. Again, this is a brand new car with less than 500 miles on it. It started occurring with 100 miles on it. This report is for a Acura Rsx automobile. There is no selection for the Acura Rsx automobile on this website (next page). Correct vehicle added 9/8/2005, duplicate ODI report also exists.

- Scotts Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 242005

RSX 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,500 miles
Acura Rsx type-S model, 1,500 miles old. Turning wheel at slow speed hearing popping/clunking/clicking noise in front, very highly possibly the front suspension/strut/spring being defective. Possibly high speed as well but probably can't hear it.

- Dresher, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 242005

RSX 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,500 miles
Acura Rsx type-S model, 1,500 miles old. Turning wheel at slow speed hearing popping/clunking/clicking noise in front, very highly possibly the front suspension/strut/spring being defective. Possibly high speed as well but probably can't hear it.

- Dresher, PW, USA

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