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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,060 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Acura TSX transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Acura TSX Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 152007


  • 62,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Acura Tsx. The contact was driving approximately 40 mph when the vehicle would not shift into manual transmission and begin exhibiting a loud, abnormal noise. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the dealer advised the contact that the transmission would need replacing. The contact stated that the transmission was replaced three years prior at 62,000 miles. He also stated that the radio had failed and would need to be replaced for the second time and the air conditioner also needed replacing for the third time. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 62,000 and the current was 118,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 132008


  • miles
I own a 2004 Acura Tsx. My ac blew out on me when I was driving home from work. I only had around 60,000 miles at that time. The dealer wanted to change the whole ac unit. Compressor, hoses, condenser, and flush the system out. They know about the ac failure as many Acura Tsx were reported with this problem and not offering any recall on it. It's an expensive repair to fix. They quoted me $3,000 for the full repair.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 052004

TSX 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
In April 2004 Honda issued a recall for the transmission being out of spec (tsb 124722). Three months after purchase I had to take my car to the dealer to have other warranty work performed. I was then notified that there was a recall on the transmission. *akalthough I did have a dealer loaner car, I was with out my car for 3 weeks. I purchased my Tsx in June of 2004, 2 month after the recall. The vehicle VIN should have been checked before sale for any outstanding recalls. Either it was not checked or I was not told! if I was aware of the recall I would have required it to be fixed before sale. Perhaps it was not made known to me, because I would have requested a different vehicle outside of the recall VIN range.

- London, OH, USA

problem #2

May 062004


  • 300 miles
When the vehicle was moving at a low speed and the gears were being changed to a lower gear, a grinding noise was heard coming from the transmission. Please provide any additional information.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 152003


  • miles
While proceeding to enter the interstate transmission failed, causing the driver to pull off the highway. The driver had the vehicle towed to the dealer.

- Stillwater, MN, USA

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