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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,250 miles

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2009 Acura TSX body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Acura TSX Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 242016

TSX

  • miles

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

I was in motion heading toward the light on 22 in aberdeen md my airbags deployed hitting me in the chest and I lost control of th car; I also hit another car in front of me. I damage the front of the car.

- Aberdeen, MD, USA

problem #3

Jun 112016

TSX

  • 37,000 miles
When I was driving on a freeway I heard a pop sound and saw that the passenger side windshield molding had come loose. It never fell off. I secured it with duct tape. It stayed when I drove on city streets, but popped off again on the freeway.

- South Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #2

May 292012

TSX

  • 25,000 miles
When I took my car in for maintenance last year (9/11) they mentioned that at my next service visit I may need brakes. I was astounded given the low mileage and the fact that all my past cars never needed brakes this soon. The car was only two years old. I recently took my Tsx in for B12 service (5/12) which cost over $400. I could not believe that I would need replacement brakes so did not authorize it. I only have 25,000 miles. The service representative claimed it was my driving style. Everyone said it was just the dealership advising unnecessary work. The next day after service my left rear wheel started to squeal. When they removed the tires for the B12 service they evidently put the defective pad back on incorrectly. That day, I mentioned my brake issue to a friend and they informed about the defect and the class action suite. Of course the service reps knew all along and never took responsibility. They could have offered me a discount on the brakes and explained the issue they were having with the 2009 Tsx brakes. This could be a serious safety issue. Additionally, I noticed a rust spot on my passenger side below the door their year (4/12). I have had no accidents. I thought with modern metals and paints this issue no longer existed. Particularly with a new car and a Acura. Once again they blamed me and said it was my responsibility. There must have had a "impact". none that was visible of course.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 032009

TSX

  • 15,000 miles
As I was driving on the freeway, I glanced over to my passenger and noticed something vibrating outside the front windshield. I pulled over and got out of the car to examine what it was. The molding around the passenger side of the windshield had come loose and was waving in the wind. Luckily, it was still partially attached. I drove directly to an Acura dealer who said the tape and clips holding the molding on had come loose...probably from the heat in Arizona where I live). They ordered a new part and as they were replacing it, noticed the molding on the driver's side was coming off too so they replaced that as well. This was all under warranty so there was no cost.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

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