NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems

CarComplaints.com Notes: In North America, the RSX is really the "4th generation Integra.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,875 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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2002 Acura RSX brakes problems

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2002 Acura RSX Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 202004

RSX 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,500 miles


I decided to take the car to esserman international dealer for an inspection. On March 11, 2003 after I explained the noises and wait a whole morning, I was given my car back and informed that there was nothing wrong with the brakes. April 14 I returned to the same dealer and explained that I still heard the cracking noise and that it was hard to brake. Once again my car was returned to me and informed that there was nothing wrong with the car. February 20, 2004 I took my car to the original dealer where I purchase my vehicle, explained the same problem with the brakes and in addition there was a rattling noise in the glove compartment. This time for my surprise the dealer told me that they had to resurface front brakes rotors and that there was no noise inside the car. The next day after they supposedly repaired the car, the D-4 light started blinking and the noise on the brake was worse. I was not able to take the car back to the dealer since I was shipping my car to ca. The very next day. When I received my car in ca I took the car to the Acura dealer in elk grove for an inspection & also explained again the whole situation. This time though I also explained the experience I had while I was driving the car from oakland to sacramento (1 hour ): the car started to accelerate itself and I had to tap on the gas-pedal several times in order for it to change gears. This particular problem made me stop in the middle of the highway three times. Once again I received my car back and told that there was no problem with the car except that I had to replace the front brakes pads an my own cost. Customer relations was contacted several times (Mr. Iahwan) but this manager will not answer my letter, fax or voice message. I informed the dealer that D4-light was flashing, which in the manual states that it can be a problem w/transmission, unfortunately the dealer did not find anything. The D4 light keeps flashing at least twice a week. Please help!

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 202003


  • miles
While driving over bumps and potholes ABS light would come on, causing vehicle to have extended stopping distance.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #2

May 292003

RSX 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
Anti-lock brakes activate when stopping on dry pavement with any kind of bumps or potholes. This occurs at least 2-3 times per month. The brakes do not feel safe when this happens, and could be a serious safety hazard. I have contacted the dealership, had them look at the car, they told me this is normal and no error codes showed up on the diagnostics.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 022002

RSX 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 14,000 miles
Consumer states that the brakes on the vehicle will not work properly, when slowing down and hitting any minor bumps in the road the ABS system will activate.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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