NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Gasoline Problems

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


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2002 Acura RSX engine problems

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2002 Acura RSX Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 082002

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When looking through the front two tires/wheels you can actually see through to the engine. I've checked all other cars and they all have some sort of covering that prevents water, dirt or objects from getting into the engine. I am disappointed to find that a brand new car such as the Acura Rsx doesn't have that covering. This may lead to engine problems if something gets in there. During the rainy season, water can sip through and ruin the engine also. I called the dealer and they said that if the manufacturer did not put a cover then it would assume to be safe. I don't think it's that safe or durable, afterall maybe it's the design of the car. Nevertheless, I believe that having a cover would help protect the engine better.

- Richmond, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 302001


  • miles
While driving and trying to shift to another gear vehicle would not go to into that gear. It will go into another gear, either higher or lower, but it won't go into gear that was indicated. This sudden change in engine caused acceleration change. On highway it misshifted, and then engine died. Took vehicle to dealer, and they said engine needed to be replaced. If this would have happened on a busy road there would have been an accident.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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