NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Exhaust System: Emission Control Problems

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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,290 miles

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2002 Acura RSX exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2002 Acura RSX Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 082003

RSX 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 29,290 miles


I took my Rsx-S to valencia Acura for them to check my transmission for grinds and wearing of the clutch. I leave my car there and decide to go to the mall. As I am coming back from the mall, I see my car on the street being driven very hard, and for what reason? there's no reason to be driving like that in order to test the gears or clutch out. So they said they called theire district manager and they will hear from them later in the day. So I pick my car back up and start driving and I felt the car was a little weird. Well it just soo happened something happened when the dealer had it and I wasnt told. My check engine light came on while I was driving my car as I usually do and my car later died about 1/2 mile down the road. Now they have the motor opened up and they are saying that the motor was mis firing all 4 cylinders and its due to over revving the engine. I never over revved my engine and it only happened after I got my car from the dealer.

- Northridge, CA, USA

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