fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,861 miles

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2006 Acura RSX transmission problems

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2006 Acura RSX Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 202011

RSX 4-cyl

  • miles


When shifting to 3rd gear from 2nd or 4th in my 2006 Rsx type S, the gear will grind, extra force will be required to successfully shift, or the shifter will pop out into neutral. The approximate incident date is the latest day that the problem has occurred. The car was bought new in December 2005; the problem first occurred a few months after purchasing the car. After bringing it into the service department of the dealership where the car was purchased, no issues were found. Multiple drivers of the car have experienced the same symptoms. The problem occurs when the car is cold or warm, and in various types of weather. After over 85,000 miles driven, the problem has not gotten worse or better.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #4

May 032010


  • 98,000 miles
Acura 2006 Rsx S vehicle was bought new. We had drive train problems with this vehicle shifting into gears and popping out of third gear. Repair work was done numerous times while under warranty, but the problem was never fixed. Acura corporation, and the Acura dealer kept claiming there was no problem with the vehicle. While operating the vehicle the transmission locked up causing a near rear end collision. There are currently 2 tsb listed for problems related to this. Acura claims they will not do anything because the vehicle is out of warranty now. Despite the fact that I have stated our position in regard to what we are requesting from Acura corporation. Our Rsx had, before, during and after the new transmission was put in, a grinding, shifting and popping out of gear problems. This defect is well documented, by written, verbal and cell phone records, of conversations between me, and many individuals that are including, but not limited to, being directly or indirectly connected to Acura. It is very sad that it appears someone needs to be killed due this vehicle defect, before any action is taken. I informed Acura that we will seek legal action to recover our loss. Typical dealer & manufacturer modus operandi. Wear the customer down until the warranty expires, and tell you now you have to pay for the repair.

- Bristol, CT, USA

problem #3

Jun 152009


  • miles
Component: Power train:manual transmission details: When shifting from 1st to 2nd the transmission grinds. The colder the temp. Is the worse the grinding.

- Herndon, VA, USA

problem #2

Apr 242006


  • 75 miles
When shifting from 1st to 2nd the transmission grinds. When going from 3rd to 2nd it's more of a klunk with a lesser grind. The colder the temp. Is the worse the grinding. The transmission has popped out of 3rd to neutral a few times (very seldom).

- Westminster, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 042006

RSX 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,231 miles
After my Rsx type S sits for a few hours I get in it to drive, and when I shift from 1st gear to 2nd gear the gear grinds.

- Bentonia, MS, USA

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