NHTSA — Equipment Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,300 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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2004 Acura TSX accessories - interior problems

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2004 Acura TSX Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 272011


  • 59,900 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Acura Tsx. The contact was driving 15 mph when the air conditioner compressor exploded. The dealer diagnosed that the compressor would need replacing, as the air conditioner was no longer operable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 59,900 and the current mileage was 60,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Centreville, VA, USA

problem #2

Dec 122010

TSX 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Centre stack lights out (radio, heater/ac unit) according to internet research many other 2004 and 2005 Tsx owners are experiencing this problem. The problem appears to be a known defect in the printed circut board. Although Acura had issued a service bulletin, and supposedly increased warrenty period fto 100K or 7 years, there was no notification to owners. My 2004 Tsx begun experiencing the problem at 123K, so I'm out of warranty, and will most likly have to fork over $2,400 to have the center stack replaced. The NHTSA needs to investigate this matter and force Acura to replace for free as the probelm appears to present itself shortly after the warranty period.

- Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 072006


  • 70,000 miles
I have researched my problem to find that this is common with the Acura. Apparently there was a defect in the audio system that causes the lights on the temperature control panel located in the center dash to go out. The warranty was extended but unfortunately the public was unaware and then when the problem actually occurs it is "too late" to have it covered free of charge and way to expensive for most to afford. No lights work and this is extremely dangerous while trying to adjust temperature or radio while driving. The only thing that lights up is the window on the radio, no buttons. You hear the horror stories of texting while driving well this Acura malfunction is just as dangerous. I love my car and with Acura's reputation you would think that they would fix the problem. There is a huge number of these cars with this problem out there, the public just is not aware of your website to address safety issues. An investigation to Acura owners would be a wise decision. Upon researching this issue on the internet the problem that seems to follow the dash lights not working is the cd player quits. That has now happened with my vehicle and the discs are stuck in the player. This is supposed to be a high end car and it is not fair to the consumer that Acura doesn't fix this issue under a safety recall. Afterall, what is more costly a new audio system that supposedly will fix all problems or my death because of a safety issue that Acura failed to fix when the knew that far more than a few cars had exact same issue. I have saved all my research and attempts to have the safety issue fixed. Operating this vehicle at night is a huge danger when you can't safely operate the components that came on your car because of this issue. I hope that you may be able to solve many Acura owners worst worry...loss of life while trying to adjust the temperature so you family is comfortable while traveling.

- Eden, NC, USA

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