pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
23,750 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. replace worn brakes (2 reports)
2010 Acura TSX brakes problems

brakes problem

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2010 Acura TSX Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 302012

TSX Premium 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,670 miles


There was a problem with my 2010 Acura rear brakes squeaking at 7,000KM and had to be replaced at 22,000KM. I am very disappointed in having to pay for this.

- johp, St. John's, NL, Canada

problem #5

Nov 232012

TSX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,801 miles

I was very surprised to hear that my rear brakes needed replacement after only 24,800 miles. I had only taken my car in for the normal oil changing and tire rotation. Don’t get me wrong, I apply my brakes when needed but I would never say that I’m a brake happy person. My normal daily commute is to and from work totaling 50 miles, with the occasional short stop at a grocery store.

When my husband questioned Acura if there were any complaints or recalls about the premature wearing of 2010 TSX brakes, they stated they hadn't heard anything. (I had previously owned a Honda Accord and I had similar problems with the brakes on that car as well.) So my husband and I decided to look the information up online and there seems to have been a class action lawsuit filed indicating that certain Honda and Acura year models had complaints of premature wear on brakes. Apparently in the settlement you can submit your information and receipt to the Settlement Administrator and receive up to $150 back for the replacement of the new brakes. When I called the Settlement Administrator to verify that my car was included in this reimbursement settlement, I was informed, to my disappointment, that my car did not qualify. It seems that several people have had similar problems with premature brake wear and yet they only marked certain cars for replacement? Evidently this is an ongoing problem with these certain year models and Acura should stand behind their product and replace the brakes without the customer having to go through the surprise and cost of replacing their brakes prematurely.

Apparently the only way a recall will be made or anyone will take this problem seriously is if someone is badly injured or even killed when their brakes do not respond or respond improperly. If Acura/Honda does not address this issue, with the safety of its customers in mind, my husband and I will have to seriously contemplate doing business with a different company altogether.

- diannclayton, Maryville, TN, US

problem #4

Aug 312012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,345 miles

I took my Acura TSX to my Honda-certified mechanic who told me the rear brakes needed to be replaced. I couldn't believe it so I called Acura dealer who told me they might be defective brakes. That is when I found info on the lawsuit on the internet. So I went to dealer and asked them to replace the rear brakes -- they said no; then I called client relations for Acura who told me, indeed, this happens and that as a good will gesture perhaps they could be replaced for free one time. Well, I am still waiting for the field rep to get back to the district manager. My VIN is not on the list, but it sure is the same problem that others are reporting. My next step is going to be to call the Settlement Claims administrator. Very frustrating. I will never buy an Acura product again. I swear. I said that when I had a transmission replaced on 3.2 2001 TL--they gave horrible service on that occasion as well. I promise to remove this complaint if they treat me right, but the least they could do is get back to me by phone.

- italiansoul, Rockville, MD, US

problem #3

May 012012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,023 miles


Just took in my 2010 Acura for it's second A-1 manitenance (oil change and tire rotation) to the Escondido Acura dealer. The service guy came in to tell me that my rear brakes needed to be replaced - they are at 3mm in the back and 7mm in the front. I only have 20,023 miles and drive "granny" style since all my driving is carting the kids from home to school. I googled my car and came up with the class action lawsuit/settlement. My car VIN is not listed. SInce Honda/Acura did not did not admit guilt in this settlement, does this mean they did not fix the problem? Did they continue to sell the Honda Accord and Acura TSX with bad Rear Brake Pads and the defect in the Rear Braking System?

- Dana P., San Diego, CA, US

problem #2

Feb 152012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,560 miles

Rear brakes on my 2010 Acura TSX were gone after only 22,000 miles. This is outrageous. And to make it worse, my 2010 Acura TSX is not covered by a class action lawsuit settlement for faulty brake wear on 2008, 2009 and some 2010 models. Mine was not one of the "some." Does anyone know if a new lawsuit has been filed?

- Jeff R., Sacramento, CA, US

problem #1

Dec 132011

TSX 2.4L I4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

At my last service they mentioned my rear brakes were about done. The wear tabs started squeaking really badly, so I brought it in. The inspection showed 1mm on rear and 9mm on front. I've talked to a few other TSX owners who have also reported needing to replace their rear brakes. My vehicle has 40,907 miles on it. Honestly Acura should be using better brake pads or something. A car that's just barley over a year old shouldn't need new brakes already. I drive my car rough, but it should have lasted longer. My front's still have lots of life left and there is no shutter or any problem with those. Rear brake job was $180, which isn't too bad luckily. Apparently there is a class action against Acura for the rear brakes on some Honda Accords/TSX's, but my VIN was not listed with the class action. They would have refunded up to $150 of this repair if it was.

- David G., Roseville, CA, US

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