pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
31,400 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace pads and rotors (1 reports)
  2. stop chinsing out (1 reports)
2011 Acura TSX brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Acura TSX Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 242015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,800 miles


Dealership claimed that they never heard of other complaints about pads and rotors requiring replacement at low mileage on a TSX. Said problem as probably due to the dirt road I live on. We have never had to replace pads and rotors at low mileage on any other car we have owned in the last 3 decades!

- Susannah J., francestown, US

problem #1

Jan 012015

TSX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

Brakes wore out before 35,000 miles. I drive like an old lady from Pasadena.

I think the brake premature wear out is linked to the cheapening of many aspects of manufacture by Acura/Honda.

The reduced quality/use of cheaper materials, etc., is definitely noticeable versus my prior car, which was a 2001 TL. The TL was awesome!

This TSX is NOT awesome. Not even close to the same quality.

All sorts of minor issues, like cover for the cigarette lighter failing to close any longer to generally noticing that almost every aspect of the interior scratches easily -- very easily -- and I had to have the front dash replaced at 22,000 miles because it was warping and had weird bubbly running sores under the exterior coat (that is what it looked like) and now it is starting to begin to look weird already, again, and it has been only another maybe 18,000 miles (note that I am in AZ.)

The dash never (not before and not presently) has appeared "sealed" to all of the instruments or to be permanently affixed to the car because the top center LED console thingy has to be "readjusted" (I push it back in really hard) in order to be kept from floating up off the dash in which it is supposedly/supposed to be embedded.

Across the board, from the dash to the doors to the seats, it is EXTREMELY EASY to cause apparent scratches and/or other damage to anywhere/any part of the interior. Mine looks like hell and I take care of my cars and have owned something like 30 cars in my lifetime.

I have had an Acura previously and in the neighborhood of 10 Audis and like a dozen other cars of many other makes, including Honda Civic (which was great), and I NEVER had a car that could be so easily injured. Part of my rear seat looks like it has dissolved, for crying out loud! How much will that cost in time and money to replace/fix????

Heck, the paint even scratches noticeably easily. Ridiculously easily!

Moreover, I had to replace the factory cheap ass battery after only 20,000 miles and when replacing it with the same had to again replace it (this time with different than the one used OEM, which is a lame lame lame excuse for a battery.)

C'mon, Acura! It is apparent to anyone who owns one of these cars for long that a choice in leadership was made to shave a lot of the cost off of making an Acura and that it was done by using cheaper labor than had previously been used (Mexico vs. US, Canada or Japan) and by using significantly cheaper materials (obvious with dashboard, seats and doors! OB-VI-OUS! I urge Acura to reverse course on this issue or Honda will face having its top brand suffer from the kind of malaise and declining success that the US automakers suffered in the 1970s.

The reason people think so highly of the brand is that Acura USED TO be directly correlated with high quality.

My 2001 TL was made in Canada. I think my 2011 TSX was made in Mexico. Big difference in overall quality of everything. Big difference in everything!

Before I got this car, I would have said I would not buy anything besides an Acura, ever. Now I am about ready to say that I will never again own a cheaply made piece of junk like an Acura again. Hear me, Acura?

** If anyone at Acura wants to change my mind and maybe fix these issues (to the extent that use of lesser quality everything including labor and materials can be fixed), it would be lovely to be contacted: [ cdidnt at gmail dot com ]. Give me a shout. Thanks.

Otherwise, I guess I will have to go back to being an Audi owner and tell all my friends about my experience.

- C M., Scottsdale, AZ, US

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