About Acura TSX
Acura TSX (Touring Sportscar eXperimental) is a mid-size car manufactured by Acura from 2003 to 2014. The first Acura TSX was introduced to replace the sedan of Acura Integra in April 2003 as a 2004 model. Backed by the famous and strong engineering ability Acura, since its debut, Acura TSX has received lots of awards including Motor Trend 2009 Car of the Year Finalist, on the Ten Best list by Car and Driver magazine from 2004 through 2006 and so on. It had been produced through two generations until it ended production in 2014.
The first generation Acura TSX (2004-2008) was unveiled at the 2003 North American International Auto Show. It mainly had two trim levels: Base TSX and TSX (Navigation). As a 4-door sedan, Acura TSX was powered by 2.4 L 205 hp K24A2 inline 4-cylinder engine fitted along with a 5-speed automatic transmission and a 6-speed manual transmission. Then a redesigned 2009 Acura TSX debuted at the 2008 New York International Auto Show, which means the beginning of the second generation (2009-2014). It then offered SE, Tech, Tech V6, TSX trim levels. Besides the 2.4 L 201 hp K24Z3 engine, it was also powered by 3.5 L 280 hp J35Z6 V6 engine. Available transmissions were 5-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions.
Acura TSX Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
I believe every driver wants their Acura TSX serving them for a longer time. However, even driven under different road conditions, these common problems on TSX still would pop out:
First, engine performance reduced a lot. According to TSX drivers, the engine stall or run roughly after it was driven for a while. At the meanwhile, engine may misfire and have a bad gas mileage. Sometimes, unusual noises in the front of the engine can be heard as well as leaking coolant caused overheating and Check Engine Light was illuminated. Once your Acura TSX is experiencing similar symptoms, you should check if air filter, timing chain, timing chain guide, radiator hose, oil filter and timing chain tensioner are failing.
Second, braking and transmission failure. In general, braking system failure won't get ignored. And Acura TSX drivers complained that brakes became noisy as well as brake pedals had tendency to pulsate. At the meanwhile, brakes responded poorly. These symptoms are most likely caused by bad brake set. As for transmission failure, people suggested to change the old pilot bearing.
People would like to have their Acura TSX run for a longer time, which means every auto part on it should get good care. Cabin air filter would get clogged if used for too many times, and wiper blade would not work as usual as time passes by. For better driving experience, you had better remember to replace them regularly.
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