A well-rounded package providing a good mix of performance, sportiness, and luxurious amenities, the Acura TSX, while not as exciting to drive as the best sports sedans, is agile and adequately roomy. The powertrain is very smooth and the four-cylinder engine provides good fuel economy. Intuitive controls and impressive fit and finish are positives, but the ride is a bit too firm for some.
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 Acura TSX owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

“Failure/replacement”

Anonymous, VA (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Alternator faiiled and had to be replaced”

Jay H., VA (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Problem had to do with vtec solonoids”

Fred R., NY (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

“In the past couple of years, I have had the battery replaced 3 times(I think)”

Constance F., NY (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Battery was dead and it was because seat heater was left on when car not in use for 3 weeks....stupid design! Note I couldn't select this but the Acura burns a little oil. Not enough between changes typically but did have to add a quart at one time”

Philip J., MN (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Seems to go through batteries every 18 months”

Fred R., NY (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Starter failed and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

“One of the rear calipers was sticking”

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“changed the brakes pads and possibly rotors”

A R., OH (2007 Acura TSX)
Premature brake wear

“for the amount of miles on this car the brakes needed to be replaced I thought it to be premature”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“front brake disks warped”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Have been squeaking forever, even after brakes were seerviced for new pads”

Carlos H., CA (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Power steering leaks

“Replaced power steering pump due to leakage”

Anonymous, VA (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rack and pinion system massively leaked fluid and had failed; had to replace entire rack”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“car required a new rack and pinion-wore out”

Anonymous, AL (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Slow fluid leak due to faulty seals where the tie rods exit the rack”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

“Power steering went out and I believe I had to replace the pump or the seals. Don't recall exactly. Cost around $1,200 at a Honda dealer”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Headlights

“Replaced both in last 12 months. They're HID type and very expensive, $320 each”

Jay H., VA (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Left Side HID headlight (low beam) didn't operate upon purchase of vehicle. Dealer replaced all parts at his cost”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“Brake lights stopped working for the first time since I bought the car”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

“One of the map lights only works when manually turn it on. It does not turn on when the doors open”

James P., SC (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

“Phone pairing does not work since the time I had reset the system settings. The same phone pairing works on a new Toyota highlander I own. The home link for garage door opener also stopped working after resetting the car to factory settings”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

“After pressing the voice recognition button, no "tone" (which indicates to start speaking) occurs. Dealer had to replace the whole system”

Anonymous, MN (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“DVD player for factory GPS Navi system mounted in trunk needed to be partially disassembled and cleaned (followed suggestions in Acura forums and on youtube) when it failed to load program. DVD was spinning but not reading. Dirty head suspected. Works fine now after many months. Do not load trunk with dirty items very often”

Douglas A., PA (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Rust

“The inner and lower sides of the driver's front door and passenger rear right door are rusting. It is just beginning to show on the outside of the vehicle now”

Larry L., IN (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Premature chalking/fading or paint above doors”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

“The break pedal had a squeak whenever I pressed it. My local car repair shop easily fixed it during a regular tune-up visit”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I hear a squeal sometimes, sounds like from my steering, however it is apparently NOT any belt. Mechanics don't have an explanation. It is rattling quite a bit more - but there are many potholes so hard to say if it is more than just being loose. Sometimes I hear ticking but that may be related to the fact that I apparently use up the oil- I usually add some oil and it goes away”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

“A/C went out 2 months ago. I thought initially was coolant problem and had recharged at a Jiffy Lube. That didn't help and issue now seen as compressor. Will need to take to real garage or dealer for repair”

Andrew S., TN (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Electrical failure

“A relay or some electrical component went bad and caused the A/C to not cool. It was fixed fairly easily by a Honda dealer”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

“It is probably more accurate to say it is burning oil. I have been told my engine had "no oil" at my oil changes but I don't have large stains on my garage floor”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Heated or cooled seat controls

“Two-temperature seat heating element on driver's seat lost the very warm function. Given the age and use of the vehicle, as well as still retaining the warming setting, I don't see it as a big deal”

Andrew S., TN (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

“Timing Chain slipped causing valve damage”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

“wont accept incoming calls”

Anonymous, WA (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

“My car became increasingly difficult to shift into gear; I realized I likely had to have the clutch replaced. The shop confirmed this, and it was approximately $2,000 to replace the clutch and flywheel assembly”

Anonymous, TN (2007 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

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Recalls
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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Oct 10 2019
If the accelerator pedal binds, the engine may not quickly return to idle after the pedal is no longer pressed, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Dorman Products, Inc. (Dorman) is recalling certain Accelerator Pedal Assemblies part numbers 699-114 and 825-5029-1, sold as replacement parts for 2003-2006 Acura MDX, 2004-2008 Acura TL and TSX, 2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2005-2006 Honda CR-V, 2007-2011 Honda Element, 2005-2008 Honda Pilot and 2006-2014 Honda Ridgeline vehicles. The rotating portion of the accelerator pedal assembly may bind. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 124, "Accelerator Control Systems."
What should you do:
Dorman will notify owners, and qualified service facilities will replace the affected accelerator pedal assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by December 2019. Owners may contact Dorman customer service at 1-800-523-2492, using option 5. Dorman's number for this recall is AS1019XXXX.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19E068000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3744
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Mar 15 2013
A vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Honda is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 Acura TSX vehicles originally sold in, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. In states that use corrosive materials for deicing, driver's footwear may bring in materials that saturate the vehicle's carpeting, which is in contact with the vehicle's engine Electronic Control Unit (ECU). As a result, the ECU case may experience rust or corrosion. This damage may potentially cause the engine to stall.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners and Acura dealers will inspect the vehicle and replace any damaged ECU, free of charge. All vehicles will have a waterproof cover installed onto the ECU, free of charge. The recall began during April 2013. Owners may contact Acura Client Relations at 1-800-382-2238 and select option 4 or go to www.recalls.acura.com.
For more information:
Honda's recall campaign numbers are S86.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V093000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 76253
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS
Apr 29 2010
OIL LEAKING ONTO A HOT EXHAUST PIPE WILL GENERATE SMOKE AND A BURNING SMELL, AND COULD POTENTIALLY RESULT IN AN UNDER HOOD FIRE.
Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004 THROUGH 2008 ACURA TSX PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 25, 2002 AND FEBRUARY 13, 2008. PROLONGED HIGH UNDER HOOD TEMPERATURES MAY CAUSE THE POWER STEERING HOSE TO DETERIORATE PREMATURELY AND MAY CAUSE THE HOSE TO CRACK AND LEAK POWER STEERING OIL.
What should you do:
HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN MAY 28, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ACURA CLIENT SERVICES AT 1-800-382-2238.
For more information:
HONDA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS R35.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V174000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 167255
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