2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon: Okay, Is this My Fault?
December 27, 2011
Last week you'll remember I had an odd electrical issue with our Chevy Volt; the fan-speed control simply refused to allow me to turn it down. Not one person I spoke with in our office had a remotely similar experience.
Then, just a few days later, I hopped into our Acura TSX Sportwagon and the nav screen wouldn't work. Not just the nav, NOTHING worked. I pressed Audio and nothing happened -- not even the annoying "You just pressed a button in an Acura" beep. I pressed enter, map, menu, info/phone, the day/ night button, all 24 buttons up there. Even the ones that made no sense to press to turn on a screen. Nothing worked.
So, like with the Volt, I pulled over and restarted the car. Everything worked fine. Both of these cars worked fine when I drove them home and only went crazy after I parked them in my garage (the same place the Mini Countryman fixed itself). Am I just unlucky?
Mike Magrath, Features Editor, Inside Line
(You'll note I used a photo taken by Kurt Niebuhr instead of a picture of a blank screen taken by me. Chalk that up to the glare problem as reported by Mrs Riches.)