2003 Acura RSX Consumer Review: Acura RSX - Transmission Issue

2003 Acura RSX - Consumer Review

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Base 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Acura RSX - Transmission Issues
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2003 Acura RSX 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


I like everything about this car, except for the transmission. The 5 speed grinds often in 2nd and 3rd gear, and over 1900 people have signed a petition regarding this. Honda blames the driver...most of whom have been driving sticks for years. And no other manufacture seems to have a website dedicated to this problem. 3 Trips to the dealer and nothing has been done to fix or improve the problem. They have also not fixed my side airbag light that comes on and stays on more and more often. The Acura rep was rude and insulting of my shifting. The fun to drive factor is gone.

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Versitile - Engine

Worst Features

Redesign transmission, clutch, clutch linkage, or whatever is causing thousands of owners to have shifting problems.
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