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06-05-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By Rocket_man

I recently had the software update. I've seen no...

I recently had the software update. I've seen no difference in mileage.

This last weekend my wife and I traveled from the south side of Houston up 45, around beltway 8 over to the Bellaire area. ...
05-26-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,436
Posted By Rocket_man

Having been a party to a few class action...

Having been a party to a few class action lawsuits over the years, it might be wise to read the terms and conditions of the suit. Assuming someone by now has received them. There may be conditions,...
05-08-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 136,074
Posted By Rocket_man

Do you think they put the cut out for the rear...

Do you think they put the cut out for the rear door handle up 'high' like that just to mess with us? Or does it look like the door handle really is up high like that?
05-08-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,288
Posted By Rocket_man

Did you look at the TSB? Is your car in the...

Did you look at the TSB? Is your car in the replacement VIN range? If so the replacement (at this point) should not take much effort. If the car is outside the VIN range, good luck. Acura claims...
04-22-2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,634
Posted By Rocket_man

Yes, but somehow I just don't trust that...

Yes, but somehow I just don't trust that emergency compressor for everyday use. But you are right, the OP could have used that compressor to pump up the tire if the leak was slow enough.
04-22-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,464
Posted By Rocket_man

I was watching this video of the NSX Andaro (sp?)...

I was watching this video of the NSX Andaro (sp?) paint process, when all of sudden a TLX comes down the paint line (around 6:20) getting this paint process. It ends up putting 17-19 mils of paint on...
04-21-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,634
Posted By Rocket_man

I bought a small 12V air compressor from...

I bought a small 12V air compressor from https://www.viaircorp.com/ and keep it in my trunk. The few times I've had a nail or screw in my tire it was a pretty slow leak. A pump will keep you going...
04-16-2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,375
Posted By Rocket_man

This will sound like a stretch, but the only time...

This will sound like a stretch, but the only time I've had trouble starting the car is when the battery in the fob was low. It was not making a connection to the car and it would not allow it to...
04-07-2019, 01:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,634
Posted By Rocket_man

It not clear to me what the consumer benefit is (...

It not clear to me what the consumer benefit is ( are) to the push button shift, but I didn't like it. I had to look down every time I shifted. Can it be seen at night? Where do you rest your right...
03-13-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 56,500
Posted By Rocket_man

When they do the Idle re-learn procedure the...

When they do the Idle re-learn procedure the transmission shifts much better. Then the transmission proceeds to 'learn' your driving habits and after about 500 miles it is a mess again. You can...
02-24-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,397
Posted By Rocket_man

My 2015 seats look as new as can be expected. ...

My 2015 seats look as new as can be expected. Normal butt prints but no damage. I have no complaints. Maybe the previous owner had some sort of clothing that rubbed that when he got in/out and...
02-20-2019, 02:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By Rocket_man

I'm sure you can, I've heard it before on other...

I'm sure you can, I've heard it before on other cars, can't recall if I've heard it on the TLX. There are baffles in the tank, but I assume depending on how much gas in the tank and how fast you...
02-12-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,804
Posted By Rocket_man

I look in the backup camera to see if there are...

I look in the backup camera to see if there are any cars or people walking behind me. For that it is just fine. I've never understood the obsession with the quality of a camera that I look into...
02-12-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,474
Posted By Rocket_man

I just use AutoZone. They make a version of a...

I just use AutoZone. They make a version of a battery especially for hot climates like this. Haven't had an issue with it. I think the plates are slightly thicker and that seems to make the batter...
12-14-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 21,648
Posted By Rocket_man

Factories don't apply anti-squeal compound on the...

Factories don't apply anti-squeal compound on the back of the pads. Dealerships may if you ask them. You may have to supply it. Or you can do it yourself.
12-01-2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 2,567
Views: 270,570
Posted By Rocket_man

Acura still is not offering replacements for...

Acura still is not offering replacements for later 2015 model TLX's. Some of us are still screwed. The replacement policy is limited to certain VIN ranges.
10-28-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By Rocket_man

Sorry to hear of your accident. The 2015 is...

Sorry to hear of your accident. The 2015 is cheaper for a reason. Spend a bit more and get the 2016.
10-28-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,344
Posted By Rocket_man

I think it is pretty low hanging fruit for Acura...

I think it is pretty low hanging fruit for Acura to build in the dash cam functionality from the hardware they already have on the car. Camera, even wifi connection. All they need is software and...
10-21-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2,567
Views: 270,570
Posted By Rocket_man

Just don't think about the 2015. Sure you might...

Just don't think about the 2015. Sure you might save a few bucks but it is not worth it. You are probably okay with a 16 or newer. I have a later 15 with the transmission they won't replace. The...
10-16-2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,647
Posted By Rocket_man

Agree.... you got ripped off. The single biggest...

Agree.... you got ripped off. The single biggest maintenance item will be tires and I'm guessing those are not included in the deal any more than gas is. The people who sold you this are probably...
10-15-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,691
Posted By Rocket_man

Could be the stiffer structure conducts more...

Could be the stiffer structure conducts more energy (ie noise) into the cabin and perhaps the new structure does not allow as much room for sound deadening materials.
10-15-2018, 01:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,961
Posted By Rocket_man

Curt has a class III hitch for the CR-V ...

Curt has a class III hitch for the CR-V https://www.curtmfg.com/part/13397
So there is hope.
10-15-2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,316
Posted By Rocket_man

I haven't tried the new RDX navigation but the...

I haven't tried the new RDX navigation but the navigation in my TLX sucks. Earlier I rented a new BMW with their latest generation Nav. It was awesome. The voice recognition was fantastic. I was...
10-13-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,716
Posted By Rocket_man

Here in Houston tint is critical. On my TLX I...

Here in Houston tint is critical. On my TLX I have 3M Crystalline. I picked it because of the heat and UV rejection per % of light transmission. In other words, it gives the best protection without...
10-13-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,283
Posted By Rocket_man

It probably also checks your battery voltage and...

It probably also checks your battery voltage and won't engage if your battery state of charge is a little low which might be the case if the car has sat idle.
10-07-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,659
Posted By Rocket_man

I had a really bad experience with clear bras. ...

I had a really bad experience with clear bras. Granted it was several years ago but I will never use them again. I had one on my TSX and in the Texas heat is began to breakdown after a few years...
10-01-2018, 01:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,147
Posted By Rocket_man

Others that had similar issues (but I don't think...

Others that had similar issues (but I don't think exactly the same as yours) was caused by faulty rear wheel speed sensor. Did they check those?

Good luck with your repair.
10-01-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,689
Posted By Rocket_man

Can you post a pic of what you removed?

Can you post a pic of what you removed?
09-03-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2,567
Views: 270,570
Posted By Rocket_man

My biggest disappointment with Acura. Lots of...

My biggest disappointment with Acura. Lots of car manufacturers got taken for a ride with the 9ZF, but Acura left a lot of their customers holding the bag. I will never trust Acura again.
08-25-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,020
Posted By Rocket_man

With so many complaints from all Acuras with...

With so many complaints from all Acuras with ventilated seats, I wonder why we've never seen anyone trying to modify the seats with better fans, or reserve the fans, or do anything at all to improve...
08-07-2018, 04:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,721
Posted By Rocket_man

That makes sense. Complex shape, only a few...

That makes sense. Complex shape, only a few mating surfaces to machine. And by not coating it they could afford to make the front turn signals LEDs lol
08-05-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,721
Posted By Rocket_man

I don't think it is that some parts are painted...

I don't think it is that some parts are painted and some aren't, but rather they are a different material. The cast iron knuckle was made out of cast iron for a reason. Maybe it is slightly more...
08-05-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,696
Posted By Rocket_man

In Texas it is a requirement to install the front...

In Texas it is a requirement to install the front license plate so dealers do it automatically. But when my wife bought her Mini Cooper we asked them not to drill the bumper and they didn't. We...
08-05-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,342
Posted By Rocket_man

Has anyone tried to bed in the pads on their RDX?...

Has anyone tried to bed in the pads on their RDX? Maybe they just need to be bed in to the rotors to grab better.
07-31-2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,911
Posted By Rocket_man

It all depends on the skill of the PDR guy. My...

It all depends on the skill of the PDR guy. My wife's old Civic had a pretty sharp crease in the hood from a pickup truck with a tow hitch backing into the car. The paint was intact, the crease was...
07-07-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,730
Posted By Rocket_man

The numbers sound really good, but I suspect they...

The numbers sound really good, but I suspect they did not even produce that many 2019 RDX's yet. Some number of that 7,292 were 2018's being cleared out. But it is clearly a strong seller. ...
07-07-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,823
Posted By Rocket_man

In my TLX I put my TexasTag in the sunroof. But...

In my TLX I put my TexasTag in the sunroof. But it is flat. Seems to work fine.
06-24-2018, 02:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,334
Posted By Rocket_man

They don't look good and I personally think they...

They don't look good and I personally think they look worse in person. But heck, they are only wheels and after awhile you will learn to ignore them. But almost any wheel might have been better.
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06-23-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,544
Posted By Rocket_man

Cars are so safe now I don't even need to pay...

Cars are so safe now I don't even need to pay attention to my driving, I can check my texts and facebook on my way home. :-)
06-23-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,148
Posted By Rocket_man

In my area the local Honda dealership outgrew...

In my area the local Honda dealership outgrew they place and are building a new and far larger dealership about half a mile away. Just a little distance from the Acura dealership which is a fairly...
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