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Old 05-15-2019, 09:36 PM
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Loved my first gen TSX 6spd, and after a few years in other makes, bought my 2012 Wagon in 2016 with 37K miles. Car has been solid besides a few annoyances.

-At 40k noticed a vibration at 60mph+ and it never really went away with more speed. Dealer determined it was the Pass axle and replaced under warranty. Got better, but I'm super sensitive to the feeling and I can still feel it. Even after lowering the car and changing the wheels, no change. So it's something in the suspension.

-At 55k miles, which is now and probably related to the above - I'm hearing a very pronounced clunk out of the suspension on warmer days and after driving for 10+ miles(Nothing when the car is cold). After extensive research, I think it's my lower ball joint, which there is a TSB for, and my car falls into the model year range and exhibits similar symptoms. I decided to order a new passenger ball joint and will install in the upcoming weeks(Hopefully that's it).

- In addition to that, I have an annoying driver seat creak. Sounds like it's coming from the lower seat back. I'm too lazy to mess with it and was hoping it would heal itself but, it hasn't lol.

Other than regular maintenance, the car has been really solid. It's almost paid off and I've thought about selling(I'm really torn), but I love the simplicity, reliability + the handling and feel(I'm torn). The car still looks great + relevant in the present day.
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:38 AM
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2013 wagon here with about 80k miles. Aside from regular maintenance (still on original brakes), I had a bad battery at 30k miles and a defective cigarette lighter socket - both fixed under warranty. 31+mpg on the highway.

Every time I get a hankering for a new car, I ask myself what I'd miss. That list is long and overshadows the advantages of a new car. I've put far more miles on a car before but it has been 30 years that I've owned a car for more than 3 years.
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Old 05-17-2019, 03:37 PM
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2010 here, bought it in Oct 2017 with 95K currently at 118k. Nothing but maintenance. No oil burning, which I hear is rare :lmao:

Only annoyance is the seat fabric ripping and the armest on the drivers door. Also PO must of worn a ring on their right hand, ebrake lever is all scratched up. Also my temp control lights have went out twice. All other lights on the climate control work. I just deal with it now. More of a hassle to take it all apart. I replaced with OEM Acura bulbs, and they burned out within 2 weeks.


Scratched up...need to refurb this.

Dirty Interior

Climate control bulbs out, this was after I replaced them, 3 weeks later. Drivers went first, then passenger side.

50/50 of arm rest, also showing the crappy seat material Acura used for the sides of the seats...

100% stock, OEM+ af
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Old 05-18-2019, 02:26 PM
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'09 6MT here, black exterior, black interior, 160k on the clock . Same "problems" as you-- seat ripping in same spot and temp light out on passenger side.

One more annoyance is the garage door clicker-- I don't consider my car to be old (even though it really kind of is lol) but I was bummed when my new garage doors weren't compatible with the homelink on the car. I know the frequency can be updated-- just not worth the $80 or so for a car that will be given to my (newly driving) son in the next year or so.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:39 AM
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'09 6MT here, black exterior, black interior, 160k on the clock . Same "problems" as you-- seat ripping in same spot and temp light out on passenger side.

One more annoyance is the garage door clicker-- I don't consider my car to be old (even though it really kind of is lol) but I was bummed when my new garage doors weren't compatible with the homelink on the car. I know the frequency can be updated-- just not worth the $80 or so for a car that will be given to my (newly driving) son in the next year or so.
My house was built in '15, took me almost an hour for the Homelink to work on my door. I have 2 doors, but only got it work for the door I use. I tried programming the 2 other buttons, but gave up.
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Old 05-25-2019, 09:13 PM
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I have a 12 Wagon with 109k miles, bought it with 9k miles, besides maintenance all I had to do was new axles.

Wife has a 13 wagon with 60 k miles, nothing but oil changes.
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Old 06-03-2019, 12:36 PM
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2009 TSX - Driver seat ripped in the exact place and started @70,000
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Old 06-03-2019, 01:12 PM
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Bought my 2009 Acura TSX w/56000. My only issues to date with 160,000 miles have been the following:

- VCT Actuator
- Leather trim on driver seat starting fraying at 60,000.
- Starter out at 155,000
- Phone no longer connects - stopped working at I phone 5s
- Windshield driver trim blew off twice

I really baby my car and this past weekend I finally had to get tires - Pilot Sport tires lasted me 78,000
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:04 PM
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Shortly after buying my 2011 my AT would flare in 2nd gear, about a month ago(130,000 miles) had a used transmission swapped in($1,800), I'm fairly certain the previous owner never changed the transmission oil. Atleast the car is fun to drive again. I see about a half quart of engine oil consumption every 1,000 miles which was shocking coming from a kia optima which did not lose a drip of oil with 5,000 mile intervals, hopefully this does not get any worse. Recently had an emissions warning but this went away after pulling a battery lead, hopefully it does not come back, I always run premium 93octane fuel.

Power slot rotors, I wouldn't buy these again due to how quickly noncontact areas rusted.
18" wheels with falken 510 tires, great tire but often has flat spots in the morning that go away after 5minutes.
Denso spark plugs.
Replaced what I'm sure was the original air filter with a K&N air filter
New Duracell battery to replace a Quakerstate battery.

Heres to no more problems for a while, I've decided the car is too "advanced" to own without a warranty.

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Old 07-16-2019, 10:24 PM
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A new transmission at 130k??????

Wow
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Old 07-17-2019, 05:07 AM
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Originally Posted by 2012wagon View Post
A new transmission at 130k??????

Wow
I think that is about how far it will go on the factory oil with no changes.
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Jason46 View Post
I think that is about how far it will go on the factory oil with no changes.
I see plenty of 175-200k ones with 0 fluid changes.

They dont go bad , usually, at 130k on factory oil
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Originally Posted by 2012wagon View Post
I see plenty of 175-200k ones with 0 fluid changes.

They dont go bad , usually, at 130k on factory oil
Tight i think it was the change that did it in.
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