Acura TSX - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Acura TSX owners have reported a total of 565 problems for their cars built in the 11 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Acura TSX. The 2004 Acura TSX cars have the most problems reported (137 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Acura TSX

Model Year Number of Problems
  2014 TSX
2
  2013 TSX
14
  2012 TSX
95
  2011 TSX
33
  2010 TSX
67
  2009 TSX
88
  2008 TSX
28
  2007 TSX
16
  2006 TSX
43
  2005 TSX
42
  2004 TSX
137

  Common problems of Acura TSX

The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for Acura TSX cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering (131 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (101 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Acura TSX

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Steering
131
  Air Bag
101
  Service Brakes
60
  Electrical System
54
  Engine And Engine Cooling
52
  Seats
27
  Power Train
22
  Equipment
20
  Structure
17
  Exterior Lighting
12
   
  Tire
10
  Suspension
10
  Electronic Stability Control
8
  Seat Belt
8
  Other Fuel System
7
  Visibility
5
  Gasoline Fuel System
5
  Wheel
4
  Vehicle Speed Control
4
  Unknown Or Other
2
  Interior Lighting
2
  Latches/locks/linkage
2
  Parking Brake
1
  Air Bag
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Acura TSX of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across TSX model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Acura TSX model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across TSX Model Years

TSX
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2014 26,8895    
0.06
  2013 1415,6056    
0.15
  2012 9537,1547    
0.37
  2011 3322,1128    
0.19
  2010 6747,6799    
0.16
  2009 8837,27910    
0.24
  2008 2821,99511    
0.12
  2007 1622,66512    
0.06
  2006 4340,43213    
0.08
  2005 4235,76814    
0.08
  2004 13746,39315    
0.20

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Acura TSX is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2013 TSX
5
  2012 TSX
1
  2011 TSX
2
  2010 TSX
14
  2009 TSX
13
  2008 TSX
4
  2006 TSX
7
  2005 TSX
1
  2004 TSX
23


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