2004 Acura TSX from North America
I would not buy another Acura
I noticed a slight wheel shimmy at about 5000 miles and had the brakes looked at the next service. Told brakes OK.
At 33,000, vibration and wheel shimmy became more noticeable. Needed front brakes and rotors resurfaced.
At 45,000 miles, same problem. Seems like brakes/rotors should last longer than this.
Anyone else have this problem? I'm told that the newer cars do have the rotor issues. Seems like we should be told a little more information. I'll ask from now on.
I like the car.
Gets great mileage.
Brakes are the downfall
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th March, 2010
31st Mar 2010, 22:04
This is a recurrent problem with Acura/Honda cars. Due to the fact that they use the lightest thinnest rotors for fuel economy.
Problem is that unless they cool down slowly, they warp.
Hard brake in a wet, cold environment, rapid cool down, instant warp and vibration.
20th Feb 2018, 14:08
The rotor won't warp from braking heat. Because the rotor is too thin, it will warp when the wheel bolts are torqued down: if all the lugs don't have the exact same torque, the brake disc will became warped and cause steering wheel shimming when braking. Simply undo the wheel lugs and torque them down in several steps. You are better NOT to use the cross pattern when torquing in several steps. If you don't believe me, just give it a try. Also make sure there is no corrosion on the alloy wheel at the place where the lug or the nut is inserted.