17th Aug 2001, 14:47

I had the same problem with my Vigor. I always had to unlock the doors from the passengers side so that the alarm would not go off, but now I've got keyless entry and it's not acting up anymore!

The radio display went out, but it's a great car with great performance!! I love my Vigor!

7th Dec 2001, 01:46

I started having the same problem with the alarm on my Vigor about 3 or 4 months after I bought it. At first it did it maybe once a week than once it took me a couple minutes to get the damn thing to go off, as loud as the damn thing is as you can imagine it can be a bit embarrassing in the middle of the mall parking lot. Fortunetly it had keyless entry so I never set the alarm anymore.

4th Jun 2003, 01:55

All your problems could be solved by visiting the Vigor site at acuravigorclub.com.

Wonderful source of information on repairs, where to get parts, and to get to know the 1000+ members/owners of Vigors.

30th Jan 2005, 13:56

I also had the car alarm problem. I checked out the acuravigorclub.com website and they had a link to an excellent review/repair of the problem (complete with pictures). Unfortunately, this didn't quite do the trick, and rather than spend the $200 just on the part (quoted from Acura dealership), I bent the hood sensor as suggested in an earlier post. This worked!! No more alarm problems since.

13th Oct 2005, 23:55

Bought my '92 Vigor July 2003, and have loved it. Great power and handling overall. However, I've faced many of the issues the original poster did, and for the same reasons. Previous owner obviously had no idea how to properly maintain this car.

The only recurring problem I have encountered was the stalling in warm weather. Once I replaced the fuel pump I've not had the problem since. Not a cheap fix ($600 CAD, approx $450 USD) with labour, but well worth it if you are experiencing this problem too.

15th Feb 2006, 08:29

Found this discussion last night and can't thank the person enough who mentioned the tip about the hood sensor tricking the alarm system. Turned it over and so far so good, what a relief, thanks.

13th Mar 2006, 19:38

Thanks for the tip on the alarm, hood sensor, trick. It seems to fix the problem. I also noticed that the little light on the dash still flashes indicating that the alarm is armed, even though it appears to be disabled. Hopefully this will keep thieves from attempting to enter my car.


4th Apr 2006, 20:33

I just bought a 1992 Acura Vigor, it seemed nice all it needs is a new exhaust, at least that's what I thought. I drove it home and I started to smell a burned rubber type of smell, when I opened the hood nothing was on fire and I could not really see where the small amount of smoke was coming from. It would go away when I opened the hood. I also could not really see the oil level, it looked like there wasn't even any on the stick. Could somebody please give me an idea of what of could be? Thank you!

28th Apr 2006, 16:16

I have a Vigor 93. Yesterday the alarm got engaged when I unlocked the passenger door and I can't turn it off. The driver's side inside door handle broke last week so I have to open it from the passenger side. Before, whenever alarm went off, I would turn the key in the passenger door and it would work. But this time it went off when I tried to open the door. The hood sensor thing seems to work for a lot of people, can some tell me where this sensor is?

I will appreciate all the responses.


5th Aug 2006, 10:50

Bought a 92 Acura Vigor last year, but since then I've had problems with starting the car. The problem is that this starter is very scarce where I live. I live in Republic Domincana and nobody knows what is the I number of this starter. If they were able to tell me which is the I number of the part, and where I can buy it from?

16th Nov 2006, 21:24

I have my 1992 acura and it runs realy good I don't know y every one has problems wit this cars...

7th Feb 2007, 17:32

I'm really, really interested in buying a vigor, and I found one for a reasonable price or at least I think so.What? are the things that I need to look for regarding performance and other things that wound make it a good vehicle to buy.

17th Apr 2007, 01:44

I bought a 1994 Acura Vigor recently and the alarm system went off, tried to turn it off by putting the key in the door and it didn't work. Disconnected battery, and now it won't start.

18th Apr 2007, 17:51

My Vigor has been smoking a little bit, and when I open the hood, the smoke disappears. Does anybody know what is going on?

25th Apr 2007, 09:26

Everything to keep the car in good condition, from the alarm to the oil leak, can be fixed. You can start fixing the car yourself, and save a lot of money doing it.

I own three Vigors, currently own two right now. If you have any question that needs a fast response, email me at stevenbreeden@aol.com.

If you looking at one, make sure that it has maintenance records. If not, then you don't know what you're buying. Basically that is with any car.

The cost for repairs can get expensive, but if you are a DO IT YOURSELFER, the cost drops a lot. Most repairs require time, and if you have time, you can fix it yourself.

The first thing to look for when buying a Vigor, is when the timing belt was changed. If you can't get an answer on when, make that your first thing to do.

The oil leaks are common for these parts, distributor, oil cooler, and crankshaft seals. ALL ARE EASY FIXES, just time consuming.

Again, if you need help, email me at stevenbreeden@aol.com.


13th Mar 2008, 01:22

Almost bought an Acura Vigor at a public auction, but the power steering pump was broken or there was something wrong with the steering; you couldn't move it, and when you did it was hard and stiff. Anybody have this problem with theirs?

8th May 2008, 00:22

Acura Vigors. The Best Cars I've Ever Owned. So far I've owned 2. The first went poof from failing to change the timing belt. These are great cars, My previous Vigor had almost 500 K. Yes. I Know. The Alarm Thing Yes it's a bit annoying. ANy Genius can look under the hood and remove the sensor from being squeezed, hence arming. No Regrets. Comfy and Powerful. Customization Is Very VERY Rare. On;y if you're a Do it Yourself-er.

9th Mar 2009, 10:25

I bought a 92 Vigor and I can't get it to start. It will turn over, but it won't get fire. I changed the coil distributor cap and still nothing. Any suggestions?

30th Mar 2009, 11:42

Go to www.acuravigorclub.com, someone there may be able to help.

9th Apr 2009, 19:01

I have a 92 Acura Vigor with 150,000 km. I love it.

I have 17" eagle alloy rims, low pro tires, an air intake, 3 inch lowering kit, high flow injectors, low resistance plug wires, an upgraded coil, after market custom fit exhaust manifold, and all tinted windows.

Inside I have an in dash DVD player, and other than that the entire interior is prime and in very good shape.

I have new 300 watt six by nines, and love every inch of this car.

Due to the lowering, the camped angle is out a bit, so tires don't last very long.

The car is very very fast, and haven't had much trouble with anyone. I do however have a leaking rear engine seal, which means I lose about a liter or so between changes. While that sounds a lot, like a earlier comment I saw on this post.

As for everyone with the alarm problem, I go to the driver's door when it goes off, not the passenger side, and I only have problems when it is very cold outside, and it's still not very often the alarm goes off unplanned.

I love the performance, style and everything else about this beautiful car. The car has 0% body rust and I mean 0%. The car is going to be getting a two tone paint with the factor brown being resprayed from the detail line just below the window, and down and above the line is going to be a darker shade.

Any questions, feel free to email me at devil_dude61@hotmail.com.