In the past, an average person would immediately think about celebrated European vehicles prominently flaunted in blockbuster movies and high-rated television shows upon hearing the phrase "luxury cars". The Honda Motor Company tried to change this stereotype when it unleashed its division of luxury cars in March 1986 and branded it as Acurathe first Japanese luxury car brand. Now in the Acura division, one model stands out: the Acura CSX. The Acura CSX was designed, built, and sold solely for the Canadian market from 2005 to 2011. It replaced the EL model, which was in production from the years 1997 to 2005.
The Acura CSX parts make it distinguishable from previous modelswith redesigned headlamps, redefined taillights, and remodeled Acura grille. Some of its features were similar with the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) Honda Civic model such as the 2.0 L Double Overhead Camshaft i-VTEC engine. Its steering wheel was also comparable to the one installed in JDM's Civic as well as the European and American-market Civic models. The Acura CSX was launched in November 2005 and was available in three trims namely: Touring, Premium, and Premium + Navi. Touring, being the base model, had basic Acura CSX parts including 16-inch alloy wheels, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, leather-wrapped steering wheels with controls for the audio system, six-speaker audio system with CD/MP3/WMA capability, side and curtain airbags, cruise control, chrome door handles, and 60/40 split folding rear seats.
Its 2007 model added an auxiliary input jack for the audio system. The 2008 models had additional upgradesleather upholstery, tire pressure monitoring system, illuminated vanity mirrors, and most importantly, vehicle stability assist. In 2009, the model came with the unique Power Plenum grille, Acura's trademark. Indeed, the components of this entry-level luxury car provide great utility and function as well as an exquisite design for both its external and internal features. The Acura CSX certainly redefined the meaning of "luxury cars" since 2005 and has made a difference in its classification of cars.
When I started my vehicle this morning, I heard a loud, rattling noise coming from the engine. The noise goes on for at least two to three seconds. It only happens between 1 to 2 rpm. The sound's very distracting; it seems like something is broken in my engine. What could be causing it?
The rattling sound coming from your engine is due to a faulty belt tensioner. This part is important to ensure that your vehicle is working in its optimum performance and gets the highest fuel economy. When this part fails, it will usually surface as a loud noise from the engine after a cold start. You need to replace it with a new one to get rid of the noise. If you can afford it, do not leave your car unattended for a week without starting it. This is to ensure that the components will not wear out while it is in idle mode. Take time to check the components if they are in good condition, and replace the parts that are already worn out.
On my way to work earlier, the entertainment and navigation screen of my Acura CSX won't turn on. It was working perfectly yesterday, that's why I was surprised to see that it doesn't illuminate anymore. It's the first time this has happened, and I'm not sure which part should I replace. What should I look for?
It is not unusual that this part will suddenly won't illuminate. Due to age and other factors, the circuit board of the entertainment and navigation screen may fail. Locate the circuit board by referring to your vehicle's manual, and check if it is indeed worn out. Have it fixed or replaced by your trusted mechanic as soon as you can to bring the screen back to life. If you own a 2004 model of CSX, it is important to note that Acura has extended the warranty of the audio display unit to seven years or 105,000 miles for this particular model.
Last night, I was driving my car when suddenly, the low tire warning light turned on. I had to pull over my vehicle, and check if any of my tires is flat, but they were all in good condition. What does that warning light mean?
If your tires have the right pressure but the low tire warning light illuminates, then there might be a problem with the tire pressure sensor. This sensor, as its name implies, is responsible for ensuring that your tires have the correct pressure. If one or more tires are significantly under-inflated, then expect that it will signal the light to turn on. When this part fails, it may cause the warning light to turn on even if your tire pressures are correct. When this happens, it is important to have it replaced immediately to avoid misreading. Just make sure that your tires have the right pressure before you drive. Resetting the tire pressure monitoring sensor is the same across all models.