2012 Acura TSX wouldn't start after sitting for 4 days

Asked by May 30, 2017 at 06:34 PM about the 2012 Acura TSX Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

After sitting in my garage for 4 days while we went on vacation in a different car, my 2012 TSX (61K miles) would not start. The first time I tried, the engine almost caught, but then died. I figured I had just let go of the key too soon and tried again, but all that happened was the starter cranked. I tried jumping the battery, which made no difference (I didn't expect it to since the starter was cranking). I tried several more times, and then on my last desperate attempt before trying to figure out how to work, I cranked the starter for an extended amount of time and it almost caught a couple times before finally sputtering to life.

Does this sound like a bad fuel pump, clogged filter, or worn out starter? I don't know whether the idle days had anything to do with the problem. I have started my car several more times today with no problem. The battery is not quite 2 years old, has a 5 year warranty, and seems to be outputting plenty of power (I seem to have lost my DC volt meter, so I'll get a new one on the way home to check for sure). Has this happened to anyone else?

1 Answer

5

sound like fuel issue. If you bought gas from a less than reputable gas station then the fuel could deteriorate after sitting idle for a long period. Is it premium fuel? Check the fuel pump fuse too

Your Answer:

Acura TSX Experts

  • #1
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    90
  • #2
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    50
  • #2
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    50
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Acura TL
11 Great Deals out of 276 listings starting at $2,900
Used Honda Accord
35 Great Deals out of 1,625 listings starting at $1,800
Used Honda Civic
117 Great Deals out of 4,891 listings starting at $100
Used Toyota Camry
26 Great Deals out of 2,105 listings starting at $2,995
Used Lexus IS 250
11 Great Deals out of 216 listings starting at $5,449
Used BMW 3 Series
85 Great Deals out of 2,024 listings starting at $1,500
Used Acura ILX
10 Great Deals out of 154 listings starting at $11,999
Used Acura MDX
21 Great Deals out of 525 listings starting at $4,900
Used Honda Accord Coupe
13 Great Deals out of 257 listings starting at $5,000
Used Audi A4
25 Great Deals out of 693 listings starting at $3,495
Used INFINITI G37
6 Great Deals out of 157 listings starting at $5,995
Used Toyota Corolla
115 Great Deals out of 4,251 listings starting at $2,300
Used Nissan Maxima
6 Great Deals out of 361 listings starting at $4,490

Used Cars For Sale

2012 Acura TSX Sedan FWD For Sale
3 listings starting at $9,995
2010 Acura TSX Sedan FWD For Sale
2 listings starting at $8,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.