Acura Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Acura

The automatic transmission tends to malfunction more often than in similar models. The Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate.

The automatic transmission tends to fail more often than in similar models.

A shudder or vibration may develop while driving at speeds between 35 and 40 MPH. Our technicians tell us this condition is commonly caused by a failed automatic transmission torque converter. It is recommend to replace the torque converter and install an updated powertrain control module (PCM) to correct this concern.

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I went to several shops to get my transmission oil changed, they said the oil is too old and advised me to not change the oil, because this will cause the transmission to fail. "just wait till the transmission goes bad."

Please advise

The interior fan is blowing, only one of the engine fans are on. No cold air

crack up and run when you cut it off try to restart it wont crank just turn over like its out of gas

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The airbag control module can fail prematurely due to electrical noise beyond the tolerance it was designed for. As a result the front airbags, side airbags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners could deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated, increasing the risk of personal injury and/or a crash. Dealers will replace the airbag control module and front and/or side impact sensors as required to correct this concern.

The headlight assembly has an aluminum film applied to the inner reflector. This film my not stick to the reflector as intended causing the film to delaminate. Headlight output can diminish as a result, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace both headlight assemblies on affected vehicles to correct this concern.

The transmission may not correctly shift into the Park position due to an internal transmission fault. This could allow the vehicle to roll unexpectedly if left unattended and the parking brake is not applied. Dealers will inspect and replace the transmission as necessary to correct this concern.

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Passenger AC vent blows cold air, but driver side vent blows warm air. It does have a dual system.

I plugged my cell phone adapter into one of the sockes and my whole system shut down. I have no radio or navigation system. What can be going on and where can I take it for repair. Thanks

I bought a low mileage '05 TL at the beginning of '09. It has been a fantastic and reliable car so far. I love the style and performance. My only complaint is the dashboard. If you read reviews on this you will find it is an all to common problem for the '04 and '05 TL's to experience major cracks in the dashboard. Acura needs to step up to the plate and offer a voluntary recall.

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