Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of 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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The main relay, which supplies power to the fuel pump, can fail. The engine will crank but fail to start (or start intermittently).
The Airbag (SRS) warning light may illuminate due to one or more failed sensors. Our technicians recommend complete diagnoses of any stored fault codes because these sensors can be very expensive to replace.
Acura Recalls (Recent)
Acura Recalls 2000–2002 TL Vehicles Due to Incorrect Parts on Seat Belt Buckle
Acura is recalling certain 2000–2002 TL vehicles that may have had incorrect parts installed as a result of a previous seat belt buckle recall. These seat belts may not comply with federal safety standards. Dealers will inspect and replace the front seat belt buckles free of charge.Acura TL
Acura Recalls 2002 TL Vehicles Due to Improperly Manufactured Seat Belt Buckles
Acura is recalling certain 2002 TL vehicles due to improperly manufactured seat belt buckles. In the event of a crash, seat occupants may not be properly restrained. Dealers will inspect front seat belt buckles and replace as necessary.Acura TL
Acura Recalls 2000–2002 TL Vehicles Due to Possible Brake Light Switch Failure
Acura is recalling certain 2000–2002 TL vehicles due to possible brake light switch failure, which is caused by assembly oil contaminating the electrical contacts. The brake lights may not illuminate when the brakes are applied, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will clean excess oil from the brake pedal assembly and replace the brake light switch.Acura RL
Acura Recalls 1996–1998 TL and 1996–1999 RL Models Due to a Loose Transmission Case Bolt
Acura is recalling certain 1996–1998 TL and 1996–1999 RL models because an automatic transmission case bolt may loosen and fall out, allowing the transmission to disengage from the differential. This may cause a loss of power to the drive wheels without warning. Also, a parked vehicle could move unexpectedly if the parking brake is not set. Dealers will install a redesigned transmission case bolt to correct this issue.Acura TL, Acura RL
Honda and Acura Recall Various 2001–2004 Vehicles Due to an Internal Transmission Fault
Honda and Acura are recalling numerous 2001–2004 vehicles to inspect for an internal automatic transmission fault. This fault could result in gear failure, which can cause the transmission to lock up. If the transmission were to lock up with the vehicle in motion, a crash could result. If the inspection reveals internal transmission damage, the transmission will be replaced. If no internal damaged is noted, the transmission oil cooler return line will be revised in order to increase fluid flow. For more information, please call Honda at 1-800-999-1009 or Acura at 1-800-382-2238.Acura CL, Acura TL, Acura MDX
Acura Questions and Answers
The car does not start unless I spray fuel into the air intake. Then it starts and runs. The main relay checks out. But when I check the power to the fuel pump it is there. The manual says to repla...
thanks for replying to my last question however, i had it checked for my brakes and they are in good condition. Its a sorta a roughness coming from when i take off and continues when i drive. My ca...
the heater blower/fan doesn't work and the radio works with ignition in accessory position but not when the engine is running. any ideas?
Okay, So I got my Integra from my brother and it sat idle for about a year then when I took it over the oil light came on right away so I changed the oil and filter and the oil pressure switch the ...
Acura Owners' Reviews
Dash vents very poorly built
I first have only one concern, the SRS light is on and I understand there was a recall to fix the sensor I believe. I will take it to the Acura dealership and need to make a point to take the time to do it.
Now, for the review... you're going to be jealous when I tell you this car was purchased brand new (13 miles) in December of 2002 and it has only 21,500 miles on it now! The car was purchased by Mom and with her living downtown, doesn't need to drive much. It has been totally flawless mechanically, visually, and comfort. I wish that it got a few more miles per gallon. There are no complaints so far and from what I hear about people putting 80,000 miles without major problems, this car should last another 15 years easily. So it has been easy on the pocketbook.
I have a 2004 BMW 325i Sport pkge that I purchased new in 04. I have only 34,000 miles on it (low as well) and have been very happy with it. I know that in the next couple of years, we're going to sell one of the two, but I don't know which one yet. Tough choice between BMW and Acura top of the line. I fear that the beemer may command a higher repair cost when repairs are needed, but I love that car too, sporty and my style. But the RL is luxurious and comfortable and great should I take a long trip some day....
Your opinion is greatly appreciated regarding which one I should keep, when the time comes..... would love your comments. (email@example.com)
I have a 2000 3.5 RL, bought used in 2003 with 50000 miles.
I now have 360,000 miles. A great car. I kept all maintenance. A lot of money was spent to keep it top notch. A very reliable car.
The following were problems encountered since I bought the car 10 years ago.
1. emission control
2. Electrical Problems, such as alarm sounding off un-necessarily, that causes the fuse to blow off. Trunk does not open from inside. Steering adjustment control does not work.
3. Brakes does not apply immediately, even with new rotors including new brake pads.
4.Numerious gasket replacement problems, which is very costly.
5. Door regulator problems
6. Shock assober or strut problems.
7. Interior leader seats cracks, driver door shoulder rest, venial and seat bottom covers are not good.
Overall the car worth keeping to the end.
Have the 12 acura TL tech. and love it. This car will do everything, and when you think your done knowing it all, something else happens that you didn't know it could do. HAHA! Love this car, and it hauls the mail too!!! Great car for people in snow country with the front or all wheel drive. The white pearl color is great and not an extra charge like all the other car companies charge. Come on, white is $400 or $500 more? Not Acura.
Yesterday I went to open my console and the lid came off whats the deal and how do you fix it?