1996 Acura TL Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1996 Acura TL as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

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

A squeak type noise may be noted when raising or lowering the front door glass. Our technicians tell us that in most cases this issue can be corrected by replacing the door glass seal.

The green "Drive" light on the dashboard tends to burn out, requiring replacement of the burned out bulb.

The exhaust manifold commonly fails on the 5 cylinder engine and may develop an exhaust leak that is especially noticeable when the car is cold.

If one of the power window motors is not very strong, and the window moves slowly. Operating the windows with the engine running will help take some of the stress off the motor and prolong its lifespan.