Acura TL Repair and Maintenance

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

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

I found out that at only 83000 miles my TL had to have the engine mounts replaced already at a cost of almost $800.00

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

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I accidentally turned my car off while it was in drive. I then came back out later to start it up again after it was put in park and sitting for awhile, but it won't turn over at all. Radio turns on, all of the power options work, but it won't let me even get a sound when I try to start...

I want to buy this 100,00-mile car from an individual. How complete an inspection should I get? Could I get a good deal on inspection if I was willing to bring car to shop for work as needed.

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This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the driver and/or passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Honda dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.

Prolonged under-hood and power steering fluid temperatures may cause the power steering hose to deteriorate resulting in cracks and power steering fluid leakage. Power steering fluid can leak onto the catalytic converter leading to smoke and possibly an under-hood fire. Dealers will install a new heat resistant power steering hose to correct this concern. The Honda recall number is S39.

 

Honda is recalling 2,430 vehicles because a driver's airbag inflator, installed as a replacement part, may be defective. In the event of deployment, these inflators could produce excess internal pressure and rupture, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants. Dealers will inspect and replace the driver's airbag inflator as necessary. The recall is expected to begin by June 27, 2011. 

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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.

The interior sucks. Mine and many other owners of the 05 acura dashboards are cracking. There should be a recall. It is ridculous to pay so much for a car that is defective. So far everything else has been working fine.

I have Acura TL, 2012 FWD. I do not know if anybody else have the same problem as me, but would like to find out. I think Acura has a serious problem with leather. Yes, leather on the seats.It is bulging up in no time. It is depressing to see-mostly on the driver seat since it is used most, and I am not overweight.

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