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Acura TL Automatic Transmission Issues

 
Acura TL Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Drive Train Affected: Automatic Transmission

Average Mileage: 102,705 mi (22,000 mi - 210,000 mi)

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

  • adrenaline, , Automatic Transmission, 145,000 mi
     Rookie

    from highway speed when car slows down, it down shift itself from 4th gear to 2nd causing a slamming-on-brakes-feel.

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  • Visitor, , 139,000 mi

    Transmission is jerking. Check engine light is on.

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  •  Rookie

    while drivin in the city for about 30mins my car will start to jerk to get into 1st and 2nd its a hard kick back and when it does catch my tires squeel dont no whats wrong with it i let it sit for a while then its fine again.anyone have any ideas on what it might be.

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 115,000 mi

    At 40 mph when going into 4th gear feels like you are running over rumble strips. Only happens after car warms up. Was told by dealer that they would replace with new or rebuilt transmission. Cost of up to $5,100.00. Would think a $34K Acura TL transmission would last longer than that!

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 65,000 mi

    Around 20 mph and just before shifting into 2nd gear the car starts "jiggle"

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  • Visitor, , 120,000 mi

    At about 120K my TL would just neutral out when shifting between 1st and 2nd gear. The car is 13 years old, so I don't feel like investing money in a new transmission would be a smart move. One trick I learned is to move it over to smack shift and you can get it to jump from 1st to 3rd. Once the car is over 45 mph the transmission is fine. The odd thing is some days the car just shifts like a dream. Seems to shift good when the temp outside is around 50 anthing warmer or colder and it's back to it's usual problems!

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  •  Rookie

    The transmission malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. I was pleasantly surprised when the dealer agreed to replace it at no charge even when it was out of warranty.

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    My TL started slipping gears and almost immediately the check engine light came on. I took it to my mechanic and he said the torque converter, which relates to the transmission I guess, needs to be replaced. He quoted me about $2000 to fix it. I don't know if I will fix it or trade it in. This is my second TL and the first one had the transmission replaced twice under warranty. No more Acuras for me!

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 63,000 mi

    bought car brand new from acura dealership..babied and well cared for car is mint!..all maintenance done per acura dealers recommendations..today transmission went..dealer say needs replacement..63k are you kidding me?? we'll see if the powertrain warranty takes care of this..update to follow...

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  • Visitor, , 120,000 mi

    Transmission failure. Replaced by Acura.

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