Automatic Transmission May Fail Prematurely on Acura TL

Automatic transmission problems are common and these transmissions have high failure rates.  Acura has voluntarily extended the warranty on many of its automatic transmissions, so be sure to check with an Acura dealership to confirm warranty coverage.

Automatic Transmission May Fail Prematurely

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Average mileage: 116,501 (61,810–200,100)
Drive Train affected: Automatic Transmission
6 model years affected: 1997, 2000, 2003, 2004, more2006, 2007
10 people reported this problem
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2006 Acura TL - Automatic Transmission 155,000 mi,
Trans just stopped working. No indications that something was wrong!
2004 Acura TL - Automatic Transmission 99,800 mi,
Transmission started slipping and then died. Dealership wants $7,200 to replace it for parts and labor!
2000 Acura TL 110,000 mi,
Dealer replaced transmission at 50% of cost since it was out of warranty
2004 Acura TL - Automatic Transmission 118,800 mi,
I haven't fixed it I can't afford the damn thing, Acura should replace all these garbage heaps. They knew about this in 2000 and it still happening in 2004, maybe you should look into changing your transmission to a different kind of transmission since this one doesn't seem to be working! But you know that's how it goes, because this just wouldn't be the United States of America if people were not being ripped off by corporations.
2003 Acura TL 81,000 mi,
The transmission started slipping from 2nd to 3rd on my way home from work on a Monday night. On Tuesday morning it was working fine for about 15 miles - then it started slipping again. Tuesday afternoon I took it to a transmission shop and they checked the fluid and test drove it. They wanted me to bring it in Wednesday morning so they could hook it up to their computer. On my way home the problem became worse - revving up to the red before shifting from 2nd to 3rd. Wednesday morning on my way to drop it off there was no problem until after about 20 miles. The transmission shop did their tests and research - found out that this is a VERY COMMON problem for Acura. Acura will not help with the $2400 repair cost. This will not happen to me again because I will not buy another Honda/Acura again!!!
2006 Acura TL - Automatic Transmission 140,000 mi,
Car maintenance was superb. One week after scheduled oil change and diagnostic the trans went dead. Dealership offer to replace for ONLY $5000.
2007 Acura TL 61,810 mi,
Transmission shifts to "M" mode on its own and gets stuck in lower gears slowing the vehicle.
2006 Acura TL 82,000 mi,
Suddenly would not shift to 2nd gear