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1996 Acura TL

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1996 Acura TL Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- minnie98

1996 Acura TL Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, August 30, 1999

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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.

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Suspension & Steering, May 17, 1999

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The ball joints in the front suspension may prematurely wear out. The ball joints could break in severe circumstances, which may cause an accident. Dealers will replace the front suspension lower ball joints. This recall is expected to begin by May 17, 1999.

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1996 Acura TL Questions and Answers

lilg18, 1996 Acura TL, 2.5L 5 Cylinder, Oklahoma City, OK

i put a new starter on my car and it want start ... i also put a battary in there i dont knw whatts wrong... it say i have a anti lock but ...

blackhawk, 1996 Acura TL, 2.5L 5 Cylinder, Gulfport, MS

what can be the problem and how exspensive is it to repair?

kcjd, 1996 Acura TL, 3.2L V6, Columbus, GA

The gear shift in my car is getting locekd in park. I can insert the key in the
hole on the console by the Gear Shift
and step on the brakes and then shift
the car into drive, other than that I ...

blueamber, 1996 Acura TL, 3.2L V6, Marietta, SC

what is tcs? 3.2 liter

kstraub1610, 1996 Acura TL, Twin Falls, ID

the AC blows cool air on the drivers side but the pass side it blows warm air.

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1996 Acura TL Reviews

what a car ! bought it new in 1996 - still runs great with 240,000 miles on it; oil changes, brakes and tire replacements only to date.

does anyone know where the fuse for the a/c control panel?

This ride is Boss!! Cool and luxury too. As with any vehicle, there are some minor problems to deal with but well worth it. Tranny and suspension does seem to be a weak point but fixable. Not as quiet inside as I like but that too can be fixed. Probably with some Dynamat lining. For the most part, a great ride.

My Acura has been great. Smooth, quite car. No major issues until now. A/C went out and I replaced it and still having the same issues of A/C not working when I stop. Other than that, this has been the best car I have ever owned! Has over 200,000 miles!

i've had my TL 3.2 since 1996, and has never had any major issues with it. Interior is still in excellent condition, Brakes can be noisy sometimes. 167,000 mile and still rides smoothly. I've loved this car.

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