2000 Acura TL Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 Acura TL

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

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

Tried to shift car into reverse and it won't even shift use the shift release botton. And it still won't release.

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My car shut down in the middle of the road, started bucking and bogging like it was out of gas but has a full tank. Can someone pleaae elaborate on what could of caused this? It will no longer start now and it is a 5 speed manual transmission

My 2000 TL will not start after I drive it for awhile (it is not overheating by the gauge). I have to wait about 10-15 minutes and it will then start somewhat rough and then it is fine. I have inquired about this with a Acura shop. The replaced the relay but it still happens. Today it did the sam...

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Honda has recalled 1997-2001 Prelude, 1999-2002 Accord, and 1999-2000 Acura TL models because the ignition switch interlock may fail. If this happens, the key will be removable before the engine is in the "Park" position, which could cause the vehicle to roll and crash. Dealers will confirm interlock function and vehicles will receive an updated interlock lever free of charge.

Honda and Acura are recalling numerous 2001–2004 vehicles to inspect for an internal automatic transmission fault. This fault could result in gear failure, which can cause the transmission to lock up. If the transmission were to lock up with the vehicle in motion, a crash could result. If the inspection reveals internal transmission damage, the transmission will be replaced. If no internal damaged is noted, the transmission oil cooler return line will be revised in order to increase fluid flow. For more information, please call Honda at 1-800-999-1009 or Acura at 1-800-382-2238.

Honda has recalled 2000 Accord and Acura TL models because the air bag inflator may malfunction. An improper weld in a component of the inflator may prevent the air bag from deploying as designed, which can increase the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag module.

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250,000 miles and still running like new.

my check engine light came on i took it to the shop where they discovered two codes reading that i have misfires on cly 1&3 i changed everything on cly 1&3 sparkplug,coilpacks;and the cly its self and can you believe that the engine light is still on i dont know where else to look,and the shop doesnt know neither? please any input from anyone is highly appreicated,

overall great car!

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