2002 Acura TL Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Acura TL

2002 Acura TL Problems

Engine Mounts

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

Automatic Transmission Issues

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

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2002 Acura TL Questions

What could cause my 2002 Acura TL A/C compressor clutch to not engage? (1 answer)

When I connect my A/C Pro DIY gauge to the low side it is in the red. The relays and fuses are in great shape but it still blows hot air. When I cycle from cool to hot I can hear everything cycling and working. Could you please help? Thank you.

I just bought the car and it is starting to slip between 1 and 2 and sometimes when downshifting. What service can I do to try and extend the life of the Transmission. It has 107,000 miles. (1 answer)

No heat but the blower works. (1 answer)

No heat produced, blowers operate normally. Thermostat was replaced in Oct.

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2002 Acura TL Recalls

Driver's Front Air Bag Defective

In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

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.

Replacement Airbag Inflator Could Be Defective

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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2002 Acura TL Reviews

Bought TL-S in 2010 with 100k miles for my high school twins. I have put in 5 transmsission for which I paid for 2. Very important to get cooler for the transmission fluid. Handles like a dream very quite, wonderful sound system. m just paid $180 to get a HID headlight buld replaced. MPG is about 18 which is tuff with $4/Gal premium, better now. My son does not trust it for relability and ...
I have had my Acura TL now for 5yrs now i had the transmission replaced at 75,000 miles by the dealership. so far no problems just paid it off. now i have 140,300k working on getting the timming belt and water pump change so i see if i can put another 140k on it.
My car has 217000 miles on it and I am just now replacing the transmission. I hope to get over 350K. I drive about 40,000 miles per year.

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