2002 Acura TL Repair and Maintenance

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

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

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

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

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

It overheated a while back but was done them started sounding horrible when starting. It had no power when starting and you hear a rattle coming from thxe exhaust. I'm stuck out in the middle of no where and need to get diapers.

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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.

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.

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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The 3rd transmission just went out in my 2002 Acura TL. Acura said it needs another transmission. transmission #1 = Original transmission failed at approx 35k miles transmission #2 = Failure at approx 90k miles + installed a new transmission and shift module and mod to lubricate Upper plate transmission #3 = Failure at 145k miles transmission #4 = at 145k miles (if I replace it)...

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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