2003 Acura TL Repair and Maintenance
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2003 Acura TL ProblemsAutomatic Transmission Issues
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 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
2003 Acura TL QuestionsFrom 0 to 30mph there is a rumble strip like feel. (1 answer)
When cpming to a light I hear a clicking noise in the front brakes I believe. Acura said to replace rotors and brake shoes which I did, still have same problem. My main concern is when coming to a stop at a light, the Light turns green I hit the gas and I feel a rumble strip like feel coming from...
Also have a MASSIVE steering fluid leak. Trying to get any idea if this is common with these cars. Trying to decide wether to fix or trash it, thanks!
No codes reading abs .I replaced all 4 speed sensors
cleaned all 4 stators on wheels no rust ,speed sensor codes are gone now.
Replaced abs/vsa controller .
Cleaned plug to abs pump
was reading a PFINH could not find what that is ,only found one that goes to the transmission gear selection ...
2003 Acura TL RecallsDriver'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.
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.