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2004 Acura TL

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2004 Acura TL Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

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

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.

Engine -- mjricci and 3 others

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

2004 Acura TL Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., April 28, 2008

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Acura has recalled 2004-2005 TL vehicles because the wiper motor may stop working. Water may enter the wiper motor breather port and cause corrosion, which may cause the electrical circuit in the wiper motor to fail. Dealers will replace corroded wiper motors and modifications will be made to prevent water from entering the existing or new wiper motor.

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Drive Train, April 27, 2004

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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.

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Suspension & Steering, April 28, 2008

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Acura has recalled certain 2004-2007 TL models because the power steering hose may leak onto the extremely hot catalytic converter, which may cause a fire hazard. Dealers will replace the power steering hose with a new heat-resistant design.

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2004 Acura TL Questions and Answers

gstanton, 2004 Acura TL, Hayward, CA

How do you remove the bench seat in the rear seat area?

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joanneh617, 2004 Acura TL, Littleton, MA

I have an automatic transmission and within the last few days when I get into the car and start it up and try to put the car into reverse it doesn't work. I have to depress the brake a few ti...

marylu, 2004 Acura TL, West Palm Beach, FL

I live in South Florida and park the car in a garage during the day (at work). Do I really need to have the timing belt changed at 65,000 miles???

Squeaker, 2004 Acura TL, Albion, PA

Where is the oxygen sensor identified as bank 1 sensor 1 located? I need to replace it, but don't know it's location.

zaragoza81, 2004 Acura TL, 3.2L V6, Wheeling, IL

i replaced my oil in my car but i cannot remove the service b signal in the car can someone please help me and also theres this picture of an envelope in the screen also i would also like to find o...

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2004 Acura TL Reviews

Love my TL, its a smooth ride and sounds great. I recommend it to anyone who wants a sporty look along with a lot of comfort.

the best car i have bought i love my acura tl

I love my car

I bought the TL new and it is really excellent to drive. It has solid power and is very smooth to drive. One nice thing about this generation TL is that it is not all bloated like the new TL. Pretty easy to part the thing and it has just about every gadget you can think of. One problem I have had is that the automatic transmission and it did not shift right from day 1. After hassling my dealer for a while I got Acura to cover the repair which ended up being a new transmission. Besides that it's been a pleasure and has required no repairs, just scheduled maintenance.

I love my 2004 Acura TL for two primary reasons: a wonderful 260-horsepower V6 and a lot of standard content for a good price. The TL is stylish, highly attractive and is loaded with features that complement both the performance and look.

The cockpit is very unique to the TL; controls are well laid out and easy to use. The gages are in bright blue and red. The front seats are extremely comfortable and hold you place during quick turns. The backseats have more leg room than the Saab and CTS.

The reliability factor played a large part in my decision to buy the TL. I have had only two major repairs done and both were recalls resulting in a reimbursement.

I purchased my TL used and have been very satisfied. I have a long commute that requires a car with not only a comfortable interior and ride but a vehicle that will withstand abuse.

Pros: Interior, power, quiet, features for the price, reliability, resale value.
Cons: Trunk space is limited, back seats do not fold down

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