2005 Acura TL Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Acura TL

2005 Acura TL Problems

Automatic Transmission Issues

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

Squeak Type Noise From Front Door Glass

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.

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2005 Acura TL Questions

The headlights and taillights appear to be malfuntioning. (1 answer)

All the headlights and taillights randomly come on and off. When the car is turned off, the rear left tail light stays on. When you first start the car, the front left headlight flickers and then turns off, and then eventually all the lights turn off except the rear left taillight.

My battery warning light comes on and off (1 answer)

Replaced the battery and replaced the belt tensioner and made sure all my connection where tight could it be the alternator?

What causes the transmission to feel like im hitting rumble strips for a few sec (1 answer)

When im going anywhere between 20and 30 mph my transmission feels like im hitting rumbles strips for a couple seconds. This happens randomly

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2005 Acura TL Recalls

Acura Recalls 2004-2007 TL Models Due to Power Steering Hose Leaks

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.

Acura Recalls 2004-2005 TL Vehicles Due to Corrosion in the Wiper Motor Housing

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.

Honda Recalls 2005-2006 Models Due to Faulty Fuel Pump Relay

Honda has recalled 2005 Accord, Odyssey, Acura RL, TL, TSX, and 2006 Ridgeline models because the fuel pump relay may fail. This can prevent the fuel pump from operating, which may cause the engine to stall or not start. Dealers will replace the fuel pump relay.

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2005 Acura TL Reviews

I bought the "05 in October of '04. It currently has 62,000+ miles. I am on my second replacement battery, my first set of replacement tires and it needs a door lock actuator replaced along with the hood struts. I am taking thr TL in this week to have an engine mis-fire checked out that happened recently under heavy acceleration and did the same about 3 years ago -- was told at that time tha...
honda and acura automatic tranny are pure junk. i've a 2005 acura tl and the tranny just went out in it @ 85000 miles. i thought honda had gotten the tranny issues fixed in later models. bunch of BS...will never buy another automatic honda or acura again!!!
Purchased a used 05 TL @ 8 months ago & put @ 20k on it so far. I really like this car! It rides nice & I have not had any major issues with it. Love the handling, the style, and the acceleration & power are super-fly! The interior.....I have noticed a rattling noise coming from the back of the car while driving. Sounds as if I am constanlty driving around with an egg carton in the back seat. I...

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