2008 Acura TL Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Acura TL

2008 Acura TL Problems

Check Engine and D4 Lights Flashing

The 1998-2014 Acura TL V6 may develop issues with the automatic transmission.

Rough shifting may occur, and the “D4” light and check engine may begin to blink. The check engine light will also illuminate, and OBD trouble codes P0700, P0730, P0740, P0780, P1768 and/or P1768 will be stored in the computer.

If the transmission shifts roughly, the failure is very likely mechanical failure of the transmission. If the transmission performs normally, a faulty sensor, or dirty transmission fluid may be the case.

In most cases, it is necessary to use professional diagnostic equipment to provide a diagnosis, and complete the repair.

The longevity of the transmission is dependent on strict adherence to the manufacturer's recommendation for ATF replacement intervals and procedure.

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

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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2008 Acura TL Questions

slow drain on battery. does the alarm lights when car is locked while driving s (2 answers)

Does anyone install the car owner's parts? (1 answer)

Because of reasons beyond my control I can no longer repair my car. My rear stabilizer bar link on the driver side needs replacing. I have all new bushings and right and left link.

What is fair price for inspection? (1 answer)

I want to buy this 100,00-mile car from an individual. How complete an inspection should I get? Could I get a good deal on inspection if I was willing to bring car to shop for work as needed.

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2008 Acura TL Recalls

Potential Power Steering Leak

Prolonged under-hood and power steering fluid temperatures may cause the power steering hose to deteriorate resulting in cracks and power steering fluid leakage. Power steering fluid can leak onto the catalytic converter leading to smoke and possibly an under-hood fire. Dealers will install a new heat resistant power steering hose to correct this concern. The Honda recall number is S39.

 

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2008 Acura TL Reviews

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I purchased my 2008 Acura TL Type S (Auto) in January 2008 and have enjoyed it tremendously for its performance, reliability and technology. Having owned a 2004 Acura TL (Auto), I can say that the performance upgrade and subtle styling improvements were worth the difference. The '04 TL was a great value and an enjoyable daily driver with all the reliability Acura/Honda was known for. However, t...
Very disgusted with my Acura TL. First, had no idea that it was a car needing PREMIUM gas when I bought it - list price was 36,225. 6 hours into a trip from Western NY to southern Indiana on 4-11-14, the dashboard lights began flashing with several messages, including something about the stability control. Within 5 minutes the engine power failed and we had to pull off to the side on Highway 7...
this car is one of the most amazing cars ever!!!! its luxury sport it is amazingly fast and it is loaded with technology. it never breaks the only thing its worked on for is the oil change or a flat tire shows how Japanese cars will take over the market with their reliability I will always be an Acura buyer and driver

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