2012 Acura TL Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Acura TL
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2012 Acura TL ProblemsAutomatic Transmission Issues
The exhaust recirculation valve (EGR) on the 1995-2014 Acura TL may fail, causing:
The EGR valve has open and closed positions, and opens or closes on command from the computer.
Exhaust gases constantly pass through the valve when it is open, leaving carbon deposits on the valve. These carbon deposits may lead the the valve sticking in the open or closed position.
To correct this issue, sometimes it is sufficient to clean the valve, but replacement is recommended in all cases.
For further information on your vehicle's issue, try out our diagnostics tool here.
The 1998-2014 Acura TL commonly has problems with the EVAP canister vent solenoid. It stops responding to commands to open and close, and the following occurs:
The valve is located on the charcoal canister, and is meant to open and close upon command. It fails due to corrosion breaking one of two internal seals, which allows air to escape the system, signaling the OBD trouble code P1457.
Correcting the problem can be done by replacing the vent valve, or, in some cases, cleaning and resealing the vent valve has been successful. You can get an estimate for this repair here.
A worn, missing, or loose gas cap can cause the same issues.
2012 Acura TL QuestionsCharging system indicator lights whenever I start the car (1 answer)
On my 2012 Acura TL the charging system indicator stays lit whenever I start the car but I have no problem driving or using other features in the car and service person can't find any problem with the battery.
There are two cables attached to the brakes and I don't know if they are brake lines or emergency cables. In any event they are attached to and run under a metal bar and are exposed and could catch on something and be torn off. Should they be OVER the bar and protected from being damaged.
2012 Acura TL RecallsDriver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments
The driver's frontal air bag inflator may be susceptible to moisture intrusion, which over time could cause the inflator to rupture. If this happens, it would spray metal fragments upon deployment. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.