not downshifting smoothly on 2007 Acura TL

my 2007 acura tl doesn't downshift smoothly when using automatic transmission, it seems to be a little jerky, is this normal.

by in Ruskin, FL on April 12, 2010
4 answers
ANSWER by on April 14, 2010
Doesn't sound normal, better have it looked at by a shop, I suggest an ATRA shop, they're very good with transmission issues. http://bit.ly/ATRA_Info
ANSWER by on May 10, 2010
I have an 07 TL also.. It is the way that the transmission is supposed to shift.. supposed to feel sportier.. I hate it honestly but the dealer said it is normal especially when going down grade..
ANSWER by on May 29, 2010
Yep, it's the same on mine too... I actually took it to the dealer & had a service tech take a ride with me to make sure they knew what it was doing. The tech said that all the high end performance cars (BMW, Mercedes-Benz, etc.) have that feel when the automatic transmission downshifts. Something to do with the clutch plates. American car manufacturers actually use a different transmission configuration to smooth out the shifting, but it sacrifices performance. Anyway, almost 3 years after buying my TL, I'm pretty used to it, and it happens less often because I've subconsciously adapted my driving habits to this car.
ANSWER by on December 29, 2010
Indeed.. I have an 07 also and this is the way it is supposed to shift.. I personally hate it and think it's a terrible idea but what do I know...