Acura Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the Acura as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

The automatic transmission tends to fail more often than in similar models.

If one of the power window motors is not very strong, and the window moves slowly. Operating the windows with the engine running will help take some of the stress off the motor and prolong its lifespan.

The exhaust manifold commonly fails on the 5 cylinder engine and may develop an exhaust leak that is especially noticeable when the car is cold.

The green "Drive" light on the dashboard tends to burn out, requiring replacement of the burned out bulb.

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

A loud rattle type noise may be noted from the engine after a cold start. This can be caused by a faulty valve timing control actuator. Replacing the failed actuator will commonly correct this noise issue.

The illumination of the entertainment/navigation screen and switches may fail. This is generally caused by a failed circuit board. Acura has extended the warranty on the audio display unit to 7 years or 105,000 miles for the 2004 model year only.

A shudder or vibration may develop while driving at speeds between 35 and 40 MPH. Our technicians tell us this condition is commonly caused by a failed automatic transmission torque converter. It is recommend to replace the torque converter and install an updated powertrain control module (PCM) to correct this concern.

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Some automatic transmissions have a shifting problem that can be corrected by simply reprogramming the computer.

The main relay, which supplies power to the fuel pump, can fail. The engine will crank but fail to start (or start intermittently).

The clutch in the torque converter can fail, allowing debris to circulate throughout the automatic transmission.

The relay that supplies electrical power to the fuel pump may fail, causing the engine to stall or fail to start.

The fuel pump electrical relay sometimes stops working.

The car will sometimes not start because of a problem with the ignition switch. Some models may have been recalled by Acura for this issue, please check with your dealer to be sure.