2002 Acura TL Q&A
2002 Acura TL Question: Transmission seems to be slipping.
My 2002 Acura TL has 96,000 miles on it and recently it seems that the transmission "slips" when accelerating into 2nd gear. Is this a common problem and if so what is happening? My mechanic cannot seem to reproduce the problem or find it in his diagnostic screenings??? Thank you very much for your help. - Sondra
Unfortunately, Honda and Acura transmissions from this vintage are notorious. You may want to try an Acura dealership and ask them for their help. They will be familiar with the problem. - matte
Acura had a recall on the 2002 TL transmission. Acura will replace the transmission free of charge - Acura TL Man
Take it to the dealer ASAP...before you hit 100,000 miles. They'll cover it before 100K, but not after 100K. A new transmission is about $4000. - Visitor
Heres what you need to do: 1. Visit http://owners.acura.com/Maintenance/Recalls.aspx 2. Put in your VIN and click submit 3. You should then see 2 recalls for your vehicle. The second recall "2000-03 TRANS WARRANTY EXT" is expired so you will not be able to use it. The first recall "00-04 CL & TL A/T RECALL" is still active and have heard it has no expiration date. If the car is having problems changing gears then this recall might work for you. If it says "Fixed" under status then you might not be able to use it, it needs to say "Open", but it wont hurt to talk to your dealer about it. 4. Just go to your dealer and tell them your car is having problems changing gears from and keeps slipping from 2 to 1. And MAKE SURE YOU LET THEM KNOW ABOUT THE RECALL or they will try to charge you for a new/rebuild transmission. They will take pictures of the transmission and send them to Acura headquarters where they will approve or deny your recall claim. If it is approved, they will send the dealership a rebuild transmission for your car. Takes about less than a week to complete the whole process. - ahmadh456