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Most Common Acura Problems

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 w...
The Acura MDX 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 ill...
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 i...
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6 Known Acura Brakes Problems

Some vehicles may develop a soft, low brake pedal. Our technicians tell us this condition may be caused by a faulty vehicle stability assist (VSA) modular control unit. If this is the case replacem...
The 2004-2014 Acura TSX has brake caliper issues, which are known for causing vibration and grinding noises at all times. The brake rotor is a disk that sits between two brake pads. The brake pads...
The 1999-2008 Acura TL has brake caliper issues, which are known for causing vibration and grinding noises at all times. The brake rotor is a disk that sits between two brake pads. The brake pads ...

16 Known Acura Drive Train Problems

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 w...
The Acura MDX 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 ill...
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 i...

17 Known Acura Electrical & Lights Problems

The Airbag (SRS) warning light may illuminate due to one or more failed sensors. Our technicians recommend complete diagnoses of any stored fault codes because these sensors can be very expensive t...
The main relay, which supplies power to the fuel pump, can fail. The engine will crank but fail to start (or start intermittently).
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.

13 Known Acura Engine Problems

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 nois...
A loud squealing noise on high mileage cars can be confused with a loose fan belt. The distributor should be inspected because it can seize, which can cause the timing belt to slip resulting in ser...
The 1990-2000 Acura Integra, all models, is known for premature alternator bearing failure. The alternator shaft bearing alerts of mechanical failure by making a howling or grinding noise, but othe...

29 Known Acura Exhaust & Emissions Problems

The exhaust recirculation valve (EGR) on the 1996-2012 Acura RL may fail, causing: Illumination of the check engine light OBD trouble codes P0401 and P1491 Rough idle Reduced fuel economy Engi...
The exhaust recirculation valve (EGR) on the 2002-2017 Acura MDX may fail, causing: Illumination of the check engine light OBD trouble codes P0401 and P1491 Rough idle Reduced fuel economy Eng...
The exhaust recirculation valve (EGR) on the 1995-2014 Acura TL may fail, causing: Illumination of the check engine light OBD trouble codes P0401 and P1491 Rough idle Reduced fuel economy Engi...

0 Known Acura Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

3 Known Acura Maintenance Problems

The starter motor used on the 1995-2006 Acura TL frequently fails on vehicles around 125,000 miles. It may help prolong the life of the starter to service the starter to ensure the connections are...
The starter motor used on the 1996-2006 Acura RL frequently fails on vehicles around 125,000 miles. It may help prolong the life of the starter to service the starter to ensure the connections are...
The starter motor used on the 1990-1995 Acura Legend frequently fails on vehicles around 125,000 miles. It may help prolong the life of the starter to service the starter to ensure the connections...

4 Known Acura Miscellaneous Problems

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.
Acura issued a recall on a number of 2005 vehicles because the gas tanks were improperly manufactured and could leak in the event of a crash. It is unclear if all the fuel fill issues are related t...
The fuel door may not open correctly at times. This may be caused by a lack of clearance between the fuel door and the release latch. The common repair is to slightly trim the top of the fuel door ...

1 Known Acura Suspension & Steering Problem

A faulty tire pressure sensor may cause illumination of the low tire warning light even if tire pressure are correct. If this condition occurs the affected sensor(s) should be replaced.

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Known Acura Problems & Complaints

Automatic transmission problems are common and these transmissions have high failure rates. Acura has voluntarily extended the warranty on many of its automatic transmissions, so be sure to check ...
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.
Acura issued a recall on a number of 2005 vehicles because the gas tanks were improperly manufactured and could leak in the event of a crash. It is unclear if all the fuel fill issues are related t...
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 nois...
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 i...
The exhaust recirculation valve (EGR) on the 1996-2012 Acura RL may fail, causing: Illumination of the check engine light OBD trouble codes P0401 and P1491 Rough idle Reduced fuel economy Engi...
The Acura MDX 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 ill...
The Airbag (SRS) warning light may illuminate due to one or more failed sensors. Our technicians recommend complete diagnoses of any stored fault codes because these sensors can be very expensive t...
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 w...
The 1995-2006 Acura TL commonly has issues with the fuel pump and fuel injection relays. These relays send power to the fuel pump and fuel injectors when the key is turned to the “ON” ...
Acura extended the warranty due to numerous issues with the automatic transmission. Problems with the automatic transmission may make the car undrivable and can result in costly repairs.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an EVAP system fault. Commonly this is caused by the failure of one of the EVAP control valves.
The 1996-2006 Acura RL may have issues with the fuel pump and fuel injection relays. These relays send power to the fuel pump and fuel injectors when the key is turned to the “ON” posi...
The Acura 3.2CL 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 i...
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