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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 1990-2001 Acura Integra, all models, has a known issue with ignition distributor shaft bearing failure, which causes: Failure to start Engine randomly misfires Check Engine Light Illuminat...

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

The 2002-2006 Acura RSX engine oil pressure sensor is known to leak from normal operation. More information about the oil pressure sensor here. To correct the leak, the sensor must be inspected, ...
The 2016-2017 Acura ILX engine oil pressure sensor may leak from normal operation. More information about the oil pressure sensor here. To correct the leak, the sensor must be inspected, properly...
The 2004-2014 Acura TSX engine oil pressure sensor is known to leak from normal operation. More information about the oil pressure sensor here. To correct the leak, the sensor must be inspected, ...
The Check Engine Light may illuminate with a stored code P2422. Our technicians tell us this can be caused by spider webs in the EVAP system charcoal canister vent hose. Acura has made available a ...
The Check Engine Light may illuminate because a valve in the emission control system stops functioning correctly. requiring replacement.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate because the hydraulic valve that controls the engine valve timing stops functioning correctly. A failed engine timing valve will require replacement.
The clutch in the torque converter can fail, allowing debris to circulate throughout the automatic transmission.
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 hood may flutter or vibrate at freeway speeds. Acura has made a revised rear hood seal available which should eliminate this problem.
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...
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.
The Acura TLX may have issues with the idle air control system, causing: Erratic/bouncing idle Poor fuel mileage Illumination of the check engine light OBD trouble code P0505 Engine stal...
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 Acura ZDX may have issues with the idle air control system, causing: Erratic/bouncing idle Poor fuel mileage Illumination of the check engine light OBD trouble code P0505 Engine stal...
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