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Acura TL Problems

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Most Common Acura TL 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...
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 green "Drive" light on the dashboard tends to burn out, requiring replacement of the burned out bulb.
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1 Known Acura TL Brakes Problem

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 ...

2 Known Acura TL 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...
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 ...

4 Known Acura TL Electrical & Lights Problems

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

0 Known Acura TL Engine Problems

4 Known Acura TL Exhaust & Emissions Problems

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...
The 1998-2014 Acura TL commonly has problems with the EVAP canister vent solenoid. It stops responding to commands to open and close, and the following occurs: Illumination of the check engine lig...
The Acura TL 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 stall...

0 Known Acura TL Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

1 Known Acura TL Maintenance Problem

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...

1 Known Acura TL Miscellaneous Problem

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.

0 Known Acura TL Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known Acura TL 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 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 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 1998-2014 Acura TL commonly has problems with the EVAP canister vent solenoid. It stops responding to commands to open and close, and the following occurs: Illumination of the check engine lig...
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 TL 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 stall...
The 1999-2003 Acura 3.2TL uses an ignition switch that commonly fails, causing: Failure to start Engine stalling randomly Intermittent battery power The ignition switch works by receiving po...
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 ...
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...
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” ...
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 life...
The green "Drive" light on the dashboard tends to burn out, requiring replacement of the burned out bulb.
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.
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