10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 1
Average Mileage:
40,890 miles

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problem #15

Apr 012002

TL

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission downshifts randomly in automatic, or will not upshift. In sport shift mode, transmission may refuse to upshift or downshift when supposed to and will only shift after repeated tries. Also in auto, transmission will sometimes temporarily shift completely out of gear then back in.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #14

Mar 252002

TL

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission failed when merging into a busy highway from a complete stop. This is very dangerous.

- Weston, FL, USA

problem #13

Aug 282002

TL

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The transmission had been exhibing some shifting problems a few days leading up to the failure. When it failed, it would not shift up to 3rd gear. I tried to turn the car around to head to the dealer and was momentarily unable to shift into drive or reverse because it would not engage. After about 5 tries I was able to shift into reverse and then back into drive and limped the car to the nearest parking lot where I waited for a tow truck. Had this happened on a highway it might have been much more serious. I have heard of people with a cl or TL (same transmission) that have had their transmission fail when doing 60+ mph and it shifts down into 2nd without warning. Very dangerous!

- Churchville, PA, USA

problem #12

Aug 282002

TL

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Near accident because at high speed car dropped into 2nd gear causing loss of control. Very scary!!!

- Watertown, MA, USA

problem #11

Aug 012002

TL

  • miles
Dangerously faulty transmission caused me to crash vehicle, slipped into "park" at high speeds on freeway locking-up tires. Faulty rotors/brake pads cause steering wheel to "shimmy" at braking.

- Midway City, CA, USA

problem #10

Dec 152001

TL

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Kings Park, NY, USA

problem #9

Apr 162002

TL

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission will start to slip out of gear, starting from 2 to 5th. Contacted dealer, and the dealer was not willing to do anything.*akdealer told consumer to bring vehicle in. After inspection, it was determined the transmission needed replacing. A rebuilt transmission was put into vehicle.

- Mariotta, GA, USA

problem #8

Mar 252002

TL

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Weston, FL, USA

problem #7

Mar 082002

(reported on)

TL

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #6

Mar 022002

TL

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Trandimission failure is known problem per dealer but Acura has not indicated a recall situation.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #5

Feb 252002

TL

  • miles
Acura has defective transmission design.. they needs to recall all transmission or have a lifetime warranty replacement on part/labor on this kind of transmission.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #4

Feb 252002

TL

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #3

Feb 262002

(reported on)

TL

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- San Marino, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 222002

TL

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 272001

TL

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission failure in a high speed can cause major accident on the freeway (dangerous).

- La Palma, CA, USA