hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

The NHTSA is the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints can be spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem. See the Back button — blue bar at the very top of the page — to explore more.

Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 Acura TL:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

problem #2

Dec 012007

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 126,000 miles
Check engine light came on code reading PO470 which Acura says its means transmission torque converter. This is the second failure and only 12K miles from a recheck up by Acura on the transmission saying the metal flakes in the case are normal. I think there is a cover up to these bad transmissions. There are numerous posts from consumers with the same issues. Acura capped the transmission warranty even though the replacement fails the same way and the same gear.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 152002

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
Transmission on my 2002 acuta TL-S has been replaced on two occassions. I have no reason to beleive that this problem has been corrected, the 3rd replacement transmission is now mis-shifing at highway speeds. Dealer nor Acura has provided any explanation as to why this model vehicle needs so many transmission replacements.

- Tappan, NY, USA