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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
200,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1996 Acura TL transmission problems

transmission problem

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1996 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 312010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles


Well, I had this car for about one month before the transmission started slipping..and I must say, considering that the car was 14 years old I'm not all that surprised...But wow what an amazing car it was..Notice i said WAS...The car started jerking and ramping up before it actually kicked into gear..and when it finally kick into gear it made this loud metal slamming sound...Oh and I almost forgot while coming up on a stop light I hit the brakes and the pedal went to the floor, not stopping the car for about ten feet but finally engaged after I almost lost my mind...or life, says my girlfriend..she's right!..But other than that I loved, loved, this car. It was by far the best car I've ever owned..I plan on upgrading to an RL3.5 great reviews for them and I've driven one..PS the car got wrecked.

- , Tallahassee, FL, USA

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