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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,760 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1997 Acura TL transmission problems

transmission problem

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1997 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 171998

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


Automatic transmission keeps popping when changing gears. Brought back for service when under warranty. Transmission fluid was flushed. Problem went away for a month. After a month problem would arise again. This has been going on since purchase of vehicle. I friend was the same model, has the same problem.

- Port Arthur, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 282002

TL 6-cyl

  • 81,519 miles
Transmission failure on my 97 Acura 3.2tl

- Kansas City, MO, USA

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