Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The 1999-2003 Acura TL has a known & widespread defect with the transmission.

Honda fixed some vehicles with a recall in 2004 by changing the oil cooler return line. To settle a class action lawsuit in 2006, Honda extended the transmission warranty on some of these Acura TL's to 93 months / 109,000 miles.

Now these vehicles are past the warranty limit, so buyer beware.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
113,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace transmission (1 reports)
2000 Acura TL transmission problems

transmission problem

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2000 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 022010

TL 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,000 miles


Apparently Honda in a class action lawsuit agreed to extend warranty on defective transmission for 7.75 years or 100,000 miles whichever come first. I am outside that warranty and only realized now the transmission had defects. Had I know about the defective transmission I would have traded the car some time ago. Now I have a used

vehicle with worth maybe $5000 that needs a new $4000 transmission. I am still under the mileage limit but Acura advised it will give nothing towards a new transmission.

- , Micanoppy, FL, USA

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