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Trunk Release Stopped Working Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague 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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
72,621 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace trunk actuator (1 reports)
2002 Acura TL accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2002 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 232007

TL S Type V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,621 miles


Discovered there was no way to open the trunk when the actuator failed, because there isn't even a way to open w/ a key from the outside! What a major pain!

- , Hixson, TN, USA

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