CarComplaints.com 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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2002 Acura TL body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 152001

TL

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Center console latch does not work properly. When hitting a bump top comes open and hits arm which causes consumer to lose control of vehicle. Have not contacted dealer.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 022001

TL

  • miles
Console latch system would fail to lock in place. Would keep popping open whenever a bump or crack in road was hit. Would hit driver's elbow when this happened.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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