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NHTSA — Wheels Problems 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.


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2003 Acura TL wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Acura TL Owner Comments

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The carelessness of the workers completing construction on interstate 275. I have had to replace two high performance tires; due to a screw which caused my tire to blow with the first tire on the interstate at 4:45 am, had to spend $266.46 to replace tire. Then a week and a half later while driving on the same interstate going to work had to replace another tire due to a nail, another $200. I think it is the responsibility of dot to make sure all screws and nails are cleared off the interstate since people are having to travel in order to get to work each day. To have to pay over $400, in a week and half; money that I don't have it is taking a toll on me financially. I think dot needs to step up and take responsibility for all the loose nails and screws being left on the interstate.

- Lutz, FL, USA

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