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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,180 miles

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2004 Acura TL transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Acura TL Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Feb 152004

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles


No accident tires, over drive, quick to pull to the right is a big saftey fault. I feel there are all problems related to the horsepower, front wheel drive, transmission, and humming and vibration through out the car and most notable at speeds between 50-60mph.

- Pompano Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 252004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
New Acura TL. Vibration at most speeds; odd shifting of the automatic transmission. Reported to ed voyles (dealer). One service (rebalance tires) didn't help. Talked w/ fred at Acura carland (friend's dealer), who supsects a fix for this and many other issues. Fred reports that most owners report similar (and additional) problems.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #2

Feb 122004

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6 miles
Severe vibration at most speeds, particularly in the 40 - 60 mph range.

- Newton, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 162004

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
Vehicle vibration at constant speeds in the range a) 30-40 mph; and B) 50-60 mph; this vibration in the vehicle creates an aversion to drive with the vibration and therefore exceed these speed limits although the local speed limits posted may be lower.

- Edison, NJ, USA

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