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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,000 miles

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2010 Acura TL transmission problems

transmission problem

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2010 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 042010


  • 65,000 miles


Transmission slipping in traffic with multiple close calls to accidents from behind. I am original owner and have kept perfect maintenance of auto. Transmission is failing on every shift between 1st 2nd 3rd gears when warm. Safety issue is when people from behind think I am accelerating yet I am stalled. The fix is $4,000+. this is a patterned problem with all 2002 2003 Acura Tls. Old part can be made available if necessary for NHTSA.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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