NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,304 miles

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1996 Acura TL transmission problems

transmission problem

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1996 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 242007

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,569 miles


The contact owns a 1996 Acura 2.5 TL. The vehicle was serviced at the repair shop for a dead battery. The repair shop advised that the vehicle would not shift into gear. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id 99V227000 (power train: Automatic transmission). The current and failure mileages were 56,569. Returned usps, 2nd attempt made 07/24/07 failed.,

- Ft. Worth, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 201999

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40 miles
The problem is: At certain combinations of RPM and speed, the engine labors. It causes excessive vibrations, which continue until either the speed or RPM is changed. It is not related to traveling up or down an incline. Taken to Acura dealership several times and they stated they were unable to reproduce the problem but noted that it shifted hard on 1-2 upshift and flushed the transmission system. This did not fix the vibration. When I took the car back in for same problem they stated the front brake rotors were warped and replaced front brake rotors and pads. Took car back to dealership with same problem again and the tires were then balanced. Problem continued so I determined they couldn't find the problem and gave up.

- Trussville, AL, USA

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