1999 Acura TL
Problems & Complaints
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.
Worst 1999 TL Problems by Category
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- transmission problems2NHTSA complaints: 29
- engine problems1NHTSA complaints: 24
- electrical problemsNHTSA: 54
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 9
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 9
- steering problemsNHTSA: 8
- brakes problemsNHTSA: 6
- seat belts / air bags problemsNHTSA: 6
- interior accessories problemsNHTSA: 5
- wheels / hubs problemsNHTSA: 5
- body / paint problemsNHTSA: 5
- exterior accessories problemsNHTSA: 5
- exhaust system problemsNHTSA: 4
- lights problemsNHTSA: 3
- suspension problemsNHTSA: 2
- windows / windshield problemsNHTSA: 2
- fuel system problemsNHTSA: 2
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