Brake Failure

2001 Acura TL

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Acura dealer. 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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
1,400 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace master brake cylinder (1 reports)
2001 Acura TL brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 222001

(reported on)


  • 1,400 miles


After having this new car for a month, the brakes failed to work while on the way to work. Had to veer off the road and onto an embankment to avoid other vehicles. The car took substantial damage because it ran over a very large branch on the side of the road. The day after the accident, the dealership reported that the 'front right' and 'rear left' brakes were not working properly. Four days after the accident, they reported that the problem was with the 'master brake cylinder'. The cost for this incident has not been finalized. We expect the dealership to cover all costs. Depending on the damage report, we may ask for a refund or a replacement vehicle. If we encounter resistance, then a lawyer may become involved. If damage isn't that bad, then we still want to get the car inspected through a third-party.

- , West Chester, PA, US

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