2001 Acura TL
This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Acura dealer.
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.
- Typical Repair Cost:
- Average Mileage:
- 151,650 miles
- Total Complaints:
- 8 complaints
Most Common Solutions:
- not sure (6 reports)
- replace transmission (2 reports)
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A D V E R T I S E M E N T S
Was driving in cruise control 75 mph on the highway, and slowed down to avoid debris on the road. Upon trying to accelerate I felt no power and the car felt like it was in neutral. Thinking I put the car in neutral by mistake I looked at the gearshift and sure enough I was still in D5.......I then looked at the dashboard to see the D5 light blinking, then the engine light came on along with tcs light. I pulled into the breakdown lane turned off the car and smelled an awful smell and the car began smoking heavily.
When I turned on the car again to try to drive no gear would work couldn't go forward or back. I bought the car with 90,000 miles and it was already on it's 2nd transmission so I thought this one would've lasted but lo and behold it didn't. I was quoted over $4,000 to replace and the car at the time was worth less than that, so I had to part with it. Great car if not for the transmission issue.
- xceleron, Brockton, US