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NHTSA — Structure: Body Problems

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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,333 miles

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2002 Acura TL body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012014

TL

  • 73,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall I was in a car accident in June of 2014. I was pulling away from a stop sign. As I was driving a Suburban (believe) turned in front of me. Tried to get out of the way but didn't quite make it. I hit the side or back of his vehicle. I felt like I hit a brick wall with my face. That was my face hitting the air bag.I was on the service road leaving the mall. I don't think the date I wrote in on this form is correct. I'm not sure of the day.

- Leesburg, VA, USA

problem #2

Jul 152001

TL

  • miles
Center console latch does not work properly. When hitting a bump top comes open and hits arm which causes consumer to lose control of vehicle. Have not contacted dealer.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 022001

TL

  • miles
Console latch system would fail to lock in place. Would keep popping open whenever a bump or crack in road was hit. Would hit driver's elbow when this happened.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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