2015 Acura TLX miscellaneous NHTSA complaints: Unknown Or Other

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CarComplaints.com Notes: 2015 Acura TLX owners just want a transmission that can get from 1st to 5th gear without feeling like a washing machine full of bricks. A class-action lawsuit wants answers for why the car’s transmission jerks and hesitates just months after the transmissions were recalled and replaced for not being able to shift into park.


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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,550 miles

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2015 Acura TLX Owner Comments

problem #10

Jan 172017


  • 22,500 miles


The transmission is extremely jumpy, all of the warning lights come on and flash, along with the engine will power down temporarily. For example one time I was going approx 50mph and it powered down to about 30 mph on the freeway. All of the warning lights start flashing, I pulled over turned the car off and then restarted it. The warning lights remained flashing but the engine functioned but the transmission still was jerky. This was happened at least 5 separate times and we have had it in service with Acura several times and each time they try to fix the same complaints with a different fix. Most recently we had it in for repair for a week, we got it back, drove it 200 miles and the same error happened. Acura finally agreed to replace the transmission and I just picked it back up on 1/6/17 and the same error and transmission issue occurred today. We have notified the dealership, the nmvb, Acura customer relations, and now we are reaching out to the NHTSA. We do not feel safe in this vehicle and we are afraid that the transmission will idle down again on the freeway but maybe in a lane that we cannot immediately pull over safely.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #9

Oct 062015


  • miles
Transmission replacement within the first 1500 miles on the car. No fix for trans issue. Still having simialr problem with new transmission. Front left strut needed to be replaced as well. I have all documents if needed and have a lemon law lawyer court date is 12/8/16.

- Royersford, PA, USA

problem #8

Dec 162015


  • 2,900 miles
2015 black Acura Tlx financed via lease option with a local dealer (fountain Acura, 8703 orange blossom trail, orlando, fl 32809). Since I leased this vehicle back in September of 2015; I have had the below issues: *noise in the driver's seat with displacement. The car seat had to be replaced by the dealer per my request; however, after being replaced it still noises out of the normal and does not operate as smooth as the other seats. Not to mention scratches I noticed inside the car due to the installation of the new seat. *loud noise in the vehicle transmission. Vehicle was delivered to me without a spare tire, which I didn┐T notice until a few days ago after doing my own research because the dealer never advised the vehicle didn┐T come with a spare tire. Vehicle presents very rough and high increments in the speed after making normal accelerations. Which make myself and my family members feel seriously unsafe as far as being able to control the car. After presenting all these issues and a formal claim to fountain Acura and their sales personnel; they have failed to provide me with a solution to my problems just arguing that ┐that is the way the car runs and there is nothing they can do about it┐. I have sent a formal complaint via mail to both their headquarters in torrance, ca and in tokyo, Japan. This vehicle is not safe at all with all the issues it has and I refuse to have to keep it for the remaining time of the lease. Acura should definitely do something to fix this problems or take this car out of the market.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #7

Aug 132015


  • 5,000 miles


Yes, you guys are on point! I had my 2015 Tlx V4 advanced pack. And every single complaint I read on here I have! this is very nerve wrecking! I took in my Acura two weeks ago to sherman oaks center Acura, where I originally purchased the vahicle and explained everything that I was experiencing; E.I. jerks, sudden revs, delayed upshift/downshift. The repair center personnel advised me that the vehicle just needed a "simple software update" and that not to be alarmed because Acura will have future updates. So when I went to pick up my car I noticed that the car felt as though I was driving my girlfriend's 10 year old corolla. The car is a F*** piece of S*** I tell you! it lags more and he vibrates too much! this is a safety hazard!

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #6

Sep 262015


  • miles
Purchased a brand new vehicle in September'15 and since day one I have been experiencing vibrations during highway commute. The car has been serviced 5 times so far the vibration has actually been made far worse then what they used to be. The seats, the seat buckle, even my child car seat vibrates/shakes when driving. The vibration can be felt all over the body when driving. The vibration is soo bad now, that the car is unsafe to drive on a highway.

- Des Plaines, IL, USA

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problem #5

Dec 082015


  • 16,000 miles
This car is a total lemon - do not purchase. I have had this car to the dealer 9 times in 12 months for non routine maintenance issues and it is getting towed there again today. Myriad of issues from lack of brakes to jerking transmission to flat out won't start. I purchased an Acura for a reliable car and that is most certainly not what I own now. I have an open case with Acura corporate but the dealer (pohanka Acura, chantilly va) will not stand behind the vehicles they sell. Buyer beware of this car!!

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #4

Oct 092015


  • miles


I leased the 2015 Tlx in January 2015. I had to take the car back in within the first two weeks because when I would come to a complete stop, the car would lurch forward. I was told by the dealership the first time that it was due to "the wheels realigning". I took the car back in within one month (February) for the same issues, in which the dealership kept the car for at least 2 weeks. Having been told that they couldn't replicate the problem, I found an article online of a class action lawsuit filed in California for the exact problem I am having. After alerting the dealership of this problem, they contacted Acura/Honda to learn of a "computer software update" which was completed on my vehicle. The car worked fine for about a month before the problem started again. I have had to take this car back to the dealership 4 times since I leased the car in January, where a "software update" is completed on my car. The problem is ongoing and I have my 5th appointment scheduled for next Friday, October 16, 2015. I have advised the dealership and my salesperson that I'm not comfortable in this car and do not plan on continuing to bring my car in every few weeks for a temporary fix.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #3

Sep 222015


  • 8,500 miles
On both days Sept 22 and Sept 23, 2015, as I was driving, I was sitting in traffic at a stop light waiting for it to turn green. Just as the light turned green and everyone started to move forward, my car shut down. An ediston bulb popped up on the dash, yellow color, and the words "shift to park" but it disappeared within 2 secs. I immediately shifted to park and restarted the car. The car restarted and I was able to move forward. I am taking the car back into the dealer today. I also have the jerky transmission, the sudden surge when shifting from park to drive or reverse, the delay in the acceleration. A couple months ago, I was making a right turn into oncoming traffic. The car moved forward but then suddenly stopped tho the rpms went up but it wouldn't move. I immediately shifted out of drive into neutral and slipped it back into drive and proceeded okay. I have intermittent garage remote. When using the downshift paddle, the car speeds up which didn't happen in the beginning. There are other issues with the car and they are the same as everyone's. another time my car wouldn't start and it took 20 mins and tried the two different keys plus the manual key in the door but the car wouldn't start. I was in my garage. All the lights came on, the controls, the bluetooth, stereo, etc. Except the engine. I was unable to turn off the car lights and dash. There was nothing I could do to reset the car. I called Acura and they were sending a tow truck to jump start the car. I said that the battery is brand new. After a while, the car finally started about 20 mins later and I called and cancelled the tow truck. The dealer said they couldn't find anything wrong with the car. But MDX has many reports of this same problem but the dealer wouldn't fix my car so this wouldn't happen again. It hasn't reoccurred and I hope it doesn't in an area or time outside of my home.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 132015


  • 600 miles
Transmission is very jerky at low speeds when cold and hits a hard shift between 2nd to 3rd gear. All other gear changes are unnoticeable however 2nd going to 3rd always shifts hard. Read online and other owners are having the same issue. Despite the fact that certain cars are being recalled for transmission issues, all Tlxs should be checked

- Duarte, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 292014


  • miles
Reflection rear view mirrors ac vent. Also abnormal shifts low speed

- Washington, DC, USA

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