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Acura TL repairs by problem area

Engine (20%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 1491 repairs.
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Acura TL repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

< $100 (9%)

Chart based on 504 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

Acura TL problems by year

before 2001 (10%)

2002 - 2003 (12%)

2004 - 2006 (42%)

2007 - 2008 (25%)

2009 - 2011 (5%)

2012 - 2014 (5%)

Chart based on 1494 repair trips.
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Personal Experiences of the Acura TL

Acura TL Personal Experiences: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 305-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I previously drove a 2003 Acura CL-Type S and was very pleased with its performance and reliability...this vehicle never stranded me and required very little repairs in addition to regular maintenance items. I would expect my new TL to have similar traits full 2010 Acura TL review
2008 4dr Sedan 258-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I bought this car in 2012 with 26,500 miles on it. I now (June 2016) have about 92K miles. I bought it because I liked the looks and I was looking for a reliable car. I think this car could do 200K miles with no problem, given recommended maintenance, llike a new timing belt at 100K. I just put my second set of tires on it. It has needed only routine maintenance - oil changes, brakes, tires. Things I'm not crazy about: the a/c-heater controls are poorly laid out; I frequently have to take my eyes off the road to make sure I'm pressing the right button. The nav system is a bit fussy, but then it's a ten-year old design. The right front seat has a split in the leather and will have to be replaced. The car takes me from point A to Point B dependably, but it has no sex appeal and isn't a fun-to-drive car. It's not exciting. It won't turn heads! It's great basic transportation. It does everything it's supposed to do very well - goes, stops, turns. As I said, it could easily do 200K miles. I've had it up to 100 for short bursts witih no complaints and no concerns. I've driven it 400-500 miles and 6-8 hours over a weekend. full 2008 Acura TL review
2008 4dr Sedan 258-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Owned a 2000 3.2 TL. Never a problem. Great build quality full 2008 Acura TL review
2007 4dr Sedan 286-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
Its comforable at high speeds and long drives full 2007 Acura TL review
2006 4dr Sedan 258-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Have owned Acuras for 15 years; current vehicle had an air conditioning issue that required two trips to dealer to resolve. Dealer bent over backwards to resolve issue, including a loaner (new TSX) for four days. Still totally satisfied with an Acura. full 2006 Acura TL review
2006 4dr Sedan 258-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
My first TL was a 2002. Even though I had heard horror stories about the transmission I never had a problem. full 2006 Acura TL review
2006 4dr Sedan 258-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
EXCELLENT VEHICLE full 2006 Acura TL review
2006 4dr Sedan 258-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Owned a 2003 Honda Accord which was great but was totaled. Looked at and purchased the Acura TL due to postive experience with Honda, who owns Acura. full 2006 Acura TL review
2002 4dr Sedan 260-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
We purchased a 1988 Acura Legend, Type S, 2 door sport coupe in 1993 and kept it until we purchased this 2002 Acura in 2004. We gave the 88 to our son. We loved our 88 Acura so much that we shopped for another Acura when we went looking for a "new" car full 2002 Acura TL review
Acura TL Personal Experiences: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2003 4dr Sedan 260-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
My Acura TL had a major component failure (transmission). After it was rebuilt it shifts too firmly/harshly. full 2003 Acura TL review
2003 4dr Sedan 260-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Premature transmission failure #2 @105,000. full 2003 Acura TL review
 

Acura TL Problems and Repair Histories

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