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2004 Acura TL repairs by problem area

Chart based on 149 repairs.

2004 Acura TL repair cost distribution

Chart based on 62 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2004 Acura TL 4dr Sedan

270-horsepower 3.2L V6 6-speed manual FWD

Acura TL in California, United States
Jul 2006 - Mar 2015
Nov 2006

43000 mi
Noticed high pitched noise from the engine compartment at engine speeds above idle. The problem was diagnosed as a power steering pump issue. A replacement pump was ordered, and was installed on a later trip, which solved the problem. Covered by warranty. 
May 2008

75000 mi
The driver side window was very noisy when rolled up or down. The motor was replaced under extended warranty. 
Feb 2009

89000 mi
Driver's door power lock failed - the actuator was replaced under extended warranty. 
Mar 2015

175000 mi

US $600
Power steering pump was noisy and aerating fluid; replaced pump. 
Acura TL in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2006 - Mar 2013
Apr 2007

32000 mi
side view mirror noise when car is put in reverse. 
Acura TL in California, United States
Dec 2006 - Jun 2015
May 2008

61000 mi
APP sensor was busted. (Accelerator Pedal Pressure) hence Engine light, with VSA and ... 
Aug 2009

76000 mi
Air conditioner and blower stopped working on a hot Saturday. Took it in to a dealer. They said some transistor is busted. changed it and gave back car on Monday 
May 2011

96000 mi

US $400
Power steering fluid pump burnt out. Replaced. 
Acura TL in California, United States
Sep 2006 - Mar 2010
Feb 2007

40000 mi
Worn brake pads - replaced pads and rotors. Normal wear item, but not in your list of normal wear items. 40,000 miles is probably about right. Brembos combined with dealer labor made the job a bit pricey. Also replaced battery (bad cell, covered as CPO 

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2004 Acura TL 4dr Sedan

270-horsepower 3.2L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Acura TL in Utah, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2008

36000 mi
Telltale and Illumination Bulbs in console and dash board are burning out. Wanted them replaced, but cost would have been many hundreds of dollars in labor to get to the bulbs. Stupid design doesn't allow for bulb replacemenet in console or dash. 
Acura TL in New York, United States
Jun 2006 - Jun 2015
Sep 2007

27000 mi
Problem: Grinding noise during braking. Rear Brakes locking when leaving garage, Diagnoses: Severely rusted rear rotors causing severely scored rotors and pads. 
Dec 2007

28000 mi

US $550
Rotors rusted and scored, owner replaced rotors and pads. 
Jun 2010

32000 mi
Yaw sensor bad, causing unexpected random wheel lock-up when VSA was engaged. 
Acura TL in Colorado, United States
Jul 2006 - Sep 2008
Apr 2007

36000 mi
Bluetooth handsfree system failed and required an entire new unit. Replaced per TSB under warranty. 
Acura TL in Illinois, United States
Jun 2006 - Jun 2014
Feb 2007

32000 mi
Brought in car for a flat tire. I asked them again if they could do anything about my squeeky brakes. They had previously ground the rotors or something like that twice which only resolved the issue for about a week each time. I got a call later that 
Jul 2010

85000 mi

US $90
Both side view mirrors had yellow stains on them. Probably caused by the heated mirror option.. They just put mirrors with adhesive on the back of them over the standard mirrors. Not cost effective to fully replace.  
Nov 2010

90000 mi
Car was making a loud noise that sounded like a bad belt after it had been idle overnight. An "O-ring"? for the power steering had broken and was letting air in the power steering line which was causing the noise. Dealer repaired for free. 
Mar 2014

143000 mi

US $800
The motor that runs the windshield washer pump blew. Changing the spark plug would instantly blow the plug. They had to order the part twice. Wrong part the first time. 
May 2014

146000 mi

US $1800
Went in for a flat tire and was told that not only did all 4 tires need to be replaced, but all 4 struts also were in very bad shape. They had caused "dipping" in the tires. The car has had this issue for years. Struts were original. 
Jun 2014

146000 mi
Transmission was blown and quoted 6k to repair. Instead sold car to Acura for 1.5k 

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2004 Acura TL 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

Acura TL in Florida, United States
Jun 2006 - Mar 2010
Feb 2007

41000 mi
Rattle behind memory seat buttons. They tried to fix the door panel twice, and then this time replaced parts of the door panel. Still rattling glove box rattled, ordered parts and fixed it. 
Mar 2007

43000 mi
Rattle in Driver door panel around memory seat buttons Clutch squeaks when fully depressed and clicks at the top of the pedal travel 

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2004 Acura TL 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Acura TL in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

58900 mi
transmission died 

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2004 Acura TL Repair Histories

154 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2004 Acura TL. 66 of these members (42.9%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 149 repairs to 2004 Acura TLs--an average of 1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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