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2004 Acura TL repairs by problem area

Engine (17%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 158 repairs.

2004 Acura TL repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (33%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (10%)

Chart based on 67 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

Engine not specified

Acura TL in California, United States
Dec 2013 - Feb 2014
Feb 2014

139000 mi
speedometer and gas guage worked intemittently. 
Acura TL in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008

42000 mi
Hands free link phone system stopped working 

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2004 Acura TL 4dr Sedan

270-horsepower 3.2L V6 6-speed manual FWD

Acura TL in Ohio, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

68000 mi

US $470
Serpentine belt and pulley adjusted. Battery replaced. 
Nov 2009

69000 mi

US $300
Serpentine belt tensioner pulley wear damaging belt. New pulley and belt installed. 
Aug 2010

78000 mi

US $38
Loose heat shield. Repair lasted one week, must take in again. 
Acura TL in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2016
Feb 2009

46000 mi

US $220
Driver side CV Joint needed replacement- was making a clicking noise when turning. Only would click if it was cold out, and only for the first 15 minutes of driving - after that it warmed up enough and would not click. 
Mar 2012

68000 mi

US $300
Right CV Joint was replaced again (2nd time) - it was clicking when I turn. This appears to be the achilles heel of this car. 
Dec 2013

80000 mi
The VSA light came on. It turned out to be a $650 yaw sensor had gone and the part is on backorder indefinitely. I was not too concerned since whenever it gets slippery I turn off the traction control any ways - handles better without it. 
Dec 2014

86000 mi

US $645
Headlights replaced, then had to return to have igniter (ballast) and wiring replaced on one side because light would go out after being on for a little bit. Sway bar links and bushings replaced (in rear). 
Acura TL in Virginia, United States
Mar 2013 - Sep 2013
Apr 2013

108000 mi

US $300
Replace both front shocks. L side was completely collapsed. Replaced torn rubber compliance bushings. 
May 2013

108000 mi

US $150
Replaced accelerator pedal position sensor. Problem was hesitation at startup. Cleaned throttle body throat. 
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 Virginia, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

80000 mi

US $200
Took car in for rear sub rattle and heavy clutch feel...the rear sub requires back seats to be taken out and the heavy clutch "couldn't be replicated" which I replicated as soon as I got in the car. 
Acura TL in Texas, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

173000 mi

US $250
Have taken care problem. 
Acura TL in Tennessee, United States
Apr 2009 - Sep 2012
Mar 2009

48000 mi

US $560
Replaced front pads and rotors, rear pads. 
Sep 2010

59000 mi
Went in to dealer for check engine light after reading code p2145 at autozone. Althought light was still on at dealer, dealer claimed could not replicate code 
Oct 2011

76000 mi

US $700
The day after having 4 new brake pads replaced and new rear rotors installed to fix a problem with the e brake, the drivers side rear caliper froze and needed to be replaced. I replaced the calipers in pairs. 
Dec 2011

78000 mi

US $2800
Clutch ceased to have pressure to return pedal to normal resting position, and clutch would not engage reliably. Required new slave cylinder and pressure plate (flywheel ok). Also, leaking pwr steering pump was resealed. 
Feb 2012

80500 mi
SRS light on. Code triggered indicated that the driver's seatbelt buckle was faulty. Diagnosed and replaced under lifetime seatbelt systemwarranty 
Acura TL in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2006 - Jun 2016
Jan 2010

103000 mi

US $930
Rear calipers froze up. Salt and freezing temperatures (Boston) were most likely to blame, but no real complaint after 103,000 miles on them. 
Acura TL in Oregon, United States
Nov 2007 - Dec 2014
Nov 2009

58000 mi
Power steering TSB completed, O-ring replaced to eliminate a power steering moaning at cold temperatures problem. 
Aug 2013

73000 mi

US $300
Air fuel monitoring sensor went bad resulted in a check engine light.replaced sensor and everything was fine 
Acura TL in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009 - Jun 2016
Sep 2009

96100 mi

C $285
Driver side lock actuator needed replacing & oil filler plug needed rethreading. 
Nov 2009

99200 mi

C $824
Timing belt & water pump replacement (regular maintenance) 
Jun 2010

114700 mi

C $1020
Replaced rear stabilizer links RE/RE Front brakes, pads & rotors & service calipers 
Nov 2011

133480 mi

C $130
Battery replaced because end of life 
Sep 2013

135780 mi

C $800
Complete loss of clutch. Hydraulic clutch master cylinder & assembly worn. Replaced them and problem was resolved. 
May 2015

137640 mi

C $861
No cold air from AC. Replaced high side strider valve & AC relay. Replaced front compliance bushings. Under body heat shield rusted and rattling. 
Acura TL in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2007 - Nov 2013
Nov 2008

42000 mi

US $198
1 mounting stud of flange joint that joins the left muffler to the exhaust system sheared off. Replaced muffler, flange gasket, and lock nuts.  
Jan 2013

53300 mi

US $78
Car was showing false airbag failure warning. Traced to drivers seat seat belt buckle. Latch switch had failed. 
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 
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
Apr 2012 - Jan 2015
Mar 2013

105000 mi

US $90
Went in for bi-annual smog check, car failed. Check engine light had been on for months, smog check reported P2631. That is Bank 2 Sensor 1 (between engine and radiator). 
Nov 2013

117300 mi

US $1100
The dealer found a broken engine mount and a failed seal on the power steering pump. 
Acura TL in California, United States
Mar 2015 - Apr 2015
Mar 2015

89000 mi
Dashboard developed crack over passenger side airbag. 
Acura TL in California, United States
Dec 2006 - Jun 2016
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 Minnesota, United States
Jul 2007 - Nov 2011
Oct 2008

54000 mi

US $411
Needed new pads and rotors on my front brakes. First replacement of both. 
Acura TL in Mississippi, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

206000 mi
Oxygen sensors before the catalytic convertor were malfunctioning. Bad engine mounts Bad front wheel bearings 
Acura TL in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2013 - Mar 2016
Apr 2015

101660 mi

C $1600
New struts all around. 
Aug 2015

102700 mi

C $3500
Replaced lower motor mount,  lower ball joints, upper control arms, front struts replaced. 
Mar 2016

104780 mi
New complete spring and strut assemblies. 

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2004 Acura TL 4dr Sedan

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

Acura TL in Mississippi, United States
Oct 2012 - Jul 2014
Dec 2012

109000 mi

US $298
Starter failed to spin upon ignition. Had to replace the starter as internal solenoid failed. 
Jan 2014

115500 mi

US $425
Replaced original equipment rotors and bracken pads on all 4 wheels. 
Acura TL in Louisiana, United States
May 2008 - Jul 2014
Dec 2013

65000 mi

US $600
starter motor 
Acura TL in Arizona, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2016
Mar 2013

44000 mi

US $90
Replaced hood struts. Left strut had failed and, as a result, the hood would not remain in place when opened. 
Mar 2016

53000 mi
Air conditioning not cooling properly. Evacuated system, used tracer dye to confirm there were no leaks in the system. Recharged system. Replaced rear view mirror, $227. Ball socket shim/sleeve had cracked, mirror would not stay in position. Manufacturer does not have parts available to repair, so the complete mirror was replaced. 
Acura TL in Alabama, United States
Jun 2012 - May 2015
Apr 2013

85000 mi
The dashboard is cracking in 3 spots, one over passenger airbag. This is a known issue that acura is trying to hide. 
Jun 2013

85000 mi
Defective steering o-ring, it an unknown recall, they will replace with an orange color ring.  Also, A/T vibration, they add damper. - Acura covered it. 
Acura TL in Texas, United States
Mar 2013 - Jan 2015
Apr 2013

108300 mi

US $173
Check Engine code indicated both O2 sensors were bad. Mechanic was suspicious. Replaced electrical relay. Problem solved. 
Dec 2013

114000 mi

US $200
Brake pads replaced, rotors resurfaced. 
Jan 2015

125000 mi
Before I sold it, there looked to be a small leak developing at the head gasket. Just some oil residue that I noticed. Nothing obviously causing smoke or impacting performance yet. 
Acura TL in New Jersey, United States
May 2013 - Aug 2014
Aug 2013

124300 mi

US $500
Radiator has to be replaced, seals were leaking. 
Acura TL in Florida, United States
Apr 2014 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

106000 mi

US $250
Cracked dashboard Airbag warning indicator 
Acura TL in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

128000 mi

US $800
Sway bar links were broken 
Acura TL in Colorado, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2016
Nov 2015

117000 mi

US $75
Air fuel sensor was replaced. 
Acura TL in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015 Bluetooth stopped working with no warning. Replaced fuse to no avail. Not worth it to replace in addition to exhaust valve issue. 
Acura TL in Texas, United States
Aug 2006 - Mar 2010
Apr 2006

16000 mi
Drivers seat back had a "melted" looking area on the leather. Dealership replaced the drivers seat back cover. No further issues with the seat/leather 
Dec 2007

33000 mi
Hands Free Link module was not always recognizing voice commands. Dealership replaced Hands Free module with an updated part (Per applicable HFL TSB). No other issues noted. 
Acura TL in Alabama, United States
Jan 2011 - Jan 2014
May 2011

124000 mi

US $2799
Rebuilt transmission 
Acura TL in Virginia, United States
May 2013 - Aug 2015
Nov 2013

73000 mi

US $550
driver door window actuator and driver seat belt receiver replaced 
Apr 2015

76000 mi

US $175
brake light switch failed 
Acura TL in Ohio, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2015
Dec 2014

102000 mi

US $450
Starter died. 
Acura TL in California, United States
Nov 2013 - Mar 2016
Apr 2014

119000 mi

US $1400
Water pump, timing belt, valve adjustment, tensioner, motor mount, tranny flush 
Dec 2014

125000 mi
Replaces the power steering pump on the 04 acura TL. It had been leaking and whining for about 2 years, finally ordered parts and repaired. 
Acura TL in Texas, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

146000 mi

US $1140
Replaced harmonic balancer and belt. Replace air conditioner compressor clutch. 
Acura TL in Washington, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2014
Jul 2014

98000 mi

US $1300
Replaced brake pads on all 4 wheels. SRS light on dash alerted repair personnel to replace the seat belt sensor which was on the recall list. 
Acura TL in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2013
Jul 2012

73700 mi

US $50
Rearview mirror clip had snapped...mirror was destabilized and hanging from wires. New clip was placed and mirror is now secure. Had the work done at a Honda dealership as the parts were interchangeable. 
Acura TL in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2015
Jan 2014

238000 mi
One of the top motor mounts was worn out. The rubber was just shot and making a noise. Bought a new one for around $50 and paid a friend who works at a dealership about $40 to change it. 
Jun 2014

248000 mi

US $200
Had some bad misfiring so I took it to the dealership where they replaced all my spark plugs and one coil pack that was bad. Car runs great now! 
Jun 2015

278000 mi

US $1200
Bad gas went through my motor causing all spark plugs to fail and a coil pack. Then additional grime went through and clogged up both catalytic converters and fouled my O2 sensors. Had to replace the cats and all 4 O2 sensors. 
Sep 2015

278000 mi
Transmission failed and won't shift. Still waiting to fix it because of cost and age/mileage of the car. 
Acura TL in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2010
Dec 2010

65000 mi
There was an occasional "overheated plastic smell" when heater was first turned on from day I got car that never could be diagnosed--no coolant leaks or heating issues, just a smell which did bother some people. 
Acura TL in Virginia, United States
Jan 2009 - Dec 2012
Jun 2009

60000 mi

US $300
cruise control switch broke 
Feb 2012

119000 mi
just routine maintenance - brake pads, etc. 
Acura TL in Texas, United States
Apr 2009 - Sep 2014
Sep 2009

71000 mi
problem since we receive this Tl 2004 Couldn't be fixed by acura dealer because they couldn't find the problem. I brought it in many times for wheel noise while driving and braking. Mechanics tried to resurface the rotor twice. Told that rotors bend. 
Acura TL in Illinois, United States
Nov 2008 - Jan 2012
Sep 2009

35000 mi
seat heater switch door lock actuator 
Feb 2011

49000 mi

US $25
driver side lock actuator quit working to power lock on driver door 
Acura TL in Ohio, United States
Sep 2007 - Jun 2016
Jan 2010

75000 mi

US $150
Hands Free Link (Bluetooth) failed. 
Acura TL in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2008 - Nov 2010
Apr 2009

91000 mi

US $1200
Repaired noise in rear brakes (loose part) 
May 2009

93000 mi

US $300
Brake line was clogged and caused caliper to lock up and wear out the pads. Rotor had to be replaced as well. 
Jul 2009

96800 mi

US $660
Headlight not working. Had to replace igniter and inverter. 
Acura TL in Texas, United States
Jun 2006 - Oct 2010
Nov 2008

94000 mi
Starter went out, it was replaced. 
Dec 2008

95000 mi
Power steering pump whining. Pump replaced. 
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 
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 New York, United States
Jun 2006 - Jun 2016
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 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 Georgia, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2014
Feb 2012

160000 mi

US $350
replace broken motor mount 
May 2014

189000 mi

US $300
replaced lower control arms as bushings had worn out 
Acura TL in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2012
Jan 2010

59000 mi
Whining when starting in cold weather. Replaced the O ring in power steering hose. 
Sep 2010

64000 mi
SLR light came on intermittently and the CD stopped working. Update: Later SLR light stopped coming on. Decided the CD player was not important to get repaired since I have XM radio. 
Jul 2011

68700 mi

US $40
Brake light switch replaced. Warning light on intermittently, discovered by dealer. 
Sep 2012

75000 mi
CD player never repaired. 
Acura TL in California, United States
Jul 2011 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

96000 mi
developed oil leak - was told not urgent to repair. Also motor mount needed (this would make the 3rd of 4th one) 
Acura TL in Florida, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2012
Sep 2011

71000 mi
SRS sensor in seat belt buckle failed 
Mar 2012

78000 mi

US $800
Replace dual freon lines and recharged 
Acura TL in New York, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2014
Dec 2011

72000 mi

US $70
Heat shield rattling. 
Sep 2012

74000 mi

US $545
Frozen brake caliper. 
Acura TL in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2016
Oct 2011

99700 mi

US $250
Frozen rear brake caliper-replaced with rebuilt caliper, brake pads and rotor 
Jan 2012

102000 mi

US $450
Broken driver side axle 
Acura TL in Florida, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2015
Jan 2012

121000 mi

US $550
I am going to have to replace my front CV axles due to clicking when I turn. I won't do this right away, though.  
Jul 2012

126000 mi

US $450
CV axles were clicking. Both the inner and outer CVs were bad. Replaced both axles complete. 
Jun 2013

135000 mi

US $125
The engine wouldn't turn over, although all electrical systems worked fine. It turns out that the starter was bad, so I replaced it with a rebuilt unit from the local parts store. 
Jun 2014

147000 mi

US $200
Front, right wheel bearing replaced. 
Jan 2015

152000 mi

US $60
Transistor pack for blower motor failed. The blower stopped working completely. 15 minutes to change the part. 
Acura TL in Utah, United States
Oct 2008 - Nov 2013
Jan 2010

125700 mi

US $180
Replaced worn front brake pads 
Mar 2012

193000 mi

US $350
Replaced right front wheel bearing Recharged A/C. It was not giving cold air. 
Aug 2013

234000 mi

US $312
Replaced Rear pads and rotors. 
Acura TL in New Hampshire, United States
Jan 2010 - Mar 2016
May 2010

75700 mi

US $90
Recharged A/C. 
Mar 2013

120000 mi

US $600
Drivers side axel snapped under medium throttle. Replaced left and right drive axels. 
Acura TL in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2006 - Jun 2014
Mar 2010

80000 mi

US $600
replaced starter 
Oct 2011

100000 mi

US $150
Replaced blower transitor 
Feb 2013

119500 mi

US $560
Power steering pump and hoses 
Acura TL in Illinois, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
Aug 2010

82000 mi
Needed new struts when stolen. 
Acura TL in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2010 - Mar 2016
Sep 2010

70000 mi
Uneven front tire wear. wear on inside edge of front tires. Alignment found to be OK. Supension OK 
Sep 2011

77000 mi

US $100
Serpentine belt tensioner 
Feb 2012

80700 mi

US $250
Alignment uneaven tire wear-Rear toe bolt replacement 
Oct 2012

87000 mi

US $380
Navigation dvd player removed by owner and returned to Alpine for repair. 
Jan 2013

89300 mi

US $20
O ring on power steering pump leaked 
Acura TL in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2010 - Sep 2011
Oct 2010

64480 mi
slight vibration and hesitation when shifting. dealer cited torque converter and replaced transmission on ext warranty. apparently 01-04 TL's were prone to this. otherwise this is one of the best cars i have owned ( including exotics) 

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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 Virginia, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2009

80000 mi

US $750
Steering pump failure; damaged alternator belt. 
Acura TL in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

58900 mi
transmission died 

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