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2010 Acura TL repairs by problem area

Engine (21%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (4%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (26%)

Other (12%)

Chart based on 57 repairs.
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2010 Acura TL repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (2%)

$100 - $499 (7%)

< $100 (85%)

Chart based on 41 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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2010 Acura TL

Engine not specified

Acura TL in Florida, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011
Dec 2010

8000 mi
Sun visor on driver's side fell off and was hanging by the electrical wire. Dealer "popped" it back in. This was the second occurrence of the problem. Visor fell out again, so dealer ordered a new one and replaced it. 

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2010 Acura TL 4dr Sedan

305-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed manual AWD

Acura TL in Texas, United States
Jul 2012 - Dec 2015
Jun 2014

39000 mi
Car in shop to fix rattle noise from rear panel. Fixed under warranty 
Apr 2015

46800 mi
Rear main seal leak found. Replaced under powertrain warranty. Hood struts were failing. Replaced under extended warranty. 
Acura TL in Texas, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2017
Dec 2016

102000 mi

US $1500
Clutch slipping 
Acura TL in Washington, United States
Jun 2010 - Nov 2016
Sep 2010

10000 mi
Rear head rest buttons/springs replaced due to button/springs popping out. 
Mar 2013

39000 mi
3rd gear pop out/grind. Dealer replaced 3rd gear set, clutch assembly, and alignment. All done under warranty. 
Feb 2014

46000 mi

US $150
Low oil level light. Oil consumption issue (2 quarts low). Dealership claimed faulty oil sensor (per TSB). Out of warranty repair. Replaced oil sensor $150; will measure oil level in 1,000 miles at dealership to see if repairs required then. 
Aug 2014

49000 mi
Unresolved oil consumption issue. Dealership refuses to examine engine without customer deposit and will not honor powertrain warranty. 
Jun 2015

57000 mi
Excessive oil consumption 
Oct 2015

59200 mi
New engine replacement under warranty. Rapid ticking noise upon acceleration. Persistent oil consumption. Dealership noticed computer threw cold indicative of catalytic converter failure. New catalytic converter installed. 
Acura TL in Texas, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2017
Oct 2010

27000 mi
Rear headrest release button would get stuck. Dealer replaced button and spring on both headreasts, problem solved. 
Jun 2011

45000 mi
Two front window external rubber trims were deformed and easily seen from front seat windows. Both rubber trims and chrome moldings had to be replaced. Parts: FP Number (72410-TK4-A01) R.FR and (72450-TK4-A01) L.FR. 
Sep 2011

48000 mi
window metal trim was wavy and rubber molding presented erosion, and was not smooth, very visible from inside. 
Feb 2017

126000 mi

US $39
Ticking sound coming from the engine. Dealer said it was Valve Adjustments needed.50% of the noise went away (car gain more power). Still looking for the other 50% of the noise (maybe intake manifold flaps making noise) Dealer wanted $240 to replace XENON HID Bulb, bought them aftermarket $39.95, installed them myself (watched 2 videos + forum). Perfect! Warning! HID on TL use 25,000 volts! coming from the Balast. use gloves to protect bulb. 

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2010 Acura TL 4dr Sedan

305-horsepower 3.7L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Acura TL in Oregon, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2014
Jun 2011

8000 mi
tire pressure monitor replaced  
Feb 2013

15500 mi
Check gas cap tightness message. Finally went away after a few restarts. Dealer checked anyway under warranty. Checked battery. It failed load test (3 1/2 yrs old) so was replaced under warranty. 
Acura TL in Texas, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

1000 mi
Three days after buying the TL I sent it to the shop for the emission system, SH-AWD system, and overall computer check. They reset the computer system. 
Acura TL in Colorado, United States
Dec 2010 - Jul 2011
Jan 2011

7000 mi
Abnormal roar on first and second gear, service manager compared to similar vehicles and he could not hear the same, Acura decided to not to repair because they do not know how. In the process to return the car under the lemon law 
Acura TL in Utah, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2017
Jun 2011

19000 mi
combination switch replaced under warranty 
Sep 2012

24000 mi
Battery was replaced by the dealer under the warranty. Transmission was shifting hard between gears. Dealer reflashed transmission computer per a TSB issued by Acura. 
May 2016

44600 mi

US $287
Replaced battery. Hood struts failed. 
Acura TL in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2015 - Sep 2016
May 2016

80100 mi
Airbag issue and key fob holder broke resulting in the car not being able to lock 
Acura TL in Alabama, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2016
May 2016

99000 mi
The car has been consuming oil (.9 quarts per 1,000 miles. It is under extended warranty, but the dealer says that up to a quart per 1,000 is considered acceptable. 4th visit for this progressively getting worse. 
Acura TL in Alabama, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2016
Jul 2015

89000 mi
Low oil light. Oil consumption test revealed car using a quart every thousand miles. Replaced all the rings, one piston rod (tech stripped screw), timing belt because service called for its replacement in 20k or so miles anyway, all gaskets. 
Acura TL in New York, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 2012
Jan 2012

21800 mi
Whistling or whirring noise above 20mph.First they replaced fan belt,no stop noise. Now they replace driveshaft, picking up today. 
Acura TL in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Aug 2013
Sep 2012

10000 mi
Software update to correct "juddering" (Acura'sword). Under warranty. 
Acura TL in New York, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2016
Mar 2014

20000 mi
Left front strut/shock leaking oil and making noise. Replaced under warranty. 
Acura TL in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2017
Jul 2010

3000 mi
The buttons that u push for back seat headrest came out on both sides. Dealer replaced the headrest in the back seats. 
Dec 2010

5000 mi
The buttons that release the back seat head rest came out again. They replaced them a few mo's. back but then they came out again in Dec. They replaced them again with new release buttons. 
Acura TL in Washington, United States
Jun 2010 - Dec 2012
Dec 2010

4000 mi
Leather seats re-dyed under warranty. Light leather turned slightly blue. 

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2010 Acura TL 4dr Sedan

280-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Acura TL in California, United States
May 2013 - Sep 2017
Aug 2013

37300 mi
Replaced battery under warranty 
Jun 2016

67000 mi

US $50
Replace hood gas struts 
Acura TL in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2017 - May 2017
Apr 2017

36000 mi

US $200
Battery replacement 
Acura TL in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2013 - Dec 2016
Aug 2013

29900 mi
Battery died the day after pickup, dealer replaced with new battery 
Acura TL in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2010 - Jan 2013
Nov 2010

23000 mi
Trunk latch housing broke 
Sep 2011

37000 mi
Sunroof would not close until car was placed in drive at speeds above 15 MPH reached. 
Acura TL in California, United States
May 2014 - Sep 2017
Mar 2017

21000 mi
Replaced two each hood hold open actuators. 
Acura TL in Arizona, United States
Jun 2010 - Oct 2012
Dec 2011

18000 mi
Strut became warped and leaking. Had to be fully replaced. 
Acura TL in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2016
Feb 2011

5000 mi
Exterior Trim lose 
Acura TL in Texas, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2014
Jul 2012

32500 mi
Battery died 
Acura TL in Indiana, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2017
Dec 2013

38000 mi
siding came off slightly 
Acura TL in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2013
Jul 2012

23000 mi
Dashboard Keyfob slot for keyless start system needed to be replaced 
Acura TL in Florida, United States
Oct 2010 - Aug 2014
Oct 2013

16500 mi
Tether that secured fuel cap to assembly broke. Replaced under warranty at no charge. 
Acura TL in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2010 - May 2014
Oct 2012

32740 mi
Battery failed. Was replaced under warranty. 
Acura TL in California, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2017
May 2013

34000 mi
Key holder on the car failed. Car always thought key was in the holder when it was not. 
Acura TL in New York, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2017
Jun 2016

36000 mi

US $1000
New rear brakes, New brake pedal pad installed. Front tires had to be replaced, Right front tire sensor shorted out, had to be replaced. New tire valve installed. 
Acura TL in Texas, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

4000 mi
The drivers door had a slight rattle 

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2010 Acura TL 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Acura TL in Texas, United States
Apr 2011 - Apr 2014
Dec 2012

36000 mi
VSC light came on 
Apr 2014

67000 mi
Car would not start on one occasion Battery and charging system tested OK Problem has not reoccurred 

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