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Acura TL, Electrical, Engine, Sedan
#1028 of 5656 Re: Build Quality of 2004 TL is not entirely impressive... [aahwang]
Jul 26, 2004 (6:21 am)
I've also had problems with the quality of the car. The car was built with poor quality and attention to detail. The car has many problems ranging from creeks and rattles to more serious transmission problems. The older model Acura TL (1999 to 2003) also had a history of transmission problems and when I purchased my 2004 TL I was assured (by the salesman) that the problems with the transmission were resolved. Apparently, this was not true. I recently was told that my car also has transmission problems and that there was going to be a recall. I took my car to the dealer for an inspection and repair but was told that they did not have the part.
How can the Acura Company have transmission problems for four consecutive years? What is wrong with thier engineers?
#1029 of 5656 Re: Severe tire problems ... [ejohnson]
Jul 26, 2004 (8:38 am)
Do these tires only last for 14,000 miles?
#1030 of 5656 Re: Build Quality of 2004 TL is not entirely impressive... [aahwang]
Jul 26, 2004 (8:41 am)
Let me know how you make out with the rattles. Mine has been rattling since last Nov. It's been in the shop four times for rattles and they still can not find them.
I got Acura involved but it did not help!
#1031 of 5656 Re: Severe tire problems ... [tedescm1]
Jul 26, 2004 (10:59 am)
It depends on how you look at it. One tire only lasted 4,000 miles. The other two original tires are still on the car, but not for much longer. I learned today about someone else in my area (Baton Rouge) who had to replace the tires when bulges appeared in the sidewalls.
One way or another, either Bridgestone or Acura will be putting new tires on my car. It helps that I am an attorney, because it won't cost me much to sue them in small claims court, if necessary. Under Louisiana law, I'm pretty confident that I'll win. I'm thinking about the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S. Does anyone have any comments on this selection.
Jul 26, 2004 (1:12 pm)
I got a new Chrysler Sebring as a courtesy car today when I took my wife's Accord in for fix the front bumper damaged in a minor fender-bender. The engine of the Sebring whizzes, the steering is loosey-goosey, the switchgears rough, but the thing had no rattles, creaks, pops, snaps, crackle. If Chrysler (of all people) could do it in a car half the price of my TL, why couldn't Honda?!!
#1033 of 5656 Re: Severe tire problems ... [ejohnson]
Jul 26, 2004 (3:55 pm)
I read about the problems with the OEM tires before I bought the car and replaced them immediately with the Pilot Sport A/S. I'm generally happy with them as they perform well in dry, wet and snowy conditions. Not spectacularly, but well. If you are in an area of the continent that doesn't get much snow I'd consider a better summer tire, but if you do get all four seasons the Pilot Sport is an excellent compromise.
Jul 27, 2004 (8:18 am)
My radio or CD player every now and than makes a morse code sound usually three or four beeps. The sound sounded like it was coming from the right front speaker so the dealer replaced the speaker. Now I'm getting the same sound and before I take it back has anyone had the same problem
#1035 of 5656 Re: [bodble2]
Jul 27, 2004 (1:06 pm)
Having owned other Hondas yourself, do you think it's more TL, or this new TL specific. I personally have owned some Hondas (not Acura) and none of them have these rattle stuff until they are quite used.
#1036 of 5656 Re: [igiban]
Jul 27, 2004 (4:46 pm)
I know others will disagree, but I'm of the position that the older, Japanese-built Hondas had better build quality. My family has owned quite a few Honda models starting with a 1975 Honda Civic, and almost all of them remained rattle-free for a long time. My 2001 CL-S was the first Honda that I noticed the sub-par build quality, with poor fitting panels and rattles and noises. However, to be fair, I must say that my TL has superb body panel fitting and gap consistency. The only blemishes, aside from the rattles and noises, are a misaligned glove box door and airbag cover on the steering wheel, which I think are relatively minor flaws, and can be rectified by the dealer.
Jul 29, 2004 (8:33 am)
Does anyone make a good 17 inch tire for the 2004 TL that lasts more than 15,000 miles?
I loooking for about 30,000 miles with a good ride.