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Acura TL, Electrical, Engine, Sedan
#1419 of 5656 Re: 2000 and 2004 Purchases [bdemas]
Dec 02, 2004 (5:16 pm)
2001 TL. At 49,000 my check engine light came on. The dealer replaced the oxygen sensor and put the hard press on for a service contract. I declined. 10 months later, same problem and still under the warranty for the work they did at 49,000. Dealer called, deficient oxygen, not same codes as last time, $85 to diagnose and that does not come off service work. I told him no thanks since they said different codes and won't be under warranty. I took to Honda dealer a few weeks later when inspection came due and for $56 (I was told was discounted), they told me fuel injectors and it would be $700. I called the 1-800 number at Acura to express concern that it might have been same problem as when first diagnosed at 49,000. The woman told me after some research, fuel injectors covered to 70K miles. So I told Honda not to do work so I had to pay 56 for diagnosis and 45 for the rental car since they did not get the work.
Two days later I went to Acura, the 70K is only for California cars.
I made a sincere and logical argument about the amount of time I had wasted. I told them to get my car and they were surprised I did not want them to do any work.
The manager came out to my car and we had the gasoline grade conversation. I asked if that was the issue, why no problem for 50,000 miles. No good argument. I then respectfully asked for him to look at the codes from the warranty work at 49,000 vs. when I took in the they told me $85 to diagnose. Unfortunately, the 49,000 report did not have notes and he would have to go to the file room. I asked if he thought if the technician had done that when he called me and told me the problem. He did not have time to run back to the file room since he did not put me on hold and I doubt he did the research.
The manager offered to split the injectors and I told him I appreciated that but would like to make a different offer.
I told him I would use 93, save my receipts and if the lights came back on, he gives me my half back. He then said how about I do the injectors for free and then we are done with this.
I said deal
#1420 of 5656 rough ride
Dec 02, 2004 (5:31 pm)
Does the suspension have any adjustable points to soften the ride? The seats also seem very hard which seems to transmit every bump as well. I suppose you could re upholster the seats to provide more cushion?
Dec 03, 2004 (3:25 pm)
Anybody know how to turn off this annoying little notification once oil change has been done?
#1422 of 5656 Re: Service light [carnaught]
Dec 03, 2004 (5:33 pm)
The dealer should have reset it for you, but there are instructions for resetting it yourself in the owner's manual.
#1423 of 5656 Re: Rough riding - 2005 TL [bodble2]
Dec 03, 2004 (5:55 pm)
The Cadillac CTS has a very good handling / ride setup.
#1424 of 5656 Re: Rough riding - 2005 TL [golfnut5]
Dec 03, 2004 (6:19 pm)
It certainly put on some good moves in Bad Boys II !
#1425 of 5656 Re: Rough riding - 2005 TL [armand]
Dec 05, 2004 (10:09 am)
I have Michelin tires. The air pressure are all at the required 32 lbs.
#1426 of 5656 Re: Rough riding - 2005 TL [armand]
Dec 07, 2004 (2:42 pm)
I just had the dealer remove all my Bridgestone tires after 2700 miles and put on the new michelins that they have on the 2005 tl big difference. Called acura hot line they did not want to do a thing I finally persuaded acura dealersip who I had a good relationship with cost me $200.00 Acura is making a big Mistake by not admitting to the vibration, flatspoting etc etc etc problems ss
#1427 of 5656 Re: Transmission Recall [patrickmc]
Dec 07, 2004 (3:22 pm)
How did you open up a case with Acura? I'm currently have my transmission replaced on a 2003 TL type S for the second time. But, I'm concerned that it's going to keep having problems. This is 2 in one year. Thanks.
Dec 07, 2004 (6:27 pm)
premature/poor waring of the leather seats? My '03 TL is four months old and the sides of both front seats (especially driver's) have a very wrinkled parchment paper appearance. It suggests excessive ware and future cracking of the leather. Hate to think of what it'll look like after years of use.
BTW, Im 6'0, 174lbs, so I don't feel my size has played a role.