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Acura TL, Electrical, Engine, Sedan
#4275 of 5656 Re: transmission sound [ceb90]
Sep 07, 2006 (7:15 am)
Not a normal sound. Mine does the same from rev. to park to drive and back. Acura mechanics were surprised to hear. 2005 Acura TL is the worst car I've owned that is new. This is being compared to Lexus IS300 (2001). 1st, car rattles like crazy and mainly in part to tranny. 2nd, loud loud loud on road. Major road noise especially on hwy. 3rd, front tires bald after 19000 miles so I'm running it into ground and hoping they pop and destroy rims. 4th, after rain falls, water sits on top of car and when window opens a crack, water pours in like a civ. Tan leather in mine gets dirty and can't be fully cleaned......AND the back seat and back dash and back roof are filthy from BRAKE DUST POURING IN and I can't clean. 5th, no F'ing MP3 player but only a BS DVD audio which is totally useless because there are barely any out there to buy. 6th and the MOST IMPORTANT THING......this is confirmed as "par for the course" with a 05 TL by the dealers, when cruising at 45(ish) MPH, the gear is typically in fifth and when I commit to a pass or punch the pedal down the tranny MANDATES that it fully engage fourth before going into third and therefore taking an extra second to execute. Anyone who drives with a passion or seriously and anyone who has owned a quality sports car would know that is not the norm. Many close call accidents because I didn't account for the extra second or two when I commit to passing. 7th, brutal shift shock in this P.O.S. 8th and last........if ACURA does not get enough feedback about specific issues that individuals have with their rides.........then they don't and won't fix. On a positive note (to stay objective), the car is wayyyyyy comfortable and so is the leather and it's peppy but only truly at RPMs 3500 and above. I don't recommend this car if you are performance enthusiast. Mark my words, those who disagree aren't passionate drivers and probably suck behind the wheel of a car and shouldn't have a license. To be honest......I have talked to several who own this car and they're kind of nincompoops BUT, everyone seems to love this car. Lexus is the tightest car I"ve owned and way more bang for you buck.
#4276 of 5656 Re: An creaking sound comming under the passager seat [g_roc]
Sep 07, 2006 (11:28 am)
q roc. The service department pulled out my seat, looking for the creak, couldn't find it, so they just pulled a new passenger seat from a new TL and put it into my car. Great service.
Service manager also told me they "re-initialized" the air bag, whatever that means. Has something to do with calibrating it so that it doesn't go off if seat is not occupied.
#4277 of 5656 Re: transmission sound [hmerrick]
Sep 07, 2006 (12:17 pm)
"front tires bald after 19000 miles so I'm running it into ground and hoping they pop and destroy rims."
#4278 of 5656 Re: transmission sound [hmerrick]
Sep 07, 2006 (2:50 pm)
I have an 04 and have been diving cars for over 50 years and do push cars. It isn't the best car I have ever owned but it is a very good one and probably the best value in its class by far. Appreciate what you have.
#4279 of 5656 Re: transmission sound [hmerrick]
Sep 07, 2006 (4:27 pm)
Sorry to hear about all your problems. Are you planning on getting rid of it soon? Sounds like you should!
Gotta ask--- Did you test drive your car prior to getting it? Reason I ask is that the majority of your issues w/ the TL might have been prevented with a good long test drive. Some of the things you should have discovered with your vehicle during a test drive are the road noise, no MP3 player, and the driving dynamics of the TL that you complain about.
The tone of your post suggests that you consider yourself a performance enthusiast. Why get the FWD TL then?
The tires on the TL are performance tires. Agree with you that the stock tires are crap but don't expect too much out of any replacements either. This is normal for vehicles w/ performance tires on them.
Water falling in when the window opens?? I think that happens to any car doesn't it?
Tan leather getting dirty? Dude, it's a light color. Try to be more careful and clean the interior quicker? I use Lexol- maybe it can help w/ your situation.
How does brake dust get into the INSIDE of your car?
What does being a nincompoop have to do with loving one's car?
Lastly, Lexus makes fine vehicles. However, I respectfully disagree that it is way more bang for the buck when comparing a TL to a IS or ES.
Just my .02
#4280 of 5656 Re: transmission sound [ggesq]
Sep 07, 2006 (6:55 pm)
He's a troll.
Don't worry about it. My TL is a great car, but I have no illusions that its perfect. I've owned Volvos, a Caddy, 2 BMWs, 2 Hondas, 2 Nissans.....and within a few degrees of separation - they're ALL THE SAME !!!!!!!!
#4281 of 5656 Re: Not Again....... [drcohen]
Sep 08, 2006 (6:59 am)
Good Day All,
Well the So. Bay Acura service advisor called yesterday with a bit of GOOD NEWS.
They found the problem causing my battery drain...... Are You Ready?....
DRUM ROLL PLEASE......... It's the HANDS FREE MODULE.......Yes the Blue Tooth device that I have yet to use.
It was remaining open 24/7 and after being parked for 7+ days, the battery drained enough to loose the capacity to turn the car over. They ordered the module overnight and will keep the car over the weekend.
I went to the dealer, and there is my TL, with the bottom of the steering wheel side of the dash with no panels, the panels (metal look) running on the center counsel on both sides removed, the trunk pass thru opened, trunk in a state of disarray, etc. hand prints on the door foot rails…
Enough to make a grown man cry…..Now I have TWO concerns, that they really fixed the battery drain and that the removal of all these panels, etc. will not create rattles and noises, etc.
I’ve always been concerned with the dealer taking things apart instead of yours truly. And with all the messages here regarding various noises, “creaking sounds”, “vibrations”, et all, its enough.
I will have some comments later concerning the loaner TL 2006 (4600 miles) vs. my 2005 TL. I sense some engine / body dynamics differences, a longer drive may help sort all that out.
#4282 of 5656 Re: Not Again....... [drcohen]
Sep 08, 2006 (9:16 am)
Good luck! I too would be more than a bit nervous about all those panels being pulled apart. That's the main reason I almost never ask a dealer to try to find and fix a rattle/squeak.
#4283 of 5656 Re: Not Again....... [bodble2]
Sep 08, 2006 (10:01 am)
I would not either, but my problem was much more serious than a squeak or a rattle. I'll hope for the best.