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#5105 of 5656 2004 TL - battery draining problems
Oct 13, 2008 (9:52 am)
I've now gone thru 5 batteries on my 04 Acura TL. Acura service says the only thing that could be causing this battery draining problem is the Bluetooth system - but that checks out fine at the dealership. I've even had that unit replaced!
I'm now at a point on wanting to rip out the fuse on the bluetooth unit to see if that fixes my problem.
P.S. I also quit using the bluetooth pairing several years ago but that didn't help.
#5106 of 5656 Re: 2004 TL - battery draining problems [go_mdx1]
Oct 13, 2008 (10:43 am)
Just a thought ---- do you leave your headlights in the "On" position all the time, and let it turn itself off?
The reason I ask is I rented a RAV4 recently which has auto-off headlights. The manual was in the car so I flipped through it, and in the section on headlights, it says that if you park the car for a week or more, turn the headlight switch to the "Off" position. So perhaps even if the car has auto-off function for the lights, leaving it "On" may drain the battery?
Oct 13, 2008 (7:42 pm)
I just bought a base TL and have noticed that I can feel a very slight hesitation as the transmission downshifts. It happens whether I am braking or coasting. My Nissan Maxima was seamless in its downshift. Has anyone else noticed it? I'm just curious...
#5108 of 5656 Re: 2008 TL question [silverbullettl]
Oct 15, 2008 (7:55 pm)
I wish I had ONLY a slight hesitation when downshifting. When I leave my house, I make a turn and go down a moderately steep hill. After about 100 feet, the transmission downshifts (from second to first, I think). It is as though someone punched the brake. It doesn't seem like anything is "wrong," but the downshift is VERY apparent. Not quite as noticeable when downshift occurs on the flats. I've never experienced anything quite like it. Hope someone can explain or tell me if this is normal--or not.
#5109 of 5656 Re: 2008 TL question [kkrtrek]
Oct 16, 2008 (3:53 am)
It's probably the transmission's "grade logic" kicking in. Search this forum for the discussions on that topic. I know that I was jarred the first time it kicked-in on me.
#5110 of 5656 Re: 2008 TL question [kkrtrek]
Oct 16, 2008 (8:04 am)
Was going to ask if it happens on hills only. There is a specific hill that my 04 always does the same thing every time I go down it. It's at a point when I am changing lanes and going down hill at the same time. I alwasys thought it to be the VSA(vehicle stability assist).
#5111 of 5656 Re: 2008 TL question [lax29]
Oct 16, 2008 (10:01 am)
On the flats, the downshift is noticeable, but nothing alarming. I just think of the TL as being not a good coaster. It is on the hill--same one, same slope, same place whenever I drive it--that the downshift is very apparent. I'll check out "grade logic," as camon suggested.
#5112 of 5656 Re: 2008 TL question [kkrtrek]
Oct 16, 2008 (4:52 pm)
Thanks for the replies. I searched the thread and others have noticed it too. I just wanted to confirm that it wasn't something with mine. It does seem that the car doesn't coast very well without wanting to downshift. Oh well... will have to live with it.
#5113 of 5656 TWO TL RECALLS
Oct 20, 2008 (5:33 pm)
I'm taking my '06 TL to the dealer to have the recalls done. Now, as I recall, there have been two recalls on the '04-'08 TLs. One, fairly recently, was on the power steering hose. But what was the other one, about a year ago? I got a notice but misplaced it and don't remember what it was. I want to make sure my dealer has it right.
#5114 of 5656 Re: TWO TL RECALLS [bartalk3]
Oct 20, 2008 (8:26 pm)
The other recall was on the wiper motor. They replaced mine the same time they did the steering hose.