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Acura TL Maintenance and Repair
Last post on Dec 19, 2012 at 2:45 PM
You are in the Acura TL
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Acura TL, Electrical, Engine, Sedan
#5160 of 5648 Re: Battery dead- the frustration continues [new2cars]
Dec 12, 2008 (7:00 am)
There are 162 posts on this site alone about TL battery problems, commencing with the 2004 model year; and, the problem appearently continues. Two friends of mine had the same battery problem in their brand new TL's, both had navigation systems. I have a 2005 TL without nav and fortunately its gone 4 years without a battery problem, sitting for weeks at a time. As I recall, first they thought it was a system drain related to the nav system, then it was a bad batch of batteries, then it was the blue tooth device, and now I'm not sure they know what is going on, especially from your dealer's comments.
There are service bulletins that were put out in the past by ACURA on the problem but it looks like they still don't have a handle on it from the posts I've seen. I'd definitely contact ACURA, possibly a different dealers' repair department, and look into the lemon law of your state.
#5161 of 5648 Re: Battery dead- the frustration continues [camon]
Dec 13, 2008 (12:33 pm)
".....sitting for weeks at a time."
You mean you just park it continuously for several weeks without even turning the engine over to idle once in a while? But it starts right up afterwards? Sometimes I park mine for a week or so, but afterwards when I crank the ignition it may hesitate for a second before firing up.
Dec 14, 2008 (1:27 pm)
Can someone tell me the interval for timing belt replacement for TL
#5163 of 5648 Re: Battery dead- the frustration continues [bodble2]
Dec 15, 2008 (8:42 am)
Yes. I often go continuously for several weeks at a time without starting it and it starts up right away, with absolutely no weak battery or hesitation whatsoever on the engine starting. I think the longest period was about a month where I didn't even get in the car and it started right up.
Any car should be able to be parked for several weeks at a time without starting (such as at an airport when you go on a trip) and it should start right up when you get back. If it doesn't, something is not right.
#5164 of 5648 Re: Battery dead- the frustration continues [new2cars]
Dec 15, 2008 (9:57 am)
I never had the battery problems in my '05 but I got a recall notice about the potential link between the nav and dead batteries. Took it in and had something replaced behind the nav screen.
#5165 of 5648 Re: Battery dead- the frustration continues [camon]
Dec 15, 2008 (10:39 am)
If I park mine for a week or 2, it will start but there is that slight hesitation before the engine catches, which is a little bit disconcerting. When I say hesitation I mean when I turn the key, there is no sound at all for a split second, then the engine turns over. Perhaps you live in a warmer climate than where I am.
#5166 of 5648 Re: Battery dead- the frustration continues [upstatedoc]
Dec 15, 2008 (10:42 am)
I had the same procedure done to mine. Sadly though, I hadn't gotten the recall notice ahead of time. I encountered the symptoms with the outside temp display going blank and the rear defrost being inoperative, then after parking it over the weekend, it was dead the following week.
#5167 of 5648 Rumble in the Jungle
Dec 15, 2008 (4:34 pm)
Hey all, I have a 99 Acura 2.5 TL...Yes i said 99 it still runs like a beauty but I'm having one issue. I started the car and it cut off on me, I started it again the TCS light came on the car rumble for 10 seconds (TCS light went off) then it got quite like the car wasn't even running. It's has a nav but mostly works in the winter time and not in the summer any who I've notice that lately the nav goes on and off by itself. Does any more know why the car is cutting off??? Can the nav issue be electrical? I've taken it to the Acura dealer and they have nothing for me, even when it's placed on the computer no problem are shown...Not ready to part ways just yet.
#5168 of 5648 Rumble in the Jungle
Dec 16, 2008 (2:06 am)
Typo it's an Acura 3.2 TL
#5169 of 5648 Re: Battery dead- the frustration continues [new2cars]
Dec 16, 2008 (7:10 am)
Here is the suggestion: considering the time you spend on this issuse with the dealer, I would like to suggest you to buy a new battery from shops like walmart and install in by yourself. It cost about $70 or less.