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#5256 of 5656 2009 Tech TL, first few days, issues
May 04, 2009 (8:47 am)
Pick one up last week. So far, impressed with the car very much. Couple of things thought to bring up:
1. I might be crazy, but on the highway (over 70 m/h), can't seem to drive the car straight... it always seems to pull to either side. I drove Sienna the say day... do not get this feeling. One of the tires reported at 31 psi, compare to the others at 35... wondering if that's a reason. Wanted to take it to the dealership this morning, but decided to take more time to characterize this. Anybody with similar concern?
2. Wishing the steering wheel's audio controls will be quicker... it takes about a second after ch +/- for the update to take effect. My 2000 TL was instant in this regards.
3. Still trying to figure out how to use all the features... I think I need a week off from work to go over the manual. Feeling as Acura should have a 2-3 day long class to get owners up to speed on the car. This one is not a complain... just a positive feedback I guess. I just didn't used to for the car to be so techy.
#5257 of 5656 Re: 2009 Tech TL, first few days, issues [cvv011]
May 04, 2009 (9:16 am)
I'm guessing the pull to one side or the other might be because it's front wheel drive. My civic did that all the time. I don't notice it on my 2008 Acura as much though. You might want to take it in to get the allignment checked just to be on the safe side.
#5258 of 5656 Re: 1996 Acura TL starting problems [KTambo]
May 07, 2009 (10:15 am)
Did any have an answer for this problem?
#5259 of 5656 Re: Third Battery [trailhiker]
May 13, 2009 (5:00 pm)
I have an 04 TL without NAV with 51K mi, and I am on third battery.
#5260 of 5656 Re: Third Battery [exb0]
May 13, 2009 (5:59 pm)
I have a 2007 TLS on my Third battery in a little over 2 yrs 35K Miles. When I was in for service they said my battery was near dead and replaced it. About two weeks later my car wouldn't start. DEAD BATTERY! I had to jump it. Took it to Acura and ran a bunch of tests on it and found out that the battery they just put in had a bad cell. What are the odds??? I don't believe it! It's been 2 months now and no problems yet. Keeping my fingers crossed. Acura is pulling a fast one on all of us!
#5261 of 5656 Re: Third Battery [exb0]
May 14, 2009 (5:34 am)
An 04 TL without Nav and on its third battery.. . wow! It looks like the Acura TSB on the Nav draining the power after shut-off was just plain wrong. No wonder they started focusing on the Hands Free Blue Tooth Link. Do you use your Hands Free Link??
The bad battery idea just doesn't wash, because the dealer can test any battery's full capabilities on their shop equipment prior to putting it in (a draw down test).
My friend with a 08-TL on its second battery is turning his in when his lease expires, although he would have purchased it under normal circumstances.
I don't have a Nav and I do not use my Hands Free Link. Fortunately, I have not yet had a problem with my 05-TL. I was looking at a new left-over 08-TL w/o nav to replace my other car, but since the TL's w/o nav can have the problem too, I'm forgetting that idea.
Between this unresolved battery drain problem, and the often disliked redesign of the 09-TL, it looks like Acuras are going to be sitting on the dealer's lots for some time to come.
#5262 of 5656 Re: 2009 Tech TL, first few days, issues [cvv011]
May 19, 2009 (12:29 pm)
"2. Wishing the steering wheel's audio controls will be quicker... it takes about a second after ch +/- for the update to take effect. My 2000 TL was instant in this regards. "
If it was XM, it does take a second for the system to switch to another channel. After all it is satellite based.
If it is local stations, then there is an issue as mine changes instantly. I have an '04.
#5263 of 5656 Re: Third Battery [coolsuperdude]
May 20, 2009 (2:29 pm)
have 08 TL w/nav...i have experience the dead battery as well, jumped the battery made appt. with the dealer...dealer states battery checked out fine. was told by acura cust. relations...that i may not be driving car enough or getting RPM's high enough.
#5264 of 5656 Re: Third Battery [silvertls]
May 20, 2009 (2:48 pm)
Hmmmm. I have never known an alternator equipped auto to ever have to worry about "not enough RPM". Sure, the old generators put out more power at higher RPM, but alternators do not work that way and will charge a battery at idle.
We also have an 08 TL/Nav. Except for two 2300 mile trips, we have added only 1200 local miles since last summer. No battery problems.
Somebody is trying to feed you a line.
#5265 of 5656 fautly map light assembly 08 tls
May 20, 2009 (2:49 pm)
has anyone heard of this? was driving down the interstate, when overhead console (aka map light assembly which has bluetooth speaker, map light, and sunroof switch) fell and was hanging by wires. screws are still in place with plastic around them (in ceiling of car, from where assembly has fallen...looks to me as if screws were overtightened at factory) took in to dealer and was told it would not be covered under warranty, they claim that we must have pulled on it. ????pulled on what, there is nothing to pull on, if you did pry it off with a screwdriver there would be obvious damage!! they have offered to pay 75% of cost. have contacted acura cust. relations. will repost with outcome. car has less than 7k miles.