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Acura TL, Electrical, Engine, Sedan
#5302 of 5656 Re: 2005 Acura TL - What is starting to break [bejocund]
Jul 29, 2009 (5:55 pm)
I must have been pretty negligent with my 2000 TL. I drove it for 70K miles in 9 years and my Grand Daughter has put another 15K on it in the past year and it wasn't in the garage except for oil and the tranny recall. I put brakes and rotors on it right before selling it to the GD but none of the things you mentioned were ever done on it except the battery.
No flush of anything, not even antifreeze. It still got 30 MPG in 90 MPH vacation trips.
It seems to me you spent a lot of unnecessary money.
#5303 of 5656 Re: 2005 Acura TL - What is starting to break [rvator4]
Jul 29, 2009 (6:54 pm)
Dude you got RIPPED OFF
#5304 of 5656 Re: 2005 Acura TL - What is starting to break [bejocund]
Jul 30, 2009 (5:53 am)
I can appreciate anyone who wants to take care of their car, just as they would take care of a family member, especially after paying so much for it; But, that maintenance schedule is on the extrerme upper level for the average owner.
The average vehicle these days is built to go around 100,000 miles with only regular oil changes and the occasional service on wear items, like tires and brake pads. I've put over 200,000 miles on each of my last 3 cars basically changing the synthetic oil every 5,000 miles and replacing the wear items (including a battery every 5 years).
Again, I commend you on your rigorous attention to your vehicle but I'd watch putting in any additives or cleaners not specifically recommended by the manufacturer, as they can change performance characteristics of existing fluids and affect seals. Just because a dealer provides the additive doesn't change this. It's these additives and cleaners where the dealer makes the bucks .
I can say that if I'd ever needed to buy a used car, I'd buy yours.
#5306 of 5656 2004 AT stuck in 3rd or 4th
Aug 03, 2009 (2:27 am)
I have a 2004 TL with automatic transmission, bought in December 2003. It sticks in third gear or fourth gear. It started a few days ago. The engine light, traction control light, and exclamation warning lights come one. I see there was a recall on the transmissions on early 2004 models, which certainly includes mine. How many others have had this problem, and what was done about it?
#5307 of 5656 2008 TL Door Rattle
Aug 03, 2009 (5:34 pm)
Hi, I have a 2008 TL and have noticed a loud rattling/vibration on my front passenger side door; I've isolated the rattle to a loose body panel; its the black piece in the upper left corner of the door which is connected to the door handle; that piece is really loose and I can actually pull it up; I took it to my local Acura dealer and they told me too "turn the radio up while I drive so I don't hear the sound"; I see Acura customer service is going down the toilet; anyway, if I push in on the panel and hold it in with my hand while the car is being driven, the sound goes away but as soon as I take my hand away the rattling/vibration comes back; I was hoping to get some recommendation as to what I can do personally to get rid of the sound? could I put some super glue behind it to try and hold it in place? any help would be greatly appreciated!!
#5308 of 5656 Re: Battery dead- the frustration continues [anarang]
Aug 03, 2009 (7:29 pm)
Dead batteries have been a problem for me in my 06 TL.
The second one prompted more testing and replacement of HFL as mentioned in the link.
Unfortunately, I've had other battery failures for no good reason.
#5309 of 5656 Re: 2004 AT stuck in 3rd or 4th [frank209]
Aug 03, 2009 (7:35 pm)
The standard warranty is usually 4/50. I believe the transmission warranty was longer but I am not positive?? Check with your dealer or website or someone on this forum who knows more assuredly, perhaps. I'd still get it diagnosed at the dealer and push hard or call Acura 800 mothership number to push for an exception if not.
#5310 of 5656 Re: 2008 TL Passenger side mirror [cman7]
Aug 03, 2009 (7:37 pm)
My 06 side mirror is more "ratchety" than before but still goes down. I was going to ask them to look at it at my next oil change. Any problems with this from others?
#5311 of 5656 Re: 2008 TL Passenger side mirror [elvis4prez]
Aug 04, 2009 (5:31 am)
I had them look at mine during last oil change. I still am trying to figure out why both don't reverse angle like when I first got the TL. Now only one or the other goes down. They both should reverse angle when you reverse..