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#5320 of 5656 2008 TL Power Steering Fluid Problem
Aug 24, 2009 (10:12 am)
Hi everyone, I have had my 2008 base TL for just about 11 months now and it was running fine up till about 3 weeks ago; I noticed when starting the car there was a loud chain saw like sound coming from the engine compartment and I had difficulty turning the car wheel which in turn made the sound worse; a day later I took it to my local Acura dealer and they looked the car over; there was virtually no power steering fluid left in the car and the service manager said that what was causing the sound; they refilled the fluid and the sound stop; just about a week later I started feeling a slight pull in the wheel and the sound started returning; took it back to the dealership and the power steering fluid was at low level again; the dealership put the car on the lift and couldn't find anything wrong or leaking and refilled the fluid and sent me on my way; I'm getting concerned because there is obvious a leak somewhere and this is turning into a major safety issue with the car; if I lose to much fluid the wheel will lock up and I could get into a accident; the dealership acts like nothing is wrong and seems to not want to keep the car and really get to the bottom of finding out what the problem is; if I don't get resolution with them I'll be reporting them to Acura headquarters and bringing the problem to their attention; I know there is a recall on the power steering hose for this model and I brought it to the attention of the service department and they said that they've looked at the hose and it is okay and not leaking yet they can't seem to find a leak or why within a weeks timeframe I'm losing almost all my power steering fluid; I wanted to find out if anyone has had a similar problem and if so how was it resolved?????
#5321 of 5656 Re: 2008 TL Power Steering Fluid Problem [smarty666]
Aug 25, 2009 (4:57 am)
I'd contact Acura first to report the dealer and ask for assistance, and then report the situation to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that handles vehicle recalls and let Acura know you are doing it.
Any dealer that allows any vehicle to leave its shop without finding where the fluid is going doesn't deserve to be repairing cars in my opinion.
#5323 of 5656 2006 TL A-Spec
Sep 04, 2009 (4:27 pm)
I just got off the phone with an Acura dealer in Los Gatos. My stock rims are scraped to the point where I would like to get new rims. I am interested in getting a brand new set of A-Spec 18" chrome rims. He said that starting in 2010 these rims will no longer be available for purchase. They are discontinued items.
I have a very hard time believing this to be true. Can someone please confirm this? Or is this just wrong information like I suspect?
#5324 of 5656 Re: 2008 TL Power Steering Fluid Problem [smarty666]
Sep 05, 2009 (4:44 am)
I am a firm believer in contacting the BBB. They seem to get real quick responses since no dealer wants an unresolved charge against them.
You will be amazed at the speed of the response.
#5325 of 5656 Re: Where to replace the brake pad? [jefh]
Sep 05, 2009 (4:48 am)
Have you got any friends that work on cars? Find someone to help you replace the pads/rotors this first time and you will never pay to have it done again. Just be safe when jacking it up and don't crawl under the car.
#5326 of 5656 Vibrations/shimmy
Sep 06, 2009 (7:14 am)
I drive a base 2008 TL that came with OEM Michelin Pilots for about 6000 miles.
Most of time, I feel a harsh/rough ride from vibrations/shimmy through the steering wheel and peddles
BUT, sometimes (after work), the ride is perfect (very smooth).
I don't know if the tempertaure is related.
After work (about 0230pm ), the weather is hotter in LA.
I do not know if this is caused from tires or others.
I took my car to dealer couple times and they said my car is normal compared to others.
#5327 of 5656 Re: Vibrations/shimmy [vincentlo]
Sep 06, 2009 (9:57 am)
Same car, no problems with noise or shimmy, from 0 to 100.
#5328 of 5656 Acura vehicle certification
Sep 06, 2009 (4:09 pm)
Have an Acura TL coming off a lease with AFS soon. I would like to have it certified as I intend to purchase it direct from AFS. Appreciate any information of the best way to accomplish this with an Acura dealer and an expected reasonable cost for the certification. All required maintenance has been performed to date. So far several Acura dealership have been less than helpful and vague on this cost issue.
#5329 of 5656 Re: Vibrations/shimmy [vincentlo]
Sep 07, 2009 (6:38 pm)
Could be the temp. You're probably going to work very early if you're getting off at 2:30 so the temp variance could be quite a bit. Rubber is harder at cooler temps so that could explain possibly. Does the ride seem rougher for the first few miles in the AM and get gradually better? If so, that would probably explain it cause you're tires have warmed up. When you go home in the PM they are already good and hot.