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#5358 of 5648 Re: 2007-2008 Base TL Brake/Rotor Issues [strokeoluck2]
Oct 13, 2009 (6:05 pm)
I have a 2007 TLS with BREMBO Brakes in the front and they needed replaced at 30K. I still have my original brakes in the rear with 48K on the car now. Original tires were shot at 30K also. The car mechanically hasn't given me any trouble except for the Transmission hunts and pecks for gears once and awhile not sure if I should mention it to the mechanic at Acura ...any opinions? The build quality is poor in my opinion. I mean the typical rattles, front door tracks had to be replaced, body creaks when I pull in from the side, suspension squeaks if you rock the car side to side. I wonder if it has anything with it being assembled in Ohio! Oh and by the way Acura.. the new TL is GOD AWFUL UGLY!!!!!!!! I will wait for the next Generation.. GOD I hope it looks better than a Transformer!!!!
#5359 of 5648 Re: 2007-2008 Base TL Brake/Rotor Issues [strokeoluck2]
Oct 23, 2009 (10:25 am)
Just a follow up to my previous post re: brakes. My handyman Father replaced the front pads and he said it was the simplest brake job he's ever done. Total cost: $45 for the premium ceramic brake pads.
A few days later the back brakes started making some weird scraping noises. Not wanting to bother Dad again, I called a local mechanic and inquired about the price. Cost to replace rear pads/rotors: $400. (I can only imagine what the Acura dealer might charge). So I went out and bought high-end pads again for about $45, and new rotors for ~$55 (for the pair; fyi Acura dealer wanted $130 EACH for the rotors). My Dad replaced them last night and once again said it was very simple. I'm not sure I'd tackle it on my own because I'm not that handy and I'm always afraid I'll mess the job up and wind up costing myself a lot more in additional repairs. But the car/brakes run like a top now.
#5360 of 5648 Re: Any 08 TL owners having fan belt noise? [mdcatdad]
Oct 28, 2009 (8:44 am)
Yes I have the exact same issue with 08 TL. 20,000 miles on it. The issue is loud, screaching noise during a cold start first thing in morning. Does not seem to happen after until next cold start. I am sure its the same issue youre experiencing and the frustrating part is i have been to one dealer for 1st visit, then another dealer for 2nd visit, then a 3rd, and now i am on 4th visit. I believe this is a defect in certain 08 TL's that the don't know how to fix properly and are trying to "patch" the problem. Not what i expected from an acura product. Losing confidence fast and am very upset!
#5361 of 5648 TL Lic Plate Light Replacement Help
Oct 29, 2009 (7:05 pm)
Hi, I was interested in replacing the halogen light bulbs Acura has illuminating the rear license plate with white LEDs, similar to the one's Lexus has on the ES and IS models; has anyone tried this yet and if so could you recommend the best type of bulb I could buy at a place like Autozone or PepBoys? any help would be appreciated!
#5362 of 5648 B12 Maintenance
Nov 10, 2009 (10:05 am)
I've hit 26K miles and it's time for the B12 service visit. I called my local Acura dealership and was quoted $260! I'm suffering from sticker shock. What does this service entail? Should I find something cheaper? I'm sure my mechanic can do it for less than that.
Thank you in advance for your input!
#5363 of 5648 Re: B12 Maintenance [new2cars]
Nov 10, 2009 (11:49 am)
I live about 60 miles from the Acura dealer where I bought the car....and the last one also. I have NEVER had either one back to the dealer(except for tranny recall on the last one). I take it to the local Honda dealer and when I show the service manager what the book says to do, he says, "No, we don't do those things....Not necessary.....etc". I asked about the gaurantee and he said he had never had a problem with Honda gaurantee's and felt Acura would do the same.
Your mileage may vary.
#5364 of 5648 '02 TL Transmission failed @85,000 miles. Recourse with Acura?
Nov 12, 2009 (3:50 pm)
I am the original owner of a 2002 TL. This model had known transmission problems and the transmission warranty was extended to 7 years/100,000 miles.
I am now at 85,000 miles and the transmission has failed, but the car is now over 7 years old. Dealer is quoting me $2500 for a new transmission.
What are the chances I can get Acura to honor the warranty?
If they won't, can I get the transmission replaced more cheaply?
#5365 of 5648 Touch up paint for wheels
Nov 13, 2009 (1:45 pm)
Unfortunately, some nasty curbs came out and bit my right front wheel on my '09 TLAWD. Anyone know where I can find touch up paint?
#5366 of 5648 Re: Touch up paint for wheels [Chasboy]
Nov 13, 2009 (1:58 pm)
I'm not sure what your wheels look like, but I have an 06 with the 5 spoke aluminum colored wheels. What I did to fix mine that were scraped on a curb looks great and can only be noticed if you're kneeling down lookingvery closely at the wheels. If the scrape is just on the outer edge, I used one of those Dremel hand held rotary tools with a small light grinding bit on the end. Use that to smooth out the rough edges from the curb and when it's smooth (you may want to use a finer sanding bit after the grinding bit to make it very smooth). Just get a small brush on bottle of aluminum colored touch up paint from any auto parts store. You won't find a paint code at the display for Acura wheels, so just look among all the manufacturers colors to find a color that closely matches your wheels. Brush that on to the repaired area and your wheels should look almost as good as new. Good luck and I hope this works for you!
#5367 of 5648 Re: '02 TL Transmission failed @85,000 miles. Recourse with Acura? [fis]
Nov 13, 2009 (3:43 pm)
I had a Pontiac several years ago and it had a high performance engine. At 20K miles, the transmission started slipping so bad that it caused the engine coolant to boil. At the time, it was over the gaurantee time. I had it fixed and paid for it but then I went into action. I called the area GM person and when he would not agree to pay for it, I asked him for the name and phone number of his boss. Called the guy and he said he never reversed what his field man told him. I asked who his boss was and called him. Pretty soon I was talking to a guy in Detroit and I finally got a man to say they would look into it.
What do you know. They paid it in full.
Give it a try. They cannot do more than say NO.