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#5364 of 5656 '02 TL Transmission failed @85,000 miles. Recourse with Acura?
Nov 12, 2009 (2:50 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 5656 Touch up paint for wheels
Nov 13, 2009 (12:45 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 5656 Re: Touch up paint for wheels [Chasboy]
Nov 13, 2009 (12:58 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 5656 Re: '02 TL Transmission failed @85,000 miles. Recourse with Acura? [fis]
Nov 13, 2009 (2:43 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.
#5368 of 5656 Can't link remote
Nov 13, 2009 (2:59 pm)
I have a 2005 TL. I inadvertently pressed lock and unlock buttons and now I can't link the remote back for the keyless memory features. I've changed the batteries on both #1 and #2 remotes (latter seldom used) and a couple of times I was able to link them, but the link only holds for a short time. That is, they become unlinked by themselves. After holding down the lock and unlock buttons, I am assuming that seeing the red LED light blink twice means that it is linked. Right?
I'm reluctant to buy new remotes because I'm not sure they are the problem--especially since #2 hasn't been used much at all. Appreciate your help.
#5369 of 5656 Re: Can't link remote [scorpio6]
Nov 14, 2009 (6:08 am)
Step 1: Page 94 owner's manual
To relink repress both lock and unlock buttons simultaneously and wait for the 1 SECOND SINGLE red light . The double red blink indicates unlocked !
Step 2: Page 101 owner's manual
Note that the memory settings are ERASED when you unlink and resets it to default, so you may have to go back into the car (after relinking the remote) and reposition your seats and outside mirrors to where you want them. THEN on the DRIVER's door, PRESS and RELEASE the MEMO button (you will hear 1 beep from the door) then IMMEDIATELY PRESS button 1 on the DRIVER's door (or 2) to lock in the new positions into remotes 1 (or 2) respectively (then you will hear 2 beeps from the door). Also, be sure the car is in PARK with the ignition ON the II position (idling works also as I recall) to do this otherwise the positions will not be locked-in.
Hope this helps and that it works for you. Let us know..
#5370 of 5656 Re: Any 08 TL owners having fan belt noise? [flasuncar]
Nov 14, 2009 (7:58 am)
Yes! I have an 08 and I don't have a fan belt screach but there is a noise in that area. Apparently there was a bullitin about a timing belt shim and cover that the belt was rubbing against. All that was replaced including the fan belt and the noise is still there. For a new car with only 12000 kms it idles like a 10 year old car and its ticking me off!
I had 3 mechanics take a look at it and they can't figure it out. It's almost like a knocking sound. At first we thought it was exhaust...like a loose heat shield.
#5371 of 5656 08 Base TL Rattle/Vibration in Passenger Side Dash Help!!
Nov 14, 2009 (4:05 pm)
Hi, listen I was hoping for some opinions or suggestions; for the last few months, I've developed a buzzing/vibration noise on the passenger side of the dash above the glovebox; I noticed when the door was open a gap forming between the dash and glove box, and the where the dash/glovebox meets the front frame; as time goes on the gap got worse to the point it looked terrible
was told by my Acura dealer that this was factory misalingment of the glove box and dash and they worked on it for two days and replaced the glove box
got the car back and no change in the buzzing/clicking vibration sound in the top part of passenger side dash; the noise is really bad on secondary roads with a lot of bumps; it almost sounds as if there is a piece of plastic or something loose in the dash and when you go over a bump or an uneven road it makes the noise
I'm at my wits end because the noise really gets annoying at times and I can even hear it sometimes over the radio when blasting it at volume 14!!!
I really like this car but I mean the noise is ridiculous and I mean the only thing Acura could do if I make a stink is to tear the dash apart to try and find the noise
The gaps and misalignments were fixed a little bit with the replacement of the glove box but it still doesn't look as good as the driver side panels do and if the glove box and dash are loosening up and pulling away from each other then that might be loosing something up in the dash that when I go over bumps you hear this rattling/clicking sound
any information, similar noise experience, and recommendations would be greatly appreciated!!!!
#5372 of 5656 Re: Can't link remote [camon]
Nov 14, 2009 (4:39 pm)
I tried your suggestion and viola! got both remotes linked. It was stupid of me to assume that 2 LED blinks meant ok/linked. I thought that because the memory button for the driver's seat beeps 2 times meaning "memorized."
Your patience and detailed response is very much appreciated.
#5373 of 5656 Service Due Now...Any risks?
Nov 16, 2009 (6:16 pm)
Due to my chaotic schedule, I won't be able to take my '07 TL in for the service (B12) at 27K miles until this weekend. The "service due now" message is now flashing and the oil is at 0%. Are there any risks with driving it for a few more days until I can take it in for servicing?
Is driving my TL for another 50 miles completely detrimental to my car?
Thank you in advance for your expertise and input!