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#129 of 146 Jerking Transmission
Feb 22, 2011 (7:47 am)
I have a 2007 Acura TL s type .59,800 miles. Owned it for 4 months and very disappointed. Major issue is with transmission
The transmission approaches its first shift point (from 1 to 2) at 1500-1750rpm, 2nd gear is engaged with a jerk and the car feels as if it lurched forward. Noticeable more when accelerating slowly, frequent shifting between 1st and 2nd gear becomes a When the car is decelerating and transmission downshifts from a higher gear into 2nd a similar event occurs, there is slight jerk.
I also noticed that regardless of outside temperature or whether transmission is warmed up, when picking up speed or at moderate highway speed, 3rd (and sometimes 4th) gear is engaged with a sensation of pull and shift is always noticeable, occasionally there is a jerk as if some kind of mechanical friction prevented normal operation. On occasion when accelerating between city blocks through gears 1,2 and 3 with approximately 40-45mph and then decelerating - transmission would downshift with a jerk. Given the age and mileage of the vehicle, I would expect the transmission to operate seamlessly
I have taken this car to the dealer 3 times.
1st time they flushed the transmission. (220.00)
2nd time they changed EGR valve and cleaned out system think this had something to do with hesitation.(350.00)
3rd time they just wanted me to go way
The problem is still there. At this point my dealer says they canít find anything wrong with car. Itís very frustrating
Any ideas ???????
I will be out of warranty in 10,000 miles
Apr 25, 2011 (12:23 am)
Acura should have to fix the tranny problem instead of denying it exists and what about the windshield it streaks wipers in the rain make it worse and they have scratched my windshield
the electrical problem is really the mind boggler you have a computerized car with an electrical problem mine needs to be reset because of this
#132 of 146 08 Transmission / Torque Converter RESOLVED
Jun 18, 2011 (2:46 am)
My 08 TL had a major transmission shudder at light throttle/ low rpms, between 1200-1700, which was getting progressively worse. After taking it to Acura 3 times, it was finally resolved. On the first 2 visits they kept telling me the car was fine. On the 3rd visit I kindly put my foot down and pled my case with all my Edmund's info. I told them it would be much easier on them if they just listened to me. Luckily, this was resolved, and all is well. The problem turned out to be the torque converter. They ordered and replaced it. Dealer had to consult Acura to completely diagnose. My experience has been that I have to play hardball to get them to listen to me. But it's all good now.
08 TL w/ Nav 41k miles.
#133 of 146 2000 Acura TL 64,000 miles
Jul 19, 2011 (1:42 pm)
My Acura is currently in shop to have transmission replaced. I have complained at my last 4 scheduled maintenances that something was wrong - surging on hills, rough shifting (automatic), etc. They never found anything wrong. When I took it in and they told me new trans. needed, I told them I had never had a recall notice. They said I didn't get one because they had installed "an oil squirter to lube the part that was causing problems - it didn't work"
They also told me how each of them had had to replace their transmissions, one 3 times. This is not right. However, it sounds like there is no recourse - any ideas?
#134 of 146 Re: 2007 TL Shifting Question [rkling01]
Sep 03, 2011 (5:31 am)
Did you ever resolve this matter? I know it's an old post but just curious.
#135 of 146 Re: 2007 TL Shifting Question [dece207]
Sep 03, 2011 (8:48 am)
Never got it resolved. Tried everything, just think it's a bad trans design.
#136 of 146 Re: Jerking Transmission [calnew]
Sep 07, 2011 (6:37 pm)
This is the same issue i'm having with my car, I love the car, I just purchased an 2007 TL, took it to the dealer, its like when i'm in the city driving in stop and go traffic it does the jerking. The dealership said they couldn't replicate the problem. Its so funny you said ur car has almost 60k on it, My car has 61k on it, the service manager said just drive it, if it continues to do it, just bring the car back it has a warranty up until 100k. That did give me some relief, but the jerking is kinda irritating.
Did u ever get some assistance with ur car. I'm thinking i'll get the tranny flushed next.
#137 of 146 Re: Jerking Transmission [chicagoguy24]
Sep 07, 2011 (7:49 pm)
Yes. Actually I'm dropping it off tomorrow (thurs) a.m. and Acura is replacing transmission. Tech took car home to his house overnight and back next morn with computer hooked up and it produced what they call a "snapshot" of problem. Once he had this it was no problem pushing warranty claim through. Mine slipped twice and was shuddering 25-45 mph. We have two 08's we bought on same day in July plus an MDX we bought 16 months ago new. They love us down there. TL's are certified with extended Acura warranties. Good luck. Let me know what's up. What about trans switches?
Oct 07, 2011 (6:50 am)
My 2000TL appears to be showing transmission problems for the first time in the 11 years I have owned it. It has had several recent incidents of "revving" without accelerating while in gear on the highway or while merging. The car also vibrates and shimmies badly when I brake at any speed over 30,000, which I was thinking was a brake issue, but after reading some blogs, wonder if it is related. The car has low mileage-- 62,000. I am bringing it in early next week, but now I wonder if it is best to try to salvage what I can in trade rather than replace the transmission. It sounds like Acura will refuse to carry any cost given the model year. I would appreciate any thoughts you all have, or references to resources.