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#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.
#139 of 146 Re: what to do now? [tllowmileage]
Nov 14, 2011 (4:42 pm)
Having the same problem like yours. Love my TL, but I now wish they came in a manual transmission. It's now in the shop. Just makes me want to just sell it after it gets fixed.
#140 of 146 08 TL Transmission Issues
Jun 07, 2012 (12:22 pm)
I have a 2008 TL AT and had some hard shifting at 40k miles with some clunking between some gears, Reverse to Drive, some 2-3, 3-4 lurching and hard shifting. Complained at the dealer and they recommended a AT fluid change which I was hesitant to do because itís recommended to change it in the ownerís manual at 60k miles and the maintenance minder did not go off and the dealer wanted to charge me $250 for something that may not fix the problem. I lived with the problem and complained again at a different visit and again nothing. Closer to 60k miles, I decided to spend the money and buy Redline AT fluid that meets Honda fluid which is considerably more expensive per quart but had good experience with the brand for my other car easing shifting problems. Changed out the fluid but the problem came back within 2k miles. Went back to the dealer and complained and they just told me that they are putting in a new transmission. Not sure if itís any better but hopefully this one doesnít break. I love the car otherwise and am happy they decided on a doing the right thing with this remedy but Iím concerned about the long-term quality. Iíll see how this one goes and report back.
#141 of 146 Re: 08 TL Transmission Issues [czr]
Jun 27, 2012 (3:44 pm)
I have an automatic 2005 TL with 137K. Never had transmission problems. and changed the timing belt at 100K. Today I am driving local and it has trouble shifting into 3rd - it takes a long time. After the the next stop sign same thing. This has NEVER happened before. I call to my dealer and tell them my issue I drive over there right away. They tell me me 3rd gear is fried. They give me a loaner and call me a few hours later and tell me Acura will pick up 75% of the bill but I will still be responsible for about $1300. They are giving me a factory rebuilt tranny. Now I know nothing about car just that I love driving my TL and that it has been great to me til now.
-Should ALL the work be covered? It isn't a 2004 with the tranny recall. But I do not recall my warranty that is now in the black book in my car in their Acura parking lot.
What coverage/warranty should I expect they will give me on the rebuilt?
Should I ask about the torque converter? Not sure what it is but it was spoken about in an earlier post.
Thanks for any help.
#142 of 146 Failing transmission, 2001 TL
Jun 28, 2012 (6:18 pm)
I just found out my 01 TL transmission is failing and it's too far gone to do anything about it. I recently noticed that I could tell that the car was shifting. I have almost 141K miles on it and unfortunately, thought my mechanic was checking the auto transmission fluid with my regular oil changes. I also had some major engine work (cam seals, crank seals and spark plugs) completed in Feb 2012 136,800 miles. I certainly thought they were checking. Now the fluid is dark and I've been told by both the mechanic and I confirmed with the dealer that there's nothing that can be done. Flushing the system will apparently cause more problems. It's really disappointing because other than this major issue, the car has been well cared for mechanically and is in excellent interior and exterior condition.
My question is, does anyone have experience with a failing transmission? I couldn't get a straight answer (and maybe there isn't one) as to how long I have to buy a new car. As I mentioned, I can feel the car shifting but it's not very noticeable. Will the problem continue to deteriorate or will it just stop?
Thanks for any help and advice.