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#62 of 145 2003 Acural Tl Transmission Issue
Feb 23, 2009 (12:54 pm)
I have been reading here of the problems with the transmission.
So here is my issue.
I wasn't having any issues with my transmission but a friend did so I thought it would be a good idea to take mine in to have the fluid changed. I bought my 2003 TL S type s few years ago. It had 25K miles on it then and now has 69K miles.
I took it in to one of the quick change oil places to have the transmission fluid changed. That evening while driving home it started to slip. Then going to work the next morning it went out completely. The mechanics I ended up at said that the problem why the transmission went out was that this quick change oil place put the wrong fluid in and it burnt out the transmission.
Reading here I see that Acura extended the warranty to 100K. My car is being repaired at a mechanics now and it almost completed - can I still somehow get reimbursed by Acura. Or do you think this is an issue I need to address with this quick change oil place? What is the factory recommendations for changing the transmission fluids?
Help - I'm lost on what to do now. I'm not a car knowledgeable person.
#63 of 145 Re: 2003 Acural Tl Transmission Issue [cahorsegal]
Feb 23, 2009 (7:15 pm)
I would have gone to the quick change oil place to get them to pay for a new transmission they should have known that it takes a special trans fluid, secondly you should definately have taken it to Acura now that another shop has touched your transmission they probably wont do anything about it.
#64 of 145 Re: 2003 Acural Tl Transmission Issue [cahorsegal]
Feb 28, 2009 (11:08 pm)
I had the same issue before with the same car, i brought my car to the nearest Acura dealership and they told me that they have to change the trans. and it will cost atleast $4000. So i called the corporate office i made my case that if they fixed the trans because of the recalled then i'm not goin to have the same issue, and they bought it, so they covered the whole expenses. So i suggest for you to call them anyway and tell them your story.
I hope my experienced will help you in some way.
#65 of 145 Re: 2003 Acural Tl Transmission Issue [roldan09]
Mar 01, 2009 (9:47 am)
Please help. I just bought a 2003 TL on 12/31/2008. On 2/05/09, I was driving down the freeway at 65 mph and had my car jolt on me as if I had slammed on the breaks. Limped to my local mechanic who advised I take it to Acura which I did. Before buying the car, I had done (what I thought) was all my homework. The VIN on the car did not match the "big" transmission recall for this year. There was another recall re the 2nd gear but this car checked out okay...supposedly. The dealership I had my car towed to suggested I call Acura which I did. Absolutely NO help. My 2003 TL had 63,000 original miles on it when this happened. Both the dealership and Acura Service are telling me no dice, no help. Nothing they can do. What case did YOU make with Acura to get them to agree to repairs? Was your car within the recalled ones? I'm in shock that a car of the calibre of Acura would have to have complete transmission replacement at 63k. Anyone, any help, please. In these economic times, I'm mortified at a $3600 repair bill. Thanks.
#66 of 145 Re: 2003 Acural Tl Transmission Issue [hardtop1959]
Mar 01, 2009 (3:59 pm)
i had my 2003 type s transmission failed at 30k and again at 36k.The repair was done by Acura both times under warranty. Got rid of the car September 2006.
#67 of 145 Re: transmission Solenoid [kristopherlee]
Mar 16, 2009 (9:16 am)
All solenoids are on the outside of transmission. There are about 4 or 5 in all and some are expensive.
#68 of 145 fault code 1709 2000 acura 3.2 tl
May 27, 2009 (8:49 pm)
I recently bought a 2000 acura 3.2 tl and only had it for just 3 days and went to refuel and after re fueling and proceeded to leave and the dreaded check engine light came on and so i looked in manual and it stated that this could sometimes does this if the fuel cap isn't on right and should go off after three drive cycles but it has now been 2 weeks and light is still on, so i went to auto zone to get them to scan to see what the code was and it show this Code P1709 and they checked to see what the description was and it stated this
BBt transmission gear selection switch circuit fault
001. Open or short circuit condition
002. Poor electrical connection
003. failed gear selection switch
which i don't know what any of this was so i was hoping someone in this forum understands this and can explain to me what is going on
to me it seems the trans is working fine but it would not show this if it was so i hope someone could help me on this on
#69 of 145 '04 auto transmission problems query
Jun 25, 2009 (2:32 pm)
I'm considering the purchase of an '04 TL that is in great condition and at a very good price. I know that the "early" cars for that year had the a/t problem that led to a recall. But I don't know how to pinpoint the one I'm interested in. The CarFax report is great, listing lots of dealer service/maintenance. I even called the local dealer who sold/serviced it and spoke with the service manager, who vouched for it. He said the previous owner had the recall work done on the wipers and something else but that there was no need for such on the transmission.
BUT. I want to know.
The car was purchased in mid-April 2004. How might that fit as far as the "early" category is concerned? This is a Washington, D.C. suburb dealer and that means they probably move a lot of Acuras.
Is there a way for me to determine this by the VIN? Other?
#70 of 145 Vibrations when shifting- help please
Jul 01, 2009 (12:04 pm)
I have an 04 TL, very early production model, which I bought new and now have 82K miles on. Recently I have noticed infrequent, but serious at times, vibration ( I mean the whole car shakes) when the AT shifts from 2nd to 3rd, and especially from 3rd to 4th. The Acura dealer says I have 2 choices: change the fluid and see if that helps, or replace the transmission ( $3700!). I have read on here things about the fluid possibly being bad and about recalls on early models. Can anybody tell me the stroy on these 2 items and/or give me advice as to what I should do?
#71 of 145 Re: '04 auto transmission problems query [terryp1]
Jul 01, 2009 (12:06 pm)
I have an early model 04 and am having recent transmission problems. Can you tell me where I can find info about the recall you mention?