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#167 of 308 Re: Acura TL Bluetooth Problems [rhcb]
May 16, 2011 (5:00 pm)
Same thing happened to me with my 2006 TL. It stopped transmitting the HandsFree signal. I was quoted $700 from Acura to have it replaced. Although I would ideally like the built in bluetooth to be working, as I used it regularly, I don't think this is something that should have died on me after only owning the car 4 years and I don't want to give Acura money for something that I think should not break after only 4 years. Acura's response was pretty much that oh well this type of thing happens. I plan on getting an after market system, as apparently Acura's is a low quality system and why should I pay them so it can break on me again in another 4 years. I am in the process of writing a letter to Honda of America for all it is worth, but at this point I don't plan on purchasing another Honda Acura product in the future.
#168 of 308 2010 Acura txs hands free link.
Jun 05, 2011 (4:35 pm)
my 2010 txs has 14000 miles on it and the hands free link froze up while I was using it. it would not let me end the call, complete the call or listen to the radio. I pulled over and turned the car off and opened the drivers door (which usually disconnects the call) and when I restarted the car I could use the radio but the phone part still was not working. After I got home I let the car set for a while after I turned it off . When I came back later everything was in working order. My question: was this just a glitch or a pre-curser of issues to come. of the other people that have had their hands free link go out, did it start with this type of glitch?
#169 of 308 Re: 2010 Acura txs hands free link. [alandsverk]
Jun 06, 2011 (5:08 am)
My advice is--you are still under warranty--go back to the dealer to have them look into it so you have a record of the issue should something worse happen
#171 of 308 Re: Update on HandsFree Issue [06acuratl]
Jun 11, 2011 (11:19 am)
I have the same car and my HFL went out about 2 weeks ago. I have learned quite a bit in the past few days. THIS IS DEFINITELY A BIG PROBLEM. The repair place I talked to told me that the supplier has at least 3 in stock. If suppliers are carrying expensive items like the HFL then they expect to be selling about 1 per week. He has replaced many of them and feels Honda should be replacing them at no cost given how many he has had to replace. He also said counseled against buying a used one -- for obvious reasons.
BE CAREFUL ABOUT AN ANCILLARY PROBLEM--Yesterday my car wouldn't start. I was told by the Acura dealer and the 3rd party repair facility that the broken units drain your battery. YOU HAVE NOT CHOICE BUT TO SHELL OUT THE $700-$800 -- same cost whether you have the navi or not. I asked if they could just disconnect it and the dealer said NO, they were not allowed to.
In my opinion, this is a recall item but will they recall something that is not a "safety" issue? If not, from what I've heard and what I've just read, this seems to be a class action issue.
#172 of 308 Re: Update on HandsFree Issue [janetlp]
Jun 12, 2011 (4:14 pm)
Sorry to hear about your HFL, and thank you for sharing this. My 2006 TL's HFL stopped working after only owning the car after 4 years. Definitely not something that should be breaking. I was told by Hands Free that there was nothing they could do and the technology was new when I bought the car. My next step is to write a letter to the top people at Honda, not that I am expecting much response, but I agree this is something that should be a recall item.
#173 of 308 Re: Acura TL Bluetooth Problems [06acuratl]
Jun 13, 2011 (4:17 pm)
My 2005 TL hands free just went dead this past Friday. I've had the car for 5 years now, three phones later and never had a problem until now. I called the dealer and they want to charge me $150 just to diagnose it, then "if" they need to repair the $150 will be deducted from the repair. But after seeing all these complaints on line, and there are a lot, I decided against fixing it. I can't afford the $600 to $800 they want to replace it. I called the Handsfree people and he talked to me like I was an idiot and didn't know how to set it up. If he was in front of me, I would have punched him. Any way he said that my system is no longer transmitting the signal. He gave me a case number and I will call Acura tomorrow. If they give me the same B.S. I will not fix it. I'd rather spend $40 on a blue tooth head set. I don't have $800 to throw away on something that should not have broken down. Maybe we should start a class action suit against the handsfree and Acura. I wish I knew how to start it because I would, but I don't know how to.
#174 of 308 Re: Acura TL Bluetooth Problems [mardew]
Jun 13, 2011 (5:10 pm)
I really think this should be a recall item. Too many people are having this issue, include me. I had the same issue where it just stopped transmitting the signal. This is not a wear and tear type item that you are supposed to maintain. It should just work like your stereo.
I am going to write the top dogs at Honda America for all it is worth.
#175 of 308 2006 TL HandsFreeLink not operational
Jun 18, 2011 (6:17 pm)
You can add me to this long list of defective HSL. 4 1/2 years and now it's not operational. Seems as if it's not transmitting. My Phone searches but it can not locate it. Arrhhh.
#176 of 308 Re: 2006 TL HandsFreeLink not operational [93lt1]
Jun 18, 2011 (7:38 pm)
Same timeframe and exact same issue for me too, just under 4.5 years and it is not putting out the bluetooth signal.