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Acura TL, Sedan
#62 of 111 nice
Aug 04, 2011 (10:35 am)
Well i did some research on my 03 acura TL(not type s) with navy. It had gotten into a big accident at 20.000 miles, but it doesn't seem to have any affect on how the car works now. and i also found out that my car had gotten recalled at around 20.000 miles and had an "airkit" placed in my tranny for a precaution, they did no work to the tranny because it looked fine on there end, so that's all they did. i got scared when i first bought it and was gonna go out and get a warranty off the garage where i got my car but i decided not to. i bought it with 67.000 clean clean car. now it just hit 71.000. and i have gotten used to driving it and it rides really nice.. no problems, knock on wood. i had the cura dealership flush the tranny fluid at 70.000 the fluid looked blackish and didnt look like it had ever been changed. cost me 170$ and when i bought the car i did notice that one of the heating pads for my driver side was burnt out. and the radio works when it wants to giving me an "error" sign. but i didn't buy the car brand new... so i said ****** and hooked my car up with an alphine deck, 10" EV (in place of the factory sub) tweeters up front, and two 12" in the trunk. and i also bought some greed envy 20" inch chrome wheels for the summer.. so i have to say so far i love the car!!
#63 of 111 Re: nice [zin0]
Mar 31, 2009 (2:00 pm)
I bought my '03 TL last week from my local Acura dealership. In this case, I knew the previous owner and the kind of care he takes with his cars. This one only had 60,000 miles on it and was in perfect condition. He traded it in for a new '09 TL. The dealer went through it and found some minor issues....weak battery, cabin air filter and replaced them. They also put on a new set of premium tires with alignment and did preventative maint such as flushing the brake lines and replacing the brake fluid. The brakes pads were at 7 tenths, so nothing needed there. The requirement for transmission fluid change is 120,000 miles or 6 years on the 03 TL, so I had them flush the transmission also....$125.00. A day after I bought the car, the steering wheel controls for the radio started to work eratically.....pushing the volume up or down actually changed the station or track on the cd. They fixed that in a short time....it was a grounding problem with the buttons in the steering wheel. Works fine now. I also found that the driver's seat heating grid wasn't working (the seat back worked fine), so the dealer fixed that at no charge. They gave me a new 09 TL to drive while they ordered the part and replaced it. Since I'm an older gent.....I won't be doing any custom wheels, etc., but will probably have the windows tinted since the interior is dark charcoal/black. The car should last me quite some time since I only drive about 7500 per year. However, I got a 2 year/24,000 mile no deductible full coverage warranty on it and will probably trade it in before the warranty is up. Will probably go for the TSX (certified used) since I don't really care for the looks of the new body of the TL. Anyway, I'm quite pleased with my '03 so far.
#64 of 111 99 3.2 tl it shutdown while driving
Apr 04, 2009 (8:27 pm)
hello everybody i got a 99 3.2 tl an while driving it shutdown an the dashboard lights comes but i notice that the shifter locks and and the check engine light stays off only when the shifter unlocks and the check engione light come back on it start again . another thing is that at night when i turn on the head lights the interior lights blinks and were it measure the outside temperature stars decreasing for exam ple it could be 45 but iut goes down to 15 . the other day i lefted on for about 20 minutes when i when back outsite it was off and it took me a few minutes to star it again i hope someone coulod help me
#65 of 111 Re: 6-CD player repair or replace? [tomshare]
Apr 29, 2009 (1:43 pm)
I have a similar problem; cd player gives an error message sometimes when i try to change to a different disc. it was an elevator problem. had it repaired and it worked throughout the winter and now with the warm weather it sometimes gives me the error message when the car is hot. so ridiculous i might just put in an aftermarket.
#66 of 111 RIP 2000 TL
May 04, 2009 (11:05 am)
I got T-boned last week. The car did a very nice job protecting my passenger and I.
Ran like a dream
I was hoping to get 200K out of it...
c'est la vie!
#67 of 111 Considering a Used 2003 TL
May 05, 2009 (12:30 pm)
Hello to all. I have been looking at some used 2003 Tl's and found one for $8000 with 86,600 miles on it. This was what I believed to be a pretty good deal until I did some research and discovered the potential tranny problems. What a bummer, I had a 1992 Acura Vigor which was the best car ever and I have been looking forward to trading in my 2000 Impala and becoming an Acura owner again. So, based on all the consumer information I guess it won;t be in my or my budget's best interest to invest in a 2003 TL, I am VERY dissappointed in Acura
#68 of 111 Re: Considering a Used 2003 TL [rem1997]
May 05, 2009 (8:11 pm)
You could do some research and verify if the transmission was already replaced by Acura. If so, then I would think it's a good investment. Most 03's (based on my research) don't have tranny problems as the issue was rectified for the previous years. I own an 02 TLS and had my tranny replaced for free 86k due to a warranty the vehicle still had. I am sure all warranties are probably void now for 2nd year gen TL's. As of right now I'm 123k, I have no problems and the power is great! Do some research, contact Acura with the VIN # and see if its already been replaced. Good luck.
May 05, 2009 (9:00 pm)
Thanks for the advice! I have checked the VIN# against the supposed affected vehicles and it did not fall within that range, however I have heard of other consumers having problems with vehicles that didn't fall within this range. I will try to obtain the name of the previous owner and check carfax and with Acura as well. Thanks again for your helkp, I feel like I'm taking a big gamble with this car.
#70 of 111 Re: Thanks [rem1997]
May 06, 2009 (12:29 am)
Please let us know what you finally decide, and why. Thanks.
#71 of 111 Re: Thanks [hpmctorque]
May 06, 2009 (4:30 am)
I sure will. I should have joined this site long ago.