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Acura TL, Sedan
#77 of 111 Re: No 2003 TL for me [rem1997]
May 09, 2009 (5:47 am)
Yeah, you're right, the Vigor's back seat was indeed cramped. I really liked the styling and stance of that car, though, and the five cylinder engine was excellent.
Circling back to the very low mileage RL you're considering, be prepared to change the fluids, belts and hoses if the haven't been replaced according to the schedule in the owner's manual (not the Acura dealer's schedule). Belts and hoses, and some fluids (eg. brake fluid and coolant, but not engine oil) not only wear with mileage, but also deteriorate with age. If the car checks out, it should provide excellent service for you.
#78 of 111 00 TL Transmission failure out of extended warranty
Jul 24, 2009 (1:51 am)
My 00TL's transmission is failing but it's out of the extended 7 year 109K warranty. I checked my VIN number and it is covered in the settlement and according to acura, the issue with the transmission is "OPEN" as in they never fixed it. (They did install an oil jet cooler of some sort years ago). Is there anything I can do? I can't afford to have the transmission replaced. I talked to the dealership and he told me to bring it in to see about goodwill but it's been 2 days and he said he still hasn't looked at the car yet and the service record he gave me looks like I'll be paying $115+ just for him looking at it and says nothing of possible good will. Any advice? I took it to scarsdale Curry Acura which is where the car was originally purchased 9 years ago...
#79 of 111 2003 TL - affected by recall?
Oct 26, 2009 (6:59 pm)
We are considering an 03 TL for our son - it has 85k miles. The recall on the transmissions is a big concern - I've looked at the recall notice, but can't determine if this car is included in the recall - can anyone help? VIN is 19UUA56662A048754.
If it is included, is there an average mileage when the transmissions failed?
#80 of 111 Re: 2003 TL - affected by recall? [ttarkington]
Oct 27, 2009 (5:26 am)
My 2003 TL Type S failed at 30K and 33K- got frustrated with the second failure and sold it.I think a majority of the 03 as well as the 02 were affected by this recall.
#82 of 111 2003 acura tl 3.2 transmission failure
Oct 27, 2009 (10:12 am)
My 2003 acura tl transmission just failed at 133,000 mile i am now left with the repairs and the bills. Not happy. Check the recall on the car and recall has been fixed. Can i still get this check out for the recall if it has already been fix? Any suggestion or help? please let me know.
#83 of 111 Re: 2003 acura tl 3.2 transmission failure [ymoua]
Nov 01, 2009 (10:12 am)
Please let us know how your transmission failure was resolved.
#84 of 111 Re: 2003 acura tl 3.2 transmission failure [ymoua]
Nov 13, 2009 (6:34 am)
My 2003 Acura tl 3.2 with 117000 just went today, I called the dealer and he said my VIN number doesn't qualify. He said the repair cost is $4500 and it is on me. I am talking with the service managerand he is "checking into it". Anybody get their transmission done on a 2003 Acura TL 3.2 with similar miles or more?
#85 of 111 Acura 3.2TL (2000) Water Pump
Dec 09, 2009 (3:01 pm)
I have an Acura 3.2TL (2000) with 130K miles.
The water pump needs replacement.
I was told the timing belt needs to be removed in order to replace it.
Is that true?
The estimate was around $1K.
#86 of 111 Re: 2003 acura tl 3.2 transmission failure [grizzct]
Dec 09, 2009 (3:02 pm)
I had the transmission rebuilt on my 3.2TL (2000) with 130K miles.
The cost was $2000.