Last post on Nov 25, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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Acura TL, Scheduled Maintenance, Steering, Sedan
#15 of 21 Noisy 2008 Acura TL Type-S
Dec 11, 2009 (8:31 pm)
Just bought a 2008 TL-S few days ago. Was too excited and have not noticed this noise during the test drive. It's not really loud, but it's similar to the sound my 16 year old Ford was making. Hard to describe, but what comes to mind is worn out ball bearings.
I kept reading about road noise here, but mine seems to be different.
#16 of 21 Water leaks through roof - should I return the car?
Dec 12, 2009 (11:46 am)
Took the noisy car to an Acura dealer for the standard check and came out OK and they said noise is normal.
However something really bad showed up when they washed the car. Water leaks badly (pours) around the ceiling lamps. They also said the windshield is not the original Acura one and thought maybe it was not properly sealed, etc. They advised me to take the car back to the non Acura dealer I bought it from and if they can't fix it, then they should contact Acura dealer and they will fix it and charge the other dealer.
All the controls underneath (navigation, heating, stereo, etc.) and the transmission stick were soaked.
Took the car to the first dealer and asked money back. They said the only option is to trade it for another Acura. I left the car there because they need to fix this anyway and told them I will weigh my options until the leak is fixed. What's your experience about returning a used car within a week of purchase date?
#18 of 21 Re: Addressing shotty dealer maintenance [upsettlowner]
Mar 12, 2012 (6:48 am)
To upset tl owner please advise the name of the dealer where you had an experience with shotty workmanship. Thank you
#19 of 21 2008 Acura TL Type S steering problems??
Nov 21, 2013 (7:19 pm)
I just recently bought a 2008 Acura TL Type S and the only problem I seem to have so far is that the fuel cap light keeps coming on and says it needs to be tighten when it already is. The major problem I have and is questioning is the steering because unlike other cars it doesn't want to go straight I constantly have to steer back and forth just to stay on my lane which makes me like a drunk driver. My question is, is that how these new cars are or is my steering wheel just messed up? Also, sometimes when I break really fast I completely lose control of my car which is scary as heck. Is my steering wheel messed up or are you guys having the same problem? Please comment and let me know so I'll know if I should waste money at the dealership or not, Thanks.
#20 of 21 Re: 2008 Acura TL Type S steering problems?? [onlyoneleft]
Nov 22, 2013 (1:32 pm)
'Also, sometimes when I break really fast I completely lose control of my car which is scary as heck. Is my steering wheel messed up or are you guys having the same problem? Please comment and let me know so I'll know if I should waste money at the dealership or not, Thanks"
Its called torque steer- that's what you get when the car is driven by the front wheels plus all that power.
#21 of 21 2008 Acura TL Type S Audio
Nov 25, 2013 (12:27 pm)
Does anyone know a good place where I can get my Audio system repaired, I have something stuck in the cd changer and the CD/DVD audio will not play or change discs. I live in Dallas, TX. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.