2002 Acura TL 2.3 from North America
Don't ever buy one!
I also have a 2002 TLS Acura and had to have the transmission replaced at 47000 miles.
I now have 127000 miles and the transmission is starting to slip again. Called the dealership and asked about a replacement, and was told yeah if I pay for it. We will only replace one, and besides I have already received the updated version. Told him yeah well updated version has same problem as old version. He was sorry but nothing he could do.
Told him I will never ever purchase another Honda product.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 31st July, 2009
1st Aug 2009, 20:31
Sorry about your transmission luck. You failed to mention if you had an Acura dealer service the transmission at 77,000 and again at 107,000 miles (every 30,000). If your transmission was replaced/repaired by Acura after March 2005, yes you received the updated version. Some transmissions build prior to March 2005 are reported to have had bad material in third gear clutches that flaked off, clogging screens and limiting fluid circulation, thus causing overheating/slippage. Some private transmission shops will rebuild for around $2,500 if you choose to rebuild again.