2003 Acura TL Type S from North America - Comments

23rd May 2007, 19:17

My husband and I read this and we agree. Our transmission on our 2002 TL has been replaced twice. The second one did not work right from the very start. It just does not shift at times when trying to drive. The dealership said nothing was wrong when they drove it, then it broke a week later. I have to worry about the safety of my husband and children when we ride in the car, since it is our only car.

12th Oct 2007, 18:15

My transmission simply will not shift out of second gear and requires force to shift into reverse. The dealership indicated that there is nothing wrong, this is normal for this type of car. I tend to agree with the statement, the transmission issue reflects negatively on Acura.

6th Nov 2007, 14:33

I am on my 3rd transmission, the first failed at 50K (replaced under warranty), the second at 105k and the third at 165k. Replacing defective transmissions with defective transmissions is not the answer. Unfortunately, I don't think I have any recourse, I just have to keep paying $3k to keep my car running. I won't be buying another Acura.

24th Apr 2008, 22:09

My acura Tl type S transmission just went out for the second time since I bought it 137000 miles. I bought the car to keep it. Acura has informed me that fixing this transmisson issue will have to be out of pocket for me. So I will have to pay for another faulty transmission costing $2800. They are not even willing to in cure any of the expense. The car is in excellent shape otherwise.

25th Apr 2008, 11:47

I saw a complete car for sale recently for $3K, no doubt over these very issues. As far as pics it looked really good otherwise. I sold mine in fall 2006 for only $10k, and it entirely was over safety with our small children in car. At first the financial loss was disheartening, but I know we made the right choice. We now own domestics.

15th May 2008, 23:39

I have a 2002 TL Type S. I am currently on my third transmission and about to take it in for a possible fourth. First one was at 10K miles, second at 13K, third at 30K. Currently at 45K. This is all under the extended warranty, but it will eventually run out.

Four transmissions in a car with less than 50K miles. If that doesn't speak to how they are dealing with the problem...

16th May 2008, 18:35

It depends on how much you want to tolerate the situation. I solved mine by selling my 2002 TL Type S. Transmission failure is too dangerous.

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