29th Aug 2007, 10:52
Acura of Memphis is very good. I bought my car from them and they have honored every warranty - no problems, no hassles whatsoever. I'll certainly consider buying from them again, but it probably won't be another Acura (don't care for the newer models). I'm waiting for the powertrain warranty on my TL to expire next summer and then I'll purchase something else.
18th Sep 2007, 08:30
I own a 1999 Acura 3.2 TL with 115,000 miles on it, and I just found out that the transmission is on its way out. I contacted Acura and brought the car in to a local dealer to have it diagnosed. Luckily for me, even though it's over warranty, Acura gave me another transmission. I only had to pay $600 for labor. I have a new warranty with this transmission. It's 3 years or 36,000 miles. I couldn't be happier and I feel the company did good by me, because honestly, they didn't have to do a thing for me.
18th Sep 2007, 13:08
We are very glad to see this site. Yes! It happened to my wife yesterday while driving home. We owned a 2002 3.2 TL Type S and this is the third time for transmission failure. The car has only 43K. It was so lucky there are no accident involved this time. She drove slow in the 25 mile zone, the car suddenly went full throttle max RPM and jumped forward without any warning signs. She applied the brake so hard, but could not stop the car, luckily no car in front. With fast reaction, she turned off the engine key and jumped out. The feeling of death is in reach within a second.
We were lucky there were an Acura dealer (Alex, VA.) employee drove by and he stopped to help us take the car back to the dealer. We are now in the loan car from the dealer and wait for the transmission to be replaced again. We will think hard to trade in for another car soon although we love the car dearly. Safety really concerns us. I hope the Honda/Acura manufacturer put customer safety ahead and stay behind support their products.Thanks.
23rd Sep 2007, 11:02
I have a real problem with buying another Acura - after all I will be getting rid of this one much sooner (and at much more expense) then I had planned because of a faulty transmission problem with this model. So why should I give this company more of my money even if it appears they have fixed this problem with the newer models? I'll let another car company vie for my hard earned money.
Also be aware that the TLs made after 2004 are a totally different breed of car. You may like the ride, but personally I did not.
12th Oct 2007, 14:29
WOW, interesting reading! You guessed it, the transmission in my 02TL has just experienced the same symptoms as I've read about (slippage, sudden jerking). I doubt there would be any sort of coverage due to it's high mileage (although according to recall notices I've found, the recall went into effect the day I picked it up (used) at the dealer). I've now read about MANY results for the SAME problem!Love the car otherwise, but this is ridiculous! Does it make any difference if the car was purchased in the US or Canada? ANY information would be appreciated. firstname.lastname@example.org.
22nd Oct 2007, 15:04
Wow...my 2002 TL with 97,000 is at Acura repair. I just received call from them confirming that the issues I was having was due to transmission and they are replacing it. I just spent $1600 two weeks ago for 100,000 service and two new tires, timing belt and other minor things. I took the car in due to minor slippage of gear, but also needed to get state inspection and thought that the issues I was having would be taken care of by getting service on car. Obviously, I continued to have some issues and had a bad transmission 'attack' on Saturday night. I returned home and switched cars for the evening. I want to keep this car for another 50,000 or so miles as I love it and it's paid for! Someone hit me this summer and had $6,000 damage repair (not my fault), and I had some dings fixed and the car looks brand new now. I'm amazed by all of the entries on this site, but happy that I do not have to pay for this transmission repair. I asked Acura if I was getting the 'same' transmission with defects, and he told me that it has been updated, and I will be able to tell a difference in the ride of the car when I get it back. I hope that all goes well and I don't have to have this fixed several more times like many others have noted.
25th Oct 2007, 10:11
I have a 2000 3.2TL, and just this morning it left me on the road. I was driving on the highway on the left lane when the car would not go for more than 40mph. I made my way to the right lane, and took the next exit at 25mph until I got to a safe spot to stop and park the car. It sure is a scary feeling when other cars on the highway are going at least 60mph. As some of you have said Acura did replace one transmission on my care couple of years ago with no problem whatsoever. I will find out how it will go with the second one. This time the car has well over 200K. I sure will do some research before I buy the next car. I also have a 1993 Legend that's a beauty, and bought the TL hoping it would be the same...
2nd Nov 2007, 15:06
I own a 2000 Acura TL with approximately 86,000 miles on it and I am now noticing that when it goes into third gear it shutters for about four or five seconds. I am assuming that it has something to do with the transmission, but I am not 100% sure. Does anyone know if the extended warranty is good for either seven years or 109,000 miles, which ever comes first or is it just 109,000 miles period?
2nd Nov 2007, 22:27
To the owner of the 00 TL with 86k miles on it. The transmission settlement is 7yrs, 9 months OR 109,000 miles. So you may still be eligible - I guess it depends on when your car was originally purchased. My 01 TL was purchased used, but I saved the carfax I ran when I bought the car so I have the original purchase date. If you aren't the original owner of that car and don't have a carfax report I'm not sure how else you could tell. But many others on this site have apparently negotiated well with Acura dealerships to get something paid for even if there car was out of warranty. Maybe you should call your dealership? Good luck.
6th Nov 2007, 18:19
Just purchased a 2003 TL-S with 53000 miles. My dream car. I drove it 1000 miles and on the way home tonight it stopped cold. I literally glided home. No transmission at all. What a shame for such a good car. Guess I start the process tomorrow with the dealership. I cannot believe this is an Acura. I had thought about buying a new one, but the price difference is a years college tuition. Stay tuned.