30th Jun 2009, 15:02

Just wanted to give an update on my Acura. I posted about tranny failure at 103000 miles. The dealership will cover the whole expense. It is still pretty bad that the cars have defective transmissions. Hopefully the car will last another three years. If it does, I would be happy with that.

1st Jul 2009, 15:56

I have a 2002 3.2 TL with 124,500 miles on. The transmission was replaced at 59,000 miles, and now it is gone again. My local Acura dealer is telling me that it will cost $3500 to get the job done, and they can only help me with $1250.00.

Acura is a poor company, and I will never buy their product again.

1st Jul 2009, 16:59

I have a 2002 Acura TL with 65,000 miles (now out of warranty). Took it to dealership today and they informed me the transmission needs to be replaced as well as the ECU. Service Dept. was going to contact Acura to see if they'll cover it all, a portion of it, or none of it. I bought the car at the dealership and have had it serviced at appropriate intervals along the way. Hoping Acura will pick up the entire cost, but I really don't know what to expect. Does anyone know what kind of factors Acura considers when making these types of goodwill decisions?

3rd Jul 2009, 06:52

2003 TL, 99k miles... transmission just went out, 2 days after I had $1000 work done on the the front end, brakes, etc. etc. Dealer is of little help.

Happy to find this site, as I will now try to appeal for a goodwill fix. If not, inclined to get what I can for the car and lease something else... I don't have the money right now for a new car.

Also, the dealer wants $750 to fix a windshield wiper that won't turn off!

8th Jul 2009, 16:08

I have Acura 2001 TL 3.2 bought in 2000. I never had a problem. I have been doing schedule maintenance with the dealer. I was not aware of having problem with transmission until today when my transmission acted up at 126K. I called the dealer and I was informed that it will not cover by warranty anymore and will cost $4300 to fix it. Then I started to get quote from other repair shops, the price is not different. One shop gave me an option to replace with used transmission, which has 66k miles on it for $2500 one month warranty. I did not make any commitment to anyone. Then I did google search and found this site. I am glad that I found this site and talked about goodwill fix. I called my dealer again and asked if they can do a goodwill fix. Then they asked me to bring the car in the shop and see what they can do. There is some hope now. I will keep posted. I thank you for all the posters.

9th Jul 2009, 21:37

I have an Acura TL 2000 with 86000 miles on it.

Sometimes during driving, the TCS light comes on for a few seconds then turn off and I don't have any problem with the transmission until now. On 07/04/09 I hit the curbside and the TCS, check engine, the D5 gear are blinking. I'm still able to drive the car, the only thing I feel different is at the start of driving, I have to push the gas pedal more. I brought the car into an Acura dealer and after a few hours, they called me and said all the codes point to the transmission. They quoted me $4000 to replace the transmission, but the service adviser told me he is going to talk to Acura since I have low mileage on it. Finally they called me and said Acura is replacing the new transmission with 36 months warranty, and I have to pay $1500 since the recall already expired.

10th Jul 2009, 11:30

I have an 02 TLS, and the transmission just went out on me last night (60,000 miles). I spoke with Acura service and they said that I am 2 weeks out of the extended warranty (if only the tranny could have gone a few weeks earlier!). While on the phone with Acura, I found out that the transmission was replaced by the previous owner at 30k (I bought it with 32k), so they recommended bringing it to a local dealer and seeing if they will do anything for me.. will keep you posted!

21st Jul 2009, 01:00

I have a 2000 Acura 3.2 TL, which I bought used in 2003 with 57,000 miles. As of today, it has 157,000 miles and the VIN # IS listed on the Honda Transmission Settlement website.

It is doing the same as the other comments; slipping, stalling, D5 light flashing, and if I pull over, turn it off, then restart, I can drive for a little while longer, but NOT much...

Like many of you, I don't have the money to fix it at $2K-$3500 from various local shops. I don't know if my criteria falls in or out of the guidelines, but I'm going to call the support # first thing in the morning.

Do any of you have any ideas about this? If you do, and you want to email me, my address is ILoveSanDiego_U2@yahoo.com

Thanks for any advice you can provide.

21st Jul 2009, 08:26

My post was the one before this, and I am still on with Acura client support, who say that they're not able to do anything. Said that I should take my car in for the recall of the 2nd gear, which I am not having a problem with to my knowledge; that I'm out of the warranty extension criteria on all counts, assigned me a case number, and basically said they could "feel my pain", although not in those exact words... This sucks!

21st Jul 2009, 22:47

Hi I have a 2003 Acura TL Type S, unfortunately it has a salvage title and the dealer said that there was nothing they could do to help me as far as the transmission starting to go out. They said that because it was salvage title they could not cover it, what type of approach could I try to take to help me at least pay somewhere closer to 1400-1600 instead of 4000 for a transmission replacement. My name is David, my email address is dfpreza@gmail.com. Let me know what ya think.

26th Jul 2009, 08:21

I have an 02 TL that started slipping just yesterday. Only have about 43,000 miles total - I'm second owner. This site has been very helpful. Will contact Acura Monday and hope for the best.

27th Jul 2009, 16:46

Does anybody know of a lawyer that will take on a case with transmission problems or has anybody took their case to court? I purchased an Acura and the transmission went after not even having the car a year. I need a lawyer! Help me. Please.

31st Jul 2009, 10:32

Wow this site is a bit frightening. I have a 2002 3.2 TL I bought new in 2001. The car has been good, but it is about to roll 200,000 k and all of a sudden the service engine light comes on. I took it to my local service guy and he tells me that the codes he is getting off his computer indicate transmission problems. He reset the light for me and told me it might not come back on, but within 48 hours there it was again. Then it went out and stayed off for days. But it is back on now and I have to address whatever it is. The funny thing is the car seems to run well except for a hum I have noticed that speeds up and slows down with the car. I never heard of a recall. My dealer never contacted me about any potential problems with the car.