21st Jun 2005, 08:38
Let them replace the tranny. Honda has had problems with their trannys the last few years. I own an Acura MDX where the tranny needed to be replaced and it is fine now. On the other hand, I also own a 2001 Accord with 120,000 miles on it without a single problem.
21st Jun 2005, 21:14
Actually! Once you file a lemon law case with an auto manufacturer they are no longer allowed to communicate directly with the customer. Any and all communication must go through the lawyers. I found this out the hard way I was in need of help when my transmission went out on me the 2nd time and I was about 138 miles from home. Because I was questioning the options I had since this was the third attempt to fix the problem, the law firm notified AHMC and from that point on they would not talk to me or anything until they got a letter releasing the lawyers from representing me. After the third transmission fix, it failed on me again, making this the fourth attempt to fix it. I am currently trying to work with the manufacturer myself.. wish me luck!
24th Aug 2005, 08:07
I agree. my friend is a mechanic at Honda and he said there are numerous transmission problems with 2000-2005 year accords, pilots, and their mini van oddesey (spelling?). Maybe your TL too?
I always find the best thing to do is contact the right person at the manufacturer, call the line and ask to speak with a supervisor and ask them what they would feel like and want done as a remedy if they were in your shoes, after spending so much for such a highly marketed car.
28th Oct 2005, 21:15
Hi, I'm a mechanic at acura and I changed 2 brake switches on newer TLs lately (intermittent). you can't get your car out of the park position? or if you already are in D or N you can't get it into reverse? the first case will most likely be the brake switch that can't activate the locking solenoid for the park position.
19th Nov 2005, 17:20
You have to bring the car in twice for the same problem? Oh My God! They should give you a full refund plus a few thousand for your troubles.
Let them replace the tranny. You'll have a brand new trans and besides, the lemon law doesn't apply for only 2 trips to the dealer for your problem.
5th Jun 2006, 11:37
I must agree. Once you have a problem that the dealer is unable to resolve, your in trouble. I have contacted American Honda regarding my 2005 Acura TL. I was treated so poorly that I have decided not to purchase another Acura or Honda car.
My car has seat heters that do not work as designed. Interior rattles that drive me nuts. I love the we cannot duplicate line.
11th Aug 2006, 23:09
I own a 2001 3.2 TL and have had the transmission replaced 3 times. My wife drives a 2000 Lexus RX300 which has had the transmission replaced once. Acura pays for the transmission everytime I only pay labor so I keep replacing it. Besides the transmission problem the Acura is extremely reliable. Lexus on the other hand will not pay a dime if the cars out of warranty. Don't get me wrong Lexus is a much better car company, but they won't admit the problem they have with their transmissions. There are forums all over the internet reporting transmission failures on 99-00 RX300 and still Lexus has done nothing. I will continue to drive my Acura, but my next car will be a Lexus because besides the transmission they treat you like your someone special.
16th Jan 2008, 14:02
I have a 2005 TL that I bought new two years ago. Just about a month or two after I bought it I began hearing some noise when I accelerated.
I took the car to the dealer on 7 to 8 different occasions. They kept telling me that the car was fine. Finally, I test drove a brand new TL at the same dealership and could easily tell that something indeed was wrong with my car. The noise was not normal as they were telling me. Also I believe there was a minor loss of power as well that complemented the noise.
On my last trip to the dealership they finally agreed that something was indeed wrong with the transmission and offered to replace it free of charge.