8th May 2006, 05:19

In order to get the vibration to go away try having your wheels balanced. I had this problem with an older car of mine. I tried getting an alignment, new tires, etc. but it was just an improperly balanced wheel. Good luck.

8th May 2006, 08:40

If your boss got 20K miles out of his NSX tires he did better than most. The average was 10K miles and there was a lawsuit about it, although nothing much was resolved. Acura/Honda said the car was a sports car and so tires wear out faster than traditional cars.

8th May 2006, 21:18

Yes, the issue with the fast-wearing tires was caused by a deliberately excessive amount of front wheel "Toe-In" which was supposed to give the car exceptionally responsive steering and it did - but at the absurdly high price of wearing out the front tires in as little as 5,000 miles.

9th May 2006, 15:50

Yes it was less than 20,000 miles. I heard it was the Tire mfr. and not the comment you mentioned. I had the oppy to drive it only once and it was a blast. Anyway the Acura TL has large tires... I watch every pothole and the tire pressure. Pluses on the car is its every thing you want it to be. Very fast, nice amenities and a good family car as well. The braking could be better and the trans stronger, but I keep buying Acuras my first being a Legend.

1st Jun 2006, 18:35

My tires on my Acura TL need replacing after 21000 miles. They put a soft tire on this model. I have complained to dealer.

11th Jul 2006, 17:02

Tires are minor problems. I'm pretty sure changing them and getting a wheel alignment will solve your problem. How could you give the TL a bad review because of such minor problems?

23rd May 2007, 10:17

Simply not worth the money. I purchased an Acura after owning several Honda Accords within our household. The lack of service and overall disdain for the customer at the dealership level is very troubling & not expected from Acura. I am unclear why a simple request to change the oil and rotate the tires causes so much confusion, and several days to do it. I actually had to rent a car for two days as it took two days to have my oil changed.

25th May 2007, 08:43

It is quite a surprise to see this commentary. I just started to research other drivers experiences and realize that the problems with the Acura dealerships roll down from the corporate level.

25th May 2007, 15:51

I've been interested in looking to buy the TL and thought to do more research to be sure.

After reading all the comments made here, I have been feeling very surprised that Acura, being a high quality brand seems to be unseemingly low in their quality control and customer care. It's all making me feel somewhat uneasy about it, and would like to hear more if these unfortunate situations are a small pool of misfortunes, or is it really stemming from poor corporate culture?

Again, it's very surprising to hear all of this.

11th Jul 2007, 20:59

I bought my 04 TL with a 6-spd manual, and opted for the high performance tire package, because I knew the standard equipment Bridgestone Turanzas were junk. The high performance tires were Bridgestone Potenza re030's. These are pretty good tires, but to all those saying they've had tire problems, what I recommend is that you visit tirerack.com and plug in 04 Acura TL, and then read the reviews of the different tires - very easy to do actually - this will enable you to pick the best tires, usually at a price well below the original equipment.

I bought BF Goodrich Traction T/A tires, and they lasted 60,000 miles on my 04 TL. I just replaced them with a set of Bridgestone Potenza re960's, and these tires are AMAZING. They are like glue in the rain and and on dry roads. I'm expecting to get 60k from these as well.

3rd Jun 2008, 17:48

I bought my car in May '06 and was surprised by some of the problems I ran into. Being too busy (full time career, school and family) to take the car in multiple times, I just learned to live with some of the smaller issues. Well, I finally found a couple of websites talking about the same problems I've been having: alignment and rattles. It's been two years later and I finally have free time (graduated this past May) to take care of it, so I called Acura and told them my problems - let's see what they do.

I have all service records and completed everything by the Acura dealer. Because of the alignment, I bought new Bridgestone "Pole Position" tires and purchased a lifetime alignment policy with Firestone.

I still have an alignment issues, so I'm not going to spend any more money on this, but let's see what Acura can do to gain my trust - too many other high-end cars in the market (IS, G35, BMW, Audi, Benz, etc...) and I'm a young guy with the potential to purchase many more cars in my lifetime. If they can't fix it, I'll take my dollars elsewhere. I like the rental car - '08 Altima. Doesn't have the same kick (2.5 liter) and wow factor regarding the interior, but if I don't have problems, who really cares....

20th Mar 2009, 00:13

I took my 04 TL to the dealer today to get a balance, because it starts to shake when I accelerate up hill from 25 to 40 mph. The service man told me that it was the transmission. He said that the dealer would give me a partial warranty by reduced 2G discount, but it still turned out to be 1,900 to replace the transmission.

My car is 70K miles. It's a bit surprising to me that Acura doesn't last that long. I was very disappointed because all the cars that I had were either Honda or Acura. I will definitely consider other cars in the future.

15th Sep 2009, 11:35

Customer satisfaction is lowest for manufacturers with the strongest sales and products. It seems if they don't have to work hard to earn your business like GM, Ford, Chrysler, they just don't care. The products sell themselves. That is a real shame. The exception seems to be Lexus.

15th Sep 2009, 11:40

High performance cars wear out tires much faster than regular cars as they are made of softer compounds, so please stop with the complaints. When you buy your next set of tires, look on the sidewall for the treadwear rating. The higher the number, the longer the tread will last, but the less grippy the tires. Depending upon the application, the treadwear rating could be anywhere from 200 to 700.

30th Aug 2010, 19:32

I have an 04 TL with over 88000 miles. It still drives as good as the day I bought it, and I bought it new. The only rattle I hear in my TL is occasionally from starts and I drive the 6 speed manual. It does seem to run through tires quickly, which isn't too surprising given the performance.

24th Jun 2011, 13:56

I purchased a TL in 2004 new. The original tires were replaced at 17,000 miles because they were all cupped out on the inside. I had Falcon tires installed, and purchased a 5 year alignment program also. At 27,000 miles those tires were adjusted out because all tires were cupped out again. I had Sumitomo put on instead of the Falcons. At 36,000 miles the rear tires were cupped out again, and were replaced.

I now have 45,000 miles on this car, and the rear tires are cupped out, and have been for quite a while. I am going to put up with the noise till I can't stand it.

The car has been aligned at least 3 times a year. It's always out of toe in the rear. Dealer says there is no problem? Yeah, right.

26th Jun 2011, 08:04

Soft compounds wear out quicker on stickier performance tires. You can easily knock a car out of alignment with road hazards. Another problem is wheel under inflation.

27th Jun 2011, 11:59

I had a lot of trans issues with my TL and yes it was expensive as well. I switched to domestics. I drive a Ford Edge. My daughter just bought a new Mazda 3 Touring. She wanted my TL and I am glad we didn't take the chance with her having issues.