2004 Acura TL Consumer Review: Transmission Issues

2004 Acura TL - Consumer Review

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3.2 Sedan (3.2L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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Transmission Issues
By darltk on


2004 Acura TL 3.2 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


I have had my car since 2006 and have kept it under maintenance. It has treated me well for this period of time with occasional issues here and there. With 168,000 miles my transmission went and Motor mounts had to be replaced. Transmission was $5200 at the dealer. I opted to have it rebuilt elsewhere for $3300. I have also replaced the Motor Mounts. I guess certain things are to be expected but there were obvious issues with 2002-2003 and 2004's that were built earlier. I still believe these cars are reliable but some of these issues may be things that can be eventual problems with this model year. I also seem to be having some issues with the hands free freezing and dropping off.

Best Features

Options for the price of the vehicle were good. XM, Hands Free, Power windows down with FOB, Xenon lights. Good Performance and Power.

Worst Features

The 2012 models seem to have included some improvements. AWD, better Trans, Roomier.
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By bedfird
on 01/26/13 19:57 PM (PST)

Recall ID # 48583 - POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION Full Details Recall Date APR 15, 2004 Component POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION Model Affected TL Potential Units Affected 1099796 Read more: http://www.motortrend.com/cars/2004/acura/tl/recalls/#ixzz2J92nHdiE

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