2015 Acura TLX: Comes Off the DL, Ready for Summer Miles
July 16, 2015
Editor Jay may not have thought the damage to our 2015 Acura TLX was too extensive when he and the Acura were sideswiped by a rogue Camry in early May, but our car ended up spending significant time on the disabled list. All told, it spent more than a month at the body shop, then two more weeks (and some change) at Acura's HQ service center here in south Los Angeles.
This was a thorough rehab assignment.
Well, not really. The longest delay was at the body shop, where the TLX sat idle for some time waiting on a back-ordered left rear door. Nearly six weeks later, the TLX transferred to Acura's internal service department, per company policy for cars in the LA region's press fleet. Service techs identified unusual wear on the tires, so ordered four new tires. Ordering and balancing the tires also took longer than originally expected.
Finally during the final inspection, techs noted rattle from one of the rear speakers, which they believe may have been dislodged in the collision. They re-insulated the speaker and finally gave the all-clear to release it back to us.
Quite some time out of action, but we can't fault Acura for the parts delays nor the thoroughness of its service department. Now we can get back to enjoying and adding some miles to our newest midsizer.
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor