by Travis Langness, Social Media Editor on December 25, 2015
When we last left the action, our long-term 2015 Acura TLX needed service. The dashboard chimed in to let us know that the B16 service was due, so we scheduled a dealer visit and dropped it off locally at Hooman Acura of Santa Monica.
After just a few hours at the dealer, the TLX was ready to go. Our first service cost $80.64 for an oil change and tire rotation, but this service was much more work and cost quite a bit more.
by Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager on December 23, 2015
This warning greeted me when I got into our 2015 Acura TLX recently. "B16" has a special resonance for Honda nerds, being the prefix engine code for one of Honda's beloved four-cylinders from the 1990's. This particular alphanumeric, however, isn't nearly as special.
by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on November 24, 2015
Our 2015 Acura TLX is due for a maintenance service, or so says the gauge cluster display. The display also has a Bingo-like code that you'll need to look up in the owner's manual to determine what's required.
by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on September 8, 2015
My colleague Josh Sadlier recently drove our 2015 Acura TLX home for a night. The next day in the office, he remarked that he noticed some odd shifting behavior from the TLX's nine-speed automatic transmission. Now Josh is sort of odd himself (witness his website dedicated to his personal car), but having spent some time with our TLX as well, I have to agree with him: our TLX's tranny exhibits unusual shifting behavior in its lower gears.
August 26, 2015
At just more than 6,000 miles, our 2015 Acura TLX requested its first service. Honda/Acura maintenance language calls this an A1 service: "A" for oil change, "1" for a tire rotation.
A surprise recall surfaced when our advisor typed the VIN into his computer.
August 21, 2015
Awhile back Dan wrote of "a tire imbalance or shudder from the rear" while driving our 2015 Acura TLX. Jay drove it a couple of nights later and echoed his impressions. So the next morning we asked Stokes Tire Service to perform a road-force balance on the rears.
August 19, 2015
Our 2015 Acura TLX is back covering miles after having sat on the sidelines nursing injuries sustained from its impromptu crash test. Now it has enough to go back in for its first service.
The TLX's instrument cluster alerts its driver when the service interval is approaching, flashing a "Service Soon" indicator on vehicle start. After that, the notice changes to "Maintenance Due Now".
August 13, 2015
Our 2015 Acura TLX has been out of commission for the majority of its test so far. With 5,150 miles on the odometer, we finally get our first snapshot of fuel economy performance.
August 10, 2015
By now everybody knows that our 2015 Acura TLX was involved in a significant collision. We documented the body repair process here and here over the course of its 61-day absence. Some of this time was spent in the body shop and some of it with Acura engineers giving it a post-repair shakedown.
But with extensive damage like our car suffered there is always the scary question, "Will it ever be the same?"
June 11, 2015
After an unfortunate mishap with a wayward Camry, our 2015 Acura TLX was dispatched to the body shop. We got in to see the scenes of disassembly, and now it's time to start reconstructing the car. Here are the steps leading up to the paint room.
May 29, 2015
Now it looks as bad as it is.
We got into the body shop to document the start of repairs on our TLX and it isn't pretty. If you're wondering, here's what $6,300 worth of broadside collision looks like:
May 12, 2015
It looks worse than it is.