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Old 25 Aug 2007, 04:36 am
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Default '03 TL problems, still under warranty, should I take it in?

I have a 2003 TL non-S that's still under warranty. My concern is my heated seats. The back of the driver's seat heats, but the base does not. The base of my passenger's seat heats, but the back does not. Is this normal? If not, will the dealer throw a fit if I bring it in to be fixed? I can't imagine it would be cheap for them. The passenger's seat also is very noisy when you use the power adjust, definately not normal, will they fix this or tell me to suck it up? While I'm at it, the fog light button does not illuminate if I turn them on, so I never know if they are on are not, should I even bring this up?40k miles, I have a full warranty on the vehicle and besides these nuances, I love it.
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Old 25 Aug 2007, 04:40 am
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Take it in. They won't throw a fit, it's their job to fix it. My RSX type-S had transmission problems. They opened it up TWICE to fix it with no complaints.
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Old 25 Aug 2007, 04:44 am
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Manufacturer's warranties "vary"! Some items have what they call "limited warranty". You really need to read the owner's manual and perhaps, call the dealer to see if it "QUALIFIES"for warranty repair. If you have someone other than the dealer repair it, you could void the entire warranty on your car.Give the dealer a call.
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Old 25 Aug 2007, 04:46 am
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bring it to the dealership. If its under warranty, they'll fix it. They wont' throw a fit, it doesn't cost them anything, its payed for by Honda. (acura)
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Old 25 Aug 2007, 04:48 am
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no it is not normal the seats should heat the both the back and the base and you should bring it in and have them fixed because it will cost you allot to do if you wait till warranty is up. have them fix all the issues.
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Old 25 Aug 2007, 04:54 am
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I would definitely take your car to the dealership to be checked out. Even if the dealer throws a fit, it's their job to check your car out for anything you can't troubleshoot on your own. This includes the seats, the fog light indicator and anything else you can think of. Your passenger seat my need to be lubricated so that it won't make as much noise.
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Old 25 Aug 2007, 05:00 am
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Don't be a baby baby boy!Take the car in and demand that it all gets fixed. This is not about whether they throw a fit or not, they are a premium vehicle retailer and it is a perfectly reasonable expectation that they fix all that stuff and make it fully functional.Most of the vehicles they sell start at 30K or more. They are used to dealing with very fussy customers, who have after all spent a lot of money. What you are asking for is perfectly reasonable, and frankly none of that stuff should have failed under the warranty period.I'd call them up, tell them there are all kinds of faults, explain each one in detail, and then inform them that you expect a courtesy vehicle while all the work gets done. My Acura dealer has never told me 'no.' They even replaced all my tires for free because I was unhappy with how quickly they wore down.Be assertive, and demand what you want. Not rude, just assertive.
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Old 25 Aug 2007, 05:04 am
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I don't think the back is heated in TL's only the seat. I would definitely bring it in for the other problems, you paid for premium car with premium service! I have a 05' TL right now, which is a different model though on the heated seat issue.
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Old 25 Aug 2007, 05:08 am
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well ,the warranty is 4 yrs. 50,000 miles. bring it in to the service dept.. seat heaters, fog light switch, power seat recline/adjust, all still covered under warranty. I work for Acura and I fix those problems day in and day out. Also if your trans starts acting up, it is covered under extended warranty. They won't tell you to suck it up. I need work and hopefully you're in the ny area. Long Island that is.
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