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Old 28 Aug 2004, 04:31 pm
Stan Dowiat
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Default Are TL transmissions aweak link?

I've got a 98 TL on which the transmission went out at 95k. As a foreign
car fan I realley expected the engine and transmission to last till 200k. My
mother in law has a 2000 TL and I know that Acura extended the warrenty on
her transmission which makes me wonder if the transmission was a weak link.

I've also read a few negative things about the TL transmission on the web.
I'm also a little conserned about the transmission being one that you can
manually shift if you want to.

We love the TL, especially my wife who wants a new one and we'll probally
get one in a couple of years. I'm hoping to hand this one down to my
daughter when she starts driving.

What is the opionion out there, is the TL tranny a weak point?



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Old 28 Aug 2004, 04:36 pm
E. Meyer
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Default Re: Are TL transmissions aweak link?

On 8/28/04 3:31 PM, in article MQ5Yc.589$cG4.318@fe61.usenetserver.com,
"Stan Dowiat" <standowiat@alltel.net> wrote:

> I've got a 98 TL on which the transmission went out at 95k. As a foreign
> car fan I realley expected the engine and transmission to last till 200k. My
> mother in law has a 2000 TL and I know that Acura extended the warrenty on
> her transmission which makes me wonder if the transmission was a weak link.
>


Honda seems to be having a lot of trouble making an automatic transmission
that can handle the high horsepower of the newer V6 engines. The TL
transmission problems showed up big time when the TL-S was introduced and
they started blowing up as soon as 17000 miles.

> I've also read a few negative things about the TL transmission on the web.
> I'm also a little conserned about the transmission being one that you can
> manually shift if you want to.


The manual shift is not really manual and pretty much has nothing to do with
the failures.
>
> We love the TL, especially my wife who wants a new one and we'll probally
> get one in a couple of years. I'm hoping to hand this one down to my
> daughter when she starts driving.
>
> What is the opionion out there, is the TL tranny a weak point?
>
>
>

Bottom line: Yes.

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Old 28 Aug 2004, 09:33 pm
MZ
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Default Re: Are TL transmissions aweak link?

The A/T in that '98 is NOT the same as the second generation TL A/T that had
the problems and special warranty. In fact, is essentially the same A/T as
the Honda Accord since 1990 - which is a "bullet proof" A/T. Unfortunately
yours is the exception.

MZ

"Stan Dowiat" <standowiat@alltel.net> wrote in message
news:MQ5Yc.589$cG4.318@fe61.usenetserver.com...
> I've got a 98 TL on which the transmission went out at 95k. As a foreign
> car fan I realley expected the engine and transmission to last till 200k.

My
> mother in law has a 2000 TL and I know that Acura extended the warrenty on
> her transmission which makes me wonder if the transmission was a weak

link.
>
> I've also read a few negative things about the TL transmission on the web.
> I'm also a little conserned about the transmission being one that you can
> manually shift if you want to.
>
> We love the TL, especially my wife who wants a new one and we'll probally
> get one in a couple of years. I'm hoping to hand this one down to my
> daughter when she starts driving.
>
> What is the opionion out there, is the TL tranny a weak point?
>
>
>



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Old 28 Aug 2004, 10:16 pm
sew what?
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Default Re: Are TL transmissions aweak link?

Acura CL & TLs from 98-2003 have had problems. Yes, the trannies have blown
up and had shift problems and slippage. But the good thing is once these
problems were identified, they were well researched and resolved. This
latest generation of TL & RLs w/270&300hp's have been refined. Plus Honda
stands by their product and recalled, fixed and extended the warranty on
these cars. No one is perfect. But if you have a company that stands by
its product and is willing to take a loss and repair, what more can you ask
for?

A-M
Lovin' my '04 TL for two weeks
Lovin' my '01 CL for 3 years


"Stan Dowiat" <standowiat@alltel.net> wrote in message
news:MQ5Yc.589$cG4.318@fe61.usenetserver.com...
> I've got a 98 TL on which the transmission went out at 95k. As a foreign
> car fan I realley expected the engine and transmission to last till 200k.

My
> mother in law has a 2000 TL and I know that Acura extended the warrenty on
> her transmission which makes me wonder if the transmission was a weak

link.
>
> I've also read a few negative things about the TL transmission on the web.
> I'm also a little conserned about the transmission being one that you can
> manually shift if you want to.
>
> We love the TL, especially my wife who wants a new one and we'll probally
> get one in a couple of years. I'm hoping to hand this one down to my
> daughter when she starts driving.
>
> What is the opionion out there, is the TL tranny a weak point?
>
>
>



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Old 28 Aug 2004, 10:43 pm
GigaNews
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Default Re: Are TL transmissions aweak link?

the latest recall is to resolve the sudden lock up and crash problem...

"sew what?" <divas_on_dnet@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:00bYc.14096$aB1.5530@twister.socal.rr.com...
> Acura CL & TLs from 98-2003 have had problems. Yes, the trannies have
> blown
> up and had shift problems and slippage. But the good thing is once these
> problems were identified, they were well researched and resolved. This
> latest generation of TL & RLs w/270&300hp's have been refined. Plus Honda
> stands by their product and recalled, fixed and extended the warranty on
> these cars. No one is perfect. But if you have a company that stands by
> its product and is willing to take a loss and repair, what more can you
> ask
> for?
>
> A-M
> Lovin' my '04 TL for two weeks
> Lovin' my '01 CL for 3 years
>
>
> "Stan Dowiat" <standowiat@alltel.net> wrote in message
> news:MQ5Yc.589$cG4.318@fe61.usenetserver.com...
>> I've got a 98 TL on which the transmission went out at 95k. As a foreign
>> car fan I realley expected the engine and transmission to last till 200k.

> My
>> mother in law has a 2000 TL and I know that Acura extended the warrenty
>> on
>> her transmission which makes me wonder if the transmission was a weak

> link.
>>
>> I've also read a few negative things about the TL transmission on the
>> web.
>> I'm also a little conserned about the transmission being one that you can
>> manually shift if you want to.
>>
>> We love the TL, especially my wife who wants a new one and we'll probally
>> get one in a couple of years. I'm hoping to hand this one down to my
>> daughter when she starts driving.
>>
>> What is the opionion out there, is the TL tranny a weak point?
>>
>>
>>

>
>



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Old 29 Aug 2004, 08:29 am
Lee Florack
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Default Re: Are TL transmissions aweak link?

On Sat, 28 Aug 2004 22:43:57 -0400, "GigaNews" <dum@Trescue.com>
wrote:

>the latest recall is to resolve the sudden lock up and crash problem...


My '04 TL has had zero recalls. What recall are you referring
to?
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Old 29 Aug 2004, 09:31 am
GigaNews
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Default Re: Are TL transmissions aweak link?

this one:
April 26, 2004

Recall Campaign: Automatic Transmission Second Gear Inspection
--------
go to your acura owner's link web site to see if you are included

also lots of tranny info on www.acura-cl.com

"Lee Florack" <lflorack@rochester.rr.com> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 28 Aug 2004 22:43:57 -0400, "GigaNews" <dum@Trescue.com>
> wrote:
>
>>the latest recall is to resolve the sudden lock up and crash problem...

>
> My '04 TL has had zero recalls. What recall are you referring
> to?



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Old 29 Aug 2004, 11:42 am
Sid Schweiger
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Default Re: Are TL transmissions aweak link?

>My '04 TL has had zero recalls. What recall are you referring to?<

The latest automatic transmission recall on Acura TL's included 2004 models up
to VIN 014224. Those with higher numbers were not recalled.
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Old 29 Aug 2004, 09:58 pm
MZ
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Default Re: Are TL transmissions aweak link?

FYI, 1st Generation TL is 96-98; 2nd Gen. TL is 99-03; 3rd Gen. TL is 04 -

All 1st Gen TL 's have different A/T than later ones included in the special
warranty.

MZ
"sew what?" <divas_on_dnet@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:00bYc.14096$aB1.5530@twister.socal.rr.com...
> Acura CL & TLs from 98-2003 have had problems. Yes, the trannies have

blown
> up and had shift problems and slippage. But the good thing is once these
> problems were identified, they were well researched and resolved. This
> latest generation of TL & RLs w/270&300hp's have been refined. Plus Honda
> stands by their product and recalled, fixed and extended the warranty on
> these cars. No one is perfect. But if you have a company that stands by
> its product and is willing to take a loss and repair, what more can you

ask
> for?
>
> A-M
> Lovin' my '04 TL for two weeks
> Lovin' my '01 CL for 3 years
>
>
> "Stan Dowiat" <standowiat@alltel.net> wrote in message
> news:MQ5Yc.589$cG4.318@fe61.usenetserver.com...
> > I've got a 98 TL on which the transmission went out at 95k. As a

foreign
> > car fan I realley expected the engine and transmission to last till

200k.
> My
> > mother in law has a 2000 TL and I know that Acura extended the warrenty

on
> > her transmission which makes me wonder if the transmission was a weak

> link.
> >
> > I've also read a few negative things about the TL transmission on the

web.
> > I'm also a little conserned about the transmission being one that you

can
> > manually shift if you want to.
> >
> > We love the TL, especially my wife who wants a new one and we'll

probally
> > get one in a couple of years. I'm hoping to hand this one down to my
> > daughter when she starts driving.
> >
> > What is the opionion out there, is the TL tranny a weak point?
> >
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 30 Aug 2004, 08:59 pm
Lee Florack
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Default Re: Are TL transmissions aweak link?

On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 09:31:44 -0400, "GigaNews" <dum@Trescue.com>
wrote:

>this one:
>April 26, 2004
>
>Recall Campaign: Automatic Transmission Second Gear Inspection
>--------
>go to your acura owner's link web site to see if you are included
>
>also lots of tranny info on www.acura-cl.com


I'm a member of Owner's link and participate in Acura-TL.com all
the time. So, when you mentioned a recall, I already knew that
mine was not included. My TL was built in December 2003 and my
VIN # is well past the cut-off for this issue. So, most of the
2004's won't have this tranny problem.


>"Lee Florack" <lflorack@rochester.rr.com> wrote in message
>newsui3j09rpbbkfut0fdjrin56t90nhfl6s8@4ax.com.. .
>> On Sat, 28 Aug 2004 22:43:57 -0400, "GigaNews" <dum@Trescue.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>the latest recall is to resolve the sudden lock up and crash problem...

>>
>> My '04 TL has had zero recalls. What recall are you referring
>> to?

>


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