What's Wrong with the Acura TL?

TL owners have made 309 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the transmission (31%), followed by the interior (22%) and the engine (12%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the TL.

Comparing TL Generations

Watch out for the 3rd generation's (2004–2008) 9.65 PainRank™, which is the worst of 4 generations. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
4th Gen TL 2009–2014
59 4.35
3rd Gen TL 2004–2008
151 9.65
2nd Gen TL 1999–2003
93 5.04
1st Gen TL 1996–1998
6 0.33

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    The Worst TL Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2002 (19), 2012 (15), 2009 (14), 2001 (9), 2000 (9), 1998 (3), 1999 (3), 1996 (2), 2011 (2), 2013 (2), 1997 (1), and 2014 (1).