Acura's Very Uncomfortable Seats
The seat design in certain Acura vehicles has been described as crippling. Owners complain that their legs fall asleep after 30 minutes of driving, and any long trips result in stiff backs, sore thighs, or messed up necks. Acura has been si…Continue reading article "Acura's Very Uncomfortable Seats"
TRW Crash Sensor Defect
There's growing concern that some sort of electrical overstress is messing with airbag control units (ACU) in certain Acura vehicles. And that's a problem since it's the sensor that senses when a crash occurs and tells the airbags to deploy…Continue reading article "TRW Crash Sensor Defect"
Denso Fuel Pump Failure
The impellers inside of Denso branded fuel pumps may have been excessively exposed to a drying agent during manufacturing. This leads to them cracking, absorbing fuel, and deforming so badly that they stop sending fuel to the engine. Honda …Continue reading article "Denso Fuel Pump Failure"
Dual-Clutch Transmission Slips
According to owners, all the shifting benefits of Acura's 8-speed dual-clutch transmission are nullified by a defective torque converter. While Acura has issued recalls for 2015 TLX owners, it didn't fix the problem and didn't cover all the…Continue reading article "Dual-Clutch Transmission Slips"
What TLX Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- jerks between gears in the 2015 TLX
- transmission jerkiness in stop and go traffic in the 2015 TLX
- transmission jerks and hesitates when cold in the 2015 TLX
- hesitates from a stop in the 2015 TLX
- transmission jerks in the 2016 TLX
What Breaks the Most
TLX Key Numbers
Over 708,000 Honda and Acura vehicles are being recalled to replace their DENSO fuel pumps.
The pumps have a defect that'll cause them to stop pumping fuel to the engine. You don't need to be a mechanic to see why that's a problem.…keep reading article "Acura Recalls More DENSO Fuel Pumps That Are Really Bad at Pumping Fuel"
A proposed Canadian class action lawsuit that could surpass $1 billion
alleges multiple automakers are guilty of using defective and dangerous airbag control units.keep reading article "Canadian airbag control unit class-action lawsuit could top $1 billion"
Acura is part of a recall for over 437,000 vehicles to prevent the engine from suddenly shutting down due to a clogged fuel pump.
Sodium particulates, often found in cheap gas, can cling to the inside of the pump and increase resistance as they heat up.keep reading article "Cheap Gas and Cheaper Fuel Pumps, An Acura Recall Story"
Acura's transmission supplier, ZF, has filed a warning about how insufficient crimps in the transmission's wire harness can send the unit into failsafe mode.keep reading article "TLX Transmission Recall Will Only Give You a Warning Light Before Your Transmission Shuts Down"
You've barely cracked 4 digits on your TLX's odometer, but your car might already need a new transmission.
Acura says something happened during manufacturing that can cause the 9-speed automatic transmission to fail to properly shift into the 'park' position. Yeah, I'd say "something happened." Something like "you guys messed up."
A transmission that can't go into park means your car could easily roll away and hurt someone. So until the problem is fixed, the parking brake should always be set.
The recall begins in January 2015.keep reading article "TLX Transmissions Already Need Replacing"
2015 Acura TLX owners want to know why their transmissions jerk and hesitate so much. It's a fair question.
When you spend $35k+ on a car, you usually do so with the assumption that the transmission will be able to make it's way from 1st to 4th gear without acting like a washing machine filled with bricks.keep reading article "Transmission Problem Sparks Lawsuit"
Well, I feel as if I made a 42500 dollar mistake. This 9 speed ZF tranny is without a doubt the worst shifting transmission I have ever driven. And if this isnormal operation for the caras the dealer says, Acura should be responsible for a fix or replacement of the tranny.
Each time I reported a rough shifting from 1st to 2nd gear (slight) and from 2nd to 3rd gear (very pronounced) They have yet to fix the problem. I could shift a manual smoother than this 'advanced' automatic transmission system.
From the moment I bought this piece of junk the transmission has been jerking going in & out of second gear. Numerous passengers in my car have pointed out to me that mytransmission is failing, as if I don't know. My mother once thought we'd been rear ended after a particularly bad thud.