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"
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Where Transmission Complaints Happen
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 failure in the 2003 TL
- transmission jerkiness in stop and go traffic in the 2015 TLX
- transmission jerks and hesitates when cold in the 2015 TLX
- transmission failure in the 2003 MDX
- transmission failure in the 2002 TL
- transmission failure in the 2004 TL
Acura's parent company, Honda, wants to settle up a decade-old lawsuit about downshifting transmissions
with an offer so low it's borderline insulting. A 2009 lawsuit says 5-speed automatic transmissions in some 2002-2004 Honda and Acura vehicles have a defect in the 3rd clutch. That defect can cause the transmission to suddenly downshift from 5th to 2nd gear. That's one way to reach your heart rate goal on your FitBit.…keep reading article "5-Speed Transmission Settlement for Some California Acura Owners"
A lawsuit says Acura is ignoring a significant and immediate safety threat with the 3rd generation MDX and RDX transmissions.
The 9-speed ZF transmission has numerous acceleration defects and can even throw itself into neutral if the throttle malfunctions while interpreting messages from various input modules.
The lawsuit points to TSB #PU-15-34 where Acura says a driver may not be able to select any other gears until the vehicle is restarted due to an open circuit in the actuator supply. Acura said a simple software update would fix the problem.
But according to the plaintiffs it didn't work.keep reading article "MDX and RDX Owners Sue Acura Because Their Transmissions Keep Shifting into Neutral"
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"