What's Wrong with the Acura Legend?

Owners of this sedan have sent in 24 complaints with an overall PainRank™ of 0.97. That ranks 12th in reliability out of 21 Acura models.

Problems to Expect with the Legend

Legend owners generally have the most trouble with transmission problems, followed by the cooling system and engine.

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Legend Generations

Generations are groups of model years where the vehicles are continuously produced, using similar engineering and shared features. Generation data isn't always cut-and-dry and is often different for different countries. When in doubt, we use North American generation data.

  1. 2nd Generation Legend (1991—1995)

    This generation ranks 19th in reliability out of 35 generations.

  2. 1st Generation Legend (1987—1990)

    This generation ranks 14th in reliability out of 35 generations.

Most Common Complaints

Cooling System
2 owners have complained about "overheats." This problem is filed under Cooling System issues and can cost an average of $500.00 to fix.
Electrical
2 owners have complained about "speedometer stops working." This problem is filed under Electrical issues and can cost an average of $90.00 to fix.
Transmission
2 owners have complained about "transmission shifting rough." This problem is filed under Transmission issues and can cost an average of $30.00 to fix.
Cooling System
1 owners have complained about "overheating caused head gasket failure." This problem is filed under Cooling System issues and can cost an average of $2000.00 to fix.
Cooling System
1 owners have complained about "head gasket failure." This problem is filed under Cooling System issues and can cost an average of $1600.00 to fix.
Fuel System
1 owners have complained about "gas smell while driving." This problem is filed under Fuel System issues.
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Complaints by Topic

Complaints
transmission 5
cooling system 4
engine 4
electrical 4
fuel system 2
brakes 1
drivetrain 1
body / paint 1

Complaints by Year

Complaints
1992 7
1994 5
1993 5
1995 3
1990 2
1991 2

Recalls, Investigations, and Technical Service Bulletins

Legend Recalls

There are 11 Legend recalls and the following years are involved in the most campaigns.

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Complaints
1991 7
1992 6
1995 5
1993 4
1994 4
1988 2
1989 2
1990 2
1987 1

Legend Investigations

There are 8 Legend investigations and the following years are involved in the most.

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Complaints
1987 6
1988 3
1992 2
1993 1

Legend TSBs

There are 15 Legend TSBs and the following years are involved in the most.

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Complaints
1994 9
1993 6
1995 5
1992 5
1991 5
1990 5
1989 5
1988 3
1987 3