3rd Generation (2004—2008) TL Problems

This generations ranks 31st out of 31 Acura generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the interior (42%), electrical (17%), and the transmission (16%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Cracked Dashboard 45 complaints at an average of 98,137 miles in the 2005 Acura TL.
  2. Transmission Failure 18 complaints at an average of 113,168 miles in the 2005 Acura TL.
  3. Hesitation in Transmission 2 complaints at an average of 66,036 miles in the 2007 Acura TL.

What TL Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Acura model years.

Watch out for the 2004 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2008 22 3 25 6.65
2007 22 3 28 7.89
2006 46 4 35 8.56
2005 32 5 66 8.78
2004 37 4 121 17.34

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