1997 Acura TL - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 1997 Acura TL

34 problems have been reported for the 1997 Acura TL. The following chart shows the 14 most common problems for 1997 Acura TL. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system with 12 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (5 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 1997 Acura TL

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Electrical System
12
  Power Train
5
  Air Bag
3
  Vehicle Speed Control
3
  Service Brakes
2
  Steering
1
  Engine And Engine Cooling
1
  Unknown Or Other
1
  Visibility
1
  Tire
1
  Wheel
1
  Suspension
1
  Equipment
1
  Structure
1

small car iamge Problem Occurrence Trend

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 1997 Acura TL in 1997.

Table 2. Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
0
  2018
3
  2017
0
  2016
0
  2015
0
  2014
0
  2013
0
  2012
0
  2011
0
  2010
0
  2009
0
  2008
2
  2007
0
  2006
2
  2005
2
  2004
6
  2003
0
  2002
4
  2001
1
  2000
1
  1999
5
  1998
3
  1997
1

small car iamge Compare the 1997 Acura TL with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Acura TL, the following table can be used to compare the 1997 Acura TL with the Acura TL from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 1997 TL is 34 while the average number of problems reported for the 19 model years of the Acura TL is 173.

Table 3. Compare the 1997 Acura TL with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2014 TL
13
  2013 TL
34
  2012 TL
129
  2011 TL
13
  2010 TL
61
  2009 TL
40
  2008 TL
128
  2007 TL
134
  2006 TL
273
  2005 TL
426
  2004 TL
627
  2003 TL
406
  2002 TL
343
  2001 TL
167
  2000 TL
246
  1999 TL
159
  1998 TL
30
  1997 TL
34
  1996 TL
35


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