Transmission Failure problems of the 2000 Acura TL

19 problems related to transmission failure have been reported for the 2000 Acura TL. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2000 Acura TL based on all problems reported for the 2000 TL.

car   Transmission Failure problem 1
Failure Date: 08/25/2016

My transmission failed due to overheating as described in Acura safety recall campaign p39. I've had the this diagnosed at Acura reno, the maintenance manager has found the described condition present in my transmission. He agrees he has found the heat discoloration and symptoms describes in the warranty and the original safety recall. He is declining service based on the service records of the transmission fluids, he states tans fluid needs to show service records with every 50,000 mile this is untrue based on the owners manual information. Mine meet and exceed Acura recommendations. They have confirmed this with the service center that serviced the car in maryland. At this point they are doing everything they can to not honor the repair. Safety risk: NHTSA recall number: 04v-176 gear failure could result in transmission lockup, which could result in a crash. Remedy: on vehicles with 15,000 miles or less, the dealer will update the transmission with a simple revision to the oil cooler return line to increase lubrication to the second gear. On vehicles with more than 15,000 miles, the dealer will inspect the transmission to identify gears that have already experienced discoloration due to overheating. If discoloration exists, the transmission will be replaced if discoloration is not present, the dealer will perform the revision to the oil cooler return line. I'm speaking to a brian robinson at Acura reno 775-229-7777 my case number with Acura is 4977463 my VIN is 19uua5662ya066838 this failure occurred on hwy 80 east bound just before donner summit in California. I noticed a strong odor and smoke then the transmission lost engagement. I had the vehicle towed to reno nv that was the closet town we are from colorado on summer vacation.

car   Transmission Failure problem 2
Failure Date: 02/18/2013

The contact owns a 2000 Acura Tl. The contact stated that the transmission failed. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 04v176000 (power train) and contacted the manufacturer. The manufacturer stated that the transmission was previously replaced under the recall in 2005. The transmission failed again because the gears were fractured. The failure and the current mileage was 155,000.

car   Transmission Failure problem 3
Failure Date: 09/28/2012

When turning car off ignition transmission interlock failed and the car was left in neutral and after exiting car it rolled backward (on a hillside) & hit parked truck. Very risky! I didn't know that Acura Tl had prior years (thru 99) that were recalled. Also Honda had other models in later years with the same problem. Called national Honda 800 and they verified not covered. I had fixed, but Honda is putting public at risk!.

car   Transmission Failure problem 4
Failure Date: 08/18/2011

The remedy outlined in campaign 04v176000 did not resolve the manufacturers safety defect for my vehicle. Per the recall, my transmission had an oil cooler return line installed in December 2004 by sterling Acura of austin. I replaced the transmission fluid at 47000, 71000 and 107000 miles. In August of 2011 at 133000 miles, my vehicle suddenly started stuttering and hesitating when up shifting from first gear. The vehicle would also lurch forward due to unexpected down shifts at moderate speed. Depending on the traffic and driving conditions this could have resulted in a collision, luckily in my case it did not. However, other owners impacted by campaign 04v176000 may not be as lucky since it is likely a matter of time before their transmission eventually fails for the same safety issues raised in 2004.

car   Transmission Failure problem 5
Failure Date: 02/01/2011

The transmission on my 2000 Acura Tl was replaced at about 100,000 miles. Now again at 157,000 miles it is slipping again in second gear just like it did originally. The dealer told me that it is out of warranty and I am on my own to pay for the replacement of the transmission again at a cost of approximately $4,000. After reading all the similar complaints about the defective transmissions in the Acura Tl, I believe that the company has just turned their head on all of us. Why is this not being handled by another class action lawsuit? a replacement transmission that fails at 57,000 is not an acceptable solution to the problem. If Toyota can get hammered for stuck accelerators, shouldn't Honda be fixing their transmissions before someone gets killed!!!.

car   Transmission Failure problem 6
Failure Date: 08/13/2008

I own a 2000 Acura Tl type s, I am the second owner of this automobile, I took ownership in 2003. The car suffered a complete transmission failure on November 11, 2004 while going 60mph. No loss of control happened as the car simply went into what felt like "neutral". The transmission was replaced due to a recall on their transmissions. The car only had 71000 miles on it and was the warranty was extended until 109000 miles. On August 10th, 2008, my car once again suffered a transmission failure this time happened as I pulled out of my neighborhood and going about 15mph. Acura is acknowledging they have faulty transmissions but in my case are not willing to replace the previously replaced transmission due to it being "out of warranty". The replaced transmission only lasted 58000 miles, way below what should be considered normal, yet Acura is wanting me to pay full price for the faulty part and labor. There is obviously a serious safety issue here that need to be looked at, certainly if they are unwilling to address the issue of having me replace my transmission at their cost then I will no longer be a Honda customer. However, seems there are ticking time bomb out in the road with these transmissions and surprised I haven't heard anything about recalls being issued nationwide for their specific year of faulty transmissions.

car   Transmission Failure problem 7
Failure Date: 05/22/2008

Transmission failed suddenly. Transmission was defective design and part of a class action suit that Honda settled without admitting fault. Transmission had a safety recall issued to install an oil jet pump on the transmission. This was performed on my car without any explanation to my as to why.

car   Transmission Failure problem 8
Failure Date: 10/10/2007

The contact owns a 2000 Acura Tl. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle decelerated to approximately 20 mph without warning. As of October 12, 2007, the dealer had not inspected the vehicle. The contact stated that there was recall work performed for the automatic transmission in 2004, however, the NHTSA campaign id number was unavailable. She felt that the automatic transmission caused the current failure. The current and failure mileages were 138,000. The consumer stated the vehicle was inspected by the dealer who stated the transmission failed yet again and this is the third transmission for this vehicle. Updated 11/1/07.

car   Transmission Failure problem 9
Failure Date: 08/30/2007

The contact owns a 2000 Acura 3. 2tl. In 2004, the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA recall number 04v176000 (power train:automatic transmission). The contact stated that the transmission has failed again three years later. Acura stated that the replacement transmission was re-manufactured and they would have a case manager review her complaint. The current mileage was 160,000 and the failure mileage was unknown.

car   Transmission Failure problem 10
Failure Date: 07/18/2007

The contact owns a 2000 Acura Tl. The contact received recall notice # 04v176000 (power train:automatic transmission) at 65,000 miles. He took his vehicle to the dealer and they performed a revision to the oil cooler and stated that the vehicle was fine. At 105,000 miles, the transmission failed and was replaced by Acura. The contact is currently experiencing failure with the vehicle, which he believes to be the transmission. He believes that one transmission is being replaced with another transmission that will fail in a couple of years. The current and failure mileages were 124,000.

car   Transmission Failure problem 11
Failure Date: 09/03/2006

The contact owns a 2000 Acura 3. 2tl. While driving 65 mph, the transmission failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and was repaired in October of 2006. In may of 2007, the transmission failed again. The vehicle was taken to a different dealer who will not provide her with a warranty. The VIN and engine size were unknown. The current mileage is 118,000 and failure mileage was 100,000.

car   Transmission Failure problem 12
Failure Date: 11/01/2004

Received recall 04v076000 transmission failures: while driving transmission exploded nearly crashed. Also blew up catastrophically again. The consumers wife nearly crashed when the transmission in her vehicle exploded and she tried to avoid getting hit or crashing into something. Prior to the recall, the consumer spent over 2700 to have the transmission rebuilt. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer and they installed an oil jet kit, consequently 500 miles later the transmission failed again.

car   Transmission Failure problem 13
Failure Date: 08/27/2004

I recently bought a 2000 Acura 3. 2 Tl with a 5-speed automatic transmission with 87,000 miles on it. My transmission had a big pause when shifting from reverse to drive, hard, inconsistent shifting, and it would not shift correctly when going between 2nd and 3rd gear (around 25 mph). When this happened between 2nd and 3rd gears, the car would jerk severly and would only stop if I either braked or pressed on the gas. In heavy traffic 2 weeks ago, my car stalled and the car behind me almost rear-ended my car, however, my car started up again and I brought it into walker Acura in metarie, la. They confirmed that my transmission was failing (only 4 months after I had bought the car and with 92,000 miles on it) and that it would be replaced under warranty along with an "axle stuck in the transmission". They have fixed the problem, however, my new transmission has been in my car for about a week now (only 500 miles on it, it's only warrantied for 12,000) and it is already showing signs of failing - pause when shifting from reverse to drive, and the transmission also downshifts into a lower gear (even if it doesn't need to) as soon as I take my foot off of the gas pedal. My new transmission has also made my car alot slower than it was when I first bought it. I am afraid to drive my car, I don't feel safe in it because of my previous transmission malfunction and my beginning problems with my brand-new one. I would have not bought this car if I would have known about the transmission problems, and I would have not known about them if it weren't for an online forum for Tl owners. Acura did not send me any type of notification about their transmission inspection before my transmission failed. If Acura doesn't do something drastic about this problem soon, fatalities may occur, and regardless, I'm never buying another Acura or Honda again. I thought I was buying a safe, dependable car, but it looks like that is the farthest thing from what I ended up with.

car   Transmission Failure problem 14
Failure Date: 05/14/2004

I purchased this vehicle as new in April 2000. In November 2001, the transmission failed, and I was thrown forward at a high rate of speed as though rear-ended. The transmission was replaced with a rebuilt transmission at the dealer in temecula, California, and covered under recall or warranty (I think it was warranty, and that the recall was made after the fact. ) well, now it has been a little over 2 years, and the same thing has happened again. While traveling on an interstate, my transmission failed, throwing me forward, and rapidly decelerating the vehicle. I was quite fortunate to have not been rear-ended! my neck and back hurt, and my dealer has charged me nearly $6000 for the repairs. A failure of this sort must be investigated before people are injured or killed.

car   Transmission Failure problem 15
Failure Date: 12/26/2003

'00 Acura Tl, car transmission failure.

car   Transmission Failure problem 16
Failure Date: 11/01/2003

While driving the vehicle's transmission failed. The vehicle was on the highway when the incident occurred. The vehicle felt like it was thrown violently forward and caused the rear of the vehicle to rise.

car   Transmission Failure problem 17
Failure Date: 10/22/2003

Acura Tl transmission failed, new one was installed, recall issued sept 04, "fixed" transmission claims to be fine but on occasion violently downshifts, accompanied by warping brakes that Acura has issued a service bulletin for, it is a serious problem.

car   Transmission Failure problem 18
Failure Date: 01/01/1901

Transmission failed twice. The consumer heard this was a result of poorly designed and poorly manufactured bearing surfaces and clutch plate surfaces in the automatic transmission. The consumer request reimbursement from the manufacturer but they denied any responsibility.

car   Transmission Failure problem 19

We have been experiencing transmission problems since 15,000 miles and have taken the vehicle into the dealership a number of times to fix the problem, only to hear they could not duplicate the problem. The hesitation or slipping when stepping on the gas, has gotten so bad, we are afraid to jump out in traffic. On two occasions the transmission has locked up in second gear causing us to pull over, put it in park prior to proceeding. A fair amount of internet research has revealed the a large number of Tl & cl owners have experienced transmission failures. This is not acceptable for a $32, 000 car.

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