2002 Acura TL - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2002 Acura TL

352 problems have been reported for the 2002 Acura TL. The following chart shows the 18 most common problems for 2002 Acura TL. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train with 213 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (37 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2002 Acura TL

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2002 Acura TL in the United States are 61,675 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Acura TL owners in the last 17 years is 352, and the age of the vehicle is 17, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 352 / 61,675 / 17 * 1000 = 0.34.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Acura TL model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2002 Acura TL in 2002.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
5
  2018
8
  2017
8
  2016
7
  2015
8
  2014
18
  2013
10
  2012
10
  2011
17
  2010
23
  2009
9
  2008
10
  2007
10
  2006
11
  2005
26
  2004
49
  2003
44
  2002
3

small car iamge Compare the 2002 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 2002 Acura TL with the Acura TL from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2002 TL is 352 while the average number of problems reported for the 19 model years of the Acura TL is 177.

Table 3. Compare the 2002 Acura TL with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2014 TL
13
  2013 TL
41
  2012 TL
133
  2011 TL
14
  2010 TL
62
  2009 TL
42
  2008 TL
136
  2007 TL
135
  2006 TL
278
  2005 TL
444
  2004 TL
631
  2003 TL
410
  2002 TL
352
  2001 TL
167
  2000 TL
246
  1999 TL
161
  1998 TL
30
  1997 TL
34
  1996 TL
35


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