2002 Acura TL - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

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).

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

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

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