Table 1 shows one common unknown or other related problems of the 2002 Acura TL.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Unknown Or Other problems||
Transmission does not shift smoothly anymore. It seems that 2nd gear is gone. The check engine light comes on too. It has the rpm go high before shifting.
My wife went out to use our 2002 Acura Tl today after it sitting for a few days. The car is parked under a carport either at our home or office. She discovered that there was some kind of unremovable hardened liquid leakage around the shift lever that had ate away at the plastic parts around the shift lever and caused spotting on the leather. The rear view mirror didn't seem to have anything dripping at the time I looked but I could see there was an oval in the center of the mirror that when you pressed it, you could see there was liquid inside. I found a website searching for "Acura rear view mirror leaking" and now see this is a somewhat common problem. I also notice that apparently: 1. The mirror manufacturer (not Acura) will replace the mirror without charge but not including the labor 2. Acura seems to want to avoid any responsibility for this which I feel is wrong! 3. The damage to the car is permanent unless the plastic pieces are replaced and the leather is either cleaned or replaced. The plastic seems to be eaten away like the liquid was a solvent. The spots on the leather are not able to be cleaned (I haven't tried myself yet) according to what I've read. 4. The liquid that leaked is obviously not good for your health and as one person noted, got sick and confirmed the hazardous chemicals in the liquid.
2002 Acura Tl rear view mirrors - the mirrors are designed to have this tinting effect. Not exactly sure of the science related to this tinting process, but my mirror is have tinted and have untinted and shades in between. This is a safety issue and these things should be recalled. I've glanced on-line and there is some liturature about these mirrors failing and if they leak they contain a dangerous chemical. 1. To my knowledge, no specific event led to this equiptment failure. 2. The mirror's tinting problem is constant. 3. The dealers will replace the mirror for a subtantial cost to its consumers.