2003 Acura TL - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2003 Acura TL

410 problems have been reported for the 2003 Acura TL. The following chart shows the 20 most common problems for 2003 Acura TL. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train with 233 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (45 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2003 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 2003 Acura TL in the United States are 93,909 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Acura TL owners in the last 16 years is 410, and the age of the vehicle is 16, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 410 / 93,909 / 16 * 1000 = 0.27.

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 2003 Acura TL in 2003.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
2
  2018
14
  2017
15
  2016
28
  2015
20
  2014
17
  2013
18
  2012
17
  2011
27
  2010
35
  2009
30
  2008
33
  2007
18
  2006
20
  2005
25
  2004
33
  2003
3

small car iamge Compare the 2003 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 2003 Acura TL with the Acura TL from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2003 TL is 410 while the average number of problems reported for the 19 model years of the Acura TL is 175.

Table 3. Compare the 2003 Acura TL with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2014 TL
13
  2013 TL
36
  2012 TL
132
  2011 TL
14
  2010 TL
61
  2009 TL
42
  2008 TL
129
  2007 TL
134
  2006 TL
274
  2005 TL
431
  2004 TL
628
  2003 TL
410
  2002 TL
348
  2001 TL
167
  2000 TL
246
  1999 TL
161
  1998 TL
30
  1997 TL
34
  1996 TL
35


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