2003 Acura TL - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

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).

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

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

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