2004 Acura TL - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2004 Acura TL

630 problems have been reported for the 2004 Acura TL. The following chart shows the 21 most common problems for 2004 Acura TL. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags with 187 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's structure (135 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2004 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 2004 Acura TL in the United States are 76,032 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Acura TL owners in the last 15 years is 630, and the age of the vehicle is 15, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 630 / 76,032 / 15 * 1000 = 0.55.

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 2004 Acura TL in 2004.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
3
  2018
36
  2017
16
  2016
40
  2015
39
  2014
53
  2013
43
  2012
60
  2011
71
  2010
98
  2009
42
  2008
28
  2007
15
  2006
14
  2005
21
  2004
1

small car iamge Compare the 2004 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 2004 Acura TL with the Acura TL from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2004 TL is 630 while the average number of problems reported for the 19 model years of the Acura TL is 176.

Table 3. Compare the 2004 Acura TL with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2014 TL
13
  2013 TL
37
  2012 TL
132
  2011 TL
14
  2010 TL
61
  2009 TL
42
  2008 TL
131
  2007 TL
135
  2006 TL
277
  2005 TL
440
  2004 TL
630
  2003 TL
410
  2002 TL
349
  2001 TL
167
  2000 TL
246
  1999 TL
161
  1998 TL
30
  1997 TL
34
  1996 TL
35


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