2005 Acura TL - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2005 Acura TL

427 problems have been reported for the 2005 Acura TL. The following chart shows the 22 most common problems for 2005 Acura TL. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags with 130 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's structure (74 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2005 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 2005 Acura TL in the United States are 82,509 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Acura TL owners in the last 14 years is 427, and the age of the vehicle is 14, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 427 / 82,509 / 14 * 1000 = 0.37.

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 2005 Acura TL in 2005.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
5
  2018
16
  2017
25
  2016
37
  2015
37
  2014
58
  2013
44
  2012
32
  2011
51
  2010
49
  2009
22
  2008
9
  2007
14
  2006
9
  2005
1

small car iamge Compare the 2005 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 2005 Acura TL with the Acura TL from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2005 TL is 427 while the average number of problems reported for the 19 model years of the Acura TL is 174.

Table 3. Compare the 2005 Acura TL with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2014 TL
13
  2013 TL
36
  2012 TL
130
  2011 TL
14
  2010 TL
61
  2009 TL
42
  2008 TL
129
  2007 TL
134
  2006 TL
274
  2005 TL
427
  2004 TL
628
  2003 TL
408
  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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