2012 Acura TL - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

🔎 Common problems of the 2012 Acura TL

139 problems have been reported for the 2012 Acura TL.
The following chart shows the 16 most common problems for 2012 Acura TL.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags
with 38 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering
(24 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 2012 Acura TL in the United States are 53,442 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Acura TL owners in the last 7 years is 139, and the age of the vehicle is 7, 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 2012 Acura TL in 2012.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2019

12

2018

17

2017

20

2016

37

2015

10

2014

9

2013

13

2012

1

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Compare the 2012 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 2012 Acura TL
with the Acura TL from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2012 TL is 139
while the average number of problems reported for the 19 model years of the Acura TL is 179.

Table 3. Compare the 2012 Acura TL with other model years