138 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 . If the total number of problems reported by Acura TL owners in the last 7 years is 138, and the age of the vehicle is 7, the PPMY index can then be calculated as
PPMY Index = 138 / 53,442 / 7 * 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 2012 Acura TL in 2012.
|Service Year||Number of Problems|
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 138 while the average number of problems reported for the 19 model years of the Acura TL is 178.