2014 Acura TL - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2014 Acura TL

13 problems have been reported for the 2014 Acura TL. The following chart shows the 5 most common problems for 2014 Acura TL. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags with 8 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's equipment (2 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2014 Acura TL

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
8
  Equipment
2
  Power Train
1
  Structure
1
  Steering
1

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 2014 Acura TL in the United States are 12,354 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Acura TL owners in the last 5 years is 13, and the age of the vehicle is 5, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 13 / 12,354 / 5 * 1000 = 0.21.

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 2014 Acura TL in 2014.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
1
  2018
0
  2017
0
  2016
9
  2015
1
  2014
2

small car iamge Compare the 2014 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 2014 Acura TL with the Acura TL from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2014 TL is 13 while the average number of problems reported for the 19 model years of the Acura TL is 173.

Table 3. Compare the 2014 Acura TL with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2014 TL
13
  2013 TL
34
  2012 TL
129
  2011 TL
13
  2010 TL
61
  2009 TL
40
  2008 TL
128
  2007 TL
134
  2006 TL
273
  2005 TL
426
  2004 TL
627
  2003 TL
406
  2002 TL
343
  2001 TL
167
  2000 TL
246
  1999 TL
159
  1998 TL
30
  1997 TL
34
  1996 TL
35


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