Transmission Solenoid Problems of Acura TL

Acura TL owners have reported 12 problems related to transmission solenoid (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Acura TL based on all problems reported for the TL.

car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2003 Acura TL 1
Failure Date: 03/21/2018

In forward motion, freeway. Electrical. Tranny. Car currently reads 138,356 miles. Around roughly 134,000 miles the vehicle check engine light began to flash as a result from rpms reaching about 6 on the cluster rpm display due what felt like slipping into to 3rd or 4th gear. Slipping however usually results with what I would consider a slamming experience from eventually catching and shifting into the correct gear. This happened as I was merging onto freeway. Car did not catch gear but nuetralized until I switched to sport shift mode and displayed 4 gear and the vehicle jetted off. Cel has remained on and 3rd gear still a issue. Did much maintenance, replacement of solenoids,fluid flush, etc. Problem solves then returns. This has went on for about 6mon this last month seemed issue had resolved itself after two more atf flushes in the prior month. This last week my lady and I coming home from our date night, luckily thats Wednesday(hump day) for us, so freeways at 12:30-1am in san diego hold few traffic. I say luckily because going about 70-75 mph the car suddenly felt like what slamming into a wall head on at 75 mph must feel like. Jerking us forward, uninjured due to seatbelts, thank god. The scariest thing however was the fact that in the far right lane at that speed after the jolt caused the vehicle to neutralize and any accelaration that would occur would instantly give a less intense jolt but rapidly slowed the vehicle down making it extremely difficult and drastically increasing our levels of danger of something worse ,as I made my way over to far left side of freeway. Reaching safety I examined vehicle found nothing visually wrong. After letting car cool and letting warm to normal op. Temp I put vehicle in sport mode exited freeway and took city streets home only using d2,no problems occurred. Today repeated the maintenance as before. Runs okay but I'm nervous.

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car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2002 Acura TL 2
Failure Date: 10/25/2014

I bought this vehicle used in September and it started having shifting problems shortly afterward. I then discovered there was a recall (04v-176) on the transmission. The recall states in part that "the dealer will inspect the transmission to identify gears that have already experienced discoloration due to overheating. If discoloration exists, the transmission will be replaced. " the dealer called and told me they had completed the recall work, but recommended that we replace the solenoids to fix the hard shifting. My wife picked up the car when the work was complete and it ran reasonably well for about a week. On the date noted above, my daughter drove it home from work and it would not shift out of 3rd gear. Note, it is a 5 speed automatic transmission. She told me she was scared to drive it because of the way it was acting. I drove it for a short distance the next day and verified her complaint. I am upset because I feel like Acura let us take an unsafe car out of their maintenance department without letting us know there was a problem. I called the dealer back and told them about the problem and asked if they had done the gear inspection and what it had shown. The dealer would not confirm that the inspection had been completed and would not provide the results of the inspection. He just stated that "the technician knew what to do for this recall. " I then called in a complaint to Acura. They listened, gave me a case no. And told me that someone would call me back within 48 hours. When I hadn't heard from them for a week, I called and they told me the case worker was at lunch, but would call me as soon as she got back. I waited all afternoon, but no one called. Now, I feel I have no alternative, but to file this complaint as Acura has been totally unresponsive.

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car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 1999 Acura TL 3
Failure Date: 10/13/2014

The vehicle jerk when you shift the gears would slip intermittently while in drive, reverse. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the transmission my ount,the tcc solenoid and the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 164,000.

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car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 1999 Acura TL 4
Failure Date: 06/07/2014

The contact owns a 1999 Acura Tl. The contact stated the vehicle would jerk and the gears would slip intermittently while in drive, reverse or park. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the tcc solenoid and the transmission needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 198,000.

car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2006 Acura TL 5
Failure Date: 04/07/2012

The contact owns a 2006 Acura Tl. The contact stated that when driving uphill, the gears would start to spin and the transmission would slip and hesitate. The contact stated that the failure would mostly occur when the weather was hot. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic and the contact was told that the transmission needed to be replaced because the transmission was not strong enough for the v6 engine that was in the vehicle. The contact had the torque clutch solenoid replaced previously, but the transmission still failed. The failure mileage was 73,500 and the current mileage was 79500.

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car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 1999 Acura TL 6
Failure Date: 06/16/2011

I purchased the 99 Acura 3. 2tl with 105k miles. I drove to charlotte, nc when the check engine light came on. Found out it was for the transmission and later had it confirmed that the solenoid has the error. Acura says the warranty extension was their answer to the problem, which never corrected the actual defect. In my case, the car took almost thirteen years to finally get to the mileage where the transmission fails, though now Acura says its not responsible.

car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2003 Acura TL 7
Failure Date: 10/31/2009

I own a 2003 Acura Tl. My transmission is not shifting properly unless I baby the engine. The problems gets worse as the car heats up and gets hot. The main problem comes in when shifting from 1st gear to 2nd gear and from 2nd to 3rd as well. Going up hills from a stop is difficult. I brought it to the dealer and they pulled code p1450. The tech told me that there are internal solenoids that are receiving the signal to shift, but are not actuating. I've looked into this problem and saw there is an outstanding recall on this transmission (04v176000). I've been told by Acura hq and the local dealer that I've been dealing with (Acura of avon in avon, CT) and haven't gotten any results. I understand that my car does not fall within this recall, but I also understand that there is also a class action lawsuit against Acura that describes my exact problem. Despite Acura's information on VIN number distribution of problematic transmissions, I believe I have a vehicle that is experiencing the problems covered under either the recall or the class action lawsuit. This problem occurs everytime I drive the vehicle. I have to keep the engine at around 2,000 or 2, 500 rpms until the transmission finally shifts. If I do not lay off the gas, the transmission will not shift.

car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2004 Acura TL 8
Failure Date: 10/15/2004

Vibration leading to a shudder in the front end of a 2004 Acura Tl. Vibration starts at 1500 rpm up through 2000 rpm at 45 mph through 60 mph. Vibration and shudder is intermittent in nature and can be quite severe causing you to slow down. Car has been back to the dealer 3 times since I purchased it in October 2004. They have aligned the motor mounts, balanced the tires, adjusted the solenoid on the transmission and adjusted a heat shield . Still have the problem. Spoke with Acura client service and was told this is a driving characteristic of the car but their engineers are working on it. They assigned a case # to it b01-2004-11-1100593, my case managers name is ed. At present they have no fix for the problem and I don't feel they know what the problem is. I have noticed many postings on the internet from other Acura Tl owners having the same problem.

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car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2000 Acura TL 9
Failure Date: 08/09/2004

While driving abs, and the ovedrive light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. Consumer drove the vehicle to the dealer, and mechanic determined that the solenoid sensor needed to be replaced. Passenger side rear fender and mudd flap damaged. Tread hit the 5th wheel of the trailor. The vehicle started bucking and fish tailing as tread separated from the tire in one peice. The tire did not go flat. Both vehicles had to be repaired.

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car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2001 Acura TL 10
Failure Date: 08/16/2002

First noticed the failure after parking the car and then putting it into reverse to back out of the parking lot. Proceeded to drive normally, put the car in d5 (automatic mode) and noticed hard abrupt shifts from 1st gear to 2nd gear. 3rd gear seemed like neutral, car just revved and then caught 4th or 5th gear. Once in high gear and up to around 60mph on the highway the car suddenly downshifts to what seemed like 1st gear causing the tires to lock up for about a second and then went back into 5th gear. Fortunately there was no one behind me following to closely. Continued to drive, only slower this time and it did it again at about 45 mph this time. I pulled over and called the local dealership(Acura of baton rouge, la) and had the car dropped off for repairs. Solenoid replacement didn't solve the problem so he informed me that they would replace it with a remanufactured transmission. Car would be ready in about a week and a half.

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car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 2002 Acura TL 11
Failure Date: 06/26/2002

Transmission slipping and reported at 14823 dealer said that they did not find a problem, rotors warped at 14823 miles replaced pads and resurfaced rotors, cd player replaced at 14823 miles, squeak in rear suspention due to a leak in the rear right strut at 18933 miles, both front seat backpanels loose, transmission replaced at 20322 miles car was at the dealer for 25 days, vsa and check engine light remained on after transmission replaced. Replaced lock upshift solenoid valved ecu reset, transmission not shifting properly and slips at 23583 miles, door frame peeling at 23583 miles replaced door frame. Cruise control not working at 23700 miles, font suspention or steering column making squeaky noises at 23700 miles. Dt.

car image   Transmission Solenoid problem of the 1999 Acura TL 12
Failure Date: 06/10/2002

Weak bearing installed by manufacturer fell apart, killed shift solenoids and transmission. No warranty replacement is $6000 with labor (20% of the cost of the car new).

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