The best feature of the 3.2TL Type-S is its smooth, responsive engine, which combines rapid acceleration with respectable fuel economy. It also handles nicely in everyday driving, but can get slightly unpredictable at its limits. The ride is not as settled as one would expect in a car of this class.
Alerts
There are 6 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
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Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

Worse Better
Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
NA
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard. Side air bags standard from 2000. ESC optional from 2002, standard from 2004. Head protection air bags standard from 2004.
Road Test
The best feature of the 3.2TL Type-S is its smooth, responsive engine, which combines rapid acceleration with respectable fuel economy. It also handles nicely in everyday driving, but can get slightly unpredictable at its limits. The ride is not as settled as one would expect in a car of this class.
Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.2-liter V6 (225 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2000 Acura TL owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Clock

"The clock light went out at 40,000 miles, and the dealer told me it was too expensive to replace it. Not acceptable for an Acura"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"turn signals failed to function"

Anonymous, BC (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Headlights

"DIY Blub replacement."

Anonymous, NV (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Head light bulbs had to be replaced"

Ravinder S., NJ (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"High intensity discharge bulbs went on both sides. Very expensive to replace. Must be done by garage (dealer)"

Anonymous, BC (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The driver side headlight went out at 105,000 miles. I was shocked at how much of the car had to be dismantled and the cost to replace it. Not acceptable for an Acura"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The daytime running light module failed"

Cliff S., ON (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Headlight dimmed and requires repair to the system not just a new headlamp replacement. $400.00"

Anonymous, AL (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Just had to replace both headlights and it is really involved and expensive"

Anonymous, MD (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"bulb replaced"

Anonymous, MD (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"One headlight works intermittently. Repair quotes have been from $800-$1,400"

Anonymous, MS (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"Motor to operate power seat controls for driver seat not working. Dealer thinks possible related to simple motor failure but could be entire seat which needs replacing"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Drivers side heat control malfunction"

Anonymous, AL (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Interior lights

"back-light panel for dash lights not working. needs extensive labor to remove dash and replace simple light bulb"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Warning lights

"The SRS. Light comes on and stays on"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Warning light is on due to sensor failure"

Anonymous, HI (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Calipers

"Rear caliber pins had seized leading to limited braking and excessive wear"

Anonymous, AB (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"calipers continually freeze up - rear passenger side"

Chip B., NY (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"1 rear calliper seized"

Regent L., ON (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Hose at the rear right caliper seized( brake seized ). After changing the hose , great again."

Wieslaw S., ON (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"front brakes seem to wear excessively fast either the rotor or pad wear. Maybe it is my driving"

Anonymous, MD (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Brake pads replaced when callipers replaced"

Regent L., ON (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Parking brake

"Parking brake remained engaged after the handle was released. Had the car towed to the shop. Loosened brake mechanism and replaced brake cable"

Scott M., ON (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Rear pads on one side wore out, causing wear to rotor"

Robert S., IL (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"TL brakes are a regular replacement item after several years. The disks seem to warp and once it affects the braking performance, I face up to new disks and pads on the front of the car. This cycle I used aftermarket disks as the preferred dealer ones are now too pricey."

Raymond H., CA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Rotors

"warping"

Brian M., ON (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"See previous remark on pulsation on braking"

Joseph M., WA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Replaced"

Anonymous, MN (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Same work done twice in 18 months"

Anonymous, MS (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission slipping ,then out replaced"

Steve A., MO (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Complete rebuild of transmission for slipping. Dealer replace 3 under extended warranty.. I replaced 2 trans after warranty ended. Acura knew they had a design flaw, but did not tell General public about it till sued by Consumer report & other people."

Anonymous, MI (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Third gear of 5 speed replaced under warranty 3 years old. Then at 11 years old same problem."

Paul S., FL (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Transmission had to be replaced. Could have been caused by difficulty driving in snow"

Richard G., UT (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Replaced entire transmission"

Steve A., MO (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"165000 MILES FROM NORMAL WEAR AND USE"

Anonymous, NY (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Transmission failed while driving"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"not shifting properly"

Anonymous, GA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"clearly slipping and rough changing from time to time but not all the time - advised replacement was obvious cure and a rebuilt transmission was way to go - the rebuilt has made big difference but not as smooth as the original when new"

Anonymous, BC (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"transmission stopped working"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Worn timing belts make the computer put out incorrect codes on OB diagnostic tool saying trans problems when it is the timing belt causing the VVT system to make the trans hunt gears or fuel system provided incorrect amount causing engine to run to fast or slow for selected gear of transmission.."

Anonymous, MI (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Engine started revving loud for a short period of time and then it went away. Cause not found"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"Intermittent fuel vapor lock problem still in troubleshooting for 7 months. Replaced, cleaned several areas to make it much better, but still have warm start problems. Replaced spark plugs, coils, wires, cleaned throttle body, intake manifold, adjusted valves, replaced fuel regulator and treated for Ethanol and water in tank 10+ times. Bad premium gas requires immediate fuel treatment to run car. It's drivable, but sometimes, takes 1 - 2 min of very rough idle from warm starts. Replaced oxygen sensors twice."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Engine mounts

"Both engine mounts required replacement"

Natalie N., MI (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The car still operates very well, but the engine mounts have worn and broken and just been replaced after fifteen-plus years"

Peter Y., VA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Oil leaks

"minor oil leaks due to aging gaskets"

Anonymous, GA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Oil pump seals found to be leaking. Rebuild lead to engine mount replacement and several "might-as-wells" including replacing timing belt & accessories drive belts"

Anonymous, AB (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Main seal leaked- Minor-preventavi repair"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"There is a leak at one of the seals"

Anonymous, MD (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"water leak in trunk"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"See prior response. Repair was approximately $460.00 for a used sun-roof including installation"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Windsheald wiper fluid hose break"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"windshield"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The drainage line in the sunroof failed. Water leaked into the passenger compartment on the driver's side"

Gregory L., CT (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Sun-roof seals failed allowing rain water to enter the cabin and soak the carpet on the driver's side. I had to replace the whole sun-roof unit since Acura does not sell the seal separately. Very expensive repair so I purchased a used sun-roof"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Trunk leaks"

Kathy M., NC (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Squeak in front, passenger side for years - no one can find it or fix it. Also have a clunking sound under the hood - sound comes from left front side almost like a bearing is worn out but no one finds it"

John S., CA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Rusted out"

Anonymous, MA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Exhaust leaks

"small leaks at the connections between the pipes and muffler"

Robert H., PA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Exhaust manifold

"Exhaust flex pipe was leaking and then was replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Muffler

"rusted out"

Anonymous, MA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Car is actually a 1998 Acura. The muffler and pipes rusted out in 3 years, made loud noise"

Anonymous, ME (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Pipes

"pipes rotted through. car didn't pass inspection. one replaced, one welded closed"

Anonymous, MA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Pipe connected to muffler rusted through"

Robert S., IL (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Replaced approximately the last two feet of the exhaust tail pipes as they were rusting and developing small leaks"

Peter Y., VA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"A/C failed during a 1000 mile trip from Denver to Los Angeles in the heat of summer. Total cost to repair exceeded $3,000"

Joell R., CA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"compressor seized while underway. Required a tow. Had to be replaced"

Anonymous, BC (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"A/C basically gave out. Replacement/repair unit not very good"

Phillip S., TX (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Poor design the wire connection on blower melted had to replace blower"

Terry C., MN (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Blower went out and was replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"need constantly replacing"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Heater and A/C work but the blower fan doesn't blow. A few times after hitting a road bump, it would blow for a few days and then stop again. It may have been a slightly seized fan or a loose wire but having it fixed was going to cost too much"

Scott M., ON (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel injection system

"Injector failed, then pumped raw gas to exhaust, causing catalytic converter to start throwing engine codes"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"IDLING UP AND DOWN. TOOK IT TO MY DEALER. QUICKLY DIAGNOSED AND FIXED"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Fuel pump

"The problem was with the the fuel supply hose and fuel pump electric relay."

Peter Y., VA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Oxygen sensor worn out, needs to be replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Got code to replace oxygen sensors (up stream and down stream), and replaced both. But intermittent error codes and warning lights continued to show up along with very rough warm starts. Ended up fixing / replacing many items and oxygen sensor again (under warranty) 2 months later. Replaced spark plugs, coil packs, fuel pressure regulator, cleaned throttle body, intake manifold, adjusted valves and cleaned fuel injectors and fuel system multiple times. Car runs well most of the time, but occasional high Ethanol premium gas requires immediate fuel treatment in order to run. No more O2 sensor errors after it was replaced again."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Replaced fuel sensor twice"

Kathy M., NC (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Sensor light is on"

Anonymous, MD (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"Steering was not consistent and alignment service did not really help . New ball joints solved the problem"

Anonymous, AB (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"leaks"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Replacement required"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"The struts were replaced $600 with professional labor and alignment. Also new tires on front $200"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Had to replace the under part of the Engine rest as it was rusting"

Anonymous, OH (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"OEM wheel had a bent rim. It was repaired for less than $200 and runs great now"

Anonymous, AB (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"Aftermarket repair because dealer would not fix under extended warranty which I was past even though I had reported a problem much earlier"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Rough shifting was caused by a faulty speed sensor"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Shifting used to be very smooth but has become jerky going from 1st to 2nd gear"

Anonymous, MB (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"need to constantly replace trans fluid. did not do the trans rebuild; although it has been suggested"

Kasha W., VA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"transmission slips since purchased - acura will not replace"

Chip B., NY (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"ist replaced sensor, then later entire tranmission"

Steve A., MO (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint peeling near front doors"

Ravinder S., NJ (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Known issue with that model year, Clear coat failure cases dark {in this case, black} paint to fade on roof and trunk lid. It allowed me to purchase (exceptionally well cared for, documented) vehicle for much less money"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Honda typical fading in hot California sun. Did touch up and scratch repairs myself...about 300$ in parts including two new headlight enclosures yet to be installed"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Clear coat pealed off and paint faded. Car was repainted"

Eric J., GA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The clear-coat fails, leaving the underlying color looking dull and with a white haze"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Locks and latches

"Remote control locks on all doors except driver are not working reliably. The rear seat ones are essentially manual all the time. Repair would be difficult and expensive versus living with it."

Raymond H., CA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The drivers door won't register the remote. The other doors will only sometimes register the remote. When locking the doors from the inside, you have to physically lock the door. Sets the alarm off if you use the key in drivers door. No aftermarket"

Eric J., GA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Our trunk continues to get stuck"

Jeffrey S., AL (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Windows

"I would depress the window switches and three of four windows would not lower. The only window that would lower would be the driver's side window."

Ronald H., NC (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Coil

"Happened overnight. Random misfires and various cylinder misfire codes. Very difficult to properly serviced for sensible price. One professional burned through 550$ then went to dealer for 170$ only to have them suggest replacing another coil and 'let's see what happens'. I seriously considered replacing car. But decided to buy aftermarket coil set of 6 for $60 for one last chance and it ran perfectly...two months later misfires cropped up again, so I upgraded coil set quality to $120 set. Has run perfectly for three months now. We shall see, but I am not impressed with so-called experts and certainly not the dealer either. Would have cost over $1000 to have them chase down each of 6 coils with their 135$ part and $75 installation fee (a job that my wife could do in 10 minutes)."

Raymond H., CA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"occasional/intermittent problem. diagnosed as all coils (6) misfiring. Does not cause daily drive problems. Due for costly service soon"

R M., FL (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Two coils failed within weeks"

Anonymous, GA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Starter

"Starter died and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen difficult to see

"display screen is fuzzy not clear it seems as if it is cracked on the inside very difficult to see. cannot find anyone to repair"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"In dash navigation (Alpine) display frequently fails to power up. Unfortunately, it also controls the heating and a/c. Sometimes restarting the car fixes the problem, sometimes it does not. Acura dealer says parts are no longer available and has no recommendations to resolve the problem."

Joell R., CA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Radio

"Radio antenna stops functioning in hot weather"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Timing belt or chain

"it was time to have the timing belt replaced"

Don R., CA (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Overheating

"The car was overheating in no time at all. It was diagnosed as a water pump failure. The timing belt was replaced at the same time as the water pump"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

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