The Acura TL provides an excellent blend of comfort, convenience, and sportiness. With taut and and agile handling, it is also among the quickest and most fuel-efficient offerings in its class. We also liked the impressive interior, comfortable ride and quiet cabin.
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There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 Acura TL owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

CD player

"Stopped working, cracking sound from speakers"

Barry G., MD (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

"Cannot see in sunlight"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"This actually happened about 18 month ago. I tried to have it fixed by replacing the system. They said it would cost $6000. I don't need the GPS anymore, but I've also lost the backup camera."

Anonymous, VA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Bad board"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Blue tooth connection to hands free for phone has gone out. Haven't gotten estimate but suspect it will be significant due to it being part of the master voice control computer"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"I live in Philadelphia. I search for, let's say, nearest Staples. It lists locations on the west coast. It thinks I live in Oregon. Often gives terrible time consuming directions. It sucks!"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Nav systems stops working randomly"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

"The DVD updates are expensive and out of date before they arrive. The traffic reports are unreliable. I actually rarely use it, I use my phone Google Maps instead."

Barry G., MD (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"System says take to dealer to fix"

James H., CA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The unit is manufactured by Alpine Electronics, and they are the only ones equipped to repair the unit. This was my third problem since I purchased the car, and Alpine sent a replacement at no charge."

Alan S., NJ (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"With smart phones available, there's no point in buying the NAV system."

Anonymous, VA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Hands Free Link control board went out and continuously drew current from the battery. Solution was to replace the control board ($400)"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Phone pairing stopped working in late 2014. Local Acura said it was because of not being able to pair w new iPhone 5c. Acura technical said it was bad Bluetooth receiver and would cost $900 to replace. I have not replaced"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Computer that handles the phone pairing had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CT (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Car stopped allowing hands free operation of phone"

Michael R., MD (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Bad board"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Bluetooth system failed and eventually was diagnosed to be the reason the battery kept losing its charge"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Stopped Operating"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura TL Base)

"Circuit board that controls phone bluetooth and voice commands went bad 2x resulting in drained car battery. It also stopped working with phone"

John C., NC (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

"Bluetooth worked sporadically and then killed my battery. Finally had to disable Bluetooth"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"bluetooth module failed"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"bluetooth unit stopped working"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"HFL module was disconnected because it was draining the battery when the car was not operated for a few days"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The phone sometimes disconnects from the car bluetooth for no reason. Also when initiating a call from the car it does not automatically switch to bluetooth"

Barry G., MD (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"all of these problems were related to the failure of thee "hands free link""

D A., CA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"bluetooth stopped working; had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Can no longer pair a bluetooth phone. Keeps searching for device"

Wayne H., GA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Blue tooth computer system malfunctioned and caused continuous discharge of battery"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Keeping the bluetooth turned on on my phone (and I've had 3 different ones) drains the car's battery even though the car is not running. The bluetooth system failed early on and was replaced under warranty several years ago, but this problem persist"

Andrea P., IN (2007 Acura TL Base)

"Drained the battery when car was not operating"

Anonymous, ID (2007 Acura TL 3.2-L V6)

"Attempts to pair would remain "open", leading to battery drainage. It was one of those phantom issues that took 3 visits to fully diagnose, and the final solution was a weak "let's just disconnect it", after dropping a few hundred dollars"

David R., MI (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

"Bluetooth Module had to be replaced over $400. Was draining battery even when car was off"

Richardson R., CA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"handfree unit stopped linking"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

"Blue Tooth chip needs to be replaced"

Lewis L., ON (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

"Car will not sync phones anymore"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

"Known issue with Bluetooth module failing. $500 dealer repair"

Phil V., MD (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

"Hands free link quit working, decided I could live without it. Then car started loosing battery power and having to jump it. Took to local Honda Dealer they said bulletin about Hands Free Link, replaced it and works great now. solved all the problem"

James K., TX (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Hands free link died had to replace"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Could not use bluetooth. Needed new devicw at cost of $300"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Acura TL)

"Blue tooth failed at the 100000 mile mark. Replacement out of warranty is over $300"

Charles M., FL (2007 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"Bluetooth module appears to have failed. New part cost approx. $500 CDN, plus labour if I don’t try to repair myself. My consider a wrecking yard to find the part. Still in process of deciding whether to fix or sell car."

Rob D., BC (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The bluetooth module failed and is nonfunctional. Acura charges $700 for a replacement, which seems unreasonable. In my state it is illegal to drive with earbuds that would allow me to take a call, so this affects safety in a big way, since there is no more handsfree capability."

Richard C., NY (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The Bluetooth quit working and was sucking down the battery. After having a dead battery several times, we realized that was the problem and just disconnected it. I don’t need Bluetooth and the car is too old to spend money for that repair. No more problems with the battery."

Ralene L., OR (2007 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"The system will not pair regularly with my cell phone, or if it has paired, will just stop working"

Michael J., PA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The bluetooth quit working but was sucking the battery dead. Once we figured it out, we just disconnected the bluetooth unit and have had no more battery issues. We just no longer have Bluetooth as it is around $600 to repair"

Ralene L., OR (2007 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"Bluetooth module stopped working past couple years, so no hands-free phone. Same module caused continuous battery drain (problem since new). Pulled the module out and battery problems disappeared. Found info on YouTube to fix issue--cost us lots of $$$$ for wrong dx by "experts" before that"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The electronic device that manages bluetooth and phone pairing failed again. It has failed once before"

Sam V., NV (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

"Bluetooth stopped working. Also we experienced battery draining regularly which lead to us jump starting car if not driven after 2+ days. I disconnected the Bluetooth apparatus and battery issue was resolved"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura TL Base)

"The bluetooth module (Hands Free Link) failed. Not only did it stop working, but the module would drain the vehicle battery even with the engine shut off"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Bluetooth malfunctioned multiple times. It would totally drain the battery and also wear out the terminals on the battery. Three batteries later I had the mechanic disengage the bluetooth and did not repair it since it would a $700 repair."

Anonymous, MN (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Bluetooth does not work, even after replacing Bluetooth module."

Anonymous, ON (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Handfree link unit stopped working and was draining the battery when the car was not used regularly. I ordered a new unit and installed it. Now it works great."

Wayne H., GA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Didn't work. Was causing a battery drain when car was off. Disconnected the module, did not replace."

John D., IL (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

"The Bluetooth problem caused a continuous parasitic drain on the battery. Dealership stated only fix was to replace the whole Bluetooth module which was over $500. It wouldn’t be replaced with current Bluetooth technology. We chose not spend the money to replace and had the Bluetooth module disabled."

Raymond W., UT (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

"Phone and radio doesn't work. It is intermittent,therefore hard to determine."

Anonymous, MA (2007 Acura TL 3.2-L V6)

"blue tooth drained the battery"

Terry T., CA (2007 Acura TL)

"It was the hands free control module draining my battery. Had to replace the whole communication Control module"

Pamela D., FL (2007 Acura TL)
Speakers

"Fader not working properly; rear speakers buzz"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Voice control commands

"The search ran continually and would cause battery to drain and become dead after a three or four days parked"

Anonymous, OR (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The hands-free module went out. It was still trying to pair using Bluetooth and would constantly run down the battery, if not driven regularly. This is a known problem online and Acura will not fix it for free. It affects all voice commands and the Bluetooth module. I had to unplug the module in overhead console so it would stop draining the battery"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura TL Base 3.5-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

Alignment

"Potholes, bad RR crossings and one or two transversed curbs caused misalignment and a difficult process to attain original specs"

Anonymous, OR (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"We have replaced the tires on this car four times due to abnormal wear. At least twice, the tires were replaced a year apart. Manufacturer/dealership never identified this as a problem. When we started complaining this last year, dealership stated could be fixed with a special alignment process called a reset of the suspension (involved suspending the car in the air, loosening the suspension components, waiting for the components to relax and retightening them). It seems to have fixed the problem; just wished we knew about this before going through so many tires!"

Raymond W., UT (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)
Ball joints

"Remove and replace ball joint."

Anonymous, ON (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Bushings

"Steering bushings were cracked, The condition was noted one a dealer inspection while the car was undergoing an oil change. After the bushings were replaced, the car was easier to steer in the sense that the car wandered less."

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"Related to other reported item of seals failing in the rack and pinion gears"

Anonymous, NV (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

"Had a leak, resulting in odd sound while turning. There was a recall. That was fixed by an Acura dealer who indicated that leak was resulted of bad power steering pump. Quoted me nearly $700 to replace and fix. A YouTube video, a $0.79 o-ring (from the same dealer!) and 15 minutes and I fixed the real problem myself. True story"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

"Seals on pump went bad, had to replace"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering line failed and started leaking. Also have had a noisy power steering pump even though the fluid is topped off at the correct level. Pump is noisier in colder weather."

Jon M., PA (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Pump developed leak requiring replacement"

Damian C., CA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Steering pump was replaced"

Gary H., CT (2007 Acura TL)

"Needed to replace, possibly still an issue"

Anonymous, KS (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The power steering package in the steering wheel column failed, so I have no power steering. This is the second time since I had the car. It is over $500 to fix. Since the car is nearing 10 years in age, I have decided to not bother fixing it again"

Michael J., PA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Rear struts were making noise and felt soft on turns. Had to be replaced at 110, 000 miles"

John C., NC (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"My mechanic says my rack needs replacing ($1200) and there's a leak in my power steering pump ($400). From reading online, the rack is a common problem with this car. Other than this car, I've never had to have a rack replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Seals failed in the Rack and Pinon gears and leaked power steering fluid in the the axel boots"

Anonymous, NV (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)
Tie rods

"The left tie rod had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"they broke due to faulty metal"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"having to replace tires every 1 1/2 to 2 years using exact tire as factory recommended"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Despite rotation every 3000 miles, a suspension reset by dealer, alignments/verification of alignment and 4 sets of tires in the last 3 years tires begins makes a rhythmic noise after several rotations. Auto dealer and tire dealer stated this problem stems from the the sport suspension setup which can cause scalloping of the front tire tread edges."

Raymond W., UT (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"The left wheel bearing had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2007 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)

"The ABS system light came on and stopped functioning. The system had to be replaced at a cost of $2800"

Mark K., PA (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)
Calipers

"Both rear calipers (plus pads and rotors) had to be replaced because torn boots on pistons lead to corrosion, which caused seizing of brakes and premature wear"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The rear brakes were replaced with Acura parts and one of the calipers froze up within a year"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"Frozen Caliper added substantial cost to brake job."

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"caliper causes uneven wear on pads"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)
Master cylinder

"Master cylinder was leaky and is also an expensive replacement"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"I thought my brakes needed replacement s bit before the last brake job I had on the car"

David J., IL (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Had to replace break pads"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.2-L V6)

"brake pads routers turned"

M W., CA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"car has been driven mostly on relatively short city (lots of stop and go on brakes)trips."

Anonymous, MA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"replaced front pads and rotors at 52000 miles on my Type S;"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

"Sports brakes wear very fast, 25,000 approximately between replacement. Last replacement was all wheels and totaled $1000."

Raymond W., UT (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Rear brakes did not fully release when the car was moved from a parking spot. This caused them to wear out at an excellerated rate. Had to replace calipers, rotors, and disks"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"I do not abuse brakes. That said, I've had to replace pads and rotors four times. At 63000 miles that's way too often"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Honda/Acura is terrible with break wear. No news here."

Anonymous, MN (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Aftermarket Hawk HPS front brake pads wore unevenly and ruined a rotor."

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Squeaky shimmy"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"See my comment on brake vibration"

Anonymous, CT (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors on this model cannot be resurfaced. Replacement every 70 - 80000 miles is very expensive!"

Anonymous, AL (2007 Acura TL Type-S)
Squeaking

"Brakes always squeak even after multiple repairs shops replaced calipers, rotors, etc. I just live with it"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

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

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Could only check one option on previous screen but ongoing electronic/starting problems from apparent parasitic drain on electronic system involves many of those choices. Please read previous comments on this apparently widespread problem affecting Acura models over years and years but never addressed in writing or by solution by Acura"

Susan F., IL (2007 Acura TL)
Body control module

"Replaced computer module and blue tooth"

Hollis C., CA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"one turn signal light had to be replaced"

Don H., CA (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"Replacing burned out headlight required replacing a ballast or something like that which required removing maybe the front bumper or something like that. Parts and labor ~$500. Poor design for replacement"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"Headlights remained on when turned to off position and drained several batteries"

Anonymous, LA (2007 Acura TL 3.5-L V6)

"We're trading in the car today for a 2019 Toyota Corolla from Hertz Car Sales. The cost of repairing/replacing the headlight is more than the car is worth.."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Interior lights

"Control panel lights failing. Difficult to replace"

Phil V., MD (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Trunk release (solenoid) would not open. Replaced the latch"

Kenneth B., PA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"Replaced right front tire due to slow leak. Leak continues - and now suspect the tire valve - not the tire. Don't know if the pressure monitor sending unit is in the valve, but if one has gone bad, suspect the rest will follow."

Anonymous, GA (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.2-L V6)

"TPMS becomes non-functioning intermittently"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Warning lights

"Door sensor and gas cap sensors indicated they were open when they were not - sensors broke"

Anonymous, PA (2007 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 mounts

"Several engine mounts have cracked"

Gary L., GA (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

"Mechanic noticed cracked engine mounts and we had them replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Oil leaks

"The oil pump mount was leaking"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Had to replace oil pump O ring and gaskets for the second time in 18 months and due to this the dealer is replacing at no charge. Rear main seal leak also"

Anonymous, CT (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Valve cover gasket"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Main seal failure, estimate to repair in Canadian dollars is $1400 Have not decided whether to repair or replace car (due to age - 13 years of use)"

Rob D., BC (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Small leak at crankshaft seal. And due to the labor costs of replacing it performed the following replacements as well: Timing belt & tensioner, camshaft seal, water pumps, oil pump gasket."

Jack B., CA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Leaks in the main seal area"

Gary L., GA (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

"front main oil seal developed a significant leak. estimate for repair is $1200"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Acura TL Base)

"Small amount of oil leaks, less than 1/4 cup per month"

Michael W., AZ (2007 Acura TL Type-S)

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

"Replace AC compressor 4 times over 2 years. Denso 1st 2 times at local garage. NAPA brand next 2 times at dealership. Both second repairs were under warranty"

Richard L., FL (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

"The compressor had to be replaced"

Adam M., RI (2007 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"Clutch"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

"A/C clutch suddenly failed at about 105,000 miles."

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

"Clutch is as well as compressor"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

"Air Conditioner stopped working"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Acura TL)
Automatic climate control

"Dealer unable to diagnose and repair thermostat/automatic climate control"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Condenser

"Wasn’t cooling car sufficiently so we brought it to a repair facility to fix it"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Leak would require the dash being removed and I don't want to do that so I have filled about once per year"

Anonymous, IL (2007 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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"replaced vapor canister purge solenoid"

Anonymous, MO (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Misfire, engine light on and does not pass inspection."

Anonymous, NY (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Fuel cap

"constant warning that fuel cap was not tightened. Was repaired in last month"

Maxine G., CA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Fuel cap error message"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

"Kept saying loose when it was not"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

"The check fuel cap light comes on. We have replaced the fuel cap and and it still comes on periodically. Think it is the warning light problem, not the cap."

Ralene L., OR (2007 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"The sensor on the gas fill tube has gone bad. Cost to repair is almost $400. This is in addition to having to replace gas cap"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"leak from cooling line"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

"Hydraulics hose ruptured"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Transmission computer

"Water leaked into the transmission computer, shorting it out and corroding it into failure. Became strandeds. The dealership statedthis was a common problem, but did not offer relief as the warrenty was exceededby a few thoUSnd miles. Failure was"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"Transmission cooler leak/failed on Christmas Eve. Excellent service repair"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Transmission drain plug is stripped"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

"Motor mounts all broken therefore shook battery cables loose & transmission line seals loose"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura TL 3.2-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"It wouldn't turn off and it was eating the battery of the car"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Acura TL Base)

"HF(?) module had to be replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Acura TL Base)

"Acura Link computer chip had to be replaced, it was drawing the battery down so the car would not start"

Anonymous, ID (2007 Acura TL Type-S)

"The "hands-free link" unit failed and eliminated phone bluetooth connection and voice control of phone dialing, etc"

D A., CA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Stopped working then would drain battery within 48 hours if car not turned on"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"I ran over a steel bar on the highway and it pictured the oil pan which was an ordeal. But the impact caused an airbag light to come on that indicated a problem with an occupancy sensor in the passenger seat. The dealer tells me I need a $2000 replacement of the sensor. I'm not convinced it's anything more than a connector that got jolted loose. No way for me to know though"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-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

"After heavy rain, my floor is soaked. Many visits to dealer. Never solved"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Water pump seals"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Drivers window weatherstripping leaks when it rains"

Sam V., NV (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Drivers side window rattles when driving on bumpy road"

Wayne H., GA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"There is 155000 miles on this car but it has always had a lot of road and wind noise, even when new"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"constantly checking if windows were all the way up do to the noise"

Maxine G., CA (2007 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

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Side molding on exterior passenger door is coming loose and in danger of falling off"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The paint has faded on the car"

Barry G., MD (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Clear coat on hood, roof, trunk lid, rear spoiler, side mirrors, top of rear bumper, window trim, door handles. Dash cracked"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

"Seems the paint doesn’t last like it should. We had ours painted and it’s much better but it won’t last; anything is better than it was. For an older car, it’s alright."

Anonymous, NC (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"Put a scrape in the side and it started to rust"

Lucian L., OH (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-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

Doors or sliding doors

"gasket around drivers door, and passenger seat splitting"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)
Mirrors

"Motors to adjust mirror stopped working"

Anonymous, HI (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"I hit tree backing out of driveway. None of my body/paint problems were duet to defects"

Peter M., NY (2007 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)
Windows

"Gets stuck"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Replaced passengers door window regulator"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-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.

What Owners Say

Driveline vibration

"Very hard to steer,"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"Axle snapped. Mechanic discovered it had rusted. Other side was in same condition so we replaced both sides. $700."

Anonymous, MD (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Electrical failure

"Accelerator Pedal Sensor had to be replaced"

Alan S., NJ (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Accelerator Pedal Sensor had to be replaced."

Alan S., NJ (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Traction control

"After traction control engaged on a winter day, warning light did not shut off. Had a mechanic to reset. No more issues."

John D., IL (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Original factory installed spark plug blew out causing need for cylinder head replacement"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)
Head gasket

"Had to replace the head gasket due to a leak discovered by my mechanic"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"timing belt case cracked"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Acura TL Base)

"The hydraulic tensioner was leaking creating noise"

Anonymous, TX (2007 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

Alternator

"Car would fail to start repeatedly, especially after sitting for a few days and was looked at several times by both dealer and independent mechanics before the alternator was replaced. It required many AAA battery recharges and one towing due to majo"

Jennifer G., NC (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Not much to say. The alternator went out and apparently took the battery with it. Also then identified a parastic draw - so a good time was had by all"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Alternator went out at 120000 miles."

Anonymous, MO (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Automatic clutch draining battery"

Tracy D., MA (2007 Acura TL Type-S 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission suddenly went out at 61,000 while in the dealership's possession for an electrical issue with the radio. There were no transmission related symptoms prior it failing"

Donald W., VA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Linkage disengaged"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

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Recalls
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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Oct 10 2019
If the accelerator pedal binds, the engine may not quickly return to idle after the pedal is no longer pressed, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Dorman Products, Inc. (Dorman) is recalling certain Accelerator Pedal Assemblies part numbers 699-114 and 825-5029-1, sold as replacement parts for 2003-2006 Acura MDX, 2004-2008 Acura TL and TSX, 2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2005-2006 Honda CR-V, 2007-2011 Honda Element, 2005-2008 Honda Pilot and 2006-2014 Honda Ridgeline vehicles. The rotating portion of the accelerator pedal assembly may bind. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 124, "Accelerator Control Systems."
What should you do:
Dorman will notify owners, and qualified service facilities will replace the affected accelerator pedal assemblies, free of charge. The recall began December 9, 2019. Owners may contact Dorman customer service at 1-800-523-2492, using option 5. Dorman's number for this recall is AS1019XXXX.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19E068000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3744
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS
May 17 2012
If this occurs, power steering fluid can leak onto a hot catalytic converter, leading to smoke and possibly an under-hood fire.
Summary:
Honda is recalling certain model year 2007 and 2008 Acura TL and model year 2003-2007 Accord V6 vehicles. In May 2012, Honda filed a defect report to recall certain model year 2007 and 2008 Acura TL vehicles. In September 2012, Honda informed the agency that it was including an additional 573,147 vehicles including certain model year 2003 through 2007 Accord V6 vehicles. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 625,762. Prolonged under-hood and power steering fluid temperatures may cause the power steering hose to deteriorate prematurely, resulting in cracks and power steering fluid leakage.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will install a new heat resistant power steering hose, free of charge. The original recall began in June 2012, and owners of those vehicles may obtain the free remedy. Sufficient parts are not yet available for owners of the vehicles covered by the September 2012 expansion, but are expected to be available in early 2013. Honda will notify owners of these vehicles beginning on October 26, 2012, and will notify these owners again when parts are available so those vehicles can be brought to dealers for applications of the free remedy. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
Honda's recall campaign number for the original recall is S39.Honda's recall numbers for the additional vehicles are S59 (Inspection) and S60 (Remedy).Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V222000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 625762
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
Jun 22 2011
MISAPPLICATION OF THIS PART COULD LEAD TO SEPARATION OF THE BALL JOINT FROM THE LOWER CONTROL ARM AND COLLAPSE OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION, WHICH COULD POTENTIALLY CAUSE A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
AFFINIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN AFTERMARKET FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINTS, NAPA PART NO. 2601662, THAT MAY HAVE BEEN MISTAKENLY INSTALLED IN CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004 - 2008 ACURA TL VEHICLES DUE TO A MISTAKE IN A NAPA AND NAPA DEALERS' PARTS APPLICATION CATALOGUE.
What should you do:
AFFINIA IS WORKING WITH NAPA TO IDENTIFY ANY OWNERS THAT HAVE HAD THIS PART MISTAKENLY INSTALLED ON TO AN ACURA TL VEHICLE, AND WILL REPLACE THE PART FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 20, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AFFINIA GROUP'S WARRANTY ADMINISTRATOR AT 1-815-759-7757.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11E022000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 150
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS
Feb 27 2008
POWER STEERING FLUID LEAKING ONTO A HOT CATALYTIC CONVERTER WILL GENERATE SMOKE AND POSSIBLY LEAD TO AN UNDER-HOOD FIRE.
Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING 273,000 MY 2004-2008 ACURA TL VEHICLES. PROLONGED HIGH UNDER-HOOD TEMPERATURES MAY CAUSE THE POWER STEERING HOSE TO DETERIORATE PREMATURELY CAUSING THE HOSE TO CRACK AND LEAK POWER STEERING FLUID.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW HEAT RESISTANT POWER STEERING HOSE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 28, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ACURA AT 800-382-2238. THIS IS AN EXPANSION OF A PREVIOUS RECALL (PLEASE SEE 07V551).
For more information:
ACURA RECALL NO. Q73.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V091000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 273000
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