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The Acura TLX didn't have what it takes to play in the big leagues. While it is a good overall performer, this version of the mid-sized Acura lacks the engaging performance and panache found in other upscale sedans. Measured against its European and Japanese rivals, the TLX's handling falls short and its ride isn't as comfortable.
Alerts
There are 4 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.
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

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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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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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 and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking optional from 2015, standard from 2018.
Road Test

The Acura TLX didn't have what it takes to play in the big leagues. While it is a good overall performer, this version of the mid-sized Acura lacks the engaging performance and panache found in other upscale sedans.

Measured against its European and Japanese rivals, the TLX's handling falls short and its ride isn't as comfortable. While the cabin was quieter than any Acura sedan to date, it is not as hushed, well finished, or luxurious as other models in this aspirational category. Some common features, like a power-adjustable steering wheel, weren't even available. And, Acura's clunky dash setup is distracting and annoying, with two screens and an awkward mix of hard and virtual controls.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , 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
  • 9-speed Automatic
  • 8-speed Sequential
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (206 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (290 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2015 Acura TLX owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Clutch adjustment

“Experienced lag before transmission would engage”

Anonymous, DC (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The pushbutton transmission is slow to engage and rough. When going from reverse to drive, there is a significant lag, then lurch as it engages. It is technology that works worse than a normal shift lever”

George H., CA (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)
Rough shifting

“V6, with rough2-3 upshift, an occassional "surge" forward. have not taken to dealer yet”

Anonymous, ON (2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD 3.5-L V6)

“The 9 speed transmission is not smooth, it up-shifts abruptly from 1st to 2nd and very abruptly from 2nd to 3rd. Also, the rev-matching feature, for down-shifts, engages the lower gear too soon and the car accelerates slightly as the revs are matched”

Anonymous, NH (2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD 3.5-L V6)

“hesitation ^ jerking thru the gears”

David F., PA (2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD 3.5-L V6)

“Due to the numerous shift points, I notice a lag as I accelerate”

Anonymous, NY (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Not smooth, herky/jerky. not always responsive when accelerating my 2009 acura tl was much smoother”

Anonymous, VA (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“Especially when cold, the transmission shifts very choppy, as if it was a manual transmission. Acura installed a fix, but this has not completely eliminated the problem. I am very disappointed with my purchase”

Joe P., NJ (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission does not feel smooth. Feels like slipping. Just went in for a recall”

Anonymous, NC (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“Often the transmission hesitates before shifting up/down. Twice I observed a thump in the transmission that my wife and I thought we were bumped by a car behind us!”

Edward A., PA (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“vibration between 35 and 45 MPG when on a level road surface-”

Anonymous, NY (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“Very rough kick downs (down shifts from 2nd to first, or from 2nd to 3rd). Also, significant lag when shifting from reverse to drive. Lags also when in first gear moving from a stop. Kick downs can come with significant surge. Overall, Jerry tran”

Anonymous, ON (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The shifts in the lower gear ranges are more abrupt than expect for an 8 speed transmission with torque converter. And is not in keeping with the written reviews of the car”

R M., ON (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rough shifts between gears 1-2 and 2-3”

Anonymous, TX (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“Should be corrected by an upcoming software update”

Anonymous, AB (2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD 3.5-L V6)

“Has been ongoing problem even though dealer has attempted to fix it several times. Most noticeable at lower speeds when starting from stop. At times seems to be searching for correct gear”

Kenneth T., FL (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“9 speed transmission can't find the right gear on acceleration or downshift. Ruins driving experience”

Gary F., WI (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“Transmission shifts rough when downshifting and then upshifting.Feels like it's confused and doesn't know what to do. Bangs when cold”

Stephen H., FL (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Vehicle doesn't shift out of third gear smoothly, very rough shifting. Additionally when shifting from park to drive, it hesitates to shift into gear. Sometimes it won't shift into drive until 5 seconds after hitting the selecting drive”

Steven S., ME (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“Uneven, rough shifting in lower speeds. Require software upgrade by an Acura dealer, which resolved problem. Smooth shifting following the software upgrade. Not unexpected in a new model”

Anonymous, OR (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“Acura still has not found the fix for the original rough shifting between 2nd-3rd and 3rd-4th gears that exist since I purchased it”

Anonymous, QC (2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD 3.5-L V6)

“In low gears the transmission stutters and/or grabs, usually when slowing to a stop. Software updates and a reset of the factory settings have not resolved the problem. There are times when the grabbing feels like I have been rear ended. The dealer is out of ideas to resolve the issue”

David G., CA (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Standard problem with the new ZF 9-speed and the ECU unit. Acura replaced transmission with a rebuilt unit after 2 software updates. Transmission is smooth and golden now”

Anonymous, WA (2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD 3.5-L V6)

“When the engine is cold, the transmission hesitates, overrevs, jerks. Sometimes when coming to a stop, the car will lurch violently like someone has struck me from behind”

Steve H., ON (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Periodically the transmission (9 speed) will not shift resulting in high revs and noise. It requires manual shifting with paddles toget the transmission operating normally. This continues after several transmission program updates”

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD 3.5-L V6)

“The transmission on this vehicle is 9 speed and has from day one shifted very harshly. Also, throttle response is a problem whereby there is a noticeable hesitation which are believed to be interrelated with the TCM and at certain engine RPM's there is a noticeable driveline vibration. Downshifting using the paddles is a challenge when downshifting the vehicle actually appears to accelerate before decelerating. As far as I'm concerned Honda Motors has not responded to these issues (which I consi”

Anonymous, PA (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“Rough shifts from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd unbefitting a vehicle in this class. Dealership has been unable to correct”

Richard E., GA (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“Transmission jerks in 1st and 2 nd gear”

Harris G., NY (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It jerks when going from first to second when cold”

M L., ON (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Would shift hard and engine would rev up when u would come to a stop causing car to move forward.. they had to update the computer in the car for the transmission”

Ruth L., MA (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“Transmission shifts rough. Also constant vibration during hwyway speeds which was not remedied by replacing tires nor software updates to the transmission”

Stacey E., NC (2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD 3.5-L V6)

“Rough shifts from 1st -2nd & 2nd-3rd when driving "conservatively". Shifts are better when driving in a more "spirited" manner”

Anonymous, PA (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“When coming to a stop, the transmission jolts/bucks hard. Acura just came out with a service bulletin to address this problem which has been going on for 2 1/2 years”

Joe P., NJ (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“harsh shift from 2nd to 3rd”

Anonymous, ON (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“Car lurching forward after stopping”

Anonymous, MI (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

“I've only had this car for about 3 weeks and I do not like the way it shifts. There are numerous shift points and the car hesitates from a stop and lurches into gear. I plan to bring it back to Acura as soon as I can to see if there is an adjustmen”

Anonymous, NY (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Similar issue to the choppy transmission shifts....it's as if the transmission doesn't know what gear to be in. Very disappointed in Acura”

Joe P., NJ (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Car cannot decide which gear to shift into. It slips into gear at 2nd gear. Very scary to make a left turn into oncoming traffic as the car is unpredictable, whether it will go frwd or hesitate first. Then later when you come to a stop, slips again & feels like someone hit from behind. Seat cracked twice on drivers side next to buttons. After dealer fixed it 1st time, the seat lost its firmness & sunk in. Radio display intermittent freezes. When it does that, you can change the channel w/button”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The car hard shifts when it is warming up. This was adjusted by Acura. They asked me to bring it in and was covered by warranty”

Rich L., ON (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The car shifts very unevenly when accelerating. This causes it to lurch forward”

Anonymous, MD (2015 Acura TLX Unsure Unsure)

“Had a recall for engine computer. Still not corrected. Gears slip”

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Car slipped into neutral when gear shifter showed in drive”

Anonymous, MI (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission computer

“recall shifting issues”

Anonymous, OH (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“recall shifting issues”

Anonymous, OH (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“software update to correct rough 2-3 shift”

Anonymous, IL (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“Dealership has done three new relearns. Slight improvement, but problems persist. Suggest you check out comments on TX Forum and Acura zine (search transmission issues)”

Anonymous, ON (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“From standing start there is a momentary hesitancy rather that experience in a carburetted carbfrom a cold start”

R M., ON (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I was skeptical that a software upgrade could solve the transmission rough shifting problem. With the software upgrade the problem was solved. Learned something”

Anonymous, OR (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“After many visits to the dealer and several updates the transmission continues to be a problem. I would consider myself to be a loyal customer of the brand however, this vehicle has been a major disappointment and may make me shy away from a future purchase in that my confidence has been shaken to the point of looking at other makes”

Anonymous, PA (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“ZF 9-speed gearbox has been sluggish as many published reviews said to expect. The local Acura dealer did a software update earlier this year and it's a bit better, but not much. Too bad the dual clutch gearbox is not available with the V6”

Anonymous, NC (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“When a certain speed is reached in each of the nine gears and there a steady speed in that particular gear, the engine goes to firing on only 3 cylinders, I guess for gas economy, and it makes the car vibrate. I complained about it but nothing was ultimately done because nothing could be done I believe. Acura ought to be ashamed of themselves for not having this perfected before it went on the market. THANK GOD I leased it”

Robert B., NJ (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“Car woulds not shift. Towed to dealer - software glitch”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“Acura has an acknowledge issue with the DCT transmission and there are several TSB (Technical Service Bulletins) to supposedly remedy. None have satisfactorily done so”

Ralph W., OH (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“When coming to a slow stop the cars transmisoon start to jerk”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Coolers and lines

“I was advised at 88,000 km that the transmission fluid had to be replaced and it was $400. Ridiculous”

Anonymous, AB (2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD 3.5-L V6)
Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

“This sounds like something that would coincide or be involved with the other issue that I wrote about”

Robert B., NJ (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-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

“Many false alarms for "BRAKE" warning that flashes on dash when car is (allegedly) approaching another vehicle too quickly. The car ahead can be pulling away, and sometimes the warning indicator beeps and flashes”

Jeffrey R., NJ (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“very blurry at night, much worse than previous TL model, much worse than Honda Accord (at half the price) very dangerous at night”

Morris M., NY (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

“Pandora not compatible with apple I phone only works occasionaly”

David F., PA (2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD 3.5-L V6)

“Chronic failure of Siri button on steering wheel to activate properly after starting the car - 2 - 3 tries usually needed”

Anonymous, ON (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“difficult and inconsistent setting destination. Difficult to use. poor voice recognition.( Human Factors Engineers on vacation during the design??????) Voice of instructions continually gets lower. It has to be reset”

Stephen H., FL (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“navigation doesn't orient correct direction of travel at all times. lane keep and brake alert system flashes false messages, alert system beeps without notice which draws your eyes to the controls to see nothing alerting you. warranty for front driver seat trim replaced 4 times car at the dealership up to 3 days for parts, seat motor never the same noisy at this point”

Sherri T., TX (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“Difficult to use”

Anonymous, TX (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Loss of traffic and Accuralink. Covered under warranty but dealer reluctant. Unfriendly interface. Few options when moving (which frustrates passenger), can only see 5 nearest items, can not enter coordinates in same unit as Google or Garmin”

Anonymous, ON (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

“It took multiple tries to pair a Samsung and Motorola Android based phone to this system. After pairing, the phone book would not down load and if it did, it would disappear and mysteriously show up again on a restart”

Scott G., AL (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“it is difficult to talk out from the car. you can hear the other party, but they cannot hear you. It's necessary to pull over , turn off the engine, and then use the android phone a separate instrument”

John D., FL (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“Intermittently functions”

Anonymous, TX (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“pairing doesn't always work”

Anonymous, TX (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“iPhone 7 & instant messaging does not work with the TLX. Can not read messages on screen. Have never been able to respond to messages (even with iPhone 6)”

Anonymous, IL (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

“While I love the car, I have idiosyncratic issues with all electronics, where they don't work as they should. Because they are idiosyncratic, the technicians can't find them to repair. Just one example, the seat will not always return to "my" setting”

Anonymous, FL (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

“Could not use voice activation to make phone calls. Speaker has been replaced, but still have issues”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“System does a poor job of accurately recognizing and processing voice commands. Problems apply to voice dialing, radio station selection, and other commands”

Jeffrey R., NJ (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“This is the worst system I've ever encountered. It rarely if ever understands any commands, especially for navigation and takes multiple tries just to accomplish simple data entry. Because of this, I will never purchase another Acura. Horrible sys”

Scott G., AL (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“The voice commands do not work is not cases. Voice tag for cell phone almost never works and I am not getting much help from the dealer. I don't think they know want the problem is”

Tony G., QC (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Poor voice commands recognition. Just gave up. Will not buy another TLX”

Anonymous, NC (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“requires keypad entry. voice commands work if repeated several times, but this takes too much time”

John D., FL (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“they are all but useless”

Anonymous, ON (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Voice commands are confusing, and voice recognition is very spotty. If I say "call home," I rarely if ever get the proper response without trying several more times”

Jeffrey R., NJ (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“The car has been towed back to the dealer twice after breaking down on the road before it had 2685 miles on it.. I saw the car move on two different occasions in my driveway while starting the car with the remote starter from inside the house”

Donald D., MA (2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD 3.5-L V6)

“the transmission had to be replaced twice and several transmission computer software upgrades was in the dealers shop for almost a month. The trans. was shifting hard from3rd to forth gear then wouldn't go into reverse. then made a winning noise”

Anonymous, CT (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“When the car had 2200 miles the transmission stuck in park. It was towed into the dealer, and the transmission was replaced. I was told that it had been installed incorrectly. It was in 3 weeks”

Anonymous, OH (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“I just leased this Acura TLX only to return the car for service due to a noise occurring after I reached 45mph. It took almost a month to finally have the problem diagnosed and have the transmission replaced”

Anonymous, FL (2015 Acura TLX V6 Unsure)

“Original 2015 model is well known to have rough shifting issues. Acura finally replaced transmission, after significant effort by me, the owner. I shouldn't have had to fight so hard for a repair of something that was an obvious and well-known problem”

Anonymous, TX (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“Hard shifting in the 18-22 Mile per hour range. Transmission replaced”

Anonymous, FL (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“Transmission was jerky on shifting between 1st & 2nd and/or 2nd and 3rd gears. Dealer was unable to fix. Transmission was changed”

David W., FL (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“Transmission totally failed. Had to replace the transmission”

George B., MN (2015 Acura TLX V6 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

“Wire harness in headliner above driver's head rattled. FIXED. Unidentified resonance buzz in left side of dash at 1300 RPM”

Anonymous, GA (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Over rough roads, raddle in right rear corner -- maybe speaker mount in trunk”

Jerry Z., OH (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“I already discussed in detail the problems w the TLX. The more important issue is my time. The car was under warranty. During the 18 mths I owned the car, I took it to the dealer 13 times for problems & 2 times for normal oil changes. One of the 13 times it was in the shop due to a problem, they kept it for 6 wks, deemed my car unsafe to drive, put 200 miles on it, then gave it back to me stating that my car was driving by design. My time is valuable & taking a brand new car into dealer 13 times”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Sunroof rattle. Dealership unable to fix”

Richard E., GA (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“Clicking sound when opening and closing the driver door. Insulation sound damping material comes un-tacked and has been repaired over and over. Also feel cold air in winter from doors”

Stacey E., NC (2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD 3.5-L V6)

“Every time I went over uneven pavement, it would make a squeaking noise”

Anonymous, PA (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

“Noise at doors”

Anonymous, FL (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The seal around the rear window leaked water into my vehicle during heavy rainfall. This disabled the starting system and left me stranded at a coffee shop one morning. My dealer stated this was a known issue and took 7 days to repair. Unfortunately, this is not he only major issue I've had with this vehicle”

Bryan E., MO (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

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

Shocks or struts

“right front needed to be replace at 85 miles”

Anonymous, VA (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“Rear struts have been replaced under warranty twice in less than 3 years. Service advisor told me Acura is not pleased with its current strut supplier”

Steve H., ON (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

“Not bushings. RR wheel bearings failed and had to be replaced under warranty”

Hazen M., MI (2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD 3.5-L V6)
Electronic or air suspension

“We receive numerous suspension and steering/driving warning messages. Ultimately, it was determined that the wheel suspension actuator failed on one rear wheel and required replacement. Unfortunately, it took the dealer 52 days to finally determine the source of the suspension warning error messages and replace the actuator correctly. The car has had no other problems”

Anonymous, FL (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

“Wheel bearings were bad on front passenger wheel, but covered under warranty for parts and labor”

Anonymous, TX (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

“Window trim on passenger rear door was installed crooked and not flush”

Bryan S., WA (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“The seal on the rear driver's side door was sticking out of the door when the car was delivered from the dealer. It took three trips to the service department for this to be fixed for good”

Anonymous, MO (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

“Under Waranty”

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Paint defects on front bumper that we had not seen earlier. Have not talked to the dealership yet”

Worth S., NC (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

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

“The V6 engine is equipment with cylinder management system that cause significant vibration when the engine goes from 6 to 3 cylinders. Hapien all the time at snout 1300 rpm”

Anonymous, GA (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

“A sensor in one of the rear wheels was faulty. All the emergency lights on the desk were flashing and warning of danger if driven. I used AcuraLink to notify them. They sent a tow truck and took it to the dealership. It was replace in less that two h”

Anonymous, WA (2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD 3.5-L V6)

“car stopped in middle of street after backing out. car won't start often from parked position”

Anonymous, TX (2015 Acura TLX Unsure Unsure)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Parking brake

“Position malfunction under a safety recall campaign”

Anonymous, ON (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“Received a number warning messages that were problems with the 'electric brake system' and an emissions control problem. After 3 visits to the dealer, they replaced the catalytic converter, which seeks to have resolved the problem”

Anonymous, NC (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“A rear wheel bearing and sensor failed, which caused numerous issues to arise with the car (all safety features failed). The most concerning was the electronic parking brake, because it refused to disengage and threatened to leave me stranded”

Anonymous, IL (2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

“Doe not maintain a set temperature for the passenger and driver adequately”

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD 3.5-L V6)
Heater system

“Heater did not seem to keep the car warm enough after the initial warm up”

Anonymous, TX (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“Repeated noise from blower fan”

Anonymous, ON (2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD 3.5-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)

“Emission warning light went on. Dealer said it was related to a gas tank problem”

Anonymous, NY (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)
Fuel cap

“Car does have a gas cap. Gas station pumps sometimes can not fit into gas tank filler cap”

Anonymous, NY (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Warning lights and gas vapor leaks”

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Acura TLX V6 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

Wiper motor or washer

“Fist time i had the car and it rained, the automatic wipers did not work and the wipers were not adjusted,”

Tony G., QC (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Intermittent wiper didn't work even after bringing it in for servicing”

Anonymous, AB (2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD 3.5-L V6)

“Keyless Remote showed low battery on dash, but new batteries did not fix. Keyless Remote replaced under warranty”

Anonymous, NC (2015 Acura TLX V6 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

Seat controls - movement

“It makes a grinding noise when moving backwards. I have not yet had it looked at”

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)
Doors or sliding doors

“The seal around the door wasn't properly installed, so it was lose and made a clicking/popping sound whenever we would open the door”

Anonymous, WI (2015 Acura TLX 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

“Engine idles loudly and roughly at start-up”

George H., CA (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

“Acura had upgraded to a new software system without our knowledge which caused a transmission issue which caused the vehicle to lunge forward unexpectedly in drive. Acura service did not seem concerned at all with this issue said the problem would go away eventually . They also indicated Acura was working an a new upgrade (which never happened) to correct the issue. The issue did correct itself but before it did, I had drive very carefully and keep a distance from pedestrians in case the ca”

Christina K., WA (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-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

Engine harness

“I just did”

Anonymous, GA (2015 Acura TLX V6 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

“engine would begin to misfire and stop when using remote start. Car was not fixed on the first return to dealer. On second return to dealer car was there for 10 days. Finally determined to be "improperly machined head." Head was replaced”

Anonymous, MO (2015 Acura TLX V6 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

Engine Cooling

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

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