Re: Bad Transmission - Acura TL - What to Do?
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Honda Newbie wrote:
tommyb wrote: My Christmas present this year was being told that my transmission on my 2001 Acura has gone bad with 135k miles. I have never missed a service and my dealer is telling me that the best that Acura will do is pay for half of the repair. After spending 4500.00 on my last service, this seems like an awfully big pill to swallow.
The dealership has said that I can take it up directly with Acura and also has said that I could speak with the service manager about it. Are there any other options that people are aware of that would carry a little more weight as I am not optimistic about either one. I am not a car person, but I have had a lot of cars over this mileage- never once having the transmission go bad. Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom. This will be about 2k out of my pocket which is big money these days
My co-worker lost a transmission on her 2004 CTS and the dealer told her to basically shove it. The only thing they tried to do was talk her into a new one. Otherwise, the repair was coming out of her pocket. Oh, hers had 104k miles on it and already had a moonroof fix, radiator replacment, and two rear ends before. I can say with confidence that she will not be buying a new one, or a new GM for that matter. Most likely a Mini Cooper S or Accord V6 coupe.
The only reason Honda is paying half the cost is because there is a know flaw in the transmission from 99-2004. If a 2008 had a transmission problem down the road I would doubt that Honda would float the bill for that.
Also another example is a know A/C compressor problem in the 2004 TSX. Up until recently Honda had denied claims on it and the repair bill was close to $4k since the compressor explodes internally and damages the A/C lines in the process. Now they are looking into it and have started compensating some for it.
I'm also curious what service ran the OP $4500? Not even a timing belt/exhaust system overhaul/ CV boot replacement and radiator would run that much!