Most responding readers enjoy the TLX experience as much as we do. We’d like to leave it at that. But, as the months roll on we find hidden among countless initial consumer accolades a handful of less than glowing reports as to driveway roll-away TLX and at- speed engine cut outs or temporary stalls.
With Thursday's news of Honda's unprecedented $70 million dollar federal fine for delayed injury and death reports; some in direct relationship to the airbag system failure; we've opted to provide a forum for our Acura TLX readers: Tell Acura about your TLX drive and ownership experience.
On Friday,Torque News reader Paul Z, the owner of a 2015 SH-AWD V6 full tech and a 2015 i-4 P-AWS explains: “I purchased my 2015 TLX in October 2014, I purchased 2 of them, 1 four cylinder with technology package,1 six cylinder with technology package. Both have had major issues since I've had them. They've been getting serviced half the time I've owned them.” I've been in loaner cars .. Acura has to do something about this!!!” says Paul Z.
While reader Geek wrote: “We took our TLX 4 tech on an extended trip last weekend, long freeway driving and back roads through small towns. We also did no aggressive driving but I suspect the vast majority of people also do not. The power band is very consistent and going through the gears smooth and essentially imperceptible.
The engine never labored at 75 or 80+ (my bad) with road noise never noticeable and on the back roads the car handled very well. It will be interesting to see how the car will navigate in the roads in snow remains to be seen and would be happy if did not experience that. At the end of our 400 miles of driving my wife and I were pleased with our TLX.” wrote Geek.
Torque news spent a few moments Friday with our go to Honda spokesperson Chris Martin. Chris shared with us that Acura dealers(to date)have not reported a high incidence of engine stall or transmission shifting problems with TLX i-4 8 speed. Are you experiencing mechanically or electronic problems with your TLX?
Chris is a straight shooter; we like him. But Chris can only share with us what he knows. Let’s do Chris and Acura a favor.
Torque News would like to read your comments as to your 2015 TLX ownership and driving experience. Let’s keep it fair and civil. Your thought provoking comment will be read by Acura.