Recall Alert: 2015 Acura TLX

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 9,000 model-year 2015 two-wheel-drive Acura TLX sedans equipped with the V-6 and manufactured July 14 through Nov. 12, 2014; all-wheel-drive vehicles manufactured between Aug. 26 and Nov. 10, 2014, are also affected.

The Problem: Problems with the automatic transmission shifter or park rod could prevent the transmission from shifting into Park. This could cause the vehicle to roll away, increasing the risk of accident or injury.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the transmission for free.

What Owners Should Do: Honda will notify owners beginning Jan. 6. Owners can call Honda at 310-783-2000 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | December 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Acura TLX Video

It has a different name, but Acura's new TLX looks to resurrect the company's misfire with the last TL sedan. In this video, Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek says it mostly does the job with a variety of engines and powertrains.

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By David Thomas | December 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Acura Issues Stop-Sale on Certain TLX Sedans

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Bloomberg News reported Dec. 9 that Acura told dealers to suspend sales of certain V-6 versions of the redesigned 2015 TLX because the parking brake may fail, and the car could roll away if parked. Parent company Honda said it would notify TLX owners beginning Jan. 6, Bloomberg said. A Honda spokesman told the news agency the company is still investigating whether the condition has led to any accidents.

Related: 2015 Acura TLX Review

Honda told Cars.com that it notified dealers to stop sales on Dec. 4, but the order only applies to certain cars. "Acura notified its U.S. dealers to stop the sale of certain TLX V6 [sic] vehicles until they receive specific inspection and repair instructions from Acura," the automaker said in a statement. "Only certain vehicles are included in this action, and nearly all new TLX V6 [sic] vehicles being delivered to dealers currently are unaffected by this stop sale order."

That suggests the automaker has already come up with a fix, and virtually all cars leaving the assembly line right now have been remedied. Honda did not elaborate on the cause or solution. It also didn't say how long sales would be stopped or whether current V-6 TLX owners should bring their cars in. The automaker only said Acura will provide more information when it's available and encourages drivers to use the parking brake whenever they park.

By Kelsey Mays | December 10, 2014 | Comments (2)

2015 Acura TLX: Car Seat Check

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The 2015 Acura TLX, the new five-seat midsize sedan that is the luxury brand's years-long bid to win back buyers after an unpopular 2009 TL redesign, improves upon the models it succeeds in many respects while remaining much the same in others. Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek says the TLX "surpasses the TSX and TL it replaces in every way, but doesn't take Acura anywhere it hasn't been before." The same could be said for child-safety seat installation in the TLX. Compared with the Car Seat Check on the TL's 2012 version, Latch anchors seem easier to use, but we still had to move the front passenger seat forward to fit our infant seat, and connecting the top tether anchors is an uncomfortable affair. Check out the Car Seat Check below for more.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Two

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By Matt Schmitz | December 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

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By Matt Schmitz | November 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Acura TLX Earns Top Crash-Test Score from IIHS

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Acura's latest luxury sedan, the TLX, has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest award, Top Safety Pick Plus. The TLX earned top scores of good in IIHS' roof-strength, side, moderate-overlap front and head restraint/seat evaluations. It earned an acceptable rating in IIHS' small-overlap frontal crash test, which simulates hitting an object from the front-left corner of the car. (IIHS scores are good, acceptable, marginal and poor.)

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Small and midsize luxury cars have mixed results in IIHS' small-overlap test — the safety group's latest and most challenging test. The TLX replaces the TSX and TL; it improves on the TSX's marginal score in the small-overlap but falls short of the TL's good small-overlap rating. Still, the TLX's collision-mitigation technology dwarfs that of the TL. Optional features include blind spot warning, lane departure warning with steering assist and two collision-warning systems. The TL had just the blind spot warning system.

By Kelsey Mays | November 4, 2014 | Comments (1)

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By Matt Schmitz | November 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Acura TLX Review

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"The 2015 Acura TLX surpasses the TSX and TL it replaces in every way, but it doesn't take Acura anywhere it hasn't been before," said Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek. Check out Bruzek's review for more.

2015 Acura TLX Expert Review

Cars.com photo by Joe Bruzek

By Matt Schmitz | October 29, 2014 | Comments (2)

Recall Alert: 2015 Acura TLX

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Vehicles Affected: Nearly 200 model-year 2015 Acura TLX sedans manufactured between Aug. 26 and Sept. 20, and equipped with all-wheel drive

The Problem: Incorrect values for the gross vehicle weight rating and gross axle weight rating, front and rear, may be printed on the safety certification label. If the vehicle is loaded to the specifications listed on the label, tire failure may result, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Honda will begin notifying owners on Tuesday, and dealers will install the correct certification label for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Acura manufacturer Honda at 800-382-2238, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | October 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Acura TLX: First Drive

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For years the TL sedan was Acura's bread-and-butter sedan. It was a strong seller until a radical redesign in 2009. The brand has been trying to recover ever since and hopes an all-new version with an all-new name will return the brand to luxury-sedan success.

Related: 2015 Acura TLX: First Look

The TLX not only replaces the TL, but also the smaller TSX sedan — which was less controversial but didn't fit properly in the brand's lineup, which also now includes the even smaller ILX.

After spending a day driving the TLX in northern Michigan at an Acura event, the TLX might indeed cover all those bases and runs gamut with an entry-level four-cylinder to a fully loaded all-wheel-drive V-6.

By Joe Bruzek | August 29, 2014 | Comments (21)

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