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2007 Acura TL



  • spyderredspyderred Posts: 137
    Andrae, Thanks. I was really hoping that this feature was on the TL. I will have to check it out on my next test drive.
  • scottm123scottm123 Posts: 1,501

    I saw the SVC setting when I had the 07 for the day.
    Had no idea what it meant, but it was set to MED.

    good to know, thanks!
  • kennyg8kennyg8 Posts: 225
    For those owners of 07 TLs -- has Acura fixed the rattles and squeaks that are prevalent in the pre-07 models? I have an 06 and it came with a few annoying rattles. Lately, however, they seem to have gone away. Perhaps, hibernating for the cold winter. I hope they won't return in the spring.
  • spyderredspyderred Posts: 137
    I haven't checked the 07 TL yet for the Speed Volume Control (SVC). However, I did check my friends 06 TL with Nav and we couldn't find it in any of the settings.

    I will check the 07 probably this weekend.

  • frisconickfrisconick Posts: 1,275
    Not peep out of my 05 TL :shades:
  • yah, its there on my 07, i changed it to low. Medium just had it go up to high sometimes. My TL's engine is not that loud :)
  • john499john499 Posts: 2
    Taillight condensation.Replaced lenses twice in my acura tl 2007.Purchased in march 2007.I cannot seem to understand why a 35000 dollar car would have condensation in taillights everytime I wash the car?I also has the same problem in cold weather,and when it rains.It does go away after awhile,but I cannot believe that I am the only one that has this problem.Anyone else out there with the same problem.
  • holla322holla322 Posts: 21
    i just purchased the new 07 tl and i think the system sucks compared to previous generations. I previously had a 2000 tl and the system was hot. is it just me or did acura drop the ball with the audio system. i heard the 07 g35 system and its pretty clear who has the better system. i havent tried the DVD-A yet.
  • ggesqggesq Posts: 701
    Why didn't you get the G35? :confuse:
  • holla322holla322 Posts: 21
    because the TL was significantly cheaper than the g35x.
  • ggesqggesq Posts: 701
    I guess you get what you pay for then right?
  • tgr3tgr3 Posts: 13
    Oh man, you touched a raw nerve. I have an 07 TL Type S. Here is a rundown .... 4 (yes 4) times to the dealer for a subwoofer deck rattle. 1 time to the dealer with a glove compartment rattle. Another trip for a dashboard rattle near the driver pillar. 2 more trips for a rattle in the rear driver side pillar (they have not solved that yet, and it is ennoying as hell), 1 trip for a rattle traced to a rear seat belt retractor, 1 trip to put the rear seat back in place (cuz they did not put it back correctly on a previous trip), and oh by the way, I have an appt scheduled to try to solve the rattle in the rear pillar again... OH, and when they messed with the seat belt rattle, they messed up the subwoofer deck rattle that they fixed a month ago, so BACK IT GOES. I am seriously (very seriously) comtemplating trading it in for a Lexus IS 350. If this last trip won't fix all these rattles, I am dumping it and will never buy an Acura again. This thing has spent more time at the dealer than in my garage .... 5230 miles in this rattle bucket. such a shame, it is a great car otherwise. If anyone has a fix for the rattle in the rear driver side pillar PLEASE let me know.
  • raudiaudiraudiaudi Posts: 8
    When I installed stereos and big bass systems I would use dynamat, which is expensive. Another idea is to use clear or black silicone, whichever is a better match for the interior color and put it on the edges of the plastic that you think are touching other hard objects, ex. like trim pieces that are affixed to metal pillars with clips. Chasing rattles is a fun game that should be reserved for the weekends when you have nothing else to do! It is a bummer to hear this about the TL because I am seriously considering this car, but rattles are annoying.
  • I have a 2005 TL and when I use the NAV the voice is always too loud. This is really annoying when I am talkiing on the phone at the same time. Can I turn off or change the volume on the NAV without affecting the audio system?
  • kennyg8kennyg8 Posts: 225
    Go to the setup screen to lower the navi's voice. Question ... can you use the HFL phone when the navi is making an announcement? I always thought the phone would trump and disenable the navi's voice when the former is in use.
  • I have finally decided to trade in my Chevy Avalanche for an Acura TL. The price of gas has finally made me realize that it is not economical anymore to keep driving a "gas hog". Just curious to know how it handles in the wintery conditions of Northern Illinois?? Also, I might think about waiting until 2009 comes out with AWD. That was what I liked best about the Audi A4. But, higher initial cost and reliability concerns worried me. Any comments would be appreciated!
  • habitat1habitat1 Posts: 4,282
    Tires are key for winter handling. My 2004 TL 6-speed came with the "HPT" summer tire package. You might as well put ice skates on the car. I switched to a high performance "all season" tire and, although they are better, the car still doesn't handle the snow as well as my old 1995 Maxima. The 17" wheels and low profile 235/45 tires on the TL are not conducive to winter driving (my Maxima has 15" 215/60), but you could probably do OK if you shop tires for the best all season yu can find.
  • In my case, hills were the biggest problem w/ my '05 TL. It did ok in deep snow w/ 4 Blizzaks in flatter areas, but watch out for the hills.
  • Thanks for the input. I think I will at least wait until spring before I get rid of my 4x4. Then I might just wait until the '09's come out for the AWD.
  • can you use the HFL phone when the navi is making an announcement?

    Yes. The directions are still given, and I don't notice them being muted either, but the peopel I speak to do not seem to hear the voice - just mine.
  • No, the people on the phone can hear the NAV voice and always ask about it. The phone works fine but the NAV seems to be louder than the phone.
  • Los Angeles - Acura owner seeks advice on how improve ride quality/comfort on automatic Trans / 2007 Acura TL.

    Seeking any feedback on suspension adjustments or aftermarket products to help alleviate some of the stiff /harsh road ride.

    OEM Tires Michelin 17X 8 - Size: 235/45R17

    Love this car's styling / interior & exterior, fit and finish, gas mileage, etc. Just looking to tradeoff some road handling in exchange for ride quality!

    Any suggestions, technician contacts or web site info, Greatly Appreciated !
  • The michelins as I recall have a very stiff side wall, hence better cornering. You could try a "softer" tire. I wouldn't mess w/ the suspension for fear of voiding the warranty. My '05 rode the same way and I eventually tired of it, especially for a daily driver. Now, my newest ride, a VW GTI, has all the handling of the TL (probably better) with none of the jarring over rough terrain (i.e. rr tracks). If the germans can build a comfortable performance car, why can't the japanese?
  • I agree with upstate that the 1st (and maybe even the only) thing to do is change the tires. They make tires built specifically for comfort - you may give up some handling in the process, but if that's a worthwhile trade-off for you, that's the easiest, least invasive fix.

    Tire Rack has a website you can visit, and of course there are various tire stores you can call. I happen to be partial to Allied Tire.
  • 07 Acura TL - Is there anyway to turn off the day time running lights on this car? I think it's a safety/security issue to not be able to turn off these lights when you don't want to be noticed, especially at night when just idling waiting on someone.
  • bt06bt06 Posts: 32
    Say folks I'm leasing an 07 TL which I love EXCEPT for the damned subwoofer. I am a music lover so the vehicle's system is extremely important to me. I mainly use my iPod in the car and I get an extreme rattling from the subwoofer even at lower volumes (when I say low I mean like 3 or 4). It doesn't happen all the time but when it does it's very annoying. My bass is set to C and so is the subwoofer when I can stand it, however, I still end up turning the subwoofer down to like -3 or -4 to reduce the rattling when it starts. Turning it off seams to leave a void in the sound. I've tried different cords and adapters thinking it was the iPod's sound level. Even bought a line level output for the iPod all to no avail. Then I try the CD player and have the same friggin problem.

    My issue is that if I have to turn it all the way down why have it? Has anyone else had this issue??? If so please tell me how it was resolved, does the subwoofer need to be replaced?
  • bt06bt06 Posts: 32
    I don't think there is a way to turn those off, sorry.
  • bt06bt06 Posts: 32
    Actually I found a fix for my subwoofer problem...just in case anyone reads this in the future with the same issue. Apparently the iPod's output levels are pretty high and a bit too much for the car's system. So here's an easy fix... once you're in iTunes select the Music icon for your iPod. Then select all songs and right click, select the option Get Info. Click through the prompt and go into the Get Info screen. Once here look for the volume control, it will be a sliding scale. Drop the scale back one level and click ok. It'll take a few minutes to apply the settings but you will notice little difference in sound quality and you will actually be able to use the subwoofer w/o the annoying rattle. This is especially important if you listen to a lot of bass heavy music. The only catch is you'll have to update the new songs you import or buy on a regular basis.

    I did try the Sound Check feature but the subwoofer still rattled. The solution above has allowed me to really enjoy the sound system fully.
  • I had the same issues but not only with an MP3 player but with all sources of music. Like you said it's not all the time but generally when you least expect it. I went to Best Buy where they installed a rubber mat to reduce vibrations however that did not help. What I ened up doing and had no idea this would work was I installed a seperate amp for all speakers minus the subwoofer, then installed a seperate subwoofer in the trunk with another amp just for that...volla....I can crank it all the way up with ZERO buzz or vibration noises.
    The main amp controls all speakers including the factory amp minus the sub in t trunk.
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