Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Delay in shifting, sudden jerk forward - 2015 Acura TLX

asked by on

I have a very serious problem with the car, for which I went to the dealership but they don't know what the cause is. The car has an automatic transmission. When I accelerate for a stop, the car starts hesitating. This also happens when I shift form reverse into gear. The engine would start revving, but there is a hesitation and delay in transmission shifting to drive. Then, there would be a sudden slam into drive and a violent jerking forwards. The issue occurs unexpectedly and presents a danger. Do you have any idea what could be causing this?

A: Hi! "Unsafe to drive", are the wo...

Hi! "Unsafe to drive", are the words you may want to use when you bring it to the Acura dealer service department since it is still under the warranty. There have been some issues with the transmission on the Acura TLX (which the manufacturer is aware of) and Acura dealers current inability to fix it. If the service manager at the local dealer is unable to resolve the problems to your satisfaction you can ask him how to contact the regional service manager. Also, if you would like a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office and inspect your transmission as well as the slipping gears.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I lost reverse. What could that be?

Hi there. The noise of grinding sounds like a gear that is broken or damaged like a pinion gear in the differential or a drive gear in the transmission. Get a stethoscope for an automotive vehicle and put the probe...

Q: Car won't start even after replacing the battery

It depends on the nature of the no start. If the vehicle is not cranking, then the battery charge level needs to be checked. If the battery is dead then you likely have a parasitic draw taking the battery charge...

Q: I replaced solenoid and and sensor in my transmission still won't shift properly 1997 Dodge RAM 1500

Hi - the lack of up-shifting in your transmission could be an internal speed sensor, or line pressure failing to engage higher gear clutch packs. With your higher mileage, this is difficult to tell without real diagnostic testing. Check for...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.