Hargett is tight-lipped on whether Acura will transition to an in-house transmission in the V-6 TLX. Hyundai paired a ZF 6-speed automatic to its 4.6L Tau V-8 in the Genesis sedan upon the car's. I had new zf-9 speed tranny installed by Acura on my 2015 TLX v-6 , it solved my jerky clunky shifting in 2-3 up and down shifting. I would say its 80% better now, but there are other issue with it now like acceleration rpm as i'm braking when it shifts into lower gear
The reviews I have watched made a big point about the ZF 9 speed transmission, and how its a love it or hate it transmission. It has come to my attention, that I have in-fact already drove a ZF 9 speed transmission in a Chrylser 200 (yuck). And while the vehicle was a Chrysler 200, it was also by every measure, a piece of clunky junk When world renowned transmission manufacturer ZF Friedrichshafen was tapped on its collective shoulder to supply Acura's TLX SH-AWD V6, 9 speed automated transmission, a tear was dropped by more. This isn't the only issue to strike nine-speed Honda and Acura models. In a series of service bulletins issued in September, the automaker warns of transmission end cover leaks on the 2015-2017 TLX, 2016-2017 MDX, 2016-2017 Pilot, and 2018 Honda Odyssey. During assembly, the transmission end cover sealing gasket gets torn, the automaker.
9HP is ZF Friedrichshafen AG's trademark name for its nine-speed automatic transmission models (9-speed transmission with Hydraulic converter and Planetary gearsets) for transverse engine applications, designed by ZF's subsidiary in Saarbrücken and built in Gray Court, South Carolina. It is used in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles We, the undersigned, represent a group of owners who purchased the all-new Acura TLX in 2015 and are seeking action from Acura to remedy poor transmission performance. The ZF 9HP 9 speed automatic transmission used in the TLX application has exhibited hard shifts, slow engagement, among other undesirable behavior not consistent with a $40,000. Why does the new 9-Speed Auto in certain Chrysler, Jeep, Honda, Acura, Fiat and Range Rover products feel unusual? I deep-dive into the first production 9-sp.. The 9-speed ZF transmission has numerous acceleration defects and can even throw itself into neutral if the throttle malfunctions while interpreting messages from various input modules. The lawsuit points to TSB #PU-15-34 where Acura says a driver may not be able to select any other gears until the vehicle is restarted due to an open circuit in. As to the ZF 9 speed automatic transmission and IDS: Based on our experience, Acura has made the right transmission choice for MDX. We found the 9 speed and IDS system to work flawlessly, and did.
ZF 9-speed Transmission Fluid Replacement. Jump to Latest Follow I know we have a 10 years/unlimited mileage warranty on the ZF 9speed. Is it a good idea to let Acura Dealer take care and move on? 2019 TLX Adv SH-AWD, 2017 MDX Tech SH-AWD, 2014 Camry SE V6, 2008 Nissan Frontier (POS), 1965 F100 Step Side Hot Rod 351W High output, C6. this video will show you how to top off 2016-2018 acura mdx, 16-18 honda pilot atf 3.1 9speed zf automatic transmission fluid level.disclaimer:warnings and c.. Acura has recalled about 8,300 model year 2015 Acura TLX V6 cars equipped with 9-speed automatic transmissions. In September 2016, Acura informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about plans to recall the cars to update the transmission software, but there was a delay of sorts Well, I purchased in Acura TLX V6 w/advanced package yesterday. Drove it about 100 miles home and it seems very well built and the 9 speed transmission wasn't anymore quirky than in the 14 Accord Touring 6 speed I traded in. Almost 40 mpg driving at about 55 to 60 mph. Tach read about 1,500 rpms all the way home
This same ZF 9-speed transmission is also used by the 2014 Range Rover Evoque, the 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokees, and the 2015 Chrysler 200s. These vehicles are also having transmission issues. Some TLX owners have found a workaround for this issue Their latest development is an in-house designed-and-built 10-speed, which appears in their 2018 Honda Odyssey. Rounding off the Acura lineup is a 7-speed DCT that only shows up in the Acura RLX Hybrid, and the 8-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT), which appears in the popular Acura TLX and ILX. Let's take a look at this 8-speed DCT (figure 1)
A lot of TLX owners are upset about this and there is currently a 9-page thread on Acurazine about this issue. This same ZF 9-speed transmission is also used by the 2014 Range Rover Evoque, the 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokees, and the 2015 Chrysler 200s It hesitates and shifts hard going from 2nd to 3rd gear. A lot of TLX owners are upset about this and there is currently a 9-page thread on Acurazine about this issue. This same ZF 9-speed transmission is also used by the 2014 Range Rover Evoque, the 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokees, and the 2015 Chrysler 200s Acura Makes some pretty reliable cars, but some are definitely a hit or miss. The TLX from 2015-2020 is a hit with just a few misses and is a relatively miss understood car. The Acura TLX is arguably one of the Newest Cheapest Luxury Cars you can buy to this date. Here is one for sale with under 45k miles for 20k The TLX is using the 9-speed ZF 9HP48 transaxle that is a member of the 9HP family currently used in FCA, Honda and Land Rover applications. It's an extremely compact design and uses a lot of friction braking, friction clutches and dog clutches to control routing of torque through the four planetary gearsets
. A Deep Look at ZF's 9-speed. On April 23, 2015 Acura released TSB #15-021 titled Transmission Slips or Shifts Hard When Cold covering a specific VIN range of the 2015 Acura TLX. Acura outlines that the 8-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) slips on the 1st of 2nd upshift while accelerating. It also acknowledges that the owner might feel a bump or jerk when the vehicle.
Dual-Clutch Transmission Slips. According to owners, all the shifting benefits of Acura's 8-speed dual-clutch transmission are nullified by a defective torque converter. While Acura has issued recalls for 2015 TLX owners, it didn't fix the problem and didn't cover all the. Continue reading article Dual-Clutch Transmission Slips However, the engine and transmission on the 14-15 worked well in symphony. Don't see owners complaining much about the 6 speed. I understand that marketing wants to be able to keep up with competition and offer a 9 speed to sell more cars. But, the 6 speed was actually a positive to the MDX. One of the smoothest I have driven The Acura TLX is a series of luxury mid-size executive cars sold by Acura, the luxury division of Honda, since 2014. It is the successor to the TL and TSX models. As of 2021, the discontinuation of the Acura RLX full-size executive flagship sedan has pushed Acura to completely redesign the TLX model for 2021 in order to enlarge the model with the purpose of directly competing against other mid.
The ZF 9HP is a 9-speed automatic transmission for transverse engine layout, which is used on the Jeep Cherokee and the upcoming Acura TLX. While there are plenty of technical analysis on this new ZF product, here I am not going to feed you with some PhD-thesis-type content. Instead I have some interesting facts you may find interesting Another 10 complaints on 2016 Honda Pilot and Acura TLX models have also been logged. ZF and FCA are also under fire—including a NHTSA investigation into the death of actor Anton Yelchin—for the design of an eight-speed automatic shifter on several late-model Jeep, Chrysler, and Dodge models. FCA has begun to recall the 811,000 cars to. The 2015 Acura TLX replaces the TSX and the TL, and offers a ZF-sourced 9-speed automatic transmission (the 9HP) with the optional 3.5-L V6. The base car pairs its 2.4-L I4 with a Honda-developed 8-speed DCT, which features the novel twist of a torque converter in place of a clutch
. The ZF 9HP 9-speed automatic transmission in the Pilot should also provide a bit more engaging. Acura is recalling about 8,300 model year 2015 Acura TLX V6 cars equipped with 9-speed automatic transmissions. In September 2016, Acura informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ZF 9HP is a nine-speed automatic transmission built by ZF Friedrichshafen. It has been used for several years in some trim levels the Honda Pilot/Acura MDX, TLX and 2018 Odyssey LX, EX. Its also shared with Chrysler, FIAT, Jeep, Ram Trucks, Land Rover, Jaguar. ZF only provides the transmission hardware The 2018 Acura MDX 9 speed transmission is manufactured by the ZF Friedrichshafen AG. Other automaker brands like Chrysler, FIAT, Opel/Vauxhall, Honda, Jeep, Ram Trucks, Land Rover, and Jaguar also use the ZF Friedrichshafen AG's 9 speed transmission on some of their models
Anonymous, ON (2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD 3.5-L V6) The 9 speed transmission is not smooth, it up-shifts abruptly from 1st to 2nd and very abruptly from 2nd to 3rd. Also, the rev-matching feature, for. The TL and TSX are dead, and Acura has a new designation for their most important car: the TLX. But before you start configuring one online, here are 11 things you need to know about it The ZF nine-speed is currently installed in the Cherokee, as well as the Jeep Renegade, Chrysler 200, Ram ProMaster City, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover Discovery, Acura TLX, and Acura. 2016 MDX has the ZF 9-speed transmission. This has no ATF level dipstick and requires an elaborate procedure to check the level through a side port after the transmission is brought to the proper temperature. The fancy and expensive ATF used in this trans expands a great deal with temperature, so the temp has to be within a rather narrow range.
The ZF 9-speed transmission, created to increase vehicle performance level and fuel efficiency on the road, has continued to be problematic for certain Jeep, Chrysler, Acura, Fiat. Land Rover and Honda drivers. Our firm has handled over 1,000 claims dealing with the struggling performance of the ZF 9-speed transmission 3505 lb (1590 kg) Weight distribution (% front/rear) 60 / 40. 27 Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors