Help, my car is possessed! Battery dies, then gear locked at charge, and horn isn't working-

Asked by Apr 25, 2016 at 06:42 PM about the 2006 Acura TL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2006 Acura TL, and lately (months) my
battery dies of over the weekend due to non-use. I
jump it and go, yet I'm told my battery is good (and   
still under warrenty). Also, nothing comes up in the
computer when checked. I went out of town for a
week and my car had zero signs of life, even after a
few moments charging. When it finally goes on I
was not able to switch the gear from park...at all! I
removed the cover and put my key in the (don't
know what it's called) next to the gear shift, and
was able to get out of the situation that way. While
driving, my horn isn't working and there's a VSA
light on, but pressing it on the dash won't turn the
icon off either. It's also hesitating a bit sometimes
when I accelerate. I don't know if it's a computer
issue, sensor, or even if maybe a resovoir cap issue
I recently had is sending mixed signals to my
car...or if this is due to anti-theft system. Can't
figure this out and I don't have time to go to the
dealership (autism in our home).  Anyone know
enough on Acura to advise?

-Scratching my head in Miami

1 Answer

94,985

If it kills a battery that quick it is more than just an alarm, there is a higher than normal amperage draw, on the vehicle it is a little more complex to find and diagnosis the draw due to the vehicles computer systems, I recommend a dealer look at it and then rent a car to cover while it is in the shop, it may take a while too find the exact problem. My old Acura had a similar problem and it wound up being the computer turning off the alternator when it should have been at full charge rate, so the battery dies.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Acura TL Questions

Acura TL Experts

#1 miraclemike
miraclemike
Reputation 1,030
#2 darkoM
darkoM
Reputation 740
#3 cherryscar
cherryscar
Reputation 690
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
948 Great Deals out of 77,757 listings starting at $899
Used Acura TSX
99 Great Deals out of 2,750 listings starting at $2,999
Used Honda Civic
809 Great Deals out of 88,112 listings starting at $1,299
Used BMW 3 Series
945 Great Deals out of 30,262 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Maxima
321 Great Deals out of 24,382 listings starting at $999
Used Acura MDX
273 Great Deals out of 18,599 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Camry
1,100 Great Deals out of 90,760 listings starting at $1,599
Used Acura RL
21 Great Deals out of 676 listings starting at $1,990
Used INFINITI G35
87 Great Deals out of 3,186 listings starting at $2,000
Used Lexus IS 250
177 Great Deals out of 4,912 listings starting at $4,300
Used Honda Accord Coupe
182 Great Deals out of 10,569 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Charger
452 Great Deals out of 29,324 listings starting at $2,300
Used Nissan Altima
1,147 Great Deals out of 79,679 listings starting at $500

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Acura TL For Sale
48 Great Deals out of 989 listings starting at $12,445
2013 Acura TL For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 631 listings starting at $10,870
2012 Acura TL For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 620 listings starting at $8,950
2011 Acura TL For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 117 listings starting at $10,995
2010 Acura TL For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 354 listings starting at $8,695

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.