1999 ACURA TL STALL ISSUE

  • Tiny
  • floridabob
  • 1999 Acura TL

Electrical problem
1999 Acura TL 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 146, 00 miles

Have had several occurances with an engine stall.

While driving, the "green key icon" for the immobilizer system come on. Within a minute the car will shut off. It will not start for several minutes, and then it will be fine.
This has happened 3 times over the course of several weeks.

I checked the owners manual, which warned about having another key with a computer chip too close to the key in the ignition. None near.
This has the factory key, that I have used for years with no issues.

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Monday, August 31st, 2009 AT 5:56 AM

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  • KHLow2008
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Hi floridabob,

When problem occurs and engine stalls, were the dash lights showing?

If not, the igntion switch could be intermittently failing.

There was a safety recall on the ignition switch. Call your local Acura dealer for more details.

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 AT 1:04 PM
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The stalling has happened three times, only with my wife driving alone (GREAT)
She says that when it stalls, the only dash lights that stay on are:
1. Green key icon
2. The maintanence required icon.

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 AT 5:05 PM
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Yes, that confirms the ignition switch as the culprit.

Call the dealer to enquire if your vehicle is eligible for the recall.

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 AT 9:23 AM

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