New 2015 TLX with Issues and Fixes
Hi Everyone, new to the forum here. I just picked up a 2015 TLX Base 52k Miles with the i4 engine and DCT, Copper Black Exterior with Espresso Interior. I bought this Private and i think i got a good deal as compared to going to a dealer, primarily because the car needed some work. Im coming from a 2013 BMW 535i so this was a bit of a downgrade but prior to that i had a 2009 TSX that i absolutely loved, never any issues.
When i bought the TLX, the front brakes and rotors were shot as the car would vibrate alot when braking. I bought Callahan Rotors and Akebono brakes off of Amazon. I did it myself and car brakes so smooth now. I cant seem to attach links or pictures.
The cars tires are also pretty much done and i can hear road noise once i reach 80mph. I ordered at walmart for $64 each and expect to have them install today or tomorrow.
I heard that the transmission was jerky on these but mine shifted fine, although you can defenitly feel the shifts (my bmw was smooth as butter). Its warm here now so ill have to wait to see how it is in the cold. Another issue i have is that while idling in Drive or Reverse the car would vibrate quite a bit. Putting in neutral the vibration goes away. I did the idle relearn procedure where you hold the gas pedal down until the fan comes on, it seems to be doing it alot less now, lets see.
I also installed a system in the car this weekend by adding a line out converter, very simple on these cars, although i now have a few rattles that ill have to tackle next weekend.
Apart from this the car is very smooth and runs great. I will get 35% tints in a few weeks as well as maybe getting a painted copper black Trunk Lip that i found on ebay for $175. If anyone has any other good Mod recommendations please let me know. Let me know your thoughts on this purchase and any other ideas you might have to pimp out this ride. Glad to be here!
Last edited by MechMan; 04-22-2019 at 11:52 AM.