It has been a long while since the 2015 Acura TLX first arrived in customers' hands. Since then the TLX has enjoyed mainly positive reviews. Reviews have recognized the vehicle for its beautiful interior, great fuel economy, sporty handling, and amazing value. Of course, no car is perfect and the TLX has had its share of issues and complaints. I have to say that many of these complaints are subjective though. That means that negative impressions can be a very subjective thing with the TLX. I thought I'd lay out some of the issues that have been raised about the TLX, and in doing so we might get a better understanding of just how great this vehicle is.
The biggest issue that the 2015 Acura TLX has faced since its launch was an initial transmission related recall. The ZF outsourced 9-speed transmission was recalled by Acura pretty quickly after launch. Customers complained that the TLX SH-AWD 9-speed down shifts too aggressively when coming to a stop of switching from "normal" to "sport" mode. This also had people complaining of a loss of power when cornering at times. This issue should be completely resolved at this point because of the recall though.
Another point of complaint for the Acura TLX is its infotainment system and center dash array. With two screens, confusing controls and illogical menus, the system really isn't as good as it could be. One review calls the TLX's infotainment system, "the most bewildering system since the original BMW iDrive due to its multiple screens and myriad buttons." Not exactly what a sedan that really touts its technology wants to hear. People on our forum, however, mention that the system is only difficult until you learn to use it. @fenderstrat69 said, "I actually liked it but it did take a little while to figure out where everything was." So while the system may not have the easiest learning curve, I think that practice makes perfect with this issue.
Other issues are really not a matter of a problem with the TLX, but rather a problem of consumer expectations. For example, some have wrote that they are disappointed with the acceleration, but the TLX is more of a luxury sedan and not a sport car. Others don't like the electric emergency brake, which I also see as a subjective determination. Still others have called the climate control system drafty and cold on long drives. While I have read a few complaints about vents and the climate system, it seems these problems are limited and, again, may be a subjective issue.
So the TLX does have some problems. I think the most prominent of these is the infotainment system, but that can be overcome with some practice. Most other problems are simply in the eye of the beholder.
Is that the impression you get as well, or are there any deeper problems that I missed?