Satellite Communication System
The AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System provides a link between the TL and Acura using XM® Radio satellites on navigation-equipped vehicles, enabling AcuraLink to provide you with dealer appointment reminders and other important information and messages. Non-critical messages automatically appear on the navigation system screen as envelope icons. Urgent messages appear as full-screen text, with the option to, "Check Now" or "Check Later."
Within the first 90 days of ownership, the AcuraLink Feature Guide provides pre-programmed messages that help you better understand how to operate some of the major features of the TL. Once all messages have been presented, or after 90 days, the Feature Guide turns itself off.
If your TL requires service, the Automated Appointments™ feature prompts you to decide if you want the system to automatically schedule an appointment. This service requires a compatible Bluetooth-enabled phone that includes a data service plan from your wireless provider and has been paired to HandsFreeLink. Your dealer must also participate in the AcuraLink dealer appointment program and you must also register your required settings on the Acura Owners Site.
To set your AcuraLink communication preferences, visit the My Account section.
Shutting off AcuraLink
You can turn off the messaging system from the AcuraLink interface in your vehicle, in the My Account section, or by contacting Acura Client Relations.
Most information is uploaded to AcuraLink via satellite. Bluetooth® is used only to communicate diagnostic information about your vehicle directly with Acura (and only if you have activated the optional diagnostic data submission via AcuraLink). Your Bluetooth-enabled phone will be connected for approximately 20 seconds for each data exchange session. Standard data charges through your wireless service provider apply.
Speaking to an Acura representative through AcuraLink
If your Bluetooth-enabled phone is paired to HandsFreeLink, some types of messages (such as service reminders, recall notices and diagnostic information) will include an option to be connected automatically to your Acura dealer, Acura Client Relations, or Acura Roadside Assistance as appropriate.
Vehicle information transmission
Acura analyzes your vehicle's diagnostic information to locate trouble and identify potential areas where service is needed. This data is then sent back to your vehicle through AcuraLink. Additionally, diagnostic data received from all customers is analyzed in aggregate to help us improve the design of future models. We value your privacy; your vehicle information is never shared with other parties for commercial use.
Scheduled service appointments reminders
If you choose to activate Service Reminders on AcuraLink, you will receive reminders about dealer service appointments that you schedule via the Acura Owners Site.
To set your AcuraLink communication preferences, please visit the My Account section.
AcuraLink is only available in the 48 contiguous United States. Currently, satellite coverage is not available in Alaska or Hawaii.
AcuraLink service charges
Most AcuraLink services are offered at no charge. Traffic updates through XM NavTraffic® (AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic) are provided free of charge for the first 90 days of ownership; afterwards, a monthly fee applies if you choose to purchase a subscription.
2011 TL shown for demonstration purposes. Some controls and screens will have minor differences in appearance.