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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1997 Acura TL brakes problems

brakes problem

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1997 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 212002


  • miles


ABS light illuminated. Took vehicle to dealer, and they stated brakes were good. ABS light is still coming on, consumer feels there is a problem because ABS light keeps coming on.

- Allentown, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 141997


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes: Driving approximately 35mph, slowed down to 10mph to make a right turn and there were no brakes. Pushed pedal to the floor and brakes did not catch, ran into the side of another car, resulting in a collision/injuries and vehicle wa stotalled. This is an intermittent problem which always happens when at low speed.

- Agoura Hills, CA, USA

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