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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Exhaust System: Manifold/Header/Muffler/Tail Pipe Problems

2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,632 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Acura TL exhaust system problems

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1998 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 012005

TL

  • 50,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I own an Acura 2.5 TL model year 1998. I was informed by dealer last year that there was an exhaust manifold leak in the engine. The dealer quoted $2000 to fix the problem. I have not had it fixed so far, but I fear that the exhaust fumes were infiltrating the cabin, and we were breathing exhaust fumes when in the car. Upon further investigation I found that this problem was also reported widely in earlier model years.

- Redmond, WA, USA

problem #6

Jul 122005

TL 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,500 miles
Auto technician has determined that 1998 Acura 2.5 TL has a cracked manifold. Same vehicle from 1995-97 has been mandated by NHTSA to have this repaired by manufacturer. I would like my vehicle year to be included in this mandate.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #5

Jan 112005

TL 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,462 miles
Part B to ODI# 10106272 forgot to note that exhaust comes into the vehicle from the fresh air intake and gives me headaches on long trips.

- Des Moines , WA, USA

problem #4

Jan 112005

TL 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,462 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Exhaust system on my 1998 Acura 2.5 TL has a crack in the exhaust manifold. I've been told the manufacturer replaced this on the 96 & 97 TL's but will not for the 1998. I understand from research there were no changes to the body style or engine between the 96 -98 so why won't they cover the 98?

- Des Moines , WA, USA

problem #3

Jul 052004

TL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 153,000 miles
Engine manifold developed a crack. As a result, vehicle produced an extreme loud noise. Manifold replaced. Trunk leaks when it rains.

- Jonesville, SC, USA

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problem #2

Mar 102004

TL 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles
Exhaust system on the 1998 Acura 2.5 TL. I have had to have the O2 sensor replaced and now as told the exhaust manifold is cracked. I was aldo told by the dealer that there have been a number of cases were the manifold cracked. If this is a problem that you see repeated in a particular vehicle is it not fairly safe to say there is a problem from the manufacture" what can be done to save consumers the expense of about $1200 to repair what seems obvious to be a manufacturer defect with the exhaust system"

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #1

Apr 022001

TL

  • miles
Crack in exhaust manifold.

- Henderson, NV, USA

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