Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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NHTSA — Tires Problems Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague Notes: The 1999-2003 Acura TL has a known & widespread defect with the transmission.

Honda fixed some vehicles with a recall in 2004 by changing the oil cooler return line. To settle a class action lawsuit in 2006, Honda extended the transmission warranty on some of these Acura TL's to 93 months / 109,000 miles.

Now these vehicles are past the warranty limit, so buyer beware.


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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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Acura TL wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 112002

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Consumer states that the vehicle is experiencing a very serious tire deficiency problem and that the tires are proprietary and cannot be exchanged with other tire manufacturers given their sizes, two tires have been slashed, once due to parking by a curb and the second by riding over a stone the size of a fist, no specific tire information given.

- Larchmont, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 012001


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Since Feb 6 2001 when this car was delievered to consumer front passenger's tire had to be replaced because of bubbles on side of it. On February 20, tire had to be replaced again because of bubbles on inner side of tire. Michelin tires. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Brookyn, NY, USA

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