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NHTSA — Equipment Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
700 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.

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.

2004 Acura TL accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2004 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 122011


  • miles


My 2004 Acura TL was parked during an ice storm in raleigh, nc, last week. When I returned to my car and started it on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, the windshield wipers would not come on. I checked the fuses and did not find a problem there. I brought my car to the dealer for oil change, brake pads, and to check the wipers this morning. I looked on this website and found out there had been a recall in 2008 of the windshield wiper motor. When I called the dealer, they informed me that the recall service had already been performed on my vehicle in 2008. It seems to me that something else is wrong if the motor has failed again. This is costing me about $380 and am wondering if there is anything I can do to recoup the money for this repair. Is it not likely that this problem is related to the previous problem for which the car was recalled? there was no problem with the windshield wipers prior to my trip, and the car sat in the same spot from Saturday night until Wednesday morning.

- Advance, NC, USA

problem #1

Apr 152004

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,400 miles
Car brought in at 1500 miles only 2.5 weeks after delivery... hard to start and idle rough, dealer action replacving all fuel injectors, also, voice recognition failed three times after phone was sinked with car, the touch screen display would fail to close the phone screen and all other voice commands would not be allowed. Dealer action, order new phone module, told there have been several concerns with the hands free link system on the 04 TL's.

- Lutz, FL, USA

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