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NHTSA — Structure: Body Problems

2004 Acura TL (Page 1 of 3)

2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,631 miles

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2004 Acura TL Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #42

Jun 012015

TL

  • 140,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Acura TL. The contact stated that the front passenger side air bag housing fractured along the lower section of the dashboard. The contact was concerned that the air bag could deploy independently. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #41

Aug 072016

TL

  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Acura TL. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the air bag warning light illuminated. In addition, the contact stated that the dashboard was cracked around the passenger side air bag. The contact also stated that when the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle decelerated as the check engine warning light flashed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the air bag sensor needed to be reset. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 81,000.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #40

Jun 212016

TL

  • 107,500 miles
Large crack appeared on my dashboard today. I googled and found out there are thousands of Acura Tls having the same issue. But the manufacturer has not done a recall. I called Acura client relations as well as dealer. They are not doing anything. The crack dashboard is a safety concern as the SRS airbag sits behind that and can explode.

- Dartmouth, MA, USA

problem #39

Apr 022014

TL

  • miles

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

The dashboard started cracking. Now, it has cracks all over. Passenger side and driver side. This may cause issue with the airbags. I looked on line and this is very common in 2004 Tls. Acura refuses to fix the issue. Some have also experienced issues with their air bags due to the cracking.

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #38

Oct 212013

TL

  • 98,542 miles
Not sure if this is takata issue as well! or due to defective dashboard materials which have cracked severely bad! when it started they were lines hardly noticeable! now due to neglegance of the company the primary cracks are over the airbag area & have crevices across top and they are across entire dashboard" the light for airbags comes on and off at random times? the seat belt beeping indicator is not working all the time anymore! my car even though it is a 2004 is in very good shape from what other people have told me! that is of course until they see the craters in the dash of what is suppose to be a higher end nice model car that should hold up better than???? this is not to mention the fact of safety? is there a possibility the airbags have dried out or became effected due to these large cracks as well as what other damage it could be causing electronically? am I going to end up in some horrific car accident due to airbag release when just driving down the interstate and then it all be my fault for sweving over in another lane and cause the accident! then it will look as if I were at fault and airbags deployed as they should have done, instead opened prematurely due to defective parts" of course this is a hypothetical situation but I would think totally plausible!!! and all due to not having recalled what everyone already knows that dashboard material on this model and others that were recalled and repaired by dealers same year models 2004-2008 for the same identical reasons! that seems like a roll of the die at consumers expense! not to mention a liability to all consumers that happen to be driving these vehicles!

- Shannon, AL, USA

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problem #37

Apr 092014

TL

  • 125,000 miles
Clear coat is peeling real bad

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #36

Feb 012014

TL

  • 150,000 miles

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

The top of the dash in my Acura has many cracks that have developed to the point where I believe it my impact the air bag. Minor cracks might be seen with time in the dash however these are large, numerous and obviously a manufacturing defect that should be fixed.

- Easton, PA, USA

problem #35

Jan 252013

TL

  • 135,000 miles
My dash is cracking at an accelerated rate. First at the passenger airbag, then started sinking deeper that makes an obvious rectangle on my dash. My concern is if the dash is dry enough to split along the airbag seams, then what would prevent shards of dash flying off if the airbag deploys? this should get some serious safety considerations.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #34

Oct 012014

TL 6-cyl

  • 34,000 miles
3 cracks have been forming for the last 6 months on my dash from the middle speaker over to the left airbag compartment area. They are now beginning to split. The airbag light also now comes on when there is a passenger riding on the right front seat. Dealership gave me a replacement price of $2500 but that Acura corporate is knocking off less than $200 for "goodwill". this is an obvious defect.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #33

Mar 052014

TL

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Acura TL. The contact stated that the passenger side dashboard had severely cracked around the air bag area. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- San Antonio , TX, USA

problem #32

Mar 142013

TL

  • 48,500 miles

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

Dashboard cracked suddenly above the passenger airbag compartment exposing the airbag compartment to the sun through the crack. Dashboard also deformed and appears to be sticking to airbag compartment around the edges on the top. The crack is growing. The crack initially formed suddenly while I was driving, and made a loud clap, which could startle drivers. I am concerned that the air bag could fail due to this defect and further cracks could form suddenly making startling noises while driving.the size of the crack and amount of deformation varies with temperature.

- Carlsbad, CA, USA

problem #31

Dec 302011

TL

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Acura TL. The contact stated that a crack had developed across the dashboard. The contact was concerned that the failure would allow the air bag to deploy inadvertently and without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician stated that the dashboard needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 98,000 and the current mileage was 123,000.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #30

Nov 042011

TL

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Acura TL. The contact stated that the dashboard was cracked on the passenger side of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and an independent mechanic for inspection and they stated that the dashboard needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Billerica, MA, USA

problem #29

Apr 112013

TL

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Acura TL. The contact stated that the dashboard was cracked over the air bag area. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the dashboard needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Coronna, CA, USA

problem #28

Oct 062013

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Acura TL. The contact stated that dashboard was fractured under the passenger's side air bag area, exposing part of the air bag. The vehicle was not inspected or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 57,000....updated 11-12-13

- Whitestone, NY, USA

problem #27

Jun 122013

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Acura TL. The contact stated that dashboard was fractured under the passenger's side air bag area, exposing part of the air bag. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was unknown....updated 12/03/13 updated 12/06/2013

- Newport, VA, USA

problem #26

Dec 012011

TL 6-cyl

  • 111,300 miles
During the month of December 2012, I noticed that my dashboard on the above the passenger side airbag started to split. The car was not in any accident, and I am the only individual who operates the vehicle. As of this date, one split have turned into two large splits on the passenger side that measure at about a foot each. Additionally, I have noticed a smaller split in the dashboard now above the driver side. I took my vehicle to an Acura dealer on 11/10/2012 (Acura of manhattan) for routine maintenance and to also inquire about what Acura is doing to fix the issue and replace my dashboard at no cost to me due to the design defect in their product. I do not want to wait until the airbag deploys and does physical damage to my passenger or myself because Acura was negligent in their duty to ensure that they manufactured a part that would not fail and cause injury to passengers of their vehicles. This dashboard needs to be recalled as soon as possible.

- Bayonne, NJ, USA

problem #25

Oct 012009

TL

  • 80,000 miles
Cracking dashboard.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #24

Aug 092010

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Acura TL. The contact stated that dashboard crack under the passenger side air bag. The contact stated the passenger side air bag had become exposed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the dashboard was not covered under warranty. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 125,000....updated 12/03/12 updated 12/06/2012

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #23

Oct 152010

TL

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Acura TL. The contact stated that the dashboard was cracking. The dealer was notified of the failure and stated that the failure was normal. The dealer offered to cover half of the repair expenses however, the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 115,000 and the current mileage was 148,000.

- Hephzibah, GA, USA

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