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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,667 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 222016


  • 14,000 miles


Driving along and power goes out. As if pops out of gear. But do not hear a popping into and out of gear. Then all the sudden pops back into gear. This is dangerous. High speed and then power goes out.

- Bella Vista, AR, USA

problem #2

Aug 172009

TL 6-cyl

  • miles
2004 Acura TL engine cut off. Consumer also states that there was a throttle actuator malfunction. Seems that the consumer is requesting reimbursement for repairs. A diagnostic test revealed the throttle body was filled with carbon which caused the engine to stall and the vehicle would not respond to acceleration.

- Princeton, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 302003


  • miles
Intermittently while driving vehicle stalled.. when this occurred the engine died, and vehicle lost power steering. This made it difficult to steer the vehicle. Dealership serviced the vehicle 4 times for this issue, but was unable to provide a remedy because they couldn't duplicate the failure.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

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