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NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems

2004 Acura TL (Page 3 of 3)


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,273 miles

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2004 Acura TL seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Acura TL Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #3

Jun 122008


  • miles


I currently owned a 2004 Acura TL and the dash is cracking all around, now I am concerned for my safety in case of a crash how will it affect the airbags, Acura ltd. Will do nothing to remedy the situation due to the dash is (normal wear and tear) meanwhile it is a brand new car.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 152008


  • miles
Several Acura TL 2004 have huge cracks on top of the airbags, our members have raised the issue of the possibility of a cracked dashboard being a safety hazard. Although we don¿T know of any cases yet, it is reasonable to believe that cracks that develop where the passenger air bag is supposed to deploy have the potential to affect the deployment of this safety equipment in case of an accident and, therefore, should be considered a safety hazard. We just cannot wait for someone to be permanently injured because of this defective part to act upon this, it is our responsibility to prevent this from happening.. link: we also have a group on facebook called Acura TL defective dash.

- Carolina, PR, USA

problem #1

Feb 272006

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles
: the contact stated while changing lanes at 30 mph the vehicle hit another vehicle and the driver side airbag did not deploy. This was a frontal impact and the driver was wearing a seatbelt but sustained minor injuries. A police report was filed at the scene and pictures are available. The vehicle sustained frontal damage and was towed to a local tow yard awaiting inspection. The dealership and manufacturer were alerted.

- Battle Creek, MI, USA

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