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NHTSA — Steering: Hydraulic Power Assist: Hose, Piping, And Connections Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 132007

TL 6-cyl

  • miles


2004 Acura TL with two recalls. Consumer states that he would like full reimbursement of the repairs he paid for on his vehicle, which were then recalled. The consumer stated due to the power steering fluid leak, the engine stopped working.

- Yorktown Heights, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 232008

TL 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Acura TL. The contact smelled burning oil while driving at an unknown speed. He pulled over and noticed smoke coming out of the hood. Whenever the contact turns the vehicle, smoke entered through the vents and out of the hood. He examined the vehicle and noticed that the power steering hose was leaking fluid. The contact has not taken the vehicle to the dealer. The current mileage was 110,000 and failure mileage was 109,000.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 222008

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Acura TL. While changing the oil in the vehicle, the contact noticed that the seal on the power steering was damaged. It appeared as if the fluid was leaking. The dealer stated that although the failures were identical, the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 08V091000 (steering:hydraulic power assist:hose, piping, and connections). The manufacturer and dealer would not provide any assistance. The vehicle is currently being repaired. The failure and current mileages were 101,000.

- Rockville, MD, USA

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