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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,089 miles

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2004 Acura TL windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #4

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 #3

Nov 152010

TL 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Crack in dashboard--although reasonable care was used to protect dash from such damage...sun visor was used and car is garage kept 1. the events leading up to the failure, are normal operation of the vehicle. 2. the failure is a cracked dashboard 3. what was done to correct the failure--I would like Acura to repair the problem.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 062010


  • miles
On case PE07060 with Acura wipers. The fix Acura provided simply does not work. My wipers stopped working for no apparent reason during a storm (common in South Florida). I almost got into a huge accident because I could not see. Thankfully I was able to pull over. The fuse is ok. When I took the vehicle to Acura they told me that they were aware of the ongoing issue but since the re-call was done that I had to pay for them to "look at it" and really fix the issue instead of the patch that was done.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 112009


  • 92,355 miles
1. recall campaign id# 08V092000 - 2004-2005 Acura TL (windshield wiper motor); manufacturer report date: February 25, 2008 2. as per Acura, a wiper motor kit was installed June 27, 2008 on my 2004 Acura TL. 3. on September 11, 2009 my windshield wipers became inoperable. I contacted the dealership and Acura client services immediately. I made an appointment to take my vehicle to the Acura dealership and was told that I would have to pay for the repair since the "recall" was complete. Although, the wiper motor kit was installed (June 27, 2008) as a preventive measure by the dealership, the wiper motor kit did not prevent my windshield wiper motor from the corrosion as mentioned in the defect notice, owner notification letter (part 577), recall acknowledgement and recall summary. The dealership ruled the repair on September 12, 2009 due to "wiper motor electrical fault".

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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