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NHTSA — Latches/Locks/Linkages: Trunk Lid: Lock Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
100 miles

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2005 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 022005

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles

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

Incidents started occurring immediately after purchase of car. Trunk lid springs do not have sufficient tension, such that when we open the trunk on even a slight hill the trunk lid may stay up for a few seconds, but slams shut either immediately, after something of weight is put in the trunk, or if a breeze comes up. This has occurred several times to my wife and me, resulting in the trunk lid hitting our head or spine with sufficient force to cause significant pain and a wound. If this happened to a young child, it could result in serious injury. Acura replaced one spring with a stronger one, but that has done almost nothing to help. The service manager at the dealer also checked other '05 Acura TL models and they did the same thing. He acknowledged it is a safety issue and said he would report it to Acura. The dealer was unable to make any further adjustments to the springs. I complained to Acura customer service and they acknowledged they have had similar reports. However, they said they did not have a sufficient number to justify a recall or to even come up with a solution. Thus I am contacting you. This is definitely a safety hazard and appears to apply to all 2005 Acura TL's (at least a representative sample at the dealer). We now have to hold up the trunk lid with one hand while putting anything in the trunk while on even a slight incline.

- Loomis, CA, USA

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