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NHTSA — Child Seat Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,500 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.

2005 Acura TL accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2005 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012013

TL 6-cyl

  • 106,000 miles


Baby trend, Inc. Expedition elx travel system. Model: TJ93412. Manufactured in: 06 24 2012 hh, lot & qty no: 31810809, ser#: cs 413181tj000809. One or both of the plastic locking paws that lock the seat to the base, have a tendency to stay in the retracted position once the seat is removed from the base. The paws are designed to retract when the handle is pulled, releasing the car seat from the base. The problem is easily corrected by taking your finger and pulling the paw out of the retracted position, prior to putting the seat in the base. If this problem goes unnoticed the seat would not be properly locked into the base.

- Zebulon, NC, USA

problem #1

Feb 092010


  • 85,000 miles
1. this 2005 Acura TL has been taken care of by the dealership for every major and non major fix, including paying the outrageous $125 for oil changes. Just after my warranty expired the dashboard began to crack around the passenger side air bag. I am worried that my dashboard and airbag plate are not safe to drive with. Currently there are 6-7 cracks roughly 8"-16" long. Acura told me there is nothing they can do except charge me $1500 to replace the dash.

- Prior Lake, MN, USA

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