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NHTSA — Equipment Adaptive Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,000 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.

2005 Acura TL accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2005 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 112014

TL 6-cyl

  • 64,000 miles


The car is been sitting for about 4 days and the battery is dead again. This has been the issue since I bought the car. It was taken to the dealer when this first happened and I was assured that the problem has been fixed. However, over the years I have replaced numerous batteries. Internet research proved that the problem is with hands free system and Acura knows about the problem for long but has done nothing to fix it.

- Montclair, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012014

TL 6-cyl

  • miles
My leather dashboard on the inside of my car is about 50% covered with cracks. The cracks also run on top of the area where the airbag pops out. This is a major safety concern for me along with many other people that have the same problem. I have never seen this condition on any car, and would expect not to see it on such a high end vehicle like my Acura TL. The dashboard should not be cracking at all. This should be an automatic recall item, especially because of the safety concerns. Please address this promptly. It is a shame that the dealerships say that this is natural wear and tear. If there is a airbag underneath it, the item should be recalled.

- Carson, CA, USA

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