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2005 Acura TL (Page 6 of 6)

2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,020 miles

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2005 Acura TL Owner Comments (Page 6 of 6)

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problem #13

Jul 202010

TL

  • 45,000 miles

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

Dashboard appears to be defective and cracked along the full right edge of the airbag compartment, which presents a potential safety hazard in the event the airbag is deployed or needs to deploy.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #12

Aug 032010

TL

  • 83,000 miles
Factory dashboard developed a 12 inch crack over the passenger airbag at 5 years, 83,000 miles. Crack appeared suddenly as opposed to a slow progression. Not used any cleaning products but was exposed to heat and sun under normal conditions of South Florida. Car is not under factory warranty however Acura dealership explained that they have observed this happening to other Tls and the company was offering a "good will" where customers would pay between $250 and $500 for the replacement of the dashboard while Acura headquarters would cover the rest. The actual amount to be paid by the owner is suggested by the dealership on behalf of the owner and the final amount is decided by Acura headquarters. Total cost of the job is approximately $1,700. Acura accepted a good will for my vehicle in the amount of $250, which was my initial offer, and repaired the dash in 3 days while providing a loaner vehicle for the duration of the repair at no additional cost.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #11

Jul 272010

TL

  • 108,000 miles
Just noticed cracks in dashboard of 2005 Acura TL. I figured maybe it was from the heat, with living in Florida. Went online to see if any others had complaints. Noticed many complaints from 2004-2005 Acura TL owners complaining of cracks in the same exact area as mine. There is one right above the air bag, which I believe could lead to a safety issue with the air bag. The other starts from the center console at the dash and is cracked all the way across the driver dash area and around that console. I called Acura and they made a note, but just told me to check with the dealership for repair. I don't want to pay for something that appears to be a defect with the product.

- St. Augustine, FL, USA

problem #10

Jul 162010

TL

  • 104,000 miles

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

Significant crack in dashboard where passenger airbag is located. Started as a small crack but propagated to over 1 ft length within 48 hours. This appears to be a recurring issue for many Acura TL 2004-2005 models (and possibly other years). Fear is it could pose an airbag safety hazard by affecting the integrity and performance of the passenger airbag.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #9

May 062010

TL

  • miles
2005 Acura TL dashboard cracks all over passenger airbag. Started as one small crack to having 8 large cracks. Airbag can deploy at anytime as the cracks get worse and worse putting my family and I in danger. Acura refuses to fix crack and it will cost $1000 + to repair.

- Tamarac, FL, USA

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problem #8

Jul 142010

TL

  • 51,700 miles
I own an Acura TL 3.2 2005 with 51,700 miles. This morning my dashboard cracked in 5 different places for no reason. There was no collision or vandalism involved. I am concerned for my safety as I do not know the consequences of the airbag deploying and the dashboard cracking and debris causing injury. Called Acura corporate and they claim is not a manufacturing defect (this issue has been reported by hundreds of people in various internet sites such as facebook) Acura prides themselves on car safety but at the same time they will not take responsibility on this issue.

- Hallandale , FL, USA

problem #7

Jun 152010

TL

  • 43,000 miles

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

Dashboard on my 2005 Acura has cracked in three places, one right over the passenger airbag, I have complained to Acura, but this happened after the warranty ended.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #6

Jun 012009

TL

  • 64,000 miles
My 2005 Acura TL's dashboard is cracked in multiple places consistent with the same cracks on '04 models. The cracks go right around the air bag compartment on the passenger side and I'm concerned it's going to weaken the seams on the air bag compartment. The cracks began last summer ('09) and continue to get worse. The local dealership simply doesn't want to accept poor quality goods as the reason to replace. The cracks are identical to many as seen on web message boards.

- Bonita Springs, FL, USA

problem #5

Jun 092010

TL

  • 43,880 miles
Dashboard has cracks that have appeared overnight, one is by the passengers air bag and is pretty large. About a year ago the plastic that covers the cupholders just broke when I tried to close it. Nothing forceful, just tried to close it in a regular manner.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #4

Dec 312009

TL

  • 45,000 miles
Crack to the dashboard of 2005 Acura TL also the cover of gear shift box is cracked and makes shifting between gears hard or nearly impossible at times.

- St. Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 012009

TL

  • 67,000 miles

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

2005 Acura TL dash is cracking.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #2

May 202009

TL

  • miles
Dashboard cracks 2-12 inches in length. Check airbag light comes on. Could cracks effect airbag deployment?

- Hallandale Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 012009

TL

  • 54,782 miles
Purchased new 11/2004, 2005 Acura TL. Dashboard has cracked specifically around the passenger airbag. Acura will not replace as the 4yr/50K warranty has expired. Was advised further cracking may effect airbag function. Estimate on repair, $1800.

- Hollywood, FM, USA

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