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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems

7.8

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,725 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.

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2005 Acura TL engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 072007

TL

  • 10,000 miles

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

The car experiences fluctuations in vehicle RPM at all speeds while keeping the accelerator pedal constant. This is noticed with and without the air conditioner on and at various speeds but more noticeable at around 40mph. I brought it to my dealers attention at the second year state inspection service (15,793 miles) but nothing was done as I thought I would continue to monitor it.

- Niskayuna, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 212005

TL 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,450 miles
Only after 4 weeks of purchasing a new Acura TL 2005, the engine stalled in the middle of traffic. The battery and low oil pressure indicator lamps both came on. The car had to be shut off and re-started four times before the engine re-started. The car was at the dealership for 9 days getting tests run, but they found nothing and wanted to return the car in the same condition!

- Royersford, PA, USA

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