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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems Seal Of


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,567 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.

2006 Acura TL brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 192011

TL 6-cyl

  • 49,500 miles


2006 Acura TL with 49000 miles. The brake pedal suddenly became very mushy and had to slam the brake pedal to the floor to stop the car. It did finally. Took it to a local automotive place and they insisted it just need a brake flush. Done...the brakes were still not up to standard but better. A week later the brake pedal did the same thing. Again afraid the brakes would not work as pedal on the floor started pumping brakes and coasted to a stop on the shoulder. Started stomping on the pedal and they seemed to gain pressure, scared to drive it, but did and got it to an Acura dealer. ABS repair - no warranty- $2100 bill to fix. This should have never gone out on a car with 49500 miles. When it does go is very dangerous.

- Leesburg, VA, USA

problem #3

Feb 162011

TL 6-cyl

  • 36,667 miles
2006 Acura TL 6 spd. 36,667 miles. Defective ABS/vsa modulator leading to air in brake lines, spongy brake pedal with inconsistent unpredictable braking ability (dangerous conditions).

- Ct, CT, USA

problem #2

Mar 012006


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2006 Acura TL has had several problems from day of purchase. Consumer wants the dealership to buy the car back because he feels that the car is a lemon. The windshield wiper fluid stopped spraying. It was discovered that the hose was loose. The brakes starting squeaking and the dealer replaced them.

- Belmont, CA, USA

problem #1

May 032006

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
: the contact stated a slight rattle was heard from the rear tires of the vehicle after hitting a bump. The noise sounded like a muffler that was not clamped tightly to the body. The rattle was first heard on the left side, and then was heard from both sides. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on 06/28/06 but could not duplicate problem. The dealer adjusted the brake cable on 06/30/06 but the problem persisted. The dealer repacked the braking system on 07/03/06. The vehicle was taken to the dealer a fourth time on 08/03/06 where the whole braking system was redone, but the problem persisted. The noise only happened during bumpy road conditions. The manufacturer was contacted who determined the problem was not a safety issue.

- Bayonne, NJ, USA

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