Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

NHTSA — Engine Problems Seal Of Pretty Good


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,950 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.

2007 Acura TL engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2007 Acura TL:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2007 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 012014


  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Acura TL. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle decelerated and stalled. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 120,000.

- Valencia, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 092013

TL 6-cyl

  • 25,900 miles
Vehicle was parked in driveway; had not been driven for 2 hours. Heard a pounding, hammering noise from inside my house and when I entered the driveway the vehicle's engine was running, although it was a very rough idle. There was a smell of something burning coming from underneath the hood. I inserted the key into the ignition to turn off the engine but since the ignition was not in the on, or run, position, to begin with, the key had no effect on the engine (that is, I could neither turn the engine off nor on, using the key), and the vehicle continued to roughly run. I then called the fire department but the vehicle had stopped running when they arrived. However, the fan was running and they thought that was natural after the engine had shut off. I told them that this vehicle had never had the fan run after the ignition was turned off, that it did not have a remote starter (they asked), and that it had really started by itself. They said the smell was a result of an electrical fire in the engine and they disconnected the battery so that the problem did not recur. There were no visible flames and the vehicle has not yet been examined for damage as the incident occurred just a few hours ago. I am the original owner of the vehicle (6 years).

- Rockville, MD, USA

Not what you are looking for?