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2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,360 miles

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2007 Acura TL seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #17

Nov 082016

TL

  • miles

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

Dashboard is cracked, affecting passanger airbags. Many 3rd gen TL's have this problem, which needs to be fixed please! happens overnight, and worsens. A defect from Acura.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #16

Oct 072016

TL

  • miles
The dashboard on the passenger is cracked. I bought the car brand new. The cracked dashboard my present safety issues if the passenger air bag was to inflate. Now that the dashboard has cracked, the crack will continue to grow, and possibly jeopardize the integrity of airbag, amongst other unknowns dashboards should not be cracking, and they should be engineered to withstand heat. I believe this is a defective dashboard.

- Athens, GA, USA

problem #15

Jul 042016

TL

  • 49,500 miles
Passenger side dashboard has developed a hairline crack, which extended automatically, while parked - without any physical collision. This area is above the airbags area. After several days, another crack appeared in the same area. Concerned about the airbag premature deployment on passenger side either while parked or failure to deploy in case of an accident.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #14

Mar 082016

TL

  • 98,000 miles

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

I noticed a crack in my dashboard on the passenger side around the air-bag housing after returning from work. Dealer stated it is merely cosmetic and would cost $1500 to replace. The crack has continued to run further on both sides of air-bag. Also, car has been towed several times because of failure to start after parked overnight. Had battery replaced twice. Finally took it to dealership and was told hands-free module needed to be replaced or removed. Removal cost me $200. Replacement would have cost $800. Also, my fuel cap indicator has been coming on for quite some time when the fuel falls below halfway. I have owned this car for 9 years. I keep the vehicle in good condition. Now with the dashboard cracking its value has decreased immensely not to mention could cause the air-bag to deploy without incident. If that were to happen and cause an accident Honda/Acura would have much bigger issues to contend with. I have contacted Acura corporate and they didn't seem concerned by the issue. Dealership was equally unconcerned. These are issues that require recalls before something tragic happens.

- Ridgeland, MS, USA

problem #13

Jul 112016

TL

  • 124,000 miles
The dash has begun to deteriorate/crack around the airbag housing on the passenger side. Cracks began forming while car was stationary and garaged. Any attempt to fix the growing crack will interfere with proper airbag deployment. This appears to be a common issue with this car - please advise.

- Austin, TX, USA

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problem #12

Jul 152015

TL

  • 100,000 miles
While stationary, a hairline crack appeared in the dashboard on the right side of the passenger side airbag. Over the next couple of months the cracks expanded and on all four sides of the airbag, and now the dashboard has large cracks with a wide gap along the length and width of the dashboard. Moisture can get in and do further damage as well as creating the risk of faulty airbag deployment which could lead to injury or death.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #11

Jun 282016

TL

  • 122,000 miles

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

My passenger side dash cracked around the airbag. This allows for moisture to get into the airbag compartment which degrades the passenger airbag. Acura refuses to replace. The vehicle was stationary and happened overnight.

- San Clemente, CA, USA

problem #10

Aug 012015

TL

  • miles
Dash board crack over passenger side airbags. Many cracks have formed and I am not sure if it has affected the airbag system.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #9

Mar 012015

TL

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Acura TL. While driving at various speeds, the air bag warning light illuminated. In addition, the "air bag system may not function properly, please contact your local dealer'' message was displayed across the message board. The contact previously noticed a fracture on the dashboard near the passenger side air bag. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the dashboard needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000. Updated 1/12/16

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #8

Sep 042015

TL

  • 164,663 miles
In the 4th. Of August 2015, I brought my 2007 Honda Acura to the dealer that sold the vehicle to me to report an unusual pop-up damage to my vehicle dashboard just above the compartment that houses the airbag in front of the passenger seating position. After my service advisor checked the damaged dashboard he returned to me and informed me that it will cost me over $2000 (two thousand dollars) to replace the dashboard and that there is no other remedies. I asked him if the damage can be repaired with glue and he replied that if I do that, that the airbag in the compartment will deploy. At that point I left the dealership because I was can of socked about the information I just hard and as a result I am wondering if Honda company will help to find a solution to this problem as soon as possible because this damage will certainly effect the resale/trade-in value of my car. Thank you very much and looking forward to a reply.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #7

Mar 102015

TL

  • 98,000 miles

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

While traveling on a state roadway struck a pothole at about 35-40 mph. The front passenger side tire hit pot hole however the driver side curtain air bags and seat airbags deployed almost causing me to lose control. I was able to maintain control and pull off highway. The seat belt also locked up. The bags deploying did not cause crash or injury however deployment was very loud and cause ear ringing for 48 hours. I was able to drive vehicle home after making police report. Air bag light is lit up on dash.

- West Chester, PA, USA

problem #6

Jul 242014

TL 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Initially I observed a airline sized crack on passenger side of the dashboard right on airbag. Slowly it enlarged and now I see another crack around the same area. When I checked online, I found that it's not only me but several others have the same issue with Acura Tls. When I went tithe dealership they say the repair cost is about 2,000 usd.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #5

Mar 132013

TL 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
The dashboard has cracked over the passenger side airbag. The crack is over 12 inches long right above the airbag. This crack will affect the airbag and needs to be fixed. There are thousands of Acura TL's with this same issue. I now recently noticed other cracks throughout the dashboard. Honda needs to take care of their customers if they want continuous business!

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #4

May 042014

TL 6-cyl

  • 73,450 miles
My dashboard cracked around the passenger air bag...

- Hallandale, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 052014

TL

  • 80,000 miles
Last month we had to take the car to dealer bc it wouldn't start. Battery was drained due to hands free system not turning off even when car was off, so we opted to disconnect system (free) instead of paying 6-800 dollars to repair. Also car is kept in garage during day and last week we noticed large crack running vertically along outer edge of airbag compartment. No reason for this when car is kept clean and out of direct sun. Checked online and found numerous reports of this happening for no reason. I am worried that airbag may not function correctly or may engage without warning if dash is broken. This is not covered and no recall yet. Very disappointed with this bc I love my car.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 072014

TL

  • 66,500 miles
The dash board cracked on my 2007 Acura TL. The cracks are above the steering wheel and around the passenger airbag. Acura said they will not replace this because the car is out of warranty. This is obviously at no fault or abuse and it is clearly a defect that such a new car has this problem. I have read numerous posts online about this same problem and it should be classified as a manufacturer defect.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 092007

TL

  • 8,000 miles
Warning on message center of 2007 Acura TL "air bag may not deploy in case of accident". this is the 2nd time the car has been in the dealership for replacement/fix of this exact same issue. This incident occurred June 9th of this year, the previous time was approximately Jan 3rd 2008. Parts required to fix the problem according to service manager. I have to believe that there is a major problem with a sensor/ wiring or other part on 2007 Acura TL models concerning this problem.

- Georgetown, TX, USA

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