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NHTSA — Structure: Body Problems Seal Of


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,700 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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2008 Acura TL body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 292016


  • 108,000 miles


3 issues 1) two vertical cracks overnight on passenger side dash at air bag location-horizontal crack forming-fear of airbag deploying while driving causing me to wreck-should be recall-I no longer feel safe for fear or accidental deployment 2)bluetooth module failure-two batteries and alternator replaced-now have module disconnected-safety issue of not being able to use hfl while driving 3)since buying car in 2008, complained about drivers door closing back on my leg when I open it-have avoided injuries so far-as others stated, I have to kick door open or hold foot on it when exiting vehicle from what I have read many 2008 TL owners are having the same issues - whats it going to take for NHTSA to force Acura/Honda to address these issues? I dont have $2000 to replace a dash that I caused no part in the failure of. If my airbag deploys on its on while I am driving and I have an accident, there will be a lawsuit.

- Pike Road, AL, USA

problem #4

Aug 242014

TL 6-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
On 08/24/2014, few minutes after leaving my house, while making a left turn at a local intersection w/ speed < 10 mph, suddenly I heard this loud metallic noise, N I felt my car had dropped a bit. My car stopped right in the middle of street, N could't move at all. Lower ball joint had severed. Passenger front wheel is tilted outward at a 60 degree angle. Right front axal got pulled out of transmission. Car body damaged because all the unsupported weight placed on tilted wheel. There're witnesses, and my mom is w/ me at the time of incident. Had aaa towed it to the shop and since it was closed on Sunday, I had to wait till Monday to call them for quotes. I was gonna have my insurance taking care of it, but figured this has nothing to do with me, I didn't do anything wrong, N the car never had any major accidents. I did almost all A1B1 services at Acura dealer and mostly thomas Acura located in covina. I was there for service on July 16th, 2014, N the report they gave me never mentioned anything about ball joint. I called thomas Acura on Monday, 08/25/2014 regarding the incident, the guy name [xxx] wanted me to bring in the car so they can inspect it so they can determined who's at fault, but at the same time hinting me there's must be some sorts of impact causing this. I told him there's nothing on the street, and no other party/car has hit my vehicle. I had my car towed from the shop to the dealer N let them inspect it. I also sent Acura North America an email and stated the incident. The guy name [xxx] from thomas Acura called me back on 08/26/14, N told me that there's an impact, N I better have insurance info ready. I am pretty sure Acura N America is gonna take their side. There must be some sorts of defects but seems like there is nothing I can do. My family could be dead if this happened on a highway. Someone needs to do something about this. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Monterey Park, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 012008


  • 500 miles
We have an ongoing complaint with the front driver side door closing on its own even on a very slight incline. We have to put our foot on the door to keep it open while exiting the vehicle. We reported this to the dealer, but as per usual they could not duplicate the problem. It has not gotten any better. They said everything was normal.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 102008


  • 2,000 miles
The doors do not stay open and tend to close on passengers as they are entering or exiting the vehicle.

- Jenison, MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 012008


  • miles
2008 Acura TL - doors will not stay open when getting out of car. Doors close on individuals when exiting the vehicle.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

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