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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems Seal Of


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,982 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.

2008 Acura TL brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 242011


  • 26,963 miles


With my foot on the brak pedal when coming to a stop the car accerlerated. The car lurched fprward.

- Columbus, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 282010


  • 5,000 miles
My 2008 Acura TL type-S, has the same braking problem as that of Toyota prius. It causes brief but frightening delays, especially in slow speed. The problem occurs inconsistently at various intervals. This has been an ongoing problem since I purchased the vehicle in February 2008. I took the car in to the dealership twice to fix the problem. They attempted to fix the problem by finding cloudy fluid in master cylinder and flushed the system. It seemed to work for a couple of weeks but the problem resurfaced. I complained to the Acura client services of inconsistent brake feel during slow and steady application of brakes. In April 2009, they sent a district manager to inspect the brake system. After the manager inspected the fluid level and drove my vehicle for 7 miles, he did not find any problem and stated that the vehicle operated normally. However, the problem still occurs at least 2-3 times a month. Unlike prius, the braking system delays that I experience occur on smooth, paved roads.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

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