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NHTSA — Seats Problems Notes: The 2012 Acura TL is showing an early trend of suspension problems, with owners reporting clunking or grinding sounds.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2012 Acura TL accessories - interior problems

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2012 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 032011

TL 6-cyl

  • 100 miles


The passenger side front seat in this vehicle is so loose it rocks back and forth and from side to side. It feels as if the seat is going to collapse in the event of an accident and injure the person in this seat, as well as any passenger seated behind it, in rear passenger seat. I have had the seat inspected by Acura dealership, and sent multiple letters to both Acura and Honda motor co. They claim this is a normal "characteristic" of this passenger seat in this car (make/model yr). The service manager at the dealer indicated that the problem may have something to do with the weight sensor on the passenger side air bag control (the driver seat is stable and fully supportive). No other car seat that I have ever sat in feels this loose and has this much motion to it. It feels really unsafe and makes the passenger in this seat experience motion sickness. Can you please conduct an investigation into whether or not this passenger side front seat can hold up in the event of an accident?

- Campbell, CA, USA

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