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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,995 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.

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2012 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 032016


  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Acura TL. While driving 65 mph, the accelerator pedal failed and the vehicle hesitated to respond. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the failure was unable to be duplicated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #4

Oct 152014


  • 29,700 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Acura TL. While the accelerator pedal was gradually depressed, the vehicle hesitated. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the cause of the failure was undetermined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 29,700.

- District Heights, MD, USA

problem #3

Mar 112013

TL 6-cyl

  • miles
2012 Acura TL. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle acceleration issues. The consumer experienced a hesitation or lag when trying to accelerate at low speeds and then the vehicle would surged forward in a violent manner. The consumer stated it occurred more often at speeds between 8 to 17 mph.

- Lititz, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 042012


  • 200 miles
Vehicle have a vibration on a gas pedal and steering wheel over 70mph. It did not go away after rebalancing. I purchased a set of aftermarket wheels, vibration still there. Dealer won't fix.

- Streamwood, IL, USA

problem #1

Oct 202012


  • 75 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Acura TL. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed and the vehicle failed to accelerate. The contact mentioned the failure occurs intermittently and at different speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic testing. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure and did not offer any further assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75 and the current mileage was 700.

- Monmouth Junction, NJ, USA

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