really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
150,000 miles

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1996 Acura TL steering problems

steering problem

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1996 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #1

May 112013


  • 150,000 miles


May 2013, on a straight road, at 8:55pm. Motorist traveling towards me speeding with bright lights on. Motorist made contact with my car on passenger side fender and door. Motorist hit and ran and later told police she thought she hit an object. At the time of impact there was a loud explosion as the airbags deployed, darkness, an awful smell, smoke, I could not see, I lost control of the car as the car veered across the street to on- coming traffic. I thought I had died, but as the car stopped in the grass, I felt the brakes and realized I had not died. I exit the car coughing as my chest felt like it was on fire, I could barely see, my eyes were burning, then I realized I was hit. Neighbors came and offered to help; I told them that I was not feeling any pain, yet. After effects: Burn on both forearms, right side of face felt like someone slapped with an object-like a hot bath towel, feeling of dust in my eyes, watery eyes, loss of taste of food, constant tiredness, feeling lethargic even 9 months later, severe pain and numbness in right leg and right arm, lower back pain not severe, the urge to keep my eyes close, cannot remain asleep for extended period, and when I wake I want to keep my eyes close, three times did not go to work because my heart palpitating all day like I am having an heart attack, used a cake because I was limping.

- Kingshill, VI, USA

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