NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems

CarComplaints.com Seal Of This Might Hurt

CarComplaints.com Notes: The 1999-2003 Acura TL has a known & widespread defect with the transmission.

Honda fixed some vehicles with a recall in 2004 by changing the oil cooler return line. To settle a class action lawsuit in 2006, Honda extended the transmission warranty on some of these Acura TL's to 93 months / 109,000 miles.

Now these vehicles are past the warranty limit, so buyer beware.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

2000 Acura TL brakes problems

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2000 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 092004

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving ABS, and the ovedrive light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. Consumer drove the vehicle to the dealer, and mechanic determined that the solenoid sensor needed to be replaced. Passenger side rear fender and mudd flap damaged. Tread hit the 5th wheel of the trailor. The vehicle started bucking and fish tailing as tread separated from the tire in one peice. The tire did not go flat. Both vehicles had to be repaired

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #2

Jun 292000

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When pedal was applied it felt spungy and soft. While in a stop position at a light, brakes depressed. Pedal fades away--to keep still, more pressure had to be applied. Owner is afraid that brake failure could occur. Dealer has been contacted.

- Hanford, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 141999


  • miles
Was driving on wet parkway & started to apply ABS brakes slowly, the ABS brakes failed to catch & vehicle hydroplaned. It hit an embankment & then spun around. Driver sustained severe injuries & was hospitalized. Air bags deployed upon impact. Vehicle totaled. Only had 500 miles on it.

- White Plains, NY, USA

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