NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Switches: Brake Warning 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.


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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.

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2000 Acura TL brakes problems

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2000 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 252001


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Tthink twice and long before buying a 2000 Acura 3.2 TL.we are the second owners of this make/model/year. We and the original purchaser have experienced the following issues:on September 25th, 2001, at 20129 miles, the first owner took the automobile to an Acura service department because the SRS (supplemental restraint system) indicator light had come on.the shop replaced the 'opds unit' but provided no explanation as to why the warning indicator had come on. At 26467 miles, the original purchaser brought the car to the dealership because the brake indicator light had come on.brake fluid was added, but no reason for the light's illuminating was given.we purchased the vehicle with an odometer reading of 25807 miles.shortly thereafter, the SRS light came on and stayed on.at 26467 miles we brought the vehicle to an Acura dealer.shop personnel checked the SRS indicator and consequently ordered yet another 'opds' unit.while in the shop, the seal around the front windshield, which had puckered up, also was repaired.some three weeks later we returned to the dealership to have the opds unit replaced.no explanation was given for the problem.in the interim, the brake warning light had come on, and the brake reservior cap was changed as well.less than two months have passed:the SRS light is again constantly on.we are about to schedule an appointment to have this looked at, and also have the trunk light inspected, since it doesn't work.the trunk light problem is not due to a blown fuse or burned-out bulb; I checked that myself.having the SRS warning light come on, together with the dealer's inability to explain or rectify the situation, puts one in something of a quandry:is it a false warning, will the airbag(s) deploy in a crash? or is it an indication of a problem and will the airbag(s) not deploy when needed? the Acura 3.2 TL is not an inexpensive car, and one would expect it to require minimum attention while providing a high degree of reliability and safety. It doesn't.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

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