NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition: Switch Problems

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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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,733 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.

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2000 Acura TL electrical problems

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2000 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 072012

TL 6-cyl

  • 135,000 miles


NHTSA campaign number: 05V025000 I took the car in to crown Acura in greensboro, nc about 2 months ago. We have had several incidents of removing the key while the car is in drive and the car rolling. There were no accidents or injury. I wanted them to correct the issue and gave them the recall number. They said that our car is not covered by the recall although safercar.gov clearly says it is. Please help.

- Mcleansville, NC, USA

problem #2

Apr 022012

TL 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Able to turn off the vehicle and remove the key without the car being in park. This is a big safety concern since I have two teenage drivers! I see there is a recall of some 2000 Acura Tls for the interlock operation of the ignition switch but my VIN number is not included, yet I have this problem. The dealer and Acura customer care say that my car is not covered under the recall. Why?

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

problem #1

Jun 172012

TL 6-cyl

  • 85,200 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Acura TL. The contact stated that the key came out of the ignition. The contact spoke to the dealer and was told there was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 05V025000 (electrical system: Ignition switch) but the vehicle was not included. The VIN was not available. The failure and the current mileages were 85,200. Updated 08/14/12 updated 08/15/12.

- Fairview , NJ, USA

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