NHTSA — Suspension 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:
70,024 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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2002 Acura TL suspension problems

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2002 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 042016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2002 Acura TL. While driving various speeds, the driver side tire collapsed and caused the contact to lose control of the vehicle. The ball joint separated from the lower control arm, which fractured the axle. The contact stated that the failure nearly caused a crash. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was confirmed that the ball joint separated from the lower control arm and both components needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 112015


  • 140,047 miles
My Acura went in for the air-bag recall, and the service technician notice the rear beam of the front sub-frame was rotted (had a hole in it). He said it would cost me around $2480. To replace it. I did some research and found that Honda motor had put it ac drainpipe to directs water on it causing it to rust. Honda motor need to step-up to the plate and have a recall on this part. I also has a complaint on my 2002 Honda Accord. Honda new about this problem for some time, the ac drainpipe dripped water on the 1999 - 2002 model.

- West Henrietta, NY, USA

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