NHTSA — Seats Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,875 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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2004 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 162018


  • 210,000 miles


Simply driving down the highway when the passenger seat side airbag deployed. Car has not been in an accident and did not hit a pothole. Research online finds this to be a common problem, but Acura does not appear to be concerned. Airbag explosion alone was loud enough to almost cause an accident due to the scare.

- Adrian, MO, USA

problem #7

Feb 012017


  • 60,000 miles
My leather on my front seats are falling apart. I called Acura home office and was told to take the car to the dealership. I have taken the car to the dealership and they said there was nothing that they could about the problem. I only have 60K miles on the car and it is garage kept. I bought the car new and it has been serviced at Acura of pembroke pines.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #6

Sep 022016


  • 127,000 miles
Takata recall my son has a 2004 Acura TL and on September 2nd, he drove to work with the car. On his way, while driving in the parking lot, his side curtain airbag deployed along with one from the seat only on one side. He took the car to the Acura dealership in milford for diagnostic test per Acura corporation, came back they are blaming him that he caused the airbag to deploy by driving over bumps, etc. They are refusing to fix the car. Yet still all the years from 2000 TL through present recall except 2004. And they are blaming him that they will not fix his car. That is not right, Acura knows that the airbags are defected. He needs his car to go to work.

- Bridgeport, CT, USA

problem #5

Sep 192014

TL 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


My 2004 Acura TL has a defective dashboard. I've seen cracking in my dashboard that was disguised in the instrument panel since 2007. It originally looked like the crack was part of the design above the instrument panel. In the past three years, the cracking has spread all over the dashboard to the passenger side comprimising the integrity of the airbag deployment feature in my vehicle. I have received nothing from Acura corporate for an obvious dashboard design flaw for 2004-2006 Acura TL models. Acura corporate says that cracked dash is a result of wear and tear. My concern is the safety of the airbag during normal deployment and whether or not it will protect my family in the event of an impending accident.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #4

Aug 092010

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Acura TL. The contact stated that dashboard crack under the passenger side air bag. The contact stated the passenger side air bag had become exposed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the dashboard was not covered under warranty. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 125,000....updated 12/03/12 updated 12/06/2012

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #3

Mar 172012

TL 6-cyl

  • miles
There is a water leak under the right rear passenger seat that has caused the bottom of the seat cushion to be covered in mold. The water leak is a known condition with the '04 TL that Acura has documented in their April 2005 service news. Acura has been aware of the issue for at least 7 years and has done nothing proactive to correct it even though it's a simple fix. I'm confident that the long term exposure to the mold has caused me the sinus and lung/asthma problems that have been plaguing me for the last few years and that began shortly after I purchased the car and never connected to the car even though I have undergone a variety of testing from different doctors.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #2

May 062010

TL 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The car has developed huge cracks around the passenger side airbag. I am concerned that the cracks might cause my passenger side airbag not to work properly. The driver's side leather seat also begin to come apart.

- Hoover, AL, USA

problem #1

Dec 012004


  • miles
Serious vibration in 2004 Acura TL. Vibration in the steering, seats and floor pan. Replaced and rebalanced the tires three times. The vehicle vibrates between the 52 and 58 mph regardless of gear selection. The consumer stated that the vibration is so annoying that he avoids that particular speed range. Michelin xgt Z4's were installed on the vehicle and the vibration continues. The consumer requests information on what to do before initiating the lemon law process. The consumer was told that this problem will most likely cause premature wear of various suspension components and tires.

- Washington, DC, USA

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