NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
344,444 miles

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2004 Acura TL engine problems

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2004 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #2

May 112008


  • 634,888 miles


I was driving on the highway doing about 65mph and my vehicle just went into a complete stop and it will not exceed 50mph immediately my check engine light came on and when I brought it to the dealer they reported that the throttle was loose and that there is nothing else wrong and that is when they informed me that the engine that my vehicle has is not the vehicles original which I was not very happy about because I should have been told this before I bought the vehicle. Not to mention the fact that I could have got into a serious accident when this incident occurred.

- Southington , CT, USA

problem #1

Jul 302007

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Acura TL 3.2. he stated that while idled, he smelled smoke but did not realize it was coming from his vehicle. He noticed flames coming from the engine when he opened the hood. The flames ceased when he turned off the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that the failure was with the power steering wheel. The failure and current mileages were 54,000.

- Orange, NJ, USA

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