NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 2004 Acura TL

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2004 Acura TL, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR FAILURE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE07060

    Component(s): Visibility:Windshield Wiper/Washer:Motor

    Summary: The manufacturer notified NHTSA by letter dated February 26, 2008, that a safety related recall has been initiated to correct this problem on certain model year 2004 and 2005 Acura TL vehicles.the recall affects approximately 129,600 subject vehicles manufactured between March 2003 and May 2005.the defect involves water intrusion into the wiper motor housing that may result in corrosion and failure of a circuit breaker that will disable the wiper motor.corrective action consists of installing a new wiper motor where corrosion is found as well as a breather tube on both new and existing wiper motors to prevent water intrusion into the housing.NHTSA has assigned number 08V-092 to this recall action.

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