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2004 Acura TL (Page 2 of 2)


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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,093 miles

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2004 Acura TL Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Sep 012011

TL 6-cyl

  • 126,000 miles


Dash pad cracking around passenger side air bag.

- Richmond, TX, USA

problem #7

Aug 012011

TL 6-cyl

  • 50,926 miles
Cracked dashboard near passenger side airbag on a 2004 Acura TL.

- Hattiesburg, MS, USA

problem #6

Jun 142011


  • 86,000 miles
Dashboard cracking severely around airbag sites. Worried that this could be a dangerous safety hazard to my passengers and or myself

- Douglass, KS, USA

problem #5

Jun 012011


  • miles


Dash board cracked

- Montgomery , AL, USA

problem #4

Jun 052011


  • miles
After approx. 104,000 miles my dashboard started to crack around the passenger side airbag. The crack is currently following the outlines of the airbag and as such is shaped like a backward "C", creating an outline around the airbag. It also appears that perhaps the airbag itself has dropped away from the dash as I can see what seems to be a modest depression in the dash revealing the area of the airbag.

- Houston, TX, USA

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problem #3

Feb 152010


  • 68,000 miles
The dashboard started to crack about a year ago and has continued to do so. Vehicle is maintained on a regular basis. Dashboard is continually treated with protective lotions, stored in a garage and parked in shade. There are now 5 cracks in the dash and I have found multiple owners that have experienced the same issue. This is a luxury car that has been well taken care of. I would consider this to be a recall issue.

- Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #2

May 282008


  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Acura TL. The contact stated that the recall notice was not received until seven months after the failure recurred. She was concerned of the length of time that it took to receive the notification in regards to the safety issue. The failure mileage and recall number were unavailable.

- Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 202003

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,400 miles
The vsa (stability control) system on my 2004 Acura TL malfunctioned. The system would cause the right front brake to activate by itself, causing the car to severly swerve to the right. After a half-second or so, the vsa would disengage and the fault indicator would lite up on the dashboard. The Acura dealer was unable to diagnose the problem because vsa fault codes are not stored in the vehicle's memory after the car is restarted and the system automatically resets. This resulted in having to continue to drive the car until the fault re-occured. Eventually, when it happened again, I was able to take the car directly to dealer and they were able to diagnose the car (because we left it running so as not to clear the code). The problem was traced to a yaw rate sensor in the vsa system. Acura should make this information available to dealers. This poses a serious safety problem at highway speeds and there is nothing a driver can do to predict or prevent when this problem will occur. Since my sensor was replaced, the problem has not happened again.

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

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