NHTSA — Visibility: Windshield Wiper/Washer: Motor Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,565 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 windows / windshield problems

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2004 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 072009


  • 95,098 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Acura TL. While driving in rainy weather conditions the window wipers became inoperative without warning. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The failure was contributed to an electrical circuit shortage in the window wiper system motor. The vehicle was previously repaired according to recall campaign id number 08V092000 (visibility:windshield wiper/washer:motor). However, the remedy repair did not remedy the failure. The failure and current mileages were 95,098.

- Houstion , PA, USA

problem #6

Sep 112009


  • 92,355 miles
1. recall campaign id# 08V092000 - 2004-2005 Acura TL (windshield wiper motor); manufacturer report date: February 25, 2008 2. as per Acura, a wiper motor kit was installed June 27, 2008 on my 2004 Acura TL. 3. on September 11, 2009 my windshield wipers became inoperable. I contacted the dealership and Acura client services immediately. I made an appointment to take my vehicle to the Acura dealership and was told that I would have to pay for the repair since the "recall" was complete. Although, the wiper motor kit was installed (June 27, 2008) as a preventive measure by the dealership, the wiper motor kit did not prevent my windshield wiper motor from the corrosion as mentioned in the defect notice, owner notification letter (part 577), recall acknowledgement and recall summary. The dealership ruled the repair on September 12, 2009 due to "wiper motor electrical fault".

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #5

Jun 012007


  • miles
2004 Acura TL windshield wiper motor recall notice. Consumer paid for the recall repairs and wants to be reimburse for the recall. The consumer stated the windshield wipers stopped working.

- Severna Park, MD, USA

problem #4

Aug 132007

TL 6-cyl

  • miles


2004 Acura TL with two recalls. Consumer states that he would like full reimbursement of the repairs he paid for on his vehicle, which were then recalled. The consumer stated due to the power steering fluid leak, the engine stopped working.

- Yorktown Heights, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 222008

TL 6-cyl

  • miles
Driving to work in the rain this morning and windshield wipers stopped working. I had zero visibility and was in the flow of traffic on a four lane road. I have seen several of these complaints on the internet and think that this type of safety failure should be addressed by the manufacturer.

- Germantown, TN, USA

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problem #2

Aug 072007

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,502 miles
The wiper motor failed during a heavy rainstorm on the interstate. There are other reports of similar failures reported on the Acura TL owners site TL.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?=160666&highlight=wiper+motor.

- Stamford, CT, USA

problem #1

Aug 192006


  • miles
Driving along on I-10 in mobile, al on Saturday evening. Started raining, turned on the wipers and they worked for about 5 minutes, then returned to the off position and stopped working in middle of a rain storm. I almost had an accident trying to get off the highway to the shoulder. Washer still works. Changed the fuse, still not working. Going to dealership tomorrow.

- Mobile, AL, USA

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