definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,500 miles

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2005 Acura TL brakes problems

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2005 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 052013

TL 6-cyl

  • miles


2005 Acura TL. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle brake malfunction. The consumer stated his wife to the vehicle to the dealer, to determine why it would suddenly brake on its own and loose power while driving in city traffic. The vehicle shuddered, braked harshly and the throttle response was nearly non-existent. The technicians at the dealer, ran a diagnostic test on the vehicle and decided to replace a brake switch. While returning from the dealer, the vsa light once again activated in the same manner as before. The vehicle was returned to the dealer, where they drove it for a while, but they were not able to duplicate the problem.

- Aloha, OR, USA

problem #4

Jul 162009

TL 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
Engine noise: A vibration and low buzzing sound in 5th gear caused by normal engine vibration at around 1,500 RPM, requiring a vibration damper near the rear motor mount. Also causing vibration on steering wheel at normal highways speed limits. And causing tires to cup and get bald. Very dangerous to drive on freeway causing steering to be very erratic due to vibration from front and rear broken engine mounts. Check-engine light: The check engine light may illuminate and a trouble code for the coolant sensor may be stored, but the problem is most likely a software glitch in the engine control module brakes: Brake pedal may feel spongy or have excessive travel due to air in the brake lines requiring replacement of the vsa modulator. (2004-06) total repair cost so far... item name repair cost A/C compressor $1,320 alternator $780 automatic transmission or transaxle $3,460 brakes $1,320 exhaust system $890 radiator $920 shocks and/or struts $3,200 timing chain or belt $1,050.

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 152011

TL 6-cyl

  • miles
My fuel pump is knocking, shaking, causing my car to cut off, and causing the vhs light to come on which is a signal that my brakes are being effected. The staff at carland Acura played games with me on the phone when I told them there was a recall regarding this problem. They kept putting me on hold and transferring be from one department to another. The manager, [xxx], argued with me stating that their was no recall on the fuel pump/fuel system because he had already researched it. Can someone help me with getting my car repaired. I have small children that I have to Transport in my vehicle. Can someone make a dealership, Acura, or Honda accountable for my vehicle so that I can travel safely. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Loganville, GA, USA

problem #2

Sep 162009


  • 44,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Acura TL. The contact stated he has soft brakes when slowing down. The brake pedal goes to the floor and it takes longer to stop the vehicle. The vehicle had not been taken to the dealer. The contact just bleeds the brakes himself. The Acura manufacturer was not contacted. The VIN is unknown. The failure mileage was 44,500. Updated 11/16/10.

- Long Grove, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 072009


  • 55,000 miles
I bought a set of dunlop 235/45R17 sp sport signature tires in febraury, 2008 -- and replaced one of them in September 2008 due to unrelated issue. In early July, 2009, only about 17 months after I bought after I made my intial purchase, and less than a year after I bought the replacement 4th tire, the sidewall began to deteriorate (on the newer 4th tire) and the tread began seperating from one of the other 3 tires. Had my mechanic (doing a brake job) not noticed the defect, I could've easily had a blow-out and serious injury. I took the car into the tire store when I bought all 5 tires. They inspected the tires and found that all 4 were defective. They called Goodyear/dunlop (I spoke with mary in the customer service dept.) Goodyear/dunlop acknowledged that all 4 remaining tires were defective and initially demanded $200 to replace all 4 of the defective dunlop tires (which I originaly paid $1,000 for). Eventially I agreed to pay $120.51, but I still think I got screwed. Meanwhile, there's no recall notice, but clearly these are defective tires.

- Northbrook, IL, USA

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