pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,700 miles

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2005 Acura TL clutch problems

clutch problem

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2005 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 112006

TL 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 5,700 miles


I wish to report the catastrophic failure of the clutch of a 6-shift standard 2005 Acura TL [xxx]. the car has less than 6,000 miles and less than one year of moderate use. While going up a hill in a three lane expressway, I lost the torque to the wheels and the car ended on neutral, forcing me to make a dangerous maneuver to park the car on the shoulder of the expressway. Upon opening the hood, it was evident that the clutch had burned out. I understand that failure in material or workmanship was the cause of the catastrophic failure. Sudden loss of power at expressway speeds is dangerous and could result in an accident. I report this to you so that you can keep a record of this defect of the 2005 Acura TL (6-shift standard). Updated 07/16/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- San Juan, PR, USA

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