hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
96,899 miles

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2005 Acura TL engine problems

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2005 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 302014

TL 6-cyl

  • 115,900 miles


Driving on I95 in boynton beach, fl, area. Heard cracking noises. Saw vertical split in dashboard, over the air bag. At the same time, cruise control feature stopped working. Split goes from windshield to about 4" above the bottom of dash. It has advanced about 1/2-1" since incident. Don't know if passenger airbag will properly deploy anymore.

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

problem #5

Jul 042013


  • 81,000 miles
> on Thursday 07/04/13 my transmission gave in. I was on the freeway when the car lost power and the transmission would not connect. There was no car behind me otherwise there would have been a major crash. There was no signal or check engine light that came up.the car has 80 K miles on it. This car has been maintained by the local Honda dealer for every thing including oil changes etc. The car per the dealer was deamed un drivable and unsafe to drive. > this car was manufactured in 2005. Purchase date 11/14/05. I understand that there was a recall in 2003 and 2004 for similar issue. The car is currently at the Honda dealership in fremont. Autonation Honda. For me the issue is about me and my family saftey. In the car was my 5 year old son. >

- Fremont , CA, USA

problem #4

Sep 142012

TL 6-cyl

  • 89,444 miles
Accelerator position sensor (ap sensor) suffered a sudden and catastrophic failure as I was merging onto a highway. This caused the car to lose all propulsion, as the engine failed to accelerate and immediately went to idle. It could have caused me to have an accident and/or get rear ended, as I was trying to merge into rapidly moving traffic on the highway. My engine check light and vehicle stability assist warning lights came on immediately, and the transmission bucked as it tried to ascertain what gear it was supposed to be in. Fortunately, there was enough room to coast off the road. There was no prior warning whatsoever that anything was wrong. The vehicle was purchased new and dealer maintained.

- North Potomac, MD, USA

problem #3

Jun 052012

TL 6-cyl

  • 105,051 miles


Driving on highway and gas pedal failed to operate proper....after slowing down to about 20 mph it started up again and I regained the speed of about 60. Then in about 2 miles it happened again, I got off the highway and took to the closest Acura dealer. They replaced the app sensor and noted "pedal position sensor failure" the pedal position sensor was replaced. This happened on June 5, 2012, then on September 3, 2012 I was parking in our office parking lot and the gas petal accelerated as I was putting the gear shift in the park position. I accelerated so fast I hit the concrete stop took off airborne went over the embankment and down to the street below. Needless to say the car entire front end was wrecked. The seat belt did indeed save me from more serious injury than I did received.

- Sanford, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 132010


  • 157,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Acura TL. While driving the vehicle at any speed the contact noticed that the vehicle would suddenly stop accelerating without warning. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact was informed that the throttle body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage was 101000 and the failure mileage was 161000.

- Kingsland, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 082010


  • 33,000 miles
On four separate occasions I have applied the brakes to either come to a stop or to decelerate the car, and the result has been a sharp increase in engine revolutions and resultant torque. In short the car wants to lurch forward. This event has happened to two drivers of this vehicle. There has been a time when approaching a light and the engine did not rev until the car was at a complete standstill, and another when the engine revolutions sharply increased the moment the brake pedal was actuated. The incident was first reported to the dealer's service department on January 16, 2009. The car was test driven by an Acura technician and the incident did not replicate itself. The brakes were found to be fine. No codes were found. The technician also checked Acura tech line for similar concerns and found none. The Acura TL was bought in again after the latest incidence, February 8, 2010 and again a test drive with a technician did not replicate the condition. No trouble codes were stored in memory. In every instance this event has occurred the only solution has been to bring the car to a complete stop regardless of how hard the car want to lurch forward, or if there is traffic around, put the transmission into neutral, and tap the accelerator. Immediately after tapping the accelerator, the engine revolutions immediately lower to a natural idle.

- Bristol, RI, USA

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