hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
99,053 miles

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2006 Acura TL body / paint problems

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2006 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #17

Jan 082008


  • 77,000 miles


Acura will not help me with dashboard. They want to charge me $3000 for a new dash. This car has never been outside, always garage kept by me and one other owner! cracking all over dash is goin to cause the air bag to hurt someone if deployed! no dash cracks all over thats kept inside. This is happening to every Acura TL 04-08 model! repetitively ! the car has never been in any coastal area or salt or sand or heat at all! iv owned many cars higher in millage that were kept outside only and never had cracking dash problem! iv seen older cars that were extremely old in age and kept in heat that had minor cracks but nothing like this especially on newer vehicles kept no where but inside the whole time since car came off production line! Acura acknowldged the problem but no help was offered they said I would have to pay around #3000 to have a new dash installed. This is clearly poorly made material by Acura probably fake carbon fiber or cheap plastic. But they advertise their vehicles as "world class, luxury, etc their ads go on and on about quality!" no other vehicle in this class has this problem and only this generation TL made by Acura 04-08! please make them do something and be responsible and fair! this is not from sun or heat! they basically lie to sell vehicles! this is called samingor coning. Tey should be held responsible instead of just allowed to tell customers pay us $3000 and they get away with that! see this link ! - https://acurazine.com/forums/3G-TL-problems-fixes-114/my-cracked-dashboard-ordeal-730775/ [xxx] redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Jackson, MS, USA

problem #16

Oct 082018


  • 120,000 miles
Dash board cracking around airbag. Concerned about premature airbag deployment, injury during deployment of dash board plastic or no deployment at all during a accident

- White Plains, NY, USA

problem #15

Jun 292018


  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Acura TL. While the vehicle was stationary, the dashboard on the passenger side (near the air bag) fractured from the windshield down to the glove compartment. A dealer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that it was a cosmetic concern. The failure mileage was approximately 115,000.

- Laguna Niguel, CA, USA

problem #14

Dec 042017


  • 140,000 miles


Several large cracks have developed on the front dash board. This include the areas in and around the part of the dash that cover the passenger side air bag. I have used no type of cleaner that would have caused this issue and have not been involved in any serious crashes. A search online shows a large number of vehicles of this make and model with similar issues.

- Towson, MD, USA

problem #13

Nov 012015


  • 165,000 miles
This model and year has numerous of complaints about the front dashboard cracking at an early stage. Also the valve cover gaskets leaks prematurely. And finally the transmission began slipping out of gear which I had to have it rebuilt. Please address these issues.

- Wesley Chapel, FL, USA

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problem #12

Jul 282014


  • miles
I need to file a complaint after purchasing my Acura TL 2006 a few weeks later my dash board started to crack really bad contacted Acura regarding this problem and all they responded was they could replace it for a cost. This is really disappointing due to reading similar complains online for the same thing happening to other owners this should diffinitely be a recall this is cracking where the air bag is. Another complain if the car is left with out turning the ignition on for more then a day the car will not start I then need to jump start it to have it run again every week I've also read this is happening to other Acura owners as well this is an electrical problem which is very inconvenient for me and other Acura car owners there should be a recall to fix this issue as well. Please help me and other Acura owners with this constant problem and making Acura accountable for bad manufacturing.

- New Carrollton, MD, USA

problem #11

Aug 262016


  • 140,000 miles


Dash board has cracks every where looks horrible.... not happy with this car

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #10

May 012016


  • 70,000 miles
Beginning in May 2016, the dashboard of my 2016 Acura TL began to crack. The crack propagates along the air bag deployment breakaway seam located on top of the dashboard. The cracking occurs on the passenger side of my car. This is location on the dashboard that the air bag deploys in the event of a substantial collision. My concern is that dust, debris and possibly condensation or liquid can drop into the air bag compartment thereby negatively effecting the deployment of the air bag or rendering the air bag inoperable. The cracking is continuing to propagate along the seam of the air bag compartment. Eventually, the entire air bag could be completely exposed.

- Taylors, SC, USA

problem #9

Feb 042016


  • 134,000 miles
Initially, during the warranty period, in June 2009, portion of the dashboard above the passenger side airbag faded from black to a light gray indicating some sort of decomposition. The dealer dyed the plastic black again. Last year, a long crack appearred in the dashboard in the same area running from front to back. This summer a long second crack S appeared possibly outlining the Contour of the passenger airbag compartment. This week, a third crack has started in the center of the dashboard. A quick search on the internet reveals that this is a common problem for owners of third generation Acura TL vehicles and may represent a material or quality issue. It is also possible that increased brittlenebritr loss of integrity of the dashboard may adversely affect the performance of the passenger airbag allowing material to be ejected when the airbag deploys. I have used dash "shades" to protect the dash from sun exposure over the years and have never had a prior vehicle's dashboard deteriorate in this manner. This could be similar to the problems occurring in Toyota dashboards and their recall as this is in high temperature/humid environment. Acura does not recognize this a problem because many of the complaints out claims are out of warranty.

- Collierville, TN, USA

problem #8

May 152016


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Acura TL. While starting the vehicle, the contact noticed a fracture in the dashboard near the passenger side air bag. The contact was afraid to drive the vehicle due to a possible air bag rupture. The vehicle was taken to several independent mechanics who all stated that the air bag could possibly deploy. The dealer was notified, but the vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #7

Nov 182012

TL 6-cyl

  • 204,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Acura TL. The contact stated that the vehicle had four 4 to 12 inch cracks over the dashboard near the air bags. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 204,000. Updated 02/02/16

- Morrisville, NC, USA

problem #6

Aug 032015


  • 84,900 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Acura TL. The contact stated that there were large cracks near the passenger side dashboard where the air bags were located. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the dashboard needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 84,900.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #5

Jul 012013


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Acura TL. The contact stated that there was a crack in the dashboard. The vehicle was taken to a dealer or for inspection but no diagnosis was provided. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #4

Dec 172013


  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Acura TL. The contact stated that the hood failed due to defective struts the vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure and current mileage was 32,000.

- Tamarac, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 232013


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Acura TL. The contact stated that he noticed a crack on the dashboard where the front passenger side air bag was located. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated the dashboard would have to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Tampa , FL, USA

problem #2

May 182012


  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Acura TL. The contact stated that the dashboard exhibited numerous fractures near the passenger's side air bag. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 104,000.

- Apex , NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 062011


  • 48,000 miles
I bought Acura 2006 TL in November 2006 and I have noticed there is a crack on my dashboard where the passenger side air bag sits. I noticed on 8/6/11 and now after one week these cracks are started growing. I asked the dealer in pembroke pines and they said it would cost me 800 bucks which is way expensive. I am very disappointed from the manufacture that they wouldn't care for their customers.

- Miami Lakes, FL, USA

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