hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,139 miles

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2006 Acura TL electrical problems

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2006 Acura TL Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Oct 212013

TL 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


My 2006 Acura TL hands free link stopped working. I tried to reboot the system but the screen never changed from the "rebooting" message. A few days later the battery died. I had the battery replaced and had to enter new codes in the radio and navigation systems. Now the navigation and radio do not communicate so there is no voice for the navigation, the clock will not reset and the bluetooth still doesn't work. On top of that, my transmission blew and so did the power steering pump. While it was at the dealer, they tried to fix the issue but said the don't know what is wrong so just replace the whole unit. Which costs $500. I read other Acura owner have the same issue and I beg of Acura to recall the unit.

- Wantagh, NY, USA

problem #6

Jul 022012

TL 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Since I bought my TL brand new if it sits 2 days or more the battery dies. Once the car is turned off you can hear clicking in the dash. I have purchased a new battery for this vehicle every year and a half. The bluetooth quit within 3 years. Then the dashboard started showing a rectangle image about 3 years in. My Acura is garage kept and well taken care of. Got in my car one morning and there is a crack on each side of the airbag going from windshield to passenger seat. This seems extremely dangerous. Not to mention very concerning. This is an expensive luxury car. This should not be happening.

- Lake City, FL, USA

problem #5

May 112013

TL 6-cyl

  • 101,000 miles
The hands free link system in the 204-2008 Acura TL is creating a drain on the battery resulting in complete electrical failure of the automobile. The incidence of failure is most common immediately after periods of at least 10 hours of non-use or shortly after starting. This problem has been reported extensively on the Acura owner's websites and has been confirmed by the local dealership. Given the possibility for in-use electrical failure, a recall should be issued.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #4

Feb 172013

TL 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles


The bluetooth audio unit on my 2006 Acura TL has short circuited and is draining my battery causing the ignition system issues when starting the car in the morning. The short circuit had occurred due to the audio unit being placed above the rearview mirror console, this location is exposed to sunlight which in turn causes the components to heat up and damage the audio unit.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #3

Jun 072011

TL 6-cyl

  • miles
The handsfree link (bluetooth) module failed. I've read that this is a common occurrence from the website I belong to acurazine.com (a website for Acura owners/enthusiasts). I consider it a safety issue since it allows you to use your cellphone while driving without having to use your handset. The car's stereo speaker system and a built-in microphone allows you to conduct a phone call. I have read it is a poor design choice on Acura's part placing the bluetooth module in the car ceiling near the roof. Sitting in the sun, the module "fries" and eventually fails. Acura refuses to do anything about it stating that it is out of warranty. They want to charge $110 just to diagnose it and over $700 to install a new device. I hope Acura owners complain and write letters to Acura about this issue. I feel a safety recall should be issued and perhaps even relocating the module out of the heat from the sun.

- River Ridge, LA, USA

problem #2

Nov 102011

TL 6-cyl

  • 60,130 miles
Battery failure after 18 months/17,000 miles. Was advised by service dept. Representative that car's bluetooth feature acts as a "vampire" drain on the battery even when the engine is off. Said it's a known problem with 2005 and 2006 models.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 152008


  • 18,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Acura TL. When the contact attempted to start the vehicle, it would not crank up. The vehicle operated normally after the contact had the battery jumped. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact stated that there was nothing wrong. The failure occurred again that day and the contact had the vehicle jumped again. The failure was intermittent and became progressively worse. The battery was replaced but failed again. The vehicle had not been repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was approximately 18,000 and the current mileage was approximately 40,000.

- Germantown, MD, USA

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