really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,001 miles

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2006 Acura TL seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 Acura TL Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #79

Mar 152022


  • miles


I have owned this vehicle for about 9 years and been seeing major cracks in the IP trim, around passenger airbag area. The cracks started to develop about 5 years ago. They were insignificant in the beginning but have accelerated very quickly over the past year or so and seem to be getting worse by the month. I am concerned that these cracks would result in malfunctioning of passenger side airbag in an accident. I purchased this vehicle used and there has not been an accident since I have owned it.

- Rochester, MI, USA

problem #78

Nov 012020


  • 203,000 miles
Cracks around the passenger side airbags which is really dangerous to see assuming it to be deployed anytime soon resulting damage to the vehicle and injuring the passenger for no reason.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #77

Sep 142018


  • 167,000 miles
Well my air bag sensor, my psa light and my tpsa light is on. All dealing with faulty sensors and electrical issues. And my air bag sensor will come on once in awhile, saying it's off. And from the Acura TL community 2003 to 2006 have horrible transmissions. Everybody I know and talk to that have a TL that falls into those years, have had their transmissions either rebuilt or replaced. And nobody ever talks about it. I want to make it known that these vehicles have one of the worst transmissions other than the Honda oddessy but Honda has a recall on there transmissions. So hopefully one day Acura can do the same.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #76

Dec 262019

TL 6-cyl

  • 138,000 miles


2006 Acura TL issues with component suspension:front: Control arm: Lower ball joint- steering: Hydraulic power assist: Hose, piping, and connections- cracked dashboard leaves exposures to the actual airbags on the vehicle.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #75

Nov 242019


  • 168,000 miles
Collision with concrete barrier at approximately 60mph. Airbags did not deploy

- Dallas, TX, USA

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problem #74

Nov 202019


  • 109,000 miles
While I was driving threw the city streets with were a little rocky suddenly out of no where the diver side air bags pop out leaving me confuse without hearing while I was driving and a headache

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #73

Jul 152015


  • 87,000 miles


Car has been garage parked and when not it garage a sun shade is in place. Dashboard has large cracks on driver and passenger side. The crack poses a problem on the passenger side and could affect air bag deployment. There are no issues as of yet but the crack is expanding even being in the garage.

- West Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #72

Feb 102019


  • 97,000 miles
Our gps/ navi system needs replaced

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #71

Jan 012018


  • miles
My dash board keeps cracking over time in several places, new ones just pop upping up everywhere.this did not start until last year sometime around 100,000 mi.I talked to local dealership, Acura co.and the manufacturer of their parts.they said they wont help me.this is not right.I barely drive anywhere.my car stays in garage and is very well taken care of.never been owned/driven on the coast or fl, anywhere like that.I live in Ms. All over the internet, on acurazine, and youtube this is happening to 3rd gen TL Acura.can U help me" the cost for a new dash is very expensive $3000+. this is a faulty product on their part. There is no way they should get away with this or not make a recall.are recalls a thing of the past" iv had several problems not of my making that I just paid to have fixed but I am sick of this.car manufacturers should not be allowed to do this to people. They just blow us of!and with those of us who take care of our cars, this means their defects arent goin to occur until much later after any warranty has passed.I assure U this is not from general wear or user error.my car stays inside garage, I very rarely drive it and I keep it waxed just as ones look on a car lot.because I have a truck that I drive mainly the car is rarely used.iv hardly put any miles on car since iv owned it.everywhere everyone that owns this model Acura says its happening.I assure U this car does not stay in sunlight, has never been around harsh environments.there is nothing that any driver does to create user error that concerns"cracking all over the dash board"from left side all the way to rt side, top and bottom.just long big cracks appearing out of no where every other month now.never have I seen this on any car with well over 100,000 miles.never.many others say the same thing.this type of theivery and quality should not go on.

- Jackson, MS, USA

problem #70

Sep 212018


  • 100,000 miles
Dashboard right above passenger side airbag is cracking. Part of dashboard covering could break loose right above airbag assembly during airbag deployment causing severe injury to passenger. Acura should replace entire dash covering under warranty as soon as possible.

- Evington, VA, USA

problem #69

Jul 012018


  • 91,000 miles


Dashboard developed a large crack that aligns with the left side of the passenger airbag compartment while parked. Concerned with the integrity of the dash and safety of the airbag system. The crack allows moisture into the airbag module which can create the risk of a faulty airbag deployment or failing to deploy which can lead to severe injury or death. My passengers regularly include my husband and young son that sits behind passenger seat. Through online research, this material defect affects Acura TL and TL type S from 2004-2008, and several forums including https://www.facebook.com/acuratldefectivedash/ shows other owners with the same exact issue. After investigating, this crack cannot be repaired, and total dash replacement is the only safe alternative. My Acura has only one owner, parked under carport, kept in excellent condition, 91,000 miles, with all dealership maintenance records for the past 12.5 years. I am not looking for anything further than a replacement dashboard to be installed by manufacturer at this time due to my extreme concern for my passengers' safety. Airbags are very dangerous and can cause serious injury so no need to have an exposed airbag safety issue unattended. I would like resolution asap from manufacturer. Thank you.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #68

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 #67

Jan 202018


  • 56,500 miles
My vehicle has been garage kept since I bought it new in January 2006. In January of 2018, I discovered that the dashboard, where the passenger's airbag is located cracked. The crack outlines the shape of the airbag. I also discovered another crack directly in front of the steering wheel. The concern is that the airbag may accidentally deploy without being involved in an accident. In researching this problem, it appears that this is a very common issue with 2004 & 2006 Tls. Lots of complaints with the same symptoms and Acura is not taking ownership of the common problem. Thank you.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #66

Feb 012013


  • 60,000 miles
Dashboard is cracking all over the place to the point that the airbag is now visible on the driver side.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #65

Jan 092018


  • miles
My 2006 Acura TL dashboard cracked after bad snow storm here. There are many cracks and the deepest is vertical alongside airbag. Acura is not standing behind their product and not correcting defective parts. The vehicle was stationary just never exposed to frigid weather. The car is not safe to drive not knowing when and if airbag will deploy.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #64

Jul 012017


  • 90,000 miles
Square crack with lines running to window where airbag is. Looks awful and I hope the bag doesn't pop out. This is no luxury car and Acura doesn't care. Has less than 100K miles on it.

- Spring Lake Heights, NJ, USA

problem #63

Nov 012017


  • 70,000 miles
The passenger dash cracked in a square around the airbag.

- Saginaw, TX, USA

problem #62

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 #61

Jul 012017


  • miles
Takata inflator, I noticed on passenger side one day around July 1017 a ctack where the airbag is located. I would sure dislike if one of my family passengers of myself for that matter gets hurt due to the airbag popping out for no reason I would like this fixed to avoid a law suit for the company..thanks in advance

- Gilroy, CA, USA

problem #60

May 012017


  • 84,000 miles
Cracking of the Acura TL dashboard may present a safety hazard with regards to passenger side airbag deployment. The cracks appear to emanate from above the airbag canister and extend for the entire width of the dashboard. The cracks may impact the deployment of the airbag by opening in the wrong direction or too quickly due to the reduction in resistance of the dashboard. The cracked portion of the dashboard may present a safety hazard if it detaches during airbag deployment. Manufacturer should provide test and/or computational simulation data to verify that the reduction in dashboard integrity does not impact airbag deployment or create the potential for dangerous fragments.

- Keller, TX, USA

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