hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,256 miles

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2006 Acura TL steering problems

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2006 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #11

Dec 202015


  • 70,000 miles


Power steering rack leaking inside into the boot. Dealer says, the rack has failed an needs to be replaced. Very unusual for a car with 70000 miles only to have the power steering rack leaking. I am not the only one. Hundreds of other consumers have reported the same complaint on acurazine forums for Acura TL cars. acurazine.com/forums/third-generation-TL-2004-2008-93/ this issue needs to be investigated thoroughly.

- Lawrenceville, NJ, USA

problem #10

Mar 312015


  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Acura TL. While driving approximately 30 mph, a loud noise emitted from the steering column. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 116,000. The VIN was not available.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #9

May 222015


  • 78,000 miles
My car has very few miles for its age and I'm told by my mechanic that my rack and pinion steering needs replacing. After doing research ive found that this is a common problem in the generation of my car. I even found that there have been prior power steering issues that resulted in recalls for this car.

- Scottsdale , AZ, USA

problem #8

Nov 192014


  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Acura TL. While driving at approximately 50 mph, an abnormal noise emitted from the steering wheel. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that there was fluid leaking from under the front side. In addition, the contact mentioned that the navigation system was defective. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, where it was diagnosed that there was a crack in the power steering hose and the navigation system needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Longview, TX, USA

problem #7

Mar 182014


  • 229,587 miles
Power steering pump, damaged power pump steel factory default likeo in a hydraulic system hoses. The car can not be estacinal since the guide is not stronger all the time and in the snow is a danger handle it the recalls was to repair the manga and manga damage was broken pump this is the recalls that damage the pump power steering hose NHTSA recall number: 08V-091 mfr campaign id: Q73 summary: Prolonged high under-hood temperatures may cause the power steering hose to deteriorate prematurely causing the hose to crack and leak power steering fluid. Safety risk: Power steering fluid leaking onto a hot catalytic converter will generate smoke and possibly lead to an under-hood fire. Remedy: Power steering fluid leaking onto a hot catalytic converter will genergenerate smoke and possibly lead to an under-hood fire.

- Reading, PA, USA

problem #6

Feb 132015

TL 6-cyl

  • 127,500 miles
When I started the vehicle, it had a moaning sound. I continued driving and the battery light, airbag light, csv light, all came on just before the dash lights flickered on and off, then totally went out and the car engine shut off. When I tried to jumpstart the car, the car started after a few minutes but when the jumper cables were removed, the car instantly shut down. The car was in the middle of the road and had to be towed to my house. Three months ago, the car would not start. I got it jumpstarted and it ran perfectly until the above incident occurred. This is the third battery this car has had since 2009.

- Saint Augustine, FL, USA

problem #5

Nov 012014

TL 6-cyl

  • miles


The Acura TL 2006 had a default pawer sleeve stiling which was defective because I had a broken hose. And bounced the aseite which was a recall the manufacturer where the pump is damaged by liqueo of aseite and guide is so hard I can not park well in the diler was told that the pump was burned by liqueo of aseite but they do not take hold responsible. The recall is to lend again and change aseite sleeve but the pump replacement on damage though is the factory default back to recalls current recalls description 2004-2008 TL power steering hose VIN [xxx]type safety recall campaign status fixed information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Reading, PA, USA

problem #4

Aug 132014

TL 6-cyl

  • 105,426 miles
The passenger side front sub-frame failed. The metal had fatigue in the area where the compliance bushing is mounted. If this part failed completely, there would have been a loss of steering and control. Part failure was discovered at Honda dealership when the vehicle was being serviced for a replacement timing belt.

- New Lenox, IL, USA

problem #3

Sep 082008

TL 6-cyl

  • 35,302 miles
Since the day of the car purchased in 2006 the steering was very harder than other cars we used before and consulted with the dealer. I was told that Acura TL is a sports car and the steering will be harder than other manufactures. This problem continued and a recall from the manufacture replaced power steering hose which was defective. I contacted dealer multiple times and was told that the nothing to worry; it is normal for this model. When the situation got really bad, I took it back to the dealer when the mileage was around 120000 miles, I was told that the power steering rack is leaking oil out the end seals and the proper correction is replacement of power steering rack and a possible damage to the pump due to low fluid level. The estimated cost was $1650. I had a very hard time for driving this car for many years and come up with $1700 to fix it. Also the bushing were torn and popped through. According to service technician torn bushing was a design issue for 2004-2008 models and Acura changed the body style later to correct the problem. In order to fix this wobbling/shaking problem the estimated cost is $681. (due to defective body style). According the dealers and technicians I contacted, I was told that these problems are very seldom and they are due to manufacturing problems. As a customer I have to come up with around $2500 to fix a defective luxury car cost me more than $35,000 in 2006. What a shame.

- Gurnee, IL, USA

problem #2

Sep 202010


  • 55,000 miles
High pressure power steering fluid hose leaked, causing fluid to fall onto the exhaust system. As the engine temperature increased, smoke came out of the engine compartment and there was the odor of burning hydrocarbons in the passenger compartment. The hose assembly was replaced by an independent mechanic.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 152010


  • 45,000 miles
2006 Acura TL is difficult to steer during parking lot maneuvers, K turns and parallel parking. When the wheel needs to be turned quickly to opposite lock during a maneuver the wheel becomes very difficult to turn setting a potential for a wide turn and colliding with near by objects. Dealer replaced steering rack, tires and states the steering pump is functioning as designed. Dealer states that this is a normal condition for the Acura TL. No accidents or incidents have occurred a potential problem, however, if a quick avoidance maneuver is required.

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

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