really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,466 miles

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2006 Acura TL suspension problems

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2006 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 012021


  • miles


I was told by a mechanic that this 2006 Acura TL I bought from Joe's Garage here In Clovis Ca was a car I do not want to be driving. Now when purchased from Joe's Garage he stated he put engine didn't say new or used, He also said the car was practically brand new because previous owner was a high school kid who assume he cracked his radiator and was not the problem, but the kid bought a new car and left Acura there since. Since the purchased I had nothing, but engine problems told Joe never responded I did my own research come to find out Joe's business licensed was suspended and that where he got my car Acura to pass smog of course was a smog business already being investigated for passing car illegally. So I took my Acura to Acura dealer here In Fresno Ca I was told all motor mounts were cracked so they replaced all motor mounts and installed used motor charging me $7,000 at that time I was in the process of suing Joe's Garage however since I have had no car emotionally distress because I paid $2700 for Acura trusting this business man come to find out its Salvaged vehicle now you can understand how frustrated I am not including the losses in my life back to back not been able to just mourn rest etc because of cruel business companies intentions. I'm not asking for much all I want is for you to give Acura Dealer here in Fresno ca the ok to make sure my car is or passed the safety and drivable test making sure everything on car is safe to drive at no cost to me. I have grandkids who are my world and I need to have a good reliable car for them Nathan here at Acura Dealer called me yesterday asking me if I had money, I said no I will file my taxes and see but I honestly feel and would appreciate your help on closing the two companies for good and release my car to me at no cost.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #7

Jul 262018


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Acura TL. The contact stated that there was an abnormal noise when the steering wheel was turned in either direction. The vehicle was taken to the dealer (maguire Honda of ithaca, 315 elmira rd, ithaca, NY 14850, 607-273-1926) where it was initially diagnosed that the front axles were corroded. The front axles were replaced, but the failure continued. The dealer then repaired the carrier bearing, but it also failed to provide a permanent remedy. The contact notified the dealer several times that the multiple repairs failed to remedy the failure because the abnormal noise continued. The contact had a warranty, but the dealer had not verified if the vehicle could be repaired per the warranty. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was not available.

- Ithica, NY, USA

problem #6

Sep 092015


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Acura TL. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the front passenger side wheel and the vehicle started to veer to the left. The contact discovered that the lower control arm was fractured. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and confirmed that the passenger side lower control arm was fractured. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Cartere, NJ, USA

problem #5

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 #4

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

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problem #3

Jul 162012


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Acura TL. While driving approximately 10 mph, the contact noticed a clunking sound coming from the front end of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics where the technician stated that the front suspension lower ball joints would have to be replaced. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 11E022000 (suspension:front:control arm:lower ball joint) but the contact was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 152006

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
2006 Acura TL a vibration occurs primarily between the speeds of 48-58 mph. The vibration is felt in the floor, seat, and steering wheel. It is most noticeable when the car is cold (after about 3-4 hours after running). It seems to go away after the car warms up. It does not appear to be tire related. I have talked to a number of TL owners and they have the same problem. Acura states it is a characteristic of the car and is within specifications. However, Acura has not provided what the specifications are, how they are measured, and what my measurements are. The dealer sales manager stated to me that "yeah, Acura has a problem there". I did not notice it right away after I bought the car thinking I was on a bad road or the tire was out of balance. It is not at all speeds and not at all times. It is an irritating vibration. I asked the dealer to fix it or buy the car back but they have done nothing to correct the problem stating it is characteristic of the car.

- Holland, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 042006

TL 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 11,000 miles
At around 8,000 miles, I hit a curb hard enough to bend the wheel of my 2006 Acura. The dealership replaced the wheel and sent me on my way. 3 months and 3,000 miles later, the wheel came off the axel. Fortunately I was going around 5 miles per hour headed to a stop sign when it happened, otherwise, it could have been a fatal incident. The bolt that caused the problem was completely severed. There are marks across it that show the wear on the bolt over the 3,000 miles. The dealer indicated that hitting the curb has caused the bolt to be damaged and that they had seen it in one other Acura that had a similar situation. I have a serious concern that either there is a design problem or the metal used to make the bolt is substandard. Had I been on the interstate, the result would have been very different.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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