really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,034 miles

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2007 Acura TL steering problems

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2007 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #13

Oct 012014

TL 6-cyl

  • miles


I currently own a 2007 Acura TL and my power steering consistently goes in and out. It is extremely difficult to steer when traveling at slow speeds, such as in a parking lot. My vehicle's VIN doesn't show that the power steering recall associated with many 2004-2008 Acura Tls affects my car, however I believe that may be the reason my power steering doesn't work very well at all. I recently had my car inspected at bianchi Honda in erie, pa for my annual inspection and they said that the only way to fix the issue that I'm having with my power steering is to replace the power steering hose etc. Can you please let me know if my car's power steering problem can be fixed? thank you. Sincerely, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #12

Dec 012015


  • 130,000 miles
NHTSA recalls 12V-222 and 08V-091 were enacted to address safety concerns about the power steering pump and associated hoses for certain 2007-2008 Acura Tls. For some reason, my VIN is not included in the recalls. However, I am experiencing the same symptoms as described by both recalls. So I have questioned Acura as to why my vehicle was not addressed as part of the recall but I have received no satisfactory answer other than to point out that my vehicle is outside of the warranty period and therefore the responsibility of the owner.

- Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA

problem #11

Feb 222015

TL 6-cyl

  • 130,045 miles
I was driving to the store today and as I drive into the lot my steering wheel started making a buzzing, whining sound, I popped the hood to find that the power steering hose was leaking a lot of fluid. After I parked the car the fluid was leaking a lot more and drippun all over the catalytic converter, engine, axles. I've already spent over $250 replacing it at Firestone before I found out the car has a recall for the exact same issue and part. It is a used car.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #10

Nov 192013

TL 6-cyl

  • 123,500 miles


After the voluntary recall for the power steering pump hose to be repaired, the power steering pump began leaking. The dealer will not fix or repair the damage they caused to the pump.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #9

Apr 182012

TL 6-cyl

  • 63,800 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Acura TL. The contact stated that smoke started to emit from the engine compartment. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the high pressure power steering hose was leaking over the catalytic converter. As a result, the power steering hose needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 63,800 and the current mileage was 64,000.

- West Hills, CA, USA

problem #8

Jan 202012

TL 6-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
The main power steering hose developed a leak. I own a type S model and according to the local dealership the recall does not apply to my vehicle. This is odd do to the fact that my hose deteriorated in the same manner described in the recall. Many other 2007 and 2008tl type S owners reported the same problem. The new hose installed has a heat shield in the area affected. Obviously they are aware of the problem. Heat caused by the engine near the hose is causing the deterioration. I understand that this also a fire hazard. This was reported online and by the service rep at the dealership. I think that this should be enough to include my model car as part of the recall.

- Orland Park, IL, USA

problem #7

Nov 162011

TL 6-cyl

  • 67,008 miles


Power steering leak causing smoking, & squeaking along with difficult steering. There is a current recall on 2007 Acura TL but american Honda says it does not apply to the S-type. Not true, myself & several other TL-type S owners have had the same problem. If this leads to a fire, I will seek punitive damages against all parties who fail to address this high priority safety recall.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #6

Mar 012009


  • 71,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Acura TL. The contact noticed a grinding sound when he started the vehicle. The contact also noticed a grinding sound while turning the steering wheel. The contact inspected the vehicle and noticed that power steering fluid was leaking from under the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics or repairs. The approximate failure mileage was 71,000.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #5

Dec 302010

TL 6-cyl

  • 63,030 miles
I was at the dealership to get my car service and found out that my power steering hose is leaking which in 2004 -2008 Acura TL recall but since I have 2007 Acura TL type S it is not under recall. Well it seems like my hose deteriorated and got worn out after 63,000 miles and now there is a leak which could potential cause major damage and lead to a fire. Dealer is telling me its not under recall when it happens to be the exact same hose pipe.

- North Royalton, OH, USA

problem #4

Oct 192011


  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Acura TL. The contact stated that smoke was seen coming from under the hood of the vehicle as the steering wheel was turned accompanied by a loud buzzing noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that there was a leak in the high pressure power steering hose and that the hose would need to be replaced. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 08V091000 (steering: Hydraulic power assist: Hose, piping, and connections) but was advised that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 74,000.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #3

Aug 232011

TL 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles


Same defect as 2007 Acura TL with power steering hose has occurred in my and apparently many 2007 Acura TL type-S recall does not include type S even though hose is same and in same location as the TL please inform as to why.

- Marrero, LA, USA

problem #2

Jul 252011


  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Acura TL. The contact stated that the power steering hose deteriorated prematurely and resulted in power steering fluid to leaking onto the engine. While the vehicle was stopped, smoke began to rise from the engine where the fluid was leaking. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure dignosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 08V091000 (steering: Hydraulic power assists: Hose, piping, and connections). They offered no other assistance. The failure mileage was 92,000.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 092006


  • 76,059 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Acura TL. The contact had to make a sudden stop and experienced brake and steering failure. She swerved and crashed into a building. The air bag deployed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The diagnosis concluded that the braking system and steering were working properly. The speed was unknown. The failure mileage was 76,059 and current mileage was 76,100.

- Asheville, NC, USA

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