2008 Acura TL electrical NHTSA complaints: Electrical System

NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,625 miles

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2008 Acura TL electrical problems

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2008 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #8

May 192016


  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Acura TL. The contact stated that the doors had to be manually opened using the key fob. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000.

- Hope Mills, NC, USA

problem #7

Aug 222016


  • 70,000 miles
Handsfreelink system locked into "booting up" mode. Hands-free cell use no longer functions. Afterward, battery was dead next time the car was attempted to be started.

- Needham, MA, USA

problem #6

Jun 062016


  • miles
The hands free link works some of the times I have to bump the plastic cover for it to connect to my phone, also the power steering pump and resovor leaks constantly and the Acura dealership will not fix the problem because the car isn't under warranty this should be fixed when you get the hoses replaced because of the recall I think it should be as well. Very dissatisfied how Acura will not address the issues with the hfl and the power steering!!!!

- Easley, SC, USA

problem #5

Oct 012014


  • 80,000 miles


Hands free link module has failed. It now causes battery drain, causing the battery to fail after 1 week of not driving. Now on my 3rd battery in two months. This is a known problem across the Acura models with hands free link, referenced in the Acura forums. Additionally, not having a hands free system for cellular use poses a major public safety risk.

- Lynn Haven, FL, USA

problem #4

Mar 012014


  • 45,000 miles
Bluetooth module failed and remains inoperable. A look online showed that many other Acura owners have had bluetooth failures and at far higher rates than other cars.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #3

Mar 072014

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Acura TL. The contact stated the vehicle was parked, when it ignited into flames. The fire department extinguished the fire which originated underneath the hood. The vehicle was completely destroyed and towed to an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 5/13/14

- Miller Place, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 022014


  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Acura TL. The contact stated that while the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle stalled without warning.the contact was able to restart the engine and resume without incident. The dealer performed an inspection and indicated that the electronic system was operating normally, and also stated that additional keys could have caused the ignition switch to fail and shut the engine off. The failure was corrected. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 67,000.

- Hinsdale , IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 042014

TL 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
On our Acura TL w/nav 08, the battery has been replaced 3 times in 6 months. Finally feed up, took the vehicle to the dealership. $1000 later, parts had to be replaced in the nav system and both motors in the mirrors had to be replaced. The navigation system is what was causing the battery to drain and the mirrors on both sides would freely click and move at will. I think at a minimum, Acura should recall their vehicles and fix this problem and issue refunds to those of us who have paid to have their vehicles fixed.

- Ewa Beach, HI, USA

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