2008 Acura TL engine NHTSA complaints: Engine And Engine Cooling:Engine

NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,000 miles

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2008 Acura TL engine problems

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2008 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 282008


  • 2,000 miles


My car is a 2008 Acura TL with 2000 miles. It had a "major engine failure" to quote the Acura dealer. A piston rod broke and destroyed the engine along with the oil pan. I was told this is extremely rare if ever that it has happened. I was also told this information was passed along to the highest levels of the Acura corporation. When the engine died I was on a busy road and had to be pushed into a parking lot. The car had to be towed 120 miles away since I do not live close to a dealer. I had to have someone drive me to the dealership to pick up a loaner car. I asked for a new car, instead I was told that I was only entitled to an engine replacement. This seems out of line considering the extreme damage the car suffered. If I were Acura, I would be concerned that this is either metal fatigue or human error in assembly. Either, would certainly call into question other cars that were produced on that assembly line.

- Newburgh, IN, USA

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