2008 Acura TL engine NHTSA complaints: Vehicle Speed Control

NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems

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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,067 miles

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2008 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 012014


  • 175,000 miles


While driving at approximately 50mph the car suddenly stalled. Vsa and transmission light illuminated. I pulled over to a safe spot, turned they vehicle off and back on. The lights went off and driving seemed normal, but after driving further it happened again. Took the car to dealership and they said it was the pedal position sensor, paid to have it replaced. The next day we drove to Texas from nc and the same thing happened. We called the dealership and they said it may take a month for everything to reprogram. We gave it a year and nothing changed so took it to a mechanic who discovered the part was never replaced. We paid to have it replace again. Problem is now resolved.

- Vale, NC, USA

problem #5

May 062016


  • 124,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Acura TL. While driving at approximately 40 mph, the vehicle lost all power and the check engine and vsa warning lights illuminated. The contact depressed the accelerator pedal three times to move the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the accelerator pedal position sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, after the contact left the dealer, the failure recurred. The vehicle was not taken back to a dealer or diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 124,000.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Oct 232013


  • 67,400 miles


While making a left turn, I head loud noise on the driver side. The car stopped accelerating. After I hit the gas pedal much harder, it started accelerating but very slowly. The movement felt like jerking movement. I stopped the car on the side of the road, and made an appointment at the Acura dealership. They found out that the front lower control arm bushings were cracked. Not replaceable under warranty, even though they acknowledged that all Acura have this issue, some at 35K miles, some at higher miles.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 262012

TL 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
Vehicle self accelerated in parking lot. Went over parking curb, lending on the tree 14ft from the curb and was stop by the tree. The vehicle made intense accelerated noise, before jumping the curb.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 082010


  • 11,000 miles
Acura TL 2008: One incident, occurred April 8th, 2008. Car took off from a parking space, just as I was inching it forward with my foot on the brake. The brake would not stop the car. It jumped two curbs, I avoided hitting two parked cars. The car stopped with a pump of the foot brake, about 90 feet from where it took off. The speed was enough to go over two curbs, blowing out the front passenger tire, damaging the rim, and damaging the rear passenger tire. The impact caused a slight indentation to the roof of the Acura, next to the sun roof.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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