2008 Acura TL suspension NHTSA complaints: Suspension

NHTSA — Suspension Problems

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Average Mileage:
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2008 Acura TL suspension problems

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2008 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #3

May 302015


  • 71,000 miles


My 2008 Acura TL's compliance bushings were found to be cracked. However, what makes me report this to the NHTSA is the fact that Acura's 2004-2008 TL compliance bushings consistently crack, posing a danger to the car's occupants, and any surrounding cars. The cracked compliance bushings pose a danger because it becomes possible for the lower control arm to come loose, causing the collapse of the respected wheel, posing a threat to traffic. On another occasion, a 2004-2006 Acura TL's wheel collapsed in the middle of a crowded street, and thankfully other cars were able to avoid the TL, however, a bigger issue could arise if this were to happen on a highway, or if a driver couldn't avoid the TL. NHTSA, please look into this issue. It's a pricey fix at dealers, and Acura should take this into consideration.

- Queens Village, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 242014

TL 6-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
On 08/24/2014, few minutes after leaving my house, while making a left turn at a local intersection w/ speed < 10 mph, suddenly I heard this loud metallic noise, N I felt my car had dropped a bit. My car stopped right in the middle of street, N could't move at all. Lower ball joint had severed. Passenger front wheel is tilted outward at a 60 degree angle. Right front axal got pulled out of transmission. Car body damaged because all the unsupported weight placed on tilted wheel. There're witnesses, and my mom is w/ me at the time of incident. Had aaa towed it to the shop and since it was closed on Sunday, I had to wait till Monday to call them for quotes. I was gonna have my insurance taking care of it, but figured this has nothing to do with me, I didn't do anything wrong, N the car never had any major accidents. I did almost all A1B1 services at Acura dealer and mostly thomas Acura located in covina. I was there for service on July 16th, 2014, N the report they gave me never mentioned anything about ball joint. I called thomas Acura on Monday, 08/25/2014 regarding the incident, the guy name [xxx] wanted me to bring in the car so they can inspect it so they can determined who's at fault, but at the same time hinting me there's must be some sorts of impact causing this. I told him there's nothing on the street, and no other party/car has hit my vehicle. I had my car towed from the shop to the dealer N let them inspect it. I also sent Acura North America an email and stated the incident. The guy name [xxx] from thomas Acura called me back on 08/26/14, N told me that there's an impact, N I better have insurance info ready. I am pretty sure Acura N America is gonna take their side. There must be some sorts of defects but seems like there is nothing I can do. My family could be dead if this happened on a highway. Someone needs to do something about this. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Monterey Park, CA, USA

problem #1

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

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