2012 Acura TL suspension NHTSA complaints: Suspension

NHTSA — Suspension Problems

CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2012 Acura TL is showing an early trend of suspension problems, with owners reporting clunking or grinding sounds.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,524 miles

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2012 Acura TL suspension problems

suspension problem

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2012 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012012

TL 6-cyl

  • 12,748 miles


Took the car into Acura there was a "clunking noise" in front end and could be felt in steering wheel the tech had to retighten the suspension bolts the noise and feeling in wheel returned at approx. 23000 miles took the car back to Acura the service rep stated suspension bolts should be retorqued at every oil change this does not sound right..I never owned a car that needed this repair and just want to know if this is normal and could be a safely issue after tech retorqued the bolts the noise and feeling in wheel goes away but returns and has returned.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 262013

TL 4-cyl

  • 299 miles
Purchased car on 01/21/2013. Was back at dealer on 01/26/2012 due to a weird vibration at high speeds (50-80 mph). Long story short they have balanced the tires like 3 times and put new tires but it is still vibrating not as much but still. Going back to dealer to see what they have to say this time.

- Jacksonville , FL, USA

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