really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,288 miles

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problem #6

Jan 172008

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
SRS light comes on when passenger raises up from seat back. Dealer does not repair but just turns light off, which will come back on shortly. Didn't seem to be much of a problem until service advisor said air bags do not work properly when light is on. If that is the case, it seems it should be fixed instead of covered up.

- Mcleansville, NC, USA

problem #5

Oct 092004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,800 miles
Air bag light came on intermittently. Dealer serviced the vehicle. Then, consumer rear ended a vehicle at 50 mph. A recall letter was later received by the consumer on the air bag module. NHTSA recall 02V080000.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 272003


  • 54,930 miles
SRS system failure due to faulty part. (nar) the consumer feels that the failure was due to a faulty part or design not wear or tear. The charges were unreasonably high due to poor design. An entire seat assembly should not have had to be replaced to fix an SRS sensor.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 072002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Purchased 2002 Acura brand new. During an accident, the driver air bag did not deploy during crash. The passenger air bag deployed when no one was in the passenger seat during crash. Acura 3.2 TL was featured to be a safe vehicle in advertisements. It had front and side airbags. Acura is combining target markets for approach to safety, best value for high end car, upper-end demographics. For a price of over $28,000, vehicle should be be flawless. Let the buyer beware. Consumer product safety commission should issue a recall.

- Cedar Park, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 032003

(reported on)


  • 75,000 miles
While driving at 30 mph SRS indicator light came on and stayed on. This may result in air bag failure. Dealership replaced the battery, but the problem still exists.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

Jun 252003

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles
The airbag system has failed 3 times in 16 months as indicated by the SRS warning light on the instrument panel. The system's availability during a crash is questionable.

- Haslet, TX, USA