really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,098 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

The NHTSA is the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints can be spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem. See the Back button — blue bar at the very top of the page — to explore more.

Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2000 Acura TL:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

problem #8

Aug 092006

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,783 miles
Opd passenger voltage issue causing SRS restraint system to fail. Known issues with all makes and models from 1999 to present.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #7

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 #6

Aug 122003

(reported on)


  • 9,000 miles
Driver side air bag deployed prematurely without vehicle being in an accident or impacted.

- West Orange, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jan 042002


  • miles
While in motion, consumer was involved in a collision. The air bags failed to deploy at the time of the incident.

- San Rafael, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 082001


  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a 40 mph frontal collision. Upon impact, both, frontal and side air bags, did not deploy. Dealer notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 062000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was involved in a 40 mph frontal collision in which frontal driver/ passenger and side air bags did not deploy. Side air bag warning light illuminated, indicating a malfunction.

- Clevland, GA, USA

problem #2

Nov 282000


  • miles
Air bags deployed in an accident where vehicle was at a stop sign and only going approx 5 mph. Air bag replacement was 80% of repair bill no other major damage to vehicle.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 142000


  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision and driver's airbag did not deploy, resulting in minor chest injuries. Manufacturer will be notified.

- Sun City West, AZ, USA