hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,562 miles

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problem #8

Aug 092011


  • miles
Toxic fluid leaking from rear view mirror, dripped onto center console and melted plastic parts in the interior of the vehicle.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #7

Jun 302011


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Acura TL. While attempting to park the vehicle the contact stated that the rear view mirror suddenly exploded. The dealer was not notified of the failure. The manufacturer was aware of the failure. The vehicle was not inspected or repaired. The current and failure mileage was 50,000.

- Rocky, OK, USA

problem #6

Jun 032010


  • 130,000 miles
My 2000 Acura 3.2 TL has a failing rear view mirror, leaking fluid into the interior of the car. From searching I understand that this is a common problem with the auto dimming mirrors manufactured by magna donnelly Corp installed on various makes and models of cars. It also appears that the chemicals leaking may be toxic, though the manufacturer has not released the ingredient contents publicly. If you search google for "leaking rear view mirror" you can see this is a fairly common problem. I believe the health consequences need to be examined and if detrimental to health a forced recall should be issued.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #5

Jul 242009


  • miles
2000 Acura TL mirror leaked fluid on interior of my vehicle's console. Not sure what caused the problem but my mirror is now blurry. Now for some reason everytime I get in my car and drive my right eye starts to hurting. Once I'm out and in fresh air it feels fine. I've noticed on forums online that this seems to be a recurring problem and some have complained of different health issues also.

- Land O Lakes, FL, USA

problem #4

Sep 142008


  • 61,000 miles
Inside rearview mirror leaked fluid on console and clothing. Fluid resembles tar but destroyed the plastic console.

- Sicklerville, NJ, USA

problem #3

Sep 152008


  • 94,500 miles
Came out to my car this a.M. to find that rearview mirror has gone black/dark grey, obstructing rear vision. Only small oval area remains clear.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

problem #2

Jun 242008


  • 85,000 miles
Rear view mirror leak the rear view mirror ruptured and leaked a black corrosive liquid that ate into the console plastic. Their seams to be a weird chemical smell in the car now from the leak.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 182008


  • 112,000 miles
The rear view mirror in 2000 Acura TL failed. When it failed, it leaked some corrosive liquid onto the gear shift of my car. As far as I can tell, this failure was caused by heat as it occurred on a hot day. Acura has done nothing to correct the problem and it seems to be happening to quite a few cars (TL.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?T=78061&highlight=rear+view+mirror).

- Santa Clara, CA, USA