hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
162,000 miles

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problem #1

Feb 222011

TL 6-cyl

  • 162,000 miles
My 2001 Acura TL with 162,000 miles has a subframe that is severely rusted and weakened to the point of collapse on the passenger side of the vehicle. Acura has decided to call this normal wear and tear but I strongly disagree. The air conditioning condensing unit has a small hose for condensate that is located directly above the site of the rust. This hose has been dripping onto the subframe whenever the ac has been in use. This is not wear and tear, it is a design flaw that Acura is not owning up to and if the weakened subframe were to break while the car is being driven this would be a significant safety issue. The other parts of the subframe are in fine condition, there is only one explanation why it would be rusted out in this one place.

- Palatine, IL, USA