really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,000 miles

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problem #1

Nov 292005

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
After rear-end collision (my fault on slick pavement, going est. 15 mph where brakes locked up and car skidded for at least 15-20 feet) the front end of my car simply had a dented front end and grill and left (driver's side) headlight. A few minutes later a small flame broke out around this broken headlight and the flame quickly grew before the fire engines could get there, w/in 5 minutes the entire engine area was on fire and the car is now totaled. The fire chief told me that he had never seen a headlight catch fire and then spread the way this did. I'm questioning whether this was a mechanical or electrical defect in this model of Acura and whether I have a claim against Acura.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA