really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,667 miles

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problem #3

Apr 012013


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Acura TL. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the driver crashed into another vehicle. Upon impact, the air bags failed to deploy. The contact also stated that the passenger side seat belt unbuckled. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 11V260000 (air bags). The contact was unsure of any injuries. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 65,000. The VIN was not available.

- Auburn, IN, USA

problem #2

Mar 222003

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My trans. Was replaced in 2003 because of a shifting problem. My car was still under warranty, however, I was told that I would have to pay for the repair. I paid for the repair and in 2006 I had the same problem. I was told that it was a recall, but when I informed mcgrath Acura that I should be reimbursed, it was denied. I also complained of a clicking noise in the radio that was never looked in to when I took my car in for trans., apparently this is a common defect where the pins within the 6cd changer go bad, but I have yet to see a recall. I have also experienced problems with the bubbling michelins. I have had three blowouts and have finally replaced the tires with a different brand, which I think is unfair. I have also had problems with the brakes. I have had to replace original rotors for warping. My paint seems to be chipping really bad and it has been since original purchase. I also have had problems with the seat belt not retracting.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 162003

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer complained about seat belt problems.

- Orlando, FL, USA