really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,303 miles

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problem #35

Aug 242018


  • miles
There is a very common issues going on with these Acura from 2000 up to 2008. With transmission going bad. I research it and found out with every shop and people online having transmission break down with those Acura TL 2000 up to 2005.please can someone investigate this. There should be a recall for this at some point. The stop accelerating while I was driving it on the highway.that was a very big safety issue for me.

- 32244, FL, USA

problem #34

Aug 072010


  • miles
At about 8 yrs ago, cracks started to appear around the passenger side aibag on top of the dashboard. The cracks have multiplied and lengthened since that time so that now they appear dangerously close to being incapable of restraining the airbag. I do not know why Acura never issued a recall as I have seen numerous complaints from others with this same defect. This problem seems to be prevalent in Acura TL models 2004 thru 2008.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #33

Jul 182018


  • 80,000 miles
A crack has appeared on the dashboard over top of the passenger airbag. Worried about passenger safety and airbag effectiveness in the event of an accident.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #32

May 072018


  • 170,000 miles
Car turned off and would not start back. Security light flashes. Will not change our of park. Engineers turns over but will not fire. Fuel pump will not come on.

- Milledgeville, TN, USA

problem #31

Mar 012014


  • miles
Dash is cracked in my 2004 Acura TL and it seems this is a big manufacturing problem with this part on this vehicle since the majority of cars I've seen as well as mine are showing this problem that affect not only the interior cosmetic look of the cars but also the safety since it involves the air bags section that are protected on the dash. At least Acura should give TL's owners a discount if a recall is not open for this problem.

- Groveland, FL, USA

problem #30

Jan 092017


  • miles
Dashboard suddenly developed multiple cracks. Cracks are spreading. Some located near air bags on passenger side. Very concerned that in the event of an accident, air bags may not deploy and/or dashboard will shatter during deployment increasing risk of injury

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #29

Sep 162017


  • 92,000 miles
Brake pedal feels spongy and reduces stopping power due to air in the brake lines requiring replacement of the vsa modulator. (2004-06). I researched this online, after noticing my breaks were soft and less effective over the past few times I drove. They want to charge 2.6K to repair the module, despite them clearly having issues in the past. I'm hoping you will issue a recall so we can get reimbursed for this defective product which is a safety issue few can afford.

- Centreville, VA, USA

problem #28

May 082017


  • 135,000 miles
Dashboard cracking for no reason. Cracks are in many places and occur near the dash air bag which is concerning if it every goes off could send sharp pieces of the dash into myself or a passenger (wife, daughter). Photos can be taken if needed.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #27

Dec 232016


  • miles
Dashboard is cracked in multiple locations. Risk of airbag malfunction

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #26

Jul 092016


  • 110,000 miles
The dashboard is cracking around the perimeter of the passenger air bag. The car is typically garaged kept. It seems to be a manufacturing defect that should be rectified by the Acura. I noticed many other third generation Acura TL owners have had the same problem. Please see ireport.cnn.com/docs/doc-708135 and www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/2004-Acura-TL-C363363.html

- Havre De Grace, MD, USA

problem #25

Jan 022015


  • 120,000 miles
Takata airbag: Very wide crack in dash alongside the front passenger side airbag area. Did not realize so many others had the same concern. Toyota has acknowledge this concern and is replacing dashes and airbag assemblies at no charge to the customer. Why won't Honda step up and take as good a care of their customers?

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #24

Jan 012016


  • 100,000 miles
Major cracks around passenger side airbag on 2004 Acura TL. Apparently thousands of other TL owners are experiencing this defect. The cracks appear to affect the airbag functionality. Quotes in terms of replacement are around $1800. However, this is happening not due to owner error or fault, but rather to all Acura, garage stored and otherwise.

- Playa Del Rey, CA, USA

problem #23

Jun 032016


  • 175,000 miles
Cracks have suddenly appeared on the dash of the vehicle.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #22

Jun 082016


  • 195,000 miles
Dashboard around the passenger side airbag has cracked. Concern around potential impact or deployment of air bag. Cracked occurred when vehicle was parked.

- Springboro, OH, USA

problem #21

May 052015


  • 69,620 miles
My dashboard has two large cracks running the width of the dashboard, along where the airbags are supposed to deploy. No accident caused this defect.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #20

Apr 262016


  • miles
Multiple cracks on the dashboard that are close to the passenger airbag on the front right hand side. Cracks also happen throughout the dashboard by the instrument cluster and the middle close to the windshield. Very bad material Acura used to make these with. Should be a recall due to the safety issue with the airbag also.

- Downey, CA, USA

problem #19

Feb 012015


  • miles
2004 Acura TL has a dashboard that has splintered. It started by the passenger airbag, now the complete dashboard is cracked.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #18

Jun 162014


  • 130,000 miles
Airbag indicator light on instrument panel illuminates periodically. Dashboard has developed two significant cracks directly over the front passenger airbag. I am concerned that the combination of the airbag indicator light and dashboard cracks indicate a safety issue. If the airbag were to deploy, it may not do so appropriately. The cracks could cause it to deploy in wrong direction, rendering it ineffective or dangerous. Also, pieces of dashboard could break off in event of airbag deployment and result in projectiles that could injure occupants.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #17

Mar 232015


  • 117,000 miles
There was no accident. The dashboard on my 2004 TL began to crack. I've had the car since 2008 without any problems until now. The dash is cracked in two places, one from the front all the way to the edge of the cover of the instrument panel. The other crack comes from the front up to the middle speaker. No further spread so far but am concerned that cracking will continue and spread after seeing so many complaints. The local dealership said that replacement would be expensive, around $2000. They suggested that I call Acura customer service and see if they would do anything. That is my next step.

- Winston Salem , NC, USA

problem #16

Jul 312015


  • 157,000 miles
The steering shaft assembly and control arms that connect to the tie rods, sway bars and links to cv axle and I beleive rack and pinion suspension came apart from the tires and caused me to lose control of my vehicle with my child as a passenger which resulted in an accident. We are both very lucky to be alive as we were in route to travel the interstate before this crash occured.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

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