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Acura Tl 2002
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Apr 20, 2003
Location:
Troy, MI

cracked driver's side fog lense on 2002 tl (light still works). dealer will only replace entire unit instead of lense at a cost of over $220 - ridiculous! other problems that have been fixed under warranty - cup holder lid would not operate correctly, bad shudder when applying brakes, loose sunroof. *la

Mileage was 20000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Acura TL 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Acura TL 2002 Equipment Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Acura Of Troy . Dealer's city: Troy . Dealer's state code: MI.

Acura Tl 2004
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Apr 15, 2004
Location:
Lutz, FL

car brought in at 1500 miles only 2.5 weeks after delivery... hard to start and idle rough, dealer action replacving all fuel injectors, also, voice recognition failed three times after phone was sinked with car, the touch screen display would fail to close the phone screen and all other voice commands would not be allowed. dealer action, order new phone module, told there have been several concerns with the hands free link system on the 04 tl's.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 1400 miles. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 30, 2004. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Acura TL 2004 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Acura TL 2004 Equipment Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Ferman Acura .

Acura Mdx 2003
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Sept 04, 2004
Location:
Baldwin, NY

climate control not working; ac not working at all after 2 repair over a period of time of 1 month.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 14000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 27, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Acura MDX 2003 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Acura MDX 2003 Equipment Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Hillside Acura . Dealer's city: Bayshore . Dealer's state code: NY.

Acura Cl 2002
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Mar 18, 2005
Location:
Davie, FL

since the second day of having my car, my car has been continuously plagued with problems. i have taken my car in for repair over 10 times for various and sometimes repeating problems. this all has occurred within a three year period. i have never had a vehicle that has had so many problems. some of the problems have been so severe that i no longer feel safe driving my car. one of these problems was my transmission spontaneously downshifting from 5th gear to 2nd gear at highway speeds. this caused a tremendous decrease of speed. had someone been in back of me, i would have been seriously injured. the transmission was replaced, but it continues to act spontaneously. after making complaints directly to acura of america, i feel snubbed by them in that they have not sought to assist me other than warranty repairs.

Mileage was 41000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UYA42652A. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 09, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Acura CL 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Acura CL 2002 Equipment Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 70 mph. Dealer's name: Rick Case Acura . Dealer's telephone number: 18008811118 . Dealer's city: Ft. Lauderdale . Dealer's state code: FL. Dealer's zipcode: 33317 .

Acura Mdx 2005
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Apr 21, 2006
Location:
Asbury, NJ

dt*: the contact stated while driving 20mph the airbag light illuminated without warning and the engine stalled. the engine would not restart and the battery was discharged. afterwards, the airbag and tire mounting light illuminated. the vehicle was seen by the dealer and the battery was replaced. the dealer determined the navigation unit was draining the battery. the engine stalling persisted and the vehicle lost all power. the engine was restarted but continued to stall. the vehicle was towed to the dealer who determined there was a short within the airbag srs module wiring. although the airbag problem was corrected, the stalling continued. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for further inspection, but the dealer was unable to duplicate the stalling problem.

Mileage was 20085 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HNYD18935H. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 2005. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Acura MDX 2005 Drive type:U. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Acura MDX 2005 Equipment Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph. Dealer's name: Bloomington Acura . Dealer's telephone number: UNKNOWN . Dealer's city: Bloomington . Dealer's state code: MN.

Acura Cl 1999
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Nov 21, 2005
Location:
Bensaelm, PA

severe jerking from transmission, transmission slipping causing vehicle not to move until reaching an excess of 5 rpms, using third gear to get vehicle to move at 4 rpm's, transmission failure while on inclines causing vehicle to roll backwards while in drive the transmission has been rebulit twice, and is described in a class action suit aganist honda for transmissions, but not listed in the class action suit. all vehicles around this model were recalled and listed on the suit for transmission problems

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 89000 miles. Vehicle was purchased on July 29, 2005. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Acura CL 1999 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Acura CL 1999 Equipment Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Davis Acura . Dealer's city: Langhorne . Dealer's state code: PA. Dealer's zipcode: 19047 .

Acura 08l14-e09-200 9999
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
June 06, 2008
Location:
Portland, OR

i am very worried that the "new technology" headlights are damaging my eyes and the eyes of all drivers. the halogen lamps were never intended to be shined into the eye. lamps purchased for illumination at home have the specific instruction to avoid looking at the bulb. why then is it ok to blind me with them on the highway? the burning sensation is a quick and easy way to tell that they are not safe. everyone with whom i have discussed this says that they have the same problem (well over 30 individuals at work). so it would seem that the safety people are there to sit on the sidelines and wait for everyone to go blind before they do anything. i thought that the reason for bright and dim headlights was for cars to safely pass each other without creating an unsafe situation. now, however, i feel more worried about hitting someone else because i have been blinded by a yuppie with his halogen lighted suv. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was not part original equipment.

Acura Cl 1999
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Aug 25, 2008
Location:
Vancouver, WA

my car started down shifting at inappropriate times and again not accelerating when pressing gas pedal. the transmission is clunking when it downshifts and is not engaging when accelerating. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 165000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph.

Acura Tl 2006
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Nov 27, 2008
Location:
Clarksburg, MD

xm radio malfunction/radio malfunction/handsfree link malfunction/navigation system malfunction. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 42000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA66266A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Acura 08l14-e09-200 9999
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
May 03, 2009
Location:
Buena Park, CA

honda had supposedly under a hidden warranty swapped out the automatic transmission in my car. after driving the car about the same amount of time before the transmission failed the first time,identical problem has recurred. i was driving on the freeway when all of a sudden d4 on the dash starts blinking and i could only drive to 3rd gear. when i turn the car off and restart its ok until i drive for a few minutes. randomly the car will rev but the car won't go forward until it jerks violently and catches gear. numerous occasions i was almost rear ended. i took it to the dealer but they are telling me they will not uphold the safety recall for this issue because my mileage was over. technically after the first repair in the same amount mileage the transmission failed but they told me from the purchase of the car i am over the mileage. *tr

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was not part original equipment.

Acura 08l14-e09-200 9999
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
June 29, 2009
Location:
Cambridge, MA

on 6/29/09, i was parked in a stripmall . when i started the car, i shifted to d4,and,before i put my foot on the gas pedal, the car accelerated to 3000 to 4000 rpm and moved forward. i braked the car and put it in neutral. the acceleration continued until i put it back into d4. that stopped the acceleration. this had happened about a year ago, but i was stopping the car when it accelerated to 3000 rpm and lurched forward. again i put in neutral, then d4 which stopped the acceleration. i took the car both times to the dealership. they could not determine the cause even after extensive testing. i called corporate acura this time, but, they maintain they have never had this problem with their legend model. it has happened intermittently, but not to the degree as above. it is difficult to duplicate the event as it is a random occurrence. the dealership feels that, due to the close configuration of the brake and gas pedals, maybe i accidentally touched both without realizing it. i am writing to you to see if an incident of this type has ever been reported to you and if any remedies are possible. *tr updated 11/16/09

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was part original equipment.

Acura Rdx 2007
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
July 10, 2009
Location:
Birmingham, AL

i have a 2007 acura rdx; noticed the recall on lexus/toyota; my vehicle has rubber mats over the carpet mats and recently accelerated; the pedal got caught in the mat and i had to place the car in neutral to avoid a collision until i could get pedal to release. *tr

Mileage was 42000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Acura 08l14-e09-200 9999
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Mar 01, 2000
Location:
Austin, TX

i had a total of 6 transmissions replaced in my acura tl 2000 3.2 liter. why is toyota getting so much press and trouble and honda didn't. honda wouldn't address the issue and my resale value was horrible. i encountered the problem after buying the car at 14,000 miles. i am considering sending this to abc news. they wanted the story a couple of years ago when i e-mailed them. i think i will follow up now. why do toyota owners get help but acura owners do not. the recommendations by your agency didn't protect acura owners from potential deadly consequences nor financial losses. i spent thousands of dollars on this problem. your remedy was insulting and the lawsuit was a joke. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was not part original equipment.

Acura 08l14-e09-200 9999
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Mar 30, 2010
Location:
Bartlesville, OK

while driving down the highway at legal speed limit of 70 mph, the sun roof detached from my 1996 acura integra and landed somewhere behind the car on the highway. i was in traffic and could not stop immediately to see what happened to the sun roof. the sun roof was original equipment and held in place by an adhesive only. to my knowledge, no car or person was hit by the detached sun roof, but it could have caused a serious accident.

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was part original equipment.

Acura Mdx 2005
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Aug 15, 2009
Location:
Moon Twp, PA

acura mdx vent clips always break and it's common problem with all the mdx models irrespective of the year. i have a 2005 mdx and the air vent clip at 52k. its not covered under extended warranty or certified warranty. i have to replace the entire center panel which costs around $250.00. i see lot of acura owners complaining about this on webistes. http://204.16.221.2/direct/view/.f143463/0 (edmunds) please do google you will find lot of users posting problems with acura mdx air vent clips. this is a most common complaint across the board for acura mdx acura is trying to rip customers by selling a bad product. *tr

Mileage was 52000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HNYD18735H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Acura 08l14-e09-200 9999
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
May 08, 2010
Location:
Augusta, GA

was traveling on i-20 with family and transmission in 2003 acura type s just blew out with no warning traveling seventy miles an hour. coasted to side of interstate and had to get out and push car further out of harms way. hot transmission fluid created smoke from engine compartment and left us stranded sixty miles from home. new transmission was installed in this vehicle in 2007 at dealership with 50,000 miles on it and now it goes out again with about 50,000 miles on it. dealer would only give ten percent towards goodwill fix paid thirty two hundred out of pocket. this year and model was involved in a lawsuit in california but the vin number on my car as well as numerous others was not included but should well have been. acura service manager told me this is a weak product but that was putting it mildly after getting on the internet and reading all the consumer complaints on this exact model and year across the country. these transmissions are still defective and should be replace by honda for free. consumers are trading and getting rid of the cars because they feel they are a safety threat to their family. my daughter was driving us to a graduation when this happened and it scared her to death happening at that speed on the interstate. this product is well documented as being a piece of crap but consumers like me have no recourse but suffer the loss and hope for the best out of the next transmission. when people have to put three and four transmissions in a car with a hundred thousand miles on it somebody needs to step in and protect the consumers. i would like to know what difference was made during the vin number on my car and same models before it that were covered under the lawsuit. evidently the same transmission problems still existed in all these models. just read all the threads on www.carsurvey.org/reviews/acura/tl/r71264/comments. *tr

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was part original equipment.

Acura Tsx 2009
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
June 05, 2010
Location:
Chesapeake, VA

this is in reference to a 2009 acura tsx w/technology package. i understand that the radio system wouldn't normally be considered as part of a safety issue, but the loudness and severity of noise during the event could startle someone to erratic steering momentarily. i was driving down the interstate last saturday, 05 june 2010, when a call came in to my phone (hands-free link) the radion began to mute and then the radio began screeching at very high volume. i could not turn it off by pressing the on/off button on the radio and i could not decrease the volume. i had to pull over immediately and turn the motor off. once off, i restarted the car and tried to initiate a hands-free call and the same thing happened again. and again, i had to turn the car off to stop the noise. i can't imagine what sort of damage this might have done to the speakers or radio/amplifier. i called the dealer today and the service advisor said he had heard nothing about such a problem, but would check into data bases and get back with me. has anyone else experienced a problem like this? *tr

Mileage was 16000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Acura Tsx 2004
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
June 07, 2006
Location:
Eden, NC

i have researched my problem to find that this is common with the acura. apparently there was a defect in the audio system that causes the lights on the temperature control panel located in the center dash to go out. the warranty was extended but unfortunately the public was unaware and then when the problem actually occurs it is "too late" to have it covered free of charge and way to expensive for most to afford. no lights work and this is extremely dangerous while trying to adjust temperature or radio while driving. the only thing that lights up is the window on the radio, no buttons. you hear the horror stories of texting while driving well this acura malfunction is just as dangerous. i love my car and with acura's reputation you would think that they would fix the problem. there is a huge number of these cars with this problem out there, the public just is not aware of your website to address safety issues. an investigation to acura owners would be a wise decision. upon researching this issue on the internet the problem that seems to follow the dash lights not working is the cd player quits. that has now happened with my vehicle and the discs are stuck in the player. this is supposed to be a high end car and it is not fair to the consumer that acura doesn't fix this issue under a safety recall. afterall, what is more costly a new audio system that supposedly will fix all problems or my death because of a safety issue that acura failed to fix when the knew that far more than a few cars had exact same issue. i have saved all my research and attempts to have the safety issue fixed. operating this vehicle at night is a huge danger when you can't safely operate the components that came on your car because of this issue. i hope that you may be able to solve many acura owners worst worry...loss of life while trying to adjust the temperature so you family is comfortable while traveling. *tr

Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JH4CL95834C. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Acura Mdx 2008
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
July 29, 2010
Location:
Seattle, WA

tl*the contact owns a 2008 acura mdx. while the contact was driving approximately 15 to 65 mph, a loud banging noise was in the rear of the vehicle. when the contact inspected the vehicle the spare tire cable weld was hanging underneath the rear end of the vehicle. the contact tightened the weld cable to temporarily secure the tire. the contact was in the process of taking the vehicle to an authorized dealer to be repaired. the failure mileage was 22,000. updated 10/15/10 *bf updated 10/21/10

Mileage was 22000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HNYD28828H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 15 mph.

Acura 08l14-ta1-200 9999
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Sept 18, 2010
Location:
Hillsborough, NJ

transmission failed while driving up a hill. caused car to lose acceleration, nearly got rear ended while pulling off the road to safety. initial transmission failed at 23,000 miles. this is the 2nd transmission failing with only 116,000 miles on it. defective transmission. *tr

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. was not part original equipment.


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