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Acura Rsx 2002
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Apr 18, 2003
Location:
Missouri City, TX

acura rsx: radiator and condenser have absolutely no protection (grill) in this model. the rsx is very susceptible to road debris damaging the condenser and radiator rendering the car inoperative, due to overheating and rapid loss of radiator fluid. this is especially true at highway speeds. acura considers this an "act of god" and does not cover this damage. my sense is that this is very faulty manufacturing. the service managers related to me that there has been a "number" of repairs in recent past, and not just with this model. the nhtsa is requested to fully explore this problem with acura. *nlm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 17100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JH4DC54892C. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 01, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Acura RSX 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Acura RSX 2002 Structure Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 70 mph. Dealer's name: John Eagle Acura . Dealer's telephone number: 2815890600 . Dealer's city: Houston . Dealer's state code: TX. Dealer's zipcode: 77079 .

Acura Tl 2003
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Feb 16, 2003
Location:
Hillsborough, NJ

high beams reflect light to vertical objects at the side of the road, such as trees, structure, etc, causing distracting flashes of light, and momentary diversion of driver's attention. low beams do now seem to go out far enough to give a good view of the darkened road without using high beams. the headlights on 2001 and earlier models were excellent and did/do not present the same problems. i do not know of headlights used on 2002 models were the same as mine. dealer states problems not correctable in that lights operate as designed by manufacturer. *ak there was a rattle in the front seat belt housing, the center console was hard to open, and the sill plate was loose. *scc *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA56693A. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Acura TL 2003 Structure Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Bill Vince's Bridgewater Acura . Dealer's telephone number: 908-704-0300 . Dealer's city: Bridgewater . Dealer's state code: NJ. Dealer's zipcode: 08807 .

Acura Legend 1991
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
June 15, 2001
Location:
Alliance, OH

i had major problems with the cooling system overheating. i had to replace every part of the system, radiator, thermostat, water pump, timing belt, radiator cap in order to maintain correct temp. at 118000 miles my speed gauge jumps and sometimes record speeds as high as 90+ mph when i am approaching a stop. the speed sensor replacement is approximatley $200.

Mileage was 96000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JH4KA7677MC. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Acura LEGEND 1991 Structure Transmission Type: AUTO.

Acura Legend 1990
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Aug 15, 2001
Location:
Madison, WI

i have had the front lower ball joints replaced in 2001, 2002 and 2003 with less than 10,000 miles and around a year of wear. the first time they were replaced, the dealer did them and put in defective parts. and refused to replace them even after admitting their defectiveness-- of course the service rep denies having admitted this.

Mileage was 151000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JH4KA4677LC. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Acura LEGEND 1990 Structure Transmission Type: AUTO.

Acura Tl 1999
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
July 08, 2000
Location:
Bellefontaine, OH

paint and clear-coat is coming off of all panels. paint feels like "sandpaper". car was repainted at the factory before being sold.*ak

Mileage was 25000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA564XXA. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 30, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Acura TL 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Acura TL 1999 Structure Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Acura Carland . Dealer's city: Duluth . Dealer's state code: GA.

Acura Cl 1999
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
May 01, 2004
Location:
Washington, DC

boiling water leaked inside the vehicle on both the driver and passenger sides. *nm cc to nhtsa the vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired. two months later boiling water entered the vehicle again. the dealer blew air pressure through the pipes again to alleviate the problem. *nm *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UYA2255XL. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel type: gas. Dealer's name: Pohanka Acura .

Acura Rl 1998
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Nov 01, 2004
Location:
Stoneville, NC

approximately 60 days after the vehicle was purchased it was discovered that the vehicle had no rear seat belts. *nm the consumer stated that the engine started on its own with no key or person required. when it rained, water leaked into the vehicle. sensors, warning lights on the dash board and wipers have not functioned properly since the purchase of the vehicle they work randomly or not at all. *tc *jb

Mileage was 99446 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JH4KA9659WC. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 27, 2001. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel type: gas. Dealer's name: Crown Acura . Dealer's city: Greensboro . Dealer's state code: NC.

Acura Cl 2003
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Aug 01, 2005
Location:
Haddon Township, NJ

2003 acura cl has a glare on the windshield which blocks the consumer's view of the street.***no answer required***. *mr the consumer tried wear sunglasses but that did not eliminate the glare or rectify the problem. *nm

Vehicle was purchased on June 08, 2004. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Acura Tl 2003
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Aug 18, 2005
Location:
San Jose, CA

my car makes a loud clunk when i am backing out of a parking place or driveway and turn the wheel and apply the brakes. i brought the car into the acura dealer and was told that they were aware of the problem and that it is characteristic of this model and also the mdx that was made that year. i was told there was nothing wrong with my car, however, how do i resell the car with such a noise present? i feel there should be a recall and the problem fixed. *jb

Mileage was 15151 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA56623A. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 20, 2003. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Acura TL 2003 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Acura TL 2003 Structure Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Autowest Acura .

Acura Mdx 2004
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
May 23, 2003
Location:
Crescent Springs, KY

continues to have a mold problem and makes me very sick. has been to the dealer several times. more than 3 times. *nm

Mileage was 700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HNYD18284H. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 12, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Acura MDX 2004 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Acura MDX 2004 Structure Transmission Type: AUTO.

Acura Tl 2004
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 2005
Location:
Concord, MA

this is a near miss problem. we own an acura tl 2004. it has terrible blind spots. i think that the problem arises because the bars with the air bags in them are so wide that they can hide an entire car. we have had to add develop extra mechanisms to anticipate possible vehicles, and i feel much less safe driving this car than any other car i have ever driven. also, the hvac system is so complex that it is virtually impossible to manage it while driving. i hope you will start to look to see if you see a higher incidence of problems with the acura's or other vehicles with broad air bag holders and complicated heating and ac systems. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Acura Tl 2002
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Oct 03, 2006
Location:
Ridgewood, NJ

dt*: the contact stated while driving various speeds on the highway, the automatic transmission seized and the engine stalled without warning. a nhtsa recall, #04v176000 was performed on the vehicle concerning, the automatic transmission however, the recall did not remedy the problem. the dealership determined the transmission needed to be replaced again and the engine needed new engine mounts. the manufacturer was notified. updated 10/18/2006 - *nm

Mileage was 85578 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA56892A. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 2002. 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 Structure Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Acura Of Ramsey . Dealer's telephone number: 201-934-8330 . Dealer's city: Ramsey . Dealer's state code: NJ. Dealer's zipcode: 07446 .

Acura Tl 2000
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Aug 07, 2005
Location:
Manteca, CA

i had the transmission replaced in my 2000 acura tl under the nhtsa required extended warranty. i had 63,000 miles on the car at the time. when the dealer replaced the transmission they advised me that the front motor mount was broken and asked if i wanted it fixed. i told them to replace the motor mount, at a cost of $163.43. i have owned over 17 vehicles in my lifetime and never had a broken motor mount. my wife and i are retired and do not in any way drive the car any any sort of rough manner. the car has never been any any accidents either. i question why a vehicle with only 63,000 miles on it should come up with a broken engine mount. is this another acura defect? *nm

Mileage was 63000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA5674YA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Acura TL 2000 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Acura TL 2000 Structure Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Acura Of Modesto . Dealer's telephone number: 209-527-7000 . Dealer's city: Modesto . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 95356 .

Acura Tl 2006
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
June 11, 2007
Location:
Warner Robins, GA

tl*the contact owns a 2006 acura tl. while the vehicle was idling, another vehicle crashed into its front end. the air bags failed to deploy. the support bar detached from the frame of the vehicle. the road conditions were normal. the vehicle was towed to a repair shop. the manufacturer stated that her vin was not included in nhtsa recall # 05v510000 (air bags:frontal). a police report was filed. the purchase date and vin were unknown. the current and failure mileages were 15,000. the consumer stated acura in california will not provide investigation report to contact. updated 08/07/07 *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 15000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA66216A. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 19, 2006. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Acura TL 2006 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Acura TL 2006 Structure Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Baranco Acura . Dealer's city: Jonesboro . Dealer's state code: GA.

Acura Tl 2002
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Mar 22, 2003
Location:
Chicago, IL

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. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA56802A. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 05, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Acura TL 2002 Drive type:U. Fuel type: gas. Acura TL 2002 Structure Transmission Type: AUTO.

Acura Tl 2008
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 1901
Location:
New York, NY

2008 acura tl with exterior damage over the door. consumer states the exterior frame over the doors was unusually susceptible to damage. that section of the exterior showed dents or impressions. he states his previous acura tl showed this same problem. *kb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA66218A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Acura Tl 2004
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Aug 09, 2008
Location:
Manassas, VA

tl*the contact owns a 2004 acura tl. the vehicle has goodyear eagle tires. the contact stated that there was a tsb number 05-076 that was issued by acura. the tsb pertains to tire wear when the vehicle is loaded. the contact purchased brand new tires in december of 2007. he took a road trip with 5,000 miles on the tires. the trip was 5,600 miles. while driving 75 mph, he noticed that the tires were bald a couple of days ago. he called the acura dealer and informed them of the failure. the dealer stated that they would repair the tires with the towing issue and the tsb, but would not replace the tires. the tires are both on the rear of the vehicle. the tire size was unknown. the failure mileage was 29,000. updated 09/10/08 *bf the consumer didn't believe the problem was with the tires. he believed it had to do with the poor design of the vehicle. the consumer stated there was extra weight in the rear of the vehicle, in his case was about 300lbs comprised of suitcases and his daughter in the back seat (the suitcases were in the trunk). when he arrived home, he noticed the tread on the tires had worn down to nothing. updated 09/10/08

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 29000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA66284A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Acura TL 2004 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 75 mph. Dealer's name: Pohanka Acura . Dealer's telephone number: 703-502-3711 . Dealer's city: Chantilly . Dealer's state code: VA. Dealer's zipcode: 20151 .

Acura Mdx 2001
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 2008
Location:
Carrollton, TX

01 mdx motor mounts failure, these motor mounts have been replaced twice on the car already and it currently has 105,000 miles and needs motor mounts replacing again. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 5 mph.

Acura Mdx 2001
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Nov 10, 2008
Location:
Austin, TX

motor mounts failed at 50k miles and need replacement. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HNYD18213H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Acura Rl 2009
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
May 03, 2009
Location:
Fayetteville, AR

tl*the contact owns a 2009 acura rl. the contact noticed that the wheel wells on his vehicle collected water anytime it rained or if moisture was present on the road surface. he stated that it seemed as if there were pockets on the wheels. the contact slipped while walking in his garage on more than one occasion due to the puddles formed by precipitation. he took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that the vehicle was manufactured in this manner. the manufacturer has not been notified. the current mileage was approximately 2,800 and failure mileage was approximately 300. updated 06/24/09. *lj updated 06/26/09.*jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JH4KB266X9C. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas.


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