Acura Visibility Rearview Mirrors/devices


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Acura Cl 2001
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Oct 29, 2001
Location:
Middletown, NY

impact with deer, on left side fender, door, and rear quarter panel, broken windshield, broken mirror, which caused $5000 worth of damge, but the left side air bags did not deploy. why?*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UYA42671A. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Acura CL 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.

Acura Tl 2000
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
May 14, 2005
Location:
Miami, FL

oil in rear view mirror exploded and splattered on both front seats of the car. luckily it happened overnight when i was not driving the car or it could have created a traffic accident. dealer was not surprised apparently happened in quite a few instances.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA5668YA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 03, 2000. 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 Visibility Rearview Mirrors/devices Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Esserman Accura . Dealer's city: Miami . Dealer's state code: FL.

Acura Tl 2000
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
July 03, 2006
Location:
Hilliard, OH

on a very hot day, i entered my car to discover a black oil substance that melted around my gear shift. looked in my rear-view mirror and it was very blurry, then looked underneath and saw where the substance came out of the mirror. it also splash on my leather seats. acura dealership said it was liquid crystal that is used to dim the mirror. he said it would not be covered due to the mileage and year. (maybe if it was 50k miles or less) which didn't make much sense to me. he said normally it will make a brown line at the bottom of the mirror (which mine has).. this lead me to believe this problem is not so uncommon.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA5668YA. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 07, 2005. 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 Visibility Rearview Mirrors/devices Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Acura Columbus . Dealer's telephone number: 614-761-1222 . Dealer's city: Dublin . Dealer's state code: OH. Dealer's zipcode: 43017 .

Acura Tl 1999
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Dec 20, 2007
Location:
Memphis, TN

rearview mirror contains chemicals that have leaked out of its housing. this has caused the mirror to become distorted and difficult to see out of. the chemicals are a potential hazardous substance. i had to replace the mirror. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 102521 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA5643XA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 07, 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 Visibility Rearview Mirrors/devices Transmission Type: AUTO.

Acura Tsx 2008
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Apr 26, 2008
Location:
Merrimack, NH

to whom it may concern i am an owner of a 1999 model acura tl ┐ i bought it brand new in november of 1998 and have been driving this car ever since ┐ almost 194,000 miles. on saturday, april 26, 2008 i test drove a brand new 2009 model acura tsx at sunnyside acura in nashua nh. it was around noon time and the weather was clear and sunny. sunnyside┐s acura sales consultant (kristine miller) introduced me to the car, its electronics (this was a model with optional navigation system) prior to driving off. the test drive itself was uneventful until i needed to make a sharp u-turn. the u-turn was required in order to pull back onto sunnyside┐s acura parking lot. i was the first car at the traffic light to make a u-turn and while making it i drove over very low road divider. nobody was injured however the car itself was damaged by piece of a metal post that was embedded into road divider. i could not understand at the time why i could not see the road divider from the driver seat. i have used the same u-turn many times previously. i do not make it a habit of driving over objects on the road ┐ my driving history is a statement to that. later after comparing another brand new 2009 tsx directly to my 1999 tl i realized that my view of the road divider adjacent to my car was completely obstructed by new, ┐safer┐, high beltline doors of 2009 model acura tsx. in light of that ┐discovery┐ i ask following questions: 1.why were there absolutely not a single piece of information about this new safety feature and its consequences to the field of view provided to me by the dealership before test drive? 2.why would no warning label about such a significant change be included inside the car? 3.why would not provisions be implemented on a driver side rear view mirror to see a blind spot next to the car itself? sincerely *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 500 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 5 mph. Dealer's name: Sunnyside Acura . Dealer's telephone number: 1-800-412-2872 . Dealer's city: Nashua . Dealer's state code: NH. Dealer's zipcode: 03063 .

Acura Cl 2001
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
June 06, 2008
Location:
Raleigh, NC

the rear view mirror of my 2001 acura cls started leaking the chemical that allows it to dim. i believe it was because the temperature here in nc has been around 100 degrees for a couple of days. i've read several online forums describing incidents where their mirrors exploded, causing the chemical to spew all over their cars. the chemical eats through leather and plastic, and it can cause adverse effects to one's health if inhaled. the forums have dated back to 2004, one post sited a lawsuit underway (in 2006). i was wondering why there was no recall of this mirror. *tr

Mileage was 84500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UYA42781A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Rl 1999
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
June 01, 2008
Location:
Petal, MS

the rear view mirror in my wife's 1999 acura rl has a liquid substance sloshing around inside. my wife was complaining of a headache that day when she came in, and, not knowing the contents of the mirror, i removed it for fear that it would leak. the dealership quotes $300+ to replace, which i feel is unreasonable for the type of part we're talking about. i located other consumers who had the same problem, except that they left their mirror in place and it either leaked or exploded. apparently the liquid inside the mirror is corrosive because in every case the interior of the car was ruined wherever the substance came in contact with it. i then contacted the manufacturer of the mirror but they have so far ignored my calls and emails. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 71000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JH4KA9656XC. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Tl 1999
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Aug 31, 2004
Location:
Pasadena, TX

the rearview mirror of 1999-2003 acura tl should be recall due to the fact that once it failed to work properly (which is my case at this time, 99 tl) it may explode at any time and could cause more problems leading from personal injury to deatly accident if while on driving. it's already happen to some acura's owner recently. acura seems to ignore this problem and so the manufacture of review mirror. its dripping fluid is already damaged part of my property, that's a warning sign to me, my concern is more about its explosion which is next. thanks for reading my complaint. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA5658XA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders.

Acura Tl 2000
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
June 26, 2008
Location:
Oviedo, FL

the rearview mirror in my 2000 acura tl exploded and a black liquid sprayed throughout the interior of my car. it corroded a large hole through my center console (which was replaced by acura/honda at no charge), damaged my leather seats and carpet (which acura/honda refused to replace, but did perform a thorough cleaning of both...the dealer invoice stated mercury leak), and also prompted the replacement of my rearview mirror (which was also replaced by acura/honda at no charge). just imagine...if chemicals are toxic enough to corrode a hole through your center console, what effect do those chemicals have on you when inhaled? *tr

Mileage was 160000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA5669YA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Tl 2000
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
July 29, 2008
Location:
Lees Summit, MO

i have the defective interior rear view mirror as reported by many others. a large clear bubble appeared at the top of the mirror glass and the rest of the mirror is tinted and the vision distorted. after reading many complaints of other owners experiencing this problem i contacted acura. they informed me that this problem was the fault of the oem equipment manufacturer, magna donnelly. i contacted them and they informed me that they are no longer replacing these defective mirrors. i also learned from research that the fluid that leaks from these mirrors can cause serious health problems. i believe a recall should be in effect to replace these dangerous mirrors. *tr

Mileage was 137812 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA566XYA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Acura Tl 1999
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Oct 16, 2008
Location:
Tampa, FL

1999 acura tl 50,000 miles. rearview mirror exploded liquid. noticed 5 days ago that the mirror was dark. 4 days ago noticed a clear "bubble" in the dark liquid. i thought it was just condensation or moisture and it would go away. yesterday it exploded leaving black spattering on leather seats and center console, as well as on personal items. i got some in my mouth accidentally, and it left numbness and bad taste. researched online and apparently contains toxic chemicals? have coincidentally had headache/stomach pain all week but am reluctant to say "yes, definitely from this". scared of inhaling vapor. left pitted damage marks on plastic, destroyed sunglasses, will not come off leather. i am contacting acura dealer today, however online chat rooms seem to say acura and magna donnelly (mirror mfgr) not replacing? i want the msds on the mirror fluid!!! *tr

1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Tl 2006
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
July 06, 2007
Location:
Fairfax, VA

tl*the contact owns a 2006 acura tl. while driving between 30-55 mph on normal road conditions, the rearview mirror became loose and exhibited a rattling noise and vibration. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection and was repaired. the driver stated that there was a technical service bulletin for the rearview mirror. on two separate occasions, the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for identical failures with no resolutions. the technician recommended that the rearview mirror be replaced at the cost of $230. the vehicle has not been repaired. the vin was unknown. the failure mileage was between 30,000-40,000 and current mileage was 73,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Acura Tl 2000
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Aug 24, 2009
Location:
Eatontown, NJ

2000 acura 3.2 tl rear view mirror defect. the 2000 acura 3.2 tl comes equipped with a auto-dimming rearview mirror manufactured by the magna donnelly corporation. this mirror began leaking a dark fluid recently which has been known to be toxic. from my research this appears to be a widespread problem in which mirrors eventually explode and can spray this toxic fluid into the eyes and mouth. *tr

Mileage was 135000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA5673YA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Tl 2002
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Aug 28, 2009
Location:
Roanoke, VA

a chemical leaked from rearview mirror and damaged the gear shift console.*tr

Mileage was 82000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA56762A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Mdx 2001
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
July 06, 2010
Location:
Farmington Hills, MI

rear view mirror leaking fluid and obstructing view. the leaking fluid had a strong odor and had been reported to cause sore throat and watery eyes in some cases. we went to the dealer and were told that we have to replace the mirror and have to pay for it $157.00. we also called the manufacturer of the mirror and they did not want to take any responsibility for the replacement. we are the original owners of the vehicle and the car was not in any accident to cause that kind of defect. the mirror was intact without any cracks or dents when it started leaking this fluid. *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HNYD18291H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Acura Tl 2000
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
June 28, 2011
Location:
Solon, OH

my car was parked in the sun at which time the automatic rear view mirror proceeded to leak caustic fluid from the photo cell unto the middle of my car's interior console especially all over the gear shifter area. this fluid was corrosive to the point that it melted a hole in the bottom of my rearview mirror and damaged the plastic pieces in the center of the console including the gear indicator and its trim ring. the rearview mirror is now cloudy and somewhat damaged. some of the fluid got on the back of my hand when i put my car in gear and caused a slight burning sensation until i washed it off. i'm not sure if there's more fluid yet to leak from the damaged mirror the next time the interior of the car gets hot. *tr

Mileage was 62121 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA5663YA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Tl 2004
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Dec 03, 2011
Location:
Dallas, TX

there is a defect in the magna donnelly rear view mirrors in most acura cars. i had a 2001 cl and the rear view mirror exploded and melted the console. thank god i was not in the car at the time. now i have just bought a 2004 acura tl and the mirror had already exploded and made melt marks on the console. these mirrors are defective and dangerous. how come acura can still put them in their cars? how come magna donnelly is still making them and noone has sued them? we need a class action suit for this asap! *tr

Mileage was 87 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA65514A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Acura Tl 1999
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Sept 30, 2011
Location:
Arlington, MA

the fluid leaked out of the rearview mirror, apparently from a failed seal on the bottom of the mirror. the image in the mirror is now fuzzy and somewhat distorted. the mirror no longer has the night dimming function and instead headlights coming from behind are reflected brightly into the driver's eyes. i will need to have the mirror replaced. *js

Mileage was 105000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA564XXA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Acura TL 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas.

Acura Tl 2000
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
July 15, 2005
Location:
San Antonio, TX

rear view mirror image distorted, blurred, and not reflective of the actual distance/separation from following vehicles. also occurred on my 1999 acura 3.2tl. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA5660YA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Tl 2000
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Aug 18, 2013
Location:
Tustin, CA

yesterday, 8/18/13, our auto darkening rear view mirror leaked a black liquid that melted the plastic console under it. the liquid could not have been on the console for more than 45 minutes as the rear view mirror went from being clear when we arrived to a shopping center, to a distorted view when we were leaving. searching google, Ô??2000 acura tl rear view mirror leak,Ô?? i found many instances of this happening to others. i also found that the substance is toxic (perhaps as many as 6 compounds including mercury). in some cases these mirrors have exploded throwing black toxic goo on passengers and the interior. some have reported getting ill from exposure. needless to say, i removed the mirror. what i canÔ??t understand is that these mirrors have not been recalled, not just because the liquid ruins the interior of the car, but itÔ??s dangerous as a health hazard well. i believe this type mirror was used for many years before and after my car was manufactured. yes, this is a 13 year old car. we purchased it new and it remains in near perfect condition with under 30,000 miles on it. it now has partially dissolved console. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 29500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA5662YA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.


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