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Acura Vigor 1994
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Feb 09, 2001
Location:
San Francisco, CA

wheel material is "delaminating" on all wheels causing tire seal to fail.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JH4CC2661RC. Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Acura VIGOR 1994 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Acura Cl 2003
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Location:
Plainview, NY

while driving, vehicle suffered a sidewall cut and sudden deflation of the right front tire. *la the consumer stated this was the third time the vehicle suffered sidewall damage, which required the replacement of the tires and wheels. the consumer believed the combination of the low profile tires and the design of the 17 inch wheels on a low speed roll of the wheel into a pothole can cause the tire to be pinched and cut or damaged by the rim of the wheel. the tire dealer and the acura dealer stated the tire failures were due to road hazards, however the consumer disagreed since the failure happened three times. *jb

Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 2003. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph.

Acura Mdx 2001
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Apr 16, 2004
Location:
Houston, TX

front wheels locked while driving at 60 mph. when this occurred vehicle skidded to a complete stop. front tires burnt rubber. vehicle was towed to a dealership. *ak

Mileage was 100000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Acura Legend 1992
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Apr 01, 2006
Location:
Akron, OH

1992 acura legend left front wheel and wheel assembly broke. *ts *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JH4KA7675NC. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Acura Tl 2003
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Sept 23, 2006
Location:
Lutz, FL

the carelessness of the workers completing construction on interstate 275. i have had to replace two high performance tires; due to a screw which caused my tire to blow with the first tire on the interstate at 4:45 am, had to spend $266.46 to replace tire. then a week and a half later while driving on the same interstate going to work had to replace another tire due to a nail, another $200.00. i think it is the responsibility of dot to make sure all screws and nails are cleared off the interstate since people are having to travel in order to get to work each day. to have to pay over $400, in a week and half; money that i don't have it is taking a toll on me financially. i think dot needs to step up and take responsibility for all the loose nails and screws being left on the interstate. *jb

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Dealer's name: Ferman Acura .

Acura Tsx 2008
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
May 01, 2008
Location:
Carmel, NY

brand new acura tl 2008 model. the rear left tire went flat without cause. i called the manufacturer they told me to go to mavis and have them look at it. i am on a donut and they expect me to go drive around. rather then shipping a new tire to my dealer so he can put it on they told me to go have it looked at it. this means i have to risk my life driving to a dealer who is going to try to charge me more money. i have 1,300 miles on my brand new car. *tr

Mileage was 1350 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA662X8A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Integra 1990
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Mar 26, 2009
Location:
Laytonsville, MD

at 8:15pm thursday, march 26, 2009 i was traveling south bound on route 124 also known as woodfield rd. when i hit a hole in the ground that was at least a foot deep. it has bent my wheel, damaged my tire, and broken my tie rod. i would like to know who will be paying for this. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 149000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JH4DA9353LS. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 47 mph.

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.

Acura Rl 2006
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Oct 30, 2008
Location:
Smyrna, GA

michelin recently discontinued the manufacturing of the pax system worldwide and will no longer offer it. there is also special training, certifications and equipment required to install or repair pax tires. the absence of adequate repair facilities and pax system stock has resulted in consumers having to travel long distances and/or being required to wait days to obtain repair to damaged tires, replacement tires and/or the pax systems themselves. the problems that consumers are experiencing with the pax system likely will worsen now that michelin has abandoned the pax system. what is the american honda motor company?s recommended alternative for pax system equipped vehicle owners that need new tires? *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JH4KB16506C. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Acura Tsx 2004
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Aug 10, 2008
Location:
Princeton, NJ

rear camber problem. even less than 40,000 miles, toe angle is out of specification. it causes uneven wear of rear tires, and shortens tire life-cycle. however, cambers is not adjustable, it requires replacement and alignment. this problem is a well known issues for tsx owners, and dealers know the issue (service bulletin #06-007), but acura denies warranty service. *tr

Mileage was 38000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JH4CL96864C. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Acura Rsx 2005
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Apr 20, 2009
Location:
Andover, NJ

all the aluminum wheels on my 2005 acura rsx-s are showing signs of early corrosion due to bubbling & erosion of the painted surface. one is particularly bad and is losing pressure at a rate of ~3lbs/sqin per week. this was first discovered on normal monthly pressure check when the tire pressure was 12lbs/sqin below specification. on inspection no puncture of the tire was found and the leak was traced to corrosion at the rim and valve seat. on complaining to the acura dealer under warranty, i was told that wheel damage is not covered but this is not "damage" - it's corrosion due to poor materials and especially paint finish. the wheels are all completely free of accidental dents or nicks and the leak is entirely due to corrosion and i now fear that it will show up in all the other wheels. this is a serious safety hazard and i now have to check all tire pressures weekly and re-inflate the currently affected single wheel. my only remedy here is to have all four wheels refinished at considerable expense. *tr

Mileage was 32000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JH4DC530X5S. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Mdx 2005
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
July 03, 2010
Location:
Darien, CT

while driving on a highway our acura mdx car's front right rim had an unexpected rupture as a result the car stopped in the middle of the road. on first reaction, we thought we had a flat tire but later we found out the tire was ok but the tire rim was weak and had a hole leading to release of air pressure giving a feeling of a flat tire. we took our car to nearest dealer at 70 miles from the scene and paid to change the rim. the dealer mentioned they had never seen anything like this before. it was very scary for us to be in that situation , we could have been in a serious accident if there was a moving vehicle behind us. we strongly believe acura has defective rim which are big safely issue. we are looking for a complete check of our car for any other safety issues and reimbursement of our time effort, and cost of replacement of new rim and bought tire. *tr

Mileage was 79249 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HNYD18935H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Acura Tl 2005
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Nov 08, 2010
Location:
Upland, CA

i have a major safety concern with my 2005 acura tl. in april, 2010, the acura dealer replaced broken compliance bushings during a routine service (82,000 miles). after the service, i immediately noticed my car felt unsafe to drive and had a very rough ride. after numerous dealer visits, they replaced the rear strut assembly. none of this improved the handling or ride. at this time, the dealer stated i had the wrong tires and needed to replace them with original equipment michelin pilot mxm4 tires. i had nearly new michelin pilot sport a/s plus tires and not experienced a problem prior to the replacement of the bushings. i checked at costco, where i purchased the tires, and they indicated that michelin pilot sport plus tires were an acceptable upgrade for my vehicle. the owners manual does not mention that the acura suspension requires tires only purchased at the dealer. on nov. 8, 2010, during a routine service visit, the dealer noted fingernail size chunks of rubber pealing off my 2 front tires. they recommended i immediately change them since they were unsafe. costco agreed to prorate and replace them with the dealer recommended tire. i notified the dealer of the purchase and then was told that michelin made special tires only available at the acura dealer. until today, the dealer never stated that michelin pilot mxm4 tires manufactured especially for acura were the only tires that would work with the acura suspension. i have several problems with this. nowhere does it say you must buy replacement tires from the dealer to have a safe car. acura should not sell a car that can be safely driven with tires only purchased from them. i am very concerned that had i not taken the car in for service, i may have had a major tire failure causing serious injury or death. i am requesting that the ntsb investigate this issue and determine if other acura drivers are at risk due to the purchase of tires from anyone other than the acura dealer. updated 01/20/11 *bf

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 95230 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA66265A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Acura TL 2005 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Tl 2006
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Oct 17, 2009
Location:
Thornwood, NY

tl*the contact owns a 2006 acura tl. the contact stated that the left and right front wheel rims were cracked; these were original wheel rims. the contact also noticed that the tires were losing air and becoming flat. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who replaced the wheel. the manufacturer had not been notified. the failure mileage was approximately 48,000. . updated 03/03/11 *bf updated 12/14/11 *cn

Mileage was 48000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA66256A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Curry Acura . Dealer's telephone number: 914-472-6800 . Dealer's city: Scarsdale . Dealer's state code: NY. Dealer's zipcode: 10583 .

Acura Mdx 2011
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
July 16, 2011
Location:
Fredericksburg, VA

i lease a 20111 acura suv mdx vehicle from the karen bradley dealership in wood bridge virginia on the 15 july 2011. after picking up the vehicle, while driving on my way home i felt vibration in the steering wheel and the steering wheel felt loose. i called the sales person to report the matter he told me to bring the vehicle in the next day 16 july 2011 test drive another new mdx and compare it to mine, i did so and it did not have any vibration nor was the steering wheel looose. the service person checked the tire pressure on my vehicle and said there you go it is good/fix now. the problem was not fixed. i called the sales person again to inform him that the problem was not fixed he said that it was too late the service shop is closed and will not be opened until monday 18 july 2011. he told me to bring the vehicle in on the 18 july 2011. i took the vehicle in on 18 july 2011 they did the repair and said it is fixed unfortunately the problem was not fixed. i took the vehicle in on 19 july 2011 this is the third time they did the repair and said it is fixed unfortunately the problem was not fixed. they told me they need more time to assess the vehicle and do the repair. they asked me to bring the vehicle in on 23 july 2011, this is the fourth time. they gave me the most disgusting unsafe vehicle to drive as a loaner vehicle while fixing my vehicle. they kept the vehicle until the 28 july 2011. on the 28 july 2011 they called me to come and picked up my vehicle and told me that the problem was fixed. the problem is not fixed i made several attempts to contact the sales person and the service person; i also send the sales person several texts messages neither of them returned my call. my family and i are in fear, traumatized, and afraid to use and ride in this vehicle this is a safety issue and i am requesting that the vehicle be exchange or my money back. *tr

Mileage was 45 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HNYD2H66BH. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Acura Tsx 2009
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
July 01, 2008
Location:
Monroeville, PA

purchased vehicle new. after approximately 3 months of ownership complained that odometer was not correct. further issues included replacement of wheel bearings twice and extreme oil consumption. each time is was brought to the dealer the problems were ignored, determined to unduplicatible or i was told nothing was wrong. currently i see that there are tsbs relating to the steering/bearing issue and the oil consumption issue. i repeatedly tried to no avail to have these problems fixed with the dealership and filed two complaints with acura corporate customer relations and received no assistance. *tr

Mileage was 10000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JH4CU256X9C. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Mdx 2009
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Jan 22, 2010
Location:
Hackettstown, NJ

acura mdx (2009) vibration issues: since purchasing the vehicle new, there is a vibration driving at speeds exceeding 70 mph. the vibration can be felt through the chasis and steering wheel. the dealer has replaced the tires, rims, drive shaft and performed multiple balancing and alignments. the manufacturer representative could not resolve the issue initially, but later suggested the replacement of the drive shaft. this worked initially but the problem has resurfaced again. i filed a lemon law claim that acura has neglected to respond to fully. they tried to fix it, but the problem is still present and getting worse. when driving the car, it feels at times, as if the wheels are going to fall off. it is often worse when driving up hill when the car is cold and the weather cold. it appears to get better as the car warms up, though. this also appears to be a well documented concern that is documented on discussion boards such as: edmonds- http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/webx/.f13bae6?displayrecent where there are currently 59 posts on the topic and all similar to my experience. *tr

Mileage was 4000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HNYD28249H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 70 mph.

Acura Tl 2012
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Feb 22, 2012
Location:
Lexington, KY

i purchased a new 2012 acura tl on 2/8/12. each day i drive 35 miles to and from work on interstate 75 with a posted speed of 70 mph. within a few days i noticed that when the car reached 70 mph a persistent high frequency vibration came up through the driver's side floor and in particular through the accelerator pedal. by the time i reached work or home my entire right foot and calf was numb and buzzing. it felt as though i had 'fallen asleep" and caused the nerves to be temporarily non-functional. i took the car to the dealer and they told me the tires were out of balance, however, when they checked them they were not. then they told me that the front right tire had a tear in it and it would have to be replaced. they ordered a new tire and installed it and tried to charge me $399 but thankfully the manager gave it to me a no cost. the car has been to the dealer six times. at the dealer urging i opened a complaint with honda headquarters. file number b012012-04-1601260. the representative i dealt with was "parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia),5 u.s.c. 552 (b) (6) who can be reached at "parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia),5.u.s.c 522 (b) (6). three calls were recorded by honda. one of the senior persons at the dealership confided in me that everyone at acura knows about this problem and there is no fix."parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 522 (b)(6) told me the same. she actually called the vibration a "vehicle characteristic." vibration at 70 mph is not a good thing and in time it may lead to catastrophic consequences. both acura and the dealer refused to buy me out of this vehicle and so last saturday i traded out to another car at a substantial cost to myself. *tt updated 07/09/12

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 1000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA9F54CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 08, 2012. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Acura TL 2012 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 70 mph.

Acura Mdx 2007
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
May 04, 2012
Location:
Newmarket, NH

recently i had to change my wife's car tire due to a flat. i used the factory acura scissor jack to do it. while i had stepped away from the jack stand to get the spare tire, the jack collapsed and essentially the metal structure of the jack had folded a bit. the car slammed to the ground with my wife and 1 year old inside the car (it was raining out). i contacted acura support about having them simply replace the unusable jack stand with a new one. they politely told me to pound sand. i have some pics of the bent jack that i can share. i had contacted the us consumer product safety commission and they recommended i file a complaint with the nhtsa. *tr updated 01/09/13*lj

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 85000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HNYD28527H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Acura MDX 2007 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Tl 2006
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Aug 01, 2012
Location:
East Windsor, NJ

i own a acura tl 2006 car, the driver side rear wheel's brake caliper has failed and it does not retract the break piston therefore the brakes always being applied. this is causing the wheels to be super heated and severe burning smell coming out of the car's rear area. having talked to the dealer, i was told this is a safety hazard but they will not fix it unless i pay $350. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 63000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.


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