The Acura TL provides an excellent blend of comfort, convenience, and sportiness. With taut and and agile handling, it is also among the quickest and most fuel-efficient offerings in its class. We also liked the impressive interior, comfortable ride and quiet cabin.
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There are 7 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2005 Acura TL owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"Does not work"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"When you start the car, it comes up as "Tape Error" everytime. To rectify, you reselect a channel on the radio, satelite or tape but it has been a problem identifying and repairing the short"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"In dash CD changer stopped playing CD's and would not load or eject disks. Was told by dealer it would cost close to $800 have the stuck CD's removed"

Sam R., CO (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

"GPS display freezes, which also freezes the radio display"

Al S., CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"The time and temperature display screen, near the top of the dash goes blank from time to time"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"clock, climate control, radio display dims or goes black. I have to tap the dash to bring it back. Dealer says it a $500+ computer replacement"

Joseph C., AZ (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"blue tooth did not turn off when car turned off.. caused battery to run down"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"does not work expensive to repair."

Armando G., IL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The GPS hasn't worked like it should since I've owned it. When I purchased it, I noticed the splash screen had a Honda H. It should have been the Acura A. Took it in and they were going to replace the whole unit. Then they realized the computer defaulted to the Honda software. Well the GPS screen also controls a lot of the bells and whistles for the heat and air. They fixed it and it was great until the battery completely died. Once it looses power the computer defaulted back to the Honda software. By this time the warranty had expired. I asked my Acura technician how I could fix it and they couldn't find an official fix in the official Acura trouble shooting data base. At that point I didn't want to throw money at the issue hoping they'd be able to fix it. I had read on several blogs this is a reoccurring issue. The car was serving it's purpose of getting me from point to point. The GPS itself has never really kept up with where the vehicle's physically location. It wold show me driving somewhere in a field or in the water etc. Even when it was 'fixed'. Yes, it would sometimes keep up, but then would eventually loose the location. Overall it's been a fantastic vehicle. The GPS was a BIG selling point at the time of purchase. I will more than likely try their last GPS CD update. Maybe it'll help. I'm positive I will hand the vehicle down to one of my children once they are of driving age."

Jeff C., OK (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"It stopped functioning. I have not tried to have it repaired because I expect it will be expensive. I bought a Garmin GPS. The Acura maps are out of date and a new disc is over $200. Just not worth it. The only problem is the clock is tied to system and satellites and out out by more that one hour"

Michael L., ON (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The GPS system does not work and therefore I cannot use the display screen to change any other options"

Richard J., IL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"CD player failed"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"DVD navigation player in trunk malfunctioning"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Old 2005 maps. Resent the $100 Acura wants for an update"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The voice generator just produces static - otherwise the system itself works fine"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The navigation system quit working and needs to be repaired. One day I started the car and an error came up and said see your dealer about the navigation"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"THE UNIT HAD TO BE REMOVED AND SENT FOR REPAIRS -FOR $500"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The dash board clock won't keep the correct time. I lost some of the bells and whistles of the radio/climate control screen interface and the programed stations revert to old settings. I read the solution is to update the DVD software/firmware. Acura was used under warranty when purchased. They updated firmware and GPS/clock interface worked fine until my battery completely failed and left car unable to start. Everything lost memory etc. when battery was replaced. The firmware relapsed to the version on the original DVD. So I lost all the interface updates and clock is no longer set to local time. So so VERY frustrating!"

Jeff C., OK (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The navi system stopped working last year and it is very expensive to fix it (reader)"

Anonymous, AB (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Can't pair the phone anymore. Can't pair any phone. The voice control says no phones found."

Anonymous, TX (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"My phone is paired but the car keeps saying no phone found. I tried several times to fix it. OCCASIONALLY when I try it, the system will ask me who I want to dial but that's only happened maybe 2 times in the past year. Now when my phone rings I have to ignore it because the system will not answer it and I need it to be hands free. The compartment where the part sits..above my rear view mirror, gets hot, too which I read was a product issue and causes the part to fail. They said it was a flaw caused by Honda's rush to market in 2004 and they never really addressed it. My Acura dealer said replacing this part was like 800 dollars which is ridiculous. I researched the part and it's like 175..200 dollars and it's modular..would probably take 30 to 45 mins to replace. My mechanic charges under 100 dollars an hour labor so you do the math.."

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The phone pairing drained the battery and was turned off. Since that time we have had more battery type problems."

Anonymous, FL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Bluetooth receiver failed. Not worth the expense to replace. Additional issue: Left rear door window controller failed and replaced. Broken wire in the power window harness was repaired."

Anonymous, MD (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Actually the Hands Free system. System drains battery due to system fault (probably cold solder joints that oxidize over time). Solution is to bake the unit at 350 for 10 minutes. I have done this twice in 14 years and it worked both times for a period of several years. Really a stupid fault because it causes owner to replace the drained battery - expensive, stupid and Acura is unethical in its response. Now about the Navigation System- My kids spent $100 to buy an update to the system software. Update doesn't recognize I66 or Mass. Ave in the DC area. Doesn't find the Lincoln tunnel in NYC. Places you 100 south of GW Bridge in NY. Is absolutely useless around MIT/Harvard in Boston. Actually, is useless in Boston anywhere. Acura blew me off. Nav company blew me off-wanted more money. It's OK. I like the Acura very much, but I will not buy another. They saved $100, but lost a $40,000 sale. Good luck with that business model, Acura!"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The bluetooth module failed well after the warranty period. I replaced it. It failed again within 6 months. I discovered a work around by powering a bluetooth speaker off the car."

Alton D., NM (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Could not pair the iPhone with the Bluetooth"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Bluetooth stopped working - has not been fixed yet"

Larry M., TN (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Could not pair iphones"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Battery continues to be drained resulting in car not starting. Unable to determine cause. Recommendation was to turn off AC and all electronics prior to shutting off car"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"All Bluetooth Functionality stopped working. And in fact runs the battery down"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The Bluetooth stopped working completely. The system kept trying to "boot up" but never could. It eventually caused a drain on my battery which caused the battery to go dead and the car wouldn't start if it was parked for a couple of days due to the"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The link system was defective and was never able to be paired. Eventually the link box developed a 200 milliamp leak and the unit was removed from vehicle. This was in a service bulletin that Acura refused to replace and wanted $300 just for the pa"

Ronald L., MI (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"I had to have the handsfree system replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Phone pairing cannot be completed. I get about 3/4 of the way through and then it will not finish. So I am unable to use the system. It will cost about $350 to $400 to fix"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Bluetooth would not turn off resulting in a dead battery"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Recently the phone pairing system required updates at the dealer"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Bluetooth shut down. No incar phone access"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Stopped working"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"I don't use this, but my battery was being drained and the dealership thought this was the problem. They disconnected it which seemed to end the problem"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Bluetooth antenna shorted out continually draining the battery. Disconnected and removed the antenna and did not replace"

Robert B., MD (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"It does not consistently connect"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Faulty bluetooth module was causing main battery to drain within a 48 hour period. This short was also creating heat in the headliner just above the rear view mirror"

Sam R., CO (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Phone pairing stopped working completely"

Anonymous, QC (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Phone pairing stopped working. Dealer stated cost to repair was over $400 so we decided to not repair"

William B., CO (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"I can make calls, but phone will disconnect when I answer a call"

Robert S., GA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The Bluetooth circuit board developed a short which drained the car battery over several days. $450 for a replacement board was ridiculously too high. Opted to leave it disconnected."

Anonymous, TX (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Blutooth receiver/transmitter died. A kniwn problrm with Acuras. Not worth the monetpy tonreplace it."

Anonymous, MD (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"A defect in the electronic system caused the battery to run down in a few days."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Radio

"Ignition buzz"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Speakers

"I wasn't able to hear music from my speakers until I turned the volume up almost all the way. Discovered that my stock (Panasonic?) amplifier had failed. Purchased a used one from junk yard and installed it myself. Problem solved."

Jeff C., OK (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Voice control commands

"The hands free link module was shorting out and would completely drain the battery in a couple days of inactivity. The software couldn't link to the newer phones anyway so the solution was to disconnect the module."

Frank T., PA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"HFL module went bad. Became intermittent and was discharging battery when car was off. Unplugged the module until replacement procured"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Car pulls to the left even after new tires and alignment. Acura service cannot determine what is causing the issue"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Ball joints

"Needed to be replaced along with wheel bearings"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The ball joints have gone bad on both sides and need to be replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Bushings

"Replace Front and rear bushings because of cracks Cost ~$900"

Jerome O., CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Appeared to be a problem of wear and tear given age"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"Major leak in power steering rack. Used Lucas stop leak and it Drips very little. Have not added fluid in 6 months"

Anonymous, (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Slow leak of power steering fluid (1/2 quart per month) from pump and hose lines due to age. Seals and hoses had become hard and brittle. Rebuilt power steering pump and replaced all power steering hoses."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Intermittent leak got worse as time went on. Leak turned out to be at rack and pinion seal. Drove it intermittently for about 1 year not knowing rack and pinion was leaking. I thought it was reservoir. Rack and pinion and power steering pump replaced August 2020"

Anonymous, (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"We have a difficult problem with the steering. It takes a significant amount of effort to steer the car when parking at a low speed (e.g. parking in our garage from the alley) we've gotten this checked oit And they couldn't find anything wrong with the power steering but compared to all other cares we've driven (family and friends, mainly different Acura and Honda models) it's very difficult."

Anonymous, IL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Power steering drive box leak. Dealer fixed for $2500. Never again taking to dealer"

Anonymous, (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"pump to steering rack hose"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"streering rack leaks"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Power steering lines rusted through on the rack"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Power steering fluid was leaking from a clamp area and was causing small flare-ups under the hood"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Power steering unit has slow leak. ~$500 to fix. Ouch"

Douglas T., NC (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Steerubg groaned when turning"

George F., SC (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Bad o-ring at pump input, that leaked air into power steering fluid. Self repaired"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"See comment for pump"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"There is a small leak in the power steering system that is not significant now but will need to be replaced for about $1300 soon"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Power steering line developed a leak after some recall work was done and had to be replaced"

James T., NY (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Power steering assemblage replace due to leaks"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"steering rack leaks"

L P., CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"The power steering pump started to make a whining sound. I had it checked out and fixed. Then I had timing belt replaced and pump started wining again. Took it back, they replaced it and it still wines. Read in blogs this is a recurring issue with the TL's."

Jeff C., OK (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Power steering pump is squealing and likely to fail soon"

Adam P., IL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"leak and failure of power steering pump. Seemed like a well maintained vehicle with 100,000 miles and only about 10 years old shouldn't have this problem and high expense to fix"

Keith P., WA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Hard to turn, groaned"

George F., SC (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Rack and pinion seals were leaking power steering fluid. Rack and pinion and power steering pump had to be replaced. Repair cost around $2,000"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Problem exposed with cold weather this past winter. Very noisy until the vehicle and oils warmed up"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Pump was leaking and needed to be replaced. Very expensive as timing belt had to be removed to do it"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Replaced power steering pump and hoses"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Pump seals were faulty per Acura...replaced seals due to leakage out of pump. Because of problem overtime probably gonna have to replace pump"

Jason T., CT (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"pump leak and failure"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Power steering pump beginning to groan when car first started, then slowly goes away."

J K., FL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"mechanic noted uneven tire wear on back tires and indicated need for new shocks"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Car would pull both left and right. Shop said it needed new struts. That cost $2200. That wasn't the problem. It was tires"

Daniel C., MO (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"steering rack leak, had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"replaced steering rack"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Rack and pinion assembly developed looseness."

Anonymous, FL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"power steering rack replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"While driving the link broke during a turn, and car had to be towed"

Eddy J., CT (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"degradation of tie rod connectors"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Tie rods

"Rods were deteriorating and could fail. This was caught during a routine oil change"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"mechanic noted tire wear typical of worn shocks"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Needed replacement"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Calipers

"replaced left rear caliper in Nov 16 and right rear caliper in April '17 - required new rotor and pads in april. calipers were sticking/dragging"

John H., PA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"frozen rear caliper"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"One rear caliper froze up, perhaps rusted since I live near the ocean and no longer drive the car daily. It caused premature tire wear, poor mileage due to drag"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Calipers sticking"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"rear caliper broke, replaced rear calipers and rotors"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Soon after we bough it used from a new car dealer, extremely load squealing while braking. (this was maybe 2 or 3 months after buying the car). Dealer adjusted calipers and did other minor adjustments to fix the problem. Did not charge us for the work"

Keith P., WA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"One of the calipers froze up after owning the car for only 6 months"

Anonymous, CT (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The rear caliper seized and had to be replaced. Also, rotors wore unevenly and rusted and had to be replaced as well"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Rear Calipers seized and rotors destroyed"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"rear brakes are inadaquate .. pads wear too quickly ( faster than fronts ) rotors are too thin and under sized and the calipers freeze up at 120 K miles"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Brake indicator on one wheel; brakes went on the wheel without the indicator"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"First time (during the entire ownership of this vehicle) that we have done routine brake system maintenance, pads replacement, fluid replacement, etc."

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Parking brake

"Parking brake sticking / dragging. Would not release properly"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"This car has been very hard on brakes. Replace pads and sometimes rotors every 10-15,000 miles"

William A., OH (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Rear brake seized up with brake pad locked and wearing against rotor"

Sheldon L., BC (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Brakes wear more than most cars I've driven"

Michael D., BC (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The calipers were rusted (frozen) in place on both front calipers. I was experiencing very poor fuel economy. I had the engine test at my local shop and the found the engine performing perfectly. Then they checked the rotors and found the problem"

William R., IN (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"Loud noises from brakes. I replaced front and rear brakes. They were all worn down."

Anonymous, MI (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Rotors

"Worn badly with regular pad replacement"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Had to replace rotors at about 60000"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Complete failure of back wheel rotors requiring complete replacement"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"One day prior to leaving on vacation I took my car to Sears for alignment. They informed me my brake system had serious problems and could fail. I had no choice but OK repair. The most expensive items were bushings, rear calipers and control arm for"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The rotors were worn beyond the limit stamped on the rotor. So they needed to be replaced. the brake pads were worn out and were replaced with Acura part which were costly, but I feel very high quality. Total cost of job with an oil change $625.00"

William R., IN (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Squeaking

"Had to return for service multiple times to correct the problem, using two different shops."

Anonymous, TX (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Rear bumper where it attached to the left and right side of the car pulled away from the car's body within two years of owning the car."

Anonymous, WA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"dash is cracking in several places; exterior door handles continue to fall off"

Anonymous, OK (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Black vinyl molding on window trim coming off"

Mike F., CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The strips of trim which protects against dings come loose . I have had it repaired once and it is coming loose again"

Mike A., TX (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Trim piece on front and back passenger door handle fell off - lost"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Three pieces of molding are failing and both RH door handle extensions fell off"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"handle trim has fallen off two doors as well as the Acura nameplate"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"door handle trim came off - door still functions it is only aesthetic - 3 doors replacement cost $15 each but are difficult to properly install"

John H., PA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Dash has developed major cracking"

Philip P., FL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Rear view mirror came off post. Bulletin put out about this to dealers(a known problem)"

Jeff N., WA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Interior door trim has fallen off"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"A very common issue with TL: Dashboard has multiple large cracks that spider over a very short period of time. Acura will not acknowledge as a defect"

Joshua D., NC (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Cracks have appeared all across the dashboard."

Anonymous, IL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The paint on the hood has developed a chalky appearance over the last year"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The front of the car (left/right quarter panel and hood) is experiencing fairly severe spider-webbing of the paint. The clearcoat is in good condition"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The clear coat is starting to peel"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Expanding circles of missing paint. Often parked outside v garage"

Lois H., CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The paint on my car is horrible. The clear coat is peeling off and exposing the paint which is now fading. It's the worst paint job I've ever had on a car"

Anonymous, KY (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Worried about rust"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Rust

"a small amount of rust in forming on the rear wheel well"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Rust keeps reappearing in the rear wheel wells despite having body repairs done on it twice"

Anonymous, AB (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Body control module

"BCM that controls garage door opener, cabin lights, bluetooth drained battery. Finally repaired on third visit to the car shop"

Sharon B., IL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Clock

"During the 12 years I have owned the car I have had to replace the battery 4 times. Each time the battery went dead I lost the clock, radio, navigation system, and, worst of all, the loss of memory in the computer which prevented me from getting smog checks"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Unable to reset the clock."

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"LED exterior marker lights burned out"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Gauges

"had problems with the bluetooth gauge of the car"

Leroy M., CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Headlights

"Outrageously expensive to repair. Over $1,000"

Michael L., ON (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Headlight began glowing pink. Replacement cost $1,200"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Left xenon/HID lights went out. My father removed headlights to check problem but couldn't find anything. Now they seem to work but if I turn them off & a short while later turn them on, one of them (right or left) won't turn on"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"needed replacement. Expensive as bumper needs to be removed"

Matthew W., CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The headlights are bright and well focused. They do however cost close to $500 to replace when either the lamp or the transformer for the lamp fails"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Had to replace headlight and related electronics - $800"

Anonymous, KS (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Headlight burned out. Very expensive ($750) to repair."

Anonymous, OH (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Interior lights

"Many of the lights in the control panels and steering wheel has gone out and it is very expensive to replace because everything has to be taken apart to replace"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"In Dash light fades and goes blank every now & the. Also major issue with autolock, inability to auto open car doors"

Anonymous, CT (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Various small lights in steering wheel, console and other locations burn out, and are difficult to replace"

David D., CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The bulb in the shiftier consul has burned out 3 times when the other bulbs have not"

Charles O., NC (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The interior lights have about a 5 year lifespan and cost hundreds of dollars to replace as a set. Replacement requires disassembly of the dashboard and/or the steering wheel"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Keyless entry

"The keyless entry worked except two door locks would no longer open and had to have work done to make them operate"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Warning lights

"air bag light and vsa light stay on"

Bill D., NJ (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Warning light for seat belts went off. Fixed for about $200."

Anonymous, OH (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"I have had the vehicle in for service on 2 occasions and water does not come out for my windshield wipers. They have never worked, and have never been repaired to the point that they work"

Janice W., CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"Accident"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"middle console door quit sliding"

Anonymous, OK (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Locks and latches

"rear part of the door handles keep falling off."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"door handle trim keeps falling off"

Anonymous, OK (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"automatic door locks quit working- had to use a key until I could get them repaired. Finally got it repaired because I could not get into my trunk"

Janice W., CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Mirrors

"Side mirror had to be replaced. It would not respond"

Mike A., TX (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"the rear view mirrors did not tilt down when putting in reverse"

Stephen D., CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Drivers and passenger mirrors appear to have brown film covering half of them, rendering only half of the surface visible, can't be wiped off or cleaned. Mirrors will have to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Common issue with the side view mirrors on '05 TL. Do not adjust properly to user settings. When cold temps, mirrors will adjust randomly and motor sticks causing the mirror to stick while trying to adjust. will not come back to home position after v"

Joshua D., NC (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Windows

"Exterior black vinyl covering on window molding coming off"

Mike F., CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"the regulator on the front passenger door needed to be replaced"

Stephen D., CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"One window sometimes drops down as I'm trying to close it. After several attempts will usually close. A couple of times had to manually assist"

Lois H., CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Power window motor needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Passenger side window doesn't work anymore. I need to keep the window closed"

Al S., CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"dealer stated there was oil in the A/C system and would cost $4000 to correct"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"It was not engaging to cool"

Anonymous, SC (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"A/C compressor has had to be replaced twice"

Philip P., FL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"only warm air was blowing"

Anonymous, OK (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Very expensive"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Quit making cool air. Bad compressor.."

Paul F., AZ (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"On long trips, after an hour on the road in summer, the cool air flow reduces and then stops"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The air temp between left and right front vents can vary greatly during the winter when heat is on. The "sync" setting is on, but right side is delivering cold air while left side vent has warm/hot air. If I change temperature, hit sync button on/o"

Douglas T., NC (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"AC air inlets slowly stopped delivering cold in summer until AC turned off for awhile and then turned back on. Would repeat."

J K., FL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Air usually last for the summer. Start using conditioner around June will be out of freon by August. Usually get recharged and checked in June and leaks not detected although AC schrader valves are usually tightened. This June the valves were replaced and may have solved the problem."

Anonymous, (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Repair shop found leak at service port. Repaired, installed new refrigerant with die in case another leak exist"

Kim R., TN (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Refrigerant was leaking from the valve area which had to be replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Schrader valves were leaking and had to be replaced. Around $250"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"Replace drive shaft pulley and belt tensioner,"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"A/C pulley failed"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Engine computer

"For the last 10 years no dealer has been able to resolve the problem of very slow acceleration during hot ambient temperatures. Finally in 2018 an Acura Dealer re-flashed the ECU and all is well now."

James H., AL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Engine mounts

"it was just time to replace them. The car is 14 years old, has over 250000 miles on it & it still runs almost perfect. It still has excellent acceleration and power. It's the best car I ever bought."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Front motor mount failed"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Two mounts broken when we purchased it from a private party six months ago"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Took two service visits to Accura for them to finally diagnose the problem correctly"

Mark T., MD (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Required two days in the shop to replace seals to stop the leaks"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Oil leak on engine gasket. Required replacement of the timing belt due to oil leaking onto the belt as well as gasket replacement"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Dealer said has main rear seal and oil pump seal leaks requiring over $3000 in repairs. I am ignoring this since losing negligible oil"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"EG53 oil pump was replaced"

Brian N., VA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"A few occasions with a dead battery that required a jump start. Firestone couldn't find a problem. The dealer solved it."

Anonymous, NC (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Replaced battery then later that day the alternator went out & required replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Alternator failed and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The car started shaking on the freeway. Pulled to the side, the car died and had to be towed to a shop"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Had to replace at least 4 batteries since bought. Will not start if left not running for 3-4 days."

Jesse W., FL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Spark plug ejected from the aluminum cylinder head due to threads in the cylinder head being stripped."

Jeffrey C., IL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Starter

"Out shopping and car would not start. Towed to dealer for repair."

Anonymous, NC (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Starter went out @ midnight. Called for tow and numerous tries did not start the car. Car towed to mechanic for service & the car started. Still replaced the starter"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Internal short in starter motor resulting in failure of motor, vehicle towed to shop to fix"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"In march 2015, drove car on an errand. When tried to start car after completing errand, car would not start. 1 yr old battery ok. Car needed to be towed. Starter had to be replaced. $300 repair. car runs well since"

Walter D., IL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Lights and horn worked but starter would not turn over the engine. Not a sound from the starter, like one might here from a low voltage battery."

Anonymous, TX (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Normal wear as my wife rides the clutch pedal in stop and go traffic"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The clutch went out while driving on an interstate in freezing temperatures. At the time, the car had already had over 180,000 miles on it without any previous problems with the clutch. As usual, Acura service was exceptionally great and they loaned me a late model car to drive while my clutch was being replaced."

Karen D., MO (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Torque converter

"This was the cause of the slippage"

Anonymous, (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"It was just time for a transmission rebuild as it started to slip."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The transmission failed at the end of a long trip around California with my mom. Thankfully the dealer had it replaced quickly, but they did break something in the process and had to re-do much of the work to fix it"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Transmission developed a whine on accelerating from a stop. Had dealership check on it and the hydraulic pumps on 3 of the 5 gears were subnormal and the transmission was replaced.under extended warranty"

Ray C., CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Unknown noise developed during a routine dealer service, which they could not repair and, instead, had to replace"

Anonymous, IN (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Transmission started slipping at 193K miles"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Transmission was replaced just before I bought it due to constant slipping"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"third gear was completely gone rebuilt the entire transmission and replaced main engine mount"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

"Rear wheel bearing had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Front left axle had to be replaced. Not due to accident or impact with pot hole or curb"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Front Wheel bearing was bad, and had to be replaced immediately"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Both front axle shafts had rusted out and were partially broken. Both were replaced during the service visit where the problem was discovered."

Anonymous, IL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Electrical failure

"Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor failed and the vehicle wouldn't travel faster than 25 MPH. Replacement part cost ~$200 replacement labor ~1 hour"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Stability control (ESC)

"Erratic operation. Engages at times under normal driving conditions in town driving. I simply disengage system now when I start driving"

Anonymous, OR (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Had to replace computer. $1,500"

Paul F., AZ (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Traction control

"Vehicle Stability Assist will occasionally disengage abruptly with a slight tug to the steering. Dealer says it's a $2000+ computer replacement"

Joseph C., AZ (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

"Clutch petal had abnormal play in it. At time was difficult to shift into gear. Master cylinder was replaced."

Frank T., PA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Rough shifting

"Car would suddenly downshift when driving at approx 50 mph - had to have a computer part replaced--it was mis-communicating the speed of the engin to the transmission - SCARY"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"Vehicle did not stop running. The performance during acceleration was poor due to this issue"

Anonymous, (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"When the engine is cold it doesn't change gears smoothly, it jerks. Once warmed up it is better"

Lynne J., ON (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"SWEATING OR MINOR LEAK FROM CRANKCASE - NOT INVESTIGATED FURTHER, SIMPLY BEING WATCHED"

Anonymous, BC (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Transmission sensor went and could not drive car. Dealer wanted $5000 to fix this and some other issues. Local garage did it for $500"

Anonymous, (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"the green drive light starts blinking so I have to pull over and turn off the engine then it stops. Last time I saw the light blinking and didn't pull over my transmission broke I and had to have a rebuild one installed."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Leak in trunk seal that caused water damage"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Annoying rattle in the drivers side of the dashboard"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Annoying rattles that I am unable to identify the location, primarily in the dash"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Heat shield rattles during acceleration"

Anonymous, CT (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"The center console squeaks when driving on uneven road surfaces"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"I've had my car in the shop more than 4 time trying to fix a rattle and grinding in my car, which seems to be related to the suspension. After spending over $1,000, it still is not fixed"

Anonymous, KY (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"The "rear" catalytic converter failed with no warning. It cost nearly $600 to replace by guys who certainly know how to save money on Acuras"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"was loose and corroded - had to be completely replaced - very expensive"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Other/unsure

"Airbag light keeps going off. I took to the Acura dealer and they had to order the part. I haven't been back because of time needed to repair the seat belt that is making the light go off"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Airbag warning light came on when someone was sitting in passenger seat. Dealer diagnostic determined bad seat belt. Covered under warranty even though car is 14 years old."

Anonymous, NV (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"During 2014, the AcuraLink system failed, thus, disabling all voice-activation features. The Acura dealer said the option was to replace the entire AcuraLink system, or to disable the system. I had them disable the system"

Jon S., TX (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Bluetooth stopped working"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"EGR valve was clogged and needed to be cleaned or replaced"

Thomas S., CO (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Catalytic Converter - the difficult one to get to...the one to the rear"

Larry M., TN (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"EGR valve failed while on vacation in Virginia Beach. Had valve replaced, engine tune up, and oil change"

Frank T., PA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Replaced EGR valve; cleaned intake port. Issue involved car not operable during out of state travel, requiring 100+ mile tow to nearest Acura servicing"

Brian N., VA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Fuel cap

"Replaced the gas cap"

Ray K., IL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"One of the 2 oxygen sensors failed and I was getting the check engine light. It took several tries to see the fail oxygen sensor code. In the meantime, they adjusted 2 of my cylinders were running fuel rich ($800). The actual oxygen sensor job was"

Anonymous, AB (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"On the interstate #5 cylinder launched it's spark plug right out of the front head, taking the threads with it. Could have re-tapped the head, but instead I had it replaced."

James H., AL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

"Spark plug thread for one location in the aluminum cylinder head stripped resulting in the spark being ejected from the cylinder head port and engine running on 5 out of 6 cylinders."

Jeffrey C., IL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"Belt failed. Had been replaced during 100k service. Said it was secondary to engine failure."

Jesse W., FL (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Radiator

"Radiator was replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)
Water pump

"Bearings"

Anonymous, OR (2005 Acura TL Base 3.2-L V6)

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Oct 10 2019
If the accelerator pedal binds, the engine may not quickly return to idle after the pedal is no longer pressed, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Dorman Products, Inc. (Dorman) is recalling certain Accelerator Pedal Assemblies part numbers 699-114 and 825-5029-1, sold as replacement parts for 2003-2006 Acura MDX, 2004-2008 Acura TL and TSX, 2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2005-2006 Honda CR-V, 2007-2011 Honda Element, 2005-2008 Honda Pilot and 2006-2014 Honda Ridgeline vehicles. The rotating portion of the accelerator pedal assembly may bind. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 124, "Accelerator Control Systems."
What should you do:
Dorman will notify owners, and qualified service facilities will replace the affected accelerator pedal assemblies, free of charge. The recall began December 9, 2019. Owners may contact Dorman customer service at 1-800-523-2492, using option 5. Dorman's number for this recall is AS1019XXXX.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19E068000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3744
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Mar 06 2019
An explosion of an inflator within the driver frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver, front seat passenger or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling specific 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2013-2016 ILX, 2013-2014 ILX Hybrid, 2003-2006 MDX, 2007-2016 RDX, 2002-2003 3.2TL, 2004-2006, and 2009-2014 TL, 2010-2013 ZDX and 2001-2007 and 2009 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2007 and 2010-2011 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2007 Fit, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, and 2006-2014 Ridgeline vehicles. The affected vehicles received a replacement driver air bag inflator as part of a previous Takata inflator recall remedy or a replacement driver air bag module containing the same inflator type as a service part. Due to a manufacturing error, in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver frontal air bag, these inflators may explode.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall began April 10, 2019. Honda owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is O41. Acura owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura's number for this recall is U40.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V182000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1101534
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
Jun 22 2011
MISAPPLICATION OF THIS PART COULD LEAD TO SEPARATION OF THE BALL JOINT FROM THE LOWER CONTROL ARM AND COLLAPSE OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION, WHICH COULD POTENTIALLY CAUSE A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
AFFINIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN AFTERMARKET FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINTS, NAPA PART NO. 2601662, THAT MAY HAVE BEEN MISTAKENLY INSTALLED IN CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004 - 2008 ACURA TL VEHICLES DUE TO A MISTAKE IN A NAPA AND NAPA DEALERS' PARTS APPLICATION CATALOGUE.
What should you do:
AFFINIA IS WORKING WITH NAPA TO IDENTIFY ANY OWNERS THAT HAVE HAD THIS PART MISTAKENLY INSTALLED ON TO AN ACURA TL VEHICLE, AND WILL REPLACE THE PART FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 20, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AFFINIA GROUP'S WARRANTY ADMINISTRATOR AT 1-815-759-7757.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11E022000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 150
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS
Feb 27 2008
POWER STEERING FLUID LEAKING ONTO A HOT CATALYTIC CONVERTER WILL GENERATE SMOKE AND POSSIBLY LEAD TO AN UNDER-HOOD FIRE.
Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING 273,000 MY 2004-2008 ACURA TL VEHICLES. PROLONGED HIGH UNDER-HOOD TEMPERATURES MAY CAUSE THE POWER STEERING HOSE TO DETERIORATE PREMATURELY CAUSING THE HOSE TO CRACK AND LEAK POWER STEERING FLUID.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW HEAT RESISTANT POWER STEERING HOSE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 28, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ACURA AT 800-382-2238. THIS IS AN EXPANSION OF A PREVIOUS RECALL (PLEASE SEE 07V551).
For more information:
ACURA RECALL NO. Q73.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V091000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 273000
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR
Feb 27 2008
IF THE CIRCUIT BREAKER FAILS, IT WILL CAUSE THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR TO BECOME INOPERATIVE, WHICH CAN INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF A CRASH IN CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING 129,600 MY 2004-2005 ACURA TL VEHICLES. IF WATER ENTERS THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR BREATHER PORT, WHICH IS DESIGNED TO ALLOW THE MOTOR TO VENT WARM AIR DURING NORMAL OPERATION, IT CAN RESULT IN CORROSION INSIDE THE MOTOR HOUSING. THIS COULD CAUSE A FAILURE OF THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT BREAKER INSIDE THE MOTOR HOUSING.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR FOR SIGNS OF CORROSION. IF NO SIGNS OF CORROSION ARE PRESENT, A SNORKEL TUBE WILL BE ADDED TO THE WIPER MOTOR BREATHER PORT TO PREVENT WATER FROM ENTERING THE WIPER MOTOR HOUSING AND FOAM TAPE WILL BE INSTALLED ON THE COWL ABOVE THE WIPER MOTOR TO DIRECT WATER AWAY FROM THE WIPER MOTOR. IF SIGNS OF CORROSION DAMAGE ARE OBSERVED ON THE WIPER MOTOR, THE MOTOR WILL BE REPLACED, AND THE BREATHER TUBE AND FOAM TAPE WILL ALSO BE INSTALLED TO PREVENT WATER INTRUSION ON THE NEW WIPER MOTOR. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 28, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ACURA AT 1-800-382-2238.
For more information:
ACURA RECALL NO. Q72.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V092000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 129600
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Mar 14 2007
IF THE FUEL PUMP LOSES POWER WHILE DRIVING, THE ENGINE COULD STALL WITHOUT WARNING, AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, A COIL WIRE INSIDE THE FUEL PUMP RELAY MAY BREAK, CAUSING THE FUEL PUMP TO LOSE POWER. IF THE FUEL PUMP BECOMES INOPERATIVE, THE ENGINE MAY NOT START.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE FUEL PUMP RELAY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 2, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
HONDA RECALL NO. Q37 AND Q38.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07V097000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 166561
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
Apr 05 2005
IF THE FUEL PUMP LOSES POWER WHILE DRIVING THE ENGINE COULD STALL WITHOUT WARNING WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, A LOOSE TERMINAL IN THE MAIN FUSE BOX MAY CAUSE THE FUEL PUMP TO LOSE POWER. IF THE FUEL PUMP BECOMES INOPERATIVE, THE ENGINE MAY NOT START.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ENTIRE FUSE BOX FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 13, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 800-999-1009 OR ACURA AT 1-800-382-2238.
For more information:
HONDA RECALL NOS. P73, P74.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V132000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1923
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