Brake Disc Rotor Problems of Acura TL

Acura TL owners have reported 10 problems related to brake disc rotor (under the service brakes category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Acura TL based on all problems reported for the TL.

car image   Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2005 Acura TL 1
Failure Date: 09/19/2006

Severe corrosion and grooving on rear brakes not caused by environmental conditions or normal wear (front brakes ok). Could lead to accident due to diminished braking capacity. Almost identical pattern on left and right rear rotors. Found during ~ 21k dealer service but was there to lesser extent at about 12-15k miles. Rotors and pads replaced to correct the problem. I have learned from other 2005 and newer Tl's they have had a similar problem at a similar mileage. Digital photos and references to other owners can be provided.

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car image   Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2004 Acura TL 2
Failure Date: 05/02/2006

The contact owns a 2004 Acura 3. 2tl. While driving in reverse with pressure applied to the brake pedal he heard a grinding noise. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where he was informed that there was a hard spot on the front passenger side brake pedal which would wear down over time and the grinding noise would no longer persist. Over time the grinding noise became progressively worse. The vehicle was taken back to the same authorized dealer where he was informed that the front passenger side brake pad had worn through and destroyed the rotor. All of the brake pads and rotors were replaced by an authorized dealer. A few years later, the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that all of the rotors were warped and undersized according to regulation. An independent mechanic replaced the rotors. The failure mileage was 38,500 and the current mileage was 95,000.

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car image   Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2002 Acura TL 3
Failure Date: 06/25/2004

This involves my 2002 Acura Tl type s and the braking system. I have aprox. 22,000 miles on my car. On a recent trip from los angeles to las vegas I noticed an unusual amout of vibration when braking the car from high speeds (70's). I had this happen to me earlier and the dealer turned and resurfaced the rotors and replaced the pads with "non destructive" new ones. The earleir event happened around 15,000 miles or so. Last week my transmission failed (Honda is now recalling) and I informed the service tech of my recurring braking problem. I was told today, by keys Acura van nuys, CA that they weren't going to fix the brakes and I should pay to have the now warped rotors replaced when the pads wear out! I couldn't believe this! this is the first car I've owned that had 2 major braking faileures in less than 20000 miles and the dealer refused to repair it. I believe this is of great saftey concern and not at all normal wear and tear! I don't live in san fransisco where the hills can tear up your brakes. I know other Acura owners have this issue with the breaks and I personally think they are endangering people by neglecting to service this dangerous failure. I hope you can help get them to act responsibility.

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car image   Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2002 Acura TL 4
Failure Date: 03/23/2004

Brakes fail every 15,000 miles according to Honda customer service this is a normal condition.

car image   Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2002 Acura TL 5
Failure Date: 01/01/2004

Consumer complained about a brake problem. Defective rotors are causing the steering wheel to shimmy. The rotors were resurfaced no numerous occasions but the problem persisted. The manufacturer and dealer are aware of the problem but have not been able to provide a permanent repair or additional assistance.

car image   Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2002 Acura TL 6
Failure Date: 06/18/2003

Vehicle is 2002 Acura 3. 2tl with 21000 miles. Dealer acknowledges front rotors are warped yet will not fix under warranty .

car image   Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2003 Acura TL 7
Failure Date: 05/15/2003

Took delivery of new Acura 2003 3. 2tl type s on may 10, 2002. With about 7,000 miles on vehicle started to notice slight "shimmy" / "shutter" when applying brakes. . . Greater impact at speeds 40 - 70mph. This indicates warped brake rotors. Finally insisted that dealer address issue. Dealer first offered to "turn" rotors; I declined and asked that they contact Honda for replacement of rotors. Honda agreed on, "good-will one time basis. " furture warranty coverage will be by "turning" rotors. Rotors and brake pads replaced at 9,675 miles. I have been told that the cause is "owner distinctive driving habits. " when asked for a definition, I was told that I must live on and or drive on long - steep hills which necessitates extened use of brakes. This is totally incorrect and they were advised of that. If normal use of the brakes will cause warping, then the brakes are not fit for their implied usage as defined under the uniform commerical code-implied warranty mechantability. In discussion with a member of the Acura staff, it was disclosed that about 50% of the vehicles experience this problem. Honda/Acura technical service bulletins have been made unavailable to consumers; however, I have been advised that the TSB addressing this issue calls for rotor replacement or "turning" rotors. It is clear that Honda/Acura is in it's normal mode of denial of a problem. A problem which is most likely caused by engineering design defect and/or improper heat treatment/hardening of the rotor material in conjuncition with the composition of the brake pad material. This is a serious defect and safety hazard.

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car image   Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2000 Acura TL 8
Failure Date: 10/15/2002

When applying the brake from 50 mph or more in an emergency or sudden stop situation vehicle shook severely out of control. Vehicle was taken to the dealer 10 times or more. Dealer continuously turned the front rotors or replaced them every 10,000 - 12,000 miles. Dealer was unable to give reason for this condition.

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car image   Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2001 Acura TL 9
Failure Date: 06/02/2001

The contact owns a 2001 Acura Tl. The steering has become very difficult to maneuver only when the brakes are applied. The parts have been replaced several times under warranty, but the failure has not been corrected. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle is currently out of warranty and the contact would be responsible for the repair. The cost of the repair would be $800. The current mileage was 71,000 and failure mileage was 6,000. Updated 01-15-08. Updated.

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car image   Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2000 Acura TL 10
Failure Date: 05/01/2001

Brakes exhibited vibration during braking; appears rotors went out of round prematurely; dealership gave "1 time" goodwill gesture and machined rotors and replaced pads on front brakes at no charge.

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