Acura TL owners have reported 158 problems related to dashboard crack (under the structure 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.
Cracks on the dashboard appear rapidly, starting by the passenger airbag location. First crack a week ago and now a another one. . . . . . Afraid that airbag could deploy or not deploy and according to many Acura Tl 2004 owners this is a very common and upsetting matter.
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Cracked dashboard. I went to the dealer for a repair and they told me they can't repair it cause it's dangerous to repaired it because the airbag might explode. So what can I do? they want to charge me 2000 dollar.
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The contact owns a 2004 Acura Tl. The contact stated that the dashboard was cracked around the air bags. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.
Dashboard is cracked, affecting passanger airbags. Many 3rd gen Tl's have this problem, which needs to be fixed please! happens overnight, and worsens. A defect from Acura.
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Dash board has cracks every where looks horrible . . . . Not happy with this car.
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The contact owns a 2004 Acura Tl. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the air bag warning light illuminated. In addition, the contact stated that the dashboard was cracked around the passenger side air bag. The contact also stated that when the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle decelerated as the check engine warning light flashed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the air bag sensor needed to be reset. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 81,000.
Large crack appeared on my dashboard today. I googled and found out there are thousands of Acura Tls having the same issue. But the manufacturer has not done a recall. I called Acura client relations as well as dealer. They are not doing anything. The crack dashboard is a safety concern as the srs airbag sits behind that and can explode.
Dashboard is cracked in two places. One crack is right above the airbag. Not sure if it could cause the airbag to deploy? I have read that this is a problem with a lot of Acuras.
Initially, during the warranty period, in June 2009, portion of the dashboard above the passenger side airbag faded from black to a light gray indicating some sort of decomposition. The dealer dyed the plastic black again. Last year, a long crack appearred in the dashboard in the same area running from front to back. This summer a long second crack s appeared possibly outlining the contour of the passenger airbag compartment. This week, a third crack has started in the center of the dashboard. A quick search on the internet reveals that this is a common problem for owners of third generation Acura Tl vehicles and may represent a material or quality issue. It is also possible that increased brittlenebritr loss of integrity of the dashboard may adversely affect the performance of the passenger airbag allowing material to be ejected when the airbag deploys. I have used dash "shades" to protect the dash from sun exposure over the years and have never had a prior vehicle's dashboard deteriorate in this manner. This could be similar to the problems occurring in Toyota dashboards and their recall as this is in high temperature/humid environment. Acura does not recognize this a problem because many of the complaints out claims are out of warranty.
This model and year has numerous of complaints about the front dashboard cracking at an early stage. Also the valve cover gaskets leaks prematurely. And finally the transmission began slipping out of gear which I had to have it rebuilt. Please address these issues.
The contact owns a 2005 Acura Tl. The contact stated that the dashboard had a deep crack over the passenger side air bags. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 127,000.
Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Acura Tl. The contact stated that the dashboard was cracked on the passenger side. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was later taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the dashboard needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 125,000. Djr.
I owned an Acura Tl 2014 since new. I took well care of it but there are many big cracks on the dashboard. I found many others have the same issue. This should be a recall. It is a luxury car and it should not have this kind of issue.
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2005 Acura Tl purchased with only 88,000 miles in above excellent (purchased from a Porsche mechanic) condition. The dash over the passenger side airbag started cracking around 100,000 miles and after reading all of the 'Acura forums' have discovered this is more than common with Acura owners around the u. S. A. Dash cracks anywhere near an airbag are more than alarming.
Tl- the contact owns a 2005 Acura Tl. The contact stated that the dashboard had experienced cracking on both the driver and passenger sides near the location of the air bags. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified in reference to the problem. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 67,000. Jft.
My leather dashboard on the inside of my car has about 3 crack lines. The cracks also run on top of the area where the airbag pops out. This is a major safety concern for me along with many other people that have the same problem. I have never seen this condition on any car, and would expect not to see it on such a high end vehicle like my Acura Tl. The dashboard should not be cracking at all. This should be an automatic recall item, especially because of the safety concerns. Please address this promptly. It is a shame that the dealerships say that this is natural wear and tear. If there is a airbag underneath it, the item should be recalled. Looking at older complaints on same issue , Acura where helping but my car is 10 years old and they don't help, this just happened which I think they should still support, the airbags may or may not deploy . . Is this a safety issues, Acura charge $1800 to replace but at our cost the dealership want me to pay $700 and they will take the rest as they are aware of this issue. I don't think I should pay.
I need to file a complaint after purchasing my Acura Tl 2006 a few weeks later my dash board started to crack really bad contacted Acura regarding this problem and all they responded was they could replace it for a cost. This is really disappointing due to reading similar complains online for the same thing happening to other owners this should diffinitely be a recall this is cracking where the air bag is. Another complain if the car is left with out turning the ignition on for more then a day the car will not start I then need to jump start it to have it run again every week I've also read this is happening to other Acura owners as well this is an electrical problem which is very inconvenient for me and other Acura car owners there should be a recall to fix this issue as well. Please help me and other Acura owners with this constant problem and making Acura accountable for bad manufacturing.
The contact owns a 2005 Acura Tl. The contact stated that the dashboard was cracked in four different areas. The contact mentioned that one of the ares was close to the air bag, which could cause possible exposure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 178,000.
Dash board began to crack alongside the right of the passenger dash airbag. The passenger side dash airbag is increasingly noticeable. Since June of 2014, the entire dashboard has continued to crack and is now significantly damaged due to the continuation of cracking that has evolved from the initial crack along side the airbag. Fayetteville, arkansas Acura service department insists that there is not an issue with the model & that the airbag/dash damage is not the responsibility of the vehicle manufactures to replace & that there has not been a recall issued for my make/model/year nor VIN #.
The dashboard started cracking. Now, it has cracks all over. Passenger side and driver side. This may cause issue with the airbags. I looked on line and this is very common in 2004 Tls. Acura refuses to fix the issue. Some have also experienced issues with their air bags due to the cracking.
The contact owns a 2004 Acura Tl. The contact stated that the passenger side dashboard had severely cracked around the air bag area. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.
Almost overnight cracks in the dashboard developed running from windshield to passenger compartment in direction. There are six cracks the longest being about a foot in length. In the heat of the day all of the cracks seem to seal back up but immediately reappear when the passenger compartment cools down. To be specific the longest crack runs windshield to compartment on the passenger side of dash. Two smaller cracks run from windshield to center speaker and speaker to compartment. Two more run from windshield to instrument panel. Again all seal in extreme daytime heat.
The top of the dash in my Acura has many cracks that have developed to the point where I believe it my impact the air bag. Minor cracks might be seen with time in the dash however these are large, numerous and obviously a manufacturing defect that should be fixed.
My dashboard are cracking over night. It was first one small crack and now I have 3 area that have crack. This all happen within a week! the crack are getting bigger as day go by. One of the crack is over the airbag and I feel unsafe. There are some plastic on the dash and if there was an accident, fear those particle may fly at me. I did my research and may Acura Tl model from 2004-2008 have this same problem. Some had this issue at early as 20,000 miles.
The contact owns a 2005 Acura Tl. The contact stated that the dashboard was cracked near the air bag area. The contact was concerned of possible erroneous air bag deployment. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 74,000.