Acura TL owners have reported 128 problems related to dashboard crack (under the structure category).
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.
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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.
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.
A large crack on the front dashboard above the airbag on passenger side.
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I found a crack on the dash on the driver's side coming front to back approx 18 inches and then spreading sideways for over 2ft. I called Acura and they say its not covered because its considered wear and tear and that it'd cost approx $2000 to fix. . Read more...
See all problems of the 2004 Acura TL.
The contact owns a 2005 Acura Tl. The contact noticed that the dashboard had two cracks in it. One of the cracks were above the air bag and the other was above the steering column. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated the dashboard needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.
The dash on my 2005 Acura Tl has started to crack and I am afraid it getting too close to where the passenger side airbag deploys. There are numerous complaint about the dash cracking online. This to me see like a major concern god forbid if I am in a wreck with a passenger. I went to my local dealership and they rejected the claim to fix this problem which is very upsetting since is either garaged or parked in the shade and this still happened.
Two 12 inch vertical cracks down both sides of what appears to be the passenger air bag. Cracks are on dash board. I'm not sure how safe the airbag on that side is now with the cracks outlining the airbag location.
2007 Acura Tl. Consumer writes in regards to dashboard crack near passenger side air bag. The dealership quoted the consumer a price of $989. 00 to replace the dashboard.
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The contact owns a 2005 Acura Tl. The contact stated that there was a crack on the dashboard above the passenger's side air bag area. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the dashboard needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000 the VIN was unavailable.
The contact owns a 2005 Acura Tl. The contact stated that there were two cracks on the dashboard near the passenger and driver's side air bag housing. In addition, a four inch crack was in the center of the dashboard. The air bag warning indicator illuminated intermittently whenever the contact was driving. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000.
Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Acura Tl. The contact stated that he noticed a crack on the dashboard where the front passenger side air bag was located. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated the dashboard would have to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000. Kmj.
The contact owns a 2005 Acura Tl. The contact stated there were approximately six cracks across the dashboard of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.
The contact owns a 2006 Acura Tl. The contact stated that there was a crack in the dashboard. The vehicle was taken to a dealer or for inspection but no diagnosis was provided. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.
The contact owns a 2004 Acura Tl. The contact stated that the dashboard was cracked over the air bag area. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the dashboard needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.
Dashboard cracked suddenly above the passenger airbag compartment exposing the airbag compartment to the sun through the crack. Dashboard also deformed and appears to be sticking to airbag compartment around the edges on the top. The crack is growing. The crack initially formed suddenly while I was driving, and made a loud clap, which could startle drivers. I am concerned that the air bag could fail due to this defect and further cracks could form suddenly making startling noises while driving. The size of the crack and amount of deformation varies with temperature.
My cars dashboard started cracking from the windshield to the front of the dashboard on the passenger side. The crack goes down the side of where the airbag deploys. Now my dashboard is riddled with cracks and Acura states that it is environmental and I should not fear the airbag deploying due to the cracks. I'm not alone as I have read countless stories similar to mine. I think it's time that Acura steps up and handles their defective design.
Problem started with a small crack on my dashboard by the passenger airbag(outline of the airbag started cracking). After about a week the crack grew all the way to the windshield and now I have 2 cracks about a foot long each perpendicular to each other. Also another crack closer to the middle of the dashboard appeared about a week ago. That crack is about half the size of the cracks by the passenger airbag.
Crack on dashboard on passenger side airbag. There has been no accident. Dealer will not fix it as there is no warranty left.
I have a 2005 Acura Tl and yesterday I noticed a crack in the dashboard on the passenger side. I googled it and discovered several people having the same issue. Someone posted a link to this site so here I am. Can we get this recalled please? it's not very attractive. For the price I paid for this car I shouldn't have to worry about this happening.
Got into my car and noticed my dashboard cracked in two places!! this is wrong!! Acura should take accountability for this!!!.
My dashboard has a crack around the driver's side airbag. The car has never been hit or wrecked. This crack just appeared and the check airbag indicator is on. I've been reading on the internet that many many other owners of this car are having the same problem. I'm afraid the airbag will deploy without cause. Please check into this and let me know if there is a cause for a recall on this car. Thanks.
Wife made me aware that a crack appreared on the dash atter taking down the sun shade to come home after work. It was about a four inch crack on top of the left edge of where the air bag deploys. I was somewhat concerned because f the location. I rode on the car again this afternoon and not only has the original crack doubled in size there is another one on the opposite side of the air bag deployment. Both cracks are on the edge of the air bag "box" now I am very concerned and I get only line to see how to either repair or replace this dash. After searching I see that there are alot of complaints with this same issue. It seems Acura has a problem with the material used to cover the dash. They need to step up and replace these dash boards.
Multiple cracks on dash began on passenger side. New cracks developed over speedometer. Poor design of structural dash support is causing dash to fall apart. Unknown if this will compromise airbag function. One owner car has been garaged at home and often parked under cover at work - this is not sun damage. Acura will not pay for replacement.