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Dashboard Crack Problems of Acura TL - part 1



Acura TL owners have reported 148 problems related to dashboard crack (under the structure category).

car image   Dashboard Crack problem of the 2006 Acura TL 1
Failure Date: 08/26/2016

Dash board has cracks every where looks horrible . . . . Not happy with this car.

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car image   Dashboard Crack problem of the 2004 Acura TL 2
Failure Date: 08/07/2016

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.

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car image   Dashboard Crack problem of the 2004 Acura TL 3
Failure Date: 06/21/2016

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.

car image   Dashboard Crack problem of the 2005 Acura TL 4
Failure Date: 06/01/2016

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.

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car image   Dashboard Crack problem of the 2006 Acura TL 5
Failure Date: 02/04/2016

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.

car image   Dashboard Crack problem of the 2005 Acura TL 6
Failure Date: 07/25/2015

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.


car image   Dashboard Crack problem of the 2005 Acura TL 7
Failure Date: 07/22/2015

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.

car image   Dashboard Crack problem of the 2014 Acura TL 8
Failure Date: 05/15/2015

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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car image   Dashboard Crack problem of the 2005 Acura TL 9
Failure Date: 08/01/2014

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.

car image   Dashboard Crack problem of the 2005 Acura TL 10
Failure Date: 08/01/2014

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.


 
car image   Dashboard Crack problem of the 2005 Acura TL 11
Failure Date: 07/21/2014

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.

car image   Dashboard Crack problem of the 2004 Acura TL 12
Failure Date: 04/02/2014

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.

car image   Dashboard Crack problem of the 2004 Acura TL 13
Failure Date: 03/05/2014

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.

car image   Dashboard Crack problem of the 2005 Acura TL 14
Failure Date: 03/01/2014

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.

car image   Dashboard Crack problem of the 2004 Acura TL 15
Failure Date: 02/01/2014

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.

car image   Dashboard Crack problem of the 2005 Acura TL 16
Failure Date: 01/24/2014

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.

car image   Dashboard Crack problem of the 2005 Acura TL 17
Failure Date: 12/13/2013

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.

car image   Dashboard Crack problem of the 2006 Acura TL 18
Failure Date: 11/20/2013

A large crack on the front dashboard above the airbag on passenger side.

car image   Dashboard Crack problem of the 2004 Acura TL 19
Failure Date: 11/01/2013

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...

car image   Dashboard Crack problem of the 2005 Acura TL 20
Failure Date: 10/24/2013

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.

car image   Dashboard Crack problem of the 2005 Acura TL 21
Failure Date: 10/17/2013

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.

car image   Dashboard Crack problem of the 2006 Acura TL 22
Failure Date: 10/06/2013

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.

car image   Dashboard Crack problem of the 2007 Acura TL 23
Failure Date: 09/02/2013

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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car image   Dashboard Crack problem of the 2005 Acura TL 24
Failure Date: 08/09/2013

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.

car image   Dashboard Crack problem of the 2005 Acura TL 25
Failure Date: 08/02/2013

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.

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