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Steering Problems of Acura TL - part 1

Acura TL owners have reported 42 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2003 Acura TL 1
Failure Date: 08/16/2016

Rust through condition on right sub-frame supporting engine, transmission, right front suspension. Air conditioning condenser drain tube drips condensation/water directly onto this area of the sub-frame causing severe corrosion and eventually part failure leaving engine, transmission, right front suspension without proper alignment and support that can happen at any speed. Acura denounced any knowledge of this problem. Left side of same part is not effected at all. Internet search has discovered numerous instances of this problem. TSB has been issued for 1999-2002 Honda accord cars with this same problem. But manufacture's solution was to move the location of the drain tube in future model years of the car. I paid an independent repair shop $2,600 to replace the rear sub-frame section. The dealership wanted to replace both front and rear sub-frames but the front section was not effected and did not require replacement. The repair shot I took my car to to have the work done praised the car for being spotless underneath except for the effected area. Problem was discovered on August 16, 2016.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2006 Acura TL 2
Failure Date: 12/20/2015

Power steering rack leaking inside into the boot. Dealer says, the rack has failed an needs to be replaced. Very unusual for a car with 70000 miles only to have the power steering rack leaking. I am not the only one. Hundreds of other consumers have reported the same complaint on Acurazine forums for Acura Tl cars. . Read more...

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car image   Steering problem of the 1999 Acura TL 3
Failure Date: 10/14/2015

Engine shuts off while driving at about 65 mph causing the car to lose speed, hard to steer and hard to brake. I heard that there was a recall about this cars (Acura). With the same (switch) problem. Why my car is not included ??.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2004 Acura TL 4
Failure Date: 08/17/2015

I have Acura Tl 2004 well maintained service on time . One day it's raining and I drive around 10 mph and after some time my steering was froze I can't move I about to get crashed then I think it might be due to steering fluid I check its almost good then I drive next few days and problem gone but again when it's raining it did same thing. Im scared to drive that car in raining . It's only bad in raining I don't know why. It also has sometime airbag warning on in rain .

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Acura TL 5
Failure Date: 05/05/2015

2008 Acura Tl. Consumer writes in regards to power steering feed hose leak recall repairs. The consumer is seeking reimbursement for the repair he paid for.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2005 Acura TL 6
Failure Date: 04/25/2015

I was merging onto the freeway and while doing a turn the wheel became hard to turn causing me to lose control temporarily. The power steering liquid is leaking. This is dangerous I could have hit another car !!!!!!!!.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2005 Acura TL 7
Failure Date: 03/26/2015

The steering wheel stop functioning while driving without any reason. It's scary situation when driving on the road.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Acura TL 8
Failure Date: 10/31/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Acura Tl. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The contact had to apply excessive force to the steering wheel in order to turn the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician stated that the power steering fluid and the power steering hose needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2007 Acura TL 9
Failure Date: 10/01/2014

I currently own a 2007 Acura Tl and my power steering consistently goes in and out. It is extremely difficult to steer when traveling at slow speeds, such as in a parking lot. My vehicle's VIN doesn't show that the power steering recall associated with many 2004-2008 Acura Tls affects my car, however I believe that may be the reason my power steering doesn't work very well at all. I recently had my car inspected at bianchi Honda in erie, PA for my annual inspection and they said that the only way to fix the issue that I'm having with my power steering is to replace the power steering hose etc. Can you please let me know if my car's power steering problem can be fixed? thank you. Sincerely, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

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car image   Steering problem of the 2004 Acura TL 10
Failure Date: 09/30/2014

My vehicle is experiencing power steering leaks and there is a very loud whining noise when the car is started in cooler weather. I went to an Acura and Honda dealer and they noted there were no problems and the previous recall issue has already been fixed. This vehicle has had similar complaints and related recalls in the past as well as many other safety related issues and it seems Acura and Honda are simply unwilling to fix problems with their product unrelated to normal wear and tear. It would benefit consumers if this vehicle especially this year and model were more thoroughly examined by an independent third _party.

car image   Steering problem of the 2000 Acura TL 11
Failure Date: 04/21/2014

Car family owned since new and serviced. The front right subframe (rear side of the two parts of the subframe cradle) rotted completely thru (passenger side) leaving hole thru and leaving control arms, steering rack detached. The rest of the frame is rot free, just this one area which is completely rotted away. A google search shows that this is not uncommon with this model Acura Tl and some Honda accords.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2004 Acura TL 12
Failure Date: 01/18/2014

Problem with power steering hose leaking causing smoke underneath the hood. I read on Acura website that there was a recall for the power steering hose leaking for 2004-2008 Acura Tl. I am experiencing this problem and read it can cause a fire underneath the hood.

car image   Steering problem of the 2004 Acura TL 13
Failure Date: 11/07/2013

Top of my dash where the glovebox is all crack where the the takata inflators our.

car image   Steering problem of the 2005 Acura TL 14
Failure Date: 09/03/2013

I purchased this vehicle from montauk auto dealer on linden blvd queens NY on August 2 2 weeks after that driving to work my brakes fail I got it fix a week after that the car started shaking on the freeway I stop got out the freeway n took it to a shop the steering mechanism is no good can't afford to fix it is $1600 to fix it so I had it balanced nand tied down only to find out there's also frame damage also they sold me the car for $7500 2 months after that they sent me a letter charging me $13500 for the car and they never told me about the damage to the car I need serious help please help me with this issue.

car image   Steering problem of the 1996 Acura TL 15
Failure Date: 05/11/2013

May 2013, on a straight road, at 8:55pm. Motorist traveling towards me speeding with bright lights on. Motorist made contact with my car on passenger side fender and door. Motorist hit and ran and later told police she thought she hit an object. At the time of impact there was a loud explosion as the airbags deployed, darkness, an awful smell, smoke, I could not see, I lost control of the car as the car veered across the street to on- coming traffic. I thought I had died, but as the car stopped in the grass, I felt the brakes and realized I had not died. I exit the car coughing as my chest felt like it was on fire, I could barely see, my eyes were burning, then I realized I was hit. Neighbors came and offered to help; I told them that I was not feeling any pain, yet . After effects: burn on both forearms, right side of face felt like someone slapped with an object-like a hot bath towel, feeling of dust in my eyes, watery eyes, loss of taste of food, constant tiredness, feeling lethargic even 9 months later, severe pain and numbness in right leg and right arm, lower back pain not severe, the urge to keep my eyes close, cannot remain asleep for extended period, and when I wake I want to keep my eyes close, three times did not go to work because my heart palpitating all day like I am having an heart attack, used a cake because I was limping.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Acura TL 16
Failure Date: 02/22/2013

Ride rough, switch gears.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Acura TL 17
Failure Date: 01/26/2013

Purchased car on 01/21/2013. Was back at dealer on 01/26/2012 due to a weird vibration at high speeds (50-80 mph). Long story short they have balanced the tires like 3 times and put new tires but it is still vibrating not as much but still. Going back to dealer to see what they have to say this time.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Acura TL 18
Failure Date: 12/22/2012

Got electric power steering (eps) warning light and lost the power assist. Could not reset and had to drive car to dealer with no power assist. Very difficult to steer at low speed.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Acura TL 19
Failure Date: 12/19/2012

12/19/2012 9am, I was driving California freeway (110) about 30 miles/hr. Weather was clear, road was dry and no pot holes. I got "power steering warning" lights/beeps and I could not steer the car. It was very stiff to steer and I barely pulled over to the curve. (engine was still running). And I stopped the engine and turned back on then the problem disappeared. But it was the scary experience on the freeway. I took my car to the dealer, santa monica Acura and left overnight for troubleshoot. Next day, the service adviser told me that they could not duplicate the problem, ran all the tests and contacted "tech service" but nothing abnormal found. They said it is ok to drive. My concern is what if it happens again on the curvy road at high speed and I lose the control of steering.

car image   Steering problem of the 2007 Acura TL 20
Failure Date: 04/18/2012

The contact owns a 2007 Acura Tl. The contact stated that smoke started to emit from the engine compartment. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the high pressure power steering hose was leaking over the catalytic converter. As a result, the power steering hose needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 63,800 and the current mileage was 64,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 1999 Acura TL 21
Failure Date: 04/03/2012

Driving normally on city street when suddenly engine died & all electrical on console turned off. Car was diagnosed with faulty ignition switch. There had been a recall for this part. I've confirmed that my car was serviced by dealer under that recall & the ignition switch had been replaced some time ago; the replaced part failed. Incident placed my family in seriously dangerous situation--in middle of road/traffic without power or instruments & barely able to steer.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Acura TL 22
Failure Date: 03/12/2012

I have a 2008 Acura Tl type-s. There is a safety recall for the power steering hose for this model, however the VIN of my car is not covered. I am experiencing the issue with the power steering hose leaking (verified by an Acura dealership). I called Acura and they said that even though I am experiencing the same issue as cars that are covered under the recall, my car is not covered. I know from reading reports from other Tl owners who have had the same issue, the hose on my car does not have the hose with the heat-shield that is installed when the recall work is performed, thus my car has the defective hose and should be covered.

car image   Steering problem of the 1995 Acura TL 23
Failure Date: 03/02/2012

I was driving approximately 55 mph on a busy street. Without warning and without any direction from me, the cars right front brake engaged for a short period of time (seconds) and the steering wheel jerked to the right. The incident corrected itself quickly and the vsa light comes on and stays on. It is a very scary experience. In the beginning, it only occurred once every week or two. The frequency has steadily increased over the past year. At this time, it occurs about every other time you drive the vehicle.

car image   Steering problem of the 2007 Acura TL 24
Failure Date: 01/20/2012

The main power steering hose developed a leak. I own a type s model and according to the local dealership the recall does not apply to my vehicle. This is odd do to the fact that my hose deteriorated in the same manner described in the recall. Many other 2007 and 2008tl type s owners reported the same problem. The new hose installed has a heat shield in the area affected. Obviously they are aware of the problem. Heat caused by the engine near the hose is causing the deterioration. I understand that this also a fire hazard. This was reported online and by the service rep at the dealership. I think that this should be enough to include my model car as part of the recall.

car image   Steering problem of the 2007 Acura TL 25
Failure Date: 11/16/2011

Power steering leak causing smoking, & squeeking along with difficult steering. There is a current recall on 2007 Acura Tl but american Honda says it does not apply to the s-type. Not true, myself & several other Tl-type s owners have had the same problem. If this leads to a fire, I will seek punitive damages against all parties who fail to address this high priorty safety recall.