Steering Problems of Acura TL - part 1

Acura TL owners have reported 60 problems related to steering (under the steering 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   Steering problem of the 2012 Acura TL 1
Failure Date: 05/12/2018

While driving the electric power steering became tight and couldn't move steering wheel left or right. The electric power steering control module.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Acura TL 2
Failure Date: 03/30/2018

While sitting at a stoplight the eps (elec power steering) light came on and no power steering was available. Drove to a parking lot and turned car off/on with no effects on the error code. Was able to maneuver car to the dealer and awaiting a eps module to be replaced. The appears to be a recurring problem in this model Acura based on other reports.

car image   Steering problem of the 2004 Acura TL 3
Failure Date: 03/07/2018

Tl- the contact owns a 2004 Acura Tl. The contact stated that while driving about 60 mph, the steering lost power, without warning. The contact did not call the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there was no recall. The contact was advised to call the dealer for diagnostic test. The failure mileage was 194,604. Fe.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Acura TL 4
Failure Date: 01/14/2018

Was driving at 45mph on highway when electronic power system failed on car making it incredibly difficult to steer.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Acura TL 5
Failure Date: 11/01/2017

While driving to work on the highway, the "check power steering system" warning came on. I noticed the steering was erratic and felt I didn't have much control any longer. I immediately pulled aside and tried to search for the warning. I took it to my Acura dealer and was quoted $1200 to fix the eps module. I was shocked by the cost and how quickly the system failed. My car is 2012 Acura Tl with about 95k miles. I have never had this happen to any of my other cars. I have owned two Acura in the past. With this issue, I have to get it fixed. It seems like this is a manufacturer defect and should be covered by Honda/Acura. Disappointed to have to bear this cost. . . But rather be safe than sorry.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Acura TL 6
Failure Date: 09/30/2017

I was driving my vehicle on the highway to work and my electronic power steering went out I almost hit a tractor trailer and it caused me to have a panic attack because it all happened so fast I did not know what to do besides slam on the brakes. This issue could of potentially caused my death or other peoples death or injury , this could of ended out bad. Can you please contact me ASAP regarding this issue. And there should be a recall on the electronic power steering system because any Acura owners with high miles on the vehicles could end up having this same issue and could end up being a law suit.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2006 Acura TL 7
Failure Date: 07/24/2017

Over the years since I purchased the Acura 06 Tl I have been having problems with the battery- car won't start sometimes. I purchased a few batteries already. Finally on 7-24-2017 I was out of town (west palm beach) when my car won't start. I went to closest Acura dealer where I learned that the issue was a defective hfl that had a parasitic drain on the battery from defective hfl. Had to purchase another battery. Acura never informed me that there was a defect of hand free link. In past I had to replace the starter and power steering. Certain features still does not work- passenger front window, heating element for car seat passenger, power outlet in console box.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2002 Acura TL 8
Failure Date: 06/21/2017

Vehical slips out of gears while driving on the hwy also feels like the car wheels or maybe even the transmission locks up while on the hwy . A very bad jerk , it seems like the gears are locking up for a quick second after the jerk it will proceed on . The jerks. These jerks are starting to damage my suspension and also my gears. . There was asafety recall for the transmissoion gears . I have taken my vhical to Acura of cerrittos and they refused to inspect and notify me of my vehical transmission gears status they said there was a oil line that was added but they cant show me where the work was done. While driving my vehical home from the dealership Acura of cerritos this transmission gears started locking up so bad that the jerks injured me my girlfriend and 3 of our kids and damaged my steering and suspension. Please help.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Acura TL 9
Failure Date: 06/12/2017

Steering wheels seems to catch on turns, brakes raises some concern at times.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Acura TL 10
Failure Date: 04/21/2017

Power steering leak into catalytic converter and system malfunction. Smoke from the engine.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Acura TL 11
Failure Date: 04/20/2017

Nhtsa 12v-222. Acura says there isn't any recall on this matter. Meanwhile, the smoke that is causing this problem makes it unbearable for us to turn on the heat or a/c because of this faulty manufacture problem.

car image   Steering problem of the 2003 Acura TL 12
Failure Date: 04/08/2017

The contact owns a 2003 Acura Tl. While driving 35 mph around a curve, the vehicle failed to brake or accelerate and the transmission seized. The steering wheel also became very difficult to turn. As a result, the contact lost control of the vehicle and left the road. The contact crashed into an embankment and a tree. The air bags did not deploy. The driver sustained injuries to the hands, wrists, head, ankle, chest, and shoulder. Medical attention was required and the contact visited his physician after the crash. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04v176000 (power train). The approximate failure mileage was 263,138.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2005 Acura TL 13
Failure Date: 03/22/2017

My vehicle was in motion on power inn and calvine rd I was making a left turn onto calvine rd my right side wheel well whether holds the wheel had snap on me n I was stuck there for an hour till highway patrol came an called eagle towing. . . . But before the officer had arrived I tried shifting it into park it wouldn't let me I just bought the car from offerup an the person had informed me he replaced the tranny etc. . . . Idk I'm just stress about buying a new car an now it stuck sitting here in my garage and the most headache about this situation is I need to register into my name n I can't even do that now that his happen sigh if there's anything you guys can do for me and my girl I'd highly appreciate it please an thank you *date of incident isn't correct I know I was the end of March or beginning of April I'm going to have my girl call eagle towing or highway patrol for actual information.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Acura TL 14
Failure Date: 02/16/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Acura Tl. While driving approximately 40 mph, the steering warning indicator illuminated and the steering seized. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the power steering control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 111,000. The VIN was not available.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2005 Acura TL 15
Failure Date: 12/16/2016

Necesito saber si esta o no reportado como robado para comprarlo.

car image   Steering problem of the 2004 Acura TL 16
Failure Date: 11/02/2016

The power steering leaks this issue is recalled on the new modles but not these and its the same part.

car image   Steering problem of the 2003 Acura TL 17
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.

car image   Steering problem of the 2005 Acura TL 18
Failure Date: 06/01/2016

1. Hfl lhas continuously drained several batteries since I purchased the car in 2008. Until recently I did not know it was the hfl until the Acura dealership said it's a known problem and it either needs to be repaired or removed. It's very expensive to repair, so I had it removed. I also just purchased a 2007 Acura Tl s and while I was sitting at the dealership inputting the radio info and attempting to connect with to the hfl link the battery became completely drained in less than 10 min. The hfl has not worked in the 2005 since I bought it and it does not work on the 2007 either. I have a separate complaint form filled out for that car. The dealership said it's a known problem with Acura Tl, but not a recall yet. It should be a recall. 2. The power steering has seemed to go out over the last 8 months and it has become difficult to steer. If I can remember there was a recall regarding the power steering hose for this model Tl. I believe it was repaired during the initial recall, but the Acura dealership refuses to replace the part again even though the same problem is happening again.

car image   Steering problem of the 2006 Acura TL 19
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...

car image   Steering problem of the 1999 Acura TL 20
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 21
Failure Date: 10/05/2015

Previous recall on the power steering hose leaking, mine is leaking when in motion and stationary, previous recall on internal transmission fault, previous recall on wiper motor housing, current recall on ball joints, was told by mechanic I have a ball joint problem, current problem with passenger side headlight going out. Replaced ballast with new one and head light worked for a couple of weeks and went out again, notice while in motion and stationary.

car image   Steering problem of the 2004 Acura TL 22
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 .

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Acura TL 23
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.

car image   Steering problem of the 2005 Acura TL 24
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 !!!!!!!!.

car image   Steering problem of the 2005 Acura TL 25
Failure Date: 03/26/2015

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



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