Acura TL owners have reported 20 problems related to warning light on (under the air bag category).
Passenger airbag warning light had been on for around 5 months prior to incident date where the dashboard has cracked right down the center of the airbag location and toward the center of the dashboard as well. We are in fear of the bag causing serious injury or death due to deploying spontaneously or not deploying correctly upon the result of a collision. I researched this problem as I am meticulous about my vehicles and always kept the interior surfaces protected as well as used a sun shield to keep the uv rays from affecting or fading the surface of the dash. I have not gone to a dealership as I see this is a major manufacturer issue and Acura seems to be turning it's back on it's loyal customers. Please let me know what I need to do to pursue this further or join in a massive lawsuit.
See all problems of the 2004 Acura TL.
There appears to be a defect with the air bag system. The warning light was intermittently illuminated, and it now remains lit nearly every time the vehicle is driven. I brought the car into the dealership (Acura of stevens creek in California). They see the air bag system issue, but will not take a look at the car for less than $180. I unfortunately don't have $180 for just a look (this amount does not include the cost to fix the problem). The worst part is that this appears to be a known problem under warranty, but they refuse the look at the car unless I pay $180. I am extremely angry they would put my family and me in unnecessary danger like this. Also, if this is a known defect, they should repair all their cars on the road and not subject people to dangers like this.
Airbag warning light came on.
See all problems of the 2005 Acura TL.
I have 2005 Acura Tl I've owned it for about 7 years. Went out today and found a crack on the passenger's side dashboard. Approximately 6 inches long, along the passenger's front airbag. Now the airbag warning light remains on. I bought the car with 64000 miles on it and it now has 116,000. I've kept the service up on it and she's been babied since I bought her. No armor all on it at all. I'm so disappointed. I just replaced the timing belt, the rack and pinion, rear breaks/rotors, and now this. I really thought this car would last me. Now, I've suffered trade in value damage because of a manufacturing defect. How can Acura not consider this a safety issue? my airbag warning light is on!.
In March of last year a crack in the dashboard running parallel to the driver side airbag appeared and extended from the windshield to the to glove compartment. In the intervening months, several more cracks near the airbag have appeared and the srs warning light is on whenever the ignition is live. Given the recent publicity regarding airbags, and the many similar complaints I have read from other owners of 2004 Acura Tl's, I am increasingly concerned that that this defect is both widespread and dangerous. Since Acura is aware of the hazard these significant failures present, and to date has taken no action to correct them, I believe the NHTSA must act to compel Acura to recall and repair the affected vehicles.
Vehicle presented cracks around instrument cluster and later on also all around passenger airbag. Few months later, vehicle started showing continuously the airbag red warning light once motorist's seat belt is buckled. Unsure if airbags work with warning light on.
Air bag dash warning light illuminates when front passenger seat occupied.
In April of 2013 I noticed a small crack above the steering column in the dashboard of my car, this crack slowly grew all the way to the windshield and has now spidered off towards the passenger side. Just this month (sept 2013) I also noticed it starting to crack around the passenger side airbag. Not only is the crack very unattractive, but it also has me worried about the airbag and the safety of my passengers. After researching this issue, I found that the cracking dashboard is a common issue on the third generation Acura Tl. In fact most third generation Tl owners have had their dashboards crack, and when they contact Acura (dealerships, and Acura corporate) to try and get assistance, Acura acts as though they have never heard of the issue before. Some consumers are also getting an airbag warning light, and to remedy the warning light they have to drop $2,200 to have the whole dashboard replaced. I have also tried getting assistance from Acura (both jody wilkinson Acura salt lake city, and Acura client relations). After leaving my car with them for 4 days, they told me that there was nothing they could do for me. The reason they wont help me is because I haven't been getting my car serviced at their dealership. Since I know how to take care of my own car and perform my own oil changes, I will have to pay $2,200 to have the dashboard replaced. This was the excuse they used to deny me, there are many other excuses they have used on other consumers. Acura needs to stand behind their cars and fix this obvious product flaw. They shouldn't be treating their consumers like criminals for not getting their vehicle serviced at the dealership. This is a serious safety issue and people need to start reporting it to every venue they can.
See all problems of the 2006 Acura TL.
Tl-the contact owns a 2004 Acura Tl. The contact stated that the passenger's side dashboard began to deteriorate around the air bag. In addition, the air bag warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000. Ne.
Passenger side airbag warning light comes on intermittently for several seconds (long enough to have photographed it on cell phone on several occasions and sent to ralleye Acura dealership) although a passenger is seated. Passenger is female, 125 lbs, 5' 6" tall. Vehicle has been brought back about 4 times for this complaint. Each time it has been proclaimed "fixed. " the last time was about 6 weeks ago and it was in shop for about 8 days. A week after that it happened again. Dealer was told and said they would "get back to us. " they have not. Called Acura customer relations and [xxx] in that department called back this morning. He insists it is the passenger's fault, there is nothing wrong with the car and it is "supposed to function this way. " information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
See all problems of the 2012 Acura TL.
The contact owns a 2005 Acura Tl. The contact stated that the dashboard was fractured and the airbag warning light was illuminated. The dealer and manufacturer were contacted but provided no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure was mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 60,100.
In the month of August of 2011, my 2004 Acura Tl started a minor 2 inch long crack on the passenger's side near the frontal airbag deployment area. The following day the crack expanded to over 6 inches. During the next few months the crack multiplied into several cracks along the entire dashboard. At the time of the dashboard cracking, the airbag warning light illuminated on the dashboard. My local mechanic ran diagnostics and nothing came back that was out-of-the-ordinary. I believe the dashboard is an ingredient in the airbag light because the airbags are internally located within the dashboard. Acura has admitted their fault in the improper materials used in the 3rd generation Acura Tls (2004-2008), but decline to replace the dashboards out of good will.
Several dashboard cracks along the passenger airbag and all over the dash. Concerned as it is causing the airbag sensor warning light to be engaged. This can be a potential hazard as the airbag my fail in a collision or engage and release at any moment.
2004 Acura Tl sedan dashboard cracks and splits around passenger airbag. Srs warning light becomes illuminated afterwards. Concern over proper airbag deployment.
1. Spontaneous cracks in the dash around the passenger air bag unit. 2. Air bag warning light on 3. Spontaneous crack in dash near steering column.
The contact owns a 2005 Acura Tl. The contact stated that the air bag and engine warning lights were illuminated. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.
The contact owns a 2000 Acura Tl. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph attempting to accelerate, the vehicle hesitated to accelerate and excessive force was required to depress the pedal. Additionally, the contact stated that when pressure was applied to the front driver or passenger side doors, the air bag warning light illuminated. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown.
See all problems of the 2000 Acura TL.
The side airbag turned on and when taken to the dealership they said that no codes were found. Apparently, the computer has a malfunction. I was told that since no code were found in the computer, then the manufacturer will not cover it under warranty. Currently I am dealing with the situation, because this is unacceptable to have a warning light on and not do anything to correct it.
While driving at an undetermined speed air bag warning light appeared on the dashboard. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealership for inspection.
See all problems of the 2001 Acura TL.
Tthink twice and long before buying a 2000 Acura 3. 2 Tl. We are the second owners of this make/model/year. We and the original purchaser have experienced the following issues:on September 25th, 2001, at 20129 miles, the first owner took the automobile to an Acura service department because the srs (supplemental restraint system) indicator light had come on. The shop replaced the 'opds unit' but provided no explanation as to why the warning indicator had come on. At 26467 miles, the original purchaser brought the car to the dealership because the brake indicator light had come on. Brake fluid was added, but no reason for the light's illuminating was given. We purchased the vehicle with an odometer reading of 25807 miles. Shortly thereafter, the srs light came on and stayed on. At 26467 miles we brought the vehicle to an Acura dealer. Shop personnel checked the srs indicator and consequently ordered yet another 'opds' unit. While in the shop, the seal around the front windshield,which had puckered up,also was repaired. Some three weeks later we returned to the dealership to have the opds unit replaced. No explanation was given for the problem. In the interim,the brake warning light had come on,and the brake reservior cap was changed as well. Less than two months have passed:the srs light is again constantly on. We are about to schedule an appointment to have this looked at, and also have the trunk light inspected, since it doesn't work. The trunk light problem is not due to a blown fuse or burned-out bulb; I checked that myself. Having the srs warning light come on,together with the dealer's inability to explain or rectify the situation,puts one in something of a quandry:is it a false warning,will the airbag(s) deploy in a crash? or is it an indication of a problem and will the airbag(s) not deploy when needed? the Acura 3. 2 Tl is not an inexpensive car, and one would expect it to require minimum attention while providing a high degree of reliability and safety. It doesn't.
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|Air Bag problems||
|Front Air Bag problems||
|Side/window Air Bag problems||
|Air Bag Not Deploy problems||
|Air Bag Light On problems||
|Warning Light On problems||
|Front Air Bag Sensor Control problems||
|Front Driver Side Air Bag Inflator problems||
|Air Bag On-off Switch problems||