What's Wrong with the 3rd Generation TL?

Owners of the 2004–2008 TL have made 176 complaints mostly about the interior, for an overall PainRank of 10.39. That score ranks 34th in reliability out of 34 Acura generations.

2 Common Problems

Takata Airbag Inflator Recall

  • #airbags-seat-belts

A large number of Acura vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and c...

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Even crash test dummies don't want to be near a Takata airbag

TL Cracked Dashboards

  • #interior

Does every 2004-2008 Acura TL have cracks in the dashboard? It certainly feels that way. Regardless of your climate or if you’ve garage-kept your sedan, hairline cracks and deep gaps are a common comp...

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An Acura dashboard with two cracks running perpendicular to the windshield

Most Complained About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.


Model Years