The Worst 2004-2008 TL Problems

Takata Airbag Inflator Recall

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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 counting).

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TL Cracked Dashboards

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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 complaint from owners.

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What Owners Complain 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.

Worst Topics

Worst Years

By the Numbers

  1. 5 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 179 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 30th in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 30 eligible generations.