2005 Acura TL Structure Body Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2005 Acura TL Structure Body Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1685647
 Internal NHTSA #11351709
 ManufacurerHonda (American Honda Motor Co.)
 Model Year2005
 File date20/08/20
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemDate: 08/27/2020 my 2005 acura tl has a safety issue with the airbag system. The passenger dash has cracked on both sides of where the airbag is located. This issue occurred slowly over the course of about a year when the vehicle was stationary. As of a week ago, the red airbag warning light goes on and stays on (by the speedometer) when a passenger sits in the front seat. I have researched this issue and there are thousands of acura tl owners that have this same problem with the dash on the passenger side cracking and many have filed complaints with the nhtsa and have contacted acura. Even though all of the other acura tl model years through 2014 were part of the takata airbag recall, for some reason the 3rd generation acura tl model years 2004 - 2008 have not been recalled due to the takata airbag issue. I have read that it may be due to acura needing to remove the dash in order to replace the airbags, and that they don't want to incur the expense of replacing the entire dash. According to several acura tl owners, replacing the dash costs between $1,000 - $2,000 (for the owner) and doesn't take into account the safety issue regarding having the passenger airbag damaged due to the cracks in the dash and humidity getting in. This is a serious safety issue as the cracks could affect deployment of the passenger airbag, or cause it to deploy while driving and cause injury to the passenger or the driver. According to many posts i have seen online, this issue has been going on for over 5 years. Please investigate this safety hazard and notify acura. Acura needs to take responsibility for this widespread safety issue.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure122170
Number of Occurences
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateSANTA MONICA, CA
VIN pattern 19UUA66225AXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase29/06/22
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
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 Vehicle speed0
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 Location of tire code
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 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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