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1996 Acura TL Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Safety

1996 Acura TL

Front Crash Driver Side
Front Crash Passenger Side

Recall Notices

1996 Acura TL (8/19/1999)

Campaign Number: 99V227000
Component Name: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A TRANSMISSION CASE BOLT CAN LOOSEN AND FALL OUT ALLOWING THE TRANSMISSION TO DISENGAGE FROM THE DIFFERENTIAL.
Defect: THE VEHICLE COULD LOSE POWER TO THE DRIVE WHEELS WITHOUT WARNING. ALSO, SHIFTING THE TRANSMISSION INTO THE PARK POSITION WOULD NOT LOCK THE WHEELS, AND A PARKED VEHICLE COULD MOVE UNEXPECTEDLY IF THE PARKING BRAKE IS NOT SET.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A REDESIGNED BOLT.

1996 Acura TL (5/10/1999)

Campaign Number: 99V069000
Component Name: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. CERTAIN VEHICLES WERE MANUFACTURED WITH BALL JOINTS THAT CAN PREMATURELY WEAR OUT AND, IN THE WORSE CASE, THE BALL JOINT WOULD SEPARATE CAUSING THE FRONT SUSPENSION TO COLLAPSE.
Defect: THIS CONDITION WOULD RESULT IN VEHICLE DECELERATION AND A SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER. ALSO STEERING CONTROLLABILITY WOULD BE REDUCED.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINTS.