The 2004-2008 Acura TL is one of the best Japanese sedans ever created, but it has a few design flaws that could've been better engineered. In this video, I cover the top 5 worst design issues that affect the 3rd generation Acura TL and even though these issues range from minor to relatively major, they are annoying to live with as an owner of one of these vehicles and they make me ask myself, "What was Honda/Acura thinking?" However, I still very much enjoy driving this vehicle and I hope it continues to provide me reliable transportation for years to come.


    • David Myer
      David Myer

      0:41 u said theres an ashtray, it says it cleary on it "not an ashtray" 😂😂

      about 1 month ago
    • Carson Mullins
      Carson Mullins

      *leaves heated mirrors on right after talking about not doing that*

      about 2 months ago
    • Isaac Santos
      Isaac Santos

      1.Shit quality ripped seats 2.shit quality cracked dash 3.burned mirrors 4.quarter panel clips snapping and the sort 5.that fucking dent that seems to b on every passenger side rear fender on every TL ever.. I love mine tho lol

      about 3 months ago
    • William Levy
      William Levy

      Here are my complaints on the 2007 Acura TL Type-S:
      1. The TIGHTEN FUEL CAP message is awfully annoying.
      2. The headlamp ballasts failing are EXPENSIVE.
      3. The dash cracks extensively.
      4. Master keys are expensive to replace.
      5. The lack of genuine leather in the interior. There isn't any real leather on the doors and most of the seats are not covered in real leather. What little leather there is on them is the typical poor quality leather used by Acura/Honda in the 2000s.
      6. The windshield wiper speed settings suck.

      7. This wasn't an issue for me as the Bluetooth module has already been disconnected on my TL Type-S, but yeah it will drain the battery when it stops working properly. Disconnect it. ✌

      about 3 months ago
    • Alex Sosna
      Alex Sosna

      my complaint is the insane amount of buttons. There’s no telling what’s where when you first drive the car. also i prefer climate control knobs. it takes longer to get to the temperature you want if you use a button

      about 4 months ago
    • oasisbullterriers

      Well, I live in Az, so I've never used the rearview mirror heater. :-) And my 2004, 6 speed TL has never been in snow, so no wheel well rust issues. But the leather upholstery is the thinnest, most flimsy I've ever seen. Mine is self destructing. This too may be weather related, even though the car is "always" garaged when not in use. My original bluetooth module is still soldiering on. No battery drain. You're right about the quirky sunglasses holder location. Doesn't bother me, though. The lack of folding rear seats isn't really a design defect in this semi-luxury sedan. And I love the engine!

      about 5 months ago
    • vGSwagger

      The key blades not closing properly after a few years is the #1 thing that bothers me about my 2008 TL on a daily basis.

      about 6 months ago
    • mrhabanero1

      I have a 2005 and love it. Thanks for the info about the bluetooh modulator draining the battery

      about 6 months ago
    • marc1

      It took my 3 batteries, 2 trips to the mechanic and a google research to find our about the problem with the battery draining, I just removed the factory BT module and installed an aftermarket BT unit, problem solved.

      about 8 months ago
    • Shaka C
      Shaka C

      at 4:29, I did that and mirror are discoloured now.

      about 8 months ago
    • Jimo

      Any car will develop rust when you drive it repeatedly on roads treated with salt. I live in a snowy climate, and although the roads don't get treated here, I don't use my "nice" car (Volvo S60) during the winter months.... we use a "beater" 4x4 ranger. We bought it "pre-uglied" so it doesn't matter if it gets dirty/muddy/rusty.

      about 9 months ago
    • kdtn77

      I love my 2004 TL in great shape the one thing I can't stand about it the AC power plug is right by the shifter that's one of the dumbest designs I've ever seen you can barely get to it cuz of the shifter is right there and you can't leave everything plugged into it because of shippers right there specially when you're in park and working like I do with the plug stuff in what a pain in the ass

      about 11 months ago
    • Erik Solomeno
      Erik Solomeno

      Cant believe you didn't point out the shitty interior leather materials used for the seats.

      about 11 months ago
    • Albert Williams
      Albert Williams

      Except for the Bluetooth modulator the other 4 are just dumb things to complain about in my opinion

      about 1 year ago
    • karl smith
      karl smith

      Awesome Car Overall

      about 1 year ago
    • Customsandbuilts -
      Customsandbuilts -

      Thats why my 06 TL mirrors have brown things around the edge of the driver mirror

      about 1 year ago
    • Joseph Coleman
      Joseph Coleman

      God too much free time to find issues with this car.. Go buy a Camey bitch. OMG no sunglasses holder

      about 1 year ago
    • Tomer Sherman
      Tomer Sherman

      If you don’t want to get a dead battery, can’t you just disconnect the battery I really see why not very easy to do.

      about 1 year ago
    • TungstenCarbideTmpr.

      Bro I got almost identical car same color same rims, 2008 theres a minute dif. Im not gonna talk about ,cut that would make me like show off duche bag, I just always think its cool to see the same model like your on a road. I love your cars clean look. Keep it up.(you probably sold it already... but still)

      about 1 year ago
    • TrillNig

      i have the brown spots all over my driver mirror :/

      about 1 year ago
    • Dusty Bawls
      Dusty Bawls

      getting my 07 TL in a week cant wait.

      about 1 year ago
    • Born to Drive ™
      Born to Drive ™ In reply to Dusty Bawls

      Dusty Bawls It's a great car! Enjoy!

      about 1 year ago
    • Tpz 76
      Tpz 76

      My 08 TL-S does not even have the sunglass pocket on the door. I use the compartment below the radio!

      about 2 years ago

      1. You want cargo space, get a minivan or pickup truck...
      2. Sunglass holder?! Stop being a pansy...
      3. Your Bluetooth is broken? Stop being lazy and fix that shit!
      4. Heated mirrors? Move somewhere warmer!
      5. Rusted wheelwells?! How about you wash your car and keep it clean of bullshit that data away at the car.

      3G TL FOR THE WIN!

      about 2 years ago
    • blackice364
      blackice364 In reply to RICARDO

      Are u serious Ur solution for heated mirror is to move somewhere warmer. AC Broken move somewhere colder dumbass!

      about 1 year ago
    • MuchosGustersen

      It's not a "japanese sedan" lol

      about 2 years ago
    • ChromeMan04
      ChromeMan04 In reply to MuchosGustersen

      Yes it is lol

      about 2 months ago
    • carson September
      carson September

      Why do bitch about cars all the time

      about 2 years ago
    • carson September
      carson September

      If you want more room you get a cross over not a family sedan

      about 2 years ago
    • katrina p
      katrina p

      First I don't think anyone buying a brand new Acura or even a used one is going to the hardware store and buying a bunch of lumber. I personally think the sunglasses are well placed. But I'll give you the others. Hard to nitpick.

      about 2 years ago
    • Дядя Федя
      Дядя Федя

      Great reviews, love my 07 TL. Its a good car, perfect in Colorado snowstorms and handles like AWD unlike my older Maxima that used to do 360s. Was your plastic cover piece on drivers seat failing off, I noticed it was a common problem on these models and dealer wants 400$ for this part.

      about 2 years ago
    • Born to Drive ™
      Born to Drive ™ In reply to Дядя Федя

      Rephael Morgan It's very reliable and parts are not that expensive if you service it in the US. It's about the same to maintain as a Honda Accord

      about 2 years ago
    • Rephael Morgan
      Rephael Morgan In reply to Дядя Федя

      Дядя Федя ow is the reliability because I'm interested in purchasing one, but I am skeptical about replacing parts if need be.

      about 2 years ago
    • Born to Drive ™
      Born to Drive ™ In reply to Дядя Федя

      Дядя Федя Glad to hear you like your TL! Fortunately, my driver seat never had any plastic that fell off.

      about 2 years ago
    • Alexander Milentis
      Alexander Milentis

      Ski pass through? I thought it was specifically designed for my hockey sticks.

      about 2 years ago
    • Graham Cockerill
      Graham Cockerill

      hi guys I have a 2004 euro great car I have no probs we don't have Acura in Australia a few different options on the Acura than the accord euro as it's called here in oz.

      about 2 years ago