Last post on Sep 27, 2009 at 8:01 PM
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#7 of 13 Re: 2008 TL Leather Seats Failing / Discoloring [cbmggm]
Sep 20, 2009 (12:41 pm)
Please post your update as I am very interested what Acura says. My wife drives the 08 TL almost all the time so the wear on the seat may not be as noticeable as if I were driving it and getting in and out of the car everyday. Nonetheless, this was supposed to be premium leather in th e08 TL and should not have this problem. I still have a 88 Acura legend that the seat leather wore out in 10 years and I had a local upholstery shop replace the seat leather and it has laster another 11 years and the leather is still in very good condition.
#8 of 13 Re: 2008 TL Leather Seats Failing / Discoloring [trailhiker]
Sep 21, 2009 (5:54 am)
I definitely will keep you updated. I have already had two other warranty issues so far; both last month. A defective battery replacement and the hands free blue tooth quite working. When I brought the car in for the HFL problem, the very next customer behind me had the same problem with his car, some year, same model. Just that I would let you know. My car was produced in 2/2008. Take care.
#9 of 13 Re: 2008 TL Leather Seats Failing / Discoloring [cbmggm]
Sep 21, 2009 (4:12 pm)
Interesting you mentioned HFL problems. We have started experiencing delays and echos when connecting to a call. Tried several cell phones with same problem. Deleted and reconfigured the cell phones with same problem. Dealer said it was a cellular service provider issue. Tried in another Acura and had no problems. I expect the HFL to go out soon. The GPS went out 6 months ago. There was a known problem with the GPS not turning off when you turned the car off that would drain the battery although that is one of many problems that would cause the battery to prematurely fail. Also my TL was made in 02/08 as well.
#10 of 13 Re: 2008 TL Leather Seats Failing / Discoloring [trailhiker]
Sep 21, 2009 (7:29 pm)
Hello. I would definitely push for a new HFL unit from your dealer, especially when it's a warranty issue. They had to order my replacement, took about 3 days to arrive. There was always a delay with mine from day one. If I didn't sync my phone within 5 minutes of starting the car the HFL & phone would not connect. I just thought it was normal. A few months later I'd have to pair the phone / HFL weekly. The new HFL works flawlessly now. An immediate connection regardless of engine start up or after several minutes of driving. Never had that experience before. No more echos or missed calls either. At one point my dealer tried to blame the carrier too. I didn't buy it, pushed back and got my unit. My only suggestion would be for you to verify your phone compatibility with the TL. I'm sure you've gone to the link, but if not here it is: http://www.acura.com/handsfreelink.aspx
Good luck on your car as well, let's just hope this doesn't become the norm with our model build. I think I'll have my GPS checked while my car is in on Wednesday. Thank you for the tip.
#11 of 13 Re: 2008 TL Leather Seats Failing / Discoloring [cbmggm]
Sep 23, 2009 (6:37 am)
Good news. The dealer took one look at the seat and said that they will order a new seatback skin. I would keep an eye on your seats just in case. My seats started out as dark coloring on the leather, then it progressed to breakthru / failure.
#12 of 13 Leather Seat Problems
Sep 26, 2009 (12:00 pm)
We bought a '08 Acura. At about 4 monts old we started to have issues with the seats.
The front leather seats started to wear/tear abnormally. This has occurred on both front seats. On the side upper panel closest to the door.
I was wondering if anyone else had experienced anything like this??
#13 of 13 Re: Leather Seat Problems [ksellis]
Sep 27, 2009 (8:01 pm)
I am experiencing the same problem as well. Mine started after 14 months of ownership. The dealer is replacing the drivers side upper seatback skin. In my opinion this should not be happening on Honda's Acura brand. I am currently on a 3 year lease with about 20 months left. I was planning on keeping the car, but now I'm having concerns. In August of this year the battery had to be replaced and the HFL unit failed as well, My model was built in 2/08.