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#515 of 897 2005 RL Acura Buyback
Jan 14, 2006 (9:05 am)
I am considering purchasing a 2005 RL that is a buyback from Acura. Acura has since sold the car and it is at a used car dealer, not an Acura dealer.. In service date on vehicle of 10/2004. Issue causing buyback was door locks recycling and continually running down battery. Acura issued TSB on this problem. Problem has been fixed, according to dealer, and remaining portion of 4 year factory warranty still valid with Acura.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can verify that the problem was corrected? Also, has anyone purchased a car that has gone through a buyback scenario? Anything that I should look out for?
#516 of 897 Re: 2005 RL [dsm05rl]
Jan 14, 2006 (2:48 pm)
I have had the same one on both my 05 RL's (first one Acura took back because of problems). If it is on the drivers side of the dash board on bottom right corner believe it is part of the wiring harness that gets loose.
They will tell you the A pillar need silicon lube however dash needs to be taken apart and harness fixed.
Make sure the dealer has the $1 clip in stock otherwise its a 3-4 day way for the part to arrive.
#517 of 897 passenger side air bag off warning
Jan 14, 2006 (2:51 pm)
on my 05 RL this message always on...never have anything on passenger seat...anyone experiencing same problem ?
dealer can't find problem.
#518 of 897 2006 RL Keyless Remotes not Recognized
Jan 16, 2006 (2:30 pm)
I have a problem with the keyless remotes in my 2006 Acura RL. When the remote switches from #1 to #2 (or visa versa) the car doesn't recognize the 'new' driver right away. The service guy at my dealer is telling me that it recognizes the last remote that locked the car, therefore when I don't lock the car in my garage and a different remote starts the car it is not recognized. This could be what is happening, but the manual (and common sense) says that the remote that is present when the car is started should determine which driver is recognized. Any thoughts?
#519 of 897 Re: 2006 RL Keyless Remotes not Recognized [rldan]
Jan 16, 2006 (4:11 pm)
The service guy at my dealer is telling me that it recognizes the last remote that locked the car, therefore when I don't lock the car in my garage and a different remote starts the car it is not recognized.This could be what is happening, but the manual (and common sense) says that the remote that is present when the car is started should determine which driver is recognized. Any thoughts?
In my experience, both the manual and common sense are correct in this case. Logic says your service guy couldn't possibly be correct - what value would the system have if it only recognized the last driver, not the current driver! I've had a couple of instances where it didn't recognize the correct remote, but 99% of the time it's fine. I believe there is a procedure whereby you pair each remote separately so the system knows which is which. You may need to do that procedure again.
#520 of 897 Re: 2006 RL Keyless Remotes not Recognized [nebraskaguy]
Jan 18, 2006 (6:06 am)
Believe it or not the service guy was right! An unlocked car will default to the last driver to avoid the dilemma when both remotes are present. There are two ways to tell the car a new driver is present: 1) hit the unlock button on the remote or 2) Push 1 or 2 on the driver position memory panel on the door. Cest la vie!
#521 of 897 Re: 2005 acura 3.5rl vibration hum [james39]
Jan 18, 2006 (5:29 pm)
I am having the exact same problem at the same RPMs. Dropped off my 05 today. They called me this afternoon and said the tech heard it. The tech also drove an 06, and heard it on that one too. They weren't sure what to do...and basically chalked it up to being a normal noise of the car. So I called Acura Customer Care and they said I should go back and ride with the tech (as these noises are very subjective) and perhaps have them call the tech support line at Acura. Thus, I suppose I too will have to go back one or two more times.
And on top of that, when I picked up the keys and the invoice, it said they washed it and they had not. No chance to provide them feedfback as I picked it up at closing.
Love the car, but this hum/vibration is loud and annoying.
#522 of 897 Re: 2005 acura 3.5rl vibration hum [jeffp1]
Jan 18, 2006 (6:15 pm)
Well guess what, I have an '05 with just over 7000 kms. on it and it alo ha a slight vibration at just over 1500rpm. Ive tried different scenarios
but the bottom line is it's there only under load (in gear) and goes from 1500 to 1700 rpm. in any gear independant of speed and doesn' occur when you shift to neutral. I've about convinced myself it's due to a throaty exhaust that has a mild vibration. It is noticable as a vibration in the steering wheel and the gas pedal only, no noticable noise. I'll have my dealer look at it but my guess is it's normal and I can probably lve with it as the car is so good otherwise especially after my three E Classes spending so much time in the shop!!
#523 of 897 Re: 2006 RL Keyless Remotes not Recognized [rldan]
Jan 18, 2006 (6:16 pm)
Believe it or not the service guy was right! An unlocked car will default to the last driver to avoid the dilemma when both remotes are present.
I checked, and you're correct. However, the logic still escapes me. If there's a dilemma when both remotes are present, what difference is there as to whether the car is locked or unlocked?
#524 of 897 Re: 2006 RL Keyless Remotes not Recognized [nebraskaguy]
Jan 19, 2006 (7:11 am)
If it's locked, the act of unlocking identifies the driver.