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Acura RL, Sedan
#563 of 897 Re: Active Front Headlights [dano4]
Feb 20, 2006 (4:42 pm)
I have a 2005 RL with 20K. The AFS problem started in Nov 2004. Would have it looked at at every oil change/service visit. Finally, this month the dealership found a bad "steering angle sensor" malfunction and the part is on the way.
My gripe: The last time the AFS warning cilityame on I was pulling to a stop - FLASH - FLASH DING! and I bumped a Ford F250. Put a $832 dent in the front bumper. The dealership would not give me any relief but did suggest calling Acura Client services. The guy that called me said they had no responsibilty(True. It was my fault). But he was very arrogant, uncaring and hostile.. What a piece of work. So much for ACURA customer service.
#564 of 897 Acura RL Lite
Feb 20, 2006 (6:06 pm)
According to this week's Automotive News, Acura realizes that the RL is way overpriced, which explains its lagging sales. So in the fall they are going to introduce an RL with fewer features, and a price tag $7,000-$10,000 lower.
#565 of 897 Re: Acura RL Lite [bartalk3]
Feb 22, 2006 (2:04 pm)
So what you are saying is that the TL and RL will be around the same price, I don't believe Acura is going to introduce any new RL with fewer features.
#566 of 897 Are these buttons supposed to light??
Feb 23, 2006 (5:11 am)
I have an 04 TL with Nav. I was wondering if these buttons are supposed to light:
1. Main cruise button on steering wheel.
2. Select/reset button on trip computer.
3. Both back buttons on the steering wheel for the voice commands.
I would really appreciate it if someone could tell me if these buttons light up.
#567 of 897 Re: Active Front Headlights [legend2rl]
Feb 23, 2006 (2:27 pm)
After "hoping" the latest TSBs would fix my AFS Errors, my dealer replaced the "AFS Control Unit"... If that doesn't fix it, their plan is to replace the "steering angle sensor" next. I get the impression that Acura doesn't have a clue as to what is causing the errors or how to even diagnose the problem, so they are starting to replace parts in hopes that the problem will go away.
#568 of 897 Re: 2005 RL Headlights [dan43]
Feb 24, 2006 (6:44 pm)
My 2005 RL's headlights are HORRIBLE on unlighted roads. I can't see anything 50 in front of the car. There is a black curtain and total darkness. Hills are really bad. Wow is this unsafe. the dealer says this is normal.
This is a crash waiting to happen. Beware.
#569 of 897 Re: 2005 RL Headlights [cavtec]
Feb 25, 2006 (8:16 am)
Even using your high beams on dark roads, you can't see?
#570 of 897 Re: 2005 RL Headlights [bartalk3]
Feb 28, 2006 (1:21 pm)
Hi beams work fine, but oncoming traffic, following other cars and curves limit their use. Really hard to see unless there are street lights.The light goes out about 50 feet and just stops.
#571 of 897 April Issue of Car&Driver
Mar 01, 2006 (10:40 am)
Read the 40,000 long term test of the Acura RL, Car&Driver took it off it's 10 best list because of all the problems they had with the car, 8 unscheduled dealer visits to fix a host of problems, they were not happy with this car. These problems are going to affect the resale value of the car, especially if Consumer Reports rates the dependability very bad also. Saw a new one with 3,000 miles at the Cadillac dealership, stayed away from it. Read the April issue of Car&Driver, maybe they discuss a fix for their car that applies to yours as well.
#572 of 897 Re: Active Front Headlights [steve95008]
Mar 02, 2006 (8:39 am)
I hope my problem is fixed. The Dealership, Ed Voyles Acura went beyond my expectations to address the arrogence problem I had with the "corporate" person that called me.
I highly recommend them