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#759 of 897 RL Electrical Problems
Dec 03, 2006 (8:20 pm)
Re: Thanks for heads up on gas mileage problems in suburban driving.
Now something else crops up. New Acura RL, now with 4100 miles on it and the driver's window controls to rear windows do not work! With cold weather, neither left or right rear windows go down from driver's controls. With warm weather, only the left rear will work.
Has anyone else had this electrical problem with a NEW Acura (2006 RL)?
#760 of 897 Re: 2005 RL Dead Battery (billlui)
Dec 04, 2006 (4:35 am)
I have a 2005 RL with 7,000 miles. Had 2 dead batteries the last 9 months. The last time was about 10 days ago. I was told by the dealer that the cause was the bluetooth phone system being on all the time draining the battery. I have found it hard to believe since I have never use it or have it hooked up with my cell phone. Also, I discontinued long ago the subscription to XM Radio and Onstar as someone did suspect about drainage was from the ongoing Onstar system for traffic conditions.
In addition, I have always turned the ignition key all the way off.
Has anyone having this problem?
#761 of 897 Dark Nav Screen - 2005 RL
Dec 12, 2006 (8:01 am)
Does anyone have a remedy for brightening the Nav screen? I have it on the brightest adjustment but the text is too faint to insert a new address, for example. Sometimes it is normally bright but it's not consistent enough to spot what conditions influence the brightness. Temperature? Lighting?
Anyone have this problem?
#762 of 897 Re: Dark Nav Screen - 2005 RL [acuraphile]
Dec 12, 2006 (8:50 am)
Hey George, haven't seen you for a while - welcome back!!
#763 of 897 Re: 2005 RL Dead Battery (billlui) [billlui]
Dec 16, 2006 (3:21 pm)
The 2005s had a problem with this. there are some upgrades that the dealer can do (maybe they're done) that were supposed to solve this problem. More info about this can be found on acurazine.com
#764 of 897 Re: Dark Nav Screen - 2005 RL [pat]
Dec 18, 2006 (10:15 am)
Yup, I'm still hanging in there but I have little reason to post - I just read. The '05 RL hasn't shown one defect in two years, save for my recent post. Early on, before the 2005 RL hit the showroom floor, this Forum was energized and exciting, what with all the speculation re the style, power, price, etc of the awaited RL. I don't mean that it's less energized now - just that the initial excitement was at fever pitch!!!
I'm glad that you're still hosting. Perhaps one day you'll be passing out hors d'oeuvres and flutes of Piper-Heidsick!!
#765 of 897 Re: Dark Nav Screen - 2005 RL [acuraphile]
Dec 19, 2006 (8:26 pm)
Acuraphile, I know your eyesight is good because the Air Force has a permanent notation in the military record books of your accomplishments as a Top Gun. George it is always good to see you..or in this case read you! Here is the scoop for anyone in need of adjusting their Nav screen display:
Get your printer out ....I refreshed my memory on the Navi screen. The car doesn't have to be running but the ignition should be on. With your navigation system turned on go to the bottom right button on your dash panel called Setup. Hitting that button will bring up the screen that has 6 areas you can adjust. Brightness is on top left scroll using the BIG knob until you are over it ...your verbal command will also tell you "Brightness" then press down on the big knob again. at this point you can turn the big knob to the right or left. Just don't go beyond 3/4 of the way because it will give you too much light. then scroll to Contrast and make that adjustment etc... I'm about 70% brightness, 60 % contrast.
This is IMPORTANT...There are also additional adjustments that can be made to the screen. You can select daytime colors and nighttime colors for your Map and also your Menu.. With the Navi on click on the Setup button again when the screen comes up it will show More on the top right.... to select this take the big silver knob and move it horizontally right (Don't turn it!) . This will bring up a screen the shows many additional line listed options. The 6th option is Color. Scroll down using the big knob. Select that. Then you can go into each option individually (MAP and MENU)... and each one will have 5 or 6 different colors for day and 5 or 6 different color selections for night. Remember one thing. Each time you make a selection that you are happy with just go back to the previous screen by hitting the cancel button on the left side of your dash panel. Like a computer you can always go back in and make adjustments later if you are not happy with your screen brightness or color. And you are not going to break anything by making the wrong selection. BY THE WAY...WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HAD A FLUTE OF PIPER-HEIDSIECK?
Later Phile...and Good Luck!
#766 of 897 No Response from Acura
Dec 28, 2006 (12:43 am)
On 06 RL with navi pkg, I've had several problems already. Some functions don't work and the dealership in Bethesda MD was really bad in their sales & service......They would have a problem delivering a Yugo. (I would have thought that the luxury line of Honda would screen it's franchise holders).
Wrote a detailed letter to Acura Customer Service with a backup to the head of Honda North America and after 5 weeks....NOT A WORD from the company. In years of buying cars, I've never had such silence from a manufacturer.
Has anyone else been treated this way by Acura???
#767 of 897 Re: No Response from Acura [badbuy]
Dec 28, 2006 (7:13 am)
Don't feel bad, I bought my 2006 RL in January and within weeks had reported several problems to the dealer. I know the dealer was concerned and sent the info to Acura. After 6 months of no response I called Acura HQ and had about a one hour long conversation about the problems (one of which involved the car speeding up when you let off the gas!). It is no almost a year and the silence is deafening.
#768 of 897 Re: No Response from Acura [badbuy]
Dec 28, 2006 (9:23 am)
I am curious if you had gotten any calls form Acura Customer Service after you took delivery? I recieved several - asking how the car, dealer, buying experience was and if anything needed to be addressed. And although I am very pleased with my dealer, I did comment on 2 issues that should have been addressed before delivery. After that initial call from Acura, both Acura Customer Service and my Service Manager were all over me to get them resolved promptly and to my satisfaction (both were minor). I recieved calls from both after the corrections were made in assurance I was pleased with the response and resolutions (I was).
Had Acura Customer Service contacted you after delivery, did you mention the issues with the car and or the dealership? Was there any reply or follow up? I too would be all over Acura corporate if some serious butt kissing was not in play. You bought a premium brand and the flagship, some TLC is in order. Hopefully you had opportunity to voice your concerns, but why they have not followed through since is alarming.
I confess, the lure of Lexus service levels is constantly looming. Had it not been for the Acura dealership I purchased my second Acura from, I would have been enjoying some Lexus butt smooching by now.