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#836 of 897 1996 Acura RL Problems
Feb 02, 2008 (5:39 pm)
I was driving home on the Highway in my RL and I had what I think was a power surge? No idea why, that had never happened before. But the car seemed to go faster then slow back down to normal. When that happened the lights in the instrument pannel went out, as well as my power windows. Everything else works, idiot lights, interior lights, the radio, the power mirrors. For what ever reason the Instrument pannel is completely dead, and the windows won't open (the sun roof works though)
I already checked the entire fuse block twice over, and pulled all the relay's and tested them. Any other thoughts?
#837 of 897 Re: 1996 Acura RL Problems [slynch1980]
Feb 17, 2008 (6:09 pm)
I have 2000 Acura RL with a 12' sub and Alpine tv and everything has worked fine for 2 yrs. I was driving home 2 days ago and my tv completely goes out, wont even turn on. Then my check engine light/ warning light and traction control light came on. Now my alarm doesnt work, locks work when car is on and doors are closed, the clock and mileage reset every start up. My headlights being left on makes a beep, that doesnt work, my steering wheel goes up and down auto. when u start and turn off the car, that doesnt work. I checked the battery-it's fine, checked fuses-those are fine. I have no clue what the hell it could be. The car has never ever had any problems.
#838 of 897 Re: 97 RL Questions [sagrenn]
Feb 18, 2008 (6:13 am)
Yeah, that's a common problem on the RL. As far as I know, it's the only widely reported common parts failure. I don't recall the specifics, but apparently a design issue with plastics components instead of metal on the lifting mechanism. Do a search and you can find some history. I guess that you can do it yourself if you're skilled, but I never tried it.
I've got a 96 RL w/ 175k mi. and I've replaced 3 lifts so far. All have gone out once except front passenger window. I even bought the replacement kit off of Ebay several years ago for it in anticipation of needing to replace it. So far it's still working.
#839 of 897 Re: 2000 RL - CD Changer problems... [rdharams]
Feb 20, 2008 (9:32 pm)
I have a 2000 Acura RL n I had that problem so I went and bought a $2000 Alpine TV n stereo set up and LOVE it accept some electrical issues with my cars ecu I think
#840 of 897 Re: Exhaust Soot on Bumper [had]
Apr 30, 2008 (7:53 am)
I have a 2005 Acura RL. I have always had an accumulation of soot around both exhaust pipes. Recently, the paint on the bumper started to peep around one of the pipes. My dealership insists this was the result of flex (compromising the bumper). I insist that it was from the soot, excess heat, or some ancillary problem related to the exhaust pipes (it is just too coincidental that the paint chose to peel in this exact spot). Has anyone else had peeling caused from this exhaust problem with an 05 Acura?
#841 of 897 2005 Acura RL Bumper Peeling from exhaust
Apr 30, 2008 (7:59 am)
I have a 2005 Acura RL. I have always had an accumulation of soot around both exhaust pipes. Recently, the paint on the bumper started to peel around one of the pipes. My dealership insists this was the result of flex (compromising the bumper). I insist that it was from the soot, excess heat, or some ancillary problem related to the exhaust pipes (it is just too coincidental that the paint chose to peel in this exact spot). Has anyone else had peeling caused from this exhaust problem with an 05 Acura?
#842 of 897 Re: 2005 Acura RL Bumper Peeling from exhaust [skbelsky]
May 10, 2008 (3:01 pm)
I do not have any paint peeling, but the tailpipe extensions were redesigned in 2006 and our dealer replaced them with the new ones on our 2005 RL at no charge approximately 2 years ago. The new extensions go out a little bit further, and do not cause the same soot buildup that we originally experienced on our white RL. If I were you, I would go back to your dealer and ask them about the new extensions and at least see if they will swap them out for you, as they did for us. Once they admit that the extensions were replaced in subsequent model years, they may consider addressing your paint issue? Good luck.
#843 of 897 Pulsating vibration in 2008 Acura RL
May 17, 2008 (8:36 am)
I just got a 2008 Acura RL. I really like this car...but, I have noticed a random pulsating vibration coming from the gas pedal. It usually occurs between 1,000 and 2,000 rpm. The vibration doesn't last long (maybe five or six "cycles" [vibration for a second, then no vibration for a second, then another vibration, etc.]) I have searched the Internet for the answer and have noticed references to drivelines but it seems that these all reference TL's or MDX's...not RL's. This vibration is irritating to say the least.
I went back to the dealership and they took it for a test drive but did not notice any problem...probably because the problem is random (maybe happens every two days or so).
Does anyone have any ideas on this? Thanks.
#844 of 897 Re: Pulsating vibration in 2008 Acura RL [wmengel]
May 17, 2008 (9:20 am)
I have read in the Acurazine forums that some owners have noticed the engine "pinging" at low RPM's.
#845 of 897 '98 Acura 3.5RL Transmission Troubles
May 21, 2008 (9:52 pm)
This problem is intermittent. Starting from a cold start, the car drives ok. Changing into gears are a bit rough. After a short drive, and the trans dip stick is checked, the fluid is dark brown, smells burnt, and has small bubbles. The problem, after a while is that when the car is placed in any of the four gears of forward drive or reverse, the car doesn't move. This is the first time I've experienced trans issues, and the car has 200k miles. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.