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#841 of 895 2005 Acura RL Bumper Peeling from exhaust
Apr 30, 2008 (8:59 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 895 Re: 2005 Acura RL Bumper Peeling from exhaust [skbelsky]
May 10, 2008 (4:01 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 895 Pulsating vibration in 2008 Acura RL
May 17, 2008 (9:36 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 895 Re: Pulsating vibration in 2008 Acura RL [wmengel]
May 17, 2008 (10:20 am)
I have read in the Acurazine forums that some owners have noticed the engine "pinging" at low RPM's.
#845 of 895 '98 Acura 3.5RL Transmission Troubles
May 21, 2008 (10:52 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.
#846 of 895 '98 Acura 3.5RL P/S Reservoir Fluid Bubbling/Boiling
May 21, 2008 (10:58 pm)
While checking the oil after filling up, I noticed the P/S fluid bubbling/boiling inside of the res. What does this mean??? Is there something wrong with my pump, rack and pinion, and/or lines??? There's no indication when driving. There's no leaks either. All belts are new, connected correctly and taught. This too is the first time I've experienced p/s issues. My car has 200k miles. Any info would be greatly appreciated. As with my previous entry, thanks in advance.
#847 of 895 HFL difficulties
Aug 22, 2008 (11:14 am)
Has anyone else had problems with the HFL while making calls? 2007RL purchased new. Almost immediately began experiencing problems with the Hands Free Link in making calls (doesn't get the numbers right - repeats back numbers that weren't spoken), drops calls, voice quiality both speaking and receiving is poor. Dealer replaced HFL unit twice, even supplied a new (supposedly compatible phone) but the problem still exists. Hands free phone operation is soon to be mandatory in our state and this will be more of an issue for us than before. Any ideas or similar experiences out there?
#848 of 895 Dead battery-warning lights activated
Aug 22, 2008 (6:43 pm)
Had my new '08 RL for about 4 months and car would not start today. Called the my salesman at the dealership and he suggested that I get a Sears battery. He insisted that the battery is a maintenance item and not covered under the warranty. After AAA started my car, all of the warning lights for the brakes, ABS, SH-AWD were flashing. So, I drove straight to the dealership service dept. I turned off the car in the service bay before they took it and started it back up and all of the warning lights were off then. The dealership said that there must have been a bad cell in the battery and that they would replace the battery. Funny though, when they returned my keys with no paperwork and the stereo was still working. I had to punch in the security code after AAA started it. I asked the serviceman why my stereo was still working if they had replaced the battery and he said that the service people have a way of replacing the battery without causing the security code having to be set up again. I also would think that the dealership would not be able to install a new battery without a record in their system.
Has anyone had trouble with a very short battery life? Unfortunately, I didn't read the reviews on Edmunds about dealerships before I purchased the car, or I would have shopped elsewhere.
#849 of 895 Re: Dead battery-warning lights activated [ascott1]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Aug 22, 2008 (7:10 pm)
Yes they can install a new battery without a complete electrical disconnect. They put a little maintenance battery in the circuit.
#850 of 895 1995 acura legend
Aug 22, 2008 (8:28 pm)
How to replace the water pump for a 1995 legend?