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#93 of 897 Re: Dead Battery [andrews4]
Apr 20, 2005 (3:36 pm)
Ditto, same situation here, same fixes from dealer. My dealer actually had a rep from ACURA to come to NC. First he tells me that I will get a new car. The next day he says that they will try one more fix and if that doesn't stop the problem I will get a new car. He also said that this was the first time he has heard about this problem. There is another Acura dealership about 30 miles away they have seen this problem 3 times. (CROWN ACURA, GREENSBORO, NC)
I bought the car in October drove it home 54 miles and it was dead the next morning. It has been hauled away from my home 3-4 times by Acura Roadside Service. It has been started apx. 5 times by a local gas station. It has been fixed by my dealer ( FLOW MOTORS, Winston-Salem NC, THE BEST DEALER EVER) apx 3-4 times. It has been out of commision 97 days. Today it has been in the dealership for 23 days.
I am leasing this car for about $1000.00 per month. The car has 2000 miles on it. So far I have paid $6000.00 for a car that is operable less than half of the time.
NC lemon law applies to this situation. If I sue Acura they have to pay me 3X the cost of everything, insurance, tags, taxes, down payment and much more. It also very likely that I will even get money for "emotional distress". The Attorney General (I think) handles the whole situation.
I am a Loyal ACURA Customer, this is my 3rd leased RL, before that I leased a Legend. So 4 acuras in 12 years. I buy them all sell them to relatives and all are maintained and financed by the ACURA DEALER.I suggest you check your state's LEMON LAW. I am almost sure you qualify for a NEW CAR or a COMPLETE REFUND. After ACURA jerks you around for awhile go ahead and sue them. My car is "fixed" again. I refuse to pick it up. It seems that most of the ACURA's with this problem were the first ones Sept-Feb. Kinda interesting that the 2005 RL's that are being sold now don't seem to have this problem......Things that make You go Hmmmm. Let me know if I can help!!!
#94 of 897 Re: Missing presets- fix?? [fighterwso]
Apr 20, 2005 (7:31 pm)
I have an 2005 RL with an issue that the factory cant resolve. When I start the car the calender and address book are grayed out. the voice req wont make a sound. (I adjust the fan speed and the front speakers mute out as if she is trying to say something, but no words are spoken)
Also, when I push the Audio button the radio turns on but the audio menu will NOT appear. Is there anyone else having this problem?
I also love cruising to a stop light have having BOTH front brakes singing like an 18-wheeler in an emergency. Am at 2k miles lets see if it goes away.
#95 of 897 Re: Missing presets- fix?? [evileye-4]
Apr 21, 2005 (6:14 am)
Typically - the missing information (Think of it as "personal information"!) is associated with the key fob. These items include - calendar entries, address book, home address, presets, seat position, etc.
I recommend trying the other key fob. Be sure to associate the fob [my previous posting]. Of course, all the above mentioned settings will need updating. Be sure to use the memory setting on the door that matches the fob key number. (Probably not required -- maybe a good practice.)
As for the "voice" not making a sound ... check the voice command settings. Check the "Settings" button below and to the right of the interface dial. Then, check the volume selection. (FYI - Don't forget to check the other menu here by moving the interface dial to the right.)
The audio menu never appears? (I get the menu displayed when I press, XM, FM, power/volume button.) Does the stereo work?
Sorry to 'hear' about the brakes...
#96 of 897 Re: Dead Battery [sarahbeth0404]
Apr 21, 2005 (8:40 am)
I am leasing this car for about $1000.00 per month.
You must've been extremely upside down in whatever it was you traded to get that thing!! Or you have horrendous credit. Or, more aptly, the dealer spotted you when you crawled out of bed that morning. My word!
#97 of 897 Re: Real World Gas Mileage?? [fredphipsi]
Apr 21, 2005 (3:30 pm)
With only 350 total miles on my odometer, I was very surprised and pleased to get 25.3 mpg on a two-lane, rural trip. Can I expect any improvement in the future? Thanx
#98 of 897 Re: Noisy Breaks [ephraimw]
Apr 24, 2005 (10:22 pm)
Ephraimw: I have good news for you. The problem goes away and appears to be a break-in issue. I would say by the time I hit 2500mi, I no longer had the problem. Others on this site have had the same experience. Let me know if your problem lasts longer. Good luck.
#99 of 897 Re: Real World Gas Mileage?? [jburkehhi]
Apr 24, 2005 (10:27 pm)
That's impressive milage. My odometer is at 2900 and I am getting 18 on a mix of city and highway.
#100 of 897 2005 RL Experience
Apr 29, 2005 (2:43 am)
Bought my RL December 2005. Now have 6000 miles. Only two problems to date.
The first 2000 miles, I had a nasty brake squeal in right front brake first thing in the day. This went away on its own and did not return. Also had a noise in front suspension over series of bumps at 20-30 mph. This was diagnosed as a problem in the right front caliper (may also relate to brake squeal). Caliper was tightened, rotor turned and no problem since. Service at Ed Martin Acura in Indianapolis was excellent. Also had the same annoying "door locking" problem following the software updates. As advised on this board, I disconnected and reconnected the negative battery cable and problem is gone. I very much appreciate the advice.
Like the car very much. Gas mileage is 27 on highway at 75-80 mph. Average overall is 22-23. My only complaint is lack of rear seat leg room, but I knew this when I bought it. Like the handling, engine response and sound, and high tech features.
#101 of 897 Re: Noisy Breaks [ephraimw]
Apr 29, 2005 (2:49 am)
Had same problem. Went away on its own. You might also try going to an empty parking lot with no obstacles or traffic. Try some good hard braking while in reverse at a comfortable speed. This appears to be a brake break-in issue.
#102 of 897 Re: air noise? [santi1]
Apr 29, 2005 (10:27 pm)
Regarding the wind noise from the sunroof on your '02, I put a wind deflector on mine and the difference was dramatic. They look goofy but they work very nicely. Plus it helps me to find my car in a crowded parking lot.