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2005 Acura RL Electrical and AC Problems and Repair Histories

46 TrueDelta members own a 2005 Acura RL. 13 of these members (28.3%) have reported electrical and air conditioning repairs for their car. A total of 17 electrical and air conditioning repairs to 2005 Acura RLs--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2005 Acura RL problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2005 Acura RL problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2005 Acura RL problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2005 Acura RL repairs by problem area

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4% of the 2005 Acura RL repairs were to the engine, 74% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 4% to the body and trim, and 17% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 23 repairs.

2005 Acura RL electrical and air conditioning repair cost distribution

Of the 2005 Acura RL electrical and air conditioning repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 57% cost between $100 and $499, 14% between $500 and $999, and 29% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 7 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2005 Acura RL Electrical and Air Conditioning problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2005 Acura RL 4dr Sedan

300-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Acura RL in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 30000    
31000 0 Navigation screen cannot read the dvd and goes blank 
Acura RL in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 68000    
71000 900 The A/C clutch is slipping and it will cost $900 at the dealer to fix this issue. At this time, I have not had it repaired. 
76700 1400 brought car to independent Acura shop to fix a/c clutch, but Acura dealer misdiagnosed. It ended up as a problem with the control module. HID light would flicker and it was found that the ignitor was not working 
78000  
Acura RL in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2013 63240    
63840 1000 clutch controlling air conditioning needed replaced 
71300  
Acura RL in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2013 160000    
160000 450 Dead AC Stator 
Acura RL in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 80000    
89000 100 Tire Pressure Monitoring System warning light on dash "Error". Faulty system sensor diagnosed, part on order. Will return to Dealer for completion of work. 
112000 150 Airbag light on 
Acura RL in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 59000    
63000 0 intermittent issue where compressor wouldn't engage. Worked great when it did engage which was 85% of the time. Relay replaced, but same problem remains. Covered in 2007 TSB with coil the likely issue. Going back soon to replace coil. 
69000  
Acura RL in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 66000    
66000 400 electrical short in the passenger door handle 
 
Acura RL in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 76000    
81000 350 Radio mulfunction Light bulb. 
103000  
Acura RL in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 74000    
83000 0 Driver side Rear window inoperable.  Replaced window motor and linkage. Told by dealer that linkage failed and replacing it required buying the motor and linkage in same kit. 
101000 0 AFS light warning. Dealer said the Advanced Front Light System that controls the HID lights ability to turn into a corner requires a replacement of a $375 sensor in the rear (I think) of the car. It tells the system when the car is level. 
Acura RL in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 64000    
64000 25 Fuse was blown because of faulty power window motor. This resulted in the remote entry fob to not work. 

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