2005 Acura RL Problems and Repair Histories

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2005 Acura RL repairs by problem area

Engine (5%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (65%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (11%)

Chart based on 37 repairs.

2005 Acura RL repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (40%)

$500 - $999 (27%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (0%)

Chart based on 15 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2005 Acura RL 4dr Sedan

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

Acura RL in California, United States
Jan 2010 - May 2013
Dec 2010

89000 mi

US $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. 
May 2013

112000 mi

US $150
Airbag light on 
Acura RL in Virginia, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

31000 mi
Navigation screen cannot read the dvd and goes blank 
Acura RL in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2012
Sep 2011

71000 mi

US $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. Passenger seat will no longer recline. Worst case scenario, this issue alone could cost as much as $700 to repair. 
Apr 2012

76700 mi

US $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 
Acura RL in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2013 - Jun 2015
May 2013

63840 mi

C $1000
clutch controlling air conditioning needed replaced 
Acura RL in Ohio, United States
May 2010 - Jan 2011
Sep 2010

63000 mi
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. 
Acura RL in Virginia, United States
Mar 2010 - Feb 2011
Apr 2010

81000 mi

US $350
Radio mulfunction Light bulb. 
Acura RL in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

66000 mi

US $400
electrical short in the passenger door handle 
Acura RL in New York, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

55000 mi

US $100
Interior door panel came off in my hand! Never had a car with that problem before. Dealer said they've seen other RL's with the same problem.  
Jun 2010

67000 mi
Car makes scary noise during acceleration. For 30,000 miles, the dealer still cannot replicate the problem. They did this when we had our 2003 MDX for 44,000 miles. Finally I gave up and sold the MDX. After the RL no more damn Acuras for us. 
Sep 2010

68000 mi
Car still has tranny or engine problem described earlier. Dealer still says cannot replicate problem. Frustrating. It happens every day, but not to them? And it's very obvious. We have a terrible dealer. 
Acura RL in New York, United States
Feb 2010 - Apr 2011
Apr 2010

77300 mi
Passenger door handle not locking doors.  
Jul 2010

83000 mi
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. 
Apr 2011

101000 mi
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
Jan 2010 - Feb 2010
Feb 2010

64000 mi

US $25
Fuse was blown because of faulty power window motor. This resulted in the remote entry fob to not work. 

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2005 Acura RL Repair Histories

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