2005 Acura RL Acura RL 2005

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2005 Acura RL repairs by problem area

Engine (15%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (4%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (60%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (8%)

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2005 Acura RL electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (23%)

$500 - $999 (12%)

$100 - $499 (27%)

< $100 (38%)

Chart based on 26 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2005 Acura RL 4dr Sedan

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

142300 mi

US $700
Main information and navigation screen failed, leaving a "please insert disc" message. The disc was fine and the unit had an internal failure and had to be sent out for repair, $700. Rear passenger side speaker failed. Part replaced. Repaired information and navigation unit re-installed. 
140000 mi switch inside seat belt causing air bag light to come on sometimes 
71300 mi

US $1756
nonfunctional microphone for navigation and HFL phone. 
70300 mi

US $1790
Replaced compressor, condensor, evaporator and refrigerant 
89000 mi

US $650
Alternator replacement 
152000 mi

US $100
Brake Light Relay - Caused other system false alarms to appear on dash screen 
27000 mi Air conditioning compressor had to be replaced. It was done under warranty but South Florida in June without air is tough! 
182000 mi Seat belt buckle/sensor 
53000 mi

US $1050
The alternator failed, the car stalled with battery draining 
20000 mi Door handle proximty device replaced Active front light system replaced 
160000 mi

US $450
Dead AC Stator 
63840 mi

C $1000
clutch controlling air conditioning needed replaced 
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. 
112000 mi

US $150
Airbag light on 
81000 mi

US $350
Radio mulfunction Light bulb. 
66000 mi

US $400
electrical short in the passenger door handle 
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. 
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. 
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. 
76300 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 
133920 mi

C $1000
replaced alternator 
31000 mi Navigation screen cannot read the dvd and goes blank 
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. 
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 Electrical Problems

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