About Acura RL
Acura RL (Refined Luxury) is a full-size sedan manufactured by the Acura division of Honda from 1995 to 2012. The first Acura RL was introduced in 1996 model year to replace the Acura Legend as the flagship of the marque. Backed by the long-standing Honda, it was put on Car and Driver's Ten Best List in 2005. And from 2005 to 2007 and 2009, it garnered CNET.com "Editor's Choice" award for Top Tech Car. Throughout Acura RL's entire life, it had been through two generations.
The first generation Acura RL (KA9; 1996-2004) was a rebadged version of the third-generation Acura Legend and went on sale in North America in 1996. It was available in Base, Premium and RL in special edition and Navigation package. The only available engine was the 3.5 L C35A V6 engine, which was fitted along with a 4-speed automatic transmission. Then in late 2004, a car named KB1 was launched, it was the second generation Acura RL (2005-2012). There were RL, RL-ADV, RL-H, RL-A and RL-TEC trim levels available. And from 2005 to 2008, it got power from 3.5 L 290 hp V6 engine, and from 2009 to 2012, engine was upgraded to a 3.7 L 300 hp V6 engine. And transmissions were also refreshed from a 5-speed automatic to a 6-speed automatic.
Acura RL Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As a sedan made of steel, Acura RL will certainly be rusted and eroded by moisture and dirt. It will be late if some problems have found it. The best way is to know about common problems that will happen on Acura RL and take preventative measures in advance. Here are the most common problems:
First, cooling system catastrophic failure. As Acura RL drivers said, the vehicle coolant would leak, which caused an overheating engine. At the meantime, engine performance suffered and had a poor fuel economy and poor acceleration as well as black smoke coming from the engine. Other than the visible Check Engine Light, audible knocking noises during acceleration also can be found. If you do not want your Acura RL experience the same, you had better get properly operated radiator, knock sensor, fuel filter, air filter and coolant temperature sensor.
Second, A/C stopped working. A/C system is very important for providing a comfortable driving environment. So if you want to enjoy your driving, you should observe if your Acura RL's cooling fans does not come on and if it is kept overheating by putting palm on it. And if you also happen to find a blown fuse, then you had better have a thorough inspection on the fan motor and fan blade.
It is important to keep every auto part at the best condition if you want your Acura RL at the prime shape. Wiper blade and the key part of wiper blade, the wiper arm should get replaced at least once a year. And emblem could add more shining and beauty characteristics to your Acura RL, which also deserves attention.
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