About Acura RLX
Acura RLX is a full-size luxury sedan manufactured by Honda and sold under Honda's luxury brand Acura since 2013. The first Acura RLX was unveiled at the 2012 New York International Auto Show as the RLX concept on April 4, 2012. As the flagship vehicle of Acura, Acura RLX is also the successor of Acura RL. With Japanese quality guarantee, it received overall Good score from IIHS and overall Five Stars from NHTSA in safety test.
The production version Acura RLX made its debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show and went on sale on March 15, 2013 as a 2014 model. It came with base and Sport Hybrid version and trim levels such as 4-door ADV, ADV in hybrid package, Base, Base in Navigation package, Tech and Tech in Audio, Hybrid and KRELL packages as well as Advance and Technology packages. Equipped with Acura's All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) four-wheel steering system and "Jewel Eye" full LED headlights, Acura RLX now is powered by a 3.5 L V6 engine cranking out 310 to 377 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque. And power is sent through either a 6-speed automatic or a 7-speed dual clutch transmission to front wheels or all wheels.
Acura RLX Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Offering a dizzying array of tech features such as dual LCD displays, smartphone connectivity, hands-free audio, climate control, text messaging and Link telematics service, Acura RLX is a very competitive luxury sedan. But if you do have a RLX, you should be alert about these common problems:
Frist, rattle in the suspension. According to the online car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com, suspension issue ranks first among all problems with the Acura RLX. You may not realize the serious consequences the suspension failure could cause so this issue does not get enough attention. According to some Acura RLX drivers, at first, there truly are rattling, clunking or scraping sounds from underneath the vehicle, then these sounds will cause excessive and uneven tire wear, which may result in a tilting vehicle. Meanwhile, due to the side effects such as intense car vibration and loose shaky steering wheel, you would feel hard to control the vehicle, which pose a big danger while driving. Thus, once above symptoms appear on your RLX, then a thorough inspection on the wheel bearing, shock absorber, sway bar bushing and axle shaft is need.
Second, cooling system failure. In fact, this issue is more inclined to be an engine problem as it has close relation with the engine. Based on some Acura RLX drivers, it is often the main reason that causes engine failure. Before it arises, some symptoms you could refer to. First, you could find leaking coolant on the ground, then the engine overheats a lot; engine performance also drops considerably so that decrease in power, acceleration and fuel economy emerge together. In case your engine performance deteriorates, you had better inspect the RLX radiator, coolant temperature sensor, radiator hose and water pump immediately.
As a responsible driver, every auto part in your Acura RLX should be kept in the best shape so that no danger will be caused to occupants and others out on the road. It means that you should maintain some vulnerable auto parts that could not last as long as the vehicle could routinely. While, in Acura RLX, windshield wiper is what you must maintain regularly as it is often comprised of soft rubber, which could only withstand natural beat for years not forever, but it undertakes the important task of offering excellent driving visibility under harsh conditions. For a comfortable and safe driving trip, besides wiper blade, fog light, headlight, cabin air filter and seat belt also should be on your routine maintenance list.
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