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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
104,000 miles

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1997 Acura RL engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Acura RL Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 152008

RL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles


The contact owns a 1997 Acura Rl. While pulling into a parking space at approximately 5 mph, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into four parked vehicles. There were no injuries. The insurance company stated that the vehicle was destroyed; however, they did not investigate the failure. The acceleration failure also occurred with the contacts 1986 Acura legend, which was caused by a stuck butterfly valve. Police report number 08-007317 was filed. The current and failure mileages were 104,000. Updated 02-19-08 updated 02/19/08

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

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