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NHTSA — Latches/Locks/Linkages Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
130,000 miles

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1998 Acura RL accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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1998 Acura RL Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 032009


  • 130,000 miles


1998 Acura and other Honda vehicles interior door handles on drivers side fails not allowing drivers to egress the vehicle. You cant open the door from inside. The only way out of the vehicle if sitting in the drivers seat is to have someone open the door from the outside. Acura refuses to fix stating vehicles are out of warranty. If vehicle is stuck from opposite side there is no way to egress vehicle you are trapped.

- Canton, GA, USA

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