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NHTSA — Electronic Stability Control Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Acura RL brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Acura RL Owner Comments

problem #2

May 022015


  • 100,000 miles


The adjustable steering column quit working in a position that isn't good for me to drive, you can't buy a part to fix this you have to replace the steering column. This is a $2,500 repair. It is not safe to drive in the position it quit working for me. I feel Acura should fix this or replace it with a column that can be repaired instead of replacing the whole column. This could be a serious safety issue. The vehicle was stationary when I tried to adjust it.

- Hampton, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 042008

RL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
Hani anton brampton, Ontario Canada L6Y 4R4 Acura 2002 Rl purchased new from Acura 2000 brampton, Ontario, Canada in 2003 vsa (vehicle stability assist) activates prematurely causing loss of control of my car. This happens at any speed and type of road conditions (dry or wet pavement). I have taken the problem to the dealer and they are of no help. Note the vsa activates at any time and with no warning and at any speed include highway/freeway speeds.

- Brampton, 00, USA

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