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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,750 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Acura RL Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 152010

RL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Acura Rl. The contact was driving 45-50 mph when the SRS light illuminated. The dealer advised that the vehicle would need an occupant position detection system. The dealer replaced the occupant position detection system. The failure recurred within eight months. The dealer then advised the contact to cycle the ignition faster to correct the failure and reprogrammed the computer to deactivate the SRS light. The contact was concern that with the reprogramming of the computer, the air bag may not deploy in the event of a crash. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000 and the current mileage was 69,000. Updated 01/03/11

- Jamison, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 142010


  • 76,500 miles
Car stalls at low speeds.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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