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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Control Module (Tcm, Pcm) Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,059 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Acura RL transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Acura RL Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 222005

RL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,059 miles


The car has a known tsb that the car may stall and shut down if it is at very low speeds. This has happened to me twice and the last time it happened 3 days ago. I was in traffic waiting in traffic the car just stalled and rolled back and hit the guy in the back lucky for me it was sitting traffic. One other time the car was making a slow speed turn and the car shut off and lost power. The car has a known tsb that this happens due to a malfunctioned PCM. Also this car has a tsb stating that a drive plate is mismanufactured and happens to all cars in my year and model a grinding noise when start up intermittently. This it the weblink for tsb for stalling of car problem www.acur and this is for the grinding noise problem.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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