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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,000 miles

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2004 Acura RL Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 012014

RL 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles


My door locks stopped working again and I'm unsure whether it's the switch or the actuator. Honda's and Acura's are synonymous with malfunctioning actuators.for the last 7 years that I have owned this car, I have had to take it in to fix door locks and windows numerous times. My door locks stopped working, my windows stopped working every single year that I have owner this car. I purchased extended warranty so they could fix my door locks and windows every year. It's ridiculous the prices they charge for this car and they can't make it last more than 1 year. The Acura dealership showed me, that all the parts are made of plastic and they wear. As long as it's under extended warranty, I have to keep paying a deductible and bringing it in for them to fix.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

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