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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,000 miles

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2005 Acura RL body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Acura RL Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 252009


  • 51,000 miles


1st incident on February 25 2009 -door handle shorted out while vehicle was parked in garage. Replaced by dealer. 2nd incident on October 16,2012-door handle shorted out while vehicle was parked in garagefor 24-36 hours. We detected the smell of wires burning in the morning, but could not find the source. Later in the day the Acura would not start. Nothing worked. Aaa got it started and I drove to Acura dealer. Once again, the door handle shorted out. This recurring, and potentially dangerous, problem causes a safety risk. Particularly troubling due to the recent recall issue with some Honda vehicles with a similar issue. Cost to owner--$503.

- Elma, NY, USA

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