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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Disc: Caliper Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,000 miles

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2005 Acura RL brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Acura RL Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 222005

RL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles


At low speeds on rough streets, all 4 wheel suspensions make a very metallic noise. I have been lead to beleive that it is due to mis manufactured brake components. One dealer did "bend" the brake "clips" and the noise subsided for about 1000 miles, but the problem is back and the dealers are saying it is a mfgr problem and they can't fix without factory tech support which has not been forth coming. I only know other 2005 Acura Rl owner in the small town of visalia (100K pop.) and he is being given the same runaround. My concern is brake failure or my seriously suspension failure such as broken welds or defective materials. I have had the car to two different dealerships on three different occasions and they keep saying the problem is elsewhere, but the only thing that has made the noise go away was when the dealership (superior Acura in bakersfield, ca) supposedly bent the brake "clips". mysteriously that action was not listed on the service report when my wife picked up the car, but it is in their service records. Acura is hiding as significant problem and I am about to enact the ca lemon law and you should investigate why Honda/Acura is being very mysterious about this issue - they on one hand say there is a fix on the way and then in the next breath say that the noise is coming from somewhere else"?"

- Visalia, CA, USA

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