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NHTSA — Traction Control System Problems

1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,000 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.

2005 Acura RL brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Acura RL Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 232014

RL 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Defect investigation EA13002 has 1 related recall NHTSA campaign id number: 13V092000 my car was not experiencing any problems at the time of this recall but I did take it in to have the service completed in June 2013. A couple of months ago my car started acting exactly as described in the complaint. While driving anywhere from 45-50 mph, the brakes will engage on their own, jerking the car to the side and the vsa warning light as well as the sh-AWD drive light will come on in the car. This happens on a consistent basis, at least every 3 days, sometimes every day. Apparently the problem still exists because the recall fix has not prevented this from continuing to happen. I took my car in to the local Acura dealership for diagnosis and was told the yaw rate sensor is giving poor information to the ECU and stability control system and I am supposed to pay $1050 to have a new yaw rate sensor installed. I do not understand why I would be responsible for paying for this when it is a defect and can cause injury to me or other passengers on the road.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

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