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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,102 miles

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2005 Acura RL drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Acura RL Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 232012


  • 76,205 miles


Assorted light came on across dash board (warning light) then the transmission began to start slipping, I had the car towed to dealer. Dealer tell me that the shift solenoid went bad, replace shift solenoid 10/24/2012, I had to replace transmission 11/27/2013. Anytime there was an issue my car I had it services and kept up with my maintenance.

- Jeffersonhills, PA, USA

problem #1

May 162012


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Acura Rl. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the vehicle stopped suddenly. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection where they advised the contact that that they could not diagnose the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Laguna Hills, CA, USA

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