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NHTSA — Engine Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,288 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Acura RL Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 122014

RL 6-cyl

  • 80,437 miles


While I'm driving from work I head a squeak noise. So I turn the ac off the noise stop but still hear time to time. I got home ok then I told my husband the problem, he took the car out for a test. As soon as back out the drive he can hear some thing fell off then the power steering stop working. He has to muscle the steering back to the drive. He open the hood and found out the harmonic balancer fell off. Lucky for me that did not happen to me while I'm on the free way. Oh my work only ten miles from my house.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 262010

RL 6-cyl

  • 56,139 miles
The right-side engine mount had to be replaced because it was broken. Subsequent to this problem being resolved, I was informed, on 6/12/12, by the Acura dealership during a routine inspection, that the same engine mount on the right-side had to again be replaced, so, this means that the same engine mount has had to be replaced twice within approximately a 2 to 2 1/2 year time span.

- Monterey Park, CA, USA

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