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NHTSA — Service Brakes Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
120,000 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.

2006 Acura RL brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Acura RL Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 182012

RL 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles


Driving down steep "S" turn in mountains when battery cable disconnected and all of car's systems shut down. No brakes, no steering, no power. Worst part was that doors locked and we could not unlock them nor the windows. Extremely frightening. There was no cell phone service where we were. If not for forest Ranger who came along, because of car being partly into one of the lanes of this two-lane road, we would have roasted to death. Nobody else stopped in spite of "help" signs. There was no inside manual exit from car. Ranger had to jiggle and hold battery connection until we could unlock car. We were just lucky we weren't either going faster or in area with no mountain to the side of us where we might have gone off cliff. We were on a dangerous curve and were scared to death someone would hit us from behind. Ranger and one of us directed traffic until tow truck arrived 1-1/2 hrs later. The battery was only a couple months old. Tow truck said wrong battery had been installed at time of change and that it "popped" the clamps that ensure connection and a charge on the battery. But losing a battery connection shouldn't mean someone is going to lose their life! we had four people in the car, and we all feel we barely escaped.

- Castle Rock, CO, USA

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