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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems

7.3

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,500 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.

2009 Acura RL brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Acura RL Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 172012

RL

  • miles

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

Was driving at highway speed; suddenly noticed very slow car ahead; upon braking, car accelerated instead; to avoid head on collision to left, or rear end collision ahead, took to shoulder to attempt to slow car down; eventually got car under control again; have reached no definite conclusions yet as to cause, but have contacted dealer for help, as still within warranty

- Excelsior, MN, USA

problem #1

Jan 292010

RL

  • 15,000 miles
On three occasions the gas pedal and brake pedal deployed at the same time on my 2009 Acura Rl. The third time this resulted in an impact on a parked vehicle. The brake pedal and accelerator pedal are two inches apart and when I step on the brake pedal it stops on a level equal to the accelerator pedal therefore it causes a circumstance that deploys both pedals simultaneously.(I actually find myself and my wife hitting the brake and the gas at the same time because the pedals are too close together). I reported the problem to Acura in torrance ca. And to the dealership in sanford fl. And they said it the way the Rl is designed and nothing can be done to fix the problem. We are concerned the vehicle presents a significant safety threat on the highway and I will trade it for another brand. By the way, this decision is not made lightly as I have purchased 11 Honda Accord and 2 Acura since 1980. This is truly a very sad ending for a loyal customer but our safety must be a priority. Thank you.

- Deland, FL, USA

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