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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,500 miles

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2014 Acura RLX drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2014 Acura RLX Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 022013


  • 1,500 miles


Vehicle will not shift into 3rd gear at random times - this can be when under moderate load to light load. This will limit the car to a speed to approx. 50mph, the transmission will not shift until the vehicle has slowed down 10+mph and sometimes will require you to come to a dead stop to function correctly. This has caused a handful of safety risk as you cannot force the vehicle to come to a complete stop in some instances - like merging on a highway or a highway without a shoulder. This has happened to 4 other Rlx that have been documented - Acura's response was we don't see it being a problem and will not authorize repairs at this time. - no matter my safety concerns. This has been very hard for the dealer to reproduce - it can be forcibly reproduced with heavy load - but the random lighter load examples can take 1-2 week to happen.

- Bristol, PA, USA

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