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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,060 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.

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1996 Acura RL brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Acura RL Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 242006

RL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 144,000 miles

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

When I first start vehicle I hear a noise in the engine compartment near the firewall. The noise sounded for a 20 to 30 seconds, the ABS light came on and the ABS systems went out. When the noise was short the ABS system went out after a mile or two drive. During the mile or two drive. I heard the same noise off and on until the ABS system eventually went out. This first occurred on September 24, 2006.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #4

Nov 112004

RL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 149,000 miles
While pulling out of a parking space brakes failed, causing the consumer to strike a post. Dealer stated that this was a common problem with the brakes on this vehicle. Manufacturer did not agree.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #3

Dec 242002

RL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,300 miles
When I first start my car, I hear a noise in the engine compartment at the fire wall. When the noise sounds for a 20 to 30 second period, the ABS light comes on and the ABS systems goes out. When the noise is short (5 second bursts of sound), the ABS system goes out after a mile or two drive. During the mile or two drive, I hear the same noise off and on until the ABS system eventually goes out. This first occurred on December 24, 2002.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #2

Oct 202001

RL

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated that as vehicle started he heard noise under the hood, where system-supplementing antilock brakes. The noise comes on every time the car is started, 10 days later anti lock brake light came on and stayed on continuously.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 202001

RL

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated that as vehicle started he heard noise under the hood, where system-supplementing antilock brakes. The noise comes on every time the car is started, 10 days later anti lock brake light came on and stayed on continuously.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

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