NHTSA — Power Train Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
99,966 miles

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2000 Acura RL drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2000 Acura RL Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 072015


  • 159,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Acura Rl. The contact stated that a bolt prematurely fractured internally associated with the transmission and the gear train differential failed. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, there was a drastic reduction in speed and the accelerator pedal did not respond. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop who diagnosed that the gear train differential needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 99V227000 (power train). The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no remedy. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 159,000.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #3

Sep 202014

RL 6-cyl

  • 76,500 miles
While stopped in traffic, upon acceleration. Engine stalled. Vehicle placed in park and car was restarted and driven away. Main fuel relay was replaced. Per Acura service bulletin 01-044, the incident that occurred could be due to a failed powertrain control module. Per Acura service bulletin 01-044, there was an updated powertrain control module, but this part has since been discontinued and is no longer being produced by Acura. I have called Acura customer service who stated that even though they are aware of the circumstances per technical service bulletin 01-044, there is nothing they are able to do to repair the car. I feel that this is a safety related issue due to the risk that the vehicle has the potential to continue to stall and cannot be repaired.

- Old Bethpage, NY, USA

problem #2

May 262014

RL 6-cyl

  • 164,366 miles
At a red light stopped. When light turned green I pressed accelerator to go and it just stalled with the engine revving up. Finally it started moving forward slowly.

- Denham Springs, LA, USA

problem #1

Jun 012011

RL 6-cyl

  • miles
I am having difficulties with my ignition switch not working at times. When I attempt to start my vehicle after turning the key in the ignition, it won't start. When I take the key out of the ignition and place it back in about the third or fourth time to try and start it, it eventually starts. I just recently replaced my starter and battery thinking this was the problem, but it is not. Please help!

- Denham Springs, LA, USA

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