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1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,646 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Acura RL seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Acura RL Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 272018

RL

  • 85,500 miles

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

"takata recall" the vehicle was traveling in city at approximately 10mph. I had just finished gasing up. As I was driving I noticed the SRS light was illuminated. Once arriving home, I began to research and troubleshoot the issue. I came up with 2 codes. The first was 3-5, and the second was 1-1. 3-5 was pertaining to a ground for the seatbelt pretensioner, driver's side. 1-1 was pertaining to a module for an airbag. I can't remember which side. As aforementioned, the research I did confirmed there were some recalls pertaining to the air bag system. If someone could please get back to me regarding these matters as soon as feasible it would be greatly appreciated!

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #5

Jan 052018

RL

  • 201,373 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Acura Rl. The contact stated that the air bag indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed by a dealer or independent mechanic. The manufacturer issued eight tsbs on the air bags, but no air bag recalls. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 201,373.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #4

Dec 102017

RL

  • miles
I saw on tv there is a possible recall on takata airbags on my car.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #3

Apr 092016

RL

  • 128,000 miles

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

Initial problem; SRS light, advised by Acura techs problem was faulty opds occupant position detection system and possibly opds sensor. (safety issue) 10/14/15. Since that time air bag inop light has also deployed

- Lincoln, AL, USA

problem #2

Dec 092011

RL

  • 130,000 miles
SRS indicator is on at dashboard. Checked with the dealer, switch is defective. Its a safety item, should work through the life of the car.

- Fairburn, GA, USA

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problem #1

Jan 152010

RL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Acura Rl. The contact was driving 45-50 mph when the SRS light illuminated. The dealer advised that the vehicle would need an occupant position detection system. The dealer replaced the occupant position detection system. The failure recurred within eight months. The dealer then advised the contact to cycle the ignition faster to correct the failure and reprogrammed the computer to deactivate the SRS light. The contact was concern that with the reprogramming of the computer, the air bag may not deploy in the event of a crash. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000 and the current mileage was 69,000. Updated 01/03/11

- Jamison, PA, USA

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