definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

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2005 Acura RL body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Acura RL Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 012008

RL 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles


I have been driving since 1980 and have had various vehicles from various manufacturers and I have never had a dashboard melt for any reason. I expected my car to have minor problems at 40,000 miles but melting was not one of them. The interior of my car is melting. Especially the glove compartment, the arm rest and the console. The glove compartment has melted and remain soft and sticky, to the point that anything coming into contact with the glove box leaves an impression or pock Mar. The arm rest and center console have cracked and peeled. The drivers door handle came out in my hand as I was closing the door one day, that's when I realized it was made of 100 % plastic covered in vinyl. A car originally valued at $51K brand new and they install the cheapest door handle of any maker? they couldn't afford to put it together with screws, instead they glued it together. My glove compartment and dashboard is melting and sticky. It appears as though some type of glue had been poured on it. Yes you can ride in my car, but sit in you seat and don't touch the dashboard, it will stick to your hands. I complained to the Acura dealer when the car was still under warranty and even now that I have purchased extended warranty, this is not covered. The rest of my car is in impeccable condition inside and out as I have taken care of it since the day I purchased it. However I am embarrassed for anyone to come inside the car and see the tattered condition it is in.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

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