1998 Acura RL Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Acura RL
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1998 Acura RL ProblemsAcura extended automatic transmission warranty
Acura extended the warranty due to numerous issues with the automatic transmission. Problems with the automatic transmission may make the car undrivable and can result in costly repairs.
The Airbag (SRS) warning light may illuminate due to one or more failed sensors. Our technicians recommend complete diagnoses of any stored fault codes because these sensors can be very expensive to replace.
1998 Acura RL QuestionsEngine is overheating even though there is anti-freeze in it. (2 answers)
1998 Acura RL RecallsAcura Recalls 1996–1998 TL and 1996–1999 RL Models Due to a Loose Transmission Case Bolt
Acura is recalling certain 1996–1998 TL and 1996–1999 RL models because an automatic transmission case bolt may loosen and fall out, allowing the transmission to disengage from the differential. This may cause a loss of power to the drive wheels without warning. Also, a parked vehicle could move unexpectedly if the parking brake is not set. Dealers will install a redesigned transmission case bolt to correct this issue.
The ball joints in the front suspension may prematurely wear out. The ball joints could break in severe circumstances, which may cause an accident. Dealers will replace the front suspension lower ball joints. This recall is expected to begin by May 17, 1999.