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2000 Acura RL Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2000 Acura RL

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2000 Acura RL Problems

Sensor Problems May Cause SRS Light To Turn On

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.

Check Engine Light for Running Rough and Difficulty Starting

The exhaust recirculation valve (EGR) on the 1996-2012 Acura RL may fail, causing:

  • Illumination of the check engine light
  • OBD trouble codes P0401 and P1491
  • Rough idle
  • Reduced fuel economy
  • Engine vibrations
  • Hesitation or stalling
  • Long cranking before engine starts
  • Failure of state or federal smog tests
  • The EGR valve has open and closed positions, and opens or closes on command from the computer.

    Exhaust gases constantly pass through the valve when it is open, leaving carbon deposits on the valve. These carbon deposits may lead the the valve sticking in the open or closed position.

    To correct this issue, sometimes it is sufficient to clean the valve, but replacement is recommended in all cases.

    For further information on your vehicle's issue, try out our diagnostics tool here.

    Engine Stalls While Driving and Will not Start

    The 1996-2006 Acura RL may have issues with the fuel pump and fuel injection relays.

    These relays send power to the fuel pump and fuel injectors when the key is turned to the “ON” position. So, when they fail, there is no electrical current to the necessary fuel system components to send fuel into the engine, causing engine stalling or failure to start.

    In this situation, there are many other possibilities, so testing components is vital for time and money savings.

    If the relays test bad, they must be replaced with relays specific for that circuit.

    To help prolong the life of your under-hood electrical components, ensure the lid for the fuse block is closed, and any factory sealing material is correctly installed.

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    2000 Acura RL Questions

    My car stereo Is not working, won't even show that it needs the code. (1 answer)

    Pulled out all fuses and theye are intact. The cigarette lighter and additional charging station in center console are not working and just not the key fob stopped locking my door and turning on the antitheft. The car does need a battery that I'm getting tomorrow but it has needed a battery...

    Metal touched inside the car lighter and the radio doesn't function (3 answers)

    I checked all the fuses and came up negative...the screen will not pop up so I can put the code in

    Where is the fuel injection relay located at on a 2000 acura rl? (1 answer)

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    2000 Acura RL Recalls

    Acura Recalls 2000 RL Vehicles Due to Master Cylinder Corrosion and Braking Performance Issues

    The brake system master cylinder may corrode internally. This may result in poor braking performance and lengthened stopping distances, which can cause an accident. Dealers will replace the master cylinder assembly.

    Acura Recalls 2000–2002 TL Vehicles Due to Possible Brake Light Switch Failure

    Acura is recalling certain 2000–2002 TL vehicles due to possible brake light switch failure, which is caused by assembly oil contaminating the electrical contacts. The brake lights may not illuminate when the brakes are applied, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will clean excess oil from the brake pedal assembly and replace the brake light switch.

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    2000 Acura RL Reviews

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    I bought a 2000 Acura RL with 90.000 mi 4 years ago. Now it has reached 100.000 mi. I went one time on a longer trip (6.000 km in 2 weeks, the car was driven up to its maximum through Germany and elsewhere), for the rest the car is used very seldom (my main car is Volvo 940). Shame to say I did not do absolutely any maintenance on the car, except changing 2 tyres. Not even the motor oil or any ...
    Kingsley Bayoh I have a 2000 3.5 RL, bought used in 2003 with 50000 miles. I now have 360,000 miles. A great car. I kept all maintenance. A lot of money was spent to keep it top notch. A very reliable car. The following were problems encountered since I bought the car 10 years ago. 1. emission control 2. Electrical Problems, such as alarm sounding off un-necessarily, that causes the fu...

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