2001 Acura RL Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Acura RL

2001 Acura RL Problems

Check Engine Light due to failed EGR valve or restricted passages

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to failure of the exhaust gas recirculation valve (EGR valve), or restricted passages in the engine related to the EGR system.

Electrical smoke coming from under dash drivers side by steering column

I smelled and saw smoke coming from underneath the stearing column and the gauge needle lights don't work anymore. All the inside fuses are good and going to check under the hood now.

Car runs fine the only thing that I can see wrong is the normaly lighted neddle for rpm, mph, fuel are not lit.

Acura 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.

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2001 Acura RL Questions

Ignition will click once but not start the car. (3 answers)

If I pull back slightly on the key(exact amount of tension)the car starts right up....any ideas?

SRS light is on.. what could be the reason (2 answers)

The SRS light is Solid On.. Dont know what could be the reason..and how much it is going to cost..

abs,vsa lights , vsa waring lights (1 answer)

after starting car the abs vsa ,vsa waring lights will remain on , other time they will go out ,as they shoud, or will come on as i'm driving. the abs always seems to work properly if i apply the brake

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2001 Acura RL Recalls

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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