2001 Acura RL Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Acura RL
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2001 Acura RL ProblemsSensor 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.
The exhaust recirculation valve (EGR) on the 1996-2012 Acura RL may fail, causing:
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.
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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.
2001 Acura RL Questionsmy car cuts off while driving. it turns over now but will not start. (1 answer)
It did this a few months ago and the mechanic replaced the fuel pump and filters but now it has done it again and the mechanic can not figure out whats wrong
If I pull back slightly on the key(exact amount of tension)the car starts right up....any ideas?
The SRS light is Solid On.. Dont know what could be the reason..and how much it is going to cost..
2001 Acura RL RecallsAcura 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.