2002 Acura RL Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Acura RL

2002 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 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 Relay to Fuel Pump May Fail

The relay that supplies electrical power to the fuel pump may fail, causing the engine to stall or fail to start.

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2002 Acura RL Questions

rear tail lights and third brake light stay on. Do not shut off when you turn the car off. Now must disconnect the battery. This started yeasterday. (1 answer)

rear tail lights and third brake light do not go off. Stay on after shutting car (1 answer)

Started doing this yesterday. Now have to disconnect battery to keep car from draining the battery. Not front headlights. Only the rear.

What could cause my radio and interior lights not to work. (1 answer)

I checked the fuses and the interior light fuse was broken and when i changed it they both started working again after a couple of hours they went out again and when checking the fuses the interior was broken again. What cqn cause this to happen.

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2002 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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2002 Acura RL Reviews

I first have only one concern, the SRS light is on and I understand there was a recall to fix the sensor I believe. I will take it to the Acura dealership and need to make a point to take the time to do it. Now, for the review... you're going to be jealous when I tell you this car was purchased brand new (13 miles) in December of 2002 and it has only 21,500 miles on it now! The car was purch...
Yesterday I went to open my console and the lid came off whats the deal and how do you fix it?
I was fortunate enough to find an '02 RL with 58k, in May of '11. The car was actually owned by a little old "man" form Pasadena, then a year prior to me purchasing the car, bought by a high end sports car dealer for his elderly mother. The car basically sat for one year, then the guy sold it, due to non-use. My only complaint about the body (3 stars) is the cover coat is starting to fail....

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