2002 Acura RL Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Acura RL
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2002 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.
2002 Acura RL Questionsrear 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)
Started doing this yesterday. Now have to disconnect battery to keep car from draining the battery. Not front headlights. Only the rear.
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.
2002 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.