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2005 Acura RL Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2005 Acura RL

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2005 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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    2005 Acura RL Questions

    I drove a short distance and all my power steering fluid drained out (1 answer)

    No recent oil changes or repairs done to car. Drove to town and back (3 miles) and had a trail of fluid behind the car and the rest ran out in the garage.

    My glove box melted away and I've seen a few with the same problem. (2 answers)

    I know for sure that the material they used is defective. Even my service counselor at Acura said so when I brought in my 2014 RLX. He said it occurs in 05 to 07.

    I look inside every RL that has the same body as mine and have seen at least 4. My son's friend is the same.

    Of course ther...

    why does the *D* light start to blink when the car is in drive mode? (1 answer)

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    2005 Acura RL Recalls

    Passenger Air Bag Inflator Ruptures During Deployment Spraying Metal Fragments

    The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

    Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

    The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

    Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

    The driver's frontal air bag inflator may be susceptible to moisture intrusion, which over time could cause the inflator to rupture. If this happens, it would spray metal fragments upon deployment. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

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    2005 Acura RL Reviews

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    based on 3 customer reviews
    I have owned several cars in the past...Geo Metro, Dodge Neon, Nissan Sentra, Toyota Camry and Infniti QX4. All were considerally lower priced than the RL and I have NEVER had as many issuses with interior or body as I have had with the RL.I went off of the Acura reputation and wouldn't have expected that this so-called luxury car would not compare to the durability of my lower priced vehicles...
    60 ,000 miles - numerous electrical issues - master window controls have required numerouse "resets" - steering wheel lock ut issues - charging sysytem has reset x2 losing alll presets - preset driver settings not always recognized - just reoplaced both rear calipers -there is also a 02 RL in the family with 180K that has been flawless...should have stayed away from 1st new model year
    I would urge potential buyers to stay away from the 2005 RL. Despite my vehicle being accident free I have had numerous issues with the steering column. It is still making noise even after being replaced. I have had the floor board replaced, the center console has been replaced and the plug adaptor replaced twice and it still does not function like it did new. Approaching 50,000 miles and my ve...

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