2006 Acura RL Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Acura RL

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2006 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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    2006 Acura RL Questions

    Change the AC compressor because it has no suction I put on a brand new AC compressor (1 answer)

    An expansion valve in the dryer filter I broke the lines I blew through the condenser and evaporator no restrictions I vacuum the actual system new compressor has no suction so I take it back off and went to get a new compressor vacuum it down again still no suction so I added free on with the ma...

    What is the proper amperage for the alternator when replaced? (1 answer)

    Negative Battery Terminal Lose...Will This Cause My Car To Cut Off?? (1 answer)

    My car was running find, I stop for a second and turned my car off, went to start it and there was no power, check under the hood while getting a jump and it started up fine, went to pull off and the car cut off again, messed with the negative terminal and it started but the interior lighting was...

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    2006 Acura RL Recalls

    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.

    Possible Brake Fluid Leak From Master Cylinder

    Use of incorrect brake fluid may cause a rubber seal in the rear of the master cylinder to become dry and leak. The leaking fluid will enter the brake booster and may not be visible externally. A loss of brake fluid can reduce braking efficiency, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the affected seal on all master cylinders, leaking or not. This recall is scheduled to begin during December of 2010. The Acura recall number is R52; the Honda Recall Number is R51.

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    2006 Acura RL Reviews

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    I had a leased Acura RX and loved it Then I bought a used 2006 Acura TL around 4 years ago. These are the things I had or have to fix: 1. air conditioning - fixed 2 times - last time around 10 months ago after been over a year with broken a/c 2. motor mounts - need to fix - bad for a very long time - incredible for an expensive car 3. battery problems - have the problem right now 4. trun...
    AC unit went at 75K. AFS and VSA lights are on now (135K), but no codes to shut off as I had car checked by electrical repair guy. My AFS isn't working (lights don't go side to side or up down). VSA I can't tell. Now I *have* to bring to dealer (and pay the exorbitant diagnostic fees). I've also replaced door lock actuators on car - one at 110K and one at 130K 2000 RL went 212K ...
    I BROUGHT MY 2006 RL IN 2009. IT WAS CERT. I GOT IT AT A NICE PRICE. I DID ALL THE MAINTENANCE AT THE TIMES THEY WS SUPPOSE TO BE DONE. KNOCKING ON WOOD, I HAVE NOT HAD ANY PROBLEMS AT ALL WITH IT. IT RUNS LIKE A CHAMP. I THINK IT THE LUCK OF THE DRAW. THE DAY THE CAR WAS BUILT ETC. MON. FRI. AS ANYTHING IN LIFE NEVER DO NOTHING ON THESE TWO DAYS MON, PEOPLE ARE COMING OFF OF A HANG OVER OR SOM...

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