Electrical Relay to Fuel Pump May Fail on Acura RL

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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Average mileage: 184,855 (130,000–230,000)
6 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2002, 2004
19 people reported this problem
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1997 Acura RL221,000
My 1997 rl cut off several times abruptly while driving (not while slowing down) within a couple of weeks. Whenver it happened, I pulled over, turned the ignition off, and it started back up with no problem. Then, today, it wouldn't start at all. My mechanic checked the fuel pump fuse on the inside, and then changed the fuel pump relay next to the fuel pump and the car started fine. A couple of days later it began cutting off again, and now won't start.It sounds like its out of gas, but it isn,t. What could you suggest
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My Rl would just crank! I had the batt disconected for a week and just reconnected it the car started right up. Any suggestions guys?
1997 Acura RL140,000
My car was driving just fine when I went shopping one day. When I came out of the store it wouldn't start. It was acting like it was out of fuel but I had a full tank. I had it towed in to the dealer{the only shop that could get it done that day}. I was told it was the relay sensor and it would cost just over 300 dollars.
1996 Acura RL140,000
sounds like my relay, my RL turns over but acts like it's not getting gas.
1997 Acura RL205,500
Car stop while driving, would not start back, sounds like it was out of gas. Relay had burn marks, cost $200 for repairs
1997 Acura RL226,000
The car wont start dead. Open swich and do not go. It goes some times
Acura RL occasionaly cuts off. On restart it goes as usual. This problem happened last summer and now again once, so far, this summer
2004 Acura RL220,000
I get DTC 1456 and the engine fail to start sometimes after filling with fuel.
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