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Acura RL Model Overview

Acura RL Questions

jovesash
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Can Ignition Be Cause For Eating Up Battery Charge When Car Is Off?

Ive had the issue where i turn the key and nothing happens...I turn the key a second time and car turns on Would this be connected to the issue i am presently having where the battery charge is lost...

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jovesash
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Front Passenger Window Does Not Work But Makes Motor Sound?

The window went down with the car off. Switch does not bring it up, makes motor sound, Recently my car battery went dead, I replaced battery a few hours later new battery was dead again. I unplugged...

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sosa749
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Car Shuts Off When Idle Or Stopped And Ac Is On.

I have a 2004 Acura 3.5 RL recently whenever the AC is on and the car is stopped or idle the RPM's drop until eventually the car shuts off. This only happens when the AC is on. How can I fix this its ...

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cynthiabrantley
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What Is Causing My 2008 Acura Rl Not To Start. The Check Starting System Li...

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emsoh
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I Have A 2002 Rl I Have Had The Fuel Pump, Spark Plugs And Starter Replace...

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Older Acura RL

1997 Acura RL Overview
1997 Acura RL
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1997 Acura RL reviews:
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1996 Acura RL Overview
1996 Acura RL
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1996 Acura RL reviews:
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About the Acura RL

The Acura RL was first produced in 1996 to replace the Legend.  Although the "RL" officially stands for "Road Luxury," many surmised that it actually stood for "Replace Legend."  

The Acura RL has maintained its 3.5-liter V6 engine despite demands from drivers for more cylinders.  Horsepower started at 210, and torque at 224 lb-ft.  Horsepower for the 2007 RL is listed as 290 and the accompanying torque at 256 lb-ft.

The luxury sedan takes premium fuel, and mileage has hovered around 18 miles per gallon in the city, and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.  Drivers have complained about the fuel inefficiency, even though the Acura RL qualified as a low emissions car.

The RL line has struggled in the crowded luxury sedan market.  The recent technological improvements made during the 2005 redesign may help, but Acura may need to bump the engine up to a fuel-efficient V8 before the critics are quieted.