2002 Acura RL Overview


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2002 Acura RL Overview

The 2002 RL looked the same on the outside, but had a few surprises under the hood. Its 3.5-liter V6 engine was tuned to provide 15 extra horses. Horsepower was up to 225, and torque was up to 231 lb-ft (from 224). OnStar was now standard on the RL.

The 2002 RL requires premium fuel, and gets 18 city/24 highway mileage. The only available transmission is a 4-speed automatic overdrive. Exterior changes include a painted lower trim and redesigned wheels.

Drivers of the 2002 RL dislike the in-trunk CD changer, preferring that it be in-dash. Although repairs are relatively rare, they tend to be expensive when they do occur. Most reviewers tend to like the solid handling, tight suspension, and quiet ride.


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Radio Unlock

I have a 02 acura rl. The radio is now locked and wont come on. I have tried everything that youtube has to offer as far as help. Is there any alternative way of unlocking the radio?



I have an 02 Acura RL. Last year I replaced both hid headlight ballasts & bulbs. Recently when I drive it at night the right headlight cuts off. But if I shut the headlights off & back on it comes ...

2002 Acura Rl - Passenger Front Window

Installed a new front passenger window regulator which works when I apply power to the motor (alligator cables and a spare battery) but not when I connect the harness and use the door switch. The ha...

Brake Light

Rear tail lights will not turn on. Brake lights will come on when pedal is depressed

Srs Light On 2002 Acura Rl 3.5l

Looking at purchasing a 2002 Acura RL 3.5L for $2500. 140,000 miles, one owner, good condition. One issue - the SRS light is on. Owner says the light has been for 3 years and the car has been fine. ...