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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    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 ...

    2 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)

    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...

    23 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 months ago)

    Brake Light

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

    37 views with 1 answer (last answer 8 months ago)

    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. ...

    100 views with 1 answer (last answer 9 months ago)

    Acura 2002 3.5 Rl

    Recently my car would not start -- the engine did not turn over nor did anything come on in the car -- the car was dead -- battery is new so that is not the issue. Does anyone else have this problem?...

    56 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)