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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Acura RL
The 2012 Acura RL is a luxury four-door sedan that offers a decent amount of interior space and seating, as well as appreciable performance (although it’s limited to just a V6 engine)....

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ABS light
You could have a bad leaking ABS accumulator or modulator if the accumulator does not fix the code coming on for code 1-8. The second code, code 2, that you mention is not a complete code and could be 1-2...
Readiness code for emission
Hello. Since the vehicle sat for that long, you may have to drive it for about 500 miles before it resets. The key is varying your driving. You need to drive it at highway speeds, around town, stop-and-go driving, and...
Startup difficulty after filling the gas tank
Hello. If this started right after getting fuel, then you may have gotten bad gas. It sounds like the fuel might be mixed with something else. If the fuel is fine then the fuel pump may be failing. If the...
The car stalled at the traffic light, started from park
Hello. There are a few issues that can cause this. If it only stalled while at a stop, then it may be a dirty throttle body or a failing idle control valve. Most of the time the throttle body can...
May need new alternator
You may have a bad alternator, but I get a lot of customers who think that the alternator is bad, when the problem is actually with the battery or its terminals. I recommend that you have a mechanic, like the...
Shift selector
You will most likely need to replace the entire shift control assembly and get a new shift handle. I would have a technician come out to your car's location to diagnose the shifting components to make sure that all the...
All lights are on dashboard. Brake lights will not go off.
I suggest beginning by fixing what is already known first. The brake pedal switch needs to be replaced. That switch does much more than just turn on the brake lights, and is possibly the root cause of all of this....
Thinking of buying car. Battery changed in April 2016. Acura dealership multi-point check is showing battery failing. Could this b
Many things can cause a battery to go bad. The vehicle could have sat for an extended period, draining the battery to almost dead. The clock, seat memory, radio memory, the alarm system, all pull a bit of voltage at...
Can I replace my headlight lens?
No, the assemblies are sealed units with vents. The lens is not available separately. Your low beam headlights are Xenon bulbs, also called HID. That might be the reason they are pricey. Your car is a rebadged version of the...
Poor fuel economy and sluggish acceleration. Also, my car has squeaky breaks.
Hi there. It sounds like you have a few issues here, but the loss of power and mileage is concerning. It sounds like you have an issue with a failing catalytic converter. If this fails it will clog the exhaust...
I thought I had a bad starter turns out that it was a bad battery I installed a new battery and I could not turn the lights off,
Hello. If the lights are staying on then you more than likely have a bad combination switch. The switch fails internally and causes this. It can also be a relay that is staying on, but that is not as common....
Had 3 accidents within 3 months aparts....took to acura dealer they said rear brake (4mm), replace rear struts/front struts.
The brake failure may very well have been from the accidents. I would be difficult to tell without seeing the extent of the damage. I would recommend having the vehicle inspected by a qualified professional to determine if the brake...
Hi guys! The breaklights on my 2002 Acura RL are not coming on at all. I just replaced the brake light switch and still nothing; w
Good question. The other day I had the same issue. I replaced the brake light switch and still no brake lights. The issue I came across was that it had to be adjusted a little. If you take the brake...
After veering to miss a rut, car vibrates
Have the tire checked to see if the tire got belt damage and have the tire rebalanced. The wheel weights may have come off when you hit the bump, or the wheel may have gotten bent. I would also...
Car seat cooling system doesn't cool
Like the mechanic said, you only have a blower that blows air into the bottom of the seat, so if it is hot under the seat, then it blows hot air. Once the interior gets cooled down, then turn on...
New timing belt needed
The scheduled mileage for the timing belt replacement on your engine is at 120,000 miles for normal driving conditions. There are no times given but I would say the mileage is based on about 12,000 miles per year, and this...
Car has white smoke when driving around 70mph
You may be having a leak at the engine main bearing side bolts on the block of the engine; the bolts might have not been sealed at the manufacturer. Any leaking bolt can be removed, cleaned, sealed with Honda bond,...
Annoying hissing metallic sound
The dealer is correct to say it is the brakes. The noise is mostly due to the material in the brake pads. The metal in the brake pads can cause a scrapping noise, then changes with temperature and will not...

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