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What's Wrong with the Acura RL?

The Acura RL has a total of 21 complaints. The majority of the complaints involve the electrical (33%) followed by the hvac (14%) and the interior (9%).

We'd recommend avoiding the 1st generation (1996–2004) which has the worst overall PainRank™ of 0.6

How RL Generations Rank

Gen Model Years Complaints PainRank (?)
2nd Gen RL 2005–2012 10 0.33
1st Gen RL 1996–2004 11 0.6

Worst Overall RL Complaints

Let's take a look at the most common RL complaints submitted to over the years.

The complaints are sorted by their PainRank™ which is a score calculated by combining data points such as 1) how long does it take for the problem to start 2) how much does it cost to fix 3) what rank did owners assign to this problem, etc.

Most Complained About RL Years

A quick look at which years have the highest complaint volumes. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on