What's Wrong with the 2nd Generation RL?

Owners of the 2005–2012 RL have made 12 complaints mostly about the lights, for an overall PainRank of 0.35. That score ranks 11th in reliability out of 34 Acura generations.

1 Common Problem

Excessive Oil Consumption

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Changed your oil recently? I'm guessing you think you’re good to go for another 3,000 to 5,000 miles depending on the oil you’re using. Acura owners with V6 J-Series engines better think again.

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A gauge cluster with an orange wrench warning light labeled 'Service Due Now'

Most Complained About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.


Model Years