What's Wrong with the Acura RLX?

Owners of this sedan have sent in 20 complaints with an overall PainRank™ of 3.63. That ranks 16th in reliability out of 21 Acura models.

Problems to Expect with the RLX

RLX owners generally have the most trouble with wheels / hubs problems, followed by the suspension and accessories - interior.

  1. RLX Suspension Rattle

    Car has a rattling noise in suspension at lower speeds. Had car inspected at dealer and found no problems with suspension. Test drove the same vehicle at the dealership and was able to recreate the same noise going over bumps. Appears to be... 

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  2. TRW Crash Sensor Defect

    There's growing concern that some sort of electrical overstress is messing with airbag control units (ACU) in certain Acura vehicles. 

    Published in #airbags-seat-belts on

RLX Generations

Generations are groups of model years where the vehicles are continuously produced, using similar engineering and shared features. Generation data isn't always cut-and-dry and is often different for different countries. When in doubt, we use North American generation data.

  1. 1st Generation RLX (2014—2019)

    This generation ranks 21st in reliability out of 35 generations.

Most Common Complaints

Suspension
5 owners have complained about "rattle in the suspension." This problem is filed under Suspension issues.
Wheels
3 owners have complained about "tire sidewall separation." This problem is filed under Wheels issues.
Interior
2 owners have complained about "infotainment system not working properly." This problem is filed under Interior issues.
Electrical
2 owners have complained about "battery not holding charge." This problem is filed under Electrical issues.
Engine
1 owners have complained about "loss of acceleration." This problem is filed under Engine issues.
Interior
1 owners have complained about "interruptions hd in radio." This problem is filed under Interior issues.
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Complaints by Topic

Complaints
wheels / hubs 6
suspension 5
accessories - interior 4
engine 2
electrical 2
fuel system 1

Complaints by Year

Complaints
2014 14
2016 4
2015 1
2019 1

RLX in the News

2019

2014

  • Acura's Frozen Seatbelts

    I'll admit it, the first time I see frost on my windshield I get a bit cranky. But it's nothing compared to the tantrum some Acura seat belts are throwing. They simply refuse to move when the temperature gets frosty. They are freezing in place and prompting a safety recall.

    Published in #recall on

Recalls, Investigations, and Technical Service Bulletins

RLX Recalls

There are 4 RLX recalls and the following years are involved in the most campaigns.

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Complaints
2014 4
2015 2

RLX Investigations

There are 0 RLX investigations.

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RLX TSBs

There are 155 RLX TSBs and the following years are involved in the most.

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Complaints
2014 148
2015 118
2016 64
2017 32
2018 7