The Worst RLX Problems

RLX Suspension Rattle

  • #suspension

A common issue with the first generation RLX is how it rattles and clunks while going over bumpy roads. Following complaints, Acura released TSB 14-040 which offers under-warranty owners new strut noise kits for their front-suspensions.

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TRW Crash Sensor Defect

  • #airbags-seat-belts

There's growing concern that some sort of electrical overstress is messing with airbag control units (ACU) in certain Acura vehicles. And that's a problem since it's the sensor that senses when a crash occurs and tells the airbags to deploy...

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What RLX Owners Complain 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.

Comparing 1 Generations

Generations are groups of model years where few, if any, changes were made to the vehicle which means their model years tend to break in similar ways. The RLX has 1 generations with the latest starting in the 2014 model year.

By the Numbers

  1. 20 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 175 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 5 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

RLX in the News

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.