What's Wrong with the 1st Generation RLX?

Owners of the 2014–2020 RLX have made 20 complaints mostly about the wheels, for an overall PainRank of 1.25. That score ranks 20th in reliability out of 34 Acura generations.

2 Common Problems

RLX Suspension Rattle

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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 noi...

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An underside view of an RLX suspension

TRW Crash Sensor Defect

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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 cras...

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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.


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.