• Acura RL owners manuals

  • Acura RL

    Model overview

    The Acura RL is a mid-sized premium automobile that was produced by the Acura division of Honda for 1996 through 2012 model years across two generations. The RL was the flagship of the brand, replacing the Acura Legend, and was followed in 2013 by the Acura RLX. The name "RL" is an acronym for "Refined Luxury."

    The first-generation was a rebadged variant of the third-generation Honda Legend and debuted in 1996 to the North American market, to follow the second-generation Acura Legend. The second-generation was a rebadged variant of the fourth-generation Honda Legend, launched to the North American market in 2004, as a 2005 model. 

    The  Acura RL is available in three trim levels. It is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 rated at 300 hp and 271 pound-feet of torque. It comes paired by default to a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift paddles. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 17 mpg city/24 mpg freeway and 20 mpg mixed.

    Acura RL known problems

    Some of the common problems or complaints owners have about the Acura RL are:

    • Sensor Issues Can Produce SRS Light To Turn On
    • Reprogram computer to fix shifting issue in automatic transmission
    • Check Engine Light for Running Rough and Difficulty Starting
    • Engine Stalls While Driving and Won't Start
    • Acura increased automatic transmission warranty
    • Check Engine and D4 Lights Flashing
    • A/C Failure
    • Multiple Cooling Compressor Failures
    • Front Headlamp Flickering And Fail

    Acura RL PDF owner manual

    Below you can find the owners manuals for the RL model sorted by year. The manuals are free to download and are available in PDF format. Is is recommended to check the owners manual corresponding to the correct year of your Acura RL to solve the problems or to get insights about the car.

Manuals by year