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2008 Acura RL Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There has been 1 safety recall issued from NHTSA.

STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONSRecall Date: 11/28/2007
  • Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, PROLONGED HIGH UNDER-HOOD TEMPERATURES MAY CAUSE THE POWER STEERING HOSE TO DETERIORATE PREMATURELY CAUSING THE HOSE TO CRACK AND LEAK POWER STEERING FLUID.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 43200
  • Consequence: POWER STEERING FLUID LEAKING ONTO A HOT CATALYTIC CONVERTER WILL GENERATE SMOKE AND POSSIBLY LEAD TO AN UNDER-HOOD FIRE.
  • Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW HEAT RESISTANT POWER STEERING HOSE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT DECEMBER 17, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 800-382-2238.
  • Notes: HONDA RECALL NO. Q65. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 07V551000

Reliability

Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.

Dependability Ratings1 2008
Overall Dependability
Powertrain Dependability
Feature & Accessory Dependability
Body & Interior Dependability

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Warranty

The 2008 RL carries Acura's substantial four-year/50,000 mile basic warranty and six-year year/70,000 mile powertrain warranty.

According to Newsday, Acura "bears a name whose reputation is excellent for quality and customer satisfaction." The San Antonio Post-Express states that "the RL makes a nice package with the kind of quality and reliability that one can expect from a Honda product." IntelliChoice named the 2008 Acura RL a Best in Class Winner for SmartChoice Repair Costs.

Warranty information last updated: 7/10/08

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