2012 Acura RL Recalls & Reliability
There have been no safety recalls issued from NHTSA.
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.
|Predicted Reliability Score|
- Among The Best
- Better Than Most
- About Average
- The Rest
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Acuras are known for their stellar reliability, and the company continues to innovate when it comes to servicing your vehicle. Starting with the 2009 model year, Acura RLs no longer adhere to a recommended maintenance schedule. Instead, Acura utilizes a Maintenance Minder system that tracks vehicle use and driving conditions. When necessary, the system will alert the owner to bring the vehicle in for service.
For example, rather than changing the oil every 3,000 miles, the RL’s system will calculate when an oil change is needed based on how the car has been driven since the previous oil change. Acura notes that the system allows owners to spend less time getting their vehicle serviced. However, no reviewers have commented on the system during any long-term tests, so we don’t know how it affects the RL’s reliability.