really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,778 miles

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problem #14

Aug 122012


  • miles
Tamara recall my SRS light stays on continually. I am concerned there is a problem with the airbags. I need to know if it is safe to have someone in the passenger seat or if the airbag is defective and is a recall. I do not drive this car very often but now I have to because I have no other transportation.

- Atwater, CA, USA

problem #13

Feb 252009


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Acura Rl. While driving approximately 30 mph, the SRS warning indicator remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the sensor in the passenger seat needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,000. The VIN was not available.

- Hollidaysburg, PA, USA

problem #12

Nov 302001


  • miles
I have been having problems with the air bags, since I bought the car

- Sanford, NC, USA

problem #11

Jan 012016


  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Acura Rl. When the vehicle was started, the air bag light remained illuminated. The failure was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 115,000.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #10

Nov 082015


  • 162,090 miles
The SRS sensor jus pop on the ABS sensor pop on also the check engine light pops I don't know what to do and also I heard ticking and tapping and the engine started jumping whether I'm going slow or fast I really need some serious help why is because I can possibly be in great danger do to the sensors that are going out in my vehicle.

- Greenwood, MS, USA

problem #9

May 082015


  • 135,100 miles
SRS light on the dash stays on. It is my understanding that the airbags will not deploy with light on. I had an independent mechanic determine that the airbag control module needs to be replaced. I believe this should be a repair that should be covered by a manufacturer warranty. Based on review of the safercar.gov website there are several other incidents of this same problem for this make, model and year.

- Mechanicville, VA, USA

problem #8

Nov 062014

RL 6-cyl

  • 121,682 miles
SRS dash light has come on and stayed on.

- Midland, TX, USA

problem #7

Feb 142014


  • 203,000 miles
The SRS light has come on and stayed on. Air bags will not deploy with the light on.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #6

Aug 112011


  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Acura Rl. The contact stated that the SRS indicator continuously illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN and failure mileage were unknown.

- Ocla, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 192009

RL 6-cyl

  • 74,508 miles
SRS light on dash stays on. Dealer cannot reset to get light to stay off. Acura of denville, NJ says opds (occupant position detection system) and sensor assemblies need to be re-placed at a cost of $1349.65 (+ tax). With SRS light on air bags will not deploy. The SRS failure appears to be the failure most documented in this forum. It is a safety issue which should have a recall to correct the problem.

- Randolph, NJ, USA

problem #4

Aug 222013

RL 6-cyl

  • 124,000 miles
SRS light stays on problem with sensor for airbag.

- Beltsville, MD, USA

problem #3

Jun 012005


  • miles
The SRS light on my 2000 Acura Rl has come on and will not go off...I see that there was a problem with Honda vehicles with this problem...does the recall also apply to Acura Rl models?...please advise.

- Binghamton, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 012004


  • miles
Acura 3.5rl 2000, defective airbag.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #1

Aug 012002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,505 miles
Vehicle had multiple electrical problems. The problems may have cause one crash. Bf the consumer hit a vehicle which was stopped in a turning lane at 35 mph. When the vehicle crashed the air bags did not deploy. Throttle body was bent. Faulty window regulator caused the window to not close.

- Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA