Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 1998 RL are official communications between Acura & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

    SUSPENSION

    • TSB #DORE5C4S09

      Date Announced:
      JUL 11, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10165333

      This SKU is a Front Upper Ball Joint. The customer communication requested return of unsold inventory to inspect for the outer diameter of the ball joint housing being too small. Read More »

    • TSB #010302

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #636758

      SUBJECT REGARDING FRONT SUSPENSION SQUEAKS IN COLD WEATHER. *TT Read More »

    SUSPENSION:FRONT

    • TSB #102

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #629320

      SUBJECT REGARDING A SQUEAL NOISE AT FRONT SUSPENSION AT LOW TEMPERATURE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #98027

      Date Announced:
      APR 05, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #605077

      CONCERNS WITH KNOCKING NOISE FROM THE FRONT SUSPENSION. *TT Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

    • TSB #98032

      Date Announced:
      DEC 14, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #603938

      WHEN COMING TO A STOP AT LOW SPEED, THE FRONT BRAKES MAKE A LOW, GROANING NOISE, AND THE VEHICLE VIBRATES ON VEHICLES WITH VIN #S JH4KA9 THRU WC007071. *YC Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FLUID

    • TSB #1003

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004959

      TESTING BRAKE FLUID FOR PETROLEUM CONTAMINATION. VARIOUS MODELS INCLUDING 2003 AND 2004 NSX AND 2004 RSX. *TT Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP

    • TSB #1002

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009253

      CLEARING ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #505

      Date Announced:
      MAY 16, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10016260

      CRANKS WON'T START, IMMOBILIZER LIGHT FLASHES. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

    • TSB #010901

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #626434

      INFORMATION REGARDING ENGINE DIES WHEN THE IGNITION KEY IS RELEASED.*JB Read More »

    • TSB #801

      Date Announced:
      AUG 16, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #626449

      SUBJECT REGARDING ENGINE STARTS AND DIES WHEN IGNITION IS RELEASED. *YD Read More »

    • TSB #160801

      Date Announced:
      AUG 16, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #623291

      SUBJECT REGARDING ENGINE STARTS AND DIES WHEN IGNITION IS RELEASED. *JB Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

    • TSB #060103

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002692

      INFORMATION ON FINDING A VEHICLE'S EMISSION TYPE OR GROUP. *TT Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    • TSB #B99-040

      Date Announced:
      DEC 08, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10099960

      "SERVICE BULLETIN - THIS BULLETIN UPDATES THE TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES FOR DTC P1456 (EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM LEAKAGE [FUEL TANK SYSTEM]) AND DTC P1457 (EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM LEAKAGE[EVAP CANISTER SYSTEM]). Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #B99-040

      Date Announced:
      DEC 08, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10099960

      "SERVICE BULLETIN - THIS BULLETIN UPDATES THE TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES FOR DTC P1456 (EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM LEAKAGE [FUEL TANK SYSTEM]) AND DTC P1457 (EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM LEAKAGE[EVAP CANISTER SYSTEM]). Read More »

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #010301

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #619898

      INFORMATION REGARDING VEHICLES EXHIBITING A TRIP ODOMETER THAT DISPLAYS THREE DASHE (- - -). *TT Read More »

    • TSB #010200

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #618763

      CONCERNS WITH TRIP ODOMETER READING - - -. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #98-012

      Date Announced:
      APR 27, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601141

      EXPERIENCING SHIFT SHOCK, JUDDER, OR NOISE DURING 1ST TO 2ND UPSHIFT. *YC Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #04012004

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009042

      DON'T TEST-DRIVE WITH THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP OR D INDICATOR ON. ACURA. SERVICENEWS. APRIL 2004. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #1202

      Date Announced:
      DEC 16, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002583

      STRAINING THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID TO DIAGNOSE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #02004

      Date Announced:
      JUL 08, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #633348

      SERVICE INFORMATION REGARDING SHIFT SHOCK, JUDDER, OR CLUNK NOISE DURING 1ST TO 2ND UPSHIFT. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #010201

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #619889

      INFORMATION ON TROUBLESHOOTING REPLACEMENT TRANSMISSIONS EXHIBITING A HUMMING, BUZZING, OR WHISTLING SOUND THAT CHANGES TONE IN DIFFERENT GEARS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #066

      Date Announced:
      APR 23, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #605147

      CUSTOMER MAY COMPLAIN OF 1 - 2 SHIFT. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #98-454

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #604037

      INFORMATION REGARDING AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 1-2 COMPLAINTS. *YC Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #07012005

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10018038

      SPEEDOMETER SHOPS CAN TRANSFER ODOMETER MILEAGE. ACURA. SERVICENEWS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #1102

      Date Announced:
      NOV 16, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014067

      THE HOMELINK SYSTEM MAY HAVE TEST INFORMATION STORED IN MEMORY THAT MUST BE ERASED BEFORE IT CAN BE PROGRAMMED. *NM Read More »

    • TSB #1102

      Date Announced:
      NOV 16, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014071

      ODOMETER ACCURACY. *NM Read More »

    • TSB #110102

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10005865

      CEILING LIGHT, IGNITION KEY BEEPER FOIL KEYLESS ENTRY. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #107

      Date Announced:
      JUL 16, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #637638

      INFORMATION ON DIAGNOSING SRS DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE 6-7 AND / OR 7-2 INTERNAL FAILURE OF SRS UNIT. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #98028

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #625978

      SUBJECT REGARDING INTERMITTENT ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS. *JB Read More »

    • TSB #98028

      Date Announced:
      SEP 28, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #603313

      SECURITY SYSTEM SOUNDS INTERMITTENTLY. *YC Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH

    • TSB #99025

      Date Announced:
      JUN 14, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #606303

      CONCERNS WITH THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P0133 OR P0153 STORED. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #99026

      Date Announced:
      JUN 07, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #606304

      SUBJECT REGARDING MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P1106 STORED ON VEHICLES WITHIN VIN JH4KA9...WC009607. *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

    • TSB #010202

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #631033

      INFORMATION ON DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1106. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #102

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #629316

      INFORMATION ON DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1106, BARO SENSOR RANGE, PERFORMANCE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #102

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #629322

      INFORMATION ON TROUBLESHOOTING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P1705, P1768, P0753, P0758. *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER

    • TSB #00013

      Date Announced:
      AUG 26, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #633353

      INFORMATION REGARDING THE IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM, TYPE 1. *TT Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:FOG LIGHTS

    • TSB #B990012

      Date Announced:
      JUL 19, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #610263

      INFORMATION REGARDING THE FOG LIGHT BULB AND SOCKET SET TO REPLACE FAULTY SOCKETS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #99014

      Date Announced:
      JUL 12, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #610235

      CONCERNS WITH ONE OR BOTH OF THE FOG LIGHTS NOT WORKING WHEN YOU TURN THEM ON. *TT Read More »

    VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

    VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR

    • TSB #701

      Date Announced:
      JUL 16, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #626550

      SUBJECT REGARDING WITH NAVIGATION SKYSTEM - REAR WINDOW TINT APPLICATION TIPS. *YD Read More »

    VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

    • TSB #09012002

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009294

      BUFFETING NOISE WITH REAR WINDOW(S) OPEN. ACURA. SERVICENEWS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #901

      Date Announced:
      SEP 16, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #626524

      SUBJECT REGARDING DRIVER'S POWER WINDOW AUTO-DOWN INOPERATIVE. *YD Read More »

    • TSB #97019

      Date Announced:
      APR 12, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #605076

      CONDITIONS WITH POWER WINDOW(S) NOT GOING DOWN. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #99006

      Date Announced:
      JAN 18, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #604637

      CONCERNS WITH POWER WINDOW(S) NOT GOING DOWN. *TT Read More »

    VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

    • TSB #010201

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #619886

      SUBJECT REGARDING CURRENT VARIABLE INTERMITTENT WIPERS SPEED SENSITIVE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #010101

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #617695

      TECH LINE SUMMARY REGARDING THE INTERMITTENT WIPER FEATURE. *TT Read More »

    AIR BAGS

    • TSB #04012004

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009036

      SRS INDICATOR ON AFTER BODY SHOP REPAIR. CHECK FOR SRS DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES. ACURA SERVICENEWS. APRIL 2004. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #1001

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #626607

      SUBJECT REGARDING SAFETY RESTRAINT SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE 5-1 THROUGH 8-3, INTERNAL SAFETY RESTRAINT SYSTEM UNIT FAILURE. *YD Read More »

    AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

    • TSB #1002

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009256

      INTERMITTENT SRA DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE 1-1 TO 1-5, DRIVER'S AIRBAG INFLATOR CIRCUIT. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT Read More »

    SEAT BELTS

    • TSB #011000

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #618769

      SUBJECT REGARDING OCCUPANT POSITION DETECTION SENSOR (OPDS) UNIT LOCATION. *TT Read More »

    SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

    • TSB #010101

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #617697

      INFORMATION ON REPLACING SEAT BELT TENSIONERS AFTER DEPLOYMENT. *TT Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY

    • TSB #00005

      Date Announced:
      MAR 27, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #610580

      SOME VEHICLES FROM VIN JH4KA9 ... YC000001 THRU JH4KA9 ... YC005649 MAY EXHIBIT RATTLE TYPE NOISE FROM THE REAR OF THE MOONROOF WHILE DRIVING OVER ROUGH OR BUMPY ROADS WITH THE SUNSHADE OPEN. Read More »

    • TSB #100598

      Date Announced:
      OCT 05, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #605134

      E-MAIL INFORMATION REGARDING NON-SAFETY RELATED PROBLEMS. *TT Read More »

    TIRES

    • TSB #090103

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10005068

      TIRE NOISE AND/OR WIND NOISE CAN MASQUERADE AS A PROBLEM WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION GEARS. ACURA SERVICENEWS. *TT Read More »

    TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

    • TSB #SB-0708

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10037486

      ACURA: THERE ARE GUIDELINES FOR VARIOUS SITUATIONS AND PROCEDURES INCLUDING: TIRE PRESSURE VALVE STEM INSTALLATION, TRAILER STABILITY MALFUNCTION LIGHT IS ON, ENGINE OIL APPLICATION GUIDE, NEW SOFTWARE, NEW TRANSMISSION FLUID, NOTCHY ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #010200

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #618762

      INFORMATION ON PROGRAMMING THE IMMOBILIZER KEYS. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #1002

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009255

      KEYLESS REMOTE TRANSMITTER INOPERATIVE, . CHECK KEYLESS, CEILING LIGHT, IGNITION KEY REMINDER BEEPER BEFORE TROUBLESHOOTING KEYLESS REMOTE SYSTEM. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES

    • TSB #05012004

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009002

      AUDIO UNIT AND NAVI ANTI-THEFT CODES AVAILABLE ON IN. ACURA SERVICENEWS. MAY 2004. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

    • TSB #B05-018

      Date Announced:
      NOV 23, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10100462

      SERVICE BULLETIN - NAVIGATION SYSTEM INFORMATION. Read More »

    • TSB #704

      Date Announced:
      JUL 16, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10013727

      NAVIGATION SYSTEM WON'T MAP MATCH OR GETS LOST. ACURA TECH LINE SUMMARY. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #04012004

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009043

      NAVI HDDS REPLACED WITH FLASH MEMORY CARDS. ACURA. SERVICENEWS. APRIL 2004. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #010101

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #617701

      BRIEF INFORMATION REGARDING BLANK NAVIGATION DISPLAY CONDITION. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #B990009

      Date Announced:
      JUN 21, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #606305

      INFORMATION REGARDING THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM WARRANTY EXCHANGE PROGRAM. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #96025

      Date Announced:
      JUN 14, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #606104

      INFORMATION ON THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM COMPONENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #99008

      Date Announced:
      JUN 14, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #606105

      INFORMATION ON THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM LOCKING UP OR RESETTING. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #110102

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10005860

      AIR CONDITIONING (A/C) COMPRESSOR CONTROL LOGIC. ACURA SERVICE NEWS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #1002

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009254

      A/C COMPRESSOR CONTROL LOGIC. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #100102

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10005950

      POOR AIR CONDITIONER COOLING ON HARD ACCELERATION. ACURA SERVICENEWS. *TT Read More »

    UNKNOWN OR OTHER

    • TSB #010102

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #629312

      INFORMATION ON RESETTING THE OUTSIDE AIR TEMP DISPLAY. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #99025

      Date Announced:
      OCT 22, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #626232

      INFORMATION ON MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0133 OR P0153.*JB Read More »

    • TSB #99027

      Date Announced:
      JUL 12, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #610237

      SOME VEHICLES BUILTH WITHIN VIN JH4KA9 ... XC008991 MAY EXHIBIT WIND NOISE FROM THE CENTER OF THE DASHBOARD. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #99030

      Date Announced:
      JUL 06, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #610239

      EXPERIENCING A HUMMING NOISE THAT LASTS 2 OR 3 SECONDS COMING FROM THE DASHBOARD AREA IMMEDIATELY AFTER STARTING A COLD ENGINE ON VEHICLES BUILT WITHIN VIN JH4KA9 ... XC010228. *TT Read More »