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  • 2005 Acura MDX

    Luxury brand Acura is recalling certain models built between 2004 and 2008 for two separate recall campaigns. The recall for the 2005-06 Acura MDX and the 2005 Acura RL, relating to unintended braking, also extends to the 2005 Honda Pilot. At issue in this first recall is a capacitor that may have been damaged during assembly of the Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) control module. As a result, the vehicles involved in this recall may exhibit intermittent and light application of the brakes without driver involvement. Should the driver apply the brakes during a malfunction of the VSA module...

  • 2010 Acura RL
    2013 Acura RL To Feature NSX Hybrid System And Eventual Nine-Speed Auto?

    At next week’s 2012 New York Auto Show we will be treated with a thinly-veiled concept version of the next-generation Acura RL, which is expected to go on sale before the end of the year as a 2013 model. Two different versions of this new RL will eventually be offered to customers: a regular...

  • 2010 Acura RL
    2013 Acura RL To Debut At 2012 New York Auto Show

    Acura introduced a slightly revised version of its RL flagship sedan for the 2011 model year but there’s no denying that the car is seriously starting to showing its age, having been on the market since 2004. A successor is promised, with reports on its development dating back all the way to...

  • 2011 Acura RL Advance
    2011 Acura RL: Driven

    What makes the RL distinct or alluring among luxury cars? How is it much different than the same-sized TL? And shouldn't a brand flagship feel a little more exclusive, a little less mainstream-lux? These are all questions shoppers will be wondering, and we couldn't help but be left pondering them...

  • 2011 Acura RL
    2011 Acura RL Priced From $47,200

    As Honda and Acura continue to grope around in the dark, trying to find their way back to their former position of design leadership, the 2011 models are basically treading water: the ZDX, priced earlier to day, stays unchanged, while the mid-cycle RL adds a few updates but is largely the same as...

  • 2011 Acura RL
    2011 Acura RL Preview

    The current-generation Acura RL has been on the market since late 2004 and since then has only undergone one major facelift to keep it looking fresh amongst a sea of strong competitors. In 2011 that same car is soldiering on, receiving only minor updates to keep it ticking until a replacement...

  • 2010 Acura RL

    A report out of Japan today says the Acura RL will no longer be built.

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    Acura forges ahead with tier 1 luxury plans, NSX could be revived

    Apart from Lexus, Japanese luxury brands still pale in comparison to their German rivals in terms of the number of models they produce and the prices they can command. Overall image in the marketplace and status on the street have likewise proven difficult to develop. That's why Acura is making a...

  • Update: 2009 Honda Legend official details
    2009 Honda Legend official details

    The Legend first made its way into the public eye with an official event at the Busan Auto Show in South Korea this May. The facelifted flagship Legend sedan, was shown exactly two months after the debut of its sister model, the 2009 Acura RL, which made its own debut at February’s Chicago...

  • 2009 Acura RL receives IIHS Top Safety Pick
    2009 Acura RL receives IIHS Top Safety Pick

    The new 2009 Acura RL sedan has won the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Pick award in the Institute’s latest round of testing. To qualify, a vehicle must earn the highest rating of 'good' in the institute’s front, side, and rear tests and be fitted with...

  • Next-gen Acura RL to get V8 power
    Next-gen Acura RL to get V8 power

    Acura has made it clear it wants to be a top tier luxury brand but to do this it will need to change its lineup to suit the tastes of wealthy buyers, who more often than not demand RWD cars with powerful V8 engines. That’s why for its next-generation RL sedan due in 2010 Acura will make the...

  • 2009 Acura RL debuts at Chicago
    2009 Acura RL debuts at Chicago

    The Chicago Auto Show may not hold a lot in the way of exotic surprises, but it does have a good number of very solid real-world car debuts. Near the top of that list is the 2009 Acura RL - and with its new dose of technology and increased power, the RL is likely to earn some fans while on display...

  • Major facelift planned next year for Acura RL

    Acura is planning to inject some life into the slow selling RL flagship saloon by giving the car a major overhaul in time for next year's summer sale period. Several dealers were given information about the update but no specifications or details about the car's final styling were revealed. One dealer in Pittsburgh told Automotive News that the car will receive "a major facelift in the front and back." Dealers across the U.S. have requested several major changes as another Los Angeles salesmen explained. "Dealers have said they want three things: They don't like the styling, there is not...

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