1998 ACURA RL

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

3 Recalls for 1998 ACURA RL

Recall Date Component Summary
January 17, 2020 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 1998 Acura 2.2CL, 1998-1999 Acura 2.3CL, 1998-1999 Acura 3.0CL, 2001 Acura 3.2CL and Acura MDX, 1998-2000 Honda Accord Coupe, Accord Sedan, Civic Sedan, Odyssey and Acura 3.5RL, 1999-2000 Acura 3.2TL, 1996-2000 Civic Coupe, 1997-2000 CR-V, 1997-1998 EV Plus, and 1998-1999 Isuzu Oasis vehicles.

These vehicles were equipped with Non-Azide Driver air bag Inflators (NADI) and do not contain phase stabilized ammonium nitrate (PSAN) propellant. Due to a manufacturing issue, the NADI inflators may absorb moisture, causing the inflators to rupture or the air bag cushion to underinflate.

Remedy:

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the driver frontal air bag inflator, and replace it if necessary, with an inflator of a different design, free of charge. The recall began October 1, 2020. Owners may contact American Honda’s Customer Support & Campaign Center at 1-888-234-2138 or Isuzu customer service at 1-800-255-6727.

August 19, 1999 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A TRANSMISSION CASE BOLT CAN LOOSEN AND FALL OUT ALLOWING THE TRANSMISSION TO DISENGAGE FROM THE DIFFERENTIAL.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A REDESIGNED BOLT.

May 10, 1999 SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. CERTAIN VEHICLES WERE MANUFACTURED WITH BALL JOINTS THAT CAN PREMATURELY WEAR OUT AND, IN THE WORSE CASE, THE BALL JOINT WOULD SEPARATE CAUSING THE FRONT SUSPENSION TO COLLAPSE.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINTS.

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2 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1998 ACURA RL

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Date Component  
accelerator/throttle
windshield & wipers

11 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1998 ACURA RL

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Date Component  
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11340379
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11327944
SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 10341626
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES | STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 10255952
SEAT BELTS:FRONT
ODI Number: 10140777
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
ODI Number: 10106910
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SEAT BELTS:REAR/OTHER | STRUCTURE | VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
ODI Number: 10101140
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 10029780
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT
ODI Number: 8013804
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS
ODI Number: 724874
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 535845
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0 Investigations for 1998 ACURA RL

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

65 Service Alerts for 1998 ACURA RL

Date Description
March 18, 2016 350000 EQUIPMENT

Special Tool Loan Program: Under TOOLS AVAILABLE FOR LOAN, the list has been updated.

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January 1, 2017 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Sending vehicle data to tech line.

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July 11, 2019 020000 SUSPENSION

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. The outer diameter being too small would prevent the part f

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June 1, 2003 063100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

INFORMATION ON FINDING A VEHICLE’S EMISSION TYPE OR GROUP. *TT

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November 1, 2010 199000 TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

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 STEERI

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November 1, 2002 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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

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November 1, 2002 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

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

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October 16, 2003 035000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FLUID

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

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August 3, 2004 131000 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

DEFORMED WINDSHIELD MOLDING. *EH

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October 16, 2002 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

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

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October 1, 2002 036000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP

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

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December 14, 1998 030000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

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

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April 27, 1998 102000 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

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

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May 16, 2005 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

CRANKS WON’T START, IMMOBILIZER LIGHT FLASHES. *TT

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April 5, 1999 021000 SUSPENSION:FRONT

CONCERNS WITH KNOCKING NOISE FROM THE FRONT SUSPENSION. *TT

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April 12, 1999 133000 VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

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

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October 16, 2001 140000 AIR BAGS

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

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July 16, 2001 132000 VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR

SUBJECT REGARDING WITH NAVIGATION SKYSTEM – REAR WINDOW TINT APPLICATION TIPS. *YD

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September 16, 2001 133000 VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

SUBJECT REGARDING DRIVER’S POWER WINDOW AUTO-DOWN INOPERATIVE. *YD

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July 1, 2005 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SPEEDOMETER SHOPS CAN TRANSFER ODOMETER MILEAGE. ACURA. SERVICENEWS. *TT

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December 8, 2015 091100 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

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]). DEPENDING ON THE MODEL, THERE ARE TW

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April 1, 2004 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

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

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April 1, 2004 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

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

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April 1, 2004 140000 AIR BAGS

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

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May 1, 2004 353100 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES

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

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June 21, 1999 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

INFORMATION REGARDING THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM WARRANTY EXCHANGE PROGRAM. *TT

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June 7, 1999 114200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH

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

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June 14, 1999 114200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH

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

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November 16, 2002 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

ODOMETER ACCURACY. *NM

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November 16, 2002 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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

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July 16, 2002 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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

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October 1, 2000 150000 SEAT BELTS

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

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February 1, 2000 100000 POWER TRAIN

CONCERNS WITH TRIP ODOMETER READING – – -. *TT

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February 1, 2000 350000 EQUIPMENT

INFORMATION ON PROGRAMMING THE IMMOBILIZER KEYS. *TT

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January 1, 2001 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

BRIEF INFORMATION REGARDING BLANK NAVIGATION DISPLAY CONDITION. *TT

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January 1, 2001 151100 SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

INFORMATION ON REPLACING SEAT BELT TENSIONERS AFTER DEPLOYMENT. *TT

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January 1, 2001 136000 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

TECH LINE SUMMARY REGARDING THE INTERMITTENT WIPER FEATURE. *TT

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November 23, 2016 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

SERVICE BULLETIN – NAVIGATION SYSTEM INFORMATION.

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August 16, 2001 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

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

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August 26, 2002 116300 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT:CONTROL MODULE

INFORMATION REGARDING THE IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM, TYPE 1. *TT

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July 8, 2002 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

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

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September 28, 1998 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SECURITY SYSTEM SOUNDS INTERMITTENTLY. *YC

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October 16, 2002 141100 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

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

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October 16, 2002 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

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

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February 1, 2002 116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

INFORMATION ON DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1106. *TT

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January 1, 2002 116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

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

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January 1, 2002 021000 SUSPENSION:FRONT

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

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January 1, 2002 116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

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

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January 1, 2002 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

INFORMATION ON RESETTING THE OUTSIDE AIR TEMP DISPLAY. *TT

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August 16, 2001 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

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

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September 1, 2001 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

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

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March 1, 2001 100000 POWER TRAIN

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

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February 1, 2001 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

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

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February 1, 2001 136000 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

SUBJECT REGARDING CURRENT VARIABLE INTERMITTENT WIPERS SPEED SENSITIVE. *TT

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December 16, 2002 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

STRAINING THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID TO DIAGNOSE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. *TT

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April 23, 1999 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

CUSTOMER MAY COMPLAIN OF 1 – 2 SHIFT. *TT

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October 5, 1998 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

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

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January 1, 1998 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

INFORMATION REGARDING AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 1-2 COMPLAINTS. *YC

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October 1, 2001 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SUBJECT REGARDING INTERMITTENT ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS. *JB

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September 1, 2003 190000 TIRES

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

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March 27, 2000 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

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. *TT

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June 14, 1999 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

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

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June 14, 1999 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

INFORMATION ON THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM COMPONENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM. *TT

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January 18, 1999 133000 VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

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

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July 16, 2004 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

NAVIGATION SYSTEM WON’T MAP MATCH OR GETS LOST. ACURA TECH LINE SUMMARY. *TT

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1998 ACURA RL

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