Acura RLX - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Acura RLX owners have reported a total of 40 problems for their cars built in the 3 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Acura RLX. The 2014 Acura RLX cars have the most problems reported (32 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Acura RLX

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 RLX
2
  2016 RLX
6
  2014 RLX
32

  Common problems of Acura RLX

The following chart shows the 17 most common problems for Acura RLX cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's suspension (8 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's equipment (5 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Acura RLX

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Suspension
8
  Equipment
5
  Steering
5
  Air Bag
3
  Wheel
2
  Electronic Stability Control
2
  Exterior Lighting
2
  Electrical System
2
  Vehicle Speed Control
2
  Visibility
2
   
  Engine And Engine Cooling
1
  Power Train
1
  Other Fuel System
1
  Structure
1
  Seat Belt
1
  Service Brakes
1
  Tire
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Acura RLX of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across RLX model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Acura RLX model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across RLX Model Years

RLX
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2017 21,0251    
1.95
  2016 62,0262    
1.48
  2014 327,7114    
1.04


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