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07-26-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By fsmith

(Hi, RLX-Sport Hybrid.) Yikes. If it happens...

(Hi, RLX-Sport Hybrid.) Yikes. If it happens every time, your dealer should be able to repeat it if you leave it overnight. The weirdest things do happen to you and your SH-AWD!
07-26-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,081
Posted By fsmith

Ha! I say get a new dealer. As pgeorg (he of the...

Ha! I say get a new dealer. As pgeorg (he of the late 2016 SH-AWD, but still lurking, to all our benefits) has so kindly pointed out above, there is a very clear TSB on this issue. Give them the TSB...
06-16-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By fsmith

Bless you, pgeorg, for you are the soul of this...

Bless you, pgeorg, for you are the soul of this forum! :thumbsup:
05-17-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By fsmith

I've looked for a settings connection between...

I've looked for a settings connection between sending e-mail and Bluetooth but find nothing. Since I don't send e-mail while driving, and since the consequence is only momentarily distracting, I'm...
05-14-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By fsmith

I have a K40 with front and rear sensors...

I have a K40 with front and rear sensors hardwired into my '14 Sport Hybrid and have had no battery issues in the 3 years since. In fact, I am actually still on my original battery. BTW, my K40...
04-10-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,218
Posted By fsmith

I was actually able to pull out the assembly and...

I was actually able to pull out the assembly and swap out the bulbs by "feel" while sitting in the driver's seat with the door open. Once you see the pictures you know what to do. You do have to take...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,916
Posted By fsmith

I think that the fact that this has not yet been...

I think that the fact that this has not yet been fixed by Apple, despite them clearly knowing about it, through multiple iOS revisions, suggests that it is exactly as George suggests - Honda's...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,916
Posted By fsmith

iPhones starting with iOS 11 have had problems...

iPhones starting with iOS 11 have had problems with the Bluetooth system in the RLX. I solved my problems (phonebook not transferring to car and history showing only numbers and not contact names) by...
01-10-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,280
Posted By fsmith

I'm so sorry that your steering wheels are...

I'm so sorry that your steering wheels are sometimes too hot. :violin:
The steering wheel in my 2014 SH-AWD has been really, really cold this winter in barely-zero Boston.
From: an early-adopter...
01-07-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,252
Posted By fsmith

It's been between -5 and +10 degrees for the past...

It's been between -5 and +10 degrees for the past few days here. I didn't drive the SH-AWD for two days and when I went to use it the battery was (surprisingly) fine. But I think I'm now pushing my...
12-29-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,825
Posted By fsmith

My pleasure. I told my local Service Manager, who...

My pleasure. I told my local Service Manager, who apparently has a lot of unhappy iPhone-using customers, but I haven't heard back from him yet. I'm on day 3 and still okay, but I would feel more...
12-28-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,825
Posted By fsmith

Yup. Second day, multiple restarts of the car,...

Yup. Second day, multiple restarts of the car, still have my addressbook and recent call list intact. Not sure why this "fix" hasn't been more widely shared, but maybe it will not work for everyone....
12-27-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,825
Posted By fsmith

A Possible Workaround/Fix?

On a lark, I tried deleting all my contact pictures, because I read about this as a possible solution, and because I have very few pictures in my address book so it was easy. It appears that this has...
12-13-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By fsmith

I received two of these postcards last week, one...

I received two of these postcards last week, one for my wife's '14 TL, which had a Takata inflator replacement, and one for my '14 RLX SH-AWD, which has not. My dealer said everyone is calling them...
12-11-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By fsmith

Geez, RLX-Sport Hybrid. Would you please stop...

Geez, RLX-Sport Hybrid. Would you please stop pushing that car to the limit! :thumbsup:
10-31-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,322
Posted By fsmith

Congratulations! Enjoy. Best car I've ever owned....

Congratulations! Enjoy. Best car I've ever owned. Three years in and I still look forward to road trips.
07-10-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 134,602
Posted By fsmith

^^^ I would guess that in ten years you may not...

^^^ I would guess that in ten years you may not be able to find an ICE. Of course, by then you may not be actually driving the car yourself anyway. Also, when the SH-AWD is running on EV only, I can...
05-31-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,558
Posted By fsmith

Use it in good health, RLX! I almost wish we had...

Use it in good health, RLX! I almost wish we had a need for an SUV. Maybe there will soon be another smaller Sport Hybrid model to replace my wife's '14 TL.

i do worry about you, however. Keeping...
04-25-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,510
Posted By fsmith

Gentlemen - Please. Get a room. Or at least a...

Gentlemen - Please. Get a room. Or at least a different forum. Politics is not a good idea under "2016 RLX Hybrid Inquiries"! :ugh:

Krlesch - Congratulations and bring us your reactions!
Replies: 16
Views: 1,264
Posted By fsmith

This has never happened to me, but that may be...

This has never happened to me, but that may be because the key fob is always in my left back pocket and I open the trunk with my right hand. It would seem that the sensor may have limited proximity...
04-22-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,531
Posted By fsmith

I have had wheels refinished through my dealer...

I have had wheels refinished through my dealer for $150 each. That may be the standard price no matter how much the damage, including straightening. I also have tire and wheel insurance so I go...
04-12-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By fsmith

Never.

Never.
04-11-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 99,697
Posted By fsmith

Ha! Dream on, Tampa. :wish:

Ha! Dream on, Tampa. :wish:
04-09-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,609
Posted By fsmith

Two additional points about the spare tire kit,...

Two additional points about the spare tire kit, without which I never leave home:

1. The real issue, IMHO, about the spare kit, is damage to the sidewall of a tire. If you damage the tread, the...
04-07-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,365
Posted By fsmith

Fantastic review, Limelight. I read it to my...

Fantastic review, Limelight. I read it to my wife, and after laughing about the fact that she had to listen to much of what you said from me about my purchase, she thought the forum should have a...
03-19-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,011
Posted By fsmith

A couple of years ago, I paid $2,269 for the 8...

A couple of years ago, I paid $2,269 for the 8 yr, 120,000 mile, 0 deductible AcuraCare warranty on my new RLX SH in MA. I didn't attempt any negotiation with my dealer on the warranty because I was...
03-14-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,003
Posted By fsmith

I can just see the satisfied smile on your face...

I can just see the satisfied smile on your face as you pulled away with no ticket. :zoom:
03-12-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,316
Posted By fsmith

I second pgeorg. You will very soon get the feel...

I second pgeorg. You will very soon get the feel of the pushbuttons and it will become 2nd nature and seem natural. Now I can't find the correct gear in my wife's '14 TL with its funny shifter-thing!...
03-04-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,517
Posted By fsmith

No more eating or drinking in my car, honey!...

No more eating or drinking in my car, honey! :chug:
02-25-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,033
Posted By fsmith

I agree, and am currently using the case from my...

I agree, and am currently using the case from my last RL. But now I want a Legend case, I'm going attic-diving tomorrow!
02-24-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 29,783
Posted By fsmith

I find LKAS useful on wide multi-lane highways...

I find LKAS useful on wide multi-lane highways where it's pretty easy to drift, especially around turns, if you aren't paying full attention (as Hondamore notes). That little tug on the wheel is just...
02-10-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 879
Posted By fsmith

Calendar says I'm 70. But my wife says I often...

Calendar says I'm 70. But my wife says I often act, or at least talk, like a teenager. And now, with my SH-AWD, I drive like a teenager, too.
02-09-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By fsmith

I think Tampa says it just right. The constant...

I think Tampa says it just right. The constant updates to our smartphones are thrilling and feed our need for continuous innovation. But they come with bugs because the code is complex. Even 95%...
01-10-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,258
Posted By fsmith

"Holy Cow" is right, RLX-Sport Hybrid. Great...

"Holy Cow" is right, RLX-Sport Hybrid. Great reaction time by you. Incredibly bad reaction by the Toyota. I am really glad the car is okay. (Just kidding, of course, I am even more glad that you and...
01-08-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,291
Posted By fsmith

^^^ It was 3 F when I woke up in Maine this...

^^^ It was 3 F when I woke up in Maine this morning, so kindly keep your smart "I need my seat heater" comments to yourself, Tampa. Otherwise, all us northerners may descend on you for the winter!...
01-08-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,679
Posted By fsmith

Because of this thread, I watched closely as I...

Because of this thread, I watched closely as I put 300+ miles on the SH-AWD this weekend. Mostly highway, mostly steady 65-75 mph. I could definitely see the MID instant-mpg gauge going up and down...
01-05-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 134,602
Posted By fsmith

Wait... The RLX SH-AWD is the best-selling luxury...

Wait... The RLX SH-AWD is the best-selling luxury hybrid in the country? Does Acura know?
01-03-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 926
Posted By fsmith

On the battery issue, I just received my DBPower...

On the battery issue, I just received my DBPower 18,000 mAh jump starter (as recommended by pgeorg). It's a pretty well put together unit for $80 (Amazon), and I now feel a bit better about the...
01-03-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 926
Posted By fsmith

Years ago, I could never figure out why my RL...

Years ago, I could never figure out why my RL would not reset the steering wheel and seat to my settings. I even asked the dealer to check it. Turns out, to my great embarrasment, that I was always...
Replies: 31
Views: 3,971
Posted By fsmith

^^^ Just a thought for anyone who uses AT&T and...

^^^ Just a thought for anyone who uses AT&T and is planning on buying an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus: The unlocked versions from Apple have the Qualcomm modem like the Verizon versions. Especially now that...
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