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Acura RL 2005 Smart Key problem

I have a 2005 Acura RL. The smart key is not automatically unlocking the driver's door upon approach. It does unlock the passenger door with the same smart key. Any thoughts?

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  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    I have the same problem.

  • camurao Dec 28, 2008

    so, if it's not the key, what is it? I have the same problem and took the car to the dealership. I was told that it was the driver door sensor. With that problem, it even caused my car not to recognize the key at all and won't unlock and start. I made sure it's not the battery for I tried starting the car with the manual override (taking off the built-in key and manually putting the actual key) and it worked, however the alarm keep going off and it's saying to "check access key" or something with the remote. So now, dealership says they can replace the sensor and it'll cost $625+tax (CAD). any other option or solution other than spending $625? Help is always appreciated. Thanks in advance.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    I just had to replaced the differential seal on my 2004 acura RL, and the VSA light came on. how do I reset it so it doesn't come on again?

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Does the car lock open with the switch on the door?  If it does not, it is not the key.  

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