Acura CL Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Acura CL

Acura CL Problems

Automatic Transmission Issues

The automatic transmission tends to malfunction more often than in similar models. The Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate.

What can be going on?

So I bout a used 1999 Acura CL 3.0 and I think the transmission might be going out on me. Because when I step on the gas, the rpms rise but the mileage doesn't and when it does it pulls the car back. Could this be the transmission failing on me?

Automatic Transmission May Fail

The automatic transmission tends to fail more often than in similar models.

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Acura CL Questions

My car is not accelerating but the RPMs are going out of control and it's not slipping into gear (1 answer)

It started happening today while driving home. I was about to take off from a dead stop and all of a sudden when I went to accelerate the RPM's went all the way up but it would not jump into gear it was like when I was stepping on the gas it was barely go in the RPM's were running b...

Last week I was at home car was parked over 3hours and just caught on fire fire dept said faulty wiring can anyone tell me what could have happened? (1 answer)

I have a acura cl 97 that needs to be smogged but when i took (1 answer)

it to be smogged my obdll reads two monitors the evap & catalyst why?

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Acura CL Recalls

Driver's Front Air Bag Defective

In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the driver and/or passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Honda dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.

Replacement Airbag Inflator Could Be Defective

Honda is recalling 2,430 vehicles because a driver's airbag inflator, installed as a replacement part, may be defective. In the event of deployment, these inflators could produce excess internal pressure and rupture, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants. Dealers will inspect and replace the driver's airbag inflator as necessary. The recall is expected to begin by June 27, 2011. 

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Acura CL Reviews

I bought my 1997 Acura CL in 2000 with less than 30,000 miles. I love this car. I had to have the air conditioner compressor replaced last year and the clutch replaced this year (with over 265,000 miles on the original clutch). Other than that, it's been routine wear and tear stuff - brakes, tires ,etc. My biggest problem is with the exhaust system. I've had to have 4 new exhausts in 6 o...
411K and still rolling strong.Rear main seal leaks but 1 quart a week maybe if I drive it alot. Had mormal maintenance done changed the oil every 7k used Full synthetic after 100k and still use it. Never changed the transmission fluid or any service. There are several recalls that I will take advatage of and didnt even know about until I came to this site today. Some are money saver like Ball J...
I bought a used 1998 accura cl. I hate this damn thing in a way that I cannot even put into words. The previous owner had to replace the engine at 70000 miles, said that he couldn't afford to own this car. At the time I I couldn't believe him but After a few months of owning it I needed a new clutch and transmission. Plastic radiator replaced twice. It seems that I have to recharge the ac e...

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