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Acura CL Automatic Transmission Issues

Acura CL Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003

Drive Trains Affected: Automatic Transmission, Manual Transmission

Average Mileage: 112,222 mi (17,000 mi - 238,000 mi)


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

  • tamafarangel, , Automatic Transmission, 238,000 mi

    trans is slipping starts to drive once it warms up hestitates and then slips. just bought it too off of Craigs list got to drive it not even a day =(. Can I have the recall cover it? If not where can I get a new transmission. Everything else other than the gages on the dash is perfect. It is a nice car just wish to get it fixed. Insurance is exspensive. Motor is very very strong

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 130,000 mi

    Check light engine on and off at random time

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission

    My car would just revs and wont move when i have it in gear and give it gas...Only had it for about six to eight months now. does anyone know why

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission

    When on the gas its decent.. but when i take foot off pedal to coast it start to jerk and sound like it is about to fall out.

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  • barot, , Automatic Transmission, 59,000 mi

    The car is still not fixed. I took it to the dealer for 60K major service. Had the service done earlier. I told them that the transmission was slipping and had issues. They serviced the car and mentioned that nothing was wrong with the transmission. Now the car has major issues with transmission and is almost not drivable. My warranty expired but Acura never communicated to me about the transmission issues. I only drive the car once a week to make sure the engine, battery, etc. are in good shape. The car is in mint condition and now is useless.

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 106,000 mi

    Tranmission broke at 60k and it was re-built

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 75,000 mi

    When shifting it will occasionally slip, the same when down shifting like the syncro is off. Acura said I need new Trans as they do not repair, $4500. I let it go still have same problem now at 124000 miles and counting

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  • Visitor, , Manual Transmission, 17,000 mi

    Transmission slips often

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission

    Trabsmission slipped, check engine light on

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 105,000 mi

    My transmission shifted hard from the day I bought the car--brand new. After many complaints, I was told "that's the car computer not sure what gear you want to be in". After driving it like that for 13 years it finally went out. I replaced it with a "Jasper" transmission costing $3600.00 including labor. Well I can't recommend....that one was out in only 1 year. Good luck!

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