The automatic transmission tends to malfunction more often than in similar models. The Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate.
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2001 Acura CL
2001 Acura CL Problems
The car will sometimes not start because of a problem with the ignition switch. Some models may have been recalled by Acura for this issue, please check with your dealer to be sure.
The switch that controls the cooling fan gets stuck in the "On" position
causing the fan to run continuously, which drains the battery.
The fuel pump electrical relay sometimes stops working.
2001 Acura CL Recalls (Recent)
RepairPal Expert Overview:
Honda and Acura are recalling numerous 2001–2004 vehicles to inspect for an internal automatic transmission fault. This fault could result in gear failure, which can cause the transmission to lock up. If the transmission were to lock up with the vehicle in motion, a crash could result. If the inspection reveals internal transmission damage, the transmission will be replaced. If no internal damaged is noted, the transmission oil cooler return line will be revised in order to increase fluid flow. For more information, please call Honda at 1-800-999-1009 or Acura at 1-800-382-2238.
2001 Acura CL Questions and Answers
I bought some expensive ceramic brakes pads, so can anybody provide me with instructions on how to remove and replace the front and rear brake pads? I need to do it within the next 500 miles.
My wife has a 2001 Acura CL with 20,000 miles. When the engine is cold car seems to rev high until warmed up. When stopped at traffic light when engine is cold cars seems like it wants to move fo...
IS THERE ANY WAY TO GET THE SERIAL # OFF THE RADIO W/O TAKING THE RADIO OUT? I WAS CLEANING THE POSTS ON THE BATTERY AND DID'T KNOW THIS WOULD LOCK THE RADIO UP WHEN DISCONNECTED. HOW DO I REM...
i just bought a 2001 Acura CL-Type S with 78K. runs and sounds great, starts with no problem, idles at around 500rpm.... a person that has never driven the car before would probably not notice anyt...
2001 Acura CL Reviews
Mine's got just a little over a 100K miles on it. Have had a nagging electrical issue that I hope is finally resolved. Other than that, the engine is strong, the automatic transmission has been rebuilt due to the wonderful recall and the overall build quality is pretty good. My car is lowered so the handling is tremendous and still gets great mpg out on the freeway.