2001 Acura CL Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Acura CL

2001 Acura CL Problems

Fuel pump relay failure
The fuel pump electrical relay sometimes stops working.
Automatic Transmission Issues

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

Automatic Transmission May Fail

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

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2001 Acura CL Questions

Problem with the Power Steering! (1 answer)

Hello,
I have a problem with the power steering in my 2001 Acura CL Type S. The steering seems to be unusually stiff, I have found leaks from the power steering reservoir. I have changed the power steering pump also but it did not get any better. When the tires are in ideal condition there is no...

Car wont shift out of park. After 2-3 minutes it will but its getting worse. (1 answer)

Intermittent starting problem, mostly when outside temp is hot (1 answer)

Intermittent starting problem in hot weather

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2001 Acura CL Recalls

Honda and Acura Recall Various 2001–2004 Vehicles Due to an Internal Transmission Fault

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.

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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.

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