2002 Acura CL Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Acura CL

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2002 Acura CL Problems

"No start" Due to Ignition Switch Failure

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.

Automatic Transmission May Fail

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

Check Engine Light for Running Rough and Difficulty Starting

The exhaust recirculation valve (EGR) on the 1998-2003 Acura CL may fail, causing:

  • Illumination of the check engine light
  • OBD trouble codes P0401 and P1491
  • Rough idle
  • Reduced fuel economy
  • Engine vibrations
  • Hesitation or stalling
  • Long cranking before engine starts
  • Failure of state or federal smog tests
  • The EGR valve has open and closed positions, and opens or closes on command from the computer.

    Exhaust gases constantly pass through the valve when it is open, leaving carbon deposits on the valve. These carbon deposits may lead the the valve sticking in the open or closed position.

    To correct this issue, sometimes it is sufficient to clean the valve, but replacement is recommended in all cases.

    For further information on your vehicle's issue, try out our diagnostics tool here.

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    2002 Acura CL Questions

    My car shows a map sensor code , how can I fix this , it will not start (1 answer)

    Where is the location of the fuel pump relay and the fuel filter? (1 answer)

    sometime it would start, and sometimes it won't start

    Some person put water in my gas tank. What needs to be done?my (2 answers)

    My car sounded like a lawn mower losing out gas. Drove it on da freeway died out.. also my TCS light came on along wid the check engine light. What do I do?

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    2002 Acura CL Recalls

    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.

    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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