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Acura CL "No start" Due to Ignition Switch Failure

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

Average Mileage: 181,620 mi (144,000 mi - 233,345 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 144,000 mi

    When I am driving my 1999 Accura Cl 3.0 it stops, I have to throw it on neural and restart it. This happens when I'm driving. I can only tell that this is happening because I can''t accelerate. What I mean is it doesn't give me any warning that this is happening, no noise no stalling. It's like when you run out of gas.

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  • Visitor, , 170,000 mi

    At times when I try to start my car it only has a small click sound, if I turn the wheel and move the gear shift I can get it to start.

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  • jayz3363, , 198,000 mi

    I turn the key and car starts, and instantly dies, but if I turn the key very slowly

    it will start and stay running, but it then can run until it decides to stall for no

    reason, and repeat the process. I also here clicking sound inside glove-box area,

    and then wonder if its a relay fuse, or could it be just the ignition switch

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  • Visitor, , 192,000 mi

    Same problem. Twice now I've gone to start my car and it won't start. After multiple attempts and gunning the gas it will finally start. I've taken it to Acura and they don't know what is wrong.

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