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.
Car Problem Reports
Acura CL "No start" Due to Ignition Switch Failure
Acura CL Problem
Average Mileage: 172,500 mi (144,000 mi - 192,000 mi)
Visitor, 1999 Acura CL, 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.
Visitor, 1998 Acura CL, 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.
Visitor, 1997 Acura CL, 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.