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NHTSA — Structure: Body: Door: Hinge And Attachments Problems Notes: The 1997 CL suffered from repeated failures of the driver side power window. Acura replaced the power window motor under their standard warranty and is some cases even offered warranty extensions, perhaps side-stepping a recall.


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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1997 Acura CL body / paint problems

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1997 Acura CL Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 282003

CL 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I was driving a long last week in my 1997 Acura 2.2cl that I just purchased last August 2002, with only 27,000 miles on it now with 47,000 miles and I went to put down my driver side automatic window and the window just fell into the door. This should no way happen to a car that has only 47,000 miles on it. I took it to an autobody shop and they said I needed a new "runner" and new cables in the door. Approximately a 200-250$ job which I shouldn't be paying for when my car is at such young mileage. I could see if I had to replace a belt or something like that with the engine, no problem, but a window, no way!

- Barrington, RI, USA

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