Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
122,000 miles

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1997 Acura CL drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1997 Acura CL Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 252008


  • 122,000 miles


The contact owns a 1997 Acura 3.0cl. While driving approximately 30 mph, the contact heard a loud noise and felt excessive vibration from the vehicle. She experienced difficulty controlling the steering wheel. There were no warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. Prior to the failures, the power steering was not working properly. The contact was able to pull to the side of the road and the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. The failures caused damages to the tire and bumper. The dealer stated that the lower ball joints and drive shaft caused the failures. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 122,000.

- Mountain View, CA, USA

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