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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems

CarComplaints.com 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.

10.0

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

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1997 Acura CL engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Acura CL Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 212003

CL 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

97 Acura, purchased in May 2003, had 4 bulletins on the same item, front balancer oil shaft seal was bad and faulty. According to the dealer this was and still is a major problem. However, no one ever made this major problem a recall but a bulletin. Which means that Acura send out bulletins for the customer and they only had 2 years to get this repaired by Acura. On 21 December 03, my Acura began to leak serverly. So I took it to an automotive shop to have it repaired. Before the engine blew. Mechanic stated this was a major problem, so I had it repaired at my one expense, $450. This should have been a national recall on this due to the fact this problem did, does, and still will blow and engine.

- Mary Esther, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 312001

(reported on)

CL

  • miles
While driving shaft seal broke, causing damages to timing belt and oil leakage.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 312001

(reported on)

CL

  • miles
While driving shaft seal broke, causing damages to timing belt and oil leakage.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 111997

CL

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Oil pan seals leak.

- Milpitas, CA, USA

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