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:
74,875 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

Oct 042010


  • 212,000 miles


1997 Acura Cl cuts off/quits while driving. It will not restart at first but after a rest it will restart. This happened over 6 month period. Then it would not start back at all. Many repairs were attempted which included changing fuel relay and ignition switch. Car is still stalling unexpectedly and now revs at intervals while driving. Very unreliable and dangerous to drive.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #3

Jun 262006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,500 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle accelerated without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop where it was determined the throttle was stuck in the open position. The dealer has been alerted.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 011998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumers knee inadvertently brushed against the ignition key while driving, causing the entire ignition system to shut down, which resulted in power lose.

- San Clemen, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 311997

(reported on)


  • miles
When accelerating vehicle will sometimes stall temporarily and then suddenly accelerate.

- Bay Minett, AL, USA

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