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:
62,500 miles

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1997 Acura CL seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1997 Acura CL Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 082002

CL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles


SRS light on the dash stays on. Dealer said wiring is defective. Airbag has never gone off and the car has never been in an accident. Dealer stated that it is the passenger side air bag. The diagnosis is that the wire shows high resistence. The module was reset, the light on the dash went off for three days and then came back on. The dealer will not repair. It is possible the air bag will not work according to the dealer. The wiring is defective.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 092002


  • miles
While driving the air bag impact sensor began to illuminate on and off. Dealer wants to replace the all air bag system. Provide further information.

- Arlington, VA, USA

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