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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Control Module (Tcm, Pcm) 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.


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

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1997 Acura CL transmission problems

transmission problem

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1997 Acura CL Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 152001


  • miles


Malfunction indicator light came on. Dealer informed me that the primary control module for the transmission had failed. I will have to pay for the tests to isolate problem an for labor to repair. Acura will replace the PCM as 'goodwill' but as maintanance was done per Acura recommendations this problem should have been caught.

- Greer, SC, USA

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