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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Park/Neutral Start Switch Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,970 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.

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1998 Acura CL transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Acura CL Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 202007

CL 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,940 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Acura Cl. On August 20, 2007, the check engine light illuminated and remained lit when the vehicle was started. She took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the transmission needed to be replaced, however, it was not an emergency. Two weeks later, the vehicle was unable to be driven because the gears would not shift smoothly and the vehicle would jump. The gears then began slipping and the vehicle failed to accelerate. The current mileage was 108,000 and failure mileage was 107,940.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 012002


  • miles
Vehicle rolled backwards on an incline while in park. Consumer was dragged while trying to engage emergency brake. Dealer and manufacturer have not been notified at this time. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Wyncote, PA, USA

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