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.

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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems

CarComplaints.com Notes: The automatic transmission on the 2nd generation CL (2001-2003) is a downshifting mess. According to reports it slips, flares, and eventually fails --- sometimes around 40,000 miles.

The troubled transmission got an extended warranty for some CL owners that was later extended even further thanks to a class-action lawsuit in the United States. But even with the extended warranty, the transmission in this car is well known for overheating and locking up suddenly and without warning.

2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,000 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.

2001 Acura CL engine problems

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2001 Acura CL Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 072009

CL

  • 92,000 miles

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

Several broken motor mounts in 2001 Acura 3.2cl. This likely will lead to defects in transmission and or engine which can cause an accident. This information on broken motor mounts on my vehicle and the likely affects came directly from my Acura dealer. It is likely these motor mounts were broken several thousand miles ago. In 2008 the car mileage was only 65,000 and when I purchased the car on Dec. 7,2009 it has 92,000. I had the vehicle inspected at time of purchase and the broken motor mounts were found by the Acura dealership. I am 62 years old and have never experienced broken motor mounts in any of 20 cars I have owned until now. There should be a recall on these motor mounts, or a credit provided by the manufacture to owners that need to replace broken motor mounts. This truly is a safety issue. The only recall on this vehicle has been for the automatic transmission and quite possibly these broken motor mounts have been the cause or a possible cause. Owners need to be informed about this safety issue as soon as possible by inspections being performed on motor mounts for 2001 Acura 3.2cl. I would appreciate any help on this issue.

- Middleton, WI, USA

problem #1

Jan 092007

CL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Acura 3.2 Cl. While driving 50 mph, the engine and steering wheel vibrated, shook, and wobbled. The dealer stated that the vehicle was not under warranty and the repair would be his responsibility. The contact also stated that the vehicle would automatically accelerate when stopped at a traffic light. On January 9, 2008, the contact went to trade in the vehicle and was informed that it was a salvaged vehicle. He was referred to NHTSA by his credit union. The current mileage was 117,374 and failure mileage was 50,000.

- Landover Hills, MD, USA

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