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NHTSA — Power Train Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
200,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Acura CL drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Acura CL Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 082016


  • 228,000 miles


The car goes into neutral while driving almost been in a accident several times over this issue.I don't even drive it anymore

- Romulus, MI, USA

problem #1

Nov 102009


  • 173,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Acura 3.2 Cl. The contact stated that after having the transmission replaced, the transmission malfunctioned and exhibited a hard jerk when shifting gears. In addition, the contact could smell transmission fluid burning. The contact did not take the vehicle to a dealer or mechanic for repairs. The failure mileage was 173,000.

- South Field, MI, USA

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