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NHTSA — Electrical System Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,175 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.

2002 Acura CL electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Acura CL Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 292002


  • miles


2002 Acura Cl 3.2 experiencing problems with automatic transmission, seat belts, timing belt, electrical system, and the engine.** answer required***. the consumer has experience numerous problems with the automatic transmission, electrical system, seat belts, suspension and engine. The consumer did stated there was a recall on the transmission and belt tensioner.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #1

Jul 052002

CL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,350 miles
Consumer states transmission has failed 2X while driving since vehicle purchased. First incident was on 7/5/02. Transmission was replaced by dlr on 7/15/02, but then failed again on 7/21/02 while driving 30mph. Consumer states was almost rear-ended in the during the last incident. Mr there was clunking/grinding noise and the brakes felt as if they were depressed. The dealer stated that they could not remedy. The vehicle veered into another lane during a rain storm. The dealer stated that the problem was traction control device. Scc

- Rocklin, CA, USA

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