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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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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2002 Acura CL engine problems

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2002 Acura CL Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 252011

CL 6-cyl

  • miles


For a couple days my car would begin stalling while I was driving on the highway. I felt like it slowed down to shift out of gear but never completely shifted. Then, one day when I was driving, on my way home my car slipped out of gear completely and I couldn't drive forward. My car only allowed me to go in reverse. 2after allowing it to sit for a while it would drive but while trying to drive home it constantly slipped out of gear which was very dangerous especially when it happened at an intersection.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #2

Aug 252002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car started free revving and erratically upshifting and downshifting with hard jerks. All malfunction indicators lit up. Almost lost control on the freeway. Was told transmission is shot on a car that is a bit over a year old and less than 000miles. Poor service from dealer.

- Studio City, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 172002


  • miles
While driving there will be sudden accelaration without applying gas, all lights on dash board light up and vehicle will not go over 1000 RPM. Which was caused by transmission being shot.

- Miami, FL, USA

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