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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,000 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.

2003 Acura CL engine problems

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2003 Acura CL Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 222008


  • 48,000 miles


Cruise control would not hold speed. Everything else was normal, the cruise control light would go on. Upon inspection it was found that the throttle cable from cruise control separated from the plastic throttle body piece. It appears to have broken. Initially the dealer just put a small clip as a temporary fix, but it only lasted a few days. The cruise control cannot engage and the company refuses to accept that it is a manufacturing defect. Even though upon closer inspection it can be seen that there is no way the part could have been damaged by someone hitting the part. It can be clearly seen that the part initially deformed due to various stresses such as heat (being close to the motor), and wear. Pictures available for further explanation

- Toronto, 00, USA

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