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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 1
Average Mileage:
65,000 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Acura CL Owner Comments

problem #6

May 272015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2003 Acura Cl. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 15V320000 (air bags) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated that the parts were not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Shelter Island , NY, USA

problem #5

Sep 152014

CL 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Acura Cl. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V351000 (air bags) and stated that the parts were not available. The dealer did not provide a specific date for when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 4/15/15 the consumer stated the air bag issue was resolved. Updated 04/16/15

- Gainesville , FL, USA

problem #4

Mar 102015

CL 6-cyl

  • 111,000 miles
Air bags failed to deploy after vehicle skid on black ice crashing into a series of trees causing major front end damage.

- Manalapan, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jan 012010


  • 100,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S airbags failed to deploy. Above is the link showing the car and the airbags intact......updated 12/15/15

- Hot Springs Vil, AR, USA

problem #2

Oct 012011


  • 150,000 miles
I was sideswiped by an 18-wheeler on I-40 in Arkansas and it caused me to lose control and barrel roll into a wooded area. The car is completely totaled- thank god my seatbelt was on. My Acura Cl's airbags did not deploy. I have pictures of the car and the airbags without question should have deployed. I need this investigated... I cannot believe Acura airbags failed on me.

- Hot Springs Village, AR, USA

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problem #1

Jul 022005

CL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
While driving 60 mph was cut off on interstate. To keep from hitting another vehicle ran off the road. When consumer's vehicle went off road struck some trees with front impact with extensive damage. The vehicle was totaled and damaged was sustained on the right side as well as the front. The vehicle is equipped with 4 air bags. However only one on the passenger side deployed. The consumer who was in driver's seat did sustained a fractured sternum. Consumer was awaiting police report, but insurance did state it was totaled.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

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