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NHTSA — Power Train: Manual Transmission: Floor Shift Assembly Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Acura CL transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Acura CL Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 302003

CL 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 100 miles


2003 Acura Cl type S 6 speed manual trans. Traveling slow in 1st. Gear on and off the gas trans. Pops out of gear with a clunk. If I hold the shift lever in place it will not pop out if gear. This has happened since I bought the car new in 08-2003. Dealer checked into it but said everything looked fine. I love the car but this problem with it poping out of gear is concerning and dangerous. I'm wondering if this is causing damage to my car in other ways.

- Twinsburg, OH, USA

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