Notes: The 1997 CL suffered from repeated failures of the driver side power window. Acura replaced the power window motor under their standard warranty and is some cases even offered warranty extensions, perhaps side-stepping a recall.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
390,000 miles

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1997 Acura CL miscellaneous problems

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1997 Acura CL Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 112016


  • miles


I noticed an SRS light on every time after I start the engine and the engine mounting are broken and lose..

- Daly City, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 262018


  • miles
I am on my 3rd transmission since I bought the car in 2012

- Darlington, SC, USA

problem #2

Aug 032016


  • 1,560,000 miles
Sometimes the key will not turn or it seems as if the car is locked. The key will get stuck in the ignition and will not turn. Sometimes the key will turn but will not allow me to take it out very easily. Lastly the key sometimes will not enter the hole. Tried switching the sides over and sometimes it works after 2 or 3 tries.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #1

May 121999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS light comes on, and with that a noise is heard in the system, engine light also comes on, when applying brakes they go to the floor which eventually stops vehicle, ABS light stays on, contacted dealer, and dealer stated that ABS is leaking. Dealer has repaired and replaces other major parts of the vehicles, such as the alternator and starter, egr valve was replaced due to the engine light coming on, brake light, transmission was serviced, the window regulator was replaced.left front window does not go up,2.left front door regulator,3.high mount brake light,4.egr valve 5.starter

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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