CarComplaints.com 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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,286 miles

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1997 Acura CL seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1997 Acura CL Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 022020

CL

  • 300,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Airbag recall was issued in March 2020. Honda advises that no replacement parts are available as of 8/14/2020.could be up to a year (from March 2020) before parts are available.

- Land O Lakes, FL, USA

problem #6

Mar 012020

CL

  • 0 miles
The contact owns a 1997 Acura Cl. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 20V026000 (air bags) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact reached out to norris Acura (8559 baltimore national pike, ellicott city, md 21043; 443-574-1240) where it was confirmed that the part was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer had not been made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #5

May 082018

CL

  • miles
The contact owns a 1997 Acura Cl. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 20V026000 (air bags) however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. Pikes peak Acura (655 automotive dr, Colorado springs, co 80905) was contacted and confirmed that parts were not available for the recall remedy. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Colorodo Springs, CO, USA

problem #4

Mar 182020

CL

  • 176,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall. The contact called on behalf of his mother-in-law the owner and driver of a 1997 Acura Cl. Contact stated that while his mother-in-law was stopped and waiting to make a left turn a semi- truck turned running over her vehicle. The front passenger to the driver side of the vehicle was damaged. No air bags deployed in the vehicle. The contact sustained bruised ribs and separated collar bone, and other injuries that required medical attention as she was transported to the hospital by ambulance. A police report was made. The vehicle was towed to a tow yard and then to the contact's residence. The insurance company deemed the vehicle a total loss. The contact stated that the dealer was not contacted as the vehicle was deemed a total loss and he was an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact stated recently received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 20V026000 (air bags) which could possible be the cause to the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 176,000.

- Ruidoso, NM, USA

problem #3

Jun 112016

CL

  • 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

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problem #2

Jan 012004

CL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
Air bag indicator light illuminated twice. The first time, the dealer found no problem and reset the indicator light. The second time, another dealer found that the passenger's side air bag was defective, and had to be replaced.

- El Dorado Hills, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 152001

CL

  • miles
In January of 2001 air bag light on instrument panel came on. Dealership examined vehicle and determined electronic relay had failed. Repairs were made under warranty. On October 12th, 2001, air bag light came on again, and dealership was claiming air bags have to be replaced at consumer's expense. Please provide any additional information / attachments.

- Houston, TX, USA

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