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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,500 miles

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1997 Acura CL suspension problems

suspension problem

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1997 Acura CL Owner Comments

problem #2

May 052008


  • 77,000 miles


The contact owns a 1997 Acura 3.0cl. In 2004, four new tires were placed on the vehicle. In 2005, the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic due to brake failure. The contact hears a squeaking noise coming from the wheel well in the front end of the vehicle. It felt as if the wheels were going to fall off, so she took the vehicle to her local mechanic again. The ball joints were identified as the cause for the failure. The contact researched complaints that other Acura owners had with there 3.0 Cl and located NHTSA campaign id number 99V069000 (suspension:front:control arm:lower ball joint). The manufacturer stated that her VIN does not apply to the recall. The current mileage was 79,000 and failure mileage was 77,000.

- Reseda, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 231998


  • miles
Engine is out of balance. Vehicle vibrates when foot is on acceleration pedal & nands on the steering wheel. Had all 4 tires changed. There is a rattling noise in vehicle. Manufacturer says no district manager in area.

- Glassport, PA, USA

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