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.


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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1997 Acura CL windows / windshield problems

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1997 Acura CL Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 192004

CL 4-cyl

  • miles


After parking my car I went into a store. When I returned my window was down 3/4 of the way and I know I didn't leave it down because it was pooring down rain outside. As it turns out my window would not go back up, I had to drive home with the window down, my seat got soaked with rain. As of now my window I found out that a clip in the window broke. I am very angry because my car is a 97 and I haven't even had it 2 years. I guess I have to get it fixed now but I have heard a lot of people complaining about Honda manufactured window problems. I guess I just wanted to tell someone my story.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 282003

CL 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I was driving a long last week in my 1997 Acura 2.2cl that I just purchased last August 2002, with only 27,000 miles on it now with 47,000 miles and I went to put down my driver side automatic window and the window just fell into the door. This should no way happen to a car that has only 47,000 miles on it. I took it to an autobody shop and they said I needed a new "runner" and new cables in the door. Approximately a 200-250$ job which I shouldn't be paying for when my car is at such young mileage. I could see if I had to replace a belt or something like that with the engine, no problem, but a window, no way!

- Barrington, RI, USA

problem #3

Mar 012003


  • miles
Driver's side power window failed, causing window to slide into the door. Had repairs done at a local repair shop, but now the anti-theft indicator light in door does not work.

- Perrysburg, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 042002

(reported on)


  • miles
Regulator switch for the power windows in the doors of the vehicle have failed four times in the past four years. Dealership cannot determine a cause for the failure. Please provide any additional information / documentation.

- Penbroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 011997


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rear window gadget failed.

- Huntington, CA, USA

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