hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
109,000 miles

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1998 Acura CL drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Acura CL Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 012004

CL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,000 miles


There was not any event leading up to the failure. I own an Acura 1998 Cl. Coming home from vacation yesterday on route 79 in West Virginia, going 70 miles/hour, my right front axle bearing just broke in half, and my wheel fell off causing me to lose control of my vehicle. Luckily, I was able to get the vehicle off of the highway. I just had my car inspected in February. There was no wear of the tire to indicate a problem. No vibrations, no shaking, absolutely no indication there was a problem with that very important part of my vehicle. I want to know if this is happening with other Acura, because I am afraid to drive it again after it is fixed because I'm afraid it will happen again. The consequences could have been alot worse. The incident occurred 6/1/2004, so my vehicle has not been repaired yet.

- Christiansburg, VA, USA

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