NHTSA — Engine Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
344,000 miles

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1998 Acura CL engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Acura CL Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 012012

CL 6-cyl

  • 344,000 miles


The car, while driving shut down and lost all power while being driven at 55 mph, I checked the internet for anyone else having that issue and found the recall on my car for ignition switch, I called the dealer and they said that my car already had the recall performed but would look at it and confirm the problem. I drove the car over, while doing so it died on me again. The dealer confirmed that they thought it was the switch and since it was already been recalled I would have to pay the $500 to replace it. ( I would think that since it appeared that the "fix" did not work that it should be replaced again.) the dealer then told me that since they did not have the part in stock that I would have to make another appointment and gave me my car to drive home. (now there's a real safety issue.) since I am currently not working I decided to replace the switch myself and upon opening up the steering column I found that the 2 bolts holding the key lock to the column are a safety type " pan head " that cant be removed easily. The funny thing is I really find it hard to believe that the dealership would use this type of bolt to replace a recall item. There are no easy ways to get at the spot to re-install them. If the manufacturer recalled the item for this issue it shouldn't happen again with the recall switch in it.

- Southern Pines, NC, USA

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