Notes: The automatic transmission on the 2nd generation CL (2001-2003) is a downshifting mess. According to reports it slips, flares, and eventually fails --- sometimes around 40,000 miles.

The troubled transmission got an extended warranty for some CL owners that was later extended even further thanks to a class-action lawsuit in the United States. But even with the extended warranty, the transmission in this car is well known for overheating and locking up suddenly and without warning.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
150,000 miles

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2001 Acura CL Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 072008

CL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Acura Cl. The vehicle has Michelin as sport tires (na), size 255/35zr20 97Y. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle began to vibrate uncontrollably. Upon returning home, the contact noticed that the tire tread was becoming worn. The manufacturer stated that the tires were not recalled. The dealer has not been notified and the tires were not replaced. The current mileage was 151,000 and failure mileage was 150,000. Updated 11/6/08 updated 11/10/08.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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