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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 1
Average Mileage:
122,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Acura CL brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Acura CL Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 082016


  • 228,000 miles


The car goes into neutral while driving almost been in a accident several times over this issue.I don't even drive it anymore

- Romulus, MI, USA

problem #2

Nov 092010

CL 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
My son hit a pole and the air bag crushed him. He died! it ripped his aorta, his liver, crushed his lungs, head injury, metal in chest.

- Burleson, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 252011

CL 6-cyl

  • miles
For a couple days my car would begin stalling while I was driving on the highway. I felt like it slowed down to shift out of gear but never completely shifted. Then, one day when I was driving, on my way home my car slipped out of gear completely and I couldn't drive forward. My car only allowed me to go in reverse. 2after allowing it to sit for a while it would drive but while trying to drive home it constantly slipped out of gear which was very dangerous especially when it happened at an intersection.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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