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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,175 miles

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2002 Acura CL electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Acura CL Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 292002


  • miles


2002 Acura Cl 3.2 experiencing problems with automatic transmission, seat belts, timing belt, electrical system, and the engine.** answer required***. the consumer has experience numerous problems with the automatic transmission, electrical system, seat belts, suspension and engine. The consumer did stated there was a recall on the transmission and belt tensioner.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #1

Jul 052002

CL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,350 miles
Consumer states transmission has failed 2X while driving since vehicle purchased. First incident was on 7/5/02. Transmission was replaced by dlr on 7/15/02, but then failed again on 7/21/02 while driving 30mph. Consumer states was almost rear-ended in the during the last incident. Mr there was clunking/grinding noise and the brakes felt as if they were depressed. The dealer stated that they could not remedy. The vehicle veered into another lane during a rain storm. The dealer stated that the problem was traction control device. Scc

- Rocklin, CA, USA

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