What's Wrong with the 2nd Generation CL?

Owners of the 2001–2003 CL have made 17 complaints mostly about the transmission, for an overall PainRank of 2.65. That score ranks 21st in reliability out of 34 Acura generations.

1 Common Problem

Takata Airbag Inflator Recall

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A large number of Acura vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and c...

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Even crash test dummies don't want to be near a Takata airbag

Most Complained About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.