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#90 of 141 Re: Acura's handling of the transmission issue [cals2003cls]
Dec 16, 2009 (11:15 am)
There has been no class action suit filed against them that I am aware of. I sure wish there was! It cost me $2,200.00 to have my transmission rebuilt. I too am unemployed and this has truley caused me major problems.
#91 of 141 Re: Honda Faulty Odometers for 2002 - 2006 cars [cals2003cls]
Dec 16, 2009 (11:23 am)
WOW! Just finished ready the story online about the faulty odometers. Thanks for sharing. This is just horrible! They should have went further back to include 1999! From the looks of it, that's where it all began!
Jan 12, 2010 (7:18 pm)
I own a 97 acura cl 3.0 its been well maintained and always serviced and has an impressive 398,000km on its first transmission and a recently rebuilt engine... But i am starting to feel the transmission slip... it does not slip when i accelerate hard it shifts perfectly with full throttle but when im just driving between traffic lights it shutters going up gears.. should i pull the transmission and replace the filters and fluid or is there even any value in doing that?
#93 of 141 Re: 97 ACURA CL [murray506]
Jan 13, 2010 (5:17 am)
My car did the same thing! At first, I thought it was nothing big, but as time went on it got worse. I suggest you get your car checked as soon as you can. I am still dealing with the pain of my experience.
#94 of 141 second gear clutch problems
Feb 01, 2010 (10:03 am)
Why do the majority of 4spd Acura and Honda trannies always burn up second gear clutches.
#95 of 141 Re: Acura's handling of the transmission issue [jessyb]
Feb 01, 2010 (7:15 pm)
Today after I had just driven 240 miles away from home, my 2001 Acura CL's transmission went from working fine, to completely broken. Luckily, it went out two miles away from the Acura dealership (or could it be that my car was sneakily designed to break down within range of an Acura dealership.. hrmm..), so I slowly made it there while holding up rush hour traffic and learned it's going to cost $3800 to fix. I had always been fearing this issue after buying this car used two years ago, and it finally happens on my birthday no less.
#96 of 141 Hard change from 1st to 2nd gear
Feb 28, 2010 (9:05 am)
I have a 1999 Acura 3.0 CL with 64,000 miles.About 6 months ago, the car began having a hard shift from 1st to 2nd gear. Once out of 1st, the gear changes are smooth and seamless.
I replaced both the engine oil and transmission fluid, and it improved considerably initially. But the problem resurfaced.
Currently, the car kicks (50%+ of the time) when changing from 1st to 2nd. And if you do a hard acceleration, the kick is pretty bad.
Anyone with similar problems/suggestions for a solution?
#97 of 141 Re: Hard change from 1st to 2nd gear [averyd1]
Feb 28, 2010 (11:48 am)
Im on my second transmission in a 1999 Acura Cl. The first one failed at 27,000 miles, then it needed another part a couple of hundred miles later. it started to need another transmission about 25,000 miles later. Acura knows this is a defective transmission and from what I have learned they replaced something like 16,000 of them. What got me is that they put a REBUILT transmission in my car still under warranty that was practically new. Of course Acrua said they would replace it a second time for a mere $4500. The car is shifting hard from 3rd to 4th. It is like your car, if you accelerate hard it kicks like a mule. I took it to what has always been a reliable transmission shop here in Dallas They told me that it DID NOT NEED A NEW TRANSMISSION. The manager started wih something simple, he changed the transmission fluid which made a noticable improvement. Funny, Acura said that the transmission fluid never needed to be changed??? The car is still bumping occasionally when shifting from 3rd to 4th. The transmission shop said that it was probably the torque converter which is a far cry from $4500. I still have not fixed it. The car drives fine most of the time.By the way, the Acura dealer, almost 2 yrs now,said that the transmission needed to be changed right away because it could fail any day now.
Never trust those people at the dealer, their are all crooks.
#98 of 141 Hard change from 1st to 2nd gear [averyd1
Feb 28, 2010 (11:59 am)
Thanks for the reply. As a rule of thumb, the dealer is always the last resort. They always overstate the problem, and exaggerage the cost. Kinda like dressed up used ca salesmen. : )
I'll take the car to a non-dealer transmission specialist. Thinking along the lines of AAMCO, and see what they have to say.
I'm pretty surprised at the number of people who have this problem, and disappointed in the quality.
My car has been garaged since purchase, run sparsely (hence 64,000 miles in 10 years), and had all maintenance. This car should be good for 200,000 miles.
Oh well, thanks for the info. I'll see what I can get done on this end, and post the results.