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Ignition Switch Problems of Acura CL

Acura CL owners have reported 16 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1999 Acura CL 1
Failure Date: 11/28/2014

I was driving to work approximately a half mile from my house . . My car just turned off, although the ignition key was still in . . It was med-heavy traffic. I don't believe I even had lights but I can't say for sure at first I thought maybe I had gotten bad gas . . Then it happened again as I was turning a corner. Staring became difficult and both times I had to put my car into neutral to restart it . . From there it happened mayb 1 every week to once every 3 weeks mayb . I checked my plugs wires had my fuel filter replaced stopped going where I was gettn gas . . One day I was on the computer at work (oreillys autoparts ) and noticed my car had been involved in a recall at some point , but what they described was exactly what my car was doing . Randomly turning off . . I was told by Acura becauz my car was "fixed" during the first recall I needed to replace my ignition switch at my own cost . . I've owned my vehicle since 2006 . It is a safety issue . I'm afraid to drive my car to the Acura dealer . It's about 90 minutes away . Obviously over time the ignition switch wears out becauz I've only put 60,000 miles on it and I bout it with 65000. Is my safety not a concern with Acura . That how they have dealt with me.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1998 Acura CL 2
Failure Date: 10/02/2012

At 55 mph the car engine shut down and all power was lost. Contacting the company about a recall that I saw on the internet the company said that the recall was already completed on my car. I did not remember it being done but told them that the problem for the first time in owning the car in 344,000 miles has now started. They said they could fix it but could not be covered by the recall. I drove to the dealership to have the problem confirmed and repaired the next day. They said it was the electrical part of ignition switch, but that they did not have it and I would have to take the car back and make another appointment when the part was in stock.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1998 Acura CL 3
Failure Date: 10/01/2012

The car, while driving shut down and lost all power while being driven at 55 mph, I checked the internet for anyone else having that issue and found the recall on my car for ignition switch, I called the dealer and they said that my car already had the recall preformed but would look at it and confirm the problem. I drove the car over, while doing so it died on me again. The dealer confirmed that they thought it was the switch and since it was already been recalled I would have to pay the $500. 00 to replace it. ( I would think that since it appeared that the "fix" did not work that it should be replaced again. ) the dealer then told me that since they did not have the part in stock that I would have to make another appointment and gave me my car to drive home. (now there's a real safety issue. ) since I am currently not working I decided to replace the switch myself and upon opening up the steering column I found that the 2 bolts holding the key lock to the column are a safety type " pan head " that cant be removed easily. The funny thing is I really find it hard to believe that the dealership would use this type of bolt to replace a recall item. There are no easy ways to get at the spot to re-install them. If the manufacturer recalled the item for this issue it shouldn't happen again with the recall switch in it.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1999 Acura CL 4
Failure Date: 03/01/2011

The contact owns a 1999 Acura Cl. The contact stated that while driving the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was repaired per recall NHTSA campaign id number: 03v423000 (electrical system:ignition:switch) but it did not remedy the failure. The dealer was contacted and refused to diagnose the problem unless he paid for the repairs. The manufacturer did not offer any assistance since they previously paid for the repairs. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 181,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1997 Acura CL 5
Failure Date: 10/04/2010

1997 Acura Cl cuts off/quits while driving. It will not restart at first but after a rest it will restart. This happened over 6 month period. Then it would not start back at all. Many repairs were attempted which included changing fuel relay and ignition switch. Car is still stalling unexpectedly and now revs at intervals while driving. Very unreliable and dangerous to drive.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1997 Acura CL 6
Failure Date: 09/21/2010

The contact owns a 1997 Acura 3. 0 Cl. The contact stated that the key could not be removed from the ignition while in park or drive. The contact noticed NHTSA campaign id number: 02v120000 (electrical system:ignition:switch) but was advised by the manufacturer that his VIN was not included in the recall campaign. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 152,072.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1997 Acura CL 7
Failure Date: 11/02/2008

The contact owns a 1997 Acura Cl. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle stopped in the middle of the road. The contact attempted to move to the side of the road and the vehicle restarted. When this occurred, she had to hold the key in the ignition in the on position to drive to his residence. She also had to hold the keys in the on position to take the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the ignition switch was not working. The vehicle stalled without warning. The weather and road conditions were not a factor. Once at the dealer, they stated that there was a recall; however, her VIN was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 170,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2001 Acura CL 8
Failure Date: 11/20/2007

I own a 2001 Acura Cl 3. 2. The locking mechanism in the ignition switch does not appear to be working. The switch can be turned to off and the key removed without having the transmission in park. This appears to be a problem since the car can continue to move (whether or not someone is inside the car). This was only noticed recently when my son began using this car. Since my wife and I normally put the transmission in park before turning off the car and removing the key, I am not sure how long the problem has existed. Nhtsa's recall database indicates that Honda/Acura have issued recalls on other vehicles but not for the 2001 Cl. The recalls were for the Honda odyssey (1999), Honda accord (1998 to 2002), Honda prelude (1997 to 2001), Acura tl (1999 and 2000) and Acura Cl (1998 and 1999).

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1998 Acura CL 9
Failure Date: 11/18/2006

The ignition switch on my 98 Acura 3. 0cl is degrading and my power steering is going out, and the car accessories still run just not the car, and the theft light is coming on, I've just found out about the recall after I purchased the vehicle on the 14-15th of November 2006.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1998 Acura CL 10
Failure Date: 05/01/2005

Had ingintion switch changed on recall of 2003 on 2-19-04. Now I am having ignition failure already after 1 1/2 years. This has been very scary going 70 mps on interstate and have car die, no power sterring, no brakes. Why would this be happening already? more faulty ingnition switches from Acura?.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1998 Acura CL 11
Failure Date: 04/09/2004

The vehicle had a tendency to continue running after being turned off. The vehicle would also intermittently stall on the highway without warning. There was a technical service bulletin concerning this problem. The ignition switch would not turn off, even when the key was removed. The dealer would not take responsibility when they failed to replace the ignition switch.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1998 Acura CL 12
Failure Date: 03/08/2004

The vehicle was taken o the dealer for NHTSA recall # 03v423000 subject:ignition switch. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for the free remedy. After the repair, the driver could not take the key out of the ignition. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where the mechanic was able to get the key out of the ignition. Now the key can be taken out of the ignition while in other gears. Consumer requests odi to call with information on how this will be handled.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1999 Acura CL 13
Failure Date: 01/01/2004

- the contact owns a 1999 Acura 2. 3 Cl. While on an hill or a slight upgrade and the brake pedal was depressed the vehicle will roll backwards without warning. This happened when the vehicle was in the park. The road conditions were Clear. There was a recall for the ignition switch interlock. The dealership replaced the ignition switch. The contact did not experience the problem until after the recall work had been completed. The dealership had not inspected the vehicle. The current mileage was 44,000. Update 5/3/tr.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1999 Acura CL 14
Failure Date: 03/13/2003

The vehicle experienced the same problem with the ignition switch as stated in the recall, however the vehicle identification number was not included in the recall.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1998 Acura CL 15
Failure Date: 08/31/2002

Consumer received a recall notice in the mail regarding the ignition switch. Consumer has attemped to contact the Acura Client service and receives a message each time replying the office is Closed. To date the recall repair has not been made, recall notice 02v12.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1998 Acura CL 16
Failure Date: 08/24/2002

Vehicle stalled while driving, mechanic replaced the egr valve, however the vehicle stalled again, consumer was informed of a recall with the ignition switch and the vehicle was replaced free of charge. The dealership stated that an egr upgrade was needed and that the transmission was out, consumer stated that the transmission had not experienced any prior problems with the transmission, consumer had been informed by other mechanics that all the coasting that she had to do could have caused the transmission to overheat, causing it to go out, consumer is being charged for the work to the transmission and doesn't feel she should be.

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