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1998 Acura CL 2dr Cpe 2.3L Manual Base

  • 6-way pwr driver seat w/manual lumbar support
  • Driver & front passenger air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS)
  • 5-mph bumpers
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Side-intrusion hip/shoulder pads
  • Front/rear crumple zones
 
Crash Test Results for the 1998 Acura Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
1998 Acura TL 44Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
 
Service Bulletins for 1998 Acura TL 2dr Cpe 2.3L Manual Base
1998 ACURA CL:

Bulletin Number: 010200
BRIEF INFORMATION REGARDING THE OIL PUMP O-RING FOR 1998 AND 1999 2.3CL MODELS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010200
INFORMATION ON PROGRAMMING THE IMMOBILIZER KEYS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 01022
CONCERNS WITH THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP COMING ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE. *JB

Bulletin Number: 010302
SUBJECT REGARDING FRONT SUSPENSION SQUEAKS IN COLD WEATHER. *TT

Bulletin Number: 01041
V6 ENGINE OIL LEAKS. *JB THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES 01-041, DATED 10/29/2001. *TT

Bulletin Number: 011000
SUBJECT REGARDING P1259 AFTER BARE BLOCK REPLACEMENT FOR 2001 3.2CL, 2001 MDX, 1999 - 2001 3.2TL AND 1997 - 1999 3.0CL MODEL VEHICLES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 011001
INFORMATION ON WARRANTY EXTENSION ON EGR SYSTEM CLOGGING.*JB

Bulletin Number: 01162005
P1706 A/T SWITCH SHORT OR OPEN. *EH

Bulletin Number: 03001
MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP COMES ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1457 EVAP BYPASS SOLENOID VALVE FAILURE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 03034
SAFETY RECALL: IGNITION SWITCH KEY INTERLOCK. *TT THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES 03/034, DATED 01/15/2004. *TT

Bulletin Number: 04012004
DON'T TEST-DRIVE WITH THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP OR D INDICATOR ON. ACURA. SERVICENEWS. APRIL 2004. *TT

Bulletin Number: 040700
INFORMATION REGARDING A PROBLEM WITH THE MECHANICAL PART OF THE WINDOW REGULATOR ON CL VEHICLES AFTER THE FOLLOWING VIN: 1998 3.0 CL, 19UYA2--WL004819, 1998 2.3 CL, 19UYA--WL005233 OR ANY 1999 CL. *MR

Bulletin Number: 060199
CUSTOMER MAY COMPLAIN OF FAST OR EARLY UPSHIFTS, SHIFT HARSHNESS, DELAY FLARING OR SLIPPAGE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 080101
SUBJECT ON SECURITY SYSTEM LAST TRIPPED SENSOR MEMORY. NLM

Bulletin Number: 090105
HOMELINK WON'T PROGRAM WITH AFTERMARKET REMOTES. *JB

Bulletin Number: 090199
SERVICE MANUAL REVISION MADE TO SHOW 5W-30 MOTOR OIL BEING USED IN THE TIMING BELT AUTO-TENSIONER. *TT

Bulletin Number: 091203
LETTER TO SERVICE MANAGER REGARDING IGNITION SWITCH RECALL CAMPAIGN. *TT

Bulletin Number: 1001
SUBJECT REGARDING SAFETY RESTRAINT SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE 5-1 THROUGH 8-3, INTERNAL SAFETY RESTRAINT SYSTEM UNIT FAILURE. *YD

Bulletin Number: 1001
SUBJECT REGARDING CRANKS, WON'T START WITH TYPE II IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM. *YD

Bulletin Number: 1002
INTERMITTENT SRA DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE 1-1 TO 1-5, DRIVER'S AIRBAG INFLATOR CIRCUIT. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 1002
A/C COMPRESSOR CONTROL LOGIC. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 1002
CLEARING ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 1002
KEYLESS REMOTE TRANSMITTER INOPERATIVE, . CHECK KEYLESS, CEILING LIGHT, IGNITION KEY REMINDER BEEPER BEFORE TROUBLESHOOTING KEYLESS REMOTE SYSTEM. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 1002
RECONNECTING ACCESSORIES AFTER IGNITION SWITCH RECALL. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 102
SUBJECT REGARDING A SQUEAL NOISE AT FRONT SUSPENSION AT LOW TEMPERATURE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 102703
RECALL CAMPAIGN FOR CERTAIN CLS AND TLS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION TO ALL SALES, SERVICE AND PARTS MANAGERS. THE IGNITION SWITCH MAY WEAR EXCESSIVELY AND PREVENT PROPER INTERLOCK OPERATION, MAKING IT POSSIBLE TO TURN THE IGNITIO

Bulletin Number: 110102
CEILING LIGHT, IGNITION KEY BEEPER FOIL KEYLESS ENTRY. *TT

Bulletin Number: 110102
AIR CONDITIONING (A/C) COMPRESSOR CONTROL LOGIC. ACURA SERVICE NEWS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 1102
THE HOMELINK SYSTEM MAY HAVE TEST INFORMATION STORED IN MEMORY THAT MUST BE ERASED BEFORE IT CAN BE PROGRAMMED. *NM

Bulletin Number: 1202
STRAINING THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID TO DIAGNOSE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 302
SOME 2000 MDX MODELS AS WELL AS OTHER MODELS MAY EXHIBIT BRIEF HESITATION WHEN ACCELERATING AT HIGH ENGINE SPEED. *TT

Bulletin Number: 801
SUBJECT REGARDING THE CL SECURITY SYSTEM LAST TRIPPED SENSOR MEMORY. *YD

Bulletin Number: 96-021
CONDITION WITH MOONROOF SEAL STICKS UP. *YC

Bulletin Number: 97006
CONDITION WITH DRIVER'S SEAT WALK-IN FEATURE IS INOPERATIVE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 98019
TOO MUCH CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE WINDOW GUIDE PIN AND REAR CHANNEL GUIDE CAUSING, RATTLE FROM A PARTIALLY OPEN WINDOW WHEN DRIVING ON A ROUGH ROAD. YD

Bulletin Number: 98033
HOMELINK TRANSMITTER RANGE IS TOO SHORT. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98124
EXPERIENCING PAINT PEELING FROM BUMPER. *YC

Bulletin Number: 981301
INVESTIGATING THE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM REMOTES THAT INTERMITTENTLY WILL NOT LOCK OR UNLOCK THE DOORS. *YC

Bulletin Number: 99001
PROCEDURES ON REPAIRING INOPERATIVE POWER WINDOW. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99001
SERVICE BULLETIN INFORMATION REGARDING POWER WINDOWS THAT DO NOT WORK. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99002
SUBJECT REGARDING POWER SEAT MAKING A GROWLING OR RATTLING NOISE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99011
CONCERNS WITH REMOTE AUDIO SWITCHES NOT WORKING PROPERLY. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99018
SOME VEHICLES BUILT WITHIN VIN 19UYA2 ... XL005044 AND 19UYA2 ... XL005158 MAY EXHIBIT A MALFUNCTION INIDCATOR LAMP ON AND DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0401 (INSUFFICIENT EGR FLOW) IS SET. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99045
PRODUCT UPDATE CAMPAIGN ON REPLACING PCV HOSE ROUTING. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99045
INFORMATION REGARDING EGR PORT CLOGGING. *YH

Bulletin Number: 99045
SUBJECT REGARDING WARRANTY EXTENSION ON EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION PORT CLOGGING. *JB

Bulletin Number: 991001
BRIEF INFORMATION ON REPLACING A LEAKY TORQUE CONVERTER SEAL. *TT

Bulletin Number: B99-040
"SERVICE BULLETIN - THIS BULLETIN UPDATES THE TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES FOR DTC P1456 (EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM LEAKAGE [FUEL TANK SYSTEM]) AND DTC P1457 (EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM LEAKAGE[EVAP CANISTER SYSTEM]). DEPENDING ON THE MODEL, THERE ARE TW

Bulletin Number: B99-040
"SERVICE BULLETIN - THIS BULLETIN UPDATES THE TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES FOR DTC P1456 (EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM LEAKAGE [FUEL TANK SYSTEM]) AND DTC P1457 (EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM LEAKAGE[EVAP CANISTER SYSTEM]). DEPENDING ON THE MODEL, THERE ARE TW

Bulletin Number: SB-0708
ACURA: THERE ARE GUIDELINES FOR VARIOUS SITUATIONS AND PROCEDURES INCLUDING: TIRE PRESSURE VALVE STEM INSTALLATION, TRAILER STABILITY MALFUNCTION LIGHT IS ON, ENGINE OIL APPLICATION GUIDE, NEW SOFTWARE, NEW TRANSMISSION FLUID, NOTCHY STEERI

 
Recalls for 1998 Acura TL 2dr Cpe 2.3L Manual Base
1998 ACURA CL
NHTSA Campaign ID: 03V423000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Manufacturer: AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.
Manufacture Dates: 08/05/1997 - 08/21/1998
Potential Units Affected: 563861
Defect Description:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES AND MINI VANS, THE IGNITION SWITCH MAY WEAR EXCESSIVELY AND PREVENT PROPER INTERLOCK OPERATION, MAKING IT POSSIBLE TO TURN THE IGNITION KEY TO THE "OFF" POSITION AND REMOVE THE KEY WITHOUT SHIFTING THE TRANSMISSION TO "PARK."
Consequence:
IF THE VEHICLE OPERATOR DOES NOT SHIFT TO "PARK" BEFORE REMOVING THE KEY AND FAILS TO ENGAGE THE PARKING BRAKE, THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL PERFORM AN INSPECTION PROCEDURE THAT DETERMINES THE AMOUNT OF CYLINDER BODY WEAR. IF SIGNIFICANT WEAR IS INDICATED, THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE CYLINDER BODY, COLLAR, AND LATCH PLATE. IF NO SIGNS OF WEAR ARE INDICATED, DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LATCH PLATE WITH A REDESIGNED PART. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DECEMBER 8, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009 OR ACURA AT 1-800-382-2238.
1998 ACURA CL
NHTSA Campaign ID: 98V018000
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START SWITCH
Manufacturer: AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.
Manufacture Dates: 10/22/1997 - 01/07/1998
Potential Units Affected: 33966
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES (HONDA ACCORD SEDANS MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 18, 1997 TO JANUARY 10, 1998; COUPES MANUFACTURED DECEMBER 11, DECEMBER 15, 1997, AND JANUARY 5, 1998; ACURA 2.3CL MANUFACTURED OCTOBER 22, 1997 THROUGH JANUARY 7, 1998). DURING MANUFACTURING, THE CASTING DIE CAUSED AN IRREGULARITY IN THE RIGHT-SIDE TRANSMISSION COVER. THIS IRREGULARITY CAN LIMIT THE MOVEMENT OF THE PARKING PAWL ACTUATION LEVEL AND PREVENT ADEQUATE ENGAGEMENT OF THE PARKING GEAR PAWL. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVS NO. 114, "THEFT PROTECTION."
Consequence:
THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO ROLL DOWN AN INCLINE WHEN THE TRANSMISSION IS LOCKED IN "PARK," INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A COLLAR ON THE TRANSMISSION PARKING PAWL TO ENSURE PROPER MOVEMENT OF THE ACTUATION LEVER.
1998 ACURA CL
NHTSA Campaign ID: 99V069000
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
Manufacturer: AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.
Manufacture Dates: 04/28/1997 - 09/09/1997
Potential Units Affected: 124875
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. CERTAIN VEHICLES WERE MANUFACTURED WITH BALL JOINTS THAT CAN PREMATURELY WEAR OUT AND, IN THE WORSE CASE, THE BALL JOINT WOULD SEPARATE CAUSING THE FRONT SUSPENSION TO COLLAPSE.
Consequence:
THIS CONDITION WOULD RESULT IN VEHICLE DECELERATION AND A SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER. ALSO STEERING CONTROLLABILITY WOULD BE REDUCED.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINTS.
1998 ACURA CL
NHTSA Campaign ID: 02V120000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Manufacturer: AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.
Manufacture Dates: 04/28/1997 - 08/25/1998
Potential Units Affected: 1000000
Defect Description:
ON CERTAIN SEDANS, COUPES, HATCHBACKS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, ELECTRICAL CONTACTS IN THE IGNITION SWITCH CAN DEGRADE DUE TO THE HIGH ELECTRICAL CURRENT PASSING THROUGH THE SWITCH WHEN THE VEHICLE IS STARTED.
Consequence:
WORN CONTACTS COULD CAUSE THE ENGINE TO STALL WITHOUT WARNING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 14, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009 OR ACURA AT 1-800-382-2238.
 


2008 Saab 9-3 Convertible 2.0T

  • Driver Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag With Head Protection
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Front Active Head Restraints
  • Rollover Sensor
  • L A T C H
  • Crash Sensor Sends GPS Signal
  • Automatic Safety Rollbar
  • Front and Rear 3-Point Seatbelts
  • Side Guard Door Beams
  • Trunk Anti-Trap Device
 
Crash Test Results for the 2008 Saab Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
2008 Saab 9-3 44544
2008 Saab 9-3 Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2008 Saab 9-3 Wagon 44544
2008 Saab 9-5 55544
2008 Saab 9-5 Wagon 55544
2008 Saab 9-7X 3455Not Tested
 
Service Bulletins for 2008 Saab 9-7X 2.0T
No service bulletins exist
 
Recalls for 2008 Saab 9-7X 2.0T
No recalls exist.
 






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