hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
103,333 miles

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problem #3

Jul 152008


  • 70,000 miles
2001 Acura Cl type S rear view mirror leak. Mirror became cloudy and needed to be replaced after black tar like substance leaked from rear view mirror. Substance is highly corrosive and damages whatever it comes in contact with.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 152008


  • 110,000 miles
2001 Acura Cl type-S rear view mirror (self dimming) is leaking a black tar type substance that is eating through the center console of the car. There is a grey type of film in the mirror and objects in the mirror appear doubled. Through research I have been able to locate the manufacturer, magna donnelly and websites indicating the fluid is toxic and can lead to health issues. I think that Acura should submit a recall and magna donnelly should pay for replacement mirrors.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #1

Aug 252008


  • 130,000 miles
Rear view mirror (self dimming) on my 2001 Acura Cl self destructed and spilt some toxic dark this fluid on to the console and leather seats that ate away the material. Manufacturer of these self dimming mirrors is magna donnely and this seems to be a common problem on all Acura Cl and TL cars from late 90's till 2003. From seeing the number of posts on acurazine blog this is a widespread problem and a safety issue. I am having to drive with a plastic ziplock bag around my rear view mirror and a towel below it. Acura usa has refused to accept any responsibility for this issue because of the age of the car. I think there should have been a recall on these vehicles if this was happening so often. Please see posts at: Cl.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?T=488763.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA