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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
159,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1997 Honda CR-V engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 272015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 197,000 miles


My CRV was great for about 6 months, then it just died while I was driving one day. it did this a few more times, I replaced quite a few parts and had professionals replace what I couldn't do at home. Each part would get me about another week out of it, then it would die again. Now it won't even try to turn over, threw multiple codes, and the dealership mechanic can't even figure it out. Any help would be wonderful!!!

- , Anderson, IN, USA

problem #1

Jul 092004

(reported on)


  • 122,000 miles

as i drive the car dies then is hard to start. it may do this several times when driving in a day and sometimes it may go days without acting up. also some times when parked and cooled down and weather is hot it is difficult to start. and other times it starts ok.

- , Amarillo, TX, USA

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