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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Honda CR-V electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 152003

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles


I recently read the press regarding fires starting underneath Honda crvs. Last year, following an oil change, I was stopped at a light and heard people screaming at me from their cars-there was a fire under my car. I quickly pulled over and, by then, the fire was out. I immediately drove back to my mechanic-they examined the car, which still smelled of smoke, but they were stumped. The garage is very reputable and aaa rated. I recently read another article that indicated NHTSA reopened an investigation of this problem. My car is a 1998-I believe this problem is more widespread than the 2003-2004 models. I'm extremely concerned whenever my oil is changed. This problem should be rectified by Honda-quickly.

- Waterbury, CT, USA

problem #2

Nov 181999

(reported on)


  • miles
Owner received recall notice on November 9, 1999. Dealer does not have parts available to correct recall, and refuses to look at vehicle.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 121999

(reported on)


  • miles
While traveling noticed burning smell from the sterring wheel. Manufacturer has been contacted.

- Tamarac, FL, USA

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