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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,302 miles

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 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 042003

(reported on)


  • miles


There is vibration in the entire vehicle due to engine valve failure. Dealership has continuously replaced engine valve, but the cause of the failure was undetermined.

- Fairhaven, MA, USA

problem #4

Aug 252003

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,510 miles
1998 hond CR-V ngine trouble. Flashing warning light at 101K miles. Burnt #3 exhaust valve and tight valve clearances on all exhaust valves. Noticed that there are a few CR-V's in the 1999 and 2000 with this problem, all due to poor wording in the maintenance section of the owner's manual. All they reccommend is to check valves at 105K miles and adjust them if the engine is noisy.

- Murrieta, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 032001


  • miles
While traveling at highway speed of 60-65 mph the vehicle shut down without any indication, every thing went dead; dealer notified and informed that the problem was due to the ignition switch, which was replace. Feel free to provide any further information concerning this matter.

- Rutland, VT, USA

problem #2

Dec 301999

(reported on)


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Engine repaired on four occasions due to hesitation and problems, unable to be rectified. Mjs

- Westminste, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 051999


  • miles
While trying to make a stop vehicle stalled wiithout any indication. Please provide further informaton.

- Brighton, CO, USA

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