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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,065 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 #2

Apr 282004

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,578 miles


We were normally driving the vehicle when a strange noise started under the hood. Upon investigation you could observe the main pulley wobbling. The vehicle was immediantely brought to a repair facility. Upon inspection it was found that the bolt from the main pulley into the crankshaft was damaged. When a wrench was placed on the bolt it broke off. It was apparent that this bolt was installed stripped which resulted in this failure. Pictures of the bolt are available. The vehicle was towed to a Honda dealership. After numerous phone calls, Honda usa did agree to split the cost to replace the crankshft. My share was $1270.09. I realize that the warranty was 36 months / 36000 miles and the vehicle did achieve this. But at 46579 miles and 72 months a main component on a properly maintained vehicle should not fail. Particularly when it is apparent the bolt responsible for this was incorrectly installed or failed.

- Elk Grove Village, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 012003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 123,552 miles
The vehicle lost power while driving on the highway and drove roughly. Dealer discovered a burnt #3 valve in the engine to be the cause of the problem. The check engine warning light had come on before the lost of power and rough running occurred.

- Sandwich, MA, USA

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