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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,375 miles

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1998 Honda CR-V seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 152008

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,750 miles


The battery went dead on my 1998 Honda CR-V. I had it replaced, and discovered that the SRS(safety restraint system was disabled as a result of determining that a new battery was needed. I contacted a Honda service center and was told that as long as the SRS light was on, the air bag system was off and that it would cost about $90 to have it turned off. I also was told to drive it for a week (without protection from the SRS and perhaps the computer would recycle and turn the SRS back on. My complaint is this: Because of poor engineering of the SRS system and the computer, Honda has forced me to either drive a car without the safety that I bought, or pay a service center to enable the system...all over a real simple repair...replacing a battery. I can understand the need to reset the clock, radio, or other less essential electronics, but the air bags! Honda is forcing me to spend money that I don't have in order to use a safety system that I feel is essential for driving safety. Honda should enable this system for me at no charge. Please help. Jim davis

- Kirtland, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 202006


  • miles
Loved my Honda CR-V, but on March 20, 2006, I hit a slick spot while it was snowing. I proceeded to lose control of my vehicle, going into the ditch front first. Had a front impact, then began to flip 2-3 times once end to end and skidding 30+ feet. My seat belt held, but my airbags did not deploy, I could have died, and if there had been a passenger, they would have, the whole passenger side was caved in. This was how ever the only problem I had ever experienced with this car. Car is a very reliable car.

- Crab Orchard, FM, USA

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