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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,933 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.

2001 Honda CR-V AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2001 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 122008


  • 102,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Honda CR-V. after accelerating from a stop light, while driving 20 mph, the contact activated the air conditioner. He then heard a loud explosion and noticed fumes rising from under the hood. He pulled to the side of the road, opened the hood, and noticed that the air conditioner compressor had ruptured to the point that only half remained. He collected a few pieces from inside the engine compartment and had the vehicle towed to a local dealer. The dealer stated that they were aware of the defect and advised the contact to take the vehicle to another dealer for a repair estimate. The repairs would cost $1,631. The manufacturer assigned him a case number so that one of their engineers could identify the defect. After several weeks, no one called the contact back. He called the manufacturer and they assigned his case to another engineer, in which now they do not feel it was a defect. They believe that the contact is responsible for the air conditioner compressor rupturing. The vehicle is currently at the dealer and has been there for ten days. No repairs have been made. The failure and current mileages were 102,000.

- Lobbock, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 072008


  • 59,800 miles
Honda 2001 A/C compressor blown, metal filings in system causing evaporator and other parts to need replacing.

- Cave Creek, AZ, USA

problem #1

Feb 012004


  • miles
Honda CRV 2001, air conditioner problems. During an oil change, the consumer was informed that the engine oil dip stick container had detached from the motor and broken at the engine block. The consumer was told the oil dip stick had been tampered with and was not covered under warranty.

- Miami, FL, USA

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