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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,488 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Honda CR-V cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2001 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #3

May 012010


  • 66,500 miles


2001 Honda CRV, air-conditioner getting ready to explode. I live in southern California, but live in balmy san diego county, so I've used the air conditioner very little, perhaps 25 times all told over the past nine years. I am the original owner, baby my car, and get all maintenance done like clockwork or sooner. About three months ago, the rarely-used air conditioner started making a horrible racket immediately on starting it. I stopped using it immediately, and check periodically to see if it's still broken. It is. I've researched the issue and was stunned to find so many other complaints about the 1997-2001 CRV air conditioners exploding, imploding, or otherwise self-destructing. I've repeatedly contacted via email and voicemail the law firm of mazie slater katz & freeman in roseland, New Jersey who is handling a class action on this very issue, the Honda A/C design defects. Both attorneys matthew mendelson and karen kelson are far, far too busy with their busy days to return voicemails and emails, so I'm assuming they're only in it for the fees of the class action, rather than providing any tangible solutions to this problem for consumers, much like Honda itself response to this problem: Ignore it. Maybe it will go away. I'm disgusted with both firms at this point. Otherwise my car is in fine shape, I'm very pleased with it and it's very likely the best car I've ever owned. However, this glaring problem, when it ripens as it has for countless other Honda drivers, could destroy my engine, and frankly I don't have that kind of money to fix it. Living in southern California, such an event would shut down my life across the board. I would very much appreciate it if Honda actually did what adults do, take charge, take responsibility for their design defects with regard to this component, issue an apology, and we can all get on with our lives. As far as the mazie katz law firm, I think their actions speak for themselves.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 102009


  • 129,780 miles
With out any warning the radiator cracked and had to be replaced. Auto repair said it was a common problem with Honda. New models are being replaced but not earlier models. Why is Honda not forced to recall these with so many cars needing costly repairs.?

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #1

Sep 102008


  • 87,185 miles
A/C compressor for a 2001 Honda CR-V. first went out in July 2007; end result was that I was responsible for the parts and Honda America footed the bill for labor based on the fact that it is a common problem for all Cr-vs but was not recalled. It is now September 2008 and the exact same problem has occurred again. A faulty compressor is absurd after 1 year of service.

- Ladson, SC, USA

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