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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,740 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.

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2002 Honda CR-V AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2002 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 242009

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 66,479 miles


In 2006 with 66000 miles and under normal driving conditions the air conditioning system started to give off burning smell which caused headaches and nausea before the system failed completely. A/C compressor was found to have failed and it was replaced. Then in August 2013 with 95000 miles the unit failed again with the same issue and same toxic fumes. Am concerned about the health impact of this especially due to the frequency of this failure. Research has shown that this component is of inadequate design and Honda lost a class action lawsuit due to frequent failures. This failure rate, while not impacting the safety of the car, does have potential health hazards for the occupants beyond reasonable risk.

- Hygiene, CO, USA

problem #1

Jul 162011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda CR-V. the contact was driving approximately 55 mph with the air conditioner activated when suddenly, warm air began to circulate throughout the vents. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated the air conditioner compressor would need to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000. Also, the check engine light has been coming on and going off, since the vehicle was purchased in 2002. The dealer informed the consumer there was a crack at the top of the fuel tank. Updated 07/17/14 updated 03/10/16.

- Prairieville, LA, USA

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