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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
106,667 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2002 Honda CR-V accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2002 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 102003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles


Door lock cylinders on driver's and hatch don't work. Driver's was replaced twice under warranty. Dealer refuses to fix after warranty period even though a service bulletin had been issued years ago. I'll never buy another Honda after owning 4.

- , DOWNERS GROVE, IL - Illinois, USA

problem #2

Feb 112011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

Honda uses crappy parts, to put it mildly.

All the door locks on my car, no longer work, and 2 locks have been replaced and those 2 also do not work. Leaving my car unlocked now always is so unsafe for all sorts of reasons and I now carry zero items in my car as I cant take the chance. I should be saying the doors lock alright but you can't unlock them and you risk getting the key stuck in the lock. Thanks Honda. To me this is a safety issue, thanks for not caring about my safety. I'm out of work so I cannot afford to do anything about this. As it is I had to replace my transmission and my catalytic converter.

Honda has really changed, I will not ever buy another Honda again!!

- , Lake Forest, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 132009

CR-V EX 4 cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 155,000 miles

I don't like to carry around the key fob remote, so I like to unlock the car using the key in the door...Except that I can't, because the lock cylinder no longer works. Crappy parts on this Honda. A gazillion little things like this, add up to a junker.

- , Leesburg, VA, USA

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