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1.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
144,140 miles

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2002 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 012015

CR-V

  • 244,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I am asking your assistance with a problem with my Honda CRV. I took my Honda in for the airbag recall on September 1, 2015. Was told it was accomplished and drove home in the evening to discover that my Honda had no oil in it. (the checklist provided by the service technician showed that my oil was fine.) not only is the ABS light back on but my car has now developed a throttle issue. A copy of my September 17, 2015 letter to both the local Honda dealer and their corporate offices follows.at least as much of it as your form allows. I have not had the courtesy of a response from either. September 17, 2015 "Honda corporate offices via fax 310-783-3023 princeton Honda via fax 609-683-1637 I am simply going to present the facts. I do not want any telephone calls. I will accept E-mail correspondence on the matter only. (pua5@comcast.net) on September 1st of this year, the airbag recalls for my CRV were scheduled to be effected. I received a call that my car was ready at 8:30 in the morning. I picked my car up that evening after work. About 7 miles into my 12 mile trip home the engine bucked and I lost power. I was able to limp my way home where I promptly checked the oil and found to my chagrin that I there was no oil in the car. How the oil could have been fine (according to the inspection checklist) at 8 in the morning and then evaporate by 7 pm for my ride home raises many questions. The questions raised range from benign to malicious depending on the level of anxiety I am experiencing as I drive. I have been monitoring my oil consumption carefully and the car is not burning oil egregiously at present. I have never been able to afford the dealer maintenance prices but I have bought my car to over 244,000 miles with what care I could afford to give it. I had hoped for at least 300,000 miles, but I do not know how much other damage may have been caused by this event."

- Lambertville, NJ, USA

problem #4

May 012014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
We bought this car in March, 2013. Now in 2014, we noticed the ac wasn't working we attempted to recharge it with freon, but I was told the compressor needed to be replaced. The compressor was replace, the condenser, lines, ex valve, even a sensor. Pretty much all the ac system has been replace. Now we have noticed that once the compressor is on. It causes the engine to stall while driving or making turns. It feels as if the compressor will cause the engine to turn off. As if not bad enough once the car is on park with ac on the compressor will shut-off and the ac will start blowing a humid-smelly air. Once it does this, the compressor's emergency valve will open and flush some freon. It is a very serious safety hazard. I don't feel safe driving the car with my family in it. Specially now that I've read about all the other recalls and complains. Doing my research now (which is too late), I found that Honda was sued due to this issue. Ac compressor malfunction is to be found in 02-04 Honda crvs. Our CRV has been back at the mechanic 3 times the last month, and yet the issue cant be resolve. The mechanic says it has to do with the way the system was design. Alternator and compressor share the same band. I'm afraid and concerned that at somepoint both things will give-out while driving.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 312013

CR-V

  • 119,000 miles
The ac compressor knocks as if it want to come off the engine. This happens while driving causing to jerk the car forward when it kicks in, then stops and kicks in again shortly there after. The car almost stalled out just because of this. The engine works hard at keeping the compressor from shutting the car down. One of these days it will come of the engine.

- Lancaster,, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 092010

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 170,000 miles
Car stalls when you brake to stop or if stopped will stall when you begin to accelerate. Also will stall when moving the drive indicator from drive to reverse or reverse to drive when stopped. Car stalls when making slow turns. Stalls are totally unpredictable. Honda states that it can't fix the problem without a fault code. Stalling is a serious issue that can cause an accident.

- Brookhaven, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 072013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 91,700 miles
2002 Honda CRV: I was making a turn from a stop light, into the freeway on ramp, and I heard a loud gear dragging sound from the engine compartment. I lost power steering and the car and it was pulling to the right. I immediately attempted to pull over just as I was ascending on to the on ramp, however the engine stalled and smoke was visible coming from the engine bay before I could safely pull over to the shoulder. I had to put the gear on neutral and push the car to the shoulder. It was nerve racking with my wife and two kids in the car. I noticed that fluid was leaking underneath the car. I inspected all the fluid levels and realized that it was from an air conditioner compressor failure, which caused the accessory belt to drag and stall the engine. The vehicle restarted but ac was not functional.

- Chula Vista , CA, USA

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