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6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$878.00
Average Mileage:
60,138 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. replace entire throttle body part (2 reports)
2002 Honda CR-V engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 172010

CR-V ES 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,756 miles

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

Honda said nothing was wrong after charging $105.00.

- , Waterbury, CT, USA

problem #4

Mar 052010

CR-V EX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,433 miles

I was told by my Auto Center to call the Honda Dealer first before he would fix it. I have such low mileage he said that maybe they would do something for me. Fix it maybe. That was a joke call to my local Honda Dealer. They would it if it was 3 years or 36,000 miles. The Honda rep would have gotten my business again if he had said bring it in and we will try and do something for you. Not even a try or a maybe. So my local auto repair shop fixed it. Honda dealership even had the part in stock, what a surprise, that tells you something right there. I have a copy of the TSB report. I will set up a meeting with the local manufactors sales rep through the Honda Dealer and ask if they will pay for the fix. I have my doubts but I'm going to try. I will post on as many sites as possible to get the word out. THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN A RECALL NOT SOMETHING THAT HONDA SHOULD SWEEP UNDER THE RUG.

- , Va Beach, VA, USA

problem #3

Jan 112010

CR-V EX Awd-4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,500 miles

"We've washed our hands of this issue" says American Honda Rep. Ron Robbins when I requested "goodwill consideration" to help pay the $1300 throttle body replacement due to a "manufacturing defect" as listed on HONDA SERVICE BULLETIN 04-008. Ron's offered his contact info: 1-800-999-1009 Ext.117727.

- , Aurora, IL, USA

problem #2

Feb 262009

CR-V EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles

I have a Honda CRV 2002 with 58,000 miles.

For 6 months now, the engine light has been intermittent. Kept going back to have it checked. Several times I was told there was nothing. At one point I was told it was the rear O2 sensor and had it replaced. Then it was the front O2 sensor and had it replaced. A couple of weeks ago it was the Throttle Body Assembly. Had it replaced along with yet another front O2 sensor and was told it was fixed. 3 Days later the engine light came back on. This time they say it is a Rotary Valve assembly not associated with the Throttle they had just replaced. This will take another $400. I took it elsewhere and they said it is a Solenoid that attaches to the Rotary Valve Assembly. Paid $164 for that to be replaced earlier this week. Once again, the light is back to haunt me.

Not only has the engine light been coming on, the cruise control is intermittent, and the AC fan is intermittent- and no one can find the problem! I was told my problem with the cruise control was that I needed to turn it on first! I am an engineer working on Aircraft engines! I know how to work a cruise control!

How can a vehicle with so little miles on it have so many problems? I've owned many Hondas before and ended up selling them at 150,000+ miles without having problems them!

- , Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 292007

(reported on)

CR-V LX 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

How can a 45,000 mile car have a failed throttle body?

- , Greensburg, PA, USA

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