Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,418 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Honda CR-V exhaust system problems

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2002 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 262005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,418 miles


The engine stopped while traveling about 30 mph. There was no prior indication of any problems. I had the vehicle towed to power Honda in valencia ca. It was determined the #1 exhause valve retainer was broken causing the valve to fall down and into the cylinder. Honda said I needed to replace the engine. Honda refuse any reimbursement because the vehclie had 74,000 miles and no extended warrenty. This appears to be a product defect that Honda refuses to accept responsibility for. Honda engines should not fail within 30 months ownership or 74,000 miles.

- Canyon Country, CA, USA

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