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2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,444 miles

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2002 Honda CR-V fuel system problems

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2002 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 162011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles

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

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

problem #5

Jul 012011

CR-V

  • 110,000 miles
My fuel gauge is not accurate: If the tank drops to half full, the gauge is unreliable and often registers more or less gas than there is. Usually there is less gas than the gauge registers, but I've filled up the tank until the tank clicked, and the gauge still read 3/4 full. I've been browsing on some online forums, and this seems to be a common problem with the 2002 CRV. On this site, it looks like 8 different people with 2002 Honda crvs have posted the same complaint: www.topix.com/forum/autos/Honda-CR-V/tphioaurac0I3T5O3 this is a safety hazard for me because I live in wi, where temperatures commonly reach below zero in the winter! I commute 50 minutes using a country road, and I could literally freeze if my gas gauge is unreliable, and I think that I have more gas than I have. (there are no public pay phones on my route, and there aren't always houses within walking distance.) this could, of course, also be a problem for anyone driving on the freeway who runs out of fuel due to a fault gauge/sending unit. I took it to a dealer in madison, wi, and the dealer said that the estimated cost was $450+ for parts and labor. Help! do the right thing, Honda, and issue a recall if this is a known problem. It does seem to be a flaw in the mass-produced component, not just individual quirk of one car/driver.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #4

May 102010

CR-V

  • 154,000 miles
I own a 2002 Honda CR-V. the gas tank cap has caused my check engine light to come on several times in the past. Each time, I buy a new gas cap and the error goes away. I am on my 3rd gas cap and I'm getting a check engine light again. I will call Honda to report this issue and to request a real "fix" to the problem. As stated by others, the check engine light is a warning to drivers. It's importance is watered down by spurious errors like this. Honda needs to address this.

- Coppell, TX, USA

problem #3

Apr 122010

CR-V

  • miles

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

My filler cap also loosens by itself and causes the check engine light to go on. I am on my 3rd cap and continue to have sporadic problems with it loosening on its own. When the check engine light goes on, I get out of the car and sure enough the cap is loose. It takes a couple of days for the computer to reset itself and the engine light to go off. Very annoying.

- Shawnee, KS, USA

problem #2

Apr 102010

CR-V

  • 120,000 miles
My 2002 Honda CR-V has a fuel filler defect which causes the "check engine" light to come on. Changes in temperature or other weather related factors cause the filler cap to loosen and the light comes on. Honda recommends manually tightening the cap past "several clicks" to ensure a tight seal after fueling. The cap loosens anyway accompanied by strong gasoline fumes from the loosened cap. Honda knows of the problem. They replaced the fuel cap twice and once gave me a $ 300 estimate to replace the plastic gas tank filler pipe which is apparently the root cause of the problem. Today was a warm day and the light was on all day as I drove. The issue is this: If the check engine light often comes on spuriously, a driver doesn't pay attention to what may be a legitimate warning for a serious engine problem that could have safety implications. In addition, the loose cap causes gasoline fumes to enter the passenger compartment. Have there been other complaints about the filler cap issue?

- Downers Grove, IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 152003

CR-V

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,661 miles
Engine light keeps coming on & then car will drive rough. I have taken it in 3 times already for same problem, they told me to make sure gas cap is on tight and not to over/under fill with gas I have been doing as told and the problem is still present for the 4th time. Car was purchased on August 2002.

- Indio, CA, USA

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