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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
97,959 miles

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2002 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #10

Apr 012012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the headlight lenses was defective. The lenses were foggy and they did not produce proper illumination. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer stated that the lenses could be sand cleaned. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The headlight lens was not repaired. The failure mileagewas 90,000 and the current mileage was 117,408. Updated 06/29/12 updated 07/09/12

- Tallahasse , FL, USA

problem #9

Mar 292011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that when driving with the headlights in activation, the headlights seemed abnormally dim and the contact was unable to see the roadway. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where they advised him that the entire headlight assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 96,000. Updated 05/08/12

- Cherokee, AL, USA

problem #8

Mar 122012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 158,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda CRV. The contact stated that after entering a residential garage, the low beam headlights failed. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who diagnosed that the switch was defective and the connectors were found to be corroded. As a result, both components would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 158,000. Updated 04/10/12

- Sierra Madre, CA, USA

problem #7

Feb 272012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 133,000 miles


The low beam headlights stopped working. I found the headlight connector shorted at the headlight switch...updated 03/21/12

- River Edge, NJ, USA

problem #6

Aug 012011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the low beam headlights would intermittently fail. The contact also stated that the steering column would become hot during the failure and she could smell a burning odor. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the wiring for the headlight switch was burned. The vehicle was being repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 12/20/11 the dealer found the headlight bulb burned out and the wiring at the light switch was burnt and the connector was damaged. Updated 12/23/11

- Crandall, TX, USA

problem #5

Nov 282011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 155,054 miles
Both low beam head lights went off intermittently. And returned on within a short time later.this continued over a dozen times on each of two occasions.

- Mahopac, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 042011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 164,537 miles


Both headlights went out simultaneously while driving. High beams still work. Low beams work again after being out for about 5-10 minutes. It tends to happen after headlights have been on for roughly an hour of driving. A damaged connector was found in the steering column. Updated 06/04/12

- Natick, MA, USA

problem #3

Aug 162010

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
While driving at night, both headlights went out and I pulled over as to not cause an accident and there was a smell of burning electrical wiring. I turned off the light switch and the smell went away. In my investigation I found the following: Date announced: February 24, 2004 vehicles affected: 440,000 summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the low-beam terminal on the head light wire harness can overheat and could cause the low beams to fail without warning.consequence: An unexpected loss of low beams could result in a crash. Actions: Dealers will inspect the head light switch and coupler for signs of heat damage. If heat damage is present, the dealer will replace the switch and coupler. If no heat damage is present, the dealer will replace the head light switch and one mating pin in the coupler. Owner notification began on April 5, 2004. Owners should contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V086000 I am having this exact same issue as I had a mechanic look at the wiring connector and it was burnt. The cost for repair is in excess of $700 and this is in my opinion a safety issue as I can no longer drive at night. Updated 05/02/11 updated 05/04/11

- Durango, CO, USA

problem #2

Oct 282007

CR-V 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda CR-V. while driving 30 mph, the low beam headlights. The dealer stated that the wires overheated in the rear connector, which were located on the headlight switch. The repair would cost $500, which the contact could not afford. The current and failure mileages were 80,000. Updated 11/20/07

- Winchester, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 012003

CR-V 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Drivers side headlight is dim, replaced headlight bulb and it is still dim.

- Leander, TX, USA

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