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1.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
112,264 miles

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2002 Honda CR-V lights problems

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2002 Honda CR-V Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #41

Dec 292014

CR-V

  • 180,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Honda CR-V. while driving at 5 mph, the low beam headlights failed to illuminate. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was repaired by the contact and the details were unknown. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000.

- Cleveland, GA, USA

problem #40

Feb 172015

CR-V

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda CR-V. the contact received notification of NHTSA numbers: 15V320000 (air bags), 14V700000 (air bags) and 12V136000 (exterior lighting) however stated that the parts needed for the recall repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Moca , PR, USA

problem #39

Mar 012015

CR-V

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda CR-V. while driving at 50 mph, there was a noise coming from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V700000 (air bags), 14V351000 (air bags), and 12V136000 (exterior lighting); however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Madison, AL, USA

problem #38

Mar 312015

CR-V

  • 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 received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V70000 (air bags), 14V351000 (air bags), 12V486000 (electrical system, visibility) and 12V136000 (exterior lighting); however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #37

Jul 162014

CR-V

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while the driver reversing at 5 mph, she noticed that that a headlight failed. The contact also mentioned that the wiring of the headlights was the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 12V136000 (exterior lighting) and was advised by the dealer that the vehicle was not included. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Nyack, NY, USA

problem #36

Jul 302013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 157,983 miles
I recently noticed that the vehicle lights were pulsating at a level that was barely detectable. Just yesterday when I attempted to use the vehicle and turned on the lights only the running lights came on. I have no headlights either high or low beam. Research has discovered that 2002-2004 Honda crvs have had the identical issue due to overheating circuitry causing the light switch to catastrophically fail.

- Plymouth, MA, USA

problem #35

Jun 202012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 140,000 miles

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

The driver's side door actuator failed. I have to open the driver's door with a key and the remote doesn't work on the driver's side. The other doors lock with the remote but only after the driver's side door is locked by key. This has also affected the interior lights which don't light when the door is open.

- Hempstead, NY, USA

problem #34

Jan 302013

CR-V

  • 190,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda CRV. The contact stated that the vehicle emitted a strong burning odor. The contact inspected the vehicle and found that the headlight switch plug area was burned. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 190,000 and the approximate current mileage was 191,000.

- Clearmont , FL, USA

problem #33

Jan 302013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 87,500 miles
Low beam headlights inoperative. There is a safety recall in place due to a known wiring issue. However, cause of failure is concurrent burnout of low beam filaments in both bulbs. This is highly unlikely unless there is a voltage surge of some sort. Unknown whether this is related to the wiring recall, as the described failure mode in the current recall campaign would render the circuit open and not subject filaments to overvoltage. Possibility of a second cause of headlight failure in this model.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #32

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 #31

Mar 232012

CR-V

  • 191,848 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 stated that the low-beam external headlights were inoperative. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 191,848.

- Livingston, TX, USA

problem #30

Feb 032012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 143,900 miles
Upon leaving my house last evening, I noticed that both of my low beam headlights quit working simultaneously. I came back home and initially checked the fuses for both headlights, finding that both fuses were in working order. I then removed each headlight bulb from the casing to see if they had burned out. Both bulbs appear to be perfectly fine with the coil inside the bulb being undamaged. I then check the headlight connectors and made sure that each was free of any material that may interrupt connection. I called my local Honda dealership this morning and the service manager said it sounded like a bad headlight switch, which I am now going to have to pay $163 to replace. I will keep the faulty switch so that if the NHTSA would like to investigate I would be more than happy to send if it leads to a vehicle recall for this particular equipment failure.

- Lawrence, KS, USA

problem #29

Feb 032012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 143,900 miles
Both low beam headlights quit working simultaneously. The high beams still work. I have checked the headlight bulbs and the fuses for the headlights as all appear normal. I have also made sure that the connectors for the headlights were free of any type of material that would hinder connection.

- Lawrence, KS, USA

problem #28

Jan 022012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 155,000 miles
Low beams quit working. High beams continue to work. By searching online seems like quite a problem with the 2002 model.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #27

Nov 192007

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 105,452 miles
Multiple problems with low beam headlights going out - high beams continued to work in all instances. First incident 11/19/2007 replaced part of wiring harness due to the wiring harness had melted. 9/20/2010 low beams went out again - replaced the headlight switch. 3/7/11 low beams out again - replaced the headlamp switch. 6/2/11 low beams out again - replaced the multiplex control module. 12/2/11 low beams out again - in shop disconnected and connected wiring - low beams working. 12/24/11 low beams went out. 12/25/11 low beams came back on by themselves. 1/4/2012 low beams out again - in shop checked connections. Picked up car low beams working. 1/5/2012 - low beams out again. Approximately 3 other visits to a mechanic - connections unplugged and replugged to get low beams working again. Also at least 5 other instances where the low beams went out and came back on before I could get the CR-V to a mechanic. 9/2011 motor trends magazine reports issue of low beams headlights going out on Honda CR-V models 2002 - 2005. I have spent over $1000 trying to get this issue resolved. Issue with wiring harness melting sounds very much like the recall that Honda issued for the fit - 'wiring harnesses for the headlamp control switch - the connector could overheat and fail, rendering the low-beam lamps inoperable. Honda notes that high-beam headlamp functionality is not impeded by this issue.'

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #26

Jan 022012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
I have been having trouble with my low beam head lighting system this morning I have no low beam lights at all. In reviewing Honda forums there is a lot of problems with the low beam lights and Honda has recalled the civic's for this problem. I took my vehicle to darling's Honda and the diagnosis is the switch and connector in the steering column has melted and this is the same system that is used in the civic but the CR-V's were not recalled and there is no plan on having that done. My only recourse is to pay out of pocket for Honda's mistake. I would like to have Honda reimburse me for my expense but darling's is not at Liberty to do that I use my CR-V to deliver newspapers at 1 am and need to replace this on my own.

- Hudson, ME, USA

problem #25

Dec 122011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 178,668 miles
Both low beam headlights would not turn on tonight when I got into the car to drive home from work after dark. Fog lights also will not turn on. High beam headlights work. No blown fuses. Slight burning smell in passenger compartment. Both low beam headlights and both fog lights worked yesterday. Have not had this problem checked by dealer or mechanic yet. Left headlight was replaced two months ago, right headlight was replaced one month ago, both by local Honda dealer. I bought this Honda CR-V ex new in 2002 and have never had this problem before. I had the Honda dealer add fog lights to this CR-V in 2004. Really was surprised to find that both low beams and both fog lights failed at the same time. Updated 02/24/12

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #24

Dec 082011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Low beam on passenger side headlight browned out to almost no light. It has taken several light bulbs over past few years. Upon my inspection, found harness plug for light bulb was charred and damaged.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #23

Nov 012011

CR-V

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda CR-V. the contact stated the low beam headlights failed. The contact inspected the vehicle and found that the connector for the headlights had burned out. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 114,000.

- Chico, CA, USA

problem #22

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

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