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Recall List for the 2002 Honda CR-V

Official recalls have been issued for the 2002 Honda CR-V by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Honda service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Honda customer service.

  1. 2002 Honda CR-V AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL NHTSA Campaign #15V370000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 15, 2015
    • Vehicles Affected: 3,399,384

    Summary: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2001-2005 Honda Civic vehicles manufactured March 21, 2000, to January 20, 2005, 2001-2004 Honda Civic GX vehicles manufactured June 14, 2000, to August 19, 2004, 2003-2005 Honda Civic Hybrid vehicles manufactured February 24, 2002, to January 18, 2005, 2003-2007 Honda Accord vehicles manufactured February 21, 2002, to August 28, 2007, 2002-2004 Honda CR-V vehicles, 2002-2003 Honda Odyssey vehicles manufactured June 19, 2001, to July 12, 2003, 2003 Acura MDX vehicles manufactured September 19, 2002, to June 19, 2003, 2003 Honda Element vehicles manufactured June 25, 2002, to July 31, 2003, and 2003 Honda Pilot vehicles manufactured November 26, 2001, to August 21, 2003. The affected vehicles have a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment.

    Consequence: In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the passenger seat occupant or other occupants possibly causing serious injury or death.

    Actions: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on July 1, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are JS1 and JS2. Note: Vehicles that have already received a replacement passenger air bag inflator as part of the recall remedy for an earlier campaign such as 14V353 or 14V700 (Honda recall numbers S95, JH6, JH7, JH8, JH9, JJ0, JJ1, JJ2, JJ6, JM5 and JM6) are not included in this recall. However, this recall does supersede 13V132 and 14V349. Note: On December 18, 2015 Honda informed NHTSA of an expansion of this recall to include certain model year 2004 Honda CR-V vehicles in addition to additional model year 2003 CR-V vehicles. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V370000 »

  2. 2002 Honda CR-V AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE NHTSA Campaign #15V320000

    • Date Announced: MAY 28, 2015
    • Vehicles Affected: 6,281,043

    Summary: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2001-2007 Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2001-2004 Honda Civic GX, 2003-2005 Honda Civic Hybrid, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, 2006 Ridgeline, 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2003-2006 Acura MDX, and 2002-2003 Acura 3.2TL vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion and other factors, including manufacturing variability that, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.

    Consequence: In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

    Actions: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on July 1, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238, select option 4. Note: Vehicles that have had their driver frontal air bag replaced previously as part of a recall remedy prior to September 12, 2014 need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well. Vehicles that, on or after September 12, 2014, received a remedy for a prior driver frontal air bag inflator recall already received an inflator of a different design, and therefore are not included in this recall and do not require additional servicing. Note: This recall fully supersedes recalls 08V-593, 09V-259, 10V-041, 11V-260, 14V-351 and 15V-153. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V320000 »

  3. 2002 Honda CR-V AIR BAGS NHTSA Campaign #14V700000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 04, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 223,602

    Summary: American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2001-2005 Honda Civic, 2003-2004 Civic CNG and Element, 2002-2005 CR-V, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2005 Accord, Pilot, Civic Hybrid, and Acura MDX, 2005 Acura RL and 2006 Honda Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Saipan, Guam, and American Samoa are addressed by this recall. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

    Consequence: In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger¿s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

    Actions: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began January 26, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V700000 »

  4. 2002 Honda CR-V ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS NHTSA Campaign #12V486000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 05, 2012
    • Vehicles Affected: 268,655

    Summary: Honda is recalling certain model year 2002-2006 CR-V passenger vehicles, manufactured from February 19, 2002, through July 28, 2006. The driver-side power window switch may fail or melt.

    Consequence: If the switch fails, it could overheat, smoke, and cause a fire. A switch failure, and a fire, could occur even if the vehicle is not in use. As a precaution, owners are advised to park outside until the recall repair has been performed.

    Actions: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the switches, as necessary, free of charge. The safety recall began on November 2, 2012. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #12V486000 »

  5. 2002 Honda CR-V EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH NHTSA Campaign #12V136000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 30, 2012
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,375,217

    Summary: Honda is recalling certain model year 2002 through 2004 CR-V; model year 2003 through 2005 Pilot; and model year 2002 and 2003 civic vehicles. In March 2012, Honda filed a defect report to recall certain model year 2002 through 2004 CR-V and certain model year 2003 Pilot vehicles. In August 2012, Honda informed the Agency that it was including an additional 820,789 vehicles including certain model year 2004 and 2005 Pilot and model year 2002 and 2003 civics. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 1,375,217. Due to tension from the combination switch wiring harness, wear on the surface of the electrical terminal can occur, yielding copper oxide, which increases electrical resistance. Increased electrical resistance may cause the terminal ends to melt within the wiring harness connector.

    Consequence: If the terminal ends melt within the wiring harness connector, the low beam headlights may become inoperative, reducing driver visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will repair the low beam terminal harness or replace the lighting switch as necessary, free of charge. The original recall began in April 2012. Owners of vehicles involved in the September 2012 expansion will be notified in September 2012. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #12V136000 »

  6. 2002 Honda CR-V VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR NHTSA Campaign #07E104000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 11, 2007
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,657

    Summary: Certain curved tempered replacement glass manufactured by hangzhou safety glass ltd and supplied to safelite by auto temp Inc., identified as dot-430, and sold for use on certain domestic and foreign vehicles may not break into small pieces as expected of tempered glass and fails to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 205, "glazing materials."

    Consequence: In the event of a vehicle crash, the occupant(s) may be seriously injured by shattered glass.

    Actions: Safelite will notify its retail customers and replace the glass free of charge. Retail customers can contact safelite toll free at 1-888-843-2906. Safelite will notify its wholesale customers and reimburse wholesale customers for current inventory and at a specified rate for replacing their customer's glass. Wholesale customers can contact safelite's wholesale division, service autoglass toll free at 1-888-246-6298. The recall began on January 15, 2008. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07E104000 »

  7. 2002 Honda CR-V AIR BAGS:FRONTAL NHTSA Campaign #04V255000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 07, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 130,617

    Summary: On certain sport utility vehicles, the wire harness of the driver's front air bag was incorrectly wired.

    Consequence: In the event of a crash, the air bag inflation rate would be incorrect, which could increase the risk of injury to the driver.

    Actions: Dealers will repair the wiring. Owner notification began on June 16, 2004. Owners should contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V255000 »

  8. 2002 Honda CR-V ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH NHTSA Campaign #03V422000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 27, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 76,988

    Summary: On certain sport utility vehicles, metal particles in the key cylinder body could interfere with the interlock lever operation, making it possible to remove the ignition key without shifting the transmission to "park."

    Consequence: If the vehicle operator does not shift to "park" before removing the key and fails to engage the parking brake, the vehicle could roll and a crash could occur.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect and test ignition switches for contamination interference. Any switches that fail the test will be repaired. Owner notification began on novenber 3, 2003. Owners should contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V422000 »

  9. 2002 Honda CR-V POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NHTSA Campaign #03V274000

    • Date Announced: JULY 29, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 247,019

    Summary: On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions, excessive corrosion of the shift cable linkage could prevent the driver from shifting the automatic transmission into park.

    Consequence: If the vehicle operator fails to engage the parking brake, the vehicle could roll and a crash could occur. Dealers will inspect the shift cable linkage for corrosion. If corrosion causes binding, they will replace the shift cable.

    Actions: Dealers will also install a new corrosion-resistant control pin. Owner notification began on August 19, 2003. Owners should contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V274000 »

  10. 2002 Honda CR-V SEATS NHTSA Campaign #02V251000

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 17, 2002
    • Vehicles Affected: 2

    Summary: On certain sport utility vehicles, the front seat anchorage nut strength is insufficient because the nuts were installed improperly.

    Consequence: If a collision occurred, the seat anchorage would not withstand the force, and the front seat occupants would not be restrained properly.

    Actions: Telephone calls were made to each owner and the vehicles have been replaced. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V251000 »

  11. 2002 Honda CR-V SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WEBBING NHTSA Campaign #01V351000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 26, 2001
    • Vehicles Affected: 6,744

    Summary: Vehicle description: Sport utility vehicles equipped with automatic seat belt pretensions. The CR-V is equipped with two seat belt pretensioners - retractor and buckle - in both the driver and front passenger seating positions. Some buckle pretensioners use a part that restricts the full motion of the mechanism.

    Consequence: If these pretensioners activate in a crash, the seat belt could unlatch, leaving the front seat occupants unrestrained.

    Actions: Dealers will repair both front seat belt buckle pretensioners. Customers will be provided with a rental car. Owners were originally contacted on November 14, 2001. A followup owner notification letter is being mailed during December 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01V351000 »

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