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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,000 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.

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2002 Honda CR-V transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 012002

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. after parking the vehicle, it was impossible to shift the gear lever out of park. The contact had to continuously depress the brake pedal and force the gear out of park multiple times. The dealer stated that the brake switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #2

Jun 012003

CR-V 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
The gear shifter became hard to shift at times, the consumer was told to make sure the brake was pressed hard enough when the gear was placed into park or being taken out of park. Three weeks later the check engine light illuminated and the vehicle rolled while still in park, the vehicle was taken back to the dealer and the consumer was told the part was exposed to elements which caused it to rust.

- Beverly, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 082002

CR-V 4WD

  • 5,000 miles
While I was shopping, my parked CRV popped out of gear, going from park to neutral. It then rolled backwards into another parked vehicle. I left my CRV in park, and it is impossible to have removed the key unless it was in park. Honda readily agrees this to be the case. Honda has torn my car apart, searching for the cause, and come up with nothing. Subsequently, I have seen many news reports of Honda's "popping" out of gear, and I am afraid. I drive a treacherous mountain/canyon road to and from work each day; I cannot afford to have this happen on that road, for all reports indicate that the driver loses control of the vehicle when it happens. I am thankful that my CRV was parked when it popped out of gear.

- Calabasas, CA, USA

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