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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,885 miles

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2002 Honda CR-V transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #13

Jul 072010

CR-V

  • 36,000 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 stated that after parking the vehicle at his residence, he left the key in the ignition and within a few minutes when he returned to take the keys out of the vehicle, it was rolling backwards. The vehicle crashed into another vehicle. No injuries were reported. The police did not respond. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileages were 105,000.

- Buford , GA, USA

problem #12

Mar 132007

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
- while stopped at a traffic light the contact put the 2002 Honda CR-V into park and then switched the gear back to drive, but the shift locked into gear and would not switch over to drive. The contact had experienced the failure 3 times this year. The contact took vehicle to the dealership, and they replaced a fuse. The contact was not sure which fuse they replaced because he did not have a copy of the invoice. The failure mileage was 52,000 and the current mileage was 52,000. Update

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #11

Mar 102006

CR-V 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 50 mph the engine revved. The vehicle was taken to the dealership for inspection. They determined the transmission was cracked and replaced the transmission, range sensor, range switch and oxygen sensor which remedied the problem.

- Hermitage, PA, USA

problem #10

Aug 092004

CR-V

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Transmission problems, vehicle hard to shift. The consumer received a recall notice regarding the automatic transmission shift cable. The consumer took the vehicle to have the repair made, in which is was supposedly completed the same day, however on Aug 9th 2004, the vehicle accelerated from a parked position and crashed into a wall. The consumer did not believe the recall was performed completely, however the dealer stated otherwise.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #9

Jul 062004

CR-V 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,456 miles
Prior to turning over 50,000 miles, the transmission failed. While driving down the interstate, the vehicle shuddered and began making a whine. Pulled over immediately and heard the sound of metal pieces rolling around in the transmission no matter what gear vehicle was in. No warning light indication had occurred. Had the vehicle towed to Honda dealer and mechanic stated that the torque converter had failed and the transmission needed to be replaced. Manufacture warranty had expired, estimated cost was 3500 for part and 700 for labor. I feel it should be covered by Honda since a failure should not have occured this soon in the lifespan of the vehicle.

- Mt. Juliet, TN, USA

problem #8

Feb 012004

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,050 miles
My 2002 Honda CRV has only been serviced by Honda dealerships. All maintanence has been performed according to their schedule, yet just after 50,000 miles the dealer says my transmission needs replacement. I was driving at 30 mph and accelerated to pass a car when the vehicle violently shuddered. I pulled over immediately to check the car and found no leaking fluid, no warning lights, but the sound of metal pieces rolling around the transmission when I depress the gas...even with the vehicle in "park." After so many recalls on this vehicle, not to mention other problems that ocurred and were repaired during the warranty, I do not feel confident in my purchase of this vehicle. If a transmission failure of this type were to occur at high speeds, loss of control could have resulted in a crash. Thank goodness traffic was light when this happened!

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #7

Jan 062004

(reported on)

CR-V 4WD

  • miles

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

Concerned about the three safety recall notices on the vehicle. The recalls were concerning the throttle cable, shift cable, and ignition switch key interlock. The consumer doesn't feel safe nor does she feel that she made the correct choice in purchasing the vehicle.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #6

Oct 242003

CR-V 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
This is the 3rd recall on my 2002 Honda CR-V. the 1st was for the power-train-automatic transmission, the 2nd for electrical system-ignition switch, and now it's for the CR-V A/T shift cable. The whole car seems faulty. What are my rights as a consumer" shouldn't they just give me a new car"

- Howard Beach, NY, USA

problem #5

Jun 232003

CR-V 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Safety recall notice for A/T shift cable. The vehicle rolled back and hit the consumer. The consumer reached in the vehicle to take the keys out when this occuerd. The consumer was dragged several yards while holding the door. The vehicle continued moving backwards until it rested against the sidewalk. The consumer received a recall notice after the incident happened.

- Randolph, MA, USA

problem #4

Oct 162003

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
Ignition was accidentally to be turned off and the key removed with the automatic transmission still in drive on 2 occasions up to date.

- Waynesboro, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 062003

CR-V 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

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

Vehicle jumped out of park and crashed into farming equipment on private property. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that some of the transmission parts were corroded. Honda didn't inform the consumer of the recall. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for months with a complaint of difficulty shifting. The consumer was almost rear ended twice because the vehicle wouldn't shift from reverse to drive.

- Westminster, MA, USA

problem #2

Jul 302003

CR-V 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles
Consumer states while vehicle was parked and without any indication it rolled backwards. The mechanic informed the consumer the shift cable was dirty which may have caused the vehicle to roll.

- Brookfield, WI, USA

problem #1

Jan 232002

(reported on)

CR-V 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Twice in the first 6 weeks I have reached for the radio controls and have accidently gotten the sleeve of my coat caught on the gear shifter causing me to shift into neutral from drive. My concern is if this could further and put the vehicle into reverse. This could cause and accident with injuries as well as doing damage to the transmission.

- Westford, MA, USA

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