Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
128,750 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2003 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 052009


  • 108,000 miles


In 2003, we bought a new Honda CRV. The vehicle has performed wonderfully. We took it in for its 110,000 mile service and we were told the air conditioner was inoperable. The pump was seized. We asked if this was common and the service manager said that it's " a higher incidence than Honda likes." I went online and was appalled at the number of identical complaints. I heard a growling noise in October (the last time we used the ac) which was the ac pump seizing up. This is epidemic according to the online forums (I searched 'Honda ac problems' and was overwhelmed) and needs to be addressed. The dealership quoted $3000+- to fix it.

- Redding, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 152008


  • 149,500 miles
A/C compressor "implode" on my Honda CR-V (2003) ex model. Will cost outrageous amount to fix and have read at least 800 complaints about similar issues at edmunds and other on-line car talk blogs and chat rooms. Honda should fix this problem for its loyal customers.

- Bowling Green, OH, USA

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