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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
122,550 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2003 Honda CR-V body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 012013


  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,500 miles


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clear coat peeling clear coat peeling

This car was manufactured in the UK, I believe. The ones made in Japan from the same year do not have this problem. I think it is due to the poor quality of the paint or primer!

- , Boulder, CO, USA

problem #3

Jan 152014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles

While my vehicle is a 2003, they replaced the hood when I purchased it in 2007. I took it to the dealer in early 2014 to ask about the long strips of clear coat that were peeling from the hood, since I never had those problems with my previous Honda. He looked and told me that it was well out of warranty and there was nothing he could do. It has started with the same problem around the rear window on the rear door. As I read more on-line, it sounds like this is a pretty widespread problem. Honda's failure to own the problem means that I will not buy another Honda.

- , Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 012012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

In searching the internet I see this is a somewhat common problem with Hondas of this age..... but normal wear and tear should not have caused this.

- , Bellbrook, OH, USA

problem #1

May 082007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,700 miles

The clear coat is peeling off the drivers side of my vehicle. It started 4 years ago when the car was only 4 years old, it comes off in sheets and is an eye sore. I get the run around when dealing with the manufacturer stating it's my fault yet my eye is attune to countless Honda's who share the same problem. Does Honda attract faulty customers? I think not, the issue is with the company and I really would like to have it resolved especially since it's paid for. I know this that Toyota will be my first choice in the next vehicle purchase, no more Honda's for me unless they stand behind their products. Thanks for listening.

- , Panama City, FL, USA

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