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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,635 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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2003 Honda CR-V brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 262007

CR-V 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,840 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the rear brake pads needed to be replaced and the rotors needed to be resurfaced. The inspector stated that the rear pads had separated from the plate in which they were attached. The contact stated that the pads were purchased with the vehicle. The current mileage is 31,940 and failure mileage was 31,840. The consumer was informed the front pads were ok. Updated 09/05/07.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #3

Sep 252006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
I have now taken my 2003 CRV in for the third time because of vibration in the steering wheel. The first time they machined the rotors and the second time they replaced them. Now, after about 15,000 miles, they are telling me they need to be replaced again. Something has got to be wrong here.

- Marysville, OH, USA

problem #2

Feb 122005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 17,000 miles
From day 1 my brakes did not seem right. I had a very bad vibration in my brakes from probably 15,000 mi. At approximately 17,000mi the dealer machined or turned the rotors and replaced the brake pads. Now again at 35,000mi the vibration in my brakes are back. Dealer wanted to machine and turn the rotors once more, but we argued that this is not normal, a nd they agreed to replace them at 35,600mi. I have done some research and found that there are a lot more Honda owners with this problem. I have always owned Honda in the past and never had this problem.

- Valdese, NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 082003

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,700 miles
Brake caliper did not release, causing the brake padsto wear out prematurely. Consume rtook vehicle to dealer on several occassions, but problem recurred. When the vehicle was stripped down the brakes were completely gone. The consumer stated that there is a design problem in the caliper system in which brakes do not fully retract causing both pads and rotors to quietly wear away. The consumers brakes were metal on metal. Dealership was no longer in business so the consumers warranty was null and void.

- Madrid, NY, USA

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