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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
153,747 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.

2003 Honda CR-V drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 022013


  • 169,000 miles


Check engine light goes on and off repeatedly with P0402 catalytic converter not functioning efficiently. Has been going on for two years. Passed smog.

- Cotati, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 152012


  • 250,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the vehicle emitted a loud noise and he was unable to control the vehicle. The contact stopped on the shoulder and saw that the drive shaft had separated from the rear differential. The vehicle was then towed to a repair shop. The vehicle was inspected and it was determined that the failure was related to wear and tear. In order to repair vehicle, the drive shaft needed replacement. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure and current mileages were 250,000.

- Crown Point, IN, USA

problem #1

Apr 202010


  • 42,240 miles
The throttle assembly had to be replaced in my 2003 Honda CRV at 42,240 miles although I had carefully had dealer servicing on a regular basis.

- Conway, AR, USA

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