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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,473 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 232011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Honda CR-V. the contact was driving 55 mph when the low beam headlights failed without any warning. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who diagnosed that the wiring harness had burned. As a result, the wiring harness would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 120,000. The consumer stated the headlights went out while driving. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop where they discovered a wire had overheated and melted the harness inside the steering wheel.

- Kinsale, VA, USA

problem #2

Sep 262004

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 6,200 miles
Bought new Honda CRV in may of 2004. On September 26, 2004 while driving the vehicle, it burst into flames. It only had 6,500 miles on it. Vehicle was damaged beyond repair. Honda will not claim responsibility and said that it was not a warranty issue, although they have never even seen the vehicle.

- N Fond Du Lac, WI, USA

problem #1

Aug 062003

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,219 miles
I just recieved my first oil change at shockley Honda in frederick Maryland on my Honda CRV. After driving for about 2 miles my car started to smoke out the back. When I stopped the vehicle, flames shout the hood of my vehicle. The engine compartment was on fire. I called the fire department. The dealer did replace some of the burnt parts in the engine compartment but did not replace the wiring harness. Had to buy a new CRV because of this damage. I had substantial expenses not remimbursed by Honda.

- Frederick, MD, USA

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