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3.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,925 miles

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2003 Honda CR-V engine problems

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2003 Honda CR-V Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Oct 122004

CR-V

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Concerned with recent reports of fires associated with 2003 vehicle8N`sugest NHTSA reopen investigation possible design flaw of vehicle. Consumers responded to an article in the New York times in reference to fires that have occurred in vehicles like the vehicle they own. They found 80 CRV's nationwide suddenly without warning fill up with smoke leaving just moments for passengers to escape before the cars were engulfed into flames and destroyed.

- West Orange, NJ, USA

problem #8

Oct 082004

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle is leaking oil whenever it is parked. However, the oil leak gets worse whenever the vehicle is in motion.......vehicle was smoking and leaking oil from oil filter. Dealing did not identify cause, but told consumer to look for oil leaks.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #7

Oct 082004

CR-V 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,700 miles
While driving, the vehicle caught fire. The oil was changed on yesterday. The consumer was waiting for a response from the manufacturer.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #6

Sep 222004

CR-V

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving 50 mph engine began to produce thick black smoke. Dealer stated the oil plug was missing, and all the oil leaked from the engine.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #5

Sep 032003

CR-V 4WD

  • miles
Engine light illuminated and vehicle started bucking. The check engine light would continually come on, the vehicle would intermittently buck, smoke then shut off, oil was in the filter and the gasket blew out, the vtec system malfunctioned along with faulty solenoid valves, and the oil level was excessively low.

- Troy, NY, USA

problem #4

Jul 082003

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
While driving at 40 mph and after the very first oil change consumer felt the vehicle trembled violently. Vehicle was pulled over, and the consumer smelled something burning. Also, consumer saw that oil was dripping out of the vehicle. There had been a report on television concerning the oil filter. The problem with this vehicle was that the mechanic neglected to return the oil pan plug.

- New Paltz, NY, USA

problem #3

Sep 202003

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 4,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Shortly after the first oil change was performed, smoke starting coming from the engine while driving home. This occurred because the oil filter was installed with the exciting O-rings, thus creating an oil leak. The oil dripped on the exhaust. This could result in an engine fire. To avoid this from recurring when an the oil filter and the O-rings had to be replaced.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 252003

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,401 miles
After an oil change on my 2003 Honda CR-V, the oil leaked out from the filter locatiion on the back side of the vehicle and the vehicle caught on fire and saturated the underside of the car with oil prompting a complete change on the computer and O2 sensors and other components.

- Holly Springs, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 172003

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,150 miles
I brought my 2003 Honda CR-V ex model in to Maine mall Honda in South portland, Maine for routine 10,000 mile scheduled maintenance, which includes changing the oil, rotating tires and inspecting fluid levels. Within 5 miles of leaving the dealers location, the engine caught fire and the car was a total loss. I first noticed smole by looking in the rear view mirror approxiamtely 2 miles after leaving the dealers location. Thinking it was just some spilled oil, I kept on driving until I noticed the low oil light come on the dashboard. I pulled the car over and smelled oil. At that point I opened the hood of the car and saw flames in the engine. The Maine state police arrived within 5 minutes and determined that the fire was too far progreesed to save the car. The South portland and scarborough Maine fire departments arrived within 10 minutes to put out the fire.

- North Yarmouth, ME, USA

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