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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
97,333 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2003 Honda CR-V engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 012013


  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


I have the oil changed about every 3-5K miles. I drive about 1200 miles per month. the car runs great....I replaced my PVC valve and it made no difference...

the dealer says its my fault or wear and tear...the only thing they can do is tear it down....I have 140K miles on it.

they say the rings need to be oil on the garage floor....the car has zero power...

i don't see any smoke coming out the back of my car..does not happen even when i start the car...although the inside of my tail pipe is black....

i will take any assistance...the dealer says my catalytic converter may be clogged....not sure if it makes sense to change it without figuring out what the prob is....the new one would get clogged as well.

it would be ok to contact me at my email at

- , Mcfarland, WI, USA

problem #2

Jul 232012

CR-V ES 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles

Bought crv in july used 81000+/- noticed oil consumption dirty after 1 week brought back to dealer mechanic at least 2-3 times mechanic said no problem no leaks nothing on exhaust pipe don't worry. currently going thru 1 qt every 800 miles or so right after change oil is very dirty. very concerned see a lot of problems with these 03 Hondas should I get rid of it b4 100,000 really want my Toyota back 4wd truck 212000 never leaked oil but frame rotted. help please, will get involved with petition to Honda if necessary, anyone now of any?

- , Wales, MA, USA

problem #1

May 072008

CR-V EX 4 cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 90,000 miles

I have taken the car to the local dealer several times and they have not found why my car is burning oil. When it gets too low the engine light goes on and the manual transmission disengages at 3000 RPM in each gear. This scared the heck out of me and I want to know why a Honda would burn oil like this. I only have 100,000 miles on it and I expect it to go to 200,000 with no problems.

- , Akron, OH, USA

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