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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
171,333 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. got it replaced (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2003 Honda CR-V exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2003 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 262016

CR-V 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 232,000 miles


My car just failed inspection due to the catalytic convertor. This is going to be my second time replacing the convertor. I had it replaced in 2011. You mean to tell me it needs to be replaced AGAIN!!! Hell no

- , Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #2

Apr 012013


  • 140,000 miles

This failed and was fixed, then failed a second time.

- , Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #1

Jun 182012


  • Manual transmission
  • 142,000 miles

This was a precursor to my Evaporation Core and Condenser needing to be replaced the week after I paid $800 to replace the catalytic convertor. After everything I've put into this car, I kinda threw my hands up and said screw it, so I've gone without air conditioning for the past 3 weeks when the temperature has consistently remained above 100 degrees. Spark plugs, heater fan, compressor, expansion block, door motor, wiper motor, 2 sets of rotors, a new engine, a new clutch, a catalytic convertor, and soon to be the evaporation core and condenser. Never again Honda!

- , Cincinnati, OH, USA

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