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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,667 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 exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2003 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 032008


  • 65,000 miles


Air condition compressor failed and destroyed the entire air conditioning system. Two oxygen sensors for the emissions part of the vehicle failed. Transmission sensor failed. Engine light stays on. Honda 2003 CRV

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 132006

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
: the consumer stated the strike plate for the catalytic converter was hanging from the bottom of the vehicle. The entire exhaust system rusted and needed to be replaced. There were no indicators of a problem with the exhaust system. This vehicle is not in a salt belt state.

- Oldsmar, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 132004


  • miles
2003 Honda CRV, ann morris driving to work alone, approximately 7.30am, smelt a gas type smell in side car and then noticed smoke coming out of underneath the dashboard. Immediately ann pull of the road into a near by K-mart plaza. Ann then called aaa for assistance. The CRV was taken by a aaa agent to the nearest Honda dealer, lanier Honda, near buford, ga. Honda found no problem with vehicle, only a leaky oil filter. The CRV oil was changed in July at the walmart in suwanee, ga. This was the second oil change, at the same walmart. It was noticed that oil was leaking following the second oil change with oil stains under the car in the garage, immediately following the 2nd oil change, but the it stopped or seemed too. I will be in contact with Honda as my wife and I are seriously concerned. Although my wife only saw smoke, there is no smoke without fire!!! the suituation make us were nervous... ann & bob morris - Oct 15, 2004

- Suwanee, GA, USA

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