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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
12 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
12 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,368 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #19

Sep 012012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2003 Honda CRV. Consumer states problem with vehicle air bag light illuminating. The dealer informed the consumer the air bag module needed to be replaced at a cost of $800. Updated 10/10/12

- West Yellowstone, MT, USA

problem #18

Nov 242009

CR-V

  • miles
Cpsc# I1170403A 2003 Honda CRV. Front and side airbags didn't deploy after high impact side collision.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #17

Nov 102009

CR-V

  • 100,000 miles
I was involved in two separate accidents involving animals and the airbags did not deploy. November 2009 a head on deer collision at 70 miles per hour. Vehicle had over $5000 worth of damage. December 2010 a turkey was hit head on in flight at 60 miles per hour with no airbag deployment. We felt that the airbags should have deployed and are very concerned with safety in a more serious non-giving collision.

- Hart, MI, USA

problem #16

May 012010

CR-V

  • 75,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the coolant leaked which caused the air conditioning compressor to fail. The steering column overheated. The passenger air bag light illuminated with or without a passenger in the seat. The cruise control activated suddenly at times. The oxygen sensor light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop but the exact causes of these failures could not be determined. The contact called the manufacturer who advised her to take the vehicle to an authorized dealer. The failure mileage was approximately 75,000 and the current mileage was approximately 77,000.

- Lafayette, GA, USA

problem #15

Jul 272009

(reported on)

CR-V

  • miles
2003 Honda CRV. Air bag light is on and consumer wants to know if this is a safety issue that should be covered by the manufacturer.

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #14

Mar 012004

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I was hit head-on by a mid-sized sedan which drilled my license plate back to the firewall. The driver's side airbag failed to deploy, despite the speed (me 45, her 20) and the driver's shoulder harness failed to restrain me. I crushed the steering column with my chest and had to be removed with the jaws of life. Honda sent a technician who declared a faulty seatbelt and faulty airbag sensor. The vehicle sustained over $15,000 damage, was fully repaired, although my insurance paid for it, not Honda. I sustained multiple soft-tissue injuries, broken ribs and a dislocated shoulder. I continue with therapy almost three years later.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #13

Aug 262005

CR-V

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I was involved in a 5 car accident in which my 2003 Honda CRV ex was rear-ended at 60 mph, I was pushed into another vehicle and sustained both front and rear damage totaling over $12,000. My airbag failed to deploy. I am now in physical therapy three times a week for a back injury that occurred upon impact. I also missed a week of work due to my injury. My vehicle has been in the process of being repaired for 3 weeks. It is currently at a dealership and I was told that my seat belt is locked and needs to be replaced and there is a problem with the SRS safety system including my airbags. I was in complete shock that such an impact would not deploy the airbags and now I understand why. Apparently the dearlership at lia Honda in enfield, ct that is doing the safety check were also surprised the airbags did not deploy. I believe I would have walked away without injury if my safety features on my vehicle worked properly.

- East Windsor, CT, USA

problem #12

Jul 312005

CR-V 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles
I had a serious three car accident on July 31, 2005. I hit the rear of a car in front of me at 35-40 mph. I had my seat belt on. My airbag never deployed.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #11

Nov 142003

CR-V 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 7,000 miles
I was hit by a vehicle in November 2003 (while waiting at a traffic light) that was hit by a car that ran a red light which caused $10,000 damage to the front of my car. In the accident my right arm was injured and eventually was operated on. The airbag in my car did not deploy even though the car was hit squarely in the front at a high rate of speed and I think the airbag unit is defective.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #10

Dec 012004

CR-V 4WD

  • miles
The consumer and his wife were involved in two separate accidents in their 2003 Honda CRV and the airbags did not deploy. The vehicle was totaled in the last accident. Recall campaign# 04V255000.

- Edgewater, NJ, USA

problem #9

Jan 182005

CR-V

  • miles

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

Recall campaign' CRV-V SRS cable reel connector. Consumer feel Honda should provide service back home and to pick up car.

- Edgewater, NJ, USA

problem #8

Feb 132005

CR-V 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer's was involved in an front impact accident at 30 mph, and the driver's side air bag did not deploy. The manufacturer was contacted by consumer. The driver's seat belt failed to restrain the driver.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #7

Sep 012004

CR-V

  • miles
The consumer received a recall notice in may for a faulty SRS cable reel connector. The dealer informed the consumer that the part to perform the recall repair was not available. Recall# 04V255000.

- Lawton, OK, USA

problem #6

Jul 132004

CR-V

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles
Consumer was pulling onto the street and was involved in a collision. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Consumer received a recall letter today referring to the air bags.

- Canova, WV, USA

problem #5

May 242004

CR-V

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles
While driving 30 mph vehicle was involved in a collision. Upon impact, dual airbag did not deploy. As a result, driver hit face on the steering wheel, and sustained back and facial injuries.

- Terre Haute, IN, USA

problem #4

May 312004

CR-V

  • 20,000 miles
After rear ending another vehicle 50 at mph front air bags did not deploy. Driver and passenger sustained minor injuries. Honda was notified but did not resolve the problem.

- Clermont, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 012004

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,995 miles
Involved in head-on collision with mid-size sedan, me - 35 mph, her - 15 mph. Car was impacted 2 in left of center of license plate (driver's side) driving radiator up through engine. Passenger's air bag deployed, driver's did not. Driver's shoulder harness failed. Driver received multiple contusions to face, chest, pelvis and sprained neck and upper & lower back.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 072003

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Steering wheel and air bag. Position either puts driver at risk of injury from air bag, or driver cannot see the dash gauges. Both are serious design flaws (and potentially safety issues) on this vehicle, 2003 Honda CRV, ex model.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #1

Jul 162003

(reported on)

CR-V

  • miles
While traveling at 30 mph another vehicle ran a stop sign, causing consumer to lose control. Vehicle was airborne, landing on a telephone pole. None of the vehicles airbags deployed.

- Navada City, CA, USA

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