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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,000 miles

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2003 Honda CR-V transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 232007

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 41,000 miles


Vehicle: 2003 Honda CRV with 5 speed manual transimission. On January 23, 2007 during normal driving the manual transmission on the vehicle failed. The symptom of the problem was that the vehicle popped out of the gear that it was engaged in without any warning. The car was brought to a complete stop, and the operator was able get the car into 2 gear only. The vehicle was towed to a Honda dealership where it remained for two months while the problem was diagnosed and repaired. The followingwas a list of parts that were replaced which did not resolve the problem: Manual clutch, manual transmission, pressure plate and clutch cables. Th owner was informed that the problem had to do with the thrust bearings and thrust washers being worn and it would require the short block to be replaced. All work was completed at a Honda dealer. Honda had to engage a Honda certified tech to review the vechicle to determine the cause of the problem.

- Shrewsbury, MA, USA

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