Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
50,925 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. repair condenser (1 reports)
2004 Honda CR-V AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2004 Honda CR-V:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2004 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 192008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,850 miles


Ok, as we are driving down I-71 it sounds like rocks in a popcorn popper. Air-conditioner quits working. Costs us $1500 to fix. This is my first Honda (had bought 2 Civics for the kids) and I loved this car until this happened. Never have had a repair bill costing this much in any other car we have ever owned. Previously had driven General Motors. Always thought I'd drive a CRV from here on out, but now I'm re-thinking those thoughts! Bought the Honda because I thought that it was a better vehicle. Just got on here to see if anyone else had this complaint. I am thoroughly discussed with Hondas.

- , Wooster, O, USA

problem #1

Jun 012008

CR-V LX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles

The a/c was working fine when I parked my car and when I restarted the car and drove to go to work I heard a weird sound and the a/c was only blowing hot air. I called the dealer to set-up an appointment and they said it will cost $110 just to look at it even though I have an extended warranty. Service rep told me the likely problem was road debris damaged my compressor. How is that even possible when I have never taken my car off road and have never ran over any large objects. And how could she so easily come up with a reason for the problem when they have not even looked at my car yet? Now I find out it is actually a common problem and Honda is being pressured to issue a recall. Compressors on CR-Vs apparently blow up on its own due to clutch problems. I'm afraid this is the problem and the dealer has come up with a ready made excuse because it would be difficult to prove it wasn't road debris that caused the damage.

- , Honolulu, HI, USA

Not what you are looking for?