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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,000 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.

2004 Honda CR-V accessories - exterior problems

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2004 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 152013


  • 95,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Honda CR-V. while the vehicle was parked, the rear passenger door and tailgate door locks would not engage and the vehicle failed to start. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000.

- St Pete Beach, FL, USA

problem #6

Feb 112014


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while the vehicle was unoccupied, parked and powered on, the doors locked independently. The contact was locked out of the vehicle. The failure was sporadic. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or an independent mechanic for diagnosis or repairs. The manufacturer had not been made aware of the problem. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Tehachapi, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 112013


  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the front passenger and driver's side power door locks failed to latch and unlatch when being accessed. In addition, the rear passenger's side power door lock would not function when entering and exiting the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 87,000.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #4

May 012012


  • 150,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the power door locks would activate independently and without her using the key. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer or an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 150,000. The current mileage was unknown.

- Burmingham, AL, USA

problem #3

Jul 272009


  • miles
Faulty door lock actuators in Honda CRV. Three of my door lock actuators have failed since purchasing the vehicle new. The driver side door failed within 5 yrs, then the passenger side door, and now one of the rear doors. The car is not driven often and has under 70,000 miles on it. A failure of 3 doors causes great concern of quality and safety.

- Braintree, MA, USA

problem #2

Jul 262011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 79,000 miles
The door locking system does not work. From the driver or passenger side door-lock open or lock any doors in the car. The remote door keys do not work at all. The door locking mechanism seems to be completely broken. This is the 2nd Honda CR-V which I have seen this from. This becomes a safety hazard if the door mechanism is not working correctly.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 162004

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
Our client, wilson sanchez, was driving his 2004 CR-V MPV when it slid on ice and rolled onto its roof. The removable picnic table, a standard accessory in that model vehicle, fell out of its retained position in the rear cargo area and struck Mr. Sanchez on the left side of his head behind his ear. He received serious injuries. The table design does not secure it in place in a rollover.

- Cheshire, CT, USA

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