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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,185 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 fuel system problems

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2004 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 222015


  • 126,888 miles


This has happened more then once. I would be getting gas, and when the pump clicked to indicate that it was full I would take the nozzle out and the gas would come spilling out of the tank all over the side of the car and down the tire. This is very concerning to me. Im affraid of a fire. I haven't taken it to my mechanic yet. I have seen several complaints about this. I really hope Honda looks into this.

- Cleona , PA, USA

problem #5

May 162011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
The gas overflows when filling the tank. It literally fountains out of the tank. The gas runs down the side of the car onto the tires and brakes. I am very concerned about the risk of fire when that gas hits hot brakes. I see several other complaints about the same problem on various websites, including Honda's site. I bought the car new in 2004. I had no problem for a year. Then suddenly the gas overflowed one day when filling the tank. I took the vehicle to the dealership immediately. They couldn't replicate the problem and said there was nothing they could do. Over the next four or five years the gas overflowed sporadically, probably 3 or 4 times over five years. I almost always use marathon gas. I don't overfill the tank. When the pump clicks off, I typically wait a second, and then remove the nozzle. I will put the nozzle back on the pump and then turn to put the gas cap on, and sporadically, I find the gas literally fountaining out of the tank. In June or July 2009, it happened again on a very hot day and I was extremely concerned. I drove immediately to the dealership again and this time they informed me that a valve, integral to the gas tank, had gone bad and that the entire tank would have to be replaced. That was done. All was fine for the next 20 months. But just last week, the same problem happened again. I am very, very concerned about a possible fireball happening because the gasoline fountains out of the tank, runs down the side of the car, hitting the tires and brakes, and then pools onto the ground. I've had probably a half liter of gasoline fountain out like that. Please look at the other complaints that have been filed. This is truly a safety hazard. I am beginning to think it would be safer for me to have my child outside of the car when refueling this vehicle. It's truly scary when it happens. Thank you very much for looking into this problem. I am waiting for Honda's resolution and repair now.

- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA

problem #4

Jan 102009


  • 70,000 miles
Bought a 2004 Honda CRV. Warning light indicated problem with gas cap but dealer couldn't specify cause. Can't add any gas after it initially stops, regardless of how full tank is, otherwise spillage occurs.

- Providence, RI, USA

problem #3

Jun 152008


  • 74,346 miles


Check engine light came on. Brought the car to the dealer. Was told the oxygen sensor needed to be replaced (sensor #1) at a cost of $498.

- Woodside, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 102006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,847 miles
About 2 weeks ago my Honda CR-V 2004 stalled in a car wash and wouldn't start. After about 20 minutes I was able to get it started. Since then my CR-V has had trouble starting. I've also noticed my heater not working as effectively and just recently the car started to over heat. I took it to the mechanic immediately. After a day they said I had gotten water in my gas tank and a water bubble in my coolant system. They flushed everything out, dried it and replaced my coolant. So far my car seems to be running smoothly again.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #1

Sep 122004

CR-V 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30 miles
I just bought my Honda CRV on 09/09/04, in third day I found that the washer container or bottle leak the liquid in the drainer neck, because the connection of the neck and the bottle has no washer rubber to stop the liquid from leaking. I call for repair but excuse for waiting the parts, it seems this is unreasonable.

- Forest Hills, NY, USA

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