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2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,030 miles

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2004 Honda CR-V lights problems

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2004 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 012013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2004 Honda CRV. Consumer writes in regards to recall notices concerning low beam headlight circuit and airbag inflator. The consumer scheduled an appointment for the two recalls notices he received in the mail. However, when he arrived at the dealer, he was informed the vehicle was no longer under warranty and they could not perform the work needed at no charge. The dealer stated Honda would not absorb the cost for the air bag recall, but they would instead. The air bag recall, was performed but the headlights campaign was not. The consumer believed the reason for Honda not taking responsibility for the recalls, was because the vehicle had been in a previous accident and was deemed totaled, because the air bags had deployed. The consumer stated he repaired the vehicle with oem Honda parts and repaired it back to oem specifications.

- Avon, IN, USA

problem #4

Nov 092011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 125,251 miles
While driving at night my low beams stopped working and I could smell smoke. It was very dangerous to just all of the sudden have your lights go out. I couldn't see and others couldn't see me. I turned off the light switch, and the smoke smell dissipated. My high beams still worked. I got online after the incident and realized that I was not alone with this exact type of problem. The problem has been isolated by several other CR-V owners as an electrical problem involving the wiring harness that plugs into the headlight/turn signal switch. In addition, I found an article stating that the NHTSA has opened an investigation of this problem (NHTSA recall campaign number EA11012). A call to a Honda dealership resulted in a very expensive quote to replace the whole harness (several hundreds of dollars). I feel that this particular problem is a safety hazard, and that Honda should issue a recall to fix the problem. Updated 12/19/11

- Merrimac, MA, USA

problem #3

Oct 042011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
Both headlights low beam went out simultaneously without any precondition warning. New light bulbs does not fix the problem. High beams work. An electrical condition suspected but not fixed yet. Checked with dealer not aware of this condition or any recall. Updated 03/21/12

- Enfield , CT, USA

problem #2

Jun 012011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 89,900 miles
Both headlights (low beam) went out simultaneously due to an overheated connection between the headlight switch assembly and wiring harness (plug). Updated 12/12/11 pictures received 04/20/12

- Everett, WA, USA

problem #1

May 152008

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Honda CR-V. the contact stated the low beam headlights stopped working sporadically. The failure occurred several times and as temporary fix she verified the fuse were damaged and replaced the headlights. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 110,000 and the current mileage was 230,000. Updated 11/23/11 updated 12/05/11

- Pittsfield , VT, USA

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