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1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,283 miles

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2004 Honda CR-V lights problems

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2004 Honda CR-V Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #30

Jan 012015

CR-V

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Honda CR-V. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V700000 (air bags), 14V351000 (air bags), and 12V136000 (exterior lighting); however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Cibolo, TX, USA

problem #29

Jan 162015

CR-V

  • miles
I have gone through 3 separate right low beam headlights in the past three years, got the recall notice for a short in the headlight system, had it fixed, and yet the right headlight keeps going out, even though the bulb is not burned out. Dealer has no idea what is wrong, and believes it to be a fuse issue. This car is absolutely falling apart.

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

problem #28

Feb 272015

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
While driving home tonight, after dark, both low beam headlights went out at the same time. Luckily I was able to switch them to high beam, which worked. Upon arriving home, spoke with my husband who checked and confirmed that both lights would not work, but no evidence they had burnt out. A check on the interned indicated that NHTSA recall # 12V-136 was issued. We have owned this car since new and do not recall receiving any recall notice. A search of this side by VIN number did not show the recall. A search by model number did. We will contact the Honda dealer as soon as they are open.

- Sturgeon Bay, WI, USA

problem #27

Sep 152014

CR-V

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Honda CR-V. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 12V136000 (exterior lighting) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bonita Spirng , FL, USA

problem #26

Jul 172014

CR-V

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that all of the exterior lighting on the vehicle failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Oakfiled, TN, USA

problem #25

Feb 132013

CR-V

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the SRS warning light illuminated. In addition, the low beam headlights would fail frequently where the bulb required replacement. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the SRS unit needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000 and the current mileage was 143,000.

- Novato , CA, USA

problem #24

Oct 012011

CR-V

  • 70,000 miles

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

The air conditioner dash board of my 2004 Honda CRV stopped working one day, with no signs of problems before, the air was on and tried to turn it off and controls didn't work couldn't lower the level of air either, tried to moved the switch back and forward until finally stopped, but the problem continue for months until the point of not been able to turn it off; I have to turn off the engine so my A/C will turn off. Engine light turned on one day and went off in a day or two then happened again like a month later turned on and then off in a couple of days, the problem continued for about 6 months was hard to get diagnose since by the time I was able to take it to check light got off, it got to a point when engine light permanantly stayed on- I took my car to get that checked and gave a very generic code that not specifying the problem.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #23

Apr 022012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 101,584 miles
I took my 2004 CR-V to Honda dealer for low beam headlight wiring to be replaced under recall. I was told they did not have part and will call when they get it. I have called a 2nd time for repair and still told part was not available. As of this E-mail it has been 2 months and no response from dealer.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #22

Apr 022012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 101,584 miles
I took my 2004 CR-V to Honda dealer for low beam headlight wiring to be replaced under recall. I was told they did not have part and will call when they get it. I have called a 2nd time for repair and still told part was not available. As of this E-mail it has been 2 months and no response from dealer.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #21

May 012011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the vehicle was parked when he noticed that the headlight covers were very cloudy and affecting visibility. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 45,000. Updated 6/4/12

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #20

Mar 262012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 149,000 miles

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

I was going to drive to work this morning at 6:30am and my headlights would not turn on. My high beams worked fine but my normal lights did not. I had noticed a burning odor a few days prior through my vents. I took the car to my mechanic this morning and the headlight problem was due to an electrical malfunction and the wires had been melted that are associated with the headlights. Thankfully I had not been driving at night time when this problem occurred. I had to get a kit to replace the wiring. This ended up being an expensive repair.

- Enola, PA, USA

problem #19

Dec 202011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, there was a burning odor coming from the steering compartment. The contact later noticed that the low beam headlights stopped illuminating. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic test and the technician stated that the headlight switch on the steering column would have to be replaced. The contact performed the repairs himself. The contact replaced the headlight switch and noticed that the connectors were melted. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- Clementon, NJ, USA

problem #18

Feb 022012

CR-V

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Honda CR-V. the contact was driving 30 mph when both headlights failed intermittently. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 97,000.

- Jefferson City, MO, USA

problem #17

Jan 182012

CR-V

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that at engine startup, the head lights failed to illuminate but the high beam headlights were illuminated appropriately. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted but the vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 170,000.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #16

Jan 042012

CR-V

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Honda CR-V. the contact stated while driving 60 mph, the low beam headlights stopped functioning. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer to have the failure diagnosed or the vehicle repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 95,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Ridgefield, CT, USA

problem #15

Dec 172011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
Headlights stopped working. Wiring burned.

- Quogue, NY, USA

problem #14

Nov 232011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
Both lowbeam lights went out simultaneously while driving.

- Dayton, NJ, USA

problem #13

Jul 132011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
While driving both dim headlights went out. I pulled over and realized the bright head lights did work while the dims no longer worked. After replacing both bulbs and realizing they still did not work. I investigated the issue and after visually inspecting the wiring harness that plugs into the combination switch (blinker/headlight control) there is obvious signs of heat damage and electrical corrosion. The low beam headlights did not work, due to an electrical short in the wiring harness. Updated IVOQ 03/05/12

- Red Wing, MN, USA

problem #12

May 112011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Both lowbeam headlights both stopped working at the same time. I replaced both bulbs but they still did not work. No fuses had burnt out, so started to research. After checking online, I opened the plastic casing to the steering column, and found that the switch had burned and the plastic melted. This is obviously defective wiring on the part of Honda, otherwise the fuse for the headlights would have burned out before the switch could have. I find this to be a very important safety issue as this is the primary vehicle for my wife and infant son. Updated 12/12/11 updated 12/13/11

- Clarksburg, MD, USA

problem #11

Oct 032011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
Low beam headlights suddenly went out, both at same time. Replaced with new bulbs, still no low beams. High beams work and fuses ok (high beams are on same fuse as lows). Measured zero voltage at bulb connection for low beams. Major safety issue. I have seen on the forums many owners of 2002-2004 experiencing the exact same issue. It is related to wiring at the headlight switch in the steering column connection overheating. The parts used in these vehicles are the exact parts involved in a recall for civics for the exact same reason. Why not for CR-V's?

- Richardson, TX, USA

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