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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
12 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,614 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.

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2004 Honda CR-V seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Honda CR-V Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #13

Jun 042012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 52,500 miles


SRS light comes on and stays on. Faulty seat belt buckle switch.

- Louisville, OH, USA

problem #12

Feb 022012


  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Honda CR-V. the vehicle was included in the recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 11V260000 (air bags:frontal:driver side inflator module) and was repaired. Approximately four months after the repair, the air bag light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000.

- Columbias, OH, USA

problem #11

Apr 052012


  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 11V260000 (air bags:frontal:driver side inflator module). After having the repairs completed, the contact stated that the air bag light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact stated that the light did not illuminate until the vehicle was taken in for recall repairs. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, but the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 26,000.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #10

Feb 092012


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Honda CR-V. while driving approximately 2 mph into an intersection, the contact crashed into the proceeding vehicle. The contact sustained minor injury to the back, shoulder and left arm. A police report was filed for the incident. The air bags failed to deploy during the impact. The vehicle was towed to a collision center and repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the malfunction. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #9

Dec 152010

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
SRS light illuminated on 2004 CRV. The switch in the left front seat buckle was found to have failed. The airbag system is inoperative due to failed switch. Buckle must be replaced. Warranty reads "a seatbelt that fails to function properly is covered for the useful life of the vehicle". Honda will not accept warranty claim, since it is an SRS system failure.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #8

Jul 282010


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Honda CR-V. while traveling 55 mph, the SRS warning light illuminated. The vehicle was diagnosed and the contact was advised that the occupant passenger detection system (opds) sensor would need replacing. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The current and failure mileage was 100,000.

- Keene, VA, USA

problem #7

Aug 162008


  • 51,200 miles


The SRS light came on in my 2004 Honda CRV. I visited the local Honda dealer. Dealer advised SRS light came on due to faulty opds(occupant position detection system) sensor. This sensor will turn off/on passenger airbag. This item is not covered outside the 3yr/36000 mi warranty. However, many 2002-2004 Honda CRV's were given a warranty extension for this problem. The extension covered up to 150,000 miles or 10 years. Honda checked my VIN against their database and advised my vehicle was not affected. My vehicle has approx. 51,500 miles and will be 4 yrs old in October. The dealer advised if I desired the repair, it would be at my expense. I chose not to have the vehicle repaired at this time. I have searched the internet and have found other owners with the same complaints with this opds sensor. This opds system is not limited to the CRV line; it is also found on many other Honda vehicles. There are other years and makes which were given the warranty extension. I believe there is a problem with the opds system, and all equipped vehicles should be given the warranty extension. This system is installed as a safety feature and should not be subjected to the same warranty as the rest of the vehicle.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #6

Feb 232005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,406 miles
Seat belts unlatched during rollover accident, air bags did not deploy. Air bag was not unwired from battery before passenger front door removal and still did not deploy.

- Lords Valley, PA, USA

problem #5

Dec 182004

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 55 mph the consumer hit a deer in her 2004 Honda CRV. Although the vehicle had front end damage the air bags did not deploy. The vehicle's throttle also became stuck. The consumer requested that Honda consider this incident to change the design location of the throttle.

- Holiday, FL, USA

problem #4

Jan 292005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at an estimated speed of 20-25 mph vehicle rolled over a patch of ice, affecting direction control. Driver by instinct hit the brakes which caused the vehicle to go into a 360 degree spin. As the driver tried to regain control the vehicle headed toward a parked semi truck, and collided with the truck head on. Upon imact, neither dual air bags deployed.

- Decatur, IL, USA

problem #3

Aug 182004


  • miles


I own a Honda CRV 04. I have taken in my car to the dealership four times to get the SRS light fixed on my car. The light kept coming on indicating that the airbags were not working. Two of the times I was provided a rental car because the car had to be left over night or longer. The other two times it was fixed in a day, but the light came back on after a week after repair. Each time the car was taken in, the dealership had to restart the computer, which lead to some problems with the automatic windows and the lighter not working. Have called Honda and reported these problems, but nothing was done. These problems with the SRS light have been going on since we purchased the car in Jan. 04.

- Arlingtin, VA, USA

problem #2

Jun 292004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
While driving 40 mph, the consumer's vehicle was nearly involved in a front end collision. While avoiding the collision, the vehicle lost control and dropped down a 30 foot embankment. Upon impact, thedual air bags did not deploy. The driver sustained a broken neck in three places, major back injuries, and fractures of seven ribs. The vehicle was totaled. None of the side airbags deployed either.

- Marysville, WA, USA

problem #1

Jun 142004

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Called regarding recall of 2004 Honda CR-V. manufacturer had no information about recall, couldnt tell me when recall notices were going out and referred me to NHTSA for more information.

- Little Neck, NY, USA

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