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2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,350 miles

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2005 Honda CR-V lights problems

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2005 Honda CR-V Owner Comments (Page 4 of 5)

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problem #33

Sep 202012

CR-V

  • 119,265 miles

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

Both low beam headlights stopped working at the same time. I was parked when this happened. The fuses are fine. This is the same failure for which Honda has issued a recall, but limited it to 2002-2004 Cr-vs. There are numerous accounts of this failure on repair forums for 2005 year Cr-vs, and a number of complaints already in the nhstb database as well. The recall needs to be expanded to cover the year 2005.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #32

Sep 082012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 36,491 miles
While my 16-year old daughter was driving after dark around 9:30pm, both low beam headlights failed at the same time.

- Annandale, VA, USA

problem #31

Aug 222011

CR-V

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda CR-V. while driving approximately 55 mph with the headlights activated, the passenger side headlight suddenly failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic several times for the malfunction. The driver's side headlight bulb was replaced three times. In addition, the passenger's side headlight bulb was replaced two times. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- West Babylon, NY, USA

problem #30

Aug 132012

CR-V

  • 73,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Honda CR-V. while the vehicle was parked the contact noticed the low beam headlights were not illuminating. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The technician stated the failure was within the headlight switch and referred the contact to the dealer. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 12V136000 (exterior lighting:headlights:switch) that may be related to the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000.

- Dunkirk, MD, USA

problem #29

Sep 012006

CR-V

  • 122,896 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the driver's side low beam headlight became inoperative. The failure had recurred several times and sometimes included the passenger side headlight as well. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnosis, but they offered no assistance. The manufacturer was notified and referred the contact to NHTSA. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 122,896.

- Hudson, FL, USA

problem #28

Jun 132011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
The headlights of my 2005 CRV have had to be replaced 3 times on each side during the last year. I see that there is a recall for that defect but it does not cover the 2005 models. When will Honda announce the recall on this for the 2005 model? I am concerned that both headlights will fail at the same time and I will be driving at night. Then it will be a huge safety issue.

- Mineral, VA, USA

problem #27

Jun 132011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 140,000 miles

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

The headlights of my 2005 CRV have had to be replaced 3 times on each side during the last year. I see that there is a recall for that defect but it does not cover the 2005 models. When will Honda announce the recall on this for the 2005 model? I am concerned that both headlights will fail at the same time and I will be driving at night. Then it will be a huge safety issue.

- Mineral, VA, USA

problem #26

Feb 132012

CR-V

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the low beam headlights malfunctioned while driving 35 mph. The contact replaced the headlights five times. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The contact notified the manufacturer and the manufacturer stated that the wiring harness was faulty and needed to be replaced. The contact did not replace the wiring harness. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #25

Feb 152011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
My Honda CR-V has had the headlights go out approximately 8 times in the last 18 months. They usually go out one at a time, but this past weekend, they both went out simultaneously. Honda says this is a recall for 2002 to 2004 CR-V for a wiring issue on the low beam headlights, but 2005 is not included. I believe there is defective wiring in my headlight system and should be covered by a recall.

- Louisville, CO, USA

problem #24

Mar 152010

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
Keep replacing headlights for the last three years every 3 to 6 months! it is amazing how many people are having the same issues and Honda does not admit there is an electrical issue with 2005 Honda C-rv. Now the passenger headlight will not work at all.taking it to the dealership to see what they say and if I don't like there answer I will go elsewhere! possible lawsuit!

- Smithville, TN, USA

problem #23

Aug 182010

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 180,000 miles

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

Since 2010 low beam headlights fail, one side or the other, every 2 or 3 months. Have replaced both sides several times. I just heard about a recall and discovered 2005 not included - it needs to be.

- Kanab, UT, USA

problem #22

Mar 302005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
I am experiencing the exact same problem of headlight shorting out as your new recall for 2002 - 2004 owners. My car is 2005 ut not covered under this recall. Why"?"

- Northville, MI, USA

problem #21

May 172011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
My front left head lamp bulb has gone out two times in approx 1 year, the 2nd replacment of the front left headlamp bulb was done approx 3 weeks ago, within the last week the right side headlamp has gone out. I don't drive off road in any way, this vehicle is stricktly used for highway communiting.replacement was done all times by a bonafide mechanic.this appears to be a defect of some type.

- Covina, CA, USA

problem #20

Jan 102006

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
I purchased my 2005 Honda CRV in August, 2005 and have had to replace both headlight bulbs at least twice a year. The driver's side headlight bulb has burned out more frequently than the passenger side. The Honda dealerships do not think this is a problem and will not acknowledge any concern stating there have been no recalls initiated by Honda addressing this problem. Also, the lights that illuminate the temperature gauge, and the RPM indicator on the dashboard are burnt out completely, and the speedometer gauge is only partially illuminated, as well as the indicator dials/selectors that control the ac/heater fan speed, temperature, and position of the air to be distributed. Honda dealerships claim that the dashboard lights are fuse related and the indicator/selector dials will have to be replaced completely to correct the problem. This problem occurred approximately four years ago.

- Lanexa, VA, USA

problem #19

Mar 012010

CR-V

  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the low beam headlight bulb would blow prematurely and continuously. The low beam headlight bulb was replaced several times but the failure continuously recurred. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 79,000 and the current mileage was 112,000.

- St Charles, MO, USA

problem #18

Jan 142012

CR-V

  • 119,300 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that only the high beams could be activated on the headlights. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised her that the combination switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired for the combination switch. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 119,300.

- Perrysburg, OH, USA

problem #17

Aug 292011

CR-V

  • 67,000 miles
In August 2011, right headlight burned out and two weeks later, left headlight burned out. Mid December, left burned out again and by end of December 2011, left burned out yet again within about two weeks of changing it. It appears other CR-V owners are experiencing frequent burnouts as well. I haven't personally tested to see if it's only low beam vs high beam but if it happens again, will do so.

- Chanhassen, MN, USA

problem #16

May 092006

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 15,500 miles
Every year or so I have to replace a low beam headlight bulb. Five bulbs have gone out on the drivers side and two bulbs on the passenger side. I have always replaced the bulbs with latex gloves on as to not put hand oil on the bulbs. I have not taken it to the a Honda dealership.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #15

Jul 152010

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Please extend NHTSA existing investigation into headlamps on the 2002-2004 models into model year 2005 and forward. We have replaced the low beam headlamp bulbs multiple times in the past year and a half. The most recent bulb replacement burned out within 2 months. We have received a ticket for a headlamp out. Our mechanic replaced not only the drivers' side bulb but the assembly that the bulb fits into - lasted less than 8 weeks. The next step is the harness and that is extremely expensive and may not fix the problem. See owner forum website: www.topix.com/forum/autos/Honda-CR-V/tlnd3jkaui93fs68G/P4 thank you

- Auburndale, MA, USA

problem #14

Dec 162011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
My headlights on low beam went out completely. I was stopped by a policeman and informed to please get this taken care of. I informed the officer this just happened today which is Friday Dec 16 2011 @ approx 11:45 pm.

- Newport News, VA, USA

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