really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,500 miles

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1998 Honda CR-V engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 072010


  • 135,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Honda CRV. The contact was reversing out of her driveway and when shifting to drive, the vehicle abnormally accelerated without driver intent. During the failure, the contact's foot remained firm on the brake pedal but the vehicle would not stop. The vehicle crashed through a stop sign and proceeded to crash into a mailbox and then a nearby tree, knocking it down before coming to a stop. The air bags deployed and the owner sustained lacerations and bruises to the mouth. The ambulance and police responded to the crash. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the contact was awaiting further inspection of the vehicle. The manufacturer was not contacted. The approximately failure and current mileage were 135,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 171999

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The cruise control / automatic transmission system of the 1998 Honda CR-V have a potentially danderous problems. When the system is on cruise control @ 60-75 mph and encounters resistance, such as climbing a steady slope, the transmission shifts, causing very high engine rpms. The rpms hold at 5 to 6.5 thousand for an extended amount of time before the transmission shifts back to fourth gear, returning the rpms to a safe level. This high RPM level must do damage to engine at times exceeding the red line.

- Ardmore, OK, USA

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