definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
89,610 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. have repair shop analyze diagnostic code (2 reports)
  2. not a transmission problem but fixed by replacing a switch (1 reports)
  3. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Honda CR-V transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 072010

CR-V EX-L 2.4L I-Vtec

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,939 miles


Recently bought this CR-V with just 77000+ KM, excellent conditions for a vehicle that old. So yesterday on my way to work at about 35 mph the D light on my dashboard started flashing; I shifted to N, 2, and then stop and shifted to P but D was still flashing. When arrived to work 2 hours later I started the vehicle and 10 minutes later the D started her thing again, so next day I went to the only authorized repair shop, Agencia Bella, and told me the transmission needed to change the pressure switch or something like that along with complete automatic transmission fluid.

They repaired the problem the same day: at 8am they received, at 1pm called with the diagnosis and the budget I got it back at 4pm. The total for this was DOP $6,345.99 = USD $171.00

- , Santo Domingo, SDE, Dominican Republic

problem #3

Jun 192009

CR-V EX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 128,500 miles

This is the second time that I have "D" blinking. The first time, I took it to the dealership when my CR-V had around 60,000 miles which was still under extended warranty; however, the dealership in Fremont CA said that it was a sensor problem. They replaced it and fixed the issue. Now at 128,500 miles without warranty, the "D" light blinking again. According to the owner manual it's probably a transmission issue. I'll have to take it to the shop to check it up.

Update from Jul 3, 2009: I took it to a Japanese repair shop, they diagnosed it and found that the transmission was ok and that it was a pressure switch failing; therefore, the "D" was blinking because of that switch problem. They replaced it for $211 (parts and labor). I'm happy that it was nothing major.

- , Newark, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 052008

CR-V LX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 121,000 miles

Disclaimer: I love Honda's. I go out of my way to buy Honda. This is my fourth Honda in the last 15 years.

This is the worst Honda I have ever had. I have had more problems with this vehicle than any other Honda (note: I didn't say "any other car"). A bad day with a Honda is better than the best day with an American car (maybe that's why the "Big 3" are bankrupt). I've just had my fill with the incessant stream of expensive repairs. I'll post each in its own complaint, though.

For this complaint, the gear indicator "D" started flashing after I had driven only a few miles. I pulled over, called the Honda service and asked what that meant. I was told that it is a diagnostic indicator similar to the "Check Engine" light. Now I need to visit the shop and have the code analyzed. It is a very generic indicator so there is no way of knowing the severity of the problem without reading the code from the onboard computer. Honda dealer service rep said, "that'll be about $70 to diagnose the problem." Ha! My mechanic will diagnose it for free. Only problem is: to keep costs low, they've cut back to a 4-day work week and of course, today is Friday. At least it can wait until next week.

- , Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #1

Nov 102007

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

I have a 2002 Honda CRV EX. When the drive gear is engaged, the "D" indicator on dash board is normally steady but of recent start blinking after I drive for few miles. Does anyone has an answer?

- , Alpharetta, GA, USA

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