hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,850 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Honda CR-V accessories - exterior problems

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2003 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 062012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


Heater core leaking into passenger side and dripping on passenger's foot. Passenger was not injured but potential for burn.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #2

Jul 042007

CR-V 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,550 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda CR-V. the vehicle is equipped with a 1982 Honda silverwing air conditioner compressor. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle made a strange sound, the air conditioner stopped blowing cool air, and the vehicle began to decelerate. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic and they stated that the air conditioning system was filled with freon, which caused the compressor to freeze and seize the engine. Honda informed the contact that she will be responsible for only the cost of the parts, not the labor. Honda also advised her not to use the air conditioner. The serial and part numbers for the compressor were unknown. The current mileage was 98,618 and failure mileage was 98,550.

- Ahwahnee, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 152006

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
A/C on 2003 Honda CR-V failed (44,000 miles on vehicle) resulting in inability to adequately defog the windshield and side windows during thunderstorm. There was no vehicular accident. Honda repaired defect under extended warranty ($1900 value). Defective part is not available. It appears from discussion threads on edmunds.com that this is a recurring accessory failure on 2002-2004 crvs that has safety connotations. Honda America is repairing at no cost to auto owners even if out of warranty but you have to complain to their headquarters. Furthermore, it appears that the repairs are breaking down in instances before exceeding any where near reasonable replacement part service life. This suggests a design flaw. How many crvs are out there with impaired windshield defogging capabilities?

- Norcross, GA, USA

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