really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,924 miles

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2003 Honda CR-V electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012010


  • 45,000 miles


I believe my 2003 Honda CRV has a defective ignition switch interlock. The key can be removed when the car is off and the gear is not in park. As a result my CRV has rolled down my driveway 3 different times, plowing into the hillside across the street, and recently nearly ran over my wife. On 10/07/10 I took my car to our local Honda dealer who said there was no recall for this problem on my car. Honda acknowledged and I believe corrected key interlock failure problems on pre-2003 models and should be required to correct post-2003 CRV defective ignition switch interlocks.

- Richland, WA, USA

problem #1

Aug 132006

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,848 miles
My 2003 Honda CRV ex sustained over $2700 in damage as a result of the following: After pulling into the driveway and turning off the car, I removed the key from the ignition, and exited, thinking the transmission was in park. It was not in park, it was still in drive. The ignition switch interlock failed! the car rolled backwards on the driveway, striking and damaging a fence and narrowly missing a group of teenagers as it rolled into the street.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

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