really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,123 miles

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2003 Honda CR-V engine problems

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2003 Honda CR-V Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Mar 212006

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles


The malfunction indicator light on my 2003 Honda CRV came on twice. First incident happened December 2005, and second incident happened on March 21, 2006. On the first incident, the malfunction light went away after checking the fuel cap wasn't closed properly. Second incident, I took the CRV to a Honda trained technician and had it diagnosed. The diagnostic was performed on 3/22/2006. The sensor inside the throttle body assemble is malfunctioning. Contacted the dealer (Honda stevens creek, san jose) and explained the situation. They noted that warrantly for such parts are only covered for 3 years or 36,000 miles whichever comes first. My CRV was bought brand new and currently have 38,000 miles, which means Honda will not cover for the replacement. Replacement of the complete throttle body assembly cost $800+ and does not include labor and diagnostic cost.

- Santa Clara, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 052006

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,500 miles
Honda, 2003 CRV 4WD with 50,000 miles. Engine light came on. Diagnostics revealed P0122 throttle position switch low volt caused automatic transmission not to shift correctly, and will prevent acceleration to highway speed. Dealer quoted $950 for a replacement of throttle body with the throttle position switch. Discussions with other mechanics indicated other failures which may result in a Honda technical service bulletin (tsb) or recall.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #3

Apr 152004


  • miles
The vehicle surged when accelerating. The vehicle would surge when accelerating from stop and was more noticeable with the A/C on. The door seal on the left front door St the bottom would sometimes hang down.

- Hot Springs, AR, USA

problem #2

Jan 142004

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have two safety recall notices that the dealer is not able to fix because of lack of parts. The recall notices are six months old.

- Larchmont, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 062003

(reported on)


  • 15,000 miles
After the shift cable NHTSA recall campaign 03V 274000 was performed the vehicle jerked forward when slowing down or stopping. Also, when starting the vehicle it idled high.

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

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