really awful
Crashes / Fires:
11 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
12 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,875 miles

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2003 Honda CR-V seat belts / air bags problems

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2003 Honda CR-V Owner Comments (Page 4 of 5)

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problem #24

Jan 052015

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 161,000 miles


My affected vehicle was traveling at 30 mph when broadsided by a vehicle traveling at 40-45 mph on the driver's side; my vehicle was also shoved out of the driving lane, proceeded to collide head on with a street sign with the front right and a utility pole with my front left. Neither the front or side airbags deployed. The vehicle was totaled and jaws of life was utilized to extricate me. I suffered a left-sided head injury (large contusion, concussion), shoulder injury (rotator cuff, fractured scapula) and back and neck strains. These injuries were caused by contact with the frame of the vehicle on the left side. Injuries could have been possibly avoided if side air bag deployed and cushioned the impact/protected driver from contact with vehicle frame. Contact with american Honda at the national office regarding this matter was met with total disinterest. One person actually told me I should be glad it did not go off because I could have been hurt worse by the airbag. I was also told that there were two recalls for airbags related to my vehicle - neither of which I was contacted. They claimed they had an incorrect address, but I had been previously notified of non-related recalls with no issue of incorrect address, and there are records of the dealer that has done prior recall work. No excuse....updated 02-03-15

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #23

Dec 012014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
2003 Honda CRV takata airbag recall for Honda. The dealer informed the consumer, only the passenger side air bag was affected by the recall. The driver side air bag was replaced in a previous recall. The consumer was informed, she must wait to be notified by mail from Honda regarding the next step.

- Kill Devil Hills, NC, USA

problem #22

Dec 042014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
Air bags are supposedly under recall.

- Morgan, VT, USA

problem #21

Dec 062012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles


2003 Honda CR-V consumer says SRS light keeps coming on prompting multiple visits to the dealer.

- Selah, WA, USA

problem #20

Sep 262014


  • miles
2003 Honda CRV. Consumer writes in regards to SRS light issues.* ld the consumer stated after the recall was performed, the supplemental restraint light, was still on. When the consumer asked the dealer the reason, they stated it was normal.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #19

Aug 292014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 129,000 miles
Honda fail to advise owners of this vehicle and others of recall of 8-29-2014 and now 0ct 23-2014? another watergate ! [xxx]./ntsb/dot amtt information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #18

May 112014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 122,790 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the SRS air bag warning light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who diagnosed that the air bag was faulty and needed to be replaced. The local dealer did not confirm if the contact was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 13V132000 (air bags). The vehicle was scheduled for inspection and to be repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 122,790. Updated 10/02/14 updated 3/6/2015

- Red Bank, NJ, USA

problem #17

Feb 032014


  • 27,578 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda CRV. The contact stated that the air bag warning light continuously illuminated in the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who indicated that the sensor in the seat needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 27,578.

- Battle Creek, MI, USA

problem #16

Oct 042013


  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph, she crashed into the rear of a preceding vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. The driver sustained a fractured sternum and a neck injury. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to determine the cause of the air bag failure. The failure and current mileage was 112,000.

- North Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #15

Aug 012012


  • miles
We were told that the vehicle was in car accident which perhaps lead to the present problems. I'm not an expert on cars. However I do feel a safety concern with the vehicle on the road with children. The vehicle has been sent 4 times; fix mostly a loose noise with steering issues (there connected?). these issues occur constant during turns and on the road. Once the mechanic works on the vehicle the problems always return. Are there any defects or safety issues regarding loose noise, or steering problems" and prior to any accident? second, the dealer did send the vehicle to Honda to check the air bag but that seams to be a concern as well. Any ideas for me? third, not only do I have a safety concern but the dealer is not able to provide any documentation of fixing any parts. So we really don't know what is wrong with the vehicle in regards to; what has been fixed or a defect prior to a accident"

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #14

Mar 012013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 53,465 miles


The SRS light (airbag sensor) continued to stay lit on my dashboard while driving. I took it to my Honda dealer (West hills Honda in bremerton, wa) where they informed me they "found" a "code 7-2 in the system", indicating there was an "SRS control unit failure". essentially, the electrical unit that would deploy the airbags had failed, which meant I no longer had the potential use of my vehicles airbags in case of an accident. The cost for a new part was $659.95, labor an additional $100, which meant a bill close to $800 with tax. Far beyond my retirement income to handle. It would seem to me this is a safety related issue, similar to a seat belt problem (which Honda would take care of for free). This SRS control unit rarely fails, they told me. It certainly was not due to my negligence or lack of attention to proper maintenance. It would seem to me that since this is a potential safety issue, and was not caused by negligence by the owner of the vehicle, this should be covered by Honda. Otherwise, myself and my family are at risk driving this vehicle. I could certainly use your help in convincing Honda to replace this faulty unit. Thank you for your assistance with this matter.

- Bainbridge Island, WA, USA

problem #13

Aug 082012


  • 158,034 miles
The vehicle was moving when struck on the right side. The side air bags did not deploy. The front air bags deployed after the vehicle was stopped. My wife received blunt force trauma to her chest from the airbags deployment. She was wearing her seatbelt the air bag recall was performed about one month before the accident. The headlight recall was performed one week before the accident. I have photos of the accident after the crash.

- Springfield, OH, USA

problem #12

Feb 082012


  • 113,000 miles
Contact owns a 2003 Honda CR-V. the contact was traveling 20 mph when she attempted to avoid crashing into another vehicle and crashed into the sidewalk. The air bags did not deploy, causing her to strike her head on the steering wheel. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was transported to the hospital for her head injuries. The dealer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that there were not able to determine why the air bags did not deploy. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 113,000.

- White Hall, AR, USA

problem #11

Feb 282012


  • 117,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that after having the vehicle inspected for failures pertaining to NHTSA campaign id number: 11V260000 (air bags:frontal:driver side inflator module) the SRS warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was taken back to dealer who diagnosed that the SRS system needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 117,000.

- Seabrook, TX, USA

problem #10

Feb 012011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
At 78,000 miles my SRS light came on in the dashboard and will not go off.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #9

Sep 152011


  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda CRV. The contact stated that the vehicle was involved in a front end collision and none of the air bags deployed. A police report was filed and the passenger suffered minor contusions. The vehicle was towed to a dealer who was not able to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The vehicle was destroyed. The failure and current mileage was 95,000.

- Guntown, MS, USA

problem #8

Feb 102010


  • 45,000 miles
SRS (safetly restraint system) light on vehicle is on and will not turn off on 2003 Honda CR-V.

- Plainfield, IL, USA

problem #7

Sep 262007

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
SRS light illuminated. Vehicle taken to the dealer to check. Dealership ran a test and determined the system is defective and must be replaced. The car has never been in an accident.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #6

Nov 012006

CR-V 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,224 miles
: the contact stated the SRS light illuminated and the vehicle was taken to the dealership. The dealership determined the system was defective and recommended replacement.

- Community, VA, USA

problem #5

Dec 312005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
SRS light on 2003 Honda CR-V keeps coming on. It's been taken to the shop with this same problem. We've been told that it won't come on again. It did. Called today and was told that they were not sure if the airbags would deploy or not if involved in a crash. Really getting old!!

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

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