really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
104,268 miles

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2004 Honda CR-V drivetrain problems

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2004 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 162015


  • 198,131 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that when starting the vehicle, an unknown warning light illuminated continuously. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was undetermined. However, the technician informed that the power train control module failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 11V395000 (power train). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 198,131.

- Martinsville, VA, USA

problem #5

Oct 302014


  • 137,000 miles
My CR-V ex was serviced by the dealership I bought it from. The engine, cat converter, and cv-boot needs to be replaced, because the engine has a server oil leak internally. This oil leak my also cost me a transmission. These issues cost over $8,400 and counting. I only owned the car 66 days before I was told that the engine is junk. A firmly believe that the dealership owes me my money on this issue, because it was brought to there attention less then a week after I purchased this car.

- Colby, WI, USA

problem #4

Dec 312013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 53,802 miles
I was driving through my area at or near 15 mph. When the car suddenly accelerated on its own to a speed of 30-35 mph. The brake pedal felt very stiff and was difficult to hold the car at 30 mph with constant braking. There was no traffic and the incident occurred not far from my home, so I proceeded back home. The car would not decelerate. I have a very long driveway that I pulled into, put the car in neutral, turned off the key and pulled the emergency brake. There was a loud grinding noise as the engine wound down. I immediately contacted the dealership where the car was purchased and told them what happened. They sent a tow vehicle to pick up the car since it was not safe to drive it to them. They said they drove the car multiple times and performed diagnostic tests on the vehicle finding no problems after having the car for three days. The invoice however showed identical mileage in and out of their facility when it was picked up Jan. 2, 2014. On Feb. 11, 2014, I was in traffic stopped at a red light, my right foot pressing on the brake pedal. Without warning the engine revved, the brake pedal stiffened and the car lurched forward hitting the rear of the vehicle in front of me, doing damage to both vehicles. Both the dealership and Honda of America have been notified and a claim has been filed. Research shows that this is not an unheard of complaint or occurrence for this make, model, year vehicle as evidence buy complaints to you. This vehicle has been meticulously maintained by the dealership and I am the original owner and only driver. This is my first accident in over 50 yrs of being a licensed driver.

- Tigard, OR, USA

problem #3

Feb 032012


  • 115,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the transmission failed to operate without any warnings. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the transmission had a manufacturer defect and offered no assistance. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance and referred him to the NHTSA. The failure mileage was 115,000 and the current mileage was 120,000.

- West Bloomfield , MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 302012


  • 59,175 miles
2004 Honda CRV. Consumer states mechanical issues with vehicle the consumer stated she noticed a chatter when the steering wheel was turned to park. The vehicle was diagnosed with a transmission and torque problem with only 51,175 miles. The vehicle was repaired at a cost of $ 1,908.

- Mountain Top, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 232007

CR-V 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,500 miles
Got a check engine light. The code was P2646. Replaced the vtec-oil pressure switch with a new one at a cost of $55. Changed oil and filter. Reset the code. But the code still keeps on coming and it difficult to accelerate beyond 3500 RPM.

- Norristown, PA, USA

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