fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 8
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,687 miles

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2004 Honda CR-V engine problems

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2004 Honda CR-V Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Jul 152004


  • miles


Knowing that there is a potential hazard in getting the oil changed in my 2004 Honda CR-V, I have been researching a solution. In that process, I have been told by several auto service places that they will not service my car due to the liabilities involved. They told me that other vehicles do not catch on fire when a gasket is left on or some oil leaks out, so something was changed in the CR-V engine that is allowing the oil to now reach the manifold. I will not feel safe when the time comes to deal with this. Honda must take ownership of this problem.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #6

Aug 182004


  • miles
Having seen the news reports on television and in my local newspaper about the fires resulting after the first oil change on 03-04 Honda Cr-vs I was more than apprehensive about my first oil change. I called my dealer to make an appointment and mentioned the fire problem. The dealer was unaware of any such problem. Now I'm even more concerned! how can this be" isn't Honda doing anything about this potential life-threatening issue"

- Paso Robles, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 092004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,619 miles
After having the oil changed, the vehicle caught fire.

- Perkasie, PA, USA

problem #4

Jul 282004

CR-V 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 400 miles


Vehicle was stalling and skipping at times on long trips especially when the weather was hot. The vehicle was taken to a local Honda dealer but they found no computer codes to specify the problem. They then claimed that the gas tank had water in it and charged the consumer $560. Within an hour of leaving the dealer the vehicle stalled again. The vehicle was taken back tot he dealer but they were unable to determine the cause of the stalling. The vehicle on has 6000 miles.

- Moravia, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 092004


  • 9,236 miles
While the vehicle was parked, the consumer noticed that oil was leaking from the vehicle. See ODI 10081292, same VIN.

- Orange Park, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 162004

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
(1) vehicle (2004 Honda CR-V, VIN#shsrd68474U20079) was brought into brahman Honda (local dealership in miami) for its first oil change on April 12th, 2004. Continued normal usage of vehicle until engine caught on fire on June 16th, 2004 at 8pm. (2) vehicle was being driven in normal traffic conditions along major street. As the vehicle we being driven, it began emitting large amounts of smoke from engine compartment. Driver was able to disengage the vehicle at a major intersection. Fire department came to extinguish the fire and move the disabled vehicle off the road. Evidence of significant oil leak can be found. Evidence of oil leakage can be found inside and underneath the vehicle. (3) vehicle has been brought into brahman Honda. Pending inspection by insurance company and Honda mechanics.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

May 152004

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Took new 2004 Honda CR-V into dealer (bob barbour Honda of greenville, nc) for first oil change on Saturday, May 15 2002. On Sunday, while driving across town to church with my wife and two young children, I noticed a large amount of smoke. I pulled out of traffic and a man at a nearby business came running out yelling that my car was on fire. We exited the vehicle, unbuckled the children from the saftey seats and got away from the car. The fire dept was called to extenguish the fire. Police officer also arrived on the scene. As it is a Sunday, I have not been in contact with the dealer yet to determine how they intend to correct the situation. This is a very dangerous situation.

- Greenville, NC, USA

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