fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,368 miles

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2004 Honda CR-V engine problems

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2004 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I am reporting poor gas milage during cold months. I purchased this car in August 2004 and with my driving found that I got 25 miles on the highway and 20 miles per gallon with mixed highway and local streets (50-50 mix). When cold weather arrived with temperatures in the 30S and 40S, I noticed that my milage was very poor. The highway remained the same. The mixed driving was barely 14 miles per gallon. I took the car back twice to the dealer and was told that there is nothing wrong. At the second visit I spoke with the service manager of Honda and was told my driving style and/or using the heating had this effect on the milage. My driving style is not in question - it has not changed. That leaves the heater. I find this very hard to believe. I use the ac in the summer and my mixed driving milage was at 20.

- Astoria, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 012004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,735 miles
2003 Honda CRV slips out of correct timing frequently resulting in unreliable engine performance and a loud tapping noise coming from the engine when running. This defect in the engine has been brought to the attention of the piedmont Honda dealership service department on 2 separate service visits (9/13/2003, 4/30/2004). The piedmont Honda dealership refused to correct the defect and stated checked vehicle and compared to a new vehicle. Sound is not abnormal and is characteristic of vehicle. Performs as designed piedmont HondaS refusal has directly resulted in the engine stalling out on one occasion (8/16/2004) and refusing to start on 2 other occasions (7/28/2004, 8/1/2004). Both times that the vehicle refused to start the owner was stranded at the least opportune time.

- Seneca, SC, USA

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