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

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2004 Honda CR-V exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2004 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 202004


  • miles


In morning daylight, 50 degree temperature in columbus Ohio, I was astonished to see a Honda CRV traveling at 65 mph beside me on the freeway with it's exhaust system glowing so brightly, I first mistook it for an orange neon lighting system. The first thing that came to mind was "this poor guy's car is going to catch on fire". imagine my surprise when I did a search on the internet and found that Honda crvs are being investigated by the NHTSA for mysterious fires. Ttp://motortrend.com/features/news/112_news18/. the reason why Honda SUVS catch on fire is because of incredibly high exhaust gas temperatures that cause in the manifold collector and exhaust pipe of the vehicle to glow cherry red at highway speeds. Something in the engine management system is amiss causing either incredibly lean mixtures that raise exhaust gas temperatures, or overly retarded timing that is letting excess fuel burn in exhaust system instead of the engine. Either way, it is a disasterous problem based on what I saw. Please feel free to contact me if you would like any additional information on what I witnessed. Btw: I called the direct trouble reporting number for NHTSA, and was told I could not file any report on safety issues unless I could supply a VIN number... pretty lame.

- Columbus, OH, USA

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