definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,728 miles

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2004 Honda CR-V windows / windshield problems

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2004 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 272015


  • 68,371 miles


Summary: While driving, the master power window switch overheated and began to emit a strong burning odor. Afterwards the left rear window failed to operate. Since I initially did not know where the odor was coming from, I went to the dealer the next day to see if they could find the source of the odor but they couldn't. after sniffing around, I found the source of odor, the master power window switch. I had the dealer remove the fuse for safety reasons. The dealer said the window regulator had failed but I suspect the failed switch burnt out the window motor. I was worry that the car would catch on fire.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 152014


  • 86,000 miles
Power window will reverse direction.

- Severna Park, MD, USA

problem #4

Aug 152013


  • 78,000 miles
Not an accident. Just concerned that the same part had to be replaced in July 2011 and again in August 2013, and am concerned that this may be a safety issue, as the driver's window becomes inoperable.

- Winter Park, FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 012012


  • miles


2004 Honda CR-V. consumer writes in regards to a potential failure of the power window master switch. The consumer stated he received a recall notice regarding the power windows. He immediately contact the dealer and made an appointment. The consumer stated his vehicle was at the dealer for 9.5 hours, and when he received the vehicle back, it was after dark, so he didn't notice until the next morning, that the power window master switch unit was loose, not sealed properly and was elevated out of its normal housing by 3.8 inch. It was not sealed within the door as securely as before the recall was performed. The consumer returned to the dealer, but the switch still appeared improperly sealed and bulged up from the door housing. The service manager stated the recall required that the power master switch box be stuffed with insulation and then the power master switch unit needed to be forced back into the box to prevent waster from leaking inside. He also stated that the reason for the recall was because water could cause the wires of the power master switch unit to short-circuit potentially causing a fire and he further stated the power master switch unit would not fit as it did before the recall. The consumer stated stuffing the power master switch unit housing with insulation and forcing it back into position so that it was not sealed as securely as it was before the recall was not safe. The switch unit is now more prone to water exposure, short-circuit an fire. The consumer stated Honda should have replaced the entire power master switch insulated in its box as a single waterproof-sealed unit.

- Stratford, CT, USA

problem #2

Sep 012012


  • miles
Master power window switch on driver's door started to burn and I could see smoke coming out of the switch. The result was a melted switch. I have a Japan made 2004 Honda CR-V with VIN # starting with jhlrdxxxxxxxxxxxx. By looking at the statement from american Honda, my VIN is not affected by the recall regarding the potential of fire at the master power window switch. What can I do? this is what happened to my car but it's not included by the recall.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 212003

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The driver and passenger side front windows go all the way up when using the controls to raise the window. The dealer indicated to the consumer that this is the way the vehicle was designed.

- Houston, TX, USA

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