pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,000 miles

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2005 Honda CR-V accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 012006

CR-V 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles


The indicator light on the instrument panel indicates the rear hatch is open. The light blinks intermittently even though the glass hatch and the rear cargo door are closed. At times the faulty sensor indicates the door is not closed not allowing remote door lock. My local Honda dealer has repeatedly tried (and failed) to fix this problem.

- Newtown, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 262005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,500 miles
Approximately 3 months after purchasing my vehicle, I started noticing that the light identifying the back hatch as being open was flashing on when I was driving over speed bumps, around corners, etc. I took it in to the dealer and they replaced the sensor switch. A few months after that, the light just started to come on and stay on. Again the dealer adjusted and replaced the switch. It came on again within one week and the dealer put double stick tape on the sensor to fix it. Within a week, the light came on again. This time, the dealer drilled a new hole and relocated the sensor approx. 1/2 inch inside the door of the vehicle. When the light is on, the back dome light flashes on as well. This is extremely distracting at night. Additionally, when the light is on, the automatic locks cannot be engaged by using the switch and the vehicle cannot be locked with the remote, the key must be used. However, you cannot lock the back hatch and the alarm doesn't function at all when the sensor is activated. The dealer has told me that they have seen several vehicles with this same problem and that Honda has not yet figured out a way to permanently fix the problem. So far, my hatch light is functioning normally again, but it has only been 2 weeks since the last fix.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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