fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,506 miles

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2005 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 172008

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2006 Honda CRV consumer found an engine oil leak. The valve cover gasket was leaking. Oil was found leaking from the engine area for the second time 5 months later. The engine valve assembly was replaced.

- Lansdale, PA, USA

problem #6

May 062008


  • 8,524 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda CRV. The contact noticed that there was an oil leak in the head casket. The dealer repaired the failure; however, another oil leak was found near the ze ch actuator casket a few months later. The contact stated that the failure was related to the oil pressure regulator. The failure was previously repaired and now it is easy to observe if the failure was repaired correctly. The failure mileage was 8,524 and current mileage was 10,003.

- Landsdale, PA, USA

problem #5

Oct 312008


  • 40,000 miles
Our insured took their 2006 Honda CRV for maintenance. One week later after oil change & differential service - auto caught on fire while in travel. Insured auto fire originated at right front under hood.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #4

Dec 282005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,500 miles


Driving down the on ramp onto I-95 my 2005 srv SE engine caught on fire. The last time I serviced the car was last week for an oil change. Since then I have driven over 300 miles with no problems or warning signs. The car is not totaled and I am dealing with the insurance.

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 062005


  • 4,516 miles
The consumer experienced several mechanical problem with the 2005 Honda CRV ex. The center bearing was replaced because it caused the vehicle to vibrate/noise while idling. The consumer still heard noise in the rear of the vehicle while driving at any speed. The technician said the noise was a characteristic of the vehicle. The vehicle runs rough with the A/C on. The dealer said this was normal. The consumer would like the manufacturer to replace the vehicle or proved a full refund since the dealer cannot find the source of the noise. The windshield wiper would drag across the windshield and failed to clear the windshield of rain.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 022005

CR-V 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I took my car for a wash and while I was waiting for my turn, I started hearing some noise coming from the engine-pitch sound. I got alarmed and I thought it will go. Later when I drove home, I parked my car in the garage and the noise continued. On the 03 Oct 05 the sound increased in pitch but I am unable to diagnose where its coming from. For those who are familiar with sonar sound(navy ships), the noise sounds the same and high pitched.

- Pearl City, HI, USA

problem #1

Jun 232005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer owns a 2005 Honda CRV. The Honda CRV's have been prone to catching fire after oil changes and he has seen other complaints for this problem on the NHTSA website for the 2003 and 2004. He had his oil changed on 6-21-05 and his vehicle caught on fire on 6-23-05. While driving he stopped and looked back and he saw a trail of fuel for about 100 yards and 1ft and half wide until the vehicle stopped. The fire occurred in the engine compartment. The fire was first noticed from the engine compartment. There was no unusual activity noticed before the fire started. He thinks this might have been a fuel fire the fire department and police department suspected the same type of fire.

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

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