really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #4

Aug 012011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the low beam headlights would intermittently fail. The contact also stated that the steering column would become hot during the failure and she could smell a burning odor. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the wiring for the headlight switch was burned. The vehicle was being repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 12/20/11 the dealer found the headlight bulb burned out and the wiring at the light switch was burnt and the connector was damaged. Updated 12/23/11

- Crandall, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 162007


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, steering wheel began smopking and car smelled hot (somethingin the steering wheeel column was on fire). My husband turned off the headlights and the smoking stopped. We tookthe car to the dealer the next day and were told it was a switch that had overheated. Switch was replaced at a cost of $225. We were told that this was not a recalled item onthe Honda CRV but that this was an identified problem inthe Honda civic. We were advised to report this proble to the NHTSA.

- Caledonia, MI, USA

problem #2

Oct 292004

CR-V 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Our 2002 Honda CRV was destroyed by fire. Car was in the driveway of a private home. Car was turned off for 5-10 minutes. Car started on fire and was destroyed.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 172002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dealer was unable to hook up wiring harness on tow bar that goes up to the motor home. Consumer feels it's unsafe to drive without tail lights on tow bar. Also, if a vehicle weighs over 1000 pounds, in some states, item that is being towed must have brakes. Brakes were not availble at time of purchase. This vehicle was purchsed with a contract agreement to be able to tow behind a motorhome. The dealer was unable to complete the agreement. Consumer was informed by the dealer that the rear lights were not working as required and the braking system was not wired. The wire system is required to activate when the tow vehicle brakes. The manager told consumer that Honda would not spend any more time or money on a proper installation.

- Cumberland, WI, USA