definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,250 miles

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problem #1

Nov 082004

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 46,250 miles
While driving away from a riverside campsite, tried to straddle some ruts on the access road. Vehicle slipped into the ruts and bottomed out slightly, but I was still able to drive out and did not get stuck. The bracket directly behind the gas tank on the undercarriage, which holds fuel system related components, was almost ripped off by this minor contact. It is the lowest part of the undercarriage and very vulnerable to damage without any sort of protection. 2 of 3 mounts were ripped loose, and the assembly was bent back to rub on the rear axle and hang down even lower. This problem was reported by other vr-V drivers who had to navigate deep snow and sand. Sensitive fuel system parts should not be vulnerable to damage in this way! vehicle is out of warranty. I will have a custom made skid plate and mounting bracket installed if Honda doesn't offer to fix for free with a new, safer design.

- Jackson, MO, USA