really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
455,919 miles

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problem #6

Jul 252013


  • 2,090,000 miles
The drivers side power window control is shorting out. The front passenger window would not go up all the way about a week ago it was manually fixed by my husband but the controller on driver's side was shorting out. There was a recall on certain CRV's but we never got one and now our car is acting up just like the recall. When I called both the local Honda dealership that we got the vehicle from and called directly to Honda I was told that my vehicle didn't qualify since it was not recalled. I feel that since my car is doing what the recall said, it should be part of the recall repair since this is now a safety issue. Could you please let me know how best to handle my car situation. I have been a loyal Honda owner for years and really love my CRV. I plan on sticking with Honda because we have always been very satisfied. Look forward to hearing back from someone on this matter.

- South Ryegate, VT, USA

problem #5

Feb 112009

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the driver?S side power window failed to operate after being engaged. The contact personally replaced the master power window switch. The vehicle was repaired prior to the recall report date. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in with NHTSA campaign id number 12V486000 (electrical system, visibility). The approximate failure mileage was 150,000. Updated 02/26/13 the consumer stated the window switch was corroded. Updated 02/28/2013

- Sunrise, FL, USA

problem #4

Jun 252012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 60,920 miles
On June 25, 2012, started engine and lowered driver-side power window. Noticed smoke rising from the driver-side power window switch. Contacted local Honda dealership within 20 minutes. Did* receive a recall notice (NHTSA campaign number: 12V-486) from Honda Motors (Honda campaign recall number: S61) since the vehicle was manufactured in December 2001 (I.e., vehicle was manufactured before the February 19, 2002, through July 28, 2006 recall dates).

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #3

Nov 172012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 155,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda CRV. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked in rainy weather when the driver's door emitted smoke. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 12V486000 (master power switch visibility: Power window devices and controls). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 155,000.....updated 12/19/12 the consumer stated the master power window switch (on driver's side) was replaced on 11/21/12 the consumer's the vehicle's VIN should have been included in the recall posted on 10/16/12. 12/21/2012

- Rosemead , CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 032012


  • 180,592 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda CRV. The contact stated that as she opened the driver side window, there was smoke coming from the bottom of the door. The fire department was notified who disconnected the battery. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic who inspected the failure and advised the contact that the master window switch would need replacing. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified who advised that they would send a representative to further investigate the failure. The failure mileage was 180,592.

- Concord, NH, USA

problem #1

Jan 072011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda CRV. The contact stated that upon entering the vehicle, she noticed that the front driver side window was released in the downward position without assistance. The failure occurred before accessing the parked vehicle. There was an extremely strong burning odor inside of the vehicle. The contact discovered that the front driver side power window control mechanism was melted within the door housing. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they informed the contact that the wiring harness would need to be replaced. The repair part was ordered and when the part became available, the vehicle would be repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 99,000. Updated 04/05/11 the dealer found the master cylinder switch burnt. Updated 07/22/22

- Kaneohe, HI, USA