really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
110,394 miles

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problem #6

Jul 032016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda CR-V. the contact had difficulty inserting the key into the vehicle. In addition, the rear passenger and front driver side windows did not operate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The diagnosis was not provided. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not provided.

- Clover, SC, USA

problem #5

Mar 312015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda CR-V. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V70000 (air bags), 14V351000 (air bags), 12V486000 (electrical system, visibility) and 12V136000 (exterior lighting); however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #4

Nov 012013


  • 162,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the front passenger side window failed to open. In addition, the motor became hot when the switch was activated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 162,000. Mailed out 01/13/15

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 072013


  • 250,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the contact smelled fire coming from the driver's side power window switch. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 12V486000 (electrical system, visibility). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 250,000.

- Lisle, IL, USA

problem #2

Jun 022011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 166,365 miles
Tomorrow I take my 2002 Honda CR-V in for it's fifth air conditioner compressor. If it wasn't for the concern about visibility to defrost/defog the windshield in certain weather conditions, would not be shelling out another $1600 plus tax on this reliability highly overrated vehicle. Currently has only 166,600 miles on it. This time failure is being attributed to the condenser fan needing replacement also. At least this is the first time the compressor didn't just completely fail. Buying it as a certified used vehicle only helped with the first replacement, so I guess it was worth it, but certainly didn't get the long term peace of mind expected for the extra cost. Honda knows they have a problem but appear to not care to help owners cope with the exorbitant cost of owning this over priced vehicle.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #1

Apr 212011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
I have a 2002 Honda CR-V with 84,000 miles on it. This vehicle has been well maintained & has had all manufacturer recommended services completed and I have the records to prove it. The A/C compressor exploded last week circulating metal filings into the vehicle's system. This is a safety hazard because the engine could seize as a result of the presence of metal filings therefore not having any power brakes, power steering, etc. Also, I cannot use the defrost which creates limited visibility in cooler temperatures which also creates a safety issue. This is a common, widely known problem often referred to as "Honda black death".

- Bennington, NE, USA