The Honda CR-V's four-cylinder engine is smooth and spirited yet economical. The interior is roomier, and fit and finish are very good. The CR-V is among the top-scoring small SUVs and represents a good dollar value. Crash tests are also very impressive. Too much road noise is our main gripe.
Alerts
There are 12 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2004 Honda CR-V owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Compressor disintegrated while driving down the road"

Anonymous, ME (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor failed, sending particles thru the system, which also ruined the condenser. Everything had to be replaced costing $2200. Big hit on an 11 yr old car, but first big repair it needed"

E C., AZ (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The AC compressor went out and pieces of metal went thru entire AC system, which require the replacement of entire system- very expensive :$1,600.00"

Tom M., IL (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The AC stopped working"

Doreen W., NY (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"the Ac compressor imploded which seems to be common. I had a new system installed cost 1800"

Anonymous, CO (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"AC compressor failed which commonly takes out the condenser, evaporator and other components. On average, a $3200 repair"

David K., IL (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C stopped working. Parts fell out from under the car"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"died. had to replace it"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"AC compressor went out. Cost to repair 800-3000 dollars. Unable to afford repairs at this time"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"some vents do not deliver air flow, probably due to vacuum valve malfunction. I have not requested repairs on this but will when the CRV is in for the lengthy airbag recall work"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor exploded, sending metal shards thru the system"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to be replaced"

Robert K., WI (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Complete AC system failure, compressor expoded (88,000 miles) contaminating entire AC system- cost 3K plus to repair and replace all parts- no help from US Honda or Honda dealer- disgusted"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C was blowing only warm air. Honda checkup listed 2-3 possible problems, but for 1/3 the cost had independent mechanic repair with complete success"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"It quit working and had to be replaced"

Rick G., SK (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"We have had to replace the condenser twice. The other person I know who had a 2003 also had to replace their compressor. I think this was a design problem with this model"

Anonymous, KY (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor failed twice. This should be an item for recall but not sure why Honda doesn't issue this recall. Even NY Times have an article about it"

Nali G., AZ (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Chronic problem; have replaced two compressors and evaporator and condenser"

Alan D., CA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor replaced about two,years ago by my local garage, got another $175.00 from Honda . Now it's blowing warm and will find out next week what the problem is"

John F., NY (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor clutch seized causing serpentine belt to break. I have been told that a special service bulletin had been issued on this matter but that my crv was past the date,also it may only have applied to the U.S"

Peter B., ON (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"just went out"

Anonymous, LA (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"AC refrigerant leaked and need to replace unit"

Anonymous, ME (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor stopped working"

Kathleen D., CA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"2nd time the AC compressor has failed. Remedy is to replace the whole AC system"

Marvin H., CA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Had replaced the AC system approx three years ago. Honda sold me the same compressor that had failed. They did not recommend using an aftermarket brand that was more reliable. Three years later the compressor failed again. Very dissatisfied with Hond"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor was struck by road debris as was the condenser, causing total failure of both units. Compressor had been replaced due to routine failure approx. 4 years previously. Poor location or lack of protection to shield items from road debris"

David B., NJ (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"compressor stopped working. changed for a rebuilt and all is good"

Anonymous, QC (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I've had the air conditioning system replaced TWICE (by original dealer and by Honda service center) and that seems excessive for seven years"

Kathy P., TX (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Was told they coulnd not guarantee the repair because there were bits of metal in the system. I was also told that the AC was a common problem with this mode"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"It cost around $1,600.00 to repair the A/C system"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Not as cold as it use to be. Honda dealer in Tarrytown NY not competent / experienced enough to fix problem"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"failed and very expensive to repair"

Anonymous, MO (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor had a complete failure. Compressor was replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace compressor twice in last 8 years. I think there was a recall but did not hear about it until it was too late"

Pierre B., NC (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"It failed at about 94000 miles"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The A/C compressor stopped working and I had to replace it with a new one"

Kathleen D., CA (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The A/C unit on this vehicle failed due to a widespread problem with 2002-2006 CRVs dubbed "the black death" wherein the AC compressor explodes and destroys/contaminates all the rest of the AC unit. It is a very expensive repair. There is numerous documentation online about this"

Anonymous, OR (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaks from compressor"

James H., CA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"AC broke and needed to be replaced"

Karen J., MN (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor shattered internally; replaced with EBay compressor. Time will tell"

Robin F., AB (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor stopped working properly. I had to replace it"

Tamara H., CA (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I have had to replace the compressor twice since buying brand new in 2004. First time in June 2009 then again in May 2016. First time, just stopped working. Second, realized it was starting to go out; had it replaced before it could"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"In 2010 the compressor was replaced with a new one"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"A/c not working well , just started after 10 years"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"Heat car solely through gravity. Fan worked intermittently"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the Heater/AC Blower Resistor Assy"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The blower takes several seconds to kick on and when it does (when the AC is on) it dramatically reduces the performance/pick up of the engine"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The blower failed to work, therefore, I could not get either cold or warm air in the car. It turned out to be a sensor, that was pretty inexpensive to fix"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"stopped working"

K J., NJ (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

"AC compressor failed which commonly takes out the condenser, evaporator and other components. On average, a $3200 repair"

David K., IL (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"The air conditioner malfunctioned and lost its cooling capacity. A Honda mechanic determined that a switch assembly had failed. He repaired it. The cooling system has worked well since then"

Roger H., VA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"Not sure if it was a leak, but servicer said that air had gotten into the system. Purged and refilled, which worked for a while. Then the fuse to the heat exchanger fan blew. Replaced and worked again, then slowly began to stop cooling. Unfixed at th"

Anonymous, TN (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Had a recurring problem with the A/C freezing up ,eventually it quit blowing cold air. The shop found a leak which they said was the origin of the problem"

Joe F., TX (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Apparent refrigerant leak resulted in loss of cooling. Refrigerant is being replaced"

Anonymous, HI (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Unable to hold refrigerant despite repair efforts"

Anonymous, ME (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Very slow leak.. first time since owning (6years) that had to recarge freon"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Blows warm air except on coldest sewtting"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Same issues with compressor. Once compressor was replaced, refrigerant stopped leaking"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Recall"

Anonymous, LA (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Even the Honda Certified Dealer (or whatever they call them) has been unable to find the cause of the ABS light being on all the time"

Kathy P., TX (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"After 9 trouble free years on the road, I've experienced several recurring problems with the brake calipers in the last two years. The car has over 128000 miles on it. I can't complain very much"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Right rear caliper stuck"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Original rear brake calipers replaced. Left rear was not releasing properly and was wearing brakes unevenly. Rear brake rotor rusted and was also replaced"

Janet H., PA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"calipers sticking, leading to premature wear and replacement"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"1 froze up and had to be replaced. 100000 miles seems fair"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"one of the calipers was sticking causing premature brake pad failure"

Stephen C., IN (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"2004 Honda CRV appears to have problems with brake calipers- I've replaced all 4 calipers twice in 88,000 miles"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"One of the calipers would not release properly, resulting in it digging into the brake pad and wearing it down rapidly"

SUSn F., PA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Right front caliper seized up, had to be replaced"

James D., CT (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"For a low mileage car, expensive replacement"

A B., BC (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers ceased on three wheels, requiring replacement"

John H., ON (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Caliper stuck, causing premature wearing of rotor and ceramic brake pads"

David B., NJ (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed replacement on two wheels. Needed replacement of another several years ago. Three of the four calipers have been replaced in this vehicle"

Gordon S., MA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The caliper for the right front tire was sticking and needed to be replaced along with the brake pads for the wheel"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers seized"

Scott B., NY (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes have been replaced 5 times since i owned this car"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

""Seized" front brake caliper"

Thomas M., PA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Loose and noisy"

Lynda C., OH (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"frozen caliper resulting in scored rotor"

Lee F., MD (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Froze. Rear right"

Peter B., ON (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"The master cylinder needed to replaced. The brakes on the car have always seemed mushy to me, but not my wife. Putting a new master cylinder in didn't really change much so I assume that's the way the brake system was designed"

Eugene L., IL (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The master cylinder failed. It was replaced and all is fine. I hate to sell my car as it had been so dependable"

Patricia B., PA (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"REPLACE PADS AND HAD ROTORS TURNED"

Donald S., MA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Replace rear pads & rotor"

Anonymous, TN (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"pads &"

T R., TX (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"brakes worn from normal wear"

Giuseppi C., MB (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"At 85,000. miles the mechanic said the brake pads on the from were worn down and should be replaced very soon which I did immediately"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to replace brakes and had to have work done on the rotors"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"At 150k+ miles the brakes were done. As far as we know those were the original brakes on the car"

Larry H., NE (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"The right rear brakes have frozen and scored the rotors twice. None of the other wheels have had a problem"

Eugene L., IL (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Front brakes do not last long, adding new rotors and pads made issues go away, but quickly started to wear out once again"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Stuck caliper caused premature pad wear"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"left front brake failure. Whole brake must be rebuilt"

Walter R., CA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"defect in calipers not retracting leads to premature wear"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Constantly replacing breaks almost every year. Do not drive enough to warrant this issue"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear calipers are regularly dragging and brake pads only last an average of 30,000 km"

Tony J., ON (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brakes only lasted about 20K, requiring rotors and pads"

Wendell-Kim W., IL (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers kept locking and wearing out the brakes"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"have had brake problems from year 4. goes thru brakes and rotors like crazy and i do not drive the car that much"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"REPLACED PADS"

Donald S., MA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The brakes just wore out after 160000 miles no brake problems before that"

Patrick T., OR (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Front and rear brakes needed replacement"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaks in two places in brake lines requiring replacement of lines due to corrosion"

John H., ON (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"these were replaced in the rear by Firestone and kept rusting and rubbing making noise when turning. After four times bringing it in and additional cost they were able to remove most of the noise"

Frank C., IL (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Backing out of garage there is a dragging noise when applying brakes. Dealer says no problem, condensation in garage. Noise goes away when driven forward and does not come back until the next day when backing out of the garage again. Annoying!!!"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The car sat unused for more than 30 days at a time during the winter with ice and snow so the rotors rusted, pitted and warped. Had to replace all 4 rotors and install new front brake pads"

Mike T., NJ (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed replacements"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Lots of wear even with low mileage"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear rotors failed with little to no warning, according to dealership assessment. Had to replace on the spot as was told it was dangerous to drive"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"The vehicle sits outside 24/7, if there is cold or wet weather, there is always a grinding or squeaking noise for a couple of days with the brakes"

Anonymous, CO (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced front brakes, the squeal is from the rear brakes & the mechanic says they don't need replacing. Squeal when in reverse"

Anonymous, MS (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"sounded like something rubbing when in reverse"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Emission indicator goes on and off. Have replaced the gas cap but continue to have issues"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Problem developed in the evap system under the car by the gas tank. Had it replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Catalytic converter failed and took out the oxygen sensor"

Anonymous, KY (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"charcoal canister replacement"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light remains on. Had a licensed mechanic troubleshoot the problem. Appeared to be fixed and then the check engine light came on again. Seems to be an ongoing problem with this car"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"fuel evaporation control valve on charcoal canister failed and had to be replaced. canister also had to be replaced as control device impossible to remove do to corrosion"

Michael M., ON (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"EGR canister replaced twice in 4 years"

Wendell-Kim W., IL (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Ck engine light inform EGR is bad"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed emissions several times despite multiple repairs of emissions control modules. Leak in gas lines at the tank requiring removal of tank"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

"Got a engine malfunction indicator light. Two months after a Honda dealer reset the light and said everything was OK, I got the same warning light. Took it to a local mechanic who discovered a cracked gas cap and replaced it. No problem since"

John H., CA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Multiple sensor issues in past year: P1077, P0325, P0661"

Janet H., PA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Needs a new catalytic converter"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed twice, one under warranty one not"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Broken. Needed replacing. Engine light went on"

Kevin F., PA (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Have had 2 sensors, valves replaced and still have not been able to get the problem resolved. Check engine light still on. The diagnostics don't seem to be specific enough to pinpoint the problem. So they tackle the most likely problem area first"

Anonymous, ME (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"engine warning sensor came on"

John A., ON (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"downstream o2 sensor triggered the CEL"

Richard K., IN (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed Maryland Emissions Test"

Anonymous, MD (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Sensor light keeps coming on. Dealer checked OK. Open gas cap and sensor light goes out. One week later sensor light comes back on. Open gas cap and sensor light goes out. Annoying!! Of course dealer will replace what is needed to remedy situation-"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Most unreliable and expensive to replace (twice). Dealer charges exorbitant"

A B., BC (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"It was a block sensor and affected the smoothness of gas utilization. It cost about $250 to repair"

Anonymous, OR (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Expensive for such a little item"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"easy to replace myself"

Michael M., ON (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Needs replacement in NH every year to pass mandated inspection"

Keld A., NH (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Front o2 sensor failed and is to expensive to replace, particularly at the dealer's"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"A problem with the pollution control system. Problem rectified"

Peter B., ON (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The oxygen sensor failed and had to be replaced at a cost of about $800"

Anonymous, MI (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Anti knock sensor stopped working"

Scott B., NY (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light on dash was on. Diagnosis was "Needs ELD, Needs canister assembly - leaking" "Electronic load detector - Remove & replace. Evaporator control canister & vent valve - Remove & replace""

Anonymous, CT (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The check engine light kept coming on. The mechanic replaced a sensor, I believe"

Teri B., TN (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Both O2 sensors failed, to fix this is was necessary to replace the catalytic converter"

Mark B., IL (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

12V power plug

"blows fuses"

Wm H., FL (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Cruise control

"My cruise control would suddenly stop working during long drives. We have moved out of state since car purchased and new dealer was unable to fix problem and gave up after 3 attempts. Incidentally some of the lights for controls such as climate con"

Charlene L., IN (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"brake lights have been replaced numerous times but they keep burning out"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Burned out rear light"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake Light went out"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Just a burnt out bulb no biggy"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"All dash lights dimmed and went out"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The lighting behind the left half of the dash gauges is out, so watching my speed at night is very difficult"

Jeromy B., MA (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Dashboard lights behind the D and the mileage line have gone out. Not serious, but inconvenient"

William W., NE (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"Headlights corroding becoming semi opaque"

Maurice M., CA (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced low beam bulb"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I bought an aftermarket headlight kit and have had to have some bulbs replaced prematurely"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Plastic cover of headlights clouded up with aging and reduced the visibility of the headlights"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Headlights burn out frequently and garage mechanic is statingit is the wire system on the vehicle. No fix is possible"

Robert L., NY (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Recall for headlight. Dealer said work was done a few years ago. Low beam on right headlight kept blowing , but not the high beam. Honda Greenwich replaced for "free" but car needed ball joints ,etc,etc, and they didn't have another recall part for t"

John F., NY (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The headlights eventually grew yellowed and hazed and had to be replaced this past year. I replaced them with after-market units"

Karl B., TX (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Corrosion to the wires"

Anonymous, SK (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"No interior cabin top light. No lights when door is opened. Spoke about getting it fixed-would have to remove entire headliner to find the problem-expensive"

Sara H., MD (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"It had a bad switch and would not always turn on when the door was opened"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The dashboard lights needed to be replaced. The dome light will not work as the sensor is malfunctioning"

Robert L., NY (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The interior lights stopped working, and kept blowing fuses. Also blew several light bulbs that backlit the dash, cruise and other buttons/dials"

Anonymous, SK (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"Keyless entry failed on driver's door requiring manual locking/ unlocking of all doors"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver,s door stays locked at all times. It cost over $350 to fix"

John S., MA (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"the drivers door does not unlock or lock with the fob all the time"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The electronic door locks on the driver side no longer function using remote. Apparently something called an accuator (??) is a common problem. Several hundred to fix"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The passenger door and cargo door do not open with the keyless button"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Stopped working during warmer months (may-oct) only lock/unlock with keys. During colder months (nov-air) started working again. Now dies not function"

E H., NY (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"My husband has experienced numerous times when warning lights kept coming on for no reason"

Dolores B., IL (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light related to emission system"

Justin L., IA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"needs replacing every few years"

J S., FL (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

"Lots of squeaks and rattles, probably front tire boots. Shocks/springs squeak when going over bumps. Clunking noises around turns"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"knocking noise when going over small bumps, like something is loose. Squeaking noise when starting from a stop position or coming to a stop - shocks?"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle coming from roof in back storage area"

Thomas S., MA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Faulty engine mount. Took 2 years and $100s to finally find the problem. If the computer doesn't tell the mechanic what is wrong, they can't find it!!"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"exhaust pipe hitting undercarriage when engine is hot and pipe has expanded"

Giuseppi C., MB (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Only occurred after several accidents. These are intermittant"

Anonymous, CT (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"unknown source"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Suspension"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"the car is very rattly and "old" sounding"

Joanne R., NJ (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear thuds and bumping sounds turned out to be the links that connect the rear stabilizer bar"

John P., WA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"End links need to be replaced every 6 months. However crv has >300K miles"

E H., NY (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Control arms bushing required replacing"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"Have to keep the windows closed or the road/wind noise is deafening-can't even hear the radio if it is on, unable to carry on a conversation"

Sara H., MD (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"This car has always had excessive road noise"

Linda D., GA (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"very noisy"

Dee M., AZ (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Vehicle is too noisy on smooth, paved streets"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Very noisy interior on highway"

Thomas S., MA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Difficult to talk when driving"

Joan J., CA (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"High degree of road noise as indicated in CR Review of CR-V"

Gregg T., AK (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"Boots torn and leaking cost of repair $200 OR $1200 to replace the knuckles IF the ball joints separate WTF???"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Noise primarily"

Anonymous, IA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

"Bushings wore out when travelling on winter roads"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering leaks

"Allerted by getting oil change that I had leak.. Took it to my mechanic"

Maureen G., NY (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Had Sears Auto replace power steering fluid. Pump started leaking about 6 months later. I believe the did not use the right fluid and it damaged the pump"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Power steering pump locked up and failed. Had to be replaced at my cost. I believe this exact same part was recalled in Acuras, but not Hondas"

Anonymous, MD (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer wanted to replace the whole thing. Independent service said the hose clamps were leaking and wanted to replace them. Whats wrong with some fluid with stop leak?"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Pump leaking. dealer installed rebuilt pump. Had independent shop install new hose because cost at dealer was excessive. Hose flow was restricted and damaged rebuilt pump. Dealer installed another rebuilt pump and later discovered flow restriction in hose. Dealer installed new hose"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"strut were starting to leak"

John A., ON (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Struts worn out at 157k miles. I think it is normal to expect to have to replace struts with this many miles on them"

Don W., CA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Strut had snapped, most likely due to wear and the bad road conditions caused by this past winter in the northeast. It cost over $800 to fix this problem, which is a significant hit to our budget. But, it is cheaper than buying a new car"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The front right shock was leaking which needed to replaced not an emergency"

Ian T., BC (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"front struts locked up resulting in $1000 damage when going over a bump"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace due to rough ride and uneven tire wear"

Anonymous, GA (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"right front torsion bar broken"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"sway bars were seized"

Anonymous, NB (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

"I cannot complain about the CRV. Chicago has the worst streets in the country. The sad state of affairs regarding our streets were responsible for the needed repairs. There isn't a vehicle on the planet that's been designed to withstand Chicago's streets. Can't wait to get outta here"

Alek J., IL (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"this car eats tires - have gone through numerous sets of tires, alignment is never accurate and tires wear unevenly"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"bad sensor"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Check Engine Light-variable valve timing control needs replacing"

Gregg T., AK (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Variable valve train timing actuator failed. Dealership replaced actuator valve to repair. Approx. cost was 400 dollars"

Anthony M., TN (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Variable valve timing sometimes malfunctions. Replacement of solenoid valve did not correct the problem so expect that the computer is malfunctioning"

Anonymous, MB (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Engine mounts

"Honda dealer can't figure what the issue is. 1st said motor mount, then said water pump and the car is still making a lot of noise when it starts accelerating"

Nali G., AZ (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"Corroded oil pan had to be replaced"

Peter B., ON (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil pressure guage leak"

Anonymous, SK (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"valve cover gasket Front crankshaft donut"

Anonymous, BC (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"gasket had to be changed"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to have the engine clean and they were able to find the leaks, which cost around $400.00"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"unknown source of leak"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Front main crankshaft seal. $8 part, dealer wants $1300 labor to replace"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The CRV burns around 3-4 quarts of oil between oil changes"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The oil leak is not coming from where you add oil in the engine, it's coming from some other area - an engine block or something of that nature. The technician at the dealership told me it isn't crucial to have it repaired ASAP"

Anonymous, KY (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"The lock on the driver side do not work with the key, I have to use the pasanger door to lock the doors"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Locks and latches

"Locks backseat drivers side and rear hatch no longer work with the key fob I have to open with the key or lifting the latch to un lock the back seat"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Have had to have the lock on driver's side door replaced for the second time with this car. Cannot get remote entry for it"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Door locks do not lock on driver' sides"

Anonymous, AL (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver side lock failed/broke; had to have that door re-keyed with a separate key in order to avoid huge repair/re-keying all doors"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"left back door does not lock/unlock with remote"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver's door actuator had to be replaced. Remote would not open nor lock the car"

Anonymous, DE (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Seat belts

"Driver seat belt does no longer contract"

Sue W., OR (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Spare tire mounted on rear door, excessive weight, door fails to stay open, door shifted on hinges, caused electrical failure from warning light"

Maurice M., CA (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"outer tailgate hinge bolt rusted and had to replace entire hinge"

Anonymous, ME (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The tailgate hinges rusted out making tailgate very hard to open"

Anonymous, NL (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"Electric window control failed in open position"

M S., WA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"window regulator and motor failure"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"passenger side window motor & keyfob-lock failed. Had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"One of the roof rack supports released while driving and the whole support needed to be replaced. Also window moldings have come loose"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Exterior molding on sides of roof came loose and was told that a clip or clips were missing that kept them in place. Also the screw holding it down was loose"

Anonymous, AK (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"the paint on roof of CR-V is peeling,fading,leaving blotchy areas on roof. similar to paint problems on Civics,Accords of that year"

Ramon F., TX (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"the trim should be black and it's ash-gray. The color on the body of the car is fading especially on the front hood"

Dee M., AZ (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on hood deteriorated and peeled"

Wm H., FL (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint started chipping with 6 months of purchase leading to rust in chipped areas"

Anonymous, AK (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"poor clearcoat-should have not occured at this mileage"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"the clear coat on the driver dside door is peeling away"

Anonymous, LA (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Front driver quarter panel has badly fading paint"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint on the hood and rear tailgate is rapidly deteriorating. Seemed to happen all of a sudden. Like the paint job just "gave up""

Joanne R., NJ (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat failing. The paint job on the hood started having issues within the first 5 years"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"paint faded & peeled in certain areas"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Rust on the rear hinges and around the bottom of the doors. It just started and will get it fixed this year"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"rust around fuel cap rust at bottom of the doors rust spots on the front of the roof above windshield rust on the rear fenders where bumper is attached to it"

Anonymous, NL (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Alternator stop working. Replace with a B&A one and all is good"

Anonymous, QC (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed in 2016"

Peter B., ON (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery looses charge if the vehicle isn't driven for several days"

Anonymous, MB (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic ignition

"Engine would suddenly quit"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Ignition switch

"Locking mechanism on steering wheel engaged and would not release . First called locksmith who came out and tried to repair the problem by working on the ignition switch. That didnt work . He advised me to contact a steering column repair specialist which I did . He came and removed the locking mechanism and rebuilt it. After putting it all back together it works fine. Total cost: $400 for the locksmith and the steering column work"

Linda M., OK (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Starter

"DID NOT SEE THE PROBLEM COMING. GLAD THAT THIS IS MY BACK UP VEHICLE. IT TOOK ME 5 HOURS TO ACCOMPLISH THE REPAIR. THE STARTER WAS BARRIED UNDER A LOT OF ACCESSARIES"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Starter began to fail some 2 years ago. Installed "junked" starter (noi rebuilt starters available at the time; new starter cost some $900). Recently replacement starter began to fail. It was replaced with a rebuilt starter"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Wore out. Weak starting"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Converter caused check engine light to come on"

Anonymous, KY (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Crack inside and was making noise"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"NOISY CATALIC CONVERTER"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"CC failed. CEL on P0420. $400 to replace as cheapest aftermarket. Dealer wants $1000+"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"After 12 years finally had to touch the exhaust system. There are two sensors (O2) that screw into the exhaust. One came out and was reusable the other could not come out and had to be replaced"

Marc S., ON (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"heat shield was rattling"

Anonymous, NH (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"After 100,000 miles I had trouble with the heat shield, it came loose and was torn off while driving"

Stan K., IL (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Muffler

"Muffler rusted off. it would be considered normal wear"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"All wheel drive axle became partially detached while traveling. Shop removed the axle and the CRV was driveable with 2-wheel drive until we could have the AWD axle replaced"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Differential

"Had to replace the fluid several times"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Driveshaft or axle

"replace drive shaft"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Vibration above 40 mph"

Anonymous, OR (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"the drive shaft from the transaxle to the rear differential had a lot of wear in both U-joints, The entire shaft had to be replaced for about $1300 because the U-joints are integrated with the shaft. U-joints are usually in expensive"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"u-joint failure resulted in changing whole shaft at a cost of $1100.00"

Greg B., AB (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"The 6-disc factory CD player jammed and wouldn't even work well as a radio. I replaced it with an after-market radio. I pulled apart the old one and it had broken 3 of the 6 CD's that were in it"

Karl B., TX (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"just quit working, read this a a problem with this model"

Anonymous, MS (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"CDs became stuck in the player and cannot be ejected"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen difficult to see

"Display is blank unless it is push hard with a finget"

Pierre B., NC (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"Stopped working had to replace it"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

"Clutch sticking, had to change hydraulics (both cylinders)"

Anonymous, NH (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a slow leak in the clutch. Minor repair"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Transmission sends alert stating there is a problem"

Jim R., PA (2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The Drive light indicator stayed on, when it was in Park position"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Clutch had to be replaced due to wear. Replaced at dealership. They did a great job"

Irene C., PA (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Nothing unusual really. 125k+ miles with a lot of in-town driving, so this was not a total surprise"

Anonymous, MO (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"This is the 3rd total transmission replacement required in the CRV since buying it new in December 2003. Honda replaced the first 2 under warranty. The 3rd, because the 2nd replacement was just out of warranty, Honda gave us a discount on the cost s"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"transmission replaced"

Steve G., FL (2004 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Cooling fan

"cooling fans froze up & became dysfunctional causing engine overheating Honda dealership in Danvers MA estimated $3860 to repair. Actual cost at private shop $1210!!!!"

Irving M., FL (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Overheating

"Overheated because I neglected to add coolant"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Jun 27 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2003-2006 Acura MDX, 2005-2012 RL, 2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2007-2008 Fit, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, and 2006-2014 Ridgeline vehicles. The vehicles are equipped with passenger frontal air bag inflators assembled as a recall remedy part or replacement service part, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal airbag inflator, free of charge. The recall began August 12, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are E5D and X5C.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V501000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1657752
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Jun 27 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2002-2003 3.2TL, 2003-2006 MDX, 2001-2007 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot and 2006 Ridgeline vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with driver frontal air bag inflators assembled as a recall remedy part or replacement service part, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began August 12, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are Q5A and Y58.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V499000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3947
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Mar 06 2019
An explosion of an inflator within the driver frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver, front seat passenger or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling specific 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2013-2016 ILX, 2013-2014 ILX Hybrid, 2003-2006 MDX, 2007-2016 RDX, 2002-2003 3.2TL, 2004-2006, and 2009-2014 TL, 2010-2013 ZDX and 2001-2007 and 2009 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2007 and 2010-2011 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2007 Fit, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, and 2006-2014 Ridgeline vehicles. The affected vehicles received a replacement driver air bag inflator as part of a previous Takata inflator recall remedy or a replacement driver air bag module containing the same inflator type as a service part. Due to a manufacturing error, in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver frontal air bag, these inflators may explode.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall began April 10, 2019. Honda owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is O41. Acura owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura's number for this recall is U40.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V182000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1101534
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Apr 26 2018
An incorrectly installed air bag may deploy improperly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2003-2012 Honda Accord and Pilot, 2010 Accord Crosstour, 2001-2011 Civic, 2002-2011 CR-V, 2003-2004, 2006-2008 and 2011 Element, 2007 and 2009-2013 Fit, 2010-2012 Insight, 2002-2004 Odyssey, and 2012 Ridgeline vehicles. The front passenger air bag may have been installed incorrectly during replacement.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. The recall began June 22, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are K1P, and M1O.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V268000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1335
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Jun 15 2015
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the passenger seat occupant or other occupants possibly causing serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2001-2005 Honda Civic vehicles manufactured March 21, 2000, to January 20, 2005, 2001-2004 Honda Civic GX vehicles manufactured June 14, 2000, to August 19, 2004, 2003-2005 Honda Civic Hybrid vehicles manufactured February 24, 2002, to January 18, 2005, 2003-2007 Honda Accord vehicles manufactured February 21, 2002, to August 28, 2007, 2002-2004 Honda CR-V vehicles, 2002-2003 Honda Odyssey vehicles manufactured June 19, 2001, to July 12, 2003, 2003 Acura MDX vehicles manufactured September 19, 2002, to June 19, 2003, 2003 Honda Element vehicles manufactured June 25, 2002, to July 31, 2003, and 2003 Honda Pilot vehicles manufactured November 26, 2001, to August 21, 2003. The affected vehicles have a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on July 1, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are JS1 and JS2. Note: Vehicles that have already received a replacement passenger air bag inflator as part of the recall remedy for an earlier campaign such as 14V353 or 14V700 (Honda recall numbers S95, JH6, JH7, JH8, JH9, JJ0, JJ1, JJ2, JJ6, JM5 and JM6) are not included in this recall. However, this recall does supersede 13V132 and 14V349. Note: On December 18, 2015 Honda informed NHTSA of an expansion of this recall to include certain model year 2004 Honda CR-V vehicles in addition to additional model year 2003 CR-V vehicles.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V370000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3498481
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
May 28 2015
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2001-2007 Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2001-2004 Honda Civic GX, 2003-2005 Honda Civic Hybrid, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, 2006 Ridgeline, 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2003-2006 Acura MDX, and 2002-2003 Acura 3.2TL vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion and other factors, including manufacturing variability that, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on July 1, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238, select option 4. Note: Vehicles that have had their driver frontal air bag replaced previously as part of a recall remedy prior to September 12, 2014 need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well. Vehicles that, on or after September 12, 2014, received a remedy for a prior driver frontal air bag inflator recall already received an inflator of a different design, and therefore are not included in this recall and do not require additional servicing. Note: This recall fully supersedes recalls 08V-593, 09V-259, 10V-041, 11V-260, 14V-351 and 15V-153.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V320000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6281043
AIR BAGS
Nov 04 2014
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger¿s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2001-2005 Honda Civic, 2003-2004 Civic CNG and Element, 2002-2005 CR-V, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2005 Accord, Pilot, Civic Hybrid, and Acura MDX, 2005 Acura RL and 2006 Honda Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Saipan, Guam, and American Samoa are addressed by this recall. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began January 26, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.Note: This recall supersedes safety recall 14V-353, with the exception of vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in California.Those vehicles will continue to be addressed, and a free remedy provided, under that safety recall campaign.This recall also includes vehicles in the specific geographic areas listed above that were included within safety recalls 13V-132 and 14V-349.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V700000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 0
AIR BAGS
Jun 20 2014
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger¿s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
American Honda Motor Company, Inc.'s (Honda) is conducting a limited regional recall for certain model year 2003-2005 Accord, Civic, CR-V, Pilot and Acura MDX, model year 2003-2004 Odyssey and Element, and model year 2005 Acura RL, and 2006 Honda Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or ever registered in California, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflators in all affected vehicles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during August 2014. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V353000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 133207
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Oct 05 2012
If the switch fails, it could overheat, smoke, and cause a fire. A switch failure, and a fire, could occur even if the vehicle is not in use. As a precaution, owners are advised to park outside until the recall repair has been performed.
Summary:
Honda is recalling certain model year 2002-2006 CR-V passenger vehicles, manufactured from February 19, 2002, through July 28, 2006. The driver-side power window switch may fail or melt.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the switches, as necessary, free of charge. The safety recall began on November 2, 2012. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
Honda's campaign recall number is S61. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V486000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 268655
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH
Mar 30 2012
IF THE TERMINAL ENDS MELT WITHIN THE WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR, THE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS MAY BECOME INOPERATIVE, REDUCING DRIVER VISIBILITY AND INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002 THROUGH 2004 CR-V; MODEL YEAR 2003 THROUGH 2005 PILOT; AND MODEL YEAR 2002 AND 2003 CIVIC VEHICLES. IN MARCH 2012, HONDA FILED A DEFECT REPORT TO RECALL CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002 THROUGH 2004 CR-V AND CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2003 PILOT VEHICLES. IN AUGUST 2012, HONDA INFORMED THE AGENCY THAT IT WAS INCLUDING AN ADDITIONAL 820,789 VEHICLES INCLUDING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004 AND 2005 PILOTS AND MODEL YEAR 2002 AND 2003 CIVICS. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF VEHICLES BEING RECALLED IS NOW 1,375,217. DUE TO TENSION FROM THE COMBINATION SWITCH WIRING HARNESS, WEAR ON THE SURFACE OF THE ELECTRICAL TERMINAL CAN OCCUR, YIELDING COPPER OXIDE, WHICH INCREASES ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE. INCREASED ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE MAY CAUSE THE TERMINAL ENDS TO MELT WITHIN THE WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR.
What should you do:
HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE LOW BEAM TERMINAL HARNESS OR REPLACE THE LIGHTING SWITCH AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE ORIGINAL RECALL BEGAN IN APRIL 2012. OWNERS OF VEHICLES INVOLVED IN THE SEPTEMBER 2012 EXPANSION WILL BE NOTIFIED IN SEPTEMBER 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
HONDA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER FOR THE ORIGINAL RECALL IS S34.HONDA'S RECALL NUMBER FOR THE ADDITIONAL VEHICLES IS S51.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V136000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1375217
VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR
Dec 11 2007
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE OCCUPANT(S) MAY BE SERIOUSLY INJURED BY SHATTERED GLASS.
Summary:
CERTAIN CURVED TEMPERED REPLACEMENT GLASS MANUFACTURED BY HANGZHOU SAFETY GLASS LTD AND SUPPLIED TO SAFELITE BY AUTO TEMP INC., IDENTIFIED AS DOT-430, AND SOLD FOR USE ON CERTAIN DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN VEHICLES MAY NOT BREAK INTO SMALL PIECES AS EXPECTED OF TEMPERED GLASS AND FAILS TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 205, "GLAZING MATERIALS."
What should you do:
SAFELITE WILL NOTIFY ITS RETAIL CUSTOMERS AND REPLACE THE GLASS FREE OF CHARGE. RETAIL CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT SAFELITE TOLL FREE AT 1-888-843-2906. SAFELITE WILL NOTIFY ITS WHOLESALE CUSTOMERS AND REIMBURSE WHOLESALE CUSTOMERS FOR CURRENT INVENTORY AND AT A SPECIFIED RATE FOR REPLACING THEIR CUSTOMER'S GLASS. WHOLESALE CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT SAFELITE'S WHOLESALE DIVISION, SERVICE AUTOGLASS TOLL FREE AT 1-888-246-6298. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 15, 2008.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO CERTAIN CURVED TEMPERED REPLACEMENT GLASS MANUFACTURED BY HANGZHOU SAFETY GLASS, LTD. (DOT-430) AND SUPPLIED TO SAFELITE BY AUTO TEMP INC., AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07E104000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1657
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Jun 07 2004
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE AIR BAG INFLATION RATE WOULD BE INCORRECT, WHICH COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE DRIVER.