2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-Liter 160hp DOHC 16-Valve from North America

Summary:

I live in a climate where an air conditioner is a necessity, so this problem is major!

Faults:

I have replaced the air conditioner 5 times over the course of 6 years.

General Comments:

In general, I have liked the car.

However, the problems with the air conditioner are aggravating, time consuming and expensive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th September, 2008

2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4 from North America

Summary:

Buy it new, then sell it before the warranty expires!

Faults:

A/C stops working suddenly in the middle of summer. I took it to the dealer. They said it will cost me $3700, since they have to replace the whole A/C system. Very disappointing. I'll probably make someone else look at it, coz it seems OK to me, only not blowing cold.

General Comments:

Generally it is OK. I love the space and performance, but I am disappointed about MPG and suspension, and now the A/C.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th September, 2008

21st Sep 2008, 09:00

My AC did the same thing, at 60,000 miles or so. I was told the same thing (about $3700) that there were metal fragments in throughout the system from where the compressor had failed, and the whole thing would have to be replaced. That was when (silly me) I discovered the warranty on this car (I bought it new) was only 30,000 miles. I have loved my 2000 Odyssey, I thought I would be getting the same reliability and quality in the CR-V, but was I ever wrong. I agree with everything the original reviewer listed, except he neglected to mention that it is also very loud on the highway, even with the windows up.

2002 Honda CR-V LX from North America

Summary:

Fairly reliable so far :o)

Faults:

A majority of the issues have been typical maintenance. In the last month, however, I've been hearing a strange sound emanating from the AC. I did some research and found this is a common problem for this year of CR-V. I took car to garage today and they said the compressor is going out == 1500.00 price tag was quoted :o/ I contacted the Honda dealership and they said it pretty much has to seize before they will deal with it.

Another problem is that the back brakes are making this weird harmonic humming when I make a sharp turn, this apparently is because of the rear rotors being unbalanced?

Finally, I thought anyone with a no-start issue... or intermittent start issue could benefit from the following 411. I had the same problem with my Saturn and it was a CRANK-SHAFT sensor. It took them forever to find it because when they would do the no-start diagnostic, the car would start. Good luck.

General Comments:

Overall, the 2002 CR-V's been a good car so far. The driver seat is a bit wobbly. Research has shown this to be a known recall issue. It was assembled wrong. I'm a bit worried about what's to come, but on the whole it's been a decent car -- of course, I'm only at 56,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 2008

21st Nov 2012, 19:25

Hi, I know it is the review from 2008, but for the sake of saving time to readers that look for noise from the rear, which you stated: "Another problem is that the back brakes are making this weird harmonic humming when I make a sharp turn, this apparently is because of the rear rotors being unbalanced?"

It is well known problem with rear differential oil that wears out prematurely and has to be replaced more often that stated in maintenance book. Maybe is good to check that first before you go for an expensive rear rotor change.

Kind regards.

2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L from North America

Summary:

Honda is over rated

Faults:

Front disc was locked and rotor was damaged at 80000 miles.

Rear lift gate light sensor went bad at 45000 miles. The sensor kept flickering. After another 4000-5000 miles, most of the interior lights only works from time to time.

The headlight get burned out quickly during 75000-80000 miles. I changed 3 headlight bulbs with 5000 miles.

Battery all drained for no reason in 4 years. It is a little too quick for battery. Most my car battery last 5-7 years.

A/C compressor went dead at around 90000 miles. The A/C light did not come on for about 500-1000 miles, and it came back on, but no A/C. Checked and found the compressor cannot turn.

Transmission shift was normal until after a recall for a transmission cable rust issue. After that, the shifting to 2 and 1 from D requires the shift lever locate a middle point between the shift before it can shift to 2. I was able to shift to 2 by pushing the lever all the way to the left before the recall.

The engine still runs well. I change oil every 3000-3500 miles. I did all the schedule maintenance, and this is the first time I see so much problems on a car.

General Comments:

I don't know it is my bad luck, or the car. It is my first Honda. I usually have Toyota, and none have this many problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st June, 2008