2002 Honda CR-V EX from North America


I love Honda - but my CRV must have snuck through Quality Control!!


Another CRV story. I LOVE Hondas, this is my third - however, I'm convinced my 2002 CRV is a lemon. The oxygen sensor went out last year (expensive) then the catalytic convertor, THEN in August while driving on the freeway (in Las Vegas heat) my a/c condensor clutched "sheared off" and fell out of my car... yep, the metal condenser clutch actually broke in half and clunked out of my car. (thank goodness there was no one behind me)

Two different repair places both said this is a complete fluke they'd never seen before. $2400 in repair fees later, it was fixed.

Fortunately, Honda paid for half my repair. I was more concerned with any recalls on this, as this could have been unbelievably dangerous...

Unfortunately, my a/c just went out again today. (it's 107 degrees in Vegas) If my repair shop finds fragments like other comments I'm reading, I'm going to bid my CRV farewell for good.

I will definitely consider another Honda sedan in the future, but am pretty leery of the CRV's.

If you have problems like this, contact Honda. They were very helpful with me in helping me pay for my repairs.

Thanks -

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th June, 2008

2002 Honda CR-V EXL 4 cylinder from North America




Having had a 1995 Ford Wind Star as my previous vehicle, I was very happy to be purchasing this supposedly great Honda CRV. With all my complaints about the FORD van, I am really thinking twice about Honda.

The wind (?) noise (what else could it be) in the CRV is horrible. With the sun roof open, it's even worse.

The interior gets marks almost by just looking at it.

No storage for anything more than your sunglasses. You can't use the cup holders and access the area below at the same time.

Not really impressed with the gas mileage it gets either.

I've had it for just over a year and when the check engine light came on, I took it to the local Honda dealer to diagnose what the check engine light meant... Wow, the fuel filler pipe and the gas cap need to be replaced at a cost of over $300.00. There is a special way to fill your car with gas? That wasn't in the driver training manual. Must be new.

I am not getting what the big hype is about Honda. Maybe 2002 wasn't a stellar year? Anyone else have filler pipe/gas cap issues?

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

Review Date: 10th March, 2008

11th Mar 2008, 12:24

I owned an 04 Toyota Camry and let me tell you, biggest mistake ever made as far as cars go. Japanese cars were once very good, but now that they are mass produced forget it. You're better off getting a Ford Escape or a Chevrolet Equinox, they're a lot cheaper and a lot quieter on the inside.

2002 Honda CR-V from North America


Nothing so far.

General Comments:

I just got a 2002 Honda CRV last month with 53000 miles on it. I think it is the perfect car for me. I read a bunch of reviews on this site about the compressor going up on them. From what I can see, if you turn the knob and set it to the defroster or the defroster/floor, the compressor automatically kicks on. Then from there, you turn it to your feet, feet/face, or face, the compressor light still stays on even if your blowing hot or cold air. I am guessing people don't know to press the a/c button when on the feet, feet/face, or face if you are not using the a/c. That is why I think your compressor is blowing up so quick, it is constantly on, when you only really use the a/c half of the year (depending on location), it is on all the time.

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

Review Date: 29th February, 2008

28th Nov 2008, 12:37

I agree with the A/C button. You have to watch it. I bought my 2002 last year and so far it has been a great car. We have been getting 30 mpg and it has good pick up when in traffic.