2002 Honda CR-V Reviews - Page 4 of 9

2002 Honda CR-V LX from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired9800 miles
Most recent distance69000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Very comfortable

Faults:

My 2002 Honda CRV with 69,000 miles on it started making some funny noises couple of days ago and then yesterday it started blowing hot air. I got on the net and discovered this forum that you guys have started. It has enlightened me a lot and reposed the belief that I have had I consumer activism especially here in the United States. I will be taking it to the Honda dealership to see what they have to say about it. Can someone tell me how to get in touch with Honda America so that I can enquire about the Goodwill warranty. Watch this space for more comments.

General Comments:

This car gives good mileage.

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

Review Date: 22nd October, 2007

2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.0 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

This SUV is perfect for a small family

Faults:

Driver door "key cylinder" faulty around 68,000. You have to work it to open the car. Not that big of a deal to me.

Plastic interior is cheap feeling, cracked in the trunk area when my wife dropped some furniture on it. I would crack too if she dropped that heavy edge on me!

SRS light came on for no reason. I just need to take it in to have it turned off.

Check engine light comes on maybe once every 9 months for about a day then goes off again. Seems to happen on other Honda models. I think they just want you to take it into the Honda dealer and make him a little extra cash.

Interior is a little loud.

General Comments:

My wife and I love this car. The best gas mileage we have managed to get out of it was around 29 mpg (and that was going through the Ozark mountains!). We just put a hitch on it to tow a smaller boat we bought.

It has enough pickup for me and is a joy to drive. We are big Honda/Toyota/Nissan fans, and this one fits right in with our expectations of a good automobile.

I really don't know what all these other people are so mad about. Does seem a little weird that everyone outside the US had excellent things to say, and the Americans didn't like it. If you want something with more power, a heavier gas-guzzling rock crawler that will last about 50,000 miles, buy an American car. If you want reliability and a quality built automobile at a reasonable price- buy something with a Japanese name on it (excluding Mitzubishi). Most Hondas/Toyotas/Nissans are manufactured here anyway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2007

2002 Honda CR-V LX from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.3 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance35000 miles

Summary:

Honda should be responsible for the manufacturing defects

Faults:

The drive side door lock was replaced due to a manufacturing problem within the second year I bought this car.

Now the SRS light came on without any reason. The car didn't have any accidents.

General Comments:

2002 CRV seems to have reliability issues. Or maybe I just bought a brand new lemon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th March, 2007

8th Apr 2007, 12:27

I'm also wondering what the big problem is. The CR-V is just a machine, and as such, isn't perfect. The vehicle's several years old and he's complaining about a bad lock and a stubborn idiot light. Please!! Let that be worst thing to ever happen to ones car.

29th Aug 2007, 17:26

Lets see; front brake clips replaced 4 times under warranty for a clicking noise that we gave up trying to fix because there is no fix. SRS light also came on for no reason. Drivers door lock -- same issue. 126,000 kms, and now the steering pump seems to be going. Oh; interior plastic marks too easily, and wheel is worn out. Now it appears the crank seal is leaking oil and will cost a bundle if I repair it. I have owned many different cars, Domestic and Import, and this will be the first and last Honda. Cheaply built and over-priced.

18th May 2008, 19:50

I too had problems with my door locks. I didn't have keyless entry so I had to is my key to unlock the door each time. First it was the driver's side so I would unlock the passenger side and crawl over. Then it quit working so I had to unlock the tailgate, crawl to the back seat door to unlock it then unlock the driver's door. Then the tailgate lock quit working. After 2 hours of trying to get into my car, my brother bought me a keyless entry for Christmas. My CRV was out of warranty when the locks quit working.

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 33 reviews