4th Jul 2006, 12:31

You are right, the gas tank is too small for this size of car, I have to go every two or three days to the gas station to fill up the tank.

30th Jul 2006, 09:51

Wow, you mean someone else out there had the same problem with their CR-V. Literally, about once or twice a month the damn thing wouldn't start. The Honda dealers couldn't find anything wrong and because it happened intermittently, there was almost no way to repeat the problem for the mechanics. They did experience it once, but still couldn't come up with a solution or reason for this. I think that because it was the first year for the redesign that it may have had some bugs. Also, my AC literally went out less than a week after the manufacturers warranty expired. (Conspiracy, Conspiracy, Conspiracy)

12th Aug 2006, 19:32

There seems to be serious problems with air compressors in the CR-Vs. I have a 2002 CR-V, and the air compressor went out and contaminated the entire air conditioning system with metal pieces, and they say everything needs to be replaced. Honda seems to be aware of the problem, and has replaced the AC systems in many CR-Vs due to their "goodwill warranty". I have contacted Honda America, and I am hoping they will cover the cost of my AC repair.

14th Sep 2006, 11:19

Wow, I didn't realize there were so many problems with the Honda CR-V Air Compressors. Mine just went out and it's a 2003 with 52,000 miles. I've only had it 2 weeks shy of 3 years. I will definitely contact them about this "Goodwill Warranty". Thanks for the heads-up!!

7th Oct 2006, 07:31

It's amazing as I am doing research now how many people are having problems with these Air Compressors.

The weird thing is I was called on Wed asking if I wanted to extend my warranty, after having the car for almost two years, regularly taking it in for service, with zero problems I said No Thanks. The guy in a snotty attitude said "Have fun with the dealer" and hung up. 4 hours later my Air Compressor exploded, caused fragmentation damage through out the engine, and it's costing $2200. Luckily my warranty was still good and I was able to get it all covered.

7th Oct 2006, 23:12

You probably were asked to buy warranty from a company other than Honda. If that is the case, you would be dealing with a third party when it comes to warranty and it would probably cause you pain.

9th May 2007, 06:01

I have a 2002 Honda CR-V. I though that it would be as reliable as my 2001 Toyota Corolla. I was wrong. I have the same problems many of you have had. I have gone through 2 A/C compressors, the freon keeps leaking out of faulty hoses which are being replaced one by one. The "check maintenance light" is on perpetually. Last week my wife was stranded at an intersection in it because the main intake hose for the radiator blew off for no good reason and coolant went everywhere. I had to pay a towing bill, and have it fixed. The struts are showing signs of needing to be replaced and of course, its over 100k so it will all be out of my pocket. It is seriously getting to expensive to own one of these. I would have bought domestic had I known this was going to be the case. I will go back to Toyota; I will never buy another Honda again.

9th May 2007, 16:36

A maintenance light on is no big deal!!! It can be reset and about every new car comes with it so you should be ready to deal with it. By the sounds of your under carriage it looks like you bought your CRV to go off road, but ended up wrecking everything.

27th May 2007, 07:02

I can't believe that Honda is not aware of the A/C compressor problems that seem to be standard in the 2002 Honda CRV. I have just had the same experience at 54,000 miles. I would think with the number of vehicles that have had this problem a recall would be looked into. I am now faced with $1400.00 to fix the problem. This is not what I expected when I chose a Honda. I am very disappointed and will contact them about their Good Will Policy.

Tomi Beck

Nashville Tn.

30th Jun 2007, 17:20

I am the owner of a 2002 Honda CR-V with only 42,000 miles on it. Last week the air conditioner went out. I took it to the dealership and found out that the air compressor had exploded causing metal fragments to contaminate the entire system. Replacement cost with labor, $3000. I am absolutely sick that this has happened on what I thought was a reliable car. We also own a Honda Odyssey, but will not buy Hondas again.

5th Jul 2007, 22:43

I own a 2003 Honda CR-V and the air conditioning compressor just went bad and put metal shavings into all of the air conditioning system. It is at the Honda dealership now and they want $3000 to repair the whole system. Of course the warranty has expired! Can someone please advise how to contact Honda about the Goodwill policy. Certainly sounds like there should be a class action suit or a recall.

6th Jul 2007, 20:16

We have a 2002 CRV and my wife was driving home and suddenly the air stopped working. I brought the vehicle to a mechanic was informed that the A/C compressor was malfunctioning. Wow, I can't believe that Honda would overlook this problem. Now It would cost me $1600 to fix.

13th Jul 2007, 20:29

My 2002 CR-V air conditioner compressor exploded and caused extensive damage to the entire AC system. We did not have it repaired at the dealership because they were quoting $2900 to repair it. I went on-line and looked up "Honda CR-V, air conditioner problems". I found out that there were many other low mileage CR-V's that had this exact same problem. Most people reported that Honda was aware of the problem and was covering costs for repairs-even if warranty was expired. It pays to do your research before authorizing repairs. I called another Honda dealer and told them what I had found out about the defective air compressors. The service manager authorized for my car to be fixed free of charge.

18th Jul 2007, 22:15

I bought my '02 CRV in January with 67,000 miles on it. It is my fifth Honda and I have always had good luck with them. My previous car, a '97 Honda Accord made it 250,000 miles.

I use my car for work so I put a lot of miles on it and didn't buy the extended warranty. I put so many mles on it that it's not really worth it. I think the warranty is 2 years or 24,000 miles. I do that in less than a year. About a month ago my air conditioner stopped working. That's all just stopped working. I now have 85,000 miles on the car and the dealer is about 50 minutes away from me, so I took it to a local shop. (The dealer even told me I could take it to a local place because a check engine light can mean anything form a gas cap to a catalytic converter. Both of which have also had to replaced. The gas cap cost me 80 dollars.) The shop was one I have used many times before and I trusted, they are not amateurs. Well they looked at it and told m I needed a new compressor. They didn't know about this defect and I didn't know. I said fine, whatever, just fix the thing. A week later that blew out. I bring it back and now we're stuck with each other. They kept it for almost two weeks researching this problem and really doing there best to fix it.

Now it works, but it still doesn't work right and I don't trust it. By now I'm well aware of this problem, and am frustrated beyond belief, so I called my dealer and had a fit. I asked him to intervene with Honda for me. I have been a loyal Honda customer since I started driving and now I am just disgusted by them. I'm bringing it in on Friday so let's see what happens, but in any case, I'm out a fortune. I tell every one I know now to never trust Honda and certainly never buy a CRV.