by teriyakiboy on Apr 22, 2014 Vehicle: 2004 Honda CR-V EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I love my CR-V, this is true utility minded vehicle, which majority of today's SUV are lacking. Hence I baby my car.
Unfortunately, I was unaware of the TSB on AC and class action that Honda settled in 2012 for $40M. It was a true wake up call when the compressor exploded, sending pieces of metals throughout the AC system, causing $4500+ damage.
Honda America denied everything about the AC and compressor issues, calling internet info "competitor's lie", case action is "untrue", and they even went in extent to tell me that I was first person to report the problem.
I'm royal to the local dealer, but I'm no longer royal to Honda brand.
by spdy3 on Aug 23, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Honda CR-V LX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
Bought for my wife used in 2007 with 18k miles.
It was a Honda certified.
It now has 142k miles.
A/C blew up at 60k (absolute dishonesty from Honda on this issue)
We complained to dealer and Honda; they both played dumb on the issue.
I printed off many complaints on this from this site and Honda reluctantly agreed to cover except $800.
O2 Sensors went out at 80k.
The front strut mounts have gone out several times (we live on a 1/4 long dirt road).
Overall decent reliability except the A/C.
Honda skimped on everything from the A/C, to the complete lack of sound deadening and suspension travel.
Handles well but rides horribly.
I didn't see what my wife saw in the test drive.
by po1968 on Jun 7, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Honda CR-V LX AWD 4dr SUV w/ Side Airbags (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
After owning a number of Honda's due to their reliability, I finally have a bad one, and it looks like others have the same issue. The A/C compressor went belly up and it's expensive to fix. There was a lawsuit about it, but too late to join [HTML removed.}
I also have continued problems with side airbags where I get a message saying that they are turned off. It's been fixed twice and still it comes back. I don't think I'm willing to pay the premium for owning a Honda any longer when other car companies are improving their reliability and cost less.
by melomelo on Jul 12, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Honda CR-V LX Fwd 4dr SUV w/ Side Airbags (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
Okay so I love LOVE hondas but my crv i bought because i wanted a car that would best fit me and my new family i had a daughter two years ago and i wanted something more reliable and more room well.. of course looks like a mommy car off the bat but drives smooth i just changed my air box my bushings went bad but thats cuz i drove 145000+miles on it so everyday i drive 35 miles going ONE way so in one day its like 70+miles on my car but its built strong i love it i bought the car at 103,000 and i have had it for almost two years i love it! still going strong minor things have to be done like those bushings but its okay i drive alot and any car can last long as long as you MAINTAIN IT!!!
by ftstdnt_andmom on Apr 9, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Honda CR-V LX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I'm a full time college student and a mom so this car mostly fits the budget!
I bought my car 6years ago with 32,000 miles now it has just over 175,000 (I drive a lot) it's showing it's age now.
The biggest problem is the A/C unit. The clutch arm went out 3 years ago and it's just not feasible for me to have it repaired. Not having AC is annoying but not nearly as annoying as 2 complaining kids in the back seat.
by ashowee28 on Jan 24, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Honda CR-V EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I bought my CRV used in 2009 when it had 88,000 miles on it. On a trip back from Minnesota to my home state of Ohio, the A/C compressor blew out when we were 3 hours away from home in 95 degree weather!! It cost $750 to fix, even with us having a friend who is a Honda Certified mechanic who did the work for us practically labor-free.Honda knows of the A/C problems and wouldn't help me. Also began to have oil leakage issues and
O2 sensor failure (check engine light coming on because of that) around a 100,000 miles. I've owned a lot of Hondas, but this one gave me more trouble than all my others combined. Just traded it in for a '06 Odyssey.
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