1998 Honda CR-V Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Honda CR-V

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1998 Honda CR-V Problems

Vibration When Braking Due to Rotor Problem

The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn to thin, replaced to correct this issue.

Groaning Noise on Turns Due to Differential Fluid Breakdown

A groaning noise from the rear differential heard while going through turns can be caused by differential fluid break down. Servicing the rear differential will generally correct this concern.

Water leak from cowl area
A leaking cowl (at the base of the windshield) can leak water into the vehicle's cabin. The cowl has to be resealed to stop the leak.

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1998 Honda CR-V Questions

Does a car need a complete brake line repair if a couple of rusted holes exist? (1 answer)

A rusted area 2-3 in. was detected toward the front of my car. I wast told the complete line would need replaced - is this true? Thanks.

The brake is not on, so why is my brake light coming on while I'm driving? (1 answer)

Happens sporadically. Notice it as I'm driving. I immediately check the hand brake and it's not engaged.

Why is my rear wheels bent and damaging the rear tyres (1 answer)

The rear tyres wear on the inner sides like a bad alignment

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1998 Honda CR-V Recalls

The Ignition Switch May Fail

The electrical contacts in the ignition switch may be worn. This may cause the engine to stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the ignition switch to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin by June 14, 2002.

Honda Recalls 1998-1999 CR-V Models Due to Improperly Routed Wire Harness

An improperly routed under dash wire harness could be damaged by contact with the brake light switch. This may result in a blown fuse, which can affect critical electrical components. Dealers will install a 70mm protective, corrugated plastic tube over the wire harness.

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1998 Honda CR-V Reviews

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we bought the car new 1998 it reached 196000 no problems for the last 15 years average cost normal maintenace last year changed radiator my fault did not remembered to change antifreze,easy fixed did it myself thanks to you tube for info. love my honda ,people follow me to buy my honda will not sell even after 16 years ,it is paid off who wants to spend 36000.00 again convinced my husbend to...
I bought Honda CR-V 1998 a year ago. Overall, I am pretty satisfied with the car considering its age and mileage (over 130,000). However, I had to pay about $400 to replace both of my front lower arm controls. After some research I discovered that hondas do have that problem... But again, otherwise runs great.
clunking noise from frontend. auto locks not working.

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