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 ProblemsCheck Engine Light due to worn speed sensor drive gear
A worn speed sensor drive gear can cause a surge when using cruise control and illuminate the Check Engine light. Transmission replacement will be needed.
Some vehicles with an automatic transmission can have an issue with a harsh shift from first to second gear. Honda has released a service bulletin suggesting to flush the transmission using Honda ATF-Z1 and replace the linear solenoid. If that does not cure the problem the fault is internal and the transmission will require replacement or overhaul.
1998 Honda CR-V QuestionsThe 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.
The rear tyres wear on the inner sides like a bad alignment
1998 Honda CR-V RecallsThe 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.
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.