2002 Honda CR-V Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Honda CR-V

2002 Honda CR-V Problems

The AC compressor may seize resulting in loss of cold air from the AC vents. Often when the compressor fails in the fashion, debris is spread through out the entire air conditioning system resulting in very expensive repairs.

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.

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.

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2002 Honda CR-V Questions

I haven't had an accident, ever. Will the honda co just hope nothing will ever happen and it will escape responsibility for all these recall problems?

Had all AC System replaced and by that i mean sensors, pump,condenser, etc.
And yet, AC wont work properly. It only works if temp outside is not hot or when i drive it on the freeway. If i hit the streets with a temp of 80+outside, the ac will startblowing warm air and after a while cars temp w...

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2002 Honda CR-V Recalls

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the driver and/or passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Honda dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.

Airbags use a chemical reaction contained in an inflator module to create the pressure necessary to inflate the bags when deployment is required. These vehicles are being recalled because the front passenger airbag inflator may produce excessive internal pressure when deployed. As a result, the inflator module could rupture causing metal fragments to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will inspect and replace any defective passenger front airbag inflator module found.


The driver-side power window switch may fail or melt. If the switch fails, it could overheat, smoke, and cause a fire. A switch failure and a fire could occur even if the vehicle is not in use. As a precaution, owners are advised to park outside until the recall repair has been performed. Dealers will inspect and repair the driver's window switch as necessary. The Honda recall number is S61.

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2002 Honda CR-V Reviews

I LOVE m 2002 CRV-EX. However, the drivers seat is killing my back. the left side of the seat is 1 inch lower than the right. When on a business trip and not driving my car, my hip and back problems go away. I drive home (in my car) from the airport and am back in terrible pain. I am looking for recommendations on replacing the seat. Do I have to replace it with the same Honda Seat or wil...

Purchased this car used in 2008 with 65k miles. Now has 110K miles. Driven 2x from Rhode Island to Florida and many times to Maine without a problem. Expected better milage than 25mpg. Really looses mpg (22-23) with 3 adults and baggage on Florida trips. Only problem encountered thus far was noisey power sterring pump, replaced with used one - problem resolved. Highly recommended car.

Perfect all pourpose vehicle in my opinion. Fun to drive. Reliable.

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