2003 Honda CR-V Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Honda CR-V

2003 Honda CR-V Problems

Air Conditioning is Blowing Warm Air

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.

Door Lock May be Sticky and Not Work Due to Worn Door Lock Tumblers

Worn door lock tumblers can cause the door lock to be sticky or not work at all. The lock has to be removed and the tumblers need to be replaced for this issue.

Warped Front Brake Rotors May Cause Vibration When Braking

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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2003 Honda CR-V Questions

Engine won't start after putting gas in my car (1 answer)

Engine won't start (90% of the time) only after putting gas in my car. I need to rev the engine as I turn the ignition and keep my rpms at about 1.5 for a minute before it will stay on. I make sure my gas cap is on tightly but have also tried it a little loose on the advice of a friend- neith...

Changed plugs starter and still wont start (1 answer)

how much would it cost to repair the heater in 2003 Honda CRV?? (1 answer)

Also, the check engine lite is on...I have about 110,000 miles on it also

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2003 Honda CR-V Recalls

Driver's Front Air Bag Defective

In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator to correct this concern.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

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

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2003 Honda CR-V Reviews

I HAVE PROBLEM MY CAR DIED EVERY OTHER NIGHT. CHANGE BATTERY AND ALSO ALTERNATOR. CHANGE THE ALARM CERBERUS. I DON'T NOT WHAT ELSE TO DO,I TRIED EVERYTHING PEOPLE SUGGEST ME.
My only complaint about this Honda is the road noise. I have heard the updated CRV with the spare tire on the inside is much quieter because so many consumers complained about road noise in previous years. It handles well, has good visibility, upright seating, carries 4 very comfortably, and is versatile enough to carry cargo when the seats are down. I would like to get better gas mileage too, ...
Love, love, love my car. Previously drove a '95 Civic and bought the CRV in '03... Although I miss my reliable Civic, I couldn't be happier with my CRV. Currently, am replacing radiator fan & head gasket but it's worth every penny. This car will take my son to college.

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