Wiring Problems of Honda Cr-v
Honda Cr-v owners have reported 36 problems associated with wiring (under the electrical system category).
#1 - Wiring problem of the 2007 Honda Cr-v
The car involved was a 2007 Honda Cr-v. The VIN of this vehicle is JHLRE48757_. When checking washer fluid, I noticed the fluid was not visible, so I added the proper fluid. As nothing happened, I looked under car, & the washer solution was running out on the concrete floor, as I poured it into jug. Upon further examination, I found pieces of the tubing that had been chewed on, and in some areas, chewed completely through. One of these areas I was able to access via a plastic door, about 12 inches wide, by about 2 inches in height, located under the hood, in the center of the firewall, just below the windshield wipers. I found pieces of tubing in this area, also. Looking further, I found insulation that mice had moved from an unknown area, to make their nest. With some difficulty, I finally received a call from a Honda rep, in California. After about 25 minutes of discussion, in a peaceful manner, I was not offered any solution to the mice problem, as I was trying to get Honda to help me determine where the point of entry was located at, in the car body, that would allow mice to gain entry. As a former auto mechanic, & a structure aircraft mechanic, I planned to make the repair myself. (the insulation movement could be affecting the a/c & heating systems, also). Later, I found both of the wires to the left clearance light had been chewed completely through, wire & all. I later read on a web site, that the wiring insulation was made out of recycled food material, such as the husks from corn, or pods from mature dried beans!! I consider the windshield washer problem a safety hazard, for sure. Other mfg of asian cars could be using food grade wiring. If the mice can't be stopped, they could totally destroy these newer type cars, looking for shelter, with a built-in food supply. This should be considered a fire hazard, also, in my opinion, due to causing a short-circuit in the wiring systems. It was May. 15, 2010 when this wiring issue happened.
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#2 - Wiring problem of the 2006 Honda Cr-v
The car is a 2006 Honda Cr-v. 2006 Honda crv, great car , passenger side low beam burns out every frequently (5 - 7 weeks) I see many similar complaints on the internet. (wiring harness is mentioned) I believe 2002 crv's are currently under recall for this same issue. This problem occurred on Monday, May. 21, 2012.
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#3 - Wiring problem of the 2005 Honda Cr-v
The car involved was a 2005 Honda Cr-v. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Honda Cr-v is JHLRD78875_. The low beam headlights on my 2005 Cr-v have been replaced 6 times over the past 7 months. Sometimes the passenger side, sometimes the drivers side, and one time both headlights went out at night. There has been a recall of this exact problem with 2002-2004 Cr-v due to a faulty wiring harness, but not with any later models yet. I have informed Honda of this problem and they have no resolution at this time. This issue happened on 10/25/2011.
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#4 - Wiring problem of the 2005 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was JHLRD78845_. My Honda Cr-v has had the headlights go out approximately 8 times in the last 18 months. They usually go out one at a time, but this past weekend, they both went out simultaneously. Honda says this is a recall for 2002 to 2004 Cr-v for a wiring issue on the low beam headlights, but 2005 is not included. I believe there is defective wiring in my headlight system and should be covered by a recall. This wiring problem happened on February 15, 2011.
#5 - Wiring problem of the 2004 Honda Cr-v
The car involved is a 2004 Honda Cr-v. I was going to drive to work this morning at 6:30am and my headlights would not turn on. My high beams worked fine but my normal lights did not. I had noticed a burning odor a few days prior through my vents. I took the car to my mechanic this morning and the headlight problem was due to an electrical malfunction and the wires had been melted that are associated with the headlights. Thankfully I had not been driving at night time when this problem occurred. I had to get a kit to replace the wiring. This ended up being an expensive repair. The failure date was Mon., Mar. 26, 2012.
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#6 - Wiring problem of the 2006 Honda Cr-v
The contact owned a 2006 Honda Cr-v. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked and shut off for approximately one hour when the front driver's door caught on fire. The fire department appeared on the scene to extinguish the fire. The fire department also stated that the fire was due to faulty wiring within the door panel. The contact also stated that prior to the failure, he left the front driver's window down slightly during rainy conditions. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an insurance facility. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 11v456000 (electrical system). The failure and current mileages were 80,000. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 12/19/11. This issue happened on 11/23/2011.
#7 - Wiring problem of the 2004 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle is a 2004 Honda Cr-v. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is JHLRD788X4_. The low-beam headlight switch fails repeatedly. When I replaced it, I noticed what appears to be heat damage on the wiring harness connector. I have replaced the combination low-beam/high-beam/turn signal unit 3 times in the last 7 months. It was Thu., Sep. 15, 2011 when this wiring issue occurred.
#8 - Wiring problem of the 2004 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle is a 2004 Honda Cr-v. VIN of the vehicle was SHSRD78804_. Both headlights (low beam) went out simultaneously due to an overheated connection between the headlight switch assembly and wiring harness (plug). Updated 12/12/11. It was 06/01/2011 when this wiring issue occurred.
#9 - Wiring problem of the 2004 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Honda Cr-v. The VIN of this vehicle is SHSRD78834_. Both lowbeam headlights both stopped working at the same time. I replaced both bulbs but they still did not work. No fuses had burnt out, so started to research. After checking online, I opened the plastic casing to the steering column, and found that the switch had burned and the plastic melted. This is obviously defective wiring on the part of Honda, otherwise the fuse for the headlights would have burned out before the switch could have. I find this to be a very important safety issue as this is the primary vehicle for my wife and infant son. Updated 12/12/11 updated 12/13/11. This problem occurred on May. 11, 2011.
#10 - Wiring problem of the 2004 Honda Cr-v
The car was a 2004 Honda Cr-v. While driving at night my low beams stopped working and I could smell smoke. It was very dangerous to just all of the sudden have your lights go out. I couldn't see and others couldn't see me. I turned off the light switch, and the smoke smell dissipated. My high beams still worked. I got online after the incident and realized that I was not alone with this exact type of problem. The problem has been isolated by several other Cr-v owners as an electrical problem involving the wiring harness that plugs into the headlight/turn signal switch. In addition, I found an article stating that the NHTSA has opened an investigation of this problem (NHTSA recall campaign number ea11012) . A call to a Honda dealership resulted in a very expensive quote to replace the whole harness (several hundreds of dollars). I feel that this particular problem is a safety hazard, and that Honda should issue a recall to fix the problem. Updated 12/19/11. This wiring issue occurred Wednesday, November 9, 2011.
#11 - Wiring problem of the 2004 Honda Cr-v
The car is a 2004 Honda Cr-v. While driving both dim headlights went out. I pulled over and realized the bright head lights did work while the dims no longer worked. After replacing both bulbs and realizing they still did not work. I investigated the issue and after visually inspecting the wiring harness that plugs into the combination switch (blinker/headlight control) there is obvious signs of heat damage and electrical corrosion. This wiring problem happened on 07/13/2011.
#12 - Wiring problem of the 2003 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle involved is a 2003 Honda Cr-v. The contact was driving 55 mph when the low beam headlights failed without any warning. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who diagnosed that the wiring harness had burned. As a result, the wiring harness would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 120,000. The consumer stated the headlights went out while driving. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop where they discovered a wire had overheated and melted the harness inside the steering wheel. This problem occurred on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011.
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#13 - Wiring problem of the 2002 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Honda Cr-v. The low beams stopped working while driving and the plastic wire harness connector that plugs into the headlight switch started smoking and burned up. The headlight switch I can get through Honda but I can't find the plastic wiring harness connector. It is not safe when your low beams both go out when driving cause the wire for the low beams burns up in the connector for no reason. Updated 11/25/11
updated 11/30/11. This wiring problem happened on Saturday, October 15, 2011.
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#14 - Wiring problem of the 2002 Honda Cr-v
The VIN of the car is JHLRD78842_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2002 Honda Cr-v. The contact stated that the low beam headlights would intermittently fail. The contact also stated that the steering column would become hot during the failure and she could smell a burning odor. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the wiring for the headlight switch was burned. The vehicle was being repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 12/20/11 the dealer found the headlight bulb burned out and the wiring at the light switch was burnt and the connector was damaged. Updated 12/23/11. The failure date was Aug. 1, 2011.
#15 - Wiring problem of the 2002 Honda Cr-v
The car involved is a 2002 Honda Cr-v. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is JHLRD78832_. Multiple problems with low beam headlights going out - high beams continued to work in all instances. First incident 11/19/2007 replaced part of wiring harness due to the wiring harness had melted. 9/20/2010 low beams went out again - replaced the headlight switch. 3/7/11 low beams out again - replaced the headlamp switch. 6/2/11 low beams out again - replaced the multiplex control module. 12/2/11 low beams out again - in shop disconnected and connected wiring - low beams working. 12/24/11 low beams went out. 12/25/11 low beams came back on by themselves. 1/4/2012 low beams out again - in shop checked connections. Picked up car low beams working. 1/5/2012 - low beams out again. Approximately 3 other visits to a mechanic - connections unplugged and replugged to get low beams working again. Also at least 5 other instances where the low beams went out and came back on before I could get the Cr-v to a mechanic. 9/2011 motor trends magazine reports issue of low beams headlights going out on Honda Cr-v models 2002 - 2005. I have spent over $1000 trying to get this issue resolved. Issue with wiring harness melting sounds very much like the recall that Honda issued for the fit - 'wiring harnesses for the headlamp control switch - the connector could overheat and fail, rendering the low-beam lamps inoperable. Honda notes that high-beam headlamp functionality is not impeded by this issue. '. This wiring problem happened on Monday, November 19, 2007.
#16 - Wiring problem of the 2002 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Honda Cr-v is JHLRD78872_. My wife and I own an 02 Honda Cr-v that has headlight failure problems. I have researched online and found that there is an issue noted at different forums concerning the steering column electrical connection at the dimmer/turn signal switch. Our headlights failed during normal use in June of 2011. I took my steering column cover off and looked at the electrical connection to the dimmer/turn signal switch and found it to be partially melted. I cleaned the connections and reinstalled the connector. The repair lasted only temporary (2 months) and then the lights failed again. I have determined that the replacement of the wiring connector is the only complete repair, but since I have heard there is an investigation, I wanted to acknowledge that my 02 Honda suffers this problem of a faulty wiring connector from the manufacturer at the dimmer/turn signal switch. Updated 09/07/bf. This issue happened on June 8, 2011.
#17 - Wiring problem of the 2002 Honda Cr-v
The car involved is a 2002 Honda Cr-v. On 8/1/2011, while driving our 2002 Honda crv, I noticed a strange smell. When darkness fell, I realized that the low beams on my vehicle were not working, through the high beams and every other light on the vehicle worked. This has happened twice before - once in November of 2009, and once in March of 2010. When it happened previously, I first checked the bulbs and fuses. They were all fine. I then researched the issue on the internet, and looked into a wiring harness behind the steering wheel. I found a wiring harness that contained some corrosion between connectors that had melted somewhat. I scraped off the corrosion and applied some dielectric to inhibit future corrosion, and the lights came back on. I spoke with the service attendants at my local Honda dealership (with pictures that I took of the offending harness), and after checking their computers, they told me that there was nothing on record regarding the issue. I have not yet made the (obviously temporary) repair for the most recent occurrence of this issue. I'm thinking that I may take it to the dealership service to see if they can come up with a more permanent solution. This wiring problem happened on Monday, August 1, 2011.
#18 - Wiring problem of the 2006 Honda Cr-v
The car was a 2006 Honda Cr-v. On March 16, 2010, the main power window controls (located on drivers door), began having problems. I could no longer close the front right window from this control. I was able to open the front right window and was able to open and close the three remaining power windows. The power window switch on the front passenger door did work (to open and close that window). On March 23, 2010, I turned on the ignition for my crv as I got ready to go to work. I noticed an intense burning smell (of plastic) and was able to trace it to the driver's door within several minutes. I turned off my vehicle and tried to examine the door further. Smoke came out of the openings (like the speaker cover) of the door panel. I noticed that the control switch for the front right window was now sticking. I pulled out the power window fuse from the engine fuse box and took my vehicle to my mechanic. Upon disassembling the front driver side door, the mechanic was able to examine the wiring inside the door and all looked normal (no sign of burns). They took out the main power window control switch and disassembled that and found clear burn marks underneath one switch and on the motherboard attached to it. They will be installing a brand new switch tomorrow that was ordered from Honda. Until the switch is replaced, I do not have control of the power locks from the inside, opening or closing the windows, or adjusting the rear view mirrors. I do have the original switch available for review of the damage. While I did not see flames, I do believe that there was a small fire inside the power window switch and had the car run any longer, the smoke and fire would have spread and could have led to more serious consequences if I had been driving (and not parked) when this occurred. This problem occurred on Mar. 23, 2010.
#19 - Wiring problem of the 2004 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Honda Cr-v. While driving 65 mph engine started smoking and flames began coming from under the vehicle. It was Thursday, June 3, 2004 when this wiring issue happened.
#20 - Wiring problem of the 2004 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Honda Cr-v. While driving at 65 mph consumer was warned by another motorist that the vehicle was on fire. Vehicle was pulled over, and the consumer stopped the engine. Immediately, the fire was extinguished, but continued to smoke. Once the smoke cleared consumer could see that the wires in the engine compartment were melted. Several news papers were running adds concerning faulty oil changes by Honda mechanics. The failure date was 06/01/2004.
#21 - Wiring problem of the 2004 Honda Cr-v
The car involved is a 2004 Honda Cr-v. The VIN of this vehicle was SHSRD78884_. We got our first oil change and afterwards my car started smoking really bad and the low oil light came on. When I called my boyfriend to come help me 15 quarts of oil later and 2 filters later, it was finally noticed the original o ring had melted to the block. The oil had sprayed all over the underside of my vehicle and started to burn. Had I not pulld over when I had my car probably would have caught fire. I pulled over just in time. My boyfriend seems to think that this happened bacause of where the position of the oil filter is basically it is to close to the exhaust manifold and the ring is getting to hot and melting to the block. This issue happened on Sat., Jul. 3, 2004.
#22 - Wiring problem of the 2004 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Honda Cr-v. While driving at 5 mph vehicle caught on fire. It was Tuesday, February 24, 2004 when this wiring issue occurred.
#23 - Wiring problem of the 2004 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Honda Cr-v. I had driven about 61/2 miles when the drive light (light showing the gear you are using) went out and the car started to stall. The gear light came back on and the car continued to run. About 30 seconds later the same thing happened. I continued the 2 1/2 miles home. I called the Honda dealership where I had purchased the car in Aug. 2003, and explained the problem. I was told that it probably had something to do with the fact that I was very close to needing the 40,000 mile maintenance. I was told to drive it over the weekend and see if the problem persisted. My husband and I drove it to indiana like we had planned, to bring back some items from his grandmothers, garage. We had no problems on Saturday, but on Sunday just outside of ft. Wayne the engine light came on and the gear light went out. We took it to the Honda dealer ship about 4 miles away. We left the car and rented a vehicle to get home. The Honda mechanics had the crv for a week but could not find a problem. We picked the car up the following Saturday and by the time we made it to the highway, the car was acting up again. We drove back to columbus pulling over ever 7 or 8 minutes to turn the engine off for 5 minutes. About half way home the car stalled at a red light. This happened several more times before we made it home. This problem has persisted over the last 10 weeks. It has been back and forth to the dealership. The thought that the problem had been solved when some wiring was replaced but the following day, the problems continued. Today is August 19th and it has been 11 weeks of headaches and stress. It was 05/25/2006 when this wiring issue happened.
#24 - Wiring problem of the 2004 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle was a 2004 Honda Cr-v. The VIN of this Cr-v is SHSRD77804_. Both low beam headlights failed simultaneously. Subsequently repaired at a Honda dealer. Repair required a new hi/lo beam switch and connector/wiring harness. I requested old parts and upon inspeciton, one of the metal connector pins (male and female) was discolored (black) due to heating with some distortion and discoloration of the connector block due to heating. Attached wire also discolored due to heating. It was Sunday, May 22, 2011 when this wiring issue occurred.
#25 - Wiring problem of the 2003 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle involved was a 2003 Honda Cr-v. I just recieved my first oil change at shockley Honda in frederick maryland on my Honda crv. After driving for about 2 miles my car started to smoke out the back. When I stopped the vehicle, flames shout the hood of my vehicle. The engine compartment was on fire. I called the fire department. The dealer did replace some of the burnt parts in the engine compartment but did not replace the wiring harness. Had to buy a new crv because of this damage. I had substantial expenses not remimbursed by Honda. This problem occurred on Wednesday, August 6, 2003.
#26 - Wiring problem of the 2003 Honda Cr-v
The car involved is a 2003 Honda Cr-v. Bought new Honda crv in may of 2004. On September 26, 2004 while driving the vehicle, it burst into flames. It only had 6,500 miles on it. Vehicle was damaged beyond repair. Honda will not claim responsibility and said that it was not a warranty issue, although they have never even seen the vehicle. This issue happened on Sep. 26, 2004.
#27 - Wiring problem of the 2003 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle involved was a 2003 Honda Cr-v. Vehicle identification number (VIN): SHSRD78853_. Both low beam headlamps go out. Hi-beam lamps still work. The problem is the contacts on the dimmer switch corrode; there have also been reports of scorched connectors - meaning the possibility of fire. To access the switch you have to remove the steering column cover and then locate the dimmer/turn signal wiring harness. Most consumers would not know how nor be able to do this. This is extremely dangerous. It has been reported many times on internet blogs. It was 02/28/11 when this wiring issue occurred.
#28 - Wiring problem of the 2003 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 Honda Cr-v. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Honda Cr-v is SHSRD68443_. Headlight switch and wiring harness damaged by overheating/melting on 2003 Honda crv,. It was Apr. 15, 2011 when this wiring issue occurred.
#29 - Wiring problem of the 2002 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Honda Cr-v. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was JHLRD77832_. Dealer was unable to hook up wiring harness on tow bar that goes up to the motor home. Consumer feels it's unsafe to drive without tail lights on tow bar. Also, if a vehicle weighs over 1000 pounds, in some states, item that is being towed must have brakes. Brakes were not availble at time of purchase. This vehicle was purchsed with a contract agreement to be able to tow behind a motorhome. The dealer was unable to complete the agreement. Consumer was informed by the dealer that the rear lights were not working as required and the braking system was not wired. The wire system is required to activate when the tow vehicle brakes. The manager told consumer that Honda would not spend any more time or money on a proper installation. The failure date was Wednesday, April 17, 2002.
#30 - Wiring problem of the 2002 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle is a 2002 Honda Cr-v. VIN of the vehicle was JHLRD78802_. Our 2002 Honda crv was destroyed by fire. Car was in the driveway of a private home. Car was turned off for 5-10 minutes. Car started on fire and was destroyed. This wiring issue occurred October 29, 2004.
#31 - Wiring problem of the 2002 Honda Cr-v
The car involved is a 2002 Honda Cr-v. While driving, steering wheel began smopking and car smelled hot (somethingin the steering wheeel column was on fire). My husband turned off the headlights and the smoking stopped. We tookthe car to the dealer the next day and were told it was a switch that had overheated. Switch was replaced at a cost of $225. We were told that this was not a recalled item onthe Honda crv but that this was an identified problem inthe Honda civic. We were advised to report this proble to the NHTSA. This wiring problem happened on Thu., Aug. 16, 2007.
#32 - Wiring problem of the 1999 Honda Cr-v
The car was a 1999 Honda Cr-v. There was crash involved with this problem. Vehicle identification number (VIN): JHLRD1867X_. April 5, 2003 it was about 9:00 pm. I had just paid my toll on the new jersey side of the river. I was traveling westbound on the ben franklin bridge towards philadelphia. I was traveling about 35 mph and was in the right-hand lane in order to take the exit off to the right to get onto south I-95. This exit ramp is at the bottom of the bridge on the pennsylvania side of the delaware river. As I was nearing the bottom of the bridge, my 1999 Honda crv suddenly accelerated with such high rpms that it surged forward at an extremely rapid rate. It took off on its own so fast that not even the brakes would or could slow it down. I actively applied my brakes but to my horror, my brakes would not work and could not slow down the car. The car kept accelerating uncontrollably. I even pulled up on my emergency brake and tried to maneuver my car as I was traveling at a rapid pace through the traffic and could not stop my car until it crashed into another. This horrific accident totaled my car and resulted in the death of a woman in another car. My injuries kept me in the hospital for a week. A taxi driver had some injuries. He was treated and released. The Honda crv was totalled and the car is being kept in storage, pending further investigation. This wiring problem happened on 04/05/2003.
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#33 - Wiring problem of the 1999 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle was a 1999 Honda Cr-v. I have a Honda crv 99 and it has been having the same problems/symptom as described in the recall detail. It stalls when I stop at the stop sign or traffic light. I have spent money to replace the map sensor, idle control valve, temperature sensor, tune up. . . And none of those help. I checked with the dealer to see if my car is on the recall list and they said no. What can I do? my car's VIN #: hlrd2844xc012842 any help from you would be very much appreciated. The failure date was Tuesday, February 1, 2005.
Other Electrical System related problems of Honda Cr-v:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Electrical System problems||108|
|Ignition Switch problems||63|
|Underhood Wiring problems||9|
|Instrument Panel problems||6|
|Ignition Module problems||5|
|Dash Wiring problems||5|
|Car Will Not Start problems||5|
|Fuses And Circuit Breaker problems||4|
|Headlights Turn Off While Driving problems||3|
|Starter Solenoid problems||3|
|O2 Sensor problems||2|