Wiring Problems of Honda CR-V - part 1

Honda CR-V owners have reported 51 problems related to wiring (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Honda CR-V based on all problems reported for the CR-V.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2005 Honda CR-V 1
Failure Date: 11/02/2017

Air bag light come on/off at will, dash light stop working, and the gages stop/glitch at will when it is eather hot/cold/normal out side. And this all happened stationary, in motion, on a city street, or a highway, turning, braking, etc. And it is a problem that created the unsafe condition. And I am a mechanic and I am most certain it could be a computer are wiring factory defect for any more question? u may call jeremy thacker at 419-731-3754 or e-mail at jrmythacker31@gmail. Com or mailling to address to 19944 state highway 37 upper sandusky, ohio 43351.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2015 Honda CR-V 2
Failure Date: 10/10/2017

I have lost power steering twice within an 11 day period due to rodent damage on the wiring (harness) of my vehicle. 1st time was on 10/10/2017 as I was backing down my driveway that requires a couple of sharp turns. Almost hit a wall. I missed 2 appts. And Honda charged me $320 for the repair. 2nd time I had just started the engine and the same lsak warning lights came on and again no power steering. Honda didn't charge me for this repair. I have read and been told by Honda folks that this is due to the recent use of soy in the wiring covers. Honda will not cover it under warranty or extended warranty and yet they sell a part no. Honda 4019-2317 rodent tape. I live in a rural area and this is my 4th Honda and never had this problem before. I have the repair documents but don't know how to copy and send to you.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2017 Honda CR-V 3
Failure Date: 10/06/2017

I understand that Honda manufactured all its cars with soy based insulation on wiring which can attract rats to chew. Obviously, this is a problem. When I called my dealership they wanted about $500 to fix it. I shouldn't have to pay for this problem.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2016 Honda CR-V 4
Failure Date: 08/13/2017

Rodents chewed through the wiring for the electric power steering causing it to fail. Fortunately this happened in the parking lot at the appartment and was able to be manuvered into a safe parking space.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2017 Honda CR-V 5
Failure Date: 03/20/2017

Engine light came on and message said emissions system problem and the headlights got high and then low and then high and then low. I brought the car to a Honda dealership said that rodents chewed the engine main wiring harness and would cost $1,000 to replace. If the wiring harness in the engine is not protected that could easily start a fire after it has been chewed by rodents. I do not understand why this harness is not protected against rodents. I live in a condo with a private parking spot. I have been here 17 years and never had this problem. I bought the car a month ago. It is possible it could have happened at the Honda dealership but no way of knowing. The bottom line is the car should be recalled and the wiring harness covered with a protection of some sort. I am retired so I hardly use the car. It is parked most of the time in my parking spot.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2015 Honda CR-V 6
Failure Date: 01/15/2017

Rodents chewed thru the wiring harness and the plastic housing, which caused lights and signals to lose functionality. Discovered it while driving when turn signal clicking started going very fast, and I thought the bulb was bad.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2005 Honda CR-V 7
Failure Date: 01/04/2017

The contact owns a 2005 Honda Cr-v. The contact stated that the head lamps failed without warning. The contact replaced the head lamps; however, the failure occurred approximately one week later. The contact found a recall related to the failure that stated that the wiring harness, located in the steering wheel malfunctioned, and needed to be replaced. The VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The NHTSA campaign number was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 190,000.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2013 Honda CR-V 8
Failure Date: 10/17/2016

Wiring harness was chewed by rodents. Expense was $1350. Dealer said it was not covered under warranty. Sold me rodent tape for the other wires that were not replaced.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2015 Honda CR-V 9
Failure Date: 08/29/2016

This car has been an absolute nightmare. I literally cannot keep it running. Honda now uses soy based wiring which attracts rodents. I have several other cars in the driveway plus farm equipment. Mowers, lawn mowers etc. The rodents target specifically the Honda. Had to have the power steering sub harness replaced twice last fall and windshield washer tank, at 3020 miles, 4434 miles, 5045 miles. First two repairs were sub harness. It now is in the shop again for loss of power steering due to rodent damage at 16660 miles, loss of power steering sub harness. I had a Honda Cr-v 04 before this one and it did not get rodent damage. This is directly related to Honda's soy based wiring . . . . . They will not honor any customer satisfaction at all concerning this issue. The dealer where I bought the car all but laughed in my face. The dealer now doing the repairs has been very respectful although Honda will take no responsibility for this problem. I am concerned about this also as safety issue. . . . . . Three times now my power steering has gone out. Luckily I was still in my yard and was able to park the car safely and have it towed. I have not tried to drive it once the steering goes out. . . Very difficult to turn the vehicle and I would think very dangerous at highway speeds. . . . Car was in reverse and motion when power steering loss occurred. . . . .

car image   Wiring problem of the 2006 Honda CR-V 10
Failure Date: 09/21/2014

The contact owns a 2006 Honda Cr-v. While driving various speeds, the contact smelled smoke emitting from the vehicle. The contact merged the vehicle to the shoulder of the road and exited her children from the vehicle. Suddenly, the cargo area of the vehicle engulfed in flames. A police and fire report were filed and there were no injuries reported. The fire department stated that the failure was related to faulty wiring in the passenger side panel. It was not yet determined if the vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 89,000.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2003 Honda CR-V 11
Failure Date: 04/22/2014

Driving kids to school in early morning both headlights simultaneously burned out at same time leaving only parking lights for illumination. Drove in dark back home. Later discovered high beams to be functional. Was searching online for fix and ran across many people who had same problem and complained of burnt wiring. I removed steering column cover and found no burnt wires at any connection. Checked bulbs and indeed they were both burned out. Seems odd both lights burned out at exactly the same time??.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2004 Honda CR-V 12
Failure Date: 02/18/2013

Update to July/2013 complaint regarding srs light coming on permanently. 9/11/13 srs light came on permanently again. Dtc 15-2 code. The Honda dealer replaced the srs control unit on 10/1/13. Mileage 114,126. I have the old srs control unit in my possession. 10/21/13 srs light come on permanently again. 11/4/13 Honda dealer reset the srs light. Dtc codes were different than the dtc 15-2. Mileage 114,925. No charge by dealer. 11/24/13 srs light came on permanently again. Honda dealer diagnosed problem as a short in one of the wiring harnesses triggering the dtc 15-2 code. Dealer reset the srs light. No charge for 4 hours of work. Dealer would not give me any paperwork on service visit. Mileage approximately 115,437 at time of visit. The dealer tech suggested I clear the code with a code reader until it would no longer clear rather than blindly replacing at this time the 4 wiring harnesses to locate the short. The consumer also stated the head lights burned out prematurely, and he had to replace them several times. Updated 01/29/14.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2006 Honda CR-V 13
Failure Date: 05/21/2012

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.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2004 Honda CR-V 14
Failure Date: 04/02/2012

For the last 3 years we have had three (3) main issues with this vehicle, 1) air bag srs light has been on, 2) the front passenger window will not roll down and 3) the air conditioning system has not operated. From the begining I have checked on recalls/ campaigns for these items and the only recall we received for this vehicle VIN # was the air bag recall (btw we took it in for the recal and the srs light is still on). When you look on Honda's website to check for recalls no other issues come up with my VIN#, yet if you look the vehicle up by the model and year, a whole list of "campaigns" come up under this vehicle. My vehcile has had the same problems as the said make and models for years. I filed a complaint with Honda America (case # 04205532) this morning and spoke with "serinity" of the product concern section of Honda America and basiclly she is telling me because my particilar vehcile was manufactured in japan (VIN # starting with a "j") that no recalls apply to me. But yet I am having the same issues with my vehicle of the same model and year. Honda basically has stated that they cannot offer any help on this matter. Please note, there are other safety "campaigns" that I never got notices, such as wiring harnessess. I took my vehicle into a non-dealer mechanic for air-conditioning services and they stated to me 2 + years ago that this vehicle is known to have a major defect in the ac clutch on the ac pump was designed too close to the engine and thus heats up and shatters into many pieces and flows though the whole ac system thus requiring that the whole ac system is required to be replaced (Honda service bulletin # 12-072). Honda has issued a campaign increasing the ac system warranty to 10 years/ 100,000 miles, but again this does not apply to my vehicle, yet I have the same exact issues on my vehicle. Please help on this matter.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2004 Honda CR-V 15
Failure Date: 03/26/2012

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.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2006 Honda CR-V 16
Failure Date: 11/23/2011

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.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2004 Honda CR-V 17
Failure Date: 11/09/2011

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.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2005 Honda CR-V 18
Failure Date: 10/25/2011

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.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2003 Honda CR-V 19
Failure Date: 10/23/2011

The contact owns 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.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2002 Honda CR-V 20
Failure Date: 10/15/2011

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.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2004 Honda CR-V 21
Failure Date: 09/15/2011

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.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2002 Honda CR-V 22
Failure Date: 08/01/2011

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.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2002 Honda CR-V 23
Failure Date: 08/01/2011

The contact owns 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.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2004 Honda CR-V 24
Failure Date: 07/13/2011

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.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2005 Honda CR-V 25
Failure Date: 07/09/2011

For the last four years, I have had to replace headlight bulbs due to unexplained failure. I have needed to replace bulbs anywhere from one to six months. I would like my vehicle to be recalled for electrical system:wiring:interior/under dash exterior lighting:headlights exterior lighting:headlights:high/low beam dimmer switch exterior lighting:headlights:switch.

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