CR-V headlight problem
Allan

Steinbach, Canada

#128 Jan 13, 2013
liner wrote:
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Nice job of investigating! You might consider going into the Honda headlight fixing business! Thanks for your time.
I think Honda should go into the headlight fixing business. I hate working on electrical problems. Especially if there is a computer involved. It is always intermittent. Give me something mechanical anyday. Maybe we should all sign a petition to Honda that says we will not buy another Honda until they do something about this. Media sources love this kind of thing. Manufacturers loves when we solve the current problem by buying their next one.
kavy

Sauk Rapids, MN

#129 Jan 15, 2013
MN native: 2005 CRV - at 27k headlights started to burn out every 6 months. 90k on CRV and down to replacing every 4 months. Our Honda dealership denies hearing about any trouble with headlights??? I'm taking my IPAD (they have free wireless there) and show the service manager these posts. It can't hurt.
Susan Rogers

Osprey, FL

#130 Jan 15, 2013
You are right about the media. I do think there should be class action or a petition to the media. We have defective vehicles!! I'm driving at night while squinting and praying.

I even mentioned HID lights to the dealer. But, he said the position of the bulb wouldn't change and that I'd still see the tops of distant trees, but not the road. I wonder if the brightness would help in some way. Does anyone have any info on HID lights?
liner

Delray Beach, FL

#131 Jan 15, 2013
Susan Rogers wrote:
I did that and it proved my point. But, the dealership still says they can't do anything. I wrote to American Honda and the National Highway Safety Admin. Thinking about HID lights. Does anyone have any information on how they would work in the CRV?
Not sure what you mean....did the other 2013 CRV you drove have the same headlight issue, or was it better than yours? If the other car was OK and the dealer says they can't fix yours, ask them to take your car back and give you another one. They can't sell you a car with defective headlights.
missy t

United States

#132 Jan 21, 2013
i have an '05 honda crv, and it, also, has the bulb problem! I can' tell you how many times a year we put new bulbs in, only to have it happen again. We have also had problems with the dome light. How do we find out about recalls or get one started?
Susan Rogers

Osprey, FL

#133 Jan 21, 2013
The other CRV I drove had the same problem. It's the miserable design. But, the dealer knows this. How can they sell these defective cars?

The're just as bad as American Honda. Between the awful service at the dealer and the awfully designed car, I'm so angry and I'm about to write to the media here.

It would be good to get some sort of recall. More people have to write to American Honda.
Ivan

Kitchener, Canada

#134 Jan 23, 2013
I own a 2006 CR-V and have had to replace the 2 front low beam bulbs in the last 6 months , this time they went out while I was driving on a back country road late at night. Talk about scary, now I am afraid to drive this vehicle at night. that is how close I came to dying as it was snowing and on a curve that it happened , pitch dark and was almost in ditch by the time I got high beams working. Has anyone got a number for Honda where you actually get a response?
liner

Delray Beach, FL

#135 Jan 23, 2013
Ivan wrote:
I own a 2006 CR-V and have had to replace the 2 front low beam bulbs in the last 6 months , this time they went out while I was driving on a back country road late at night. Talk about scary, now I am afraid to drive this vehicle at night. that is how close I came to dying as it was snowing and on a curve that it happened , pitch dark and was almost in ditch by the time I got high beams working. Has anyone got a number for Honda where you actually get a response?
Ivan, check back through this thread. There's information about a possible recall and technical information about the problem.
Lorri

United States

#137 Jan 30, 2013
2005 CRV
Just changed my driver's side bulb for the 3rd time since I've owned this car (2008). In a couple of weeks I'll be changing the passenger side, count on it. Thought I was alone with this problem. Honda needs to own up and start fixing our cars for free. I now consider myself fortunate that at least I haven't lost both of mine on a dark road like the others. Like the rest of you, I've never had to change bulbs so often. It's frustrating!
liner

Delray Beach, FL

#138 Jan 30, 2013
Lorri wrote:
2005 CRV
Just changed my driver's side bulb for the 3rd time since I've owned this car (2008). In a couple of weeks I'll be changing the passenger side, count on it. Thought I was alone with this problem. Honda needs to own up and start fixing our cars for free. I now consider myself fortunate that at least I haven't lost both of mine on a dark road like the others. Like the rest of you, I've never had to change bulbs so often. It's frustrating!
.....or, do a little quick research on this thread and find out that it's a known wiring problem and get it fixed.
Micah

Chesterfield, SC

#139 Feb 14, 2013
Post #90 refers to models 02-04 Not 05 and 06. I wish people would stop telling 05-06 owners to look at post #90. Stop wasting people's time.
liner wrote:
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How about post#90?
liner

Delray Beach, FL

#140 Feb 14, 2013
Micah wrote:
Post #90 refers to models 02-04 Not 05 and 06. I wish people would stop telling 05-06 owners to look at post #90. Stop wasting people's time.
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Yes, post 90 referred to 02-04s, but the point was that perhaps other years had the same wiring problem. If your time is that precious, perhaps you should just go to the dealer. I'm sure they'll take good care of you.
Allan

Steinbach, Canada

#141 Feb 14, 2013
I filed a complaint with Transport Canada. They are on the web for the Canucks out there. Do likewise.

Not sure who Americans sqwuak to but find out and do it. If only one or two complaints come in they are unlikely to take it seriously. If the powers that be get dozens of complaints then things will happen. It doesn't take anymore time to email them than it does to gripe among ourselves. Only the former is likely to get action. Blessings.

Al
MR JB

Owatonna, MN

#142 Feb 14, 2013
I HAVE HAD PROGRESSIVELY SHORTER BULB SURVIVAL RATES....DOWN TO TWO MONTHS. HONDA DEALER SAID THEY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THIS PROBLEM. COULD BE MY LAST CRV...I'VE HAD THREE
Susan Rogers

Osprey, FL

#143 Feb 15, 2013
My brights are practically non-existant. I don't even use them because they're worthless. I turn on the fog lights and headlights and pray. I will NEVER BUY ANOTHER HONDA!!
Allan

Steinbach, Canada

#144 Feb 15, 2013
Hi, Susan.
Have you registered a coplaint with the staeside version of Transport Canada? If you want to start a petition of disgruntled Honda owners, I will gladly link to it and put my name on it. Then send it to Honda in US and Canada and to Transport Canada and the US version thereof. A media notification of several hundred names will likely get you more. United we stand; divided we get ignored. Have a great weekend.
Al
Bonnie Poulsbo Wa

Bremerton, WA

#145 Feb 18, 2013
Have a 2006 bought 2 yrs ago has 60,000 miles have replace both high and low beams over 6x . Would love to fine out what we can do I 'm single and sure is a pain to have someone change them!!!!
Susan Rogers

Osprey, FL

#146 Feb 18, 2013
Yes, I would like to start a petition. Are people willing to sign it?
JDP

Lilburn, GA

#147 Feb 23, 2013
Have an '06 with same low beam burn out issues. Replaced both approx a year ago with Osram Night Fighters. Passenger burned out back October and again last month. Drivers went out this Monday 2/18 while our daughter was driving to school in rain. I was going to get another set of high end bulbs but will instead just get the cheapest ones I can find and keep a few around. Kinda like having a pack of gum handy.
Bill Case

Scranton, PA

#148 Feb 24, 2013
Our 2006 CRV does the same, "Burns out headlight bulbs at random". I am thinking a vibration problem when the engine is running or the vehicle is traveling down the road. Touching the bulb would cause hot spots and eventually crack the glass and the bulb would burn out in seconds. I have yet to see any cracked bulbs upon inspection of a burnt out bulb. I have used different manufactures of the H1 bulb and none of them are any different in the respect that they still burn out. I have made sure that the operating voltage is correct (13.6 volts) with the motor running and that their are no loose connections. Vibration to the bulb when it is hot seems to be the only reasonable conclusion to this problem. The other conclusion may be that the H1 bulbs are just JUNK! I am no dummy but this has me stumped also.

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