CR-V headlight problem
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.
Benny

Matthews, NC

#149 Feb 26, 2013
My 2005 CRV has problem with low beam headlights burning out. I just replaced them 1 month ago. One went out on Friday, Feb. 22 and the other went out last night, Feb. 25. This has happened multiple times. I sure hope Honda does a recall.
Tony

Sunnyvale, CA

#150 Mar 3, 2013
I have a 2003 CR-V that I have owned since new. I replaced one bulb a year ago, the other one is still original.
Allan

Ste. Anne, Canada

#151 Mar 3, 2013
Back in the fall I replaced all the bulbs with regular ones. Not the "quasar bright laser" stuff. Since then I have not lost one although it was the ones that did not work initially back when I posted my trouble shooting procedure. The regulars seem to be plenty bright enough. I think the combination of mounting system and "super brights" combine to make the problem. Of course they may all crap out tomorrow too. I'll let you know.
murphmarl

Sewell, NJ

#152 Mar 9, 2013
My headlamps go every year and I take special care when installing them. My 2006 CRV definitely has a issue with the headlamps, which are not cheap.
liner

Delray Beach, FL

#153 Mar 9, 2013
murphmarl wrote:
My headlamps go every year and I take special care when installing them. My 2006 CRV definitely has a issue with the headlamps, which are not cheap.
Wiring harness problem IMO. Net search will turn up ideas.
jmsent

Lake Bluff, IL

#154 Mar 29, 2013
Count me in on the 05 CRV headlight problems. Pretty much the same deal as everyone else. Short bulb life, and constant failure of low beams. Last night my wife told me that both sides were now out. Open filaments on both bulbs-as usual. We already had to replace one of the bulb holders due to melting in the past. I'm guessing there's a problem in this design causing poor connections at the bulb itself and resulting in voltage surges which stress and burn out the filaments. Honda needs to issue a recall on this car. This is dangerous.
jodamur

Auburn, CA

#155 Mar 29, 2013
Back again just replaced both low beams 2005 CRV People love it when you have to use your high beams as driving lights.
phyllis

United States

#156 Mar 31, 2013
Susan Rogers wrote:
Yes, I would like to start a petition. Are people willing to sign it?
Yes! Although all bulbs have burned out many times, the ones I purchased from O'Reilley Automotive (is that only in the Midwest?) has lasted longer than other aftermarket sources. If one lasts 6 months I consider it a success!Both low and high burn out at equal rates and often at the same time.
liner

Brooklyn, NY

#157 Mar 31, 2013
phyllis wrote:
<quoted text>Yes! Although all bulbs have burned out many times, the ones I purchased from O'Reilley Automotive (is that only in the Midwest?) has lasted longer than other aftermarket sources. If one lasts 6 months I consider it a success!Both low and high burn out at equal rates and often at the same time.
Find a shop that's willing to investigate a possible wiring harness issue and get it fixed.
TToTheB NVA

Herndon, VA

#158 Apr 9, 2013
I ran into this issue this morning commuting to work. I verified the fuse and relay are good to go. I just replaced the bulbs a month ago. I was surfing the web and came across this recall notice. I hope it helps.

RECALL Subject : LOW BEAM HEADLIGHT
Report Receipt Date: MAR 30, 2012
NHTSA Campaign Number: 12V136000
Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING

All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Model Year(s)
HONDA CIVIC 2002-2003
HONDA CR-V 2002-2004
HONDA PILOT 2003-2005

Manufacturer: HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)

SUMMARY:
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002 THROUGH 2004 CR-V; MODEL YEAR 2003 THROUGH 2005 PILOT; AND MODEL YEAR 2002 AND 2003 CIVIC VEHICLES. IN MARCH 2012, HONDA FILED A DEFECT REPORT TO RECALL CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002 THROUGH 2004 CR-V AND CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2003 PILOT VEHICLES. IN AUGUST 2012, HONDA INFORMED THE AGENCY THAT IT WAS INCLUDING AN ADDITIONAL 820,789 VEHICLES INCLUDING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004 AND 2005 PILOTS AND MODEL YEAR 2002 AND 2003 CIVICS. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF VEHICLES BEING RECALLED IS NOW 1,375,217. DUE TO TENSION FROM THE COMBINATION SWITCH WIRING HARNESS, WEAR ON THE SURFACE OF THE ELECTRICAL TERMINAL CAN OCCUR, YIELDING COPPER OXIDE, WHICH INCREASES ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE. INCREASED ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE MAY CAUSE THE TERMINAL ENDS TO MELT WITHIN THE WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR.

CONSEQUENCE:
IF THE TERMINAL ENDS MELT WITHIN THE WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR, THE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS MAY BECOME INOPERATIVE, REDUCING DRIVER VISIBILITY AND INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

REMEDY:
HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE LOW BEAM TERMINAL HARNESS OR REPLACE THE LIGHTING SWITCH AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE ORIGINAL RECALL BEGAN IN APRIL 2012. OWNERS OF VEHICLES INVOLVED IN THE SEPTEMBER 2012 EXPANSION WILL BE NOTIFIED IN SEPTEMBER 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009.

NOTES:
HONDA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER FOR THE ORIGINAL RECALL IS S34. HONDA'S RECALL NUMBER FOR THE ADDITIONAL VEHICLES IS S51. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Link here: http://tinyurl.com/cjkn652
Tammy

Springfield, OH

#159 Apr 26, 2013
Same deal with my pasenger side low beam, going on our 4th or 5th bulb at 80000 miles. I also have some dash lights on the hvac blower selector that went out all at once then mysteriously came back on for a few months and then went back out again. There is a headlamp recall on some ofthem but it stops at 2004...
Emusmummy

Lititz, PA

#160 May 6, 2013
I have a 2005 Honda CR-V w/ frequent low beam burnout. Both sides burnout w/in a few weeks of each other, and this happens every three or four months. I think the recall needs to include 2005 CR-Vs as well. Quite annoying.
Joan K

Stanwood, WA

#161 May 20, 2013
I have a 2006 Honda CRV - I can count my replacing my headlights 1x a year - every year. They normally go out in the fall and Sims Honda in Burlington will replace the bulbs free of charge if you bring in your own bulbs - or you can buy from them. Last year I did my normal replacement in the fall(before they burned out since I know what will happen now) and NOW they have burned out in the spring!!!!! UGH - it is frustrating. It would be nice if they would fix this issue. Obviously they know there is a problem if a dealer here will install a new bulb for free.
liner

Brooklyn, NY

#162 May 21, 2013
Joan K wrote:
I have a 2006 Honda CRV - I can count my replacing my headlights 1x a year - every year. They normally go out in the fall and Sims Honda in Burlington will replace the bulbs free of charge if you bring in your own bulbs - or you can buy from them. Last year I did my normal replacement in the fall(before they burned out since I know what will happen now) and NOW they have burned out in the spring!!!!! UGH - it is frustrating. It would be nice if they would fix this issue. Obviously they know there is a problem if a dealer here will install a new bulb for free.
Copy post# 158 and take it to your dealer. See what they think of it. I know the recall only goes up to 2004, but maybe they'll split the cost of the fix with you. Just a thought.

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