2001 Honda CRV -check engine light fl...
Randy

Brooklyn, NY

#41 Jan 30, 2008
Barb wrote:
The check engine light of my 2002 CRV came on yesterday and checking the gas cap and tightening 3 plus clicks did not make it go off. I am keeping an eye on temp gage in case it is the engine, but how can you tell if it is serious or just an emissions system fluke? Help!
try to disconnect the battery, and re connecting it. this worked for me
Randy

Brooklyn, NY

#42 Jan 30, 2008
try disconnecting the battery, then re connecting it. this worked for me.
MJET

Minneapolis, MN

#43 Jan 30, 2008
AROD - Did you get that 75% through the dealership, or was that by opening a file with Honda? My car as at the dealership as we speak with the same issues and only 85,000 miles. The dealership has offered to go 50/50. I purchased an extended warranty on the vehicle, but that "third party" company is apparently going belly up. I opened a file with Honda because I think they need to honor that warranty, and because I too am very disappointed having this problem at this mileage. TIA
Arod wrote:
Your dealer was probably right. I just recently went to my dealer because my 2001 cr-v was trying to stall as I started to slow for a red light, and my check engine light was on. They told me that the cylinder head of these cars had problems. I called Honda and being the great company they are, they backed their product by paying 75 percent of the total cost of 4300 dollars to repair although I have 97k miles on the car. I'm dissapointed that a Honda product would have this problem with such low mileage but I'm happy that they responded by offering to pay 75 percent of the cost to repair it. I can't complain, except to say that they should pay more attention to quality control.
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Jimbo

Ashland, OH

#44 Feb 3, 2008
I have a 1997 Honda CRV with the check engine light on. Does anyone know where to plug in the engine code reader?
Kordschi IL

United States

#45 Feb 4, 2008
I have a Honda CRV 2011 and after my check engine light came on I have distributer plus cables plus spark plugs changed. Now light is back on and they want to change fuel injector which is very costly? Should I tell them to adjust the valves first? Did it work for someone out there and andy other suggestions?
Suhair Khan

Walnut Creek, CA

#46 Feb 8, 2008
all honda cars are the same if its accord, crv, or civic eveytime u start the car turn the key one time and wait for 5 seconds till half of the lights on the boad go off then start the car.
lot of people dont wait and they turn the key right away they dont wait till the lights go off thats the problem ur engine light will appear if u dont wait. to remove the light disconnet the battery for 2 seconds and put it back on im sure the light will go awat even though if there is a big problem but if there is a big problem light will come back on after couple days and if not then ur car is fine its because u didn't wait.
Suhair Khan

Walnut Creek, CA

#47 Feb 8, 2008
never buy honda crv. crv's are the bad cars i have ever ever seen they're for old people only because they drive slow and dont go far.
Larry

Jonesborough, TN

#48 Feb 9, 2008
My car is a 2001 CRV. After 145,000 trouble free miles the check engine light came on. The codes are for engine misfires on each cylinder and randon cyliner misfire. I have replaced the oxygen sensors, the distributor, the plugs and wires, and had the valves adjusted. The light still stays on......flashes on occasion. The car runs fine at slower speeds.....but at higher speeds I can feel vibration, but the vibration comes and goes (I also got new tires and had everything balanced).

A mechanic told me that the plug wires I purchased from Advance Auto are known for problems, but I have not replaced them yet.

Any thoughts?
Patrice

Sarasota, FL

#49 Feb 14, 2008
Dino wrote:
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You need to have the "check engine light" scanned so you know what code is being set. There are a few codes that are not damaging to an engine and many more that are.
To get your code to clear without having to have it brought to someone to reset it, Disconnect the battery. make sure you then tighten the gas cap. If it does not come back on after a few miles - problem solved. If it does you will need to get codes read. good Luck
miki

Pacoima, CA

#50 Feb 17, 2008
if your engine light is flashing when you are driving it means the cat is in danger to go bad it may be cause for a misfire or you are fuel system is rich.
west virginia

United States

#51 Mar 3, 2008
mabel m wrote:
My wife drives a 2002 CR-V with 68K miles,the engine light came on about week ago, the dealer told her to wait about a good week before the light goes out by itself I have some doubts because the engine light means that there could be many different problems. Anyway has anybody been told the same by the dealer??
mine did same and the timing belt broke about 300 miles later. honda shop in meadowbrook told me the mtnce changed from 100,000 miles to 60,000
Scott

Addison, TX

#52 Mar 11, 2008
It is your gas cap. When you put gas in the tank and do not completely turn the cap to when it starts clicking, the engine light will appear. The only way to fix it is to go into the dealer and have them reset it.
PKA wrote:
Have a 2002 CRV and the check engine light comes on at least once a month. Have been told by the dealer that it should go away within 7 days. If it last more than 7 days or the check engine light flashes, then you've got to take it in. So far, he has been correct. The light on my car goes out within 7 days without any action from me. But I still worry about why it comes on. My dealer and a Honda mechanic I've talked to don't seem worried about it as long as the light is not flashing. I have also learned one thing to help turn the light off. Wipe the treads of your gas cap periodically. Going past 3 clicks is recommended, but does not seem to help. Does Honda know something we don't know?
craig

Brewster, NY

#53 Apr 15, 2008
I have a 2001 crv. 140,000 miles. number one cylinder doesnot fire.I was told that honda change the way with the lifters.they wear out because they put different kind in.
Peggy

United States

#54 Jun 17, 2008
I have a 2000 Honda CRV five speed. When I down shift to the lower gear or stop at a light the battery light comes on. Sometimes it will actually die when I shift down to first or second but when I pop the clutch it starts. If I am going to turn and downshift it dies. Only happens during downshift. Idling it does not die.
Brooke

Scottsdale, AZ

#55 Jun 21, 2008
I have a 2003 honda CRV and my D (driver light) has started to flash sometimes while im driving??? Also my srs light is staying on! I took it to the Honda dealer and they made it go away, but now its back?? Is this serious??
Christine

Hyattsville, MD

#56 Aug 28, 2008
I have a 2001 Honda CRV. My husband just called and said the check engine light came on and the car was lurching forward. Argh. Is this going to be expensive? Was hoping to put off getting a new car for a while longer.
DWyatt

Kirksville, MO

#57 Sep 4, 2008
I am interested in buying a 2002 Honda CR-V with 100,000 miles already on it.. Is that a good or bad idea?? How much life is left if the suv is in good conditions? Will it take care of my son as he travels away to college?
brett

Canada

#58 Sep 23, 2008
my 2001 cr-v started runnin slugish then the check engine light came on then started flashing and at idle it was very ruff running took it to the dealer and they said it was the distributer,plugs and wires.haveing a good friend that is a mechanic he did the service problem was still there we then did a compression test and found out #4 was totaly dead and #2 was on its way out .long story short $1200 at the machine shop [ no labour for tare down or assembly ]and its running like new the valves had resessed back into the head honda said that because it was built in japan they wouldnt any thing for me but if it was built in mexico they would pay to fix it japan built sold in canada mexico sold in the us canadians get screwed by honda
mick

Calgary, Canada

#59 Oct 2, 2008
My 2002 CRV does the same, each time i fill up the gas and close it above 3 clicks, the light comes on, stays for a few miles and then turn off. But it does annoy me.
PKA wrote:
Have a 2002 CRV and the check engine light comes on at least once a month. Have been told by the dealer that it should go away within 7 days. If it last more than 7 days or the check engine light flashes, then you've got to take it in. So far, he has been correct. The light on my car goes out within 7 days without any action from me. But I still worry about why it comes on. My dealer and a Honda mechanic I've talked to don't seem worried about it as long as the light is not flashing. I have also learned one thing to help turn the light off. Wipe the treads of your gas cap periodically. Going past 3 clicks is recommended, but does not seem to help. Does Honda know something we don't know?
jtb

Phoenix, AZ

#60 Oct 12, 2008
i have 2003 honda crv and it sputters and the check engine light came on

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