Honda CR-V engine light on & off, sputtering while accelerating under load

Asked by Apr 07, 2015 at 07:36 PM about the 2004 Honda CR-V

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I recently bought a used 2004 Honda CR-V for myself and my wife to use.  While test
driving it, we had absolutely 0 problems with it, everything checked out fine.  Now,
we've had it for about a month, and approx 8 days ago the engine light turned on whilst
driving up the hill towards my house and the engine began bucking.  If I let off the gas
pedal, the engine would smooth out, but accelerating past 2.5k RPM's would cause the
bucking and loss of power.

It chooses at random to do this, last night when I turned it on to drive it to work, the
engine light was on, but it's pretty much all coasting down the hill and to my work.  
When I went to drive it home this morning from work, the engine light was off and I
was able to take it to 4k+ RPM's with no problem.  Now today, the light is back on and
the engine is bucking again.  There is only one mechanic shop within 50 miles of my
home, and previously all he recommended for any of my vehicle problems were new
fuel pumps, which was never the correct diagnosis on my previous vehicle.

4 Answers

95

View a different mechanic

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
40

I have an 05 CRV and similar thing happened. Engine light on and when driving uphill vehicle would hesitate and have loss of power. Had the engine light checked and it was a bad catalytic converter.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
10

Crank Angle Sensor replacement needed, most likely

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Did you ever get this resolved? If so can you tell me what exactly the issue was? My 2004 is having the same issue. Thanks

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

CR-V

Looking for a Used CR-V in your area?

CarGurus has 60,603 nationwide CR-V listings starting at $988.

ZIP:

Search Honda CR-V Questions

Honda CR-V Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,440
#2 saman2812
saman2812
Reputation 1,670
#2 PEng
PEng
Reputation 1,670
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota RAV4
733 Great Deals out of 71,362 listings starting at $1,895
Used Honda Accord
803 Great Deals out of 84,448 listings starting at $988
Used Honda Pilot
369 Great Deals out of 20,944 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Civic
633 Great Deals out of 88,620 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Highlander
341 Great Deals out of 24,396 listings starting at $2,499
Used Ford Escape
1,400 Great Deals out of 93,890 listings starting at $900
Used Subaru Forester
371 Great Deals out of 29,165 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota Camry
1,011 Great Deals out of 90,532 listings starting at $650
Used Honda HR-V
33 Great Deals out of 19,191 listings starting at $15,287
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
287 Great Deals out of 20,072 listings starting at $2,275
Used Subaru Outback
348 Great Deals out of 38,319 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Corolla
773 Great Deals out of 73,085 listings starting at $1,260
Used Toyota 4Runner
242 Great Deals out of 20,380 listings starting at $1,800

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda CR-V For Sale
35,134 listings starting at $20,135
2016 Honda CR-V For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 3,497 listings starting at $16,895
2015 Honda CR-V For Sale
83 Great Deals out of 2,223 listings starting at $14,900
2014 Honda CR-V For Sale
353 Great Deals out of 8,359 listings starting at $10,699
2013 Honda CR-V For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 1,877 listings starting at $10,895

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.