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

CR-V

Looking for a Used CR-V in your area?

CarGurus has 55,003 nationwide CR-V listings starting at $1,007.

ZIP:

Honda CR-V Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    3,700
  • #2
    saman2812
    Reputation
    1,800
  • #3
    PEng
    Reputation
    1,750
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota RAV4
905 Great Deals out of 60,619 listings starting at $1,690
Used Honda Accord
1,030 Great Deals out of 63,283 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Pilot
423 Great Deals out of 25,675 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Civic
849 Great Deals out of 78,667 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota Highlander
452 Great Deals out of 25,375 listings starting at $2,299
Used Ford Escape
1,142 Great Deals out of 85,651 listings starting at $999
Used Subaru Forester
393 Great Deals out of 33,911 listings starting at $1,808
Used Toyota Camry
1,107 Great Deals out of 72,797 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda HR-V
44 Great Deals out of 15,154 listings starting at $13,888
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
259 Great Deals out of 14,283 listings starting at $1,475
Used Toyota 4Runner
240 Great Deals out of 21,558 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Murano
402 Great Deals out of 23,181 listings starting at $1,499
Used Subaru Outback
396 Great Deals out of 36,914 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda CR-V For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 30,439 listings starting at $16,162
2016 Honda CR-V For Sale
91 Great Deals out of 2,521 listings starting at $15,994
2015 Honda CR-V For Sale
86 Great Deals out of 2,231 listings starting at $12,700
2014 Honda CR-V For Sale
281 Great Deals out of 7,738 listings starting at $10,950
2013 Honda CR-V For Sale
58 Great Deals out of 1,884 listings starting at $8,991

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.