really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,786 miles

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problem #8

Dec 012015


  • miles
My wife's sister is the original owner of the car. She could no longer drive so we purchased the car from her in about June of 2015. It had 11,000 miles on it at the time. We noticed that the break pedal started going almost all the way to the floor and took it in for repair to frontier Honda in Colorado where we lived at the time. This was repeated a number of times as the pedal continued to start going near the floor a short time after the repair attempt. They could not determine what was wrong and we ended up paying for the troubleshooting multiple times. We moved to Ohio in June of 2018 and in October for 2018 we took it into matt castrucci's auto mall of dayton (Honda 937-434-4723) where again we had to pay for troubleshooting. It had 66,278 miles on it at the time. Each time we took it in the troubleshooting included a bleed of and inspection of the break system and each time the pedal would go back to normal range of motion. After a period of time, especially in cold weather, the pedal would go down closer to the floor. The latest time we took it in to matts Honda dealership they determined the anomaly is due to a defective part within the ABS portion of the break system which would cost over $2000 to repair. Matt called and mentioned that he was informed that some cars got equipped with the defective part. After matt checked with his regional representative he called to inform us that Honda will not take care of the problem due to the age of the vehicle. If it had less miles on it they would but at some time the owner needs to take responsibility of the repairs. The pedal would start going near the floor after the car sat un-driven especially when cold out. The car is still not repaired. The break pedal is still going almost to where it is touching the floor, and my wife will be in danger because of the defective part.

- Carlisle, OH, USA

problem #7

Dec 212018


  • 103,000 miles
This entry has to do with replacement / aftermarket disc brake pads manufactured by raybestos. I searched this site to try and determine if this is the place to report this, but I'm uncertain, and felt it best to just give you this information regardless. I'm an auto mechanic and I've seen this issue quite a few times now over the past 5 years, and I contacted the manufacturer via their web site over 2 weeks ago, and they did not respond. This is a design error in the brake pad shim causing the pad to not make full contact with the outer caliper surface. This causes the pads on both sides to not make full (parallel) contact with the rotor. This reduces the friction aspect, and causes a slightly spongy pedal. It's easily seen in the contact surface of the rotor after an initial drive. I've had customer remarks and complaints, and the only resolve is to dismantle the pads from the caliper, and remove the anti-squeal shim. If driven as-is, the friction material of the brake pad will eventually wear down until full contact does occur, but this may take hundreds of miles. In the meantime, the braking efficiency is somewhat compromised. I have 10 photos I want to send explaining the situation, and they include an oem Honda pad with the oem shim to show the difference. I just discovered your system only allows one photo, so it's the best one comparing the oem pad to the replacement. Please request the rest if you feel this is worth pursuing on your part. The raybestos part number is eht1086H, and they apply to these vehicles; buyer's guide : raybestos eht1086H brake pad Acura rdx 2010-2018 Honda Accord crosstour 2010-2011 Honda CR-V 2005-2016 Honda crosstour 2012-2015 thank you.

- Spencerport, NY, USA

problem #6

May 152018


  • 49,000 miles
To whom it may concern, I am a new Honda owner. Last night (5/15/18) I was driving on the highway going 60mph when my rear break just locked up automatic nearly causing a terrible collision. Immediately after, I pulled over at 10:30pm at night on the side of the road. After having a full diagnostic it was a revealed a break malfunction due to failed ABS module causing all brakes to immediately lock up without warning or notice. This ABS/vsa module assembly safety feature is the brain for the brakes and is vitally important to the over all function of the vehicle braking system. Out of pockets expensive for parts & labor by Honda dealership in Hawaii is charging me $2,642.63. I need an immediate reply back. Thank you.

- Ewa Beach, HI, USA

problem #5

Sep 152016

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
My vehicle has less than 36,000 miles on it and I was told that I have approximately 4 mm left on my rear brake pads and that they should be replaced asap. This is ridiculous! my vehicle has low mileage and shouldn't be having this issue.

- Juneau, AK, USA

problem #4

May 102016


  • miles
Going speed and car almost stutters, feels like looses power, RPM's raise when given gas but car will not increase speed, continues to slow down until vsa light comes on. On other occasions the car abrutly stops, feeling like the brakes lock up once again, until the vsa light comes on. I have read multi post from CRV owners having this same issue as well as a post about a class act law suit already involving Honda for the vehicle stability alert system.

- Wichita Falls, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 122015


  • 46,000 miles
I applied my brakes approaching a stop sign at low speed. My brake pedal went to the floor and I had almost no brakes. I kept my foot on it and when it got as far as I could push it my engine accelerated at very high rpms. I shifted into neutral and then into park and shut the engine off. I had a tow truck come and pick it up.

- Marshalltown, IA, USA

problem #2

May 092014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
Exiting the small to moderate sized parking lot I was stopped at the red light. This is a T intersection where one must turn right or left. After the light turned green I slowly accelerated to turn left when the car accelerated immediately to about 50 mph while I was entering the intersection, I managed to turn left. Despite vigorously braking, the car continued at what seemed like an incredible speed, it felt like an accelerating race car. I hit a truck and another car sideswiping them as I tried to swerve out of the way of traffic and parked cars. The car travelled approximately 1/5 of a mile before I was able to stop by putting the vehicle in park. The air bags deployed.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Jun 022013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 48,290 miles
I was trying to park my car backwards. My car suddenly accelerated and I couldn't control the speed of my car. I was also unable to stop my car.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA