really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
107,200 miles

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problem #5

Jul 282018


  • 194,000 miles
While being driven at 55-60 mph on a 4 lane highway the driver side rear suspension control arm broke free from the unibody causing the rear tire to twist sideways and lodge in the wheel well. The driver side rear axle pulled free from the rear differential due to detachment. The driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle, but used both lanes and the vehicle width shoulder of the road to due so. Had another vehicle been close by an accident would have resulted. The CRV had been nys inspected 2 months prior with no signs of an impending problem. Pictures are attached showing the detached driver side and also the intact passenger side. After taking pics showing an intact mount on the passenger side a hammer was used to check the structure and it was possible to open up a hole on that side as well. The vehicle was driven in NY during the winter, thus road salt was encountered. The only part of the CRV affected by rust was the mounting location of both rear control arms due to an area where moisture and salt can enter, but not escape. The rest of the undercarriage and exterior body were rust free. Honda was contacted, but unwilling to take any action due to age and miles on vehicle. The case# and last correspondence with Honda is included--no response from Honda.

- Jasper, NY, USA

problem #4

Feb 082019


  • 150,000 miles
My 2009 Honda CR-V started rolling when I was out of the car after placing the transmission in park. This is now a continuous problem. I have taken the vehicle to a dealer for the existing transmission recall issued back in 2011. The dealer advised the ¿fix¿ was taken care of previously and my current problem is not related to the existing recall. The problem I have certainly seems to match the recall. I feel Honda does not want to honor the recall since there are approximately 150,000 miles on the vehicle and repairs would be very expensive. I am being quoted by the dealer a price of approximately $3,700 to correct the problem.

- Stamford, CT, USA

problem #3

Oct 052016


  • 40,000 miles
My 2009 Honda CR-V experienced a series of sudden accelerations that began when backing out of my driveway. I immediately turned the ignition off, shifted to park, then restarted the engine. Once again, the engine RPM spiked to over 4,000 RPM before I got the engine turned off. It did the same thing on the next try, going to full power upon starting before I could get the ignition turned off. On the third try, it started and idled as normal.

- Royal, AR, USA

problem #2

Sep 012016

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles
The contact owned a 2009 Honda CR-V. while the vehicle was stopped, the shift lever was placed in the park position, with the engine running, but the vehicle began to roll away. The vehicle crashed into a pond. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the shift lever failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was destroyed and towed. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 108,000. Updated 10/26/16

- Cushing, ME, USA

problem #1

Jan 212015

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
I opened the automatic garage door after starting the vehicle to put the vehicle in the garage. When the door of the garage opened there was a plastic recycle can in the middle of where the car was to be parked. I got out of the car after placing the transmission in park to move the recycle can. I had to go around the back of the car to enter the garage as a bush blocked my way into the garage on the driver's side. As I walked around the passenger side of the car I pushed the side view mirror in (the entrance to the garage is tight with the mirrors in the extended position). I went into the garage and was putting the recycle can away when the vehicle came into the garage on its own. I thought I could open the driver side door and put the car in neutral or hit the brake but the vehicle was coming toward me and I could see that the vehicle was going to hit an extension in the garage wall where the powder room was inside the house. I backed away from the vehicle's driver side door as I had no room to open the door and the car crashed into the extension of the wall and stopped. I was quite relieved at that point as the vehicle could have continued into the rear of the garage and through the wall into the laundry room. I surveyed the damage to the car at that time and decided that while some damage did happen it was not that much and the vehicle was still drivable. Some months later we took the car for a repair estimate and to my surprise the estimate was for about $1,900. I do not believe that this is my fault as I put the vehicle in park but did not set the parking brake as the whole situation would not take two minutes to put the recycle can away and put the vehicle in the garage. I was quite shaken when I saw that the vehicle was coming into the garage by itself. The driveway slopes down to the street and I had been out of the vehicle for about 30 seco.

- Mount Laurel, NJ, USA