really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,319 miles

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problem #9

Sep 062019


  • 6,000 miles
The automatic emergency braking system engaged on a clear road. It occurred twice since Iżve owned the car. Both times occurred on a wet roadway. I deduce that it detected changed in road surface color on areas that had asphalt patches. No injuries or damage occurred. I submit this after reading about an investigation into Toyota's aeb system.

- Levittown, PA, USA

problem #8

Sep 102019


  • 5,000 miles
Under certain lightning or glare conditions, the CR-V's automatic braking comes on. It recently happened to me on three occasions. In the first it was on the T. R. bridge, leading into DC, at 7 am, when the sunlight from the East was causing glare. The CR-V braked automatically while going at about 45 mph when there was no vehicle in front of mine. In the second and third instances, it was when I was on I-66 East on the overpass over the capital beltway at 8:30 pm traveling at about 55 mph. The CR-V's "brake" warning came on when there was no vehicle in front or next to the vehicle. The glare from the overhead lighting for the highway signs is quite strong in that location. This is a serious safety issue, since the vehicle can brake without warning in the middle of a highway at highways speeds, potentially causing the driver to lose control or to be rear ended at high speeds.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #7

Aug 162019


  • 3,399 miles
The contact owns a 2019 Honda CR-V. while driving 35 mph, the vehicle stopped abruptly on its own without warning. As a result of the abrupt stop, the contact's chest struck the steering wheel. There were no injuries. The contact was able to drive the vehicle home without incident. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 3,399.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #6

Jul 172019


  • 2,800 miles
The collision warning system has activated the 'brake' light several times in about the first 2,800 miles. It has not applied the brakes but the light has come on even though there were no vehicles close to mine. Closest in front of the vehicle was several hundred yards and nothing to the left, right or back. The brakes were not applied like some other online complaints for 2017 and 2018 models but I am worried that could happen. Each time I noticed the light I was traveling about 55 mph on route 28 in Virginia in dulles airport area. I did not see any planes in the area at the time. The most recent incident was at about 5:45 am on July 17, 2019.

- Herndon, VA, USA

problem #5

Jul 152019


  • miles
2019 Honda CR-V. consumer writes in regards to unintended braking. The consumer stated the vehicle abruptly braked due to a shadow from a tree. The consumer turned the system off.

- Walnut Creek, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 302019


  • 1,400 miles
The automatic vehicle braking system applied urgent brakes on its own when no other car was in front, nor was any other obstacle in front of our car. This is a huge concern because, the system applying automatic brakes could have resulted in a collision.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #3

May 102019


  • 814 miles
Collision mitigation system automatically braked when there was nothing in front of the vehicle. Vehicle was being driven at approximately 25 mph on a city street when suddenly the brakes came on and the vehicle came to a sudden stop.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #2

Apr 182019


  • 60 miles
I was stopped in cambridge in front of the mos pending a red light change and despite having the brake fully compressed the car moved forward slowly approx 3-6 feet into the car in front of it. There were no lights or warning. I had no control over the car. The car had less then 100 miles on it and there was no prior indication that anything was wrong.

- Windham, NH, USA

problem #1

Feb 162019


  • 1,400 miles
On Saturday, February 16, 2019 while driving on a clear afternoon, we went onto the entry ramp for the highway to rt 95 S. the ramp was not straight and had curves. When an attempt was made to apply the brakes to slow for the first curve, they did not respond as they should, they pulsed and locked. At the same time, the digital dash began displaying multiple warnings of systems not functioning including brake, emergency brake, transmission, power steering, tire pressure, lane assist, cruise control, hill assist, , etc. With difficulty we were able to pull onto the grass shoulder of the highway, there was not a breakdown lane in view. We tried shutting the car off and restarting, and the warnings persisted. I contacted Honda assistance and they sent a tow truck. The tow driver stated he had difficulty loading the car because of the brakes being locked. At the Honda dealership, they also could not release the brakes to off load the car.

- Raynham, MA, USA