4.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,717 miles

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problem #15

Sep 072019

HR-V

  • 51,321 miles
The keyless ignition button on a less than 3 year old car fails to start the car. There is no other backup manual key to start the engine. This leaves a driver helpless and stranded with no vehicle starting option.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #14

Jul 152019

HR-V

  • miles
The push start button on the car only works sometimes. You have to take your foot off the brake then reapply an try again multiple time to try an get the car to start, you have to push the button once an twice really fast an keep doing it over an over til the car finally starts an you have to do it over an over again to get the car to shut off. The car is only 3 years old.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #13

Jun 112019

HR-V

  • 66,135 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Honda Hr-V. the contact stated that the check engine and electric parking brake warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified. The failure mileage was 66,135.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #12

May 102019

HR-V

  • 14,700 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Honda Hr-V. the contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and all the warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. Aaa arrived and attempted to drive the vehicle onto the flatbed of their truck, but the vehicle failed to shift out of gear. The vehicle was towed to coral springs Honda (located at 9400 w atlantic blvd, coral springs, fl 33071, (954) 369-4679) where the contact was informed that they had to replace the battery, which was causing the electrical failure. The dealer scheduled another appointment for the electrical failure. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and was not diagnosed or repaired. In addition, the steering wheel seized without warning while making a left turn. The vehicle was taken to coral springs Honda where a test drive was performed, but the technician could not duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. On another occasion, the steering wheel seized while driving. The contact stated that one of the salesperson drove the vehicle and the steering wheel seized while the salesperson was driving. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 14,700.

- Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #11

Apr 102018

HR-V

  • 14,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Honda Hr-V. while driving 5 mph, the steering wheel seized intermittently without warning. Also, the instrument panel made an abnormal clicking sound and the screen went blank. Lastly, the vehicle hesitated occasionally when placed in drive. When the contact shifted into drive, the accelerator pedal remained stuck. The vehicle was towed to coral springs Honda (9400 w atlantic blvd, coral springs, fl 33071, (954) 369-4679) where it was diagnosed that the electrical system needed maintenance. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 14,000.

- Fort Laurdedale, FL, USA

problem #10

Jan 012017

HR-V

  • 50,000 miles
The rear hatch door has water inside of it. Both taillights have condensation in them and you can hear water sloshing around when you open and close the door. Electrical components have started to malfunction due to the water and Honda doesn't care because the warranty has expired.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #9

Apr 012019

HR-V

  • miles
System control is blinking; car is unable to start and shut off once pressing starter button. Key batteries have been changed out, but still occurs to happen. It takes about X8 plus to start and turn off car.

- Palos Hills, IL, USA

problem #8

Sep 182018

HR-V

  • 54,000 miles
My Honda Hr-V started leaking water while parked. The water that entered the vehicle was substantial (see attached pictures). The water leakage was determined a third party contractor that the dealership hired after failing to detect the source of the leak after having the car for over a month. The water was leaking in through a faulty seal in the windshield above the drivers side door and was traveling down the side curtain air-bag plastic molding and getting behind the dashboard. The water caused electrical damage in the car that made lights and relays start tripping out, eventually the battery died. The car was parked during the incident and I found the damage after rain storm. The carpets also had to be replaced due to being water damaged and possibly lead to mold. The rainstorm that came through was significant, however this problem could have been going on without my knowledge to a lesser extent. Due to the way the water was getting into the car it could be almost undetectable for an extended period of time since all of the damage is hidden by plastic molding. The car was bought brand new from the dealership, never had an accident and never had the windshield replaced. The car was completely stock as far as the affected parts go.

- Westport, MA, USA

problem #7

Feb 192018

HR-V

  • 6,780 miles
Foot brake becomes frozen solid at start up. Unable to start car. I was told to press very hard and should be able to start car. Have not always been able too. This has happened about 9 times over the course of 2 years. (new issue) 2 days ago I had issues trying to start the car up(thought it might be battery related) all these warning lights came on (brake, tire pressure, engine light (total of 6 lights) I was able to drive so I went directly to dealer. I was told I had rodent damage and the cost was $424. I still have not picked the car up as insurance needs to see repairs. I learned that Honda is now involved w a lawsuit due to the change from plastic wire coating to soy based product which is drawing rodents to feast on wiring. I contacted corporate and was told they would not pay for this under warranty. I.M still paying off a hefty loan (2 years left) and I have no guarantee this will not happen again. What a nightmare. Seems to me if company created this issue they need to come up with solution to assist customers because this is a financial nightmare as well as a safety nightmare. How do you know your wires are partially eaten or in the process of being eaten while you are driving. You dont!

- Ambler, PA, USA

problem #6

Sep 132017

HR-V

  • 19,359 miles
2016 Hr-V I bought in Nov 2015: 19,359 miles when the car didn't start, aaa started my car, tested the battery and stated it was good. Drove it to Honda dealer, they ran a "multi-point inspection" and found nothing wrong. A employee, of Honda, told me it's happened with a CR-V also.

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

problem #5

Mar 032017

HR-V

  • 17,000 miles
To cancel a tire inflation warning at approx. 17,000 miles, I popped the hood of the vehicle to access the negative battery cable with the intention of disconnecting +reconnecting to clear warning.instead I found both neg.+pos. Cables unsecured to both battery posts.I contacted american Honda to report this defect, request a battery replacement, electrical system test+error code retrieval.this extremely dangerous situation may have permanently damaged the vehicle+despite my numerous calls to Honda, I've yet to receive a response.this is a build, sales+service problem that should not exist on any new vehicle sold.symptoms prior to discovery=dimming headlamps@idle, poor transmission+engine response, reduced mileage+intermittent burning smell.I was fortunate my vehicle never died in traffic or caught fire.my case number with Honda=05755540.again, my concern is that the factory in Mexico, the selling dealer in temecula and the first servicing deaer in anaheim(@10,000 service)never verified that the battery cables were properly secured for safe operation.my mechanical service experience+dumb luck should not be a substitute for Honda's failure on multiple levels.short of "I'm very sorry" from the person taking my initial complaint, Honda has done nothing to correct the described problem.

- Menifee, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 142017

HR-V

  • 5,300 miles
My air bag light is on. Honda told me the wiring to my air bag sensor is not working. Problem was discovered after I brought in my car for an oil change.

- South Richmondhill, NY, USA

problem #3

Nov 122016

HR-V

  • 11,400 miles
Check charge system light came on. Took it to dealer, coggin ft. Pierce, they said it was a faulty sensor but was safe to drive until new sensor came in. Drove it and whole system shut down on the road while I was driving. Had it towed to dealer. They replaced the sensor and told me that was the only problem. I called Honda usa to see if a bad sensor could shut down the whole car, of if it was something more. They gave me a case number 05226970 and said someone would call back within 24 hours, 3 days later I haven't received a call back. Am very, very nervous about driving the car. I told this to the dealer and they said they didn't blame me!! no resolution from coggin Honda of ft. Pierce, no resolution from Honda corporate office

- Port St Lucie, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 052015

HR-V

  • 80 miles
I purchased my Hr-V (ex-L with navigation) in May 2015 and have had this problem since the first week of driving. I was told by Honda service that my Hr-V needs a software update, but that there is not one available yet (it has now been 1 year). When I am driving, at any given moment, the entire display screen goes black / shuts down and reboots to the Honda screen. I have no navigation, radio, bluetooth phone connection or any display whatsoever. When the screen comes back on, it has remembered my destination most times and asks if I'd like to continue to the destination, but this is very unsettling to say the least, especially when I am in an unfamiliar area. Also, the radio freezes up and wont play any sound - using xm radio, ipod, am or fm, nothing comes out of the speakers until I "jar" it by putting a cd into the slot, then I get to hear the cd. This process of the radio freeze ends up locking up my ipod and leaves it unable to reconnect until the battery completely dies and I recharge it and start over the next day. My main safety concern is when the entire screen shuts down / reboots while I am driving and there not being any available fix for this as far as my Honda dealer is telling me.

- Canyon Country, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 222015

HR-V

  • 682 miles
T.P.M.S. - light comes on regularly, without tires being at incorrect pressures. Random occurrences sometimes tires are low, sometimes they are perfectly set. This is a "safety issue" and concerns me, as this could cause a wreck. The tire pressue monitoring system is faulty, Honda repair facilities have been unable to correct the issue. I have repeatedly taken it to two (2) Honda dealerships' service departments - one in brunswick, Georgia (nalley Honda), and the other was in loves park, Illinois (napleton Honda). Technicians and service managers in both places have stated that Honda "does not have a fix for the issue". I have advised american division of Honda's corporate office in California concerning this issue. This is an ongoing problem, wherein Honda still does not have a fix for the problem. Their TPMS system on the 2016 Honda Hr-V is unsafe, unreliable and will lead to crashes. Thus far, I have been told to simply "perform a reset" if the dashboard light irritates me...

- Poplar Grove, IL, USA