really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,340 miles

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problem #10

Feb 122020


  • 32,000 miles
I was in a rear end collision. The driver seat did not stay upright. Upon impact it reclined. My car was in motion when it was hit, approx 20 mph. This probably caused my injuries to be worse than if the seat had maintained it's upright position.

- Carson, CA, USA

problem #9

Oct 022019


  • 42,000 miles
Driver side seat heater failed at less than 2 years old & under 45,000 miles. Dealer said it's not a covered repair nor manufacturer defect. Honda Corp wouldn't talk to me because vehicle is out of warranty due to high mileage.

- Spencerport, NY, USA

problem #8

Dec 292017


  • 6,000 miles
Driver side seat makes squeaky noise every time and everyday. Specifically from the right side. This occurred when car had only 6000 miles and dealership told me this is normal for cr V. it wasn't a lot but now it's a bothersome to deal with it. Even a slight move from right side will make the seat squeak like the there's something not properly aligned.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #7

Aug 262019


  • 24,000 miles
Engine oil level on dipstick way above what it should be and there is a strong gasoline smell in the engine oil. The Honda maintenance minder says 70% engine oil life is left. Also the seat heaters don't seem to work. Based on what I read online this seems to be somehow linked with the engine oil dilution issue

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #6

Sep 042018


  • miles
The contact owns a 2017 Honda CR-V. while the contact's vehicle was stopped, it was rear ended and caused a chain reaction crash. The contact stated that the front driver and passenger seat belts failed to work as intended. The contact stated that the impact caused the passenger to be thrown forward due to the seat belt failing to securely restrain her. The contact also stated that the front passenger side seat back fractured. The driver was also thrown forward and his chest made contact with the steering wheel. The contact stated that the driver side seat belt failed to retract and the air bags failed to deploy. The passenger sustained injuries to the back and pelvis. The driver sustained a back injury. Both occupants were transported to the hospital for medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent facility. The vehicle was not repaired. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #5

Oct 302017


  • 3 miles
Headlight lenses fog up even when with headlights on. Inside passenger window fogs up. Passenger leather seat is loose - unsightlly.

- Waldport, OR, USA

problem #4

May 202017


  • 200 miles
Driver's seat has collapsed on left side right below the air bag tag. Took it back to dealer. They know about the problem. They did a quick fix, but it did not work. Does this problem affect the function of the air bag? I bought the vehicle 4/28/17, and the seat has been messed up for about two months.

- Carrollton, VA, USA

problem #3

Jun 012017


  • 900 miles
Driver side cushion on upper seat has collapsed. This affects the operation of the side air bag. The collapsed support also makes driving uncomfortable and potentially a driver safety risk as well.

- Pelham Manor, NY, USA

problem #2

May 142017

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 6,300 miles
The contact owns a 2017 Honda CR-V. the contact stated the front driver side seat had started to deteriorate from the left cushion. The vehicle was taken to checkered flag Honda dealer, where it was informed that Honda was aware of the failure but does not have a remedy. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 6,300. The VIN was not available....updated 08/31/17

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 262017


  • 2,000 miles
My mother and I traveled to visit my daughter that lives 3 1/2 hours away. My mother sat in the passenger seat for the 7 hour trip up and back. The amber or yellow light on the dash "passenger airbag off" was lighted the entire time that my mother was sitting in the passenger seat. Admitted she only weighs 100 lbs and is 86 years old, but she is clearly an adult and should be protected by an airbag deploying in case of a serious crash. The airbag deploying in a crash could literally mean the difference between life and death.

- Wake Forest, NC, USA