Dead Battery in Accord and CR-V
Certain generations of Accord and CR-V vehicles chew through batteries. Leave one of these sitting a couple days and there's a good chance it won't start due to an underpowered battery, parasitic drains, and an ineffective battery charging …Continue reading article "Dead Battery in Accord and CR-V"
Spontaneously Cracked CR-V Windshields
Honda says the strong fuel vapors are caused by excess fuel building up in the oil pan. The issue appears to be particularly bad in cold-weather climates. In a letter to consumers, Honda impressively skirted blame by placing it on the drive…Continue reading article "Spontaneously Cracked CR-V Windshields"
Denso Fuel Pump Failure
The impellers inside of Denso branded fuel pumps may have been excessively exposed to a drying agent during manufacturing. This leads to them cracking, absorbing fuel, and deforming so badly that they stop sending fuel to the engine. Honda …Continue reading article "Denso Fuel Pump Failure"
Honda Sensing Problems
Honda sensing is a group of safety systems to help drivers monitor changing road conditions. However there are growing concerns about malfunctions in the system that cause the auto-brakes to engage randomly, the radar to get confused on sun…Continue reading article "Honda Sensing Problems"
Oil Dilution in Honda's 1.5L Engine
Excess fuel vapors in Honda’s 1.5-liter engine aren’t burning off and diluting the engine’s oil. This raises the oil level, triggers warning lights, creates a terrible smell, and brings into question the prospect of long-term damage caused …Continue reading article "Oil Dilution in Honda's 1.5L Engine"
Heater Doesn't Work
This popular SUV is terrible at producing heat while idling. In fact, many owners say it won’t produce any at all until they start driving. If you’ve ever had to scrape ice off your windshield you understand how powerful of an ally the defr…Continue reading article "Heater Doesn't Work"
Rodents Chew Soy Wiring
Honda switched to a soy-based coating for their wiring that is more biodegradable. It sounds like a pro-Earth move by the automaker, but the real reason is probably a little less triumphant: the coating costs less than plastic. Still, less …Continue reading article "Rodents Chew Soy Wiring"
What Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- high oil level with gas in oil in the 2017 CR-V
- fuel in oil with overfilled oil level, gas smell in cabin in the 2018 CR-V
- heat not working properly in the 2017 CR-V
- battery keeps going dead in the 2017 CR-V
- dead battery in the 2019 CR-V
What Breaks the Most
5th Generation (2017–2020) CR-V Key Numbers
The class action lawsuit says parasitic battery drain causes multiple failures of safety functions, including the headlights and emergency hazard lights an owner needs if the vehicle stalls.
A Honda CR-V Sensing lawsuit alleges the safety systems are defective in 2016-2019 Honda CR-V, CR-V EX, CR-V EX-L and CR-V Touring SUVs.
Honda Accord and CR-V battery drain problems have caused a class action lawsuit that alleges the batteries are too small to power the vehicles. In addition, the plaintiff alleges the 2017-2019 model years suffer from a parasitic draw that kills the batteries.
The Honda CR-V class action lawsuit was dismissed after the plaintiff and Honda agreed to settle the case on an individual basis.
A Honda CR-V windshield crack has caused a class action lawsuit that alleges the windshields spontaneously crack and shatter without external impacts to the glass.
Honda says the lawsuit should be dismissed because the owners don't plausibly allege a defect and fail to allege an alternative design to the features of the Sensing systems.
A Honda Sensing lawsuit alleges the driver-assist systems are defective in 2017 Honda CR-V models, including the EX, EX-L and the CR-V Touring.
Over 708,000 Honda and Acura vehicles are being recalled to replace their DENSO fuel pumps.
The pumps have a defect that'll cause them to stop pumping fuel to the engine. You don't need to be a mechanic to see why that's a problem.…keep reading article "Honda Recalls More DENSO Fuel Pumps That Are Really Bad at Pumping Fuel"
Honda's batteries are such a drain.
A new lawsuit suggests that the batteries in the 2017-2019 Accord and CR-V are simply too weak to run the car's electrical systems. Couple that with a parasitic drain and you've got yourself a killer combo if you're a big fan of curse words and walking to work.…keep reading article "Honda Owners Feel Drained By Their Underpowered Batteries"
A CR-V cracked windshield lawsuit has been dismissed after the plaintiff and Honda agreed to an unknown settlement outside of court.
The lawsuit claims that windshields in the 5th generation CR-V are subject to stress cracks from excessive pressure from the frame. Honda's warranty is supposed to cover any broken glass that is the result of a defect but continually denies a defect exists.
While dismissing the lawsuit is a blow to other owners experiencing the same problem, the action waskeep reading article "A CR-V Cracked Windshield Lawsuit Has Been Settled Outside of Court"
dismissed without prejudice as to the claims of the members of the putative class other than Plaintiffwhich leaves future lawsuits in play.
Honda has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the Honda Sensing safety suite is really quite dangerous.
The consolidated lawsuit says warning messages appear for no reason and that the vehicles can suddenly change speeds while driving. Honda lawyers have come up with a list of technicalities on why the case should be tossed.…keep reading article "Honda Files a Motion to Dismiss Honda Sensing Safety Lawsuit"
A 2018 CR-V owner has sued Honda for denying his cracked windshield warranty claim
even though both the dealership warranty administrator and a 3rd party company agree that the crack was due to stress from a defect. It wasn't until the claim made it up to a local parts and service manager that the claim was denied.
Honda's warranty program is supposed to repair broken or chipped window glass if it's the result of defects in materials or workmanship. But somehow they just keep insisting a defect doesn't exist. How odd.…keep reading article "Honda Sued For Routinely Denying Windshield Warranty Claims"
Honda will extend the powertrain warranty on more than 1 million vehicles in the US that continue to have oil dilution problems.
The 1.5-liter Earth Dreams engine is notorious for gasoline diluting the oil, which triggers warning lights, hurts performance, and creates an awful smell inside the cabin. The extended warranty is available to owners in all 50 states despite Honda’s insistence that the issue only happens in extreme cold weather.…keep reading article "Honda Extends Powertrain Warranty for 1 Million Vehicles With Oil Dilution Problems"
There’s a fix coming for rising oil levels in the CR-V and Civic, but your eligibility largely depends on where you live.
Honda’s N60 service campaign will attempt to fix the oil dilution problem with software updates to the transmission control module and electronic fuel injection system. Additionally, drain plug washers and climate control units may be replaced.…keep reading article "Honda Has an Oil Dilution Solution, For Some"
Honda is recalling a small number of 2017-2018 Civics and CR-Vs] because of a loose magnet in the electronic power steering system.
How bad can a loose magnet be? “Unless it's properly secured, the magnet can dislodge and during a turn where the wheel is as far as it can go, the power steering assist will be applied in the opposite direction.”
Oh. I’m guessing that’s a jarring and unwelcome surprise.keep reading article "Loose Magnet in Electronic Power Steering System"
A lawsuit alleges that Honda's technology that is aimed at making us safer, is doing the exact opposite.
Honda Sensing is essentially four different systems – lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and collision mitigation braking assist. But the systems regularly cause numerous warning messages to intermittently appear, and the CR-Vs fluctuate their highway speeds without warning when adaptive cruise control is set.…keep reading article "Alleged Software Defects in Honda Sensing System Make CR-Vs More Dangerous to Drive"
Problem first occurred after 4 months of ownership. Tried to start car, battery was dead, towed to dealer, they replaced battery. Six months later same problem, towed to dealer, they did a "hard reset of ecm". Six months later, same problem, towed to dealer, they still have the car. This car has about 8500 miles on it.