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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,966 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Honda CR-V brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 012005


  • 85,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Honda CRV. The contact stated while driving at any speed and attempting to brake, the rear brake would lock, causing the calipers and rotors to overheat. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who performed a diagnostic that was unable to locate the exact cause for the brake failure. The local mechanic replaced the rotors and brake pads several times but the failure was not corrected. The rear brake continued to lock when the brakes were applied. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 1,000 and the current mileage was 85,000.

- Lackawaxen , PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 042010


  • 45,000 miles
ABS problem - sacred to drive when it snows I have a 2006 Honda CRV and Honda Accord. The problem is more prominent on the CRV. When there is snow on the road, ABS kicks in and the car does not stop when braking, even when the speed is only 10mph. This happens more if coming down a gradient. The gradient can be very little. This really scares me as I cannot do anything to prevent it. I never had such a problem with my 16 year old Honda civic, which didn't have an ABS system.. I do agree, that the owners manual says about this. But I don't understand, why the ABS has to come online even at very low speeds. ABS in effect only increases accidents. We were very lucky so far, that we never had a crash, but were very close to make an accident.

- Scarsdale, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 152007


  • 24,064 miles
I purchased new a Honda CRV in June, 2005. On August 15, 2007 with 24,064 miles the rear brakes and rotors had to be replaced at a cost of $275.54 which being under warranty Honda paid for. On February 16, 2009 with 39,477 miles again the rear brakes and rotors had to be replaced at a cost of $342.12 which the dealership paid for as they knew I was very upset. I have called Honda customer service about this each time and all they do is note it on my record. I feel that there has to be a problem somewhere that they aren't acknowledging or don't care to. Granted I have had no out of pocket expenses but don't feel this should be happening. I feel Honda's engineers need to look at this and if necessary change the whole system so I'm not changing rear brakes and rotors every 15,000 to 20,000 miles. I know of several other people who have the same vehicle and have had the same problem.

- Panama, NY, USA

problem #1

May 252006

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 9,800 miles
Complete brake failure twice-- pedal to floor. Problem not identified because dealer could not duplicate failure. Car not repaired and still dangerous.

- Breckenridge, CO, USA

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