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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,679 miles

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2005 Honda CR-V steering problems

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2005 Honda CR-V Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

Jan 082016

CR-V

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Power steering fluid leakage from power steering hose. I noticed there were recall for Honda acord but not for CR-V. I read all reviews and seems is risky and could catch fire.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #21

Sep 302015

CR-V

  • 135,000 miles
The locking mechanism for the tilt steering wheel not stay in a locked position. Mine will not longer stay in the lock position at all. It remains in the dropped down unlocked position causing the steering wheel to move up and down while the vehicle is in motion. It is also a hazard when getting out of the car as you can catch your leg with it and possible injure your leg.

- Westminster, MD, USA

problem #20

Jan 152014

CR-V

  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda CR-V. while driving at approximately 20 mph, the vehicle veered independently to the right. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taking to an independent mechanic, and the torque steer needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. Also, while braking, the driver side rear brake failed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the anti lock braking system module was replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 25,000.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #19

Nov 152013

CR-V

  • 20,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Under acceleration, ... and only under acceleration, ... the 2005 CR-V... "torque-steers"... to the right! the harder the acceleration, ... the harder it pulls to the right!... if this car was being driven by a person that was not paying proper attention to their driving... they would definitely have an accident!... the car would go to the right and go off the road, .. or hit anything that was to their right!.. I.e. another car, pedestrian, ... tree, ... etc. This problem may very well have existed from day one, ... however it has virtually always been driven... "gently"... for best fuel mileage.. it was only after a mechanic replaced a faulty "anti-lock braking-system module" that this was discovered. After the ABS module was replaced, it was test-driven. (I.e.) accelerate, then brake, ... repeat. Under this harder than normal acceleration, the torque-steer was discovered. Note: (1.) vehicle wheel alignment is good... (2.) tires are all properly inflated... (3.) at a constant/ steady speed, ... and during braking... the car always goes straight! (4.) it only pulls hard to the right during acceleration... the greater the acceleration... the harder it pulls to the right! (5.) this car has not been involved in any sort of accident.. attacked any curbs, ... hit any serious potholes... etc.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #18

Jan 082006

CR-V

  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda CRV. While driving 45 mph, the tilt adjuster that controls different settings to adjust the steering column failed. The steering column loosened and moved up and down while driving. The contact had to hold the tilt adjuster lock in his hand while driving until it locked back into place. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they determined that the tilt adjuster was functioning as designed. No repairs were made. The contact is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 12,000 and current mileage was 42,000.

- Willoughby, OH, USA

problem #17

Mar 052005

CR-V

  • miles
We purchased a 2005 Honda CRV in January 2005 and noticed the vehicle pulls to the right, which has caused the right front tire to blow out on one occasion after conducting a right hand turn around a curb. No injuries were sustained; however, the vehicle continues pulling to the right.

- Duson, LA, USA

problem #16

Jul 182005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have a Honda CR-V ex purchased 4/14/2005. It has pulled hard to the right, especially during acceleration, since the first day. I have taken it back to the dealership four times to have the problem corrected and they have failed to do so. The most recent time was at the request of american Honda motor after I recently wrote the company a letter demanding that the car be made to comply with warrant, or that I be given another vehicle that does, or that the company buy back the vehicle. During normal driving there is a constant pull to the right. On a flat asphalt surface (no tilt or crowning) when I push the accelerator to the floor from a stop the vehicle moves to a 45-degree angle and halfway into the next lane in the right after just 20 feet. Once when my wife accelerated from a stop light for a right turn, the strong pull caused her to hit the curb.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #15

Aug 212005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
We bought the 2005 CRV SE in August 2005, noticed the pttr when we bought it. The dealership said they knew about it and were going to replace the tires. After 6 visits to the dealership(replacing tires, switching wheels, aligning, aligning, aligning, etc.)the problem still exists. I do not feel safe when driving this car because of the consistent pttr and awkward driving experience. Honda needs to step up and do something about the problem or they will soon loose there reputation for quality vehicles.

- Gonzales, LA, USA

problem #14

Oct 052005

CR-V 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
CR-V purchased was different from CR-V tested. After taking title noticed car pulling to right. Dealer aligned according to bulletin. CR-V still pulls to right. Could go off road if steering wheel not held tightly.

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #13

Sep 122005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
Honda CRV 2005 pulls to the right//correct tire pressure and alignment/not torque steer/requires constant left pressure on steering wheel.

- Pasadena, MD, USA

problem #12

Sep 052005

CR-V

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vehicle pulls to right all the time. This vehicle has been in the shop twice for the same problem. There is a tsb for this issue and it didn't help. I have since driven two other 2005 Honda CR-V's they both have the same problem as soon as you take your hands off the wheel the vehicles will immediately pull to the right. This is a common compliant on many of the forums boards ie: Edumonds.com

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #11

Aug 192005

CR-V

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,200 miles
1) noticed a pull to the right after 6-8 months of use. 2) is wearing my tires and can not let go of the wheel for any amount of time for fear I will drift in another lane. 3) have had Honda dealer balance tires, rotate, and had 4 wheel alignment. They blame it on torque steering and that there is nothing they can do about it.

- Asheboro, NC, USA

problem #10

Aug 162005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Since my wife and I purchased a 2005 CRV ex 3 weeks ago it has spent more time at the dealers then with us. The first problem was a vibration in the steering wheel and a pull to the right. Brought the vehicle in for service and the dealer stated the wheels were out of balance. Picked the vehicle up and it continued to do the same. The vehicle went in a second time and the dealer stated that their balancing machine was incorrectly calibrated; then changed one tire. The dealer stated that the car meets Honda "specs". picked up the vehicle and it continued to do the same. Brought the vehicle in a third time. The dealer stated that the manufacturer, America Honda, placed the struts on incorrectly and fixed it. Picked the vehicle up and it no longer pulled to the right, however the vibration in the steering was still there. Brought the vehicle in a fourth time, went for a test drive with a technician and he stated that there was a problem with a vibration at 45, 50 and between 60-70 mph. The dealer then test drove 3 other CR-V's from the lot then stated that they were as bad or worst then mine. The head supervisor contacted America Honda and gave them the details. Their reply " since all the vehicles do that it must be a characteristic of the vehicle." The dealer admitted that there was a problem but since America Honda did not reconize it they would not fix it. I am in the process of making a claim under the Florida lemon law. America Honda needs to be accountable for the defective product they are producing.

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #9

Aug 052005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
New Honda 2005 CRV LX AWD. Vehicle drifted to right of road and pulls to the right with acceleration, more acceleration = harder pull. It is bad. Honda dealer performed 2 tsbs to correct (tire change out and upper spring seal angle) but neither fixed problem (they admit there is a problem still and are waiting for Honda engineering to call them. They also checked 2 other crvs on their lot and both had the same problem) this is a potential safety issue -- imagine cruise on, up a hill and the vehicle downshifs from 5th to 3rd to regain speed, pulling, causing the un-alert driver to change lanes/off-road, or to over compensate one-handed.

- Porter, IN, USA

problem #8

Jul 172005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
I purchased a 2005 Honda CR-V on July 11, 2005. After briefly driving the vehicle I noticed a severe pull to the right (later found out this is called ts (torque steer) during acceleration from a stop up to sixty-five miles per hour. In less than three seconds the car was two lanes to the right (safety hazard). I drove the vehicle in a parking lot with the grade to the left and the vehicle still pulled uphill to the right (so much for road crown pull). On 7/26 spreen Honda of loma linda, ca, where the vehicle was purchased, had it aligned by the Saturn dealership (owned by spreen owner) with no appreciable difference. On 7/28-7/29 spreen had preutt┐'s wheel alignment of redlands do a second alignment with no appreciable difference. The vehicle continues to pull to the right. Spreen said there was nothing wrong with the vehicle, I was the only person that had complained about it, to their knowledge, that the pulling to the right was inherent in all front wheel drive vehicles (was not a problem in my 1999 CR-V), that they had no further commitment and I should talk to american Honda. I think NHTSA should enforce the repair of this defect and Honda should mitigate this defect or recall all of its affected vehicles immediately.

- Banning, CA, USA

problem #7

May 232005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I purchased a 2005 Honda CRV vehicle because I thought that it would be safe. I have been disappointed in the vehicle because when I go to stop or take off the vehicle pulls to the right often times making the vehicle uncontrollable. I feel it is a potential danger and should be thouroughly reviewed by individuals outside the Honda corporation. I have had my tires aligned once thinking that was the reason for the pull and it did not stop the problem.

- Rainbow City, AL, USA

problem #6

May 302005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90 miles
Vehicle pulls to the right either during acceleration (hard pull) and cruising (soft pull). Tried replacing the wheels, tires, alignment, balacing... vibration at high speeds is gone but the pttr problem is still present. I showed the dealer the tsb from Honda, it seems that they implemented but problem persists. I think this should be investigated and the vehicle recalled.

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #5

Jun 082005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55 miles
Purchased 2005 Honda CR-V new after asking specifically about reported pull to right read about on the web. Took salesperson's word that it wasn't a problem; drove off the lot and the car wanted to center or caster about 5 degrees to right of center; it's acutally harder to steer left than to steer right. Bare minimum foot on gas pedal also causes the steering wheel to point right by this amount though the pttr happens at coasting as well. Alignment performed by martin Honda, newark de two days after taking delivery. Stated toe alignment off, swapped tires, and say that some steer error is normal due to crowned road. Amazing, since the problem is experienced every bit as much on the majority of roads in my area, which as it happens are not crowned at all. Drove the car in a long parking lot both directions in a line, in which case I should have seen "crown pull" (if any) happen downhill if an incline existed. Alas, the pull was always to the right while going in either direction. Discovered technical service bulletin tsb # 03-004 which addresses this symptom in only certain 2002 and 2003 models. Recommend that in the interest of public safety, that NHTSA consider enforcing this repair or similar, as appropriate, to any Honda CR-V of any year that exhibits this phomenon, and that consumers avoid purchasing a Honda CR-V.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #4

May 082005

CR-V

  • miles
The car pulls severly to the right while driving. Took it to the dealer 4 days after purchase, he did a wheel rotation and realignment but of no use. The dealer says that everything is within the manufacturers specifications but the pull to the right problem is still there. Car trys to change lanes by itself on the highway. Had to pll back hard a couple of times to avoid accident.

- Hillsboro, OR, USA

problem #3

Mar 272005

CR-V 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
I purchased a 2005 Honda CR-V in March of 2005 after doing extensive vehicle research, visiting two (2) dealerships and test driving two (2) Cr-vs. After having the opportunity to drive the vehicle for a couple hundred miles, I noticed a constant pull to the right (pttr) at all speeds and rates of acceleration. During my initial research on the CR-V, as well as post-purchase visits to vehicle forum websites, I realized that the vehicle was experiencing torque steer. The pttr is only present when the accelerator is engaged manually or via cruise control. There is no pttr while the vehicle is coasting. The disappointing thing about this condition is that - during purchase and price negotiations - I asked the sales person and sales manager about CR-V torque steer issues directly. Their response to me, quite simply, was that they were not familiar with any such condition. However, post sales follow-up by the Honda dealer's service manager indicated that there was familiarity with reports of torque steer resulting from the new V-tech engines. The service manager was understanding of my frustration, made note of it for review at the vehicles first maintenance. This condition, although not dangerous in my vehicle, detracts significantly from the driving experience, should not be present and should be remedied by Honda immediately.

- Etters, PA, USA

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