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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,499 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Honda CR-V transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 302011


  • 115,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Honda CRV. The contact was traveling 65 mph, heard a noise coming from the transmission and the vehicle started to rapidly slow down. When the failure occurred the vehicle started to veer drastically to the left causing the contact crash into the median wall and the vehicle to spin around three times. The passenger side air bag deployed, but not the drivers side. The vehicle was towed to the insurance companies inspection station where it was ruled destroyed and they were unable to determine the cause of failure. The failure and current mileage was 115,000.

- Ciprus, CA, USA

problem #6

Feb 012010


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Honda CR-V vehicle accelerated the consumer stated she parked in a parking space. With her foot on the brake, she placed the gear into park, removed her foot from the brake and suddenly, the vehicle accelerated into a building. When the vehicle finally stopped after hitting the wall, she went to shut it off and the gear was still in park.

- Mount Sinai, NY, USA

problem #5

Jan 042010


  • 100,000 miles
2005 Honda cr V,130,000 ks, at 1500 RPM veh.mshutters then smoothes out at 1800 RPM occurs when going about 50 km/H, dealership said this occurs its a 1800$fix or change tranny fluid 2 or 3 times, at 100 ks, intervals, did this it stills occurs but fewer times, im worried tranny will go, its a default in manufacturing.

- Picton, 00, USA

problem #4

Feb 052008


  • 28,486 miles


Three years from date of purchase, at 28486 miles, my Honda CRV was taken to the dealer for service. I mentioned noise when making turns if the car was cold. The dealer said the car needed the differential fluid replaced and the differential clutches burnished, (as per bulletin). My maintenance manual recommends this at 5 years or 90,000 miles. I read that other drivers have had the same problem. I was not charged, because the car had 5 days left on the initial warranty. I assume this is some kind of manufacturing defect.

- Wading River, NY, USA

problem #3

Nov 102008


  • 47,000 miles
Chatter in differential when turning tightly at low speed.

- Lebanon, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 012005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
2005 Honda CRV VIN # [xxx] pulls to right, excessive torque steer. 5 service reports out of aligment. Struts relocated in front end. Updated 07/17/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Medina, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 012005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6 miles
2005 Honda CR-V makes a "roaring" noise when between 1500 and 2000 rpms. This occurs every time. Dealer has replaced the exhaust system and the center bearing of the drive shaft. The problem continues.

- Richmond, VA, USA

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