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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,371 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 windows / windshield problems

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2005 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 022015

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles


2005 Honda CR-V. consumer writes in regards to airbag and door switch issues. The consumer was informed there was no defect with the air bag. The consumer was unable to open the door using the remote. The consumer sent in recall# 12V486000.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #6

Mar 032014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
The sun visor on the driver's side fails to stay in the up position, thus blocking the view of the traffic ahead. I have researched this problem on the web and there are many, many similar complaints. I believe this is a design flaw and Honda should be required to stand behind the problem. This is a safety hazard.

- Redmond, WA, USA

problem #5

Jan 152013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 210,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the driver's side window could not be closed or opened completely when the driver's side window switch was depressed. The failure recurred intermittently. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 12V486000 (electrical system, visibility) but was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 210,000.

- Castle Rock, CO, USA

problem #4

May 312013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 101,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while parked with the key out of the ignition, the engine continued to run. After the engine stopped running, there was a clicking sound. The contact noticed smoke coming from the driver's side door panel. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnosis. The vehicle was included in the recall under NHTSA campaign number: 12V486000 (electrical system, visibility). The contact stated the recall may be related to the engine failure she experienced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 101,000.

- Kittery, ME, USA

problem #3

Jun 142011


  • 151,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda CRV. The contact noticed smoke coming from the driver side window switch and when he touched it the switch was hot, causing it to melt the wires together. He opened the door panel and removed the switch. The dealer nor manufacturer were informed of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The current and failure mileages were 151,000.

- Conesus, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 192006


  • 12,600 miles
On my 2005 Honda CR-V the driver side sun visor will not stay up. It will fall into my view of the road at any time blocking my view of the road. I have had several oem Honda replacements and they have all fail in the same manor. Honda will no longer replace this defective item under warranty. This is a danger to 2005 Honda CR-V owner/operators.

- Concord, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 082010


  • 32,000 miles
2006 Honda CRV. Have replaced drivers side sunvisor 4 times, waiting on number 5. after anywhere from 2 months to 1 year the sunvisor will not stay up in place. Creeps back down instantly and cannot see out of windshield even with visor pushed all the way towards windshield. Offers no use, and when trying to use it obstructs view and is very dangerous. If visors are required, then this one is a failure. Have noted others on the Honda CRV owners club forum with same problem. Have asked that they also file with NHTSA. To be clear, when stored away in normal position it stays in place, when trying to pull it down and push towards windshield when sun is in face, it pushes to windshield then instantly flops back down to position where it obscures the view out the windshield. Replacements work fine for short period of time. They have warrantied 3 times, and I have had to buy twice as it was just over 1 year before I took it in. I have and old part that was replaced when I had to purchase out of warranty. The kept the other parts, but have no explanation for fix.

- Tampa, FL, USA

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