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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,604 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.

2006 Honda CR-V steering problems

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2006 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #10

Sep 092015


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owned a 2006 Honda CR-V. while operating the vehicle, the power steering suddenly malfunctioned and the steering wheel became very difficult to turn before the vehicle shut off. Moments later, the vehicle caught fire and the fire department extinguished the flames. The vehicle was destroyed. The fire department determined that the fire was due to an electrical failure in the vehicle. There were no injuries and a report was not filed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Irondale, AL, USA

problem #9

Jul 192012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
I took my vehicle to the Honda dealer for its 90,000 service. At this time Honda dealer recommended work but did not perform replace front lower arm compliance bushing, ball joints boot torn. Honda did not mention the NHTSA campaign id 12V12400, (suspension front control arm lower arm). I felt like the Honda rep did not explain my options, and did not listen to my concerns. I had it repaired at another auto care center. On 9-13-2012, the ac system went, compressor locked up. It needed an entire new ac system. At this time, the mechanic made me aware of NHTSA campaign id 12V12400 as well as many complaints on line of Honda ac compressor problems and the class action lawsuit (now over). One part ruined the entire ac system. Honda was less than honest in wanting to charge me for the suspension front control arm lower arm). These repairs totaled $2500.

- Porterville, CA, USA

problem #8

Jun 062012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Steering locked up and driver lost ability to steer. Vehicle moved to left. Driver tried to brake but brakes failed. Witnesses described vehicle lurching to left and seeing brake lights come on but vehicle did not slow down. Car hit a street lamp and bounced to the right. Side airbags deployed. Front left wheel fell off the car. Driver sustained a mild concussion. Note that Honda has issued a recall for some 2006 CR-V's related to suspension which could cause loss of steering (Honda recall 12-020). This vehicle was not included in the recall but the incident seems very similar to the recall issue.

- Sparks, MD, USA

problem #7

May 112012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 88,000 miles


The vehicle pulls, very forcefully, to the right which can cause problems trying to stay in your lane. The vehicle and steering wheel also shakes at highway speeds.

- Wheaton, IL, USA

problem #6

Mar 152006

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 1 miles
2006 Honda CRV severe steering pull to the right.

- Millis, MA, USA

problem #5

Oct 132006


  • 10,990 miles
Vehicle pulls to the right even after proper alignment. This failure is continuous. In ice or snow cover conditions vehicle has a tendency to slide. After several visits to the dealership, the blame was always placed on tires or rotors. After replacing tires and rotors these symptoms still persisted.

- Johnstown, PA, USA

problem #4

Jul 212006

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Honda CR-V. while driving at any speed on uneven asphalt, the vehicle pulls and shifts to the left and right as if it will topple over. The dealer has not been notified. The vehicle was serviced on April 10, 2008 and the contact was not informed of any failures. The current and failure mileages were 40,000. Updated 04/25/08

- Salters , SC, USA

problem #3

May 152007


  • miles
Vehicle pulls to the right. It has been aligned three times. Dealer says all and do it. Cannot be fixed.

- Narrows, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 302006

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
I purchased a 2006 CRV ex in October 2006, noticeda noise when I bought it. The dealership said they knew about it and would fix it. After 3 additional visits to the service dept. Where they switched wheels, did an alignment and straightened the steering wheel (wheel was never crooked) the problem still exists. I do not feel safe when driving this car because of the consistent noise and awkward driving experience. The vehicle also pulls drastically to the right when accelerated and is a danger on the highway. If this is how they think they will retain their reputation, they are mistaken. I know I will never purchase another, and am still trying to get this problem fixed.

- Livingston, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 122006

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles
We purchased a 2006 Honda CR-V SE on January 12, 2006. Our main concern is that the vehicle severely pulls to the right (pttr). If I let go of the steering wheel on the interstate, the vehicle will cross over into the adjacent lane in about 3-4 seconds. The pull is much worse on secondary roads that have a crown. In addition, the pttr is increased by even moderate acceleration. This condition was apparent the day we purchased the vehicle, however, we were assured that an alignment would correct the problem. So far, the vehicle has been in for repair 3 times. This included, an alignment, a 5 day period where a Honda technical representative was called in to oversee the repairs, and lastly a 4 day dealer visit with repair recommendations from Honda technical. The final outcome is that Honda has not been able to correct the pttr problem. We feel that the pttr problem is severe and it creates an unsafe driving situation. Subsequently, we have filed a claim with the BBB that requests Honda to either replace or repurchase the vehicle. Honda has denied the request. An arbitration hearing is pending.

- Napa, CA, USA

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