Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: Honda redesigned the CR-V for the 2007 model year to kick off the 3rd-generation of the popular SUV. Unfortunately that redesign came with malfunctioning door locksand shoddy tires that wear out fast.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
109,505 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.

2007 Honda CR-V brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 122010


  • 444,000 miles


Noise in rear of car the dealership did a brake inspection and said the problem was caused by rear brake pads are stuck in the mounts and are scoring rear rotors. They suggested replacement of rear brakes clean and lube mounts and slides on calipers. This happened at 44,400 miles.

- Marquette, MI, USA

problem #4

Jul 162010


  • 28,722 miles
1. started to hear metal on metal sound coming from the driver side rear wheel when brakes were applied. 2. the failure was a stuck brake caliper causing brake pads to wear down to metal. 3. resurfaced rotors, replaced brake pads and unstuck caliper.

- Wellfleet, MA, USA

problem #3

Jan 052010


  • 39,000 miles
The back passenger's side wheel had a "hot" smell coming from it. Honda service determined I had a brake pad that had gotten stuck. Brake pad was replaced, as well as fixing the rotor. The smell continued. Took the car back in and they cannot find one thing "rubbing" that would cause this "hot" smell. They are stumped. I am afraid to drive the car due to the strong smell, wondering if something is going to wear out or catch on fire. Many internet blogs have shown many, many Honda owners to be experiencing the same thing. No other tires/wheel wells smell hot - some owners believe it is due to the exhaust system next to the tire.

- Rockford, MI, USA

problem #2

Sep 112007


  • 21,804 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the vehicle pulls to the right and makes a loud grinding noise when driving in reverse. He took the vehicle to the dealer three times for the failure and they changed the brake oil differential and suggested that the oil be changed every three to four thousand miles. This corrected the failure temporarily, but the grinding noise recurred a week later and the vehicle began pulling to the left again. A report was filed with the manufacturer and they stated that a representative will inspect the vehicle. The vehicle has not yet been inspected. The failure mileage was 21,804 and current mileage was 92,000.

- New High Park , NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 052008


  • 14,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda CR-V. while driving approximately 40 mph, the antilock brake system engaged when the brake pedal was depressed. The contact rear ended another vehicle. As a result, the bumper completely detached from the front end of the vehicle and the radiator was damaged. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained major injuries because the seat belt locked and would not unlatch. The passenger in the other vehicle was uninjured. A police report was filed and the vehicle was towed to the dealer. Prior to the failure, the contact heard a grinding sound while driving in reverse, but there was no failure at that time. The current and failure mileages were 14,000.

- Flint, TX, USA

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