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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Honda CR-V transmission problems

transmission problem

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2007 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 272010


  • 28,000 miles


This is a 2007 Honda crv_ex-L. there was no accident involved. This complaint is in regards to the differential problem with the CRV. This vehicle has only 28,000 miles on it but is 3 1/2 years old. Started have a noise problem when turning at slow speeds. Brought into dealer and they told us the differential lubricant needed to be replaced at a cost of $125. Dealer would not stand behind the problem even though car had extended warranty, because it was past 36 month. Service rep said there was a service advisory posted internally for this problem that said the lubricant needed to be changed every 15,000 to 20,000 miles, even thought the manual say 60,000. No notification was sent to owners of this advisory. Had to pay to have it fixed, but do not know if there was internal damage and service rep did not know.

- Comstock Park, MI, USA

problem #2

Aug 122007

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda CRV. While driving 55 mph she heard a tapping sound coming from the rear of the vehicle. She also noticed transmission fluid leaking. The vehicle would surge out of control when the brakes were applied. The dealer stated that the vehicle had not been welded properly. The dealer stated that they would need to take the vehicle to the body shop and replace the transmission. The current mileage was 3,158 and no failure mileage.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 132007

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
To begin, I recently purchased directly from manly Honda, in marin county, ca, earlier this Jan/Feb of 2007 a brand-new 2007 Honda CR-V exl, $28K. A first-time car buyer, I had paid in full using my hard-earned money what I believed to be a reliable, dependable and trouble-free car. Alas, I began noticing some irregularities with the car soon thereafter. To name but a few, they are as follows: 1) a tapping sound in the back of my car; 2) a wet spot noted on the floor of my garage under the hood area; 3) intermittent inability to start the car whereby the battery light would come on; and 4) inability to accelerate, but sudden surge thereafter when driving. I brought my vehicle in to be serviced on Monday, August 13, 2007. Later that afternoon I received a call from sf Honda, the service dealer, to advise that: 1) the tapping sound in the back of my car is due to a welding defect. Having jacked up the car and removed all the back panels to the vehicle, they had determined that the defective weld or welds were located further within the vehicle and my car would need to be sent to an auto body shop to be further stripped apart to determine the number of defective welds in question. 2) a powder test performed on my engine had determined that it was a transmission leak and the entire transmission would need to be replaced. 3) they had yet to determine why my car would fail to start and the battery light appear; and 4) the sudden surging of my vehicle once I had stepped on the accelerator was due to the defective leak in the transmission. Upon hearing this, I was flabbergasted. Who would have thought that a brand-new car, a Honda which is noted for its reliability, would encounter such problems" and at 3,158 miles? and simultaneously? what does this say about Honda's quality assurance and manufacturing standards"

- San Francisco, CA, USA

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