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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,348 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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2008 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #4

May 012016


  • miles


Power door lock actuator not working. It does not lock at all.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #3

Mar 182016


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda CR-V. while driving at an unknown speed, the vsa warning indicator remained illuminated until the vehicle was turned off. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic to be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Carol Stream, IL, USA

problem #2

Nov 052012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
I have been the only owner and bought my 2008 Honda CR-V brand new. I take my oil change to Honda dealership thinking they would advise me if there was something wrong with my car. Also, to help ensure I do preventative maintenance with my vehicle. I live in Texas and it gets very hot here. I never had any problems until now, when the weather starts getting cooler. I started hearing a "clicking noise" whenever I turn my wheel to the right, especially in a cold morning. It didn't use to make that noise whenever it gets hot in the afternoon. But then, the past couple of days the noise is now pretty much permanent. I tried taking my car to the dealership, I have 44K on it. But they want to charge me $75 to do a diagnostic test. I asked them if they can waive it since I've been a customer for the past 3 years. They wouldn't budge. Needless to say, I went to another dealership to take a look. They said I needed to replace my rack and pinion. My car is pretty brand new, I had high hopes when it comes to Honda vehicles. I've had a Honda Accord and an Acura TL in the past. For some reason, my Honda CR-V is having a lot of mechanical problems. The steering wheel is a safety issue.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 192009


  • 9,394 miles
Involving a 2008 Honda CRV, new; purchased in Texas/reg. In Texas. 8/19/09 driving at approximately 30 miles per hour the vsa light and symbol came on, I felt the brakes or tires grabbing while trying to accelerate; immediately went to the Honda dealer. They checked the vehicle while I waited, "cause: M99, codes P0102, P0141 P0340, cleared light and test drove. 9/14/09, one month later the lights came on again as I was entering the highway; the tires or brakes grabbed again resulting in my having to pull off to allow the highway traffic to pass until it was safe to enter the highway slowly. I went to the dealer the next morning 9/15/09. "cause: F, M99 see notes 16 W93, 9814 had same codes as before; performed available software update and test drove. If codes come back again will need new ECU." That evening, started the car up to go to work, the lights came on, vsa, vsa symbol and engine light; I called the dealer and they said they would order the ECU. When I came out from work and started the car the same lights were on plus the battery light. On 9/16/09 I went to the dealer, "cause: E M99 replaced ECU and test drove 16 W93, 1 913931 ECU. Codes P0141, P0340, P16bc, 83-1. I was assured not guaranteed, it was taken care of. 9/21/09 after a stop light, starting to accelerate, at approximately 20 miles an hour making a left turn the lights returned and stayed on until I reached home. I called to speak with the service representative, he was not available. On 9/22/09 when I started the car the lights came back on, I took the car to the dealer. It is being kept overnight so that they can have a full day to work on it.

- Hampton, VA, USA

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