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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,169 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 #13

Aug 142015

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 121,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

There was a loud banging sound and the air conditioner, which was on and working great, stopped blowing cold air. I researched the problem and found that this has been very common on Honda Cr-vs. From my experience and the four different failure modes that have been identified, it sounds like the ac compressor exploded or imploded and could have left shards of metal on the highway I was driving on. Two other failure modes of this problem include the clutch axle shaft shearing and the clutch itself melting. Here are the ridiculously high number of complaints that I've found within 15 minutes of researching: 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch"V=fldx1wvjqsc 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?V=Q4ajblxnh2E 3. https://www.youtube.com/watch"V=asy6stixtq4&feature=youtu.be 4. www.ebay.com/gds/the-Honda-CRV-S-problematic-ac-compressor-black-death-/10000000018634628/G.html 5. repairpal.com/air-conditioning-is-blowing-warm-air-497 6. forums.edmunds.com/discussion/5273/Honda/CR-V/Honda-CR-V-ac-compressor-problems/P71 7. www.topix.com/forum/autos/Honda-CR-V/tu0okfjgv9V3F3fgl/P64,

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #12

May 042015

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 109,000 miles
The A/C compressor unit has failed and Honda kept the recall quiet now my vehicle has gone just outside the warranty coverage repair window this unit has a design flaw and Honda should have given a no limit on the repair like they did with the window actuator I forgot to mention that recall only happened due to a class action lawsuit.

- Tyngsboro, MA, USA

problem #11

Jan 212015

CR-V

  • 38,168 miles
I was in a parking lot and wanted to move to another one. I put car in gear and as I started out I heard the engine rev very loud and car lurched forward. I applied brakes and placed the car in park. Engine was still revving high. I turned off engine and then back on again. Car seemed to behave normally and I drove home (about 1 mile). I called a Honda dealer service number and explained what happened. They were supposed to call back but did not. The next day I called the service at another dealer (dch Honda of paramus). I spoke to an [xxx] who told me there were no recalls for unintended acceleration for any 2008 CRV's. I wrote an E-mail to her to document the phone conversation then called another information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Teaneck, NJ, USA

problem #10

Oct 012014

CR-V

  • 84,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Approximately 2 months ago, periodically, while driving (30-45mph) we would hear an unusual whirling noise in the motor; not harsh but more a purring sound. The next time we drove the car we would not hear it. It continued but spasmodically. Then in November we began having trouble starting the engine. We had a new battery installed but again, periodically, both the whirling noise and no engine turnover. Yesterday, after making a quick stop before going to work, we had to call a tow truck co. Who also checked the battery (now less than a month old and charging perfectly). We are not certain of the relationship between the noise and the failure to start.

- Dunedin, FL, USA

problem #9

Jun 182014

CR-V

  • 105,000 miles
The air conditioning goes out intermittently when the outside temperature is above ~85F. this happened more and more frequently until the system stopped putting out cold air altogether. This is a known problem with Cr-vs, and Honda extended the warranty on the A/C compressor clutch to 100,000 miles. A mechanic diagnosed this as my problem, although it happened 4,000 miles over the extended limit for warranty service.

- Mount Pleasant, SC, USA

problem #8

Jul 192013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 97,439 miles
The air compressor had to be replaced at a cost of over $700. Theres was not even 100,000 miles on the car yet when this had to be done.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #7

Jun 102013

CR-V

  • 87,800 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

A/C stopped working. Took into mechanic as I thought the it needed recharged. Instead, the A/C and clutch had to be replaced for $1300. Had to take back to the mechanic as it still wasn't working a 2nd day. They recharged again. It stopped working the 3rd day, and the compressor relay was replaced. This car is only 5 years old.

- Hilliard , OH, USA

problem #6

Jun 222012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
After several days of intermittent air-conditioning (cooling) function, the ac compressor failed. Dealer mechanic reports the compressor coil failed (melted?). conditions at the time were high ambient temperatures (ca. 90-100 degrees F). I'm filing this report to corroborate numerous online accounts of similar failures in newer model Honda Cr-vs with 50,000-60,000 miles of use.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #5

Jul 212011

CR-V

  • 83,000 miles
A/C suddenly stopped working - blowing hot air on 100-degree day dealer found that compressor had failed, and will replace it.

- Penacook, NH, USA

problem #4

Sep 082010

CR-V

  • 32,000 miles
Honda CRV 2008 32,000 miles no history of accident or damage. While turning onto the highway engine failed and stopped vehicle. Vehicle towed to dealership. Major engine damage due to broken motor mount bolt. Dealership claims it was due to abuse of vehicle. There is no history of accident or damage done to the vehicle.

- Pisgah Forest, NC, USA

problem #3

May 212010

CR-V

  • 24,084 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while driving at relatively low speeds, there was a loud, unusual noise underneath the hood. The contact depressed the accelerator pedal, heard an unusual metal to metal sound and the rpms increased between 1500 and 2500. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. In addition, the contact stated that while driving 70-75 mph, the contact noticed an unusual burning smell and the vehicle began to shake. The failure mileage was approximately 24,084. The current mileage was approximately 24,400.

- San Francisco , CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 292009

CR-V

  • 100 miles
2008 Honda CR-V engine sometimes races when braking to stop. Putting the car in neutral allows the engine to rev-up then return to normal revs. This happens with the foot on the brake. Honda deal did not find any problems with the car. This happens once a week starting when car was new.

- Denville, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 042009

CR-V

  • 5,600 miles
2008 Honda CRV 4WD; started revving very high after starting the car and it was in park; my foot was on the brake. When I moved car out of park and to neutral; the high revving stopped. I'm afraid this may happen when coasting.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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