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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,734 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.

2008 Honda CR-V fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 052016


  • 126,668 miles


Ever since I bought the car every time the weather gets hot and I have my ac on or try to start the car it turns off. Even when I'm driving he car turns off I have took it to mechanic shops and hey have ran it through the diagnostics and still cannot find the problem. I have change the battery, fuel pump, alternator, ignition switch, fuel relay, and gave it a tune up but still can't figure out why it turns off and Honda says my car is fine but it's not! please I need answers of why my car is doing this

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 152014


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the check fuel cap warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, where it was diagnosed that the fuel cap needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Pikesville, MD, USA

problem #2

Jan 062015

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 93,268 miles
While driving from my home I got to a toll booth and after paying the toll placed my foot on the accelerator and the car simply revved as if it was in neutral with rpms varying indiscriminately. Suddenly the car jerked forward with a loud bang and moved normally I pulled to the shoulder and checked fluids and for signs of any problems. We received no dashboard warning lights. We continued our trip but the car would not shift between 3rd and 4th gear and we couldn't maintain speed. Suddenly the incident at the toll both repeated itself. I shut the car down although temperature was ok as was oil pressure. After a short wait we resumed driving and the car performed normally for about 50 miles and then it was back to no shift or long duration before shift and then a banging noise. We got to our destination and car was parked for about 3 hours. After starting the car and placing it in drive I had a hard shift between 1st and 2nd gear I was making a left hand turn and the failure to accelerate put us in danger of a rear impact collision. I called Honda but it was not something they would even talk about over the phone. We continued on our return trip and were cruising at the 70 mph limit in the middle lane on I 75 in Florida when suddenly the transmission dropped out of gear going into a neutral mode the engine rpms were moving all over the place. I was slowing down and attempting to get to the shoulder. After getting to the shoulder I cycled through all the transmission positions and could achieve 3rd gear but it would go in and out of 4th gear. When these conditions occurred I did not feel I was in control of the vehicle nor safe. I have never had a problem with this vehicle before however I am being told that it is a problem on multiple models of Honda. I am a trained, certified, accident, engineer reconstructionist ( mostly large vehicles and urban buses ).

- Marco Island , FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 062013


  • 33,000 miles
In line with the recent Mazda recall for yellow sac spiders found in the evac canisters, my Honda CR-V had the same problem. Apparently, this is a problem that has affected Honda Accord in the past because Honda has issued a service bulletin on installing a special filter for Honda Accord to prevent the spiders from entering. However, no such bulletin or part exists for the Honda CR-V. as such, after paying nearly $100 at the dealership for them to diagnose and remove the spiders, there is no guarantee that this can't happen again because they did not add a filter to prevent spider re-entry. At the minimum, these spiders with their resultant webs can severely limit gas mileage. At the worst, a fire or engine failure can result. I petition that Honda issue a recall for Honda CR-V's and cover the labor and parts costs for placing a specialized filter to prevent spider re-entry.

- Park Ridge, IL, USA

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