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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
14 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
13 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,943 miles

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2008 Honda CR-V seat belts / air bags problems

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2008 Honda CR-V Owner Comments (Page 12 of 12)

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problem #16

Jul 122015


  • 60,099 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was unable to stop the vehicle and crashed. The air bags failed to deploy and the seat belt failed to secure the contact on impact. The contact stated that the A-pillar where the seat belt was attached became separated. A police report was filed. The contact suffered injuries to the collar bone, head, and a pinched nerve above the hairline, which required medical attention. The vehicle was taken to a collision center. The VIN was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,099.

- Holbrook, NY, USA

problem #15

Nov 242014


  • 133,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while driving at approximately 10 mph, the contact noticed a chalk powder emitting from the passenger side air bag glove compartment area. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 133,000.

- Clinton, NY, USA

problem #14

Nov 012014


  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that after starting the vehicle, the passenger air bag warning light illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 105,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #13

Nov 062014


  • 107,000 miles


I rear ended vehicle which hit other vehicles and my air bag exploded leaving a horrible chemical burn on my hand resulting in a scar.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #12

Jul 132014


  • 86,000 miles
The SRS and seat belt systems are not functioning as expected. The warning lights came on, and Honda advises we need a new side impact air bag as system has failed. Honda will not replace this without charge of over $1000. Car has less than 100000 miles on it, how can the manufacturer not be responsible for lifetime warranty on a safety system" shouldn't that be a federal regulation- that the safety systems be warrantied for life? how can a manufacturer not stand behind its safety system" per the internet, this is not an isolated problem with Honda. A recall on this very issue for other models was done, but despite the similar issue, no recall has occurred on this model. This seems like it needs investigation.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #11

Jul 072014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda CR-V. the contact stated while driving 70 mph, she was cut off causing her to lose control of the vehicle and crashed into 12-15 metal posts head-on. The contact mentioned the air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The driver sustained unknown injuries. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 50,000. Updated 8/28/14 updated 11/28/2014

- Fuquay Varina, NC, USA

problem #10

Apr 012014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles


Vehicle was in an accident and repaired. Air bag never deployed and now 3 years later the SRS system has three faults the bernadi Honda said were related to the accident. Insurance company refused to repair system saying it was maintenence. 33-10 open in the left side curtain airbag first inflator. E1-11 left front airbag and left seat belt tensioner stopped deployment. F1-11 driver's airbag and or driver's seat belt tenioner deployed.

- Hanover, MA, USA

problem #9

Feb 062013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 25,256 miles
The SRS light came on I took it to Honda to diagnose the problem and was told that the system is failing this is not normal I bought the vehicle for its safety reviews and now only 5 years old I'm being told that my air bags may not deploy in an accident I was quoted $1,200 to fix the system.

- Hilo, HI, USA

problem #8

Jun 092012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 17,588 miles
When backing out of an unpaved parking area I hit a large ponderosa pine tree with the rear bumper. The bumper absorbed the impact with a small scratch to the bumper cover. Upon impact, the car was no longer in my control for it lurched forward about 40 feet into the parking space I had left and hit another large tree with the center of the car. The car accelerated forward so quickly I do not recall when the airbag deployed. Immediately after the collision all four wheels continued spinning and dug small depressions in the dirt until the engine stopped. I had no control over the vehicle after backing into the tree. I suffered bruised ribs and a severe burn to my hand from the airbag. A sheriff assessed the accident and called an ambulance to assess my condition and I did not require hospitalization. There was significant damage (estimated $11,000) to the front of the car. This was my first accident and I'm concerned that my Honda CR-V is unsafe for the above reason.

- Cottonwood, AZ, USA

problem #7

Jun 012012


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda CR-V. the contact stated while driving 4 mph, another vehicle crashed into the driver side of his vehicle. The seat belts did not secure and the driver was thrown into the windshield. The air bags deployed after the crash happened. The driver suffered a broken sternum in addition to various head injuries. The vehicle was not repaired or inspected for the failure. The failure and current mileage was 75,000.

- Williamsport, PA, USA

problem #6

Sep 062011


  • 44,000 miles


I drove into the rear end of a truck when I glanced away. The car crumbled and the airbags never deployed. Shockingly, the car was repaired. I have the car back and the keys will not remove from the ignition. Each time it is more difficult to remove them.

- Westfield, NJ, USA

problem #5

Apr 242011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
On 4/24/2011 at approximately 9:15 pm my 19 year old daughter was traveling on the hwy in Arkansas in her 2008 Honda CR-V at a speed of 70 miles per hour. She had a collision with a deer and her airbags failed to deploy. Her seatbelt restrained her from hitting the windshield. This is the second time she has had a hit with a deer and the airbags have failed to deploy. The vehicle has sustained major damage this time and is not operational due to engine and body damage. She has suffered bruising and a stiff neck due to the impact. The Arkansas state police was contacted to assist her, but they never showed.

- Suwanee, GA, USA

problem #4

Jan 072011


  • 30 miles
Air bag and seat belt ( front driver seat ).

- Maspeth, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 302010


  • 22,192 miles
I was in a collision my car hit a car that had pulled out in front of me. I was on a highway going 55mph I was about three car lengths from her when I saw her and hit my brakes impact point 12 front center(P)right front corner(s) my problem is that the air bags did not deploy and I received serious bruising on my chest from the seat belt and the belts were fully out and locked. Should my airbags deployed. The car is in the shop and they are checking the airbags according to the damage assessment report.

- Marion, OH, USA

problem #2

Dec 192009


  • miles
I am the owner of a 2008 Honda CRV. After a minor accident, I was told by the Honda service in December 2009 that I needed to replace airbag sensors and my driver's side seat belt buckle. Subsequently, the driver's side seat belt became stuck 3/4 out and I was told that it needed to be replaced. The dealer then told me that it could not obtain the part from american Honda. This fact was confirmed by another dealer. The dealer then stated that the part might be available on January 13, then postponed until January 23 and now postponed until February 3. the driver's side seat belt is a basic part required for the safe operation of the vehicle. The Honda CRV is one of that company's most popular models. I and I am sure others are left with cars that cannot be safely driven. This is an outrageous situation.

- Cabin John, MD, USA

problem #1

Jul 222009


  • 22,500 miles
Head on collision with another vehicle, both doing at least 50 mph. Airbag didn't deploy. Vehicles involved were my 08 Honda CRV and a 95 Chevrolet camaro. Car was taken to body shop with $9,000 in damages. Once repaired, air bag light was on. I was told by body shop it needed a new sensor, new ABS valve and seat belt buckle. Honda dealer is trying to say I was hit too high for the sensors but I was hit hard enough to bend the flanges on the side frame rail 4 bolt mount. Honda dealer doesn't want to discuss with me.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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