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5.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,439 miles

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2008 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #12

Oct 052010

CR-V

  • 39,000 miles

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

The Continental tires Honda puts on the CRV are poor quality. I was informed by Honda's maintenance people that I needed new tires soon last year. I had to replace 4 of them at 39,000 miles now. Good quality tires should drive more than 39,000 miles.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #11

Sep 152011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
After having the car serviced at the dealership (oil change) I went to have the tires rotated. On the drive home the car was pulling to the right very hard and I had to fight to keep the car on the road. Discussed the problem with the tire store and took the car back the next day. After numerous tire rotations nothing fixed the problem and the car was now straying to the left, if I made a left hand turn, on top of pulling to the right, if I made a right hand turn. Neither the dealership or the tire store had ever experienced this, nor did they know what the problem was. Then I had the mechanic, from the dealership, drive the car and he blamed it on the tire pressure being off 5 pounds in the front vs the rear. However, he had the car in service department for 20-25 minutes and I did not see what was done to the car. Then he explaned it was all fixed, it should drive normally and the tire pressure was the problem. The tires are not wearing evenly and I am on my second set. I rotate/balance them when required and keep all receipts. I was also told there was an oil leak in the front crank seal with no explanation as to why. My concern is the with the steering pulling so hard to the right and at issue is safety. The dealership could not explain why it was pulling either direction and blaming it on the tires and air pressure. I don't buy that at all. Now it drives straight down the road and does not pull. But what caused it to do this in the first place" will this happen again? is there a Honda recall and if not why"

- Bandon, OR, USA

problem #10

Aug 042008

CR-V

  • 20 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda CRV. The contact stated that the original Continental tires would continuously lose pressure and the tread was severely worn. The tire pressure warning light would illuminate intermittently. The dealer advised there was nothing they could do to assist. The vehicle was not repaired or diagnosed for the failure. The contact was unaware of the line size of the tires on the vehicle. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 20 and the current mileage was 28,000.

- Methuen, MA, USA

problem #9

Aug 012008

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 1,100 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Honda CR-V. while making left or right turns at approximately 15 mph, the contact stated heard a loud snapping sound underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. Approximately 2 years later, while having the vehicle serviced the contact was informed that the tires on the vehicle had become excessively worn over time. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 1,000 and the current mileage was 21,000. Updated 11/03/10. Updated 11/04/10

- Salem, VA, USA

problem #8

Dec 042009

CR-V

  • 21,000 miles
2008 Honda CRV- two out of 4 Bridgestone tires were down to the wear bars at 21K+ mileage and could not be rotated.

- Utica, MI, USA

problem #7

Sep 012009

CR-V

  • 27,000 miles
I purchased my Honda CR-V in June of 2008. I have approximately 27,000 miles on my vehicle. I was told the tires needed to be replaced. I was told the tires should not have worn so fast and there was a known problem with this particular tire. The vehicle now plus strongly to the left at highway speeds and I was told this was not due to the tire wear. They are still trying to figure out what is wrong with the left front tire. I have had several Honda's and can say I am very disappointed in this one and will not buy another.

- Morriston, FL, USA

problem #6

Sep 152009

CR-V

  • 26,000 miles

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

Where to start. I bought my new 2008 Honda CRV in January of 2008. In February I has a low tire indicator light and brought it to my local garage for a tire check. Nothing wrong with the tires, but they put air in them. I have had the same problem without fail about 6 times in addition to my regular maintenance appointments. I have had my services at each service indicator and performed all of the indicated codes. Tire rotations at each service by a Honda dealer. At my second service on 1/30/09, 16,000miles my tires were marked as 6/32 wear tread remaining. At my third and most recent service 9/5/09 the tires were marked as 4/32 remaining, and I was advised that I would need to buy new tires at less, this is with 26,000 miles on the vehicle. I contacted bridgstone/Firestone regarding the short life of the tires and they said that they know about the problem, but that it is Honda that is buying poorly made "cheap" tires and putting them on their new vehicles because they do not warranty them for mileage. Then Honda makes out like bandits for selling you new tires in 18,000 to 32,000 miles with an added cost for mounting and 4-wheel alignment at just about $800. The Honda service tech seemed to get some humor in telling me that I needed new tires at 26,000 miles and was very accommodating as far as providing me a price for the same exact pieces of crap that came with the vehicle, plus mounting and balancing fee, plus a 4 wheel alignment fee. If I had known about this before I bought my vehicle I would not have bought from Honda. I too was looking for a vehicle that was good in the snow we see in new england winters and had good gas mileage. What a scam Honda has going!

- Leicester, MA, USA

problem #5

Jul 042009

CR-V

  • 22,000 miles
I experienced excessive "cupping" on the rear tires of my new 2008 Honda CR-V AWD. The tires began to make a very loud noise and the vehicle developed a slight bouncing ride at about 22,000 miles and both issues became intolerable at about 26,000 miles, and you could feel the extreme cupping of the tires when rubbing your hand over the tread. I had the dealer rotate the tires with every scheduled oil change, and the cupping problem still continued to occur. The vehicle came with the conti 4 X 4 tires, and they needed to be replaced at my expense well before a reasonable life expectancy. The Honda dealer would not provide me with any warranty assistance or discount, stating that they would do a 4 wheel alignment on the vehicle - at my expense - and sell me 4 new tires. There are numerous forums on the internet where people are complaining and alleging that the AWD vehicles (fwd's are ok) are leaving the factory with improper alignment of the rear camber and it is causing the premature wear of the factory tires. The dealer claimed that they had no knowledge of this problem. I took the vehicle to a national tire shop and purchased 4 new tires and had them perform a 4 wheel alignment on the vehicle....the computer read-out that they provided me showed that the rear tires were aligned in extreme opposite directions. The employees at the tire shop alleged that they were very familiar with the problem because they see lots of 2007 and 2008 Honda CRV's in their shop with the same problem. I believe there is a problem for which Honda doesn't want to accept responsibility. Tire cupping is not only a nuisance because of the rumbling noise that gets louder at freeway speeds - it is also a safety issue for braking and traction because of how it affects the amount of tread surface contact with the roadway. Immediately upon leaving the tire shop, the problem disappeared and the vehicle ride is quiet and great. I cost me over $800 for new tires and a 4 wheel alignment.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #4

May 252009

CR-V

  • 16,000 miles
Excessive wearing of rear tires on Honda CRV. "cupping" has occurred on rear tires @ 16K miles. According to dealer, this occurs when tires aren't rotated every 3K miles. I know I requested and believed the dealer had rotated my tires @ 5K intervals, but they don't have any records of this."???? if this is the case, why aren't the other two tires "cupping"? they have 7500 miles on them since they were rotated to the rear position.the "cupped" tires were moved front to "alleviate" the condition and allow them to wear in, according to dealer. This didn't happen and the condition has worsened! they claim there isn't any defects on the vehicle to cause this condition?" I have owned and driven cars for 43 yrs. And have never experienced this condition!! I do believe there is a problem in which Honda doesn't want to accept responsibility for. We had purchased a used CRV in the past, for our daughter and have had to beg, plead and battle them to honor their "multi point checks & pre-certification" claims and warranty! they are running their advertising "scams" and getting away with it!

- Reading, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 122008

CR-V

  • 5,000 miles
Continental oem tire on Honda CRV causes vehicle to slide out of control on snow covered roads and constantly lose traction in rear. We have had numerous near accidents because of the poorly designed low rated tires. My wife is afraid of driving the CRV now. (2) Honda dealers inspected vehicle for possible vehicle stability assist problem and both dealers confirmed that vsa was functioning properly. Dealer #2 stated that he had similar issues with other CRV owners because of the tires. Looking at tire reviews on line the Continental contact 4 X 4 is rated as a very poor tire that wears out very quickly and with similar issues as I have stated. Even the authorized Continental dealer in my area says the tires are poor quality and has rarely seen them make 20,000 miles. Honda won't admit they made a poor choice putting this unsafe cheap tire on the CRV. I started having problems with the tires at 5000 miles. I now have 8000 miles on the vehicle. Honda America who was absolutely no help will only refer you to the tire dealer even though it was their choice to put this unsafe tire on the CRV as original equipment. Hondas suggestion was that I run chains. Our winters here in northwest pa run from November to March. I don't know anyone other than the us mail vehicles and plow trucks that run chains. What a stupid suggestion. I bought the CRV 4 wd for peace of mind, fuel economy and safety. Honda needs to be aware that they can't put people in danger because of someones decision to put low grade tires on their vehicles.

- Warren, PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 162008

CR-V

  • 1,075 miles
Bought new Honda CRV 2008 in Aug 2008 from the dealer. Sidewall blowout, 1075 miles on the car. Traveling at 30mph when the tire blew. No incident prior to the blow out. My normal driving is to/from work--8 miles R/T and other local driving. Last weekend went to atlantic city--300 miles round trip on highways. Didn't hit any potholes etc. Good thing this didn't blow out on the hwy with my family in the car! the actual tire is conti 4X4 contact--this was not in the list from which to choose.

- Valley Stream, NY, USA

problem #1

May 052008

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 74 miles
I just bought a brand new Honda CR-V with Bridgestone dueller P225/65R17 102T all-season tires. Two days after purchase, I was driving on the highway that have slits/grooves in the surface for rain run off. The vehicle started swaying erratically side to side on other surfaces it handles fine. I contacted the Honda dealer where I purchased the vehicle and the service tech inspected and test drove it, but found nothing wrong. It wasn't until last Friday that another person experienced the same thing on the same stretch of highway with a 2008 CR-V with these type of Bridgestone tires. The Honda tech test drove the CR-V with other type of tires and Bridgestone and discovered the swaying of the vehicle only happens with Bridgestone duellar. At this point, the service dept. At this particular dealer has really not addressed that this vehicle with these particular tires on this type of surface is a major safety issue nor is it a priority. I've been driving on these unsafe tires for a week now with no resolution in sight.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

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