Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: While the 2009 CR-V still came equipped with tires that wear out faster than my Grandpa after a turkey dinner, Honda did address an electrical problem with the door locks that plagued owners of previous model years.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,934 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.

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2009 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 212012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 26,402 miles


One week ago purchaed a 2009 Honda CRV with 26K miles. Have had 2 previous CRV's (1999 & 2002) we purchased the 2009, after a 15 minute test drive, everything seemd fine. After driving for the past week, noticed horrible lower back pain, legs & feet having "pins & needles" numb feeling & seat uncomfortable regardless of the manual seat adjustment position it is in, lumbar support on lower back of seat puts too much pressure on lower back, no way to adjust it. Never had back problems like this before. Seats are very firm, even adding additional cushion or blanket does not help. Bottom of seat is at an incline, and it puts strain on knees / legs. No adjustment to straighten seat level from incline on the LX. Contacted dealership and Honda and they both said nothing can be done. Have seen similar complaints regarding seats for the Honda Accord & civic & CRV at seats are causing back / leg issues and should be recalled/redesigned and replaced by Honda. Other CRV's we owned never had these problems. Headrest equally uncomfortable, puts your head at a very odd position, causing neck pain. Tires seem to be an issue also, we will be needing to replace them soon with only 26K miles, and 3 years old. Honda should stand by their product, but they are unwilling to do anything. Bad tread on the tires, ours are Bridgestone.

- Goshen, IN, USA

problem #2

Feb 102009


  • 200 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda CRV. The contact was driving approximately 5 mph when the front passenger seat began to squeak. There were failures with the seat and seat back. The vehicle had been repaired on two different occasions for the seat back. The technician stated the failure was contributed to the occupant weight positioned in the seat. The failure mileage was 200. The current mileage was 21,082.

- Falls Church, VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 132009


  • 200 miles
Bought a CRV Honda last month. Right after purchase, began getting large electrical shocks while opening or shutting doors--in a variety of shoes and clothing. Contacted dealership and corporate office--all they could say was to spray the seats and floors with fabric softener. Did so...lasted 7-10 days--not happy with vehicle for this reason--afraid to gas the vehicle due to the possibility of catching on fire.

- Carlsbad, TX, USA

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