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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,200 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.

2009 Honda CR-V lights problems

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2009 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 032015


  • 165,000 miles


We have replaced the low beam headlights in this car at least 9 times since purchasing it in 2010. Twice in the past year and the bulbs just burnt out again while my wife was driving home from work today in the dark. We have purchases oem, aftermarket, long life etc with the same result. The car was moving this time when the lights burned out. This vehicle is mostly driven on the highway about 100 miles a day, which is where my wife was today, at aproximately 70 mph. The 2002-2004 CR-V had a recall and this issue is all over the internet but there is zero resolution. Every dealership I call say they have not seen this, which is hard to believe considering the information out on the web. This is a serious issue.

- Millbury, MA, USA

problem #2

Dec 142014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
I parked my 2009 Honda CRV in my garage and when I came out the next day the battery was dead. I put it on a charger, and when I came out to check it 2 hours later I noticed that the lights were on while the light switch was of off. I tried to start it again but the battery was still dead, but the lights still on. Its obvious that there seem to be something wrong. I'd like to know why would the lights go on, . on their own.

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #1

Oct 182009


  • 1,600 miles
2009 CR-V high beams - little in-close lighting 2009 CR-V high beams offers very little in-close/fill lighting. High beams offer "reach" but lighting is weak and diffused. High beam light beam is elevated from the ground giving very little in-close illumination. Unlike low beams, low beam filaments turn off when high beams are turned on so very little in-close, near ground lighting is offered. This is a safety problem maneuvering tight turns and poorly lit highway cloverleaf exits since there is very little in-close lighting when the high beams are on. Car brought to Honda service and reported to Honda customer service. They say there is no problem.

- Morristown, NJ, USA

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