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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,699 miles

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2009 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 052016


  • miles


There was a Honda CR-V mailed out to me in July 2016, saying that the propellant wafers and airbags were damaged, and needed to be fixed. The time span was of the summer, which has passed. The NHTSA recall is 16V-346. Thank you, for any help you may help.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #7

Aug 192016


  • 35,000 miles
The sunroof (or moonroof as they call it) spontaneously shattered while driving on the highway. Thankfully the glass didn't go inside the vehicle, but it was a tremendous shock to us. We were very lucky that the glass didn't fall onto our heads as we were driving. Initially we thought this was due to an external event such as a rock being thrown to our car, although we were not under a bridge when this happened. When we stopped, we realized that the problem wasn't external. The glass shattered in an even mesh, without any evidence of an impact. The mesh was pointing outwards in the center, rather than inwards as expected if it had been an external cause. I've attached some photos. I also have video of the shattered sunroof if needed.

- Healdsburg, CA, USA

problem #6

Mar 202016


  • 25 miles
Ac compressor clutch broke. It is hugely expensive. In Texas not having ac is life threatening. Literally over 70% of CRV owner have this problem and have to pay out of pocket. I'm a student so I can't spend over $1500 on something that should have been built right (over 160 degrees in a car in Texas). This item should have been recalled because it would be fixed in 24 hrs in a apt by law.

- Galveston, TX, USA

problem #5

May 262016


  • 106,000 miles


The lock actuator went. Honda would not cover even though this is a known problem on CRV's.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #4

Nov 072015


  • 87,000 miles
The back hatch door does not open even if the open button on the keychain remote is pressed the required number of times. Even the button on the inside of the driver's side will not open the hatch door. The only way to manually open the door is to pry off a small panel on the inside of the hatch door and press a lever. There is no external way of opening the back hatch door. This could be a major hazard especially in an accident in which the hatch door is the only way out. It is unlikely that anyone inside the vehicle will have a tool or maybe time to pry off the inside panel to access the lever to open the hatch door in an emergency/accident. Anyone outside the vehicle would not be able to open the hatch door manually. Of course, no attempt was made to see if the hatch door would open while the vehicle was in motion.

- Clearwater, KS, USA

problem #3

Jun 152015


  • 60,000 miles
Air conditioner does not work. Blows hot air. Dealer has fixed on two separate occasions. Recurring issue. Last incident was 6/15/2015, due to be "fixed" again.

- Brookeville, MD, USA

problem #2

May 292015


  • 65,000 miles
Lock actuator for passenger side rear door lock is making loud noise when locking door. This noise is identical to noise made by passenger front lock actuator before failure. Replacement of previous actuator cost about $400. There is no way to lock doors to secure vehicle without energizing this actuator.

- Portsmouth, RI, USA

problem #1

Jul 032014


  • 92,568 miles
I need Honda's service bulletin "12-072" regardind the warranty extension of the ac compressor to make sure my repairs are covered.

- Washington, DC, USA

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