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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,038 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2009 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 162009


  • 2,000 miles


I purchased a 2009 Honda CRV in Feb. I was concerned about the rear/side visibility due to the design of the vehicle and voiced my concern to the saleswoman. She assured me that I "would get used to it." Well, I haven't! I have serious visibility problems when backing up and changing lanes in heavy traffic. (I am a very safe driver and have never been responsible for any traffic violation other than 1 speeding ticket over 30 years ago and 1 parking ticket that could not be avoided.) I backed into a sign pole in a parking lot in mid April, damaging the rear right corner of the vehicle-in the blind spot. Two days ago, while I was very slowly and carefully backing out of a parking space, I came very close to a woman pushing a baby in a cart. I was horrified and immediately attempted to contact the dealer who sold me the car and american Honda-both unsuccessfully. I spent hours E-mailing and talking on the phone, asking for a solution for this serious problem from both the dealer and american Honda. A man that I spoke with at american Honda told me that the design of the '09 CRV is the same as the '07 CRV which he owns. He stated that he had partially corrected the problem by adding small round concave mirrors like those used for trailers/rv's, but did not document that he had said this. The bottom line is that I own a new, but damaged, vehicle that has a serious design flaw which causes major blind zones. I fear that if something is not done to correct this problem on all of these CRV's driving around, more people will be injured or killed. I feel that american Honda needs to be held responsible for the design flaw. Finally, today the assist. Manager at the dealership suggested that I have sensors put on the vehicle at my own expense and remarked: "they're not cheap." Unacceptable.

- Waynesboro, Va 22980, VA, USA

problem #1

Jan 252009


  • 75 miles
Brand new two-week old 2009 Honda CRV. Defect in window washer nozzles. Freeze up when temps drop well below freezing which in ne Pennsylvania happens often. Driving on turnpike in snow squalls--washers froze up and we could not see the road. Contacted Honda dealer and they told us Honda does not consider this recurring problem to be a safety factor. It is a definite safety factor when you cannot see the road. Problem must be rectified.

- Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA

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