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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,036 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.

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2013 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 112015


  • 18,223 miles


We purchased a 2013 Honda CRV and wound up returning the vehicle that day with only 20 minutes of driving the car. We were on the freeway, my husband was behind us in our other car. I was driving about 55 miles per hour when the gas pedal basically lost power. It felt as if the resistance behind the pedal just disappeared (accelerator hesitancy also happened at a left turn going 5 mph). At that moment the car lost power...several seconds later, the pedal resumed its normal feel and power did this 3 times. Right at the first time it did this, I heard a triple click (sounded like the clicks you get when the car does not turn on after battery drain). So, click, click, click, loss of power, power, loss of power, power, loss of power, power. I immediately got into the right lane thinking the car was going to die on me and expecting to have to pull to the side of the freeway. My husband watched the whole thing in our truck so he had a good view. He saw 3 expulsions of bluish exhaust come out of the exhaust pipe and saw the car slow down at each of the power loss events. This is a safety issue and it is happening no only to this car, but the forester and rav4 and others. Service was so reliant on their computer read out, which said nothing was wrong, that we did not have faith they would investigate the problem and find a solution. So we cancelled the sale. It is ashame that the nhts has only required mat changes as recalls. This is obviously a computer programming error in which the car computer (which now controls the gas pedal rather than an actual line going to it) is telling the car to slow down. And the fact that the computer does not record a problem likely is further evidence of a computer malfunction. The auto industry and our own government watchdog is making our roads less safe. This issue is rampant. Car mats, really people?

- Sisters, OR, USA

problem #6

Apr 182014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 2,000 miles
We were driving on I-81, had to slow down in left lane for traffic. Accelerator failed when we tried to resume speed. "econ" mode on. Not sure how much we had slowed before attempting to return to highway speed. It was 3 - 5 seconds or more before accelerator "unlocked." Same response in similar situations occurred a total of 13 times. Different speeds, slow city roads or interstates, going straight or in a turn, always unexpected, mostly within a month's time but sometimes after a much longer interval. Weather always good. Last event was on April 25, 2015 (last week) with mileage at 7,000. Have not used econ mode since June 11, 2014. Dealer has failed to find any malfunctioning parts or systems during the 4 separate times we brought in the car to be checked for this problem. We have talked to american Honda, given them a detailed diary of each acceleration failure event, and they have given us a case number. We worry that our safety and that of others may compromised because of this loss of control when we need to move quickly, and we have already had drivers around us react in dangerous ways, not understanding why we hadn't picked up speed.

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #5

Jul 222014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 6,500 miles
At a 10 mph coast I start to accelerate slowly and the engine feels like it will stall. The car does not accelerate, the RPM does not change with movement of the accelerator pedal. I have to rock the pedal two to three times to get the engine to respond and accelerate with the traffic. This is a continuing problem that the dealer on 2 occasions has been unable to detect and correct I have come close to being hit from the rear twice. The Honda dealer's explanation is the transmission is waiting for the computer to tell it to " up or downshift. " if that were the case, the RPM would change when the accelerator pedal is pressed..

- South Amboy, NJ, USA

problem #4

Aug 082013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 2,571 miles


While attempting to legally turn right into an intersection, the vehicle started to move but suddenly the accelerator failed to respond, leaving me and my family in the middle of the road for a approximately 3 to 5 seconds, while other vehicles were approaching. After a few seconds, the vehicle abruptly responded and I was able to continue my trip. This event has occasionally occurred since then. The issue has been discussed with the authorized dealer representative, but nothing has been done since no warning light or indicator has revealed any failure code.

- Carolina, PR, USA

problem #3

Jul 082013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 1,420 miles
When coasting at 10 to 12 mph, I press lightly on accelerator to move forward, there is no reaction. The RPM does not change, the car continues at the same speed. I must rock the accelerator hard to get the car to pick up speed and the car will lurch forward if I give it too much gas. This is not a one time incident. It started at about1,400 miles and is progressively worse at 7,000 miles. Honda's explanation is that the transmission is at a point of waiting for the computer to either down or up shift. Yet there is no RPM change. This problem could create an accident..

- South Amboy, NJ, USA

problem #2

Oct 252013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 2,320 miles
Correct recall on some CRV - if the gear selector is moved from the park position without pressing the brake pedal it can allow the vehicle to roll away, increasing the risk of a crash. Accident I stopped my car thought I put it in park and left it running to put up a garage sale sign. The next thing I know my car was driving away by itself like someone jumped in the car. I was out of the car and about 10 feet behind the car when the car started to move. The car was not on a hill but just started going. There was no way I could stop it and thank god it hit a mailbox that was in a tub of cement which stopped the car. If it did not hit this it could of keep going and hit someone else or someone on the main road route 46 in mine hill. I am afraid to even drive it when I get it back. This is a leased car and I can't even believe I had to have this happen. Of course I got a ticket. I am concerned since I would not like this to happen to anyone else someone could of been killed.

- Succasunna, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 182013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 2,218 miles
While traveling in stop and go traffic, I was fully stopped with my foot on the brake peddle. Suddenly I heard & felt the engine of my car revving up. My car catapulted forward about 20 feet hitting the car in front of me. I applied more pressure on the brake peddle but could not stop the forward momentum of my car. Both cars sustained damage. The other driver was taken to the hospital in an ambulance because she complained of head, neck & back pain.

- Valleljo, CA, USA

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