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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,026 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.

2013 Honda CR-V steering problems

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2013 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 062012


  • 23,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Honda CR-V. while driving various speeds, there was a knocking noise coming from the steering column and the steering wheel became hot. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 23,000.

- Murrysville, PA, USA

problem #5

Sep 032016


  • 57,329 miles
I went out Saturday morning started the car and the steering malfunction light was on and I had no power steering (eps). I called the dealer they said they couldn't help until Tuesday (Monday holiday) so it isn't fixed yet.

- Crestview, FL, USA

problem #4

Feb 252016


  • 41,630 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Honda CR-V. while driving 15 mph, the power steering malfunctioned and made the steering wheel extremely difficult to maneuver. The steering warning light illuminated and then dimmed once the vehicle was restarted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 41,630. Updated 05/06/16

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 172014


  • 100 miles


There are two concerns. 1. the ignition key becomes extremely hot, almost burning temperature when held in bare hand. There seems no correlations to the length of time the car is driven or the outside conditions. Thia does not happen all the time. 2. both my husband and myself have received painful "static electric" shocks when entering and exiting the vehicle. This can happen even in warm weather. I have brought this to the attention of the dealership and they say there is nothing they can do about the shocking and that the key getting hot is not a problem.

- San Antonio, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 142013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 2,100 miles
With no previous symptoms or problems, yesterday backing our of parking stall I could not turn steering wheel; dash power steering warning light was on. Turned off and restarted car but light stayed on. Called service mgr at dealership I bought it from who said to bring it in. At dealership took picture of dash light and had svc mgr confirm the light was, in fact, on. Left overnight for service. Today, service mgr and tech said light did not come on and steering was normal when started this am. Tech noted a slight drop in voltage but still waiting for diagnosis. Luckily I was parked when the problem occurred, but his is a very serious health and safety issue that could have disastrous result should it recur in fast moving traffic. Honda needs to find a permanent fix for this immediately.

- Kaneohe, HI, USA

problem #1

Jul 032013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 2,000 miles
My wife was pulling out of the parking lot and she felt the steering to be very stiff and impossible to steer, she stopped right there and the little yellow steering light on the dash came on. This could be a serious safety issue had it failed while she was driving on a busy road not to mention she had our kid in the car while this happened. We got the car towed to the dealership immediately and waiting for their response.

- Aldie, VA, USA

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