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: Mercedes-Benz vehicles may come with an "Attention Assistant" to alert you if you fall asleep behind the wheel, but the 2015 Honda CR-V has a different approach: just shake the heck out of you so you never fall asleep in the first place.

Owners have complained that the popular SUV shakes violently both while idling and while driving. Buyer beware.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,832 miles

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2015 Honda CR-V Owner Comments (Page 2 of 7)

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problem #114

Jan 102015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2015 Honda CR-V. while driving at both low and high speeds, the vehicle shook and vibrated abnormally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer more than three times, but they were not able to provide a permanent remedy for the condition. The dealer test drove the vehicle and indicated that the failure was associated with the newly designed engine and transmission/power train. The contact stated that the condition continued to progress with no solution to repair the vehicle. The contact was nauseous frequently when the vehicle vibrated and shook. The manufacturer provided no permanent remedy. The failure mileage was not available.

- Riverdale, MD, USA

problem #113

Feb 162016


  • 6,400 miles
Engine loses power, gears dont shift in timely manner, wouldnt go in reverse, while car is in motion and in traffic.

- Hurdle Mills, NC, USA

problem #112

Dec 152015


  • miles
We purchased a new Honda CRV 2015 December of 2015. The same week we took the car home, we noticed a very strong vibration at idle when the car is in gear, for example, when stopping at a red light. The vibration is so strong that it feels as if one is sitting in a 'massaging chair'. we (my wife and I) have gotten dizzy and nauseated from the vibration. We notified the dealership and american Honda immediately. Since then, the dealership attempted to repair the car 5 times and was unsuccessful. I then requested them to buy the car back and they denied it. They even said that they were not going to repair my car anymore for the same issue. The last time I took the car to the dealership was Saturday February, 13 2016. In the repair order, the dealership clearly states that the vibration was present after the repair.

- South San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #111

Nov 012015


  • miles


Virbration. Steering pulls left.the car has serious vibration at idle, @600 RPM, 1200 RPM, 1800 RPM and 2200+ RPM. This vibration transmits through seat, steering column, floor and pedals. Back pain is induced within just a few miles of driving. Feet get pins and needles and go numb as well as hands and arms fatigue quickly. Driving is limited in range as a result. Dealer attempted 4 repairs including reprogramming, remounting radiator and modifying engine. Vibration was dampened in the seat only at lower rpms. Mpg decreased from 33 mpg to 28 mpg. Car pulls strongly to the left. Having one hand on the wheel (e.g. reaching for a.C.) is not sufficient to keep it in a straight line. This has caused many near misses on two lane roads and now I just don't adjust a.C. unless I have to (foggy window etc.) I take I95 and this causes problems on ramps. I was told this was all related to the cv transmission, and it takes getting used to, but I had Nissan with cv transmissions. For years. I have repair documentation but am unable to upload it at this time. Please contact me if you need them. I returned the car to the dealership immediately upon discovering the problem (within 48 hours of purchase) and they took no action or attempted repair until I had contacted them repeatedly.

- Spotsylvania, VA, USA

problem #110

Jan 212016


  • 6,000 miles
Vibration and rattling while driving car. I find this very distracting and dangerous and it happens at different speeds.

- Smithtown, NY, USA

problem #109

Jan 162016


  • 300 miles
My wife and I purchased the 2015 CR-V ex-L AWD on January 5 2016 at staten island Honda. After only 11 days and 300 miles on vehicle as we were driving for a ski vacation I noticed a crackling noise when I would turn the steering wheel in either direction. I then noticed that none of the steering wheel controls worked or the radio. In addition to this my horn didnt work and my bluetooth would constantly say (htc is ok ) both my radio interface screens would always flash different maintenance malfunctions. My cellphone would also randomly connect and make calls. Then as I was driving to get gas off the NJ turnpike my horn started to go off non stop and I had to pull the horn fuse out from under the hood. I also noticed a very strong vibration when vehicle is idle and stopped at traffic lights on both driver and passenger side and now seems to be getting worse. Our vehicle was serviced from January 19-21 and the mechanic stated that they replaced the fuses and the cable reel and said the vibration was normal. I did some further research and there is a lawsuit against Honda in regards to the 2015 CR-V vibration issue. I do not feel safe driving this vehicle and feel that I was sold a $30K lemon. I have owned Honda in the past with no issues but after this experience and Honda being aware of this issue and still sold these trucks the company has lost my trust. When going through my documents I noticed that I was missing alot of paperwork from my sales contract and I brought it to the attention of the sales representative. At first he said he gave us everything and then realized he didnt but didnt have access to the file room to give us the necessary documents. He stated he would get back to us and never did. So in all I would not recommend going to staten island Honda due to their incompetent sales staff and I hope Honda resolves all of these issues.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #108

Jan 072016


  • miles


When car is on idle with drive gear, the car gets vibrate and it gets worse when air condition is turn on. After the repair of service bulletin 15-046, the issue is vibrating and it gets worse when turn ac on. The first service was on 1/7/16 with 136 milages and the second service was on 1/19/16 with 678 milages with no resolution. When I drive to work, the vibration and shaking cause my body get nauseated and headaches.

- Sachse, TX, USA

problem #107

Dec 112015


  • 6,547 miles
Intermittent vibration while at idle or 2200 RPM while driving. Taken to dealership for resolution 3-4 times but the problem persists. Was advised by dealership where vehicle was bought to seek help from another dealership. Manufacturer software upgrade did not address the issue, we were even advised the software update decrease fuel efficiency by 20%. brand new car running like a worn-out vehicle. Honda says it is not a safety issue, firmly disagree, eventually consistent vibrations will cause parts to loosen. Do we have to wait for accidents to happen before Honda and the government to address this issue" when will consumer safety protection come first before profits and reputation" it is plain disgraceful...

- Marysville, WA, USA

problem #106

Jan 082016


  • 2,200 miles
SUV would not start. Vehicle parked in parking lot. Outside temperature 27F. Battery checked ok. Dash board lights came on but engine would not start. Attempted 6-7 times. Dash board lights just flickered with no response from engine. Turned off ignition for 25-30 minutes and engine started with another attempt. Vehicle driven to local Honda dealership.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #105

Jan 062016


  • 2,612 miles
Bought a Honda CRV-LX 2015 two months ago only to have a vibration problem after three weeks. Hondas fix was to put new head rest with shorter post and bushings under radiator, rear tail gate, transmission and engine so as to mask vibration problem. After doing this the steering became hard not like it was when we first got the vehicle, the steering goes from very easy to almost manual I consider this a safety problem. Unfortunately Honda of America will not acknowledge that it was a design flaw and the car should not be sold. It vibrated at a stop very bad then it feels like you have studded snow tires on at 40 to 50 miles an hour which they claim is a software fix there is a class action law suit in California against Honda for these problems.

- Newburgh, NY, USA

problem #104

Nov 202015


  • 500 miles


I noticed some vibration on the front seats of the car when I am at the stop sign an my car is in the drive mode (D) with my foot on the brake paddle. There is vibration when the car is in idle mod and this is very annoying,

- Woodlands, TX, USA

problem #103

Oct 132015


  • 4,000 miles
We bought our 2015 Honda CRV within a few months and less than 4,000 miles it started vibrating excessively looking online this seems to be a manufacturers problem. When we called the dealer they played dumb to any issues yet the amount of complaints our horrendous.

- Fairhope, AL, USA

problem #102

Jul 042015


  • miles
There is a high vibration and engine noise, and is getting worse with time when I stop at a red light. Even after taking the car in for Honda to fix the problem, after 4 times the issue has not been fixed.

- Covina, CA, USA

problem #101

Dec 022015


  • 10,000 miles
Vehicle shudders and vibrates under light to moderate acceleration from 15 to 40 mph. Dealer acknowledges same problem with other 2015 CRV vehicles with the cvt transmission. Vehicle must be driven in lower gear ('sport") in order for symptoms to disappear until vehicle reaches 50+ mph. Dealer says fix must come from Honda in the form of a software change.

- Lacey, WA, USA

problem #100

Nov 272015


  • 6,000 miles
I purchased my car in may the recall was issued in March so obviously they did not pull the 137 cars affected. After 6000 miles with no warning, no check engine light no safety warning sign other then a rapping sound that continued to get louder until the car was inoperable. This started well driving down route 28.when I was contacted by the repair center I was told that 3/4 of the engine needed replaced. When I expressed concern with the results of all of the engine fluids being shared through out the engine and feeling uncomfortable with only fixing 3/4 of the engine. I contacted american Honda. They didn't care that this had happened. That the car was not pulled and fixed when they issued the recall. American Honda does not care about customer satisfaction. When I asked chris the customer rep that was assigned to my complaint to be transferred to a supervisor to fill a official complaint I was told "there is no one higher then him" he didn't care about my concerns for safety or about the investment I made in purchasing a new vehicle. So once you buy it your on your own they don't care about customer safety or concerns.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #99

Sep 302015


  • 5 miles
The car is vibrating like crazy. We bought it brand new and I called the sales person after purchasing and he told me there are complaints about the vibration but nothing is wrong and that it is normal. The vibration is getting worse and am getting sick of driving a $30,000 car with vibration.

- Lynnwood, WA, USA

problem #98

Mar 292015


  • 9 miles
Vibration/shudder/low RPM's. noticed 2 days after driving the car home from the dealer. Dealer was immediately contacted. Was told to contnue driving the car, that it was probably nothing. Took the car back within 2 weeks of purchase at which time I was told that Honda knows about the problem and that there is no soluation at this time. They refussed to replace my brand new Honda CRV 2015 with a trouble fee car. And to this date (7 months later) they still have no soluation. My car vibrates and shudders all the time the RPM's are low causing a disconnect when engaging the gas peddle. Honda said it's a software problem----which they knew about when they sold me the car---but again---have no solution. Again, the Honda CRV 2015 vibrates/shudders/low RPM's when its idling or in motion----all the time!!

- Summerville,, SC, USA

problem #97

May 012015


  • 400 miles
Shake out of the seat vibration when stopped in drive and all accessories and lights off. Transmission vibration at takeoff up to 30 mph, or 1,500rpm. The issue is constant, and Honda dealer states it is a known problem.

- Chittenengo, NY, USA

problem #96

Oct 022015

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 3,700 miles
At a full stop with brake pedal applied, excessive vibration occurs from engine. Both passengers in front and rear can feel it along with driver. Rpms drop below 600. Feels like the vehicle is going to stall. Only occurs at full stop when warmed up with brake pedal applied. Seems like low RPM problem. Will bring back to dealer this week. It seems many others here are experiencing same problem. This vehicle has less than 4000 miles on it and was purchased new. Manufacture date was 02/15. Wondering if this is problem associated with the current recall. Please address. Thank you.

- Haminton, NJ, USA

problem #95

Feb 282015


  • 300 miles
Purchased the 2015 CRV in February 2015. Approximately a week after making the purchase, the vehicle began extensively vibrating while stopped at a stop light or stop sign, with the vehicle engaged in the drive position and the brake pedal was pressed. I immediately noticed that the RPM's dropped below 600. The vibration is felt in both the drivers and passengers seats, but moreso in the drivers seat. It feels as though the vehicle is going to stall out. I do not feel safe driving this vehicle as I have the constant fear that it is going to stall out at any given time. I have taken it in to the dealership service center on four occasions, but they state they cannot reproduce the problem so they have been of no help. This is a known problem by Honda, but it appears as though they are merely brushing it off in hopes that the complaints will stop.

- Strongsville, OH, USA

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