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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,384 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.

2016 Honda CR-V brakes problems

brakes problem

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2016 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 102016


  • 3,000 miles


On 8/10/2016, my wife was driving the vehicle slowly on a street with a downward slope towards a crossroad. My daughter (a kid) was sitting at the back seat. When she saw the traffic light was red, she tried to stop the vehicle by pressing the brake. But the brake did not work. She felt that she was pressing a rock. She was planning to go straight across the juncture, but in order to avoid running into the red light and a potential accident, she turned the vehicle right towards the street on her right side. Then she turned off the engine, and the vehicle stopped. It was a very scary experience for my wife. Clearly the brake failed. So the next morning (8/11) we took the vehicle to our local dealer, and asked them to check the brake. After checking, they told us that they could not replicate the incident, and could not do anything. Therefore I called american Honda motor co. And requested that they send somebody to check the vehicle. After a long delay, their district services manager visited the local dealer, and instructed the dealership to bleed the brake fluid. This is not the right solution to the problem. If there is air in the brake fluid, you need to bleed the brake fluid. But that's not the problem my wife experienced when the incident happened. The problem was when she pressed the brake, she felt she was pressing a rock. The brake failed at that time. So we requested american Honda motor co. To replace the brake system, but they declined on the basis that they could not replicate the incident. It has been one and a half months since we took the vehicle to the local dealer. American Honda motor co. Did not solve the problem, and the dealer now asked me to take the vehicle home. How can we drive the vehicle again if there is a potential risk of this incident happening again. The brake may fail again, and somebody may die.

- West Hills, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 112016


  • 2,552 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Honda CR-V. while pulling into a parking spot at 3 mph, the brake pedal depressed completely to the floorboard. The vehicle crashed into a concrete wall without warning. When the contact turned off and restarted the vehicle, the brake indicator illuminated and the brake pedal depressed to the floor again. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 2,552.

- Rogers, AR, USA

problem #1

Jul 312016


  • 1,600 miles
Driving in neighborhood at 20-25 mph, going down small hill, vehicle suddenly accelerated to about 40 mph. Applied brakes, with no result. Continued up gradual incline and was able to stop. After a couple of minutes, determined that brakes were again responding, continued slowly to destination (two or three blocks). Honda arranged tow to dealer. Dealer has not been able to "duplicate customer concern, " and states that the vehicle is ready for us to pick up. Do not want to drive this brand new car again.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

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