really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,294 miles

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2004 Honda CR-V brakes problems

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2004 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 232015


  • 177,064 miles


On July 7 2014 front brakes were replace with front remanfactured brake calipers from ucx Corp on March 23 2015 brakes failed due to front remanfactured brake calipers leaking brake fluid from seals. On April 10 2015 brakes failed again due to brake fluid leaking from front brake caliper seals. This is very dangerous due to brakes fail without warning.

- Skokie, IL, USA

problem #5

Oct 272014


  • 73,800 miles
When attempting to accelerate speed from 40mph, gas pedal stuck in depressed position and RPM stuck at 4-5K. Unable to use brake application and efforts to unstick gas pedal failed. The only solution was to turn ignition and shut engine off. Fortunately, it was early in the morning and there was able time and distance for manual intervention to correct situation and avoid a potentially hazardous outcome. Vehicle was taken to dealership for diagnostic evaluation on 10/29/2014 and since the problem could not be duplicated it was not recorded as a defect.

- Pennsauken, NJ, USA

problem #4

Oct 132014


  • miles
Because the brake pedal (when depressed) is lower than the throttle (gas pedal), my foot has hit both the brake and the gas at the same time causing the car to lurch forward on three different occasions, . I have taken the car to the dealership for this problem twice and been told that there is nothing wrong with the car, therefore nothing they can do. I feel that this is a real safety issue and could cause a serious accident. Please advise as to what my next step, if any, should be "?"

- Burlington, NC, USA

problem #3

Sep 192013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 180,600 miles


Suddenly, when braking, the pedal went almost all the way to the floor and braking was effected by using the emergency brake. After some trouble shooting determined that it was the brake proportioning valve and brake lines that had gotten so rusty here in Vermont and due to its designed exposure that they failed.all at once, not gradually. The Agency that repaired my damage said that a 2003 CRV failed the state inspection due to rusty frame damage. The NHTSA should specify that brake lines and fittings should be made of stainless or brass. I have heard stories from many saying that they had to replace brake lines.

- Plainfield, VT, USA

problem #2

Dec 312013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 53,802 miles
I was driving through my area at or near 15 mph. When the car suddenly accelerated on its own to a speed of 30-35 mph. The brake pedal felt very stiff and was difficult to hold the car at 30 mph with constant braking. There was no traffic and the incident occurred not far from my home, so I proceeded back home. The car would not decelerate. I have a very long driveway that I pulled into, put the car in neutral, turned off the key and pulled the emergency brake. There was a loud grinding noise as the engine wound down. I immediately contacted the dealership where the car was purchased and told them what happened. They sent a tow vehicle to pick up the car since it was not safe to drive it to them. They said they drove the car multiple times and performed diagnostic tests on the vehicle finding no problems after having the car for three days. The invoice however showed identical mileage in and out of their facility when it was picked up Jan. 2, 2014. On Feb. 11, 2014, I was in traffic stopped at a red light, my right foot pressing on the brake pedal. Without warning the engine revved, the brake pedal stiffened and the car lurched forward hitting the rear of the vehicle in front of me, doing damage to both vehicles. Both the dealership and Honda of America have been notified and a claim has been filed. Research shows that this is not an unheard of complaint or occurrence for this make, model, year vehicle as evidence buy complaints to you. This vehicle has been meticulously maintained by the dealership and I am the original owner and only driver. This is my first accident in over 50 yrs of being a licensed driver.

- Tigard, OR, USA

problem #1

May 212013


  • 104,500 miles
I was traveling at approx 55 to 60 mph on the fwy. I started to slow down when I saw 2 cars that were at a dead stop in my lane way ahead of me, they just sat there so I hit my brakes harder & my brakes locked up. My car then went out of control and I tried my best to control it. I did manage to keep my car from rolling. My car was going back and forth on 2 wheels on the drivers side and the passengers side. I was also spinning and fishtailing and the back end of my CR-V (passenger side) hit the back end of the driver side of a sedan in the #3 or #4 lane. That impact sent my CR-V straight into the cement center divider of the freeway. I hit the center divider head on and went up and it felt like I was going to go over it onto the other side of the freeway but my CR-V came back down right in front of the center divider with the smashed up bumper facing the center divider. My CR-V hit the center divider hard enough for my body to bend the steering wheel back. Not one of my 4 air bags went off. I had this CR-V in the Honda dealer 14 days earlier to repair the airbag recall (I have all of the paperwork detailing this) I have pictures of the injuries from hitting and bending the steering wheel. I also chipped 3 teeth. I have pictures of the airbag sensor and the bent metal around it. The chp officers, tow truck driver, the person that I hit and the body shop personnel all have the same question that do; the airbag should have gone off, why didn't it and why was I injured? I could have been killed. Honda has had several problems with this year and model of CR-V, yet they do nothing about them. The seat belts, & the airbags definitely malfunctioned. I have had 2 other similar problems with the brakes locking up on me and I think that there may be a problem with the brakes or wheels. This car needs to be looked at. I have never had any problems w/any of my 4 Honda past.

- Yorba Linda, CA, USA

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