hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,600 miles

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2005 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 152015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the front driver side power window switch failed to operate. In 2013, the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign: 12V486000 (electrical system, visibility). There was no failure prior to the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Stanford , CT, USA

problem #4

Jan 152013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 210,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the driver's side window could not be closed or opened completely when the driver's side window switch was depressed. The failure recurred intermittently. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 12V486000 (electrical system, visibility) but was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 210,000.

- Castle Rock, CO, USA

problem #3

Jan 012012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
I have had to replace the low beam headlights on my 2005 CR-V several times in the past year alone (at least 4 times that I can remember). The lights go out randomly while driving (the exact speed is unknown). This obviously presents a very great safety hazard, and I am very concerned as my wife and newborn baby sometimes use this car. The last time we had the bulbs replaced, there appeared to be scorch marks on the wire connector that attaches to the back of the headlight assembly. There are many forum posts on the internet of drivers who have similar issues to mine with the same model year (2005) and also with 2006 Cr-vs. Here is "one" of the forum threads containing such posts: www.topix.com/forum/autos/Honda-CR-V/tlnd3jkaui93fs68G/P8 if you could please investigate this issue it would be greatly appreciated.

- Kirkland, WA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
We bought our 2005 CR-V SE in sum 10 and love the vehicle. Since then however, we've had to change headlight bulbs approximately 10 to 12 times. Sometimes a single bulb, sometimes both... they simply go out every couple of months. We even had to ride home one night with "high beams" because the both low beams simply failed. The next day we purchased new bulbs, installed them on the CR-V, and now the low-beams work, but the high beams do not. It's kind of getting old buying new bulbs every few months! my problem/concern is the fact that we have a known recall for a extremely similar issue on 2002 thru 2004 CR-V models. That recalls summary states: "due to tension from the combination switch wiring harness, wear on the surface of the electrical terminal can occur, yielding copper oxide, which increases electrical resistance. Increased electrical resistance may cause the terminal ends to melt within the wiring harness connector." The consequence listed on this recall is: "if the terminal ends melt within the wiring harness connector, the low beam headlights may become inoperative, reducing driver visibility and increasing the risk of a crash." Based on our experience, it seems the recall listed above should be expanded to include the 2005 CR-V models as well. We've looked at current recalls for our vehicle under the Honda owners site and there are none listed for our VIN... ? Honda may want to re-visit this recalls coverage before any other 2005 CR-V owner's headlights go out in the middle of the night while driving... this is a major safety concern!

- Schertz, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 222010


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda CRV. The contact stated that the driver front window failed to open. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the window needed a lubricant in order for it to work. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified and they took a complaint. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

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