really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6 miles

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2005 Honda CR-V suspension problems

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2005 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 012005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 0 miles


2005 Honda CR-V two problems since new: 1) camber wear on both rear tires (wears outside treads), but CR-V has no camber adjustment--caused by lashing the rear axle down when new on car transporter truck. 2) car pulls to the right when accelerating from a stop.

- Woodbridge,, VA, USA

problem #5

Apr 082005


  • miles
2005 Honda CRV pulls to the right under normal driving and acceleration conditions. Noticed within first couple of days of leasing the vehicle. I was told this was normal.

- Meadville, PA, USA

problem #4

Mar 012005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
2005 Honda CRV VIN # [xxx] pulls to right, excessive torque steer. 5 service reports out of aligment. Struts relocated in front end. Updated 07/17/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Medina, OH, USA

problem #3

May 312005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23 miles


My Honda 2005 CR-V ex has a problem with pull to the right (pttr) from day one (May 31, 2005). The faster I drive, the harder it pulls. It doesn't matter of I accelerate or drive at a steady speed, the pttr is there. For example, when I drove at 70 mph on I-10, which is a 4-lane road, 2 lanes on each direction (North of tallahassee), I was on the left lane, then took my hands off the steering wheel. It started to drift to the right after two seconds. And then between 2 to 3 seconds later, my V was on the right lane. I had to grab the wheel and pulled it straight back to the road otherwise it would go into a ditch or hit a tree. Did the same test as above, except I took my foot off the gas pedal (let the V cruise on its inertia) at the same time I took my hands off the steering wheel. The pttr reduced significantly, after 7-8 seconds it started to drift to the right. This is should be considered normal. 3 trips to Honda dealer in tallahassee but they could not fix it. On the fourth trip, they said there is no pttr. I insisted the problem did not go away, and they said they tried everything (swap front tires, alignment, tsb, sub frame) within alignment and nothing they can do any more. They admitted there was pttr the first time I brought it in, but now they said it is normal. I checked in CR-V forums of edmunds.com (and some other site) and I found that some people have the same problem, and other people don't have. One vehicle even had 2 front suspension replaced from an unaffected CR-V to get the problem solved. Honda did issued a tsb for this problem, but it did not fix it, or just temporally fixed for a few months (according to some people in the forums). I think this is a defect and it has a dangerous potential to lead to a crash. It should be investigated thoroughly to come up with a real fix. Nick nguyen

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 082005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Purchased a new 2005 Honda CRV in early 2005. When we picked up our new vehicle, we noticed it pulling to the right on our ride home. Thinking the front end needed alignment, we weren't alarmed at the time. We recently returned it to the dealer for correction of the pulling to the right (pttr) problem. After having the front end realigned we drove off the lot and noticed it was still pttr. Returned to the dealer. Their next step was to change the right front hub and switch the front wheels. The service manager said the result was the vehicle now pulled to the left. Based on this finding they decided the original front right tire was defective. Since replacement tires are on backorder, they put our spare tire on the front left and put the defective tire on the back as the spare. This would have been ok with us, but the vehicle still pttr. Not sure what needs to be done next to fix this problem. We have never had a problem with any of the other 4 Honda we have owned.

- Chambersburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012005

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15 miles
I bought a 2005 Honda CRV 2-LX at the beginning of this year. From day one, it pulled to the right. I have had the vehicle at the dealer 3 times for realignment, tire rotation and other adjustments with no improvement at all. The alignment read-outs are fine. On a flat surface going 35-40 mph, not holding the steering wheel, the vehicle changes lanes within 4 seconds. Honda says 6 seconds is allowable. They don't seem to be able to fix the problem and I feel I'm driving an unsafe vehicle.

- Kailua Kona, HI, USA

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