hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 9
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,385 miles

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2006 Honda CR-V electrical problems

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2006 Honda CR-V Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #35

Jan 212014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2006 Honda CR-V. the contact stated his vehicle stalled. The failure occurred during the morning hour. The contact took his vehicle to the dealership and was advised that the battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired at his expense but the problem persisted. The ABS and vsa lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 1400 miles.

- Lutherville Timonium, MD, USA

problem #34

Jan 282014


  • 130,000 miles
Low beams keep burning out after 2 to 4 months of use. I have replaced both headlights at least 5 times in the lat 3 years. Just ridiculous. Dealership just replaces bulbs and the bulbs continue to burn out way to quickly. Even purchased longer life headlights and replaced both at same time, one bulb still burned out within 3 months. Honda needs to address this problem which many are experiencing on their 2006 CRV.

- Parkville, MD, USA

problem #33

Sep 092009


  • 48,000 miles
I own a 2006 Honda CR-V (bought in 2009). I am constantly having to change the headlamp bulbs as they simultaneously burn out. Now I am plagued with my console lights burning out...I have read that there are many issues with owners of Honda CR-V involving the wiring harness. I have an appt. This afternoon to have yet another service call made on my Honda...Honda had a recall previously for the same issues back in 2002-2004 CR-V and obviously the situation has carried over into the 2005-2006 models...Honda needs to do a recall on the 2005, 2006 and any other year models that are having the same issue(s). How do we as consumers go about filing complaints so that Honda is prompted to do a recall? I have always driven Honda vehicles for the most part but am seriously considering a different car in the near future. Kia...Toyota.....Ford escape.....I am tired of taking my CR-V in for headlamp and wiring issues the past 4 years now.

- North Ridgeville, OH, USA

problem #32

Apr 092013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 101,979 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that there was a loud bang from heard from under the hood. In addition, the air conditioning unit began to emit hot air. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the compressor had exploded. The explosion destroyed the air conditioning unit, in which the full air conditioning unit and compressor would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 101,979 and current mileage was 102,000.

- High Point , NC, USA

problem #31

Feb 122013


  • miles
My wife and I have owned our Honda CRV since early 2006. It has had numerous electrical issues, specifically issues with the headlights and interior lights. We have had to replace the headlight bulbs at least once a year since purchasing the CRV. It is clearly a major defect with the Honda CRV electrical system. I have seen numerous complaints on the internet by others with this same issue. Honda is responsible and needs to recall the CRV and fix the issue. I will never purchase another Honda again.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #30

Nov 122012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 78,455 miles
I had a brake light go out on the passenger side of the 2006 CR-V. I replaced the light bulb, but when you press the brake pedal, if the headlights are on, the break light will not work. I talked with numerous people on the internet and at the auto parts store who have had the exact same problem with the same model of vehicle as mine (CR-V). My Honda master mechanic believes that there should be a recall on this electrical problem because there are so many of these that he has seen and that have been seen by dealerships. Is there a reason why Honda has not recalled the 2006 Honda CR-V for this electrical problem? I bought 6 different lights, thinking that maybe I just bought a bad light or lights. I also switched the lights with the light that works on the opposite side (driver's side), but it won't work on the passenger side. If people are complaining about this on the internet and everywhere, but not filing a complaint on here, I figured that nothing would happen, so that is why I am sending this information in, in hopes that someone will look into the problem. Thank you very much.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #29

Apr 302009


  • 39,000 miles


Repeated burn out of headlight bulbs. Continuous replacement by owner and by shop. Both sides affected.

- Sterling, VA, USA

problem #28

Dec 272012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Headlight went out again. I have replaced headlights approximately every 3 months in the last 2 years. Appears to be an electrical issue, as reflected in recalls for earlier model CRV's. Honda needs to do recall for this for later model CRV's.

- Centreville , VA, USA

problem #27

Dec 012007

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 12,000 miles
While driving at highway speeds, the vehicle suffered a right hand low beam headlight failure. Since this first failure the bulb of this headlight has had to be replaced approximately 10 times, and continuously burns out again. The fuses remain good, the relays remain good. It appears there is a wiring harness problem affecting this year model as a google search reveals hundreds of owners of this vehicle experiencing a same or similar issue. Most reference a heat damaged wiring connector underneath the steering column.

- Nevada City, CA, USA

problem #26

Dec 082012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 56,471 miles
Driver's side window is malfunctioning. It gets stuck in the upright position, thus not closing the window. Several occasions, the window will stick and not disengage to roll back down. The vehicle was taken into to Honda with the recall notice. The advisor did not read recall notice and told me that the window would be sealed. Two hours later, the window was stick stuck in the upright position not fixed. 12/15/2012, took the vehicle back into Honda. I told the attendant that the master power switch needs to be repaired or replaced due to the recall. The window is still malfunctioning. The advisor then said it is a motor problem, and disregarded the recall notice. I said I will call american Honda for more information. The repair has not been made.

- West Haven, CT, USA

problem #25

Nov 062012


  • 130,000 miles


I was driving at about 25mph and both headlights suddenly went out. I had to use my high beams to get home.

- Robbinsville, NJ, USA

problem #24

Sep 012011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
My low-beam headlights have failed at least 4 times in the past year. At one point both headlights were out when I went to start the car in the evening. I've taken the car to a local vendor (not the dealer). Initially, they did some electrical work, stating there was a short in the system, but have since replaced the bulbs 4 times in the past year. Honda informs me that my VIN is not part of their headlight recall.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #23

Aug 042012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda CR-V. the vehicle was parked and unoccupied when half of the front driver's side interior door panel completely melted. In addition, the front driver's seat as well as the sun visor melted. When the contact entered the vehicle there was no smoke present however black soot appeared on the front driver's side door window glass and gray soot. The front driver's side wiring harness was stuck to the lower plastic door trim. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 11V456000 (electrical system) but the VIN was ineligible for the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000. Updated 8/14/12 updated 08/15/12

- Derry, NH, USA

problem #22

Jun 012011


  • 67,000 miles
Vehicle began surging then lost power. Dash warning lights for vsa, engine, and "!" came on as vehicle lost power then stalled. Turned off ignition and then restarted. Ran fine after it cooled off for a few minutes. Still happening over a year later. Internet search reveals this is a common problem spread across many model years. Dealers unable to solve problem and have no idea what is causing it.

- Gainesville, GA, USA

problem #21

May 212012


  • 97,000 miles
2006 Honda CRV, great car, passenger side low beam burns out every frequently (5 - 7 weeks) I see many similar complaints on the internet. (wiring harness is mentioned) I believe 2002 CRV's are currently under recall for this same issue.

- Monterey, CA, USA

problem #20

Dec 152011


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the vehicle was included in the recall under NHTSA campaign id number 11V456000 (electrical system). Prior to having the repair performed, the contact had not experienced a failure with the front drivers side window. After the repair, the contact attempted to partially close the front driver's side window, but it would automatically close completely. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for a diagnostic test. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Missouri City, TX, USA

problem #19

Mar 082012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda CRV. The contact stated that the headlights would turn on and off while driving. The dealer advised the contact that the headlight failure could be caused by a failed switch or wires. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The current and the failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 03/23/12 updated 04/13/12

- Herdon , VA, USA

problem #18

Aug 012011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
During heavy rains, water will seep in under the carpets from somewhere forward and lower than the windshield. The water comes from under the dashboard, usually on the passenger side. It does not drip in, but rather soaks up from under the carpet. I personally have seen the water grow up to 2 inches in depth above the carpets. After some internet searching, similar problems were found in earlier models of CR-V. the issues found stemmed from faulty/old factory seals on items like the firewall and A/C vents. Please contact with more questions if this information is unclear or could be improved.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #17

Nov 232011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owned a 2006 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the vehicle was parked and shut off for approximately one hour when the front driver's door caught on fire. The fire department appeared on the scene to extinguish the fire. The fire department also stated that the fire was due to faulty wiring within the door panel. The contact also stated that prior to the failure, he left the front driver's window down slightly during rainy conditions. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an insurance facility. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 11V456000 (electrical system). The failure and current mileages were 80,000. Updated 12/19/11.....update 01/20/12 updated 02/29/12 updated 06/04/12 updated 08/09/2012

- Wake Forest, NC, USA

problem #16

Sep 082011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 75,800 miles
Both low-beam headlights out at the same time. Worked fine in the morning. In the evening went to move car into driveway, and had no low-beams. High-beams and turn indicators worked fine. Checked fuses, checked relays, replaced both headlight bulbs (H1) and headlight switch with oem replacement part from auto zone.

- La Place, LA, USA

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