hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,343 miles

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2006 Honda CR-V lights problems

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2006 Honda CR-V Owner Comments (Page 2 of 5)

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problem #69

Dec 102014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 108,000 miles


My vehicle has been going through headlights like crazy for the past two years. Approx. Every two months either the right or left side goes without warning. Most recently I decided to install higher end bulbs thinking that maybe the little 8.00 dollar ones were the problem. Wrong! I put a set of $50 bulbs in each side at the same time and less than a month later the drivers side went out! I drive on very dark rural roads at night coming home from work and if both of these lights fail at the same time I could be seriously hurt.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #68

Oct 152013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
2006 Honda CRV low beam headlights keep failing on passenger side. Bulb replacement does not fix problem. Dealer has not identified problem.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #67

Dec 022014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 93,222 miles
After the headlight bulb has been replaced numerous times, the right (passenger side) low beam headlight no longer lights. The bulb has been replaced with new, the old bulb is completely intact (filament as well as glass- no burned marks at all), and the fuses are not blown. The internet is full of complaints about this issue, and in fact Honda has recalled 550,000 previous Pilot and CR-V models for this failure. Seems the wiring harness is too short, and disconnects the low beam headlights. This is a clear safety issue, and is not due to owner error. Thank you.

- Greenwood Lake, NY, USA

problem #66

Dec 102010


  • 48,000 miles


My low beam headlamps burn out every 5-7 weeks, especially the driver's side. I live in a rural area with constant road hazards such as deer, winding unlit roads and icy patches. When the headlamp blows it creates a huge safety hazard since one light is not enough to safely avoid the numerous hazards I face on a daily basis. I return home from work after dark and am never sure if my lights will make throughout the entire commute. There are thousands of similar complaints from 2006 Honda CRV owners and something has to be done.

- Shokan, NY, USA

problem #65

Nov 012011


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the low beam headlights failed to operate. The contact replaced the bulbs on several occasions but the failure persisted. The dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Houston , TX, USA

problem #64

Oct 012013


  • 90,000 miles
I was driving on the highway at night when I noticed it was very dark in front of my car. It turned out both of my lowbeams had failed at the same time. Thank goodness my highbeams kept working, although that meant shining a light in oncoming drivers' eyes. I thought this was just an odd problem that happened to me, but after reading other people's stories, I know it was part of a larger problem Honda has. This is a safety issue. You cannot be driving at night and have both of your headlights go out.

- Franklinville, NJ, USA

problem #63

Jul 232014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles


I purchased my 2006 CRV in 2010. Since that time I have had to replace my driver's side headlight multiple times. I do not have exact dates, not realizing there was a problem until July 2014 when I had my mechanic do a diagnostic check and found there to be a short in the wiring in the steering column. After researching this, I found that almost one million CRV's have been recalled since 2002 for the same problem. I spoke to Honda's customer service/resolution center and they informed me that there is no recall on my vehicle specifically although the problem is the exact same one all of the recalled CRV's have. Honda would not assist me further and told me that I need to fix this problem out of pocket. I have already had both headlights go out simultaneously while driving to work in the dark almost causing an accident. This happened on two occasions, although it is commonly the drivers side bulb that burns out several times a year. I have been pulled over not knowing my headlight was out. This continues to be a problem and I am told the cost of the repair will be over $300. Based on the number of CRV's with the same defect, I feel that Honda should be responsible for this repair and a recall should be issued for my vehicle before I cause an accident as a result of losing my headlights while driving in the dark again. Thank you for your time.

- Weatherly, PA, USA

problem #62

Jun 092014


  • 124,000 miles
Both low headlights went out at same time. The day before they worked. Usually one goes at a time but that shouldn't happen twice a year. Should it? I have never owned a vehicle where I have to change the bulbs so much. And now both! something is definitely wrong especially when I read so many other owners having the same problem. I respectfully request that Honda issue a recall and see if MY2006 is having same problem as other recalled model years.

- Drums, PA, USA

problem #61

Apr 212014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 174,800 miles
Driving vehicle when both low beam lights went out. Bulbs have been replaced multiple times and bulbs were replaced again. Now, it appears that drivers side light bulbs are much dimmer (almost not visible) in comparison to the passengers side bulbs. Operation of the bulb also appears to be sporadic. Vehicle is not drive-able at night due to concerns with exterior lighting.

- Oxford, OH, USA

problem #60

Apr 252013


  • 60,000 miles
Headlights have repeatedly blown out over the past year unexpectedly. Have changed each bulb 4 times over the course of a year.

- N Billerica , MA, USA

problem #59

Apr 012008

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 10,000 miles


The lowbeam headlights on our 2006 Honda CRV have failed/burned out numerous times. Several times, both lowbeams (right and left) have failed while we were driving, which is a major safety hazard. Since approximately 2008, the lights have burned out several times a year, every year. We have contacted the Honda dealership as well as the american Honda corporate office and have been given the runaround. They refuse to issue a recall or even inspect the lights. We have been told to have a "diagnostic" conducted by the dealership for $120 out of our pocket. Honda should be responsible since this is clearly an issue related to their faulty product. They issued a recall for this exact issue for the 2003 and 2004 CRV models. The same issue is occurring with the 2006 model. There are numerous complaints all over the internet, yet Honda refuses to take care of the problem. This is a serious safety hazard and a potential class action. Honda should be proactive and offer a voluntary recall for those who are affected by the headlight failures. Please file a complaint with american Honda at 1-800-999-1009.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #58

Mar 202007


  • 25,000 miles
Since buying this car new I have had multiple low beam headlight bulbs burn out. A total of 25 bulbs have failed since 2007. After reviewing the information on the internet and this web site it is an obvious safety problem which should be investigated and addressed by a recall to fix the electrical problem. This was done on earlier cvr models.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #57

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 #56

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 #55

Jun 202011


  • 120,000 miles
We have changed the headlights on this vehicle numerous times that I have lost count. We have brought the vehicle back to Honda and they can't find anything wrong with it. I find it ironic that there was a recall for headlight problems for the same vehicle but different year and Honda is not taking any blame for this problem because their is no recall for this year. Currently my daughter has this vehicle away at college four hours from home and she has to deal with a car and no headlights !

- Newburgh, NY, USA

problem #54

Dec 192012


  • miles
Repeatedly the headlight bulbs blow out. Purchased car used 10/2012, replaced bulb 12/2012, again 6/2013 and now another one blown 10/2013.

- Carlisle, PA, USA

problem #53

Oct 172013


  • 86,000 miles
Wiring harness on passenger side headlight is breaking leading to marker light, turn signal and headlamp failure. The wires are breaking at the point where they leave the wire sleeve in the harness. In this location, the conductors are protected from stress only by heat shrink tubing and the wire insulation. Stress from the weight of the rising wire harness and transferred strain from the back of the lamp connectors is highest at this point. Melting of the wire insulation and heat shrink tubing was found.

- Wilbraham, MA, USA

problem #52

Sep 012013


  • 175,000 miles
I have replaced the low beam bulbs 4 times the past 2 years on the passenger side and 2 times on the drivers side. This time the drivers side went out and after trying 2 new bulbs they still will not illuminate. I also have an issue with the dash light not coming on. The vehicle is scheduled for a check in 4 days. Over the life of this car the bulbs seem to last a very short time.

- Poolesville, MD, USA

problem #51

Aug 222012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the driver's side headlight stopped illuminating intermittently and the passenger's side headlight would not illuminate at all. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #50

Aug 202013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Both low beams suddenly stopped working leaving the road in complete darkness. This seems to be the same problem as was discovered and resulted in a previous Honda CRV recall whiyh was not extended to my vehicle: Recall subject : low beam headlight report receipt date: Mar 30, 2012 NHTSA campaign number: 12V136000 component(s): Exterior lighting

- Arlington, VA, USA

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