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 1 of 5)

problem #89

Jan 072017


  • 240,000 miles


We stopped at a gas station on a long trip and when we got back in car headlights went out and even with new bulbs are very dim. Have to drive with high beams to see to drive. Very unsafe.

- Key Largo, FL, USA

problem #88

Dec 182016


  • 150,000 miles
Low beam headlight stops working. Needs replacing on a regular basis. Every month or two.

- Bastrop, LA, USA

problem #87

Oct 022016


  • 90,000 miles
I am a one time owner of this vehicle low beam headlights constantly burning out both sides, does not matter which brand is used. The lights burn out anytime 1-3 months of use after change out. This is extremely hazardous! and very expensive! living in Alaska we depend on our headlights more than normal to avoid sever accidents in low light conditions, ie vehicles, ice /snow/rain, humans, moose, caribou etc. Honda should have recalled and repaired this condition many years ago! this is an extreme safety condition! this has been happening for the last 9 years 2007 to 2016, I average 8-10 bulbs a year @ $6-$15 a bulb and changing them out in sub-0 temps is no fun! the vehicle has no set pattern as to when this happens parked or driving and high beam use is a must at times with out getting pulled over. The vehicle started at 96,000 miles and now has 130,000 miles

- Wasilla, AK, USA

problem #86

Jul 102006


  • 13,000 miles


Recurring issues since purchase new in February 2006: 1. low beam headlights burn out prematurely, regardless of bulb type, etc. 2. brake pads & rotors- rotors had to be turned every 15K then replaced every 30K when using Honda parts; at 90K, changed to replacement parts and not Honda parts; mileage is currently 186,000 and still on same set. Reporting issues for consumer reference as Honda dealership was not helpful from day 1 so found an excellent shop to handle everything except recalls. Reported because experiencing same headlight issues as complaint 10809120. Date is approx based on when issues began.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #85

Jan 142012


  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the headlights, high beams, and tail lights became inoperable without warning. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- West Hempstead, NY, USA

problem #84

Dec 112015


  • 150,000 miles
Headlight bulbs continue to blow. Then can blow after a couple of months or a year after installation. But they blow often enough that when they go, I immediately go to the store to buy replacements. Just this evening, I had a the right side go when I replace the left side just yesterday. I fear that both may go at the same time when my wife or I are behind the wheel with our infant in the backseat. The bulbs have blown while going down the road, as well as when parked. Since we acquired this vehicle in 2009, I have replaced over a dozen bulbs. I have only recently started saving receipts to better track this issue.

- North Kingstown, RI, USA

problem #83

Feb 042008


  • 66,000 miles


Complaint mimics the complaints here in the NHTSA, complaint #'s 10573302, 10576909 and 10619157 for low beam lamps burning out prematurely since I first purchased it as a used vehicle back in 2008 from larry miller Honda in hillsboro Oregon much like what happened to the civic models for starters. What I don't understand is why Honda America is not responding, what is the nhsta doing to apply pressure to issue a service bulletin?

- Warrenton, OR, USA

problem #82

Nov 022015


  • 164,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda CR-V. while driving various speeds, the low beam headlights failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 164,000.

- Westwood, CA, USA

problem #81

Jan 212015


  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda CR-V. while driving at various speeds, the headlights flickered and all the warning indicators illuminated. The failure occurred daily. The contact mentioned that the headlight bulbs were replaced numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 180,000.

- Newport, OR, USA

problem #80

Dec 062013


  • 154,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda CR-V. while driving at any speed, the headlights failed. The contact had the head lamp bulb replaced; however, the failure recurred numerous times. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 12V136000 (electrical system:wiring:interior/under dash). The approximate failure mileage was 154,000.

- Divide, CO, USA

problem #79

Jun 112015


  • miles


The passenger-side headlight on my 2006 CR-V went out 06/10/15, so I had it replaced @Honda dealer next day. The tech said high-beam was also out! I questioned the likelihood of such an occurrence, but was not given any response that indicated a "known issue" with the headlights/wiring. Just a few hours later, the new low-beam bulb I bought thur. 11 June, went out! never got highbeam replaced because parts dept. Was out of them. I went online & found the following serious problems reported on link below by many CRV owners -- lots of other 2006 crvs experienced recurring failure! see: And after reading the comments of many other Honda CRV owners on the above link, I see why they're out of stock! this is seriously dangerous--I'm afraid now to drive it at night! recall is needed for 2006 CR-V headlight failures. Other Honda experiencing multiple/ frequent headlight failures were recalled, but not my CR-V.

- Winter Garden, FL, USA

problem #78

Feb 072015


  • 103,000 miles
Drivers side low beam headlight has burned out 3 times in the past two weeks.passenger side low beam headlight has burned out twice. Replaced each time without touching glass with anything or base with fingers. Have only owned the car for 3 months, and put on less than 3000 miles.

- Haverhill, MA, USA

problem #77

Feb 012013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
With ever-increasing regularity, one or both low-beam bulbs have been burning out. Have replaced one or both at least 5 times, the last time was both bulbs, after exactly 34 days since purchased new at O'reilly's. owner has installed bulbs every time. All precautions were taken, including not touching the base with bare skin, or glass - with anything. The last time - 34 days prior to last failure - owner applied terminal grease to bulb terminals, even though there was plenty already in place. Researching the internet, owner noted stories of corrosion or heat damage on terminals of headlight switches of certain Honda models. Owner disassembled his steering column, and found no evidence. Owner also noticed early on (2013) what appeared to be flickering or pulsing of headlights at night. Owner installed permanent digital voltmeter to battery, and noticed no fluctuations in voltage, with a steady voltage of 14.15V under normal nighttime conditions. The last pair of bulbs to burn out were examined. Owner noted that the coiled portion of the tungsten element was completely intact. The wire just before or just after the coiled portion had been interrupted, and a small ball of molten tungsten was at the end of the severed wire opposite the coil. One bulb had the ball on wire just "upstream", the other bulb had ball on the "downstream" side of element.

- Double Oak, TX, USA

problem #76

Dec 012010


  • 90,000 miles
Sense the fall/winter of 2010 I have change the low beam headlights on my vehicle approximately eight times. Lately the headlights have been going out between three months and the shortest time being 15 minutes.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #75

Jun 072014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
Low beam headlight on passenger side of 2006 CR-V continues to fail. Both headlights have been replaced but the passenger side continues to go out monthly. I have complained to the dealer and asked if there is a solution and they only suggest replacing the bulb again. This is safety issue that Honda should be forced to resolve.

- Bartlesville, OK, USA

problem #74

Jan 282015


  • 140,000 miles
Right low beam headlight not functioning. Bulb is ok.

- Millerton, NY, USA

problem #73

Oct 142013


  • miles
Low beam headlights constantly need to be replaced. Going through my 3rd replacement in about a year. Usually one goes out and then shortly after, the other one goes out. I had them both replaced about a month and half ago. I was leaving work and turned on the headlights and within a second, they both went out. It was dark so I had to drive home with my high beams on.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #72

Apr 092012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Low beam headlights fail every few months, sometimes while driving, necessitating replacement. It is a serious safety hazard. Many people with the 2006 CR-V have complained about this issue to Honda, the NHTSA and all over the internet. Why hasn't Honda issued a recall? Honda did have a recall for the 2002-2004 CR-V for the same issue, but not for the later years, saying that the headlight system was different in newer models. Maybe, but clearly the defect/hazard is in the 2006 model as well. I have reported this issue to Honda before and did so again today, and it is american Honda case # N012014-12-2301127. I insisted that they take a hard look at complaints about low beam headlight failure in the 2006 CR-V that have been filed with Honda and the NHTSA and issue a recall, as they did for the older models.

- Sloatsburg, NY, USA

problem #71

Nov 022010


  • 61,832 miles
Driver side headlamp suddenly went out. New bulbs only last about a year, as I have replaced this bulb 4 times now

- Lancaster, NY, USA

problem #70

May 142013


  • 110,000 miles
2006 Honda CRV since April 2013 I have gone through 17 headlight bulbs. That is the most I have ever had to put in any of my cars. If you type in troubleshooting problems with 2006 headlights you will see that there are many other people that are having this very same issue. I would like to think that you as a company would want to get this problem fixed or at least look at getting a fix. When I talked with my area dealer he didn't seem to think that this was a problem. I have had professional people install them that know better than to touch the bulb and they have gotten to the point that they won't install them for me anymore. They are worried that it may came back to them. I really hope that you will at least give me a thought as to look at your computer.

- Brownsdale, MN, USA

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