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Ratings on over 1,000 new & used models going back 5 years, from the Center from Auto Safety. Learn more about The Car Book 2018 here. Notes: The 2006 Honda CR-V is a fantastic model year with no defect trends except a very minor one for headlight bulbs that need replacing frequently. The average repair cost? $30.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,185 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Honda CR-V windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2006 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #10

Nov 222012


  • miles


Driver side sun visor will not stay up. I went to Honda owners' website and people are complaining about the same problem. There are Honda CR-V owners who had replaced the sun visors on their cars more than three times. They and I think it's a safety issue since drivers don't have protection from sunlight and have difficulty seeing the traffic lights when the sun visor is down.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #9

Feb 012012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 94,000 miles
The driver side sun visor does not stay in place, falling in field of vision, causing an obstruction of visibility.

- San Pedro, CA, USA

problem #8

Apr 062011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
T he drivers side sun visor started falling down obstructing vision. It falls regardless of speed condition of road of weather. It is a real safety hazard because it blocks the drivers vision.

- Rocky Face, GA, USA

problem #7

Aug 012011


  • 110,000 miles


The driver side visor is loose and won't stay in position while driving. This is a safety hazard. If I'm in an accident, my head will be chopped by the visor. All of the Honda forums show this is a common issue with the 2005-2006 CR-V.

- Buda, TX, USA

problem #6

Nov 162011


  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while parked, the front drivers window would not close when the automatic window control button was engaged. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for a diagnostic test. The technician stated that the automatic power window control switch would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 11V456000 (electrical system), that may be related to the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in the recall. The approximate failure mileage was 61,000.

- Middleton, NH, USA

problem #5

Aug 282011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 56,850 miles
Both sun visors fail to stay in position when pushed against the window. They drop down to nearly vertical position. This is a safety hazard as it obstructs the driver's view while driving.

- Coppell, TX, USA

problem #4

Aug 022011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 74,000 miles


The driver's side sun visor in my 2006 Honda CR-V will not stay in the proper position. It has never stayed flush against the windshield, but rather sagged down about 1-2 inches; however, I just treated this as an annoyance previously. As of approximately two months ago, it started sagging even further when "opened" against the windshield, and now it no longer stays flush against the roof of the car either, or against the driver's side window if I have it rotated 90 degrees. It sags down several inches, no matter which direction it is turned or flipped. It impacts my visibility because it doesn't shield the sun properly, and it gets in my way, both physically, and by blocking more of my field of view than what is appropriate. I am not even tall--5'4". I purchased an extended warranty (8 years/120,000 miles) and am just shy of 80,000 miles now. I took the car to my local mechanic first, and they said the entire fixture needs replacement. Then I called my local Honda dealer to see if this was covered under warranty; they said, "call Honda and ask them." Meanwhile, I asked what it would cost me to repair this out of pocket: $151 for the visor and $52 per hour for labor, so over $200, likely. I called Honda, and a very unhelpful customer service person said the sun visor is classified as interior trim and therefore, not covered under warranty. I strongly disagree--this is a safety issue, not a cosmetic irregularity on the dashboard, or something equally inconsequential.

- Covington, WA, USA

problem #3

Oct 152010

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 106,000 miles
2006 Honda CR-V ex. Driver's side sun visor will not stay up. Dealer will not replace. Is a safety issue because it obstructs vision.

- Kingwood, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 072010


  • 35,000 miles
Honda has a problem with sun visors in 2006 Honda Cr-vs. The sun visors sag down and obstruct the drivers vision causing safety issues. You are not able to see traffic lights or traffic signs when sun visors sag down. Many owners have had these visors replaced by Honda up to 4 and 5 times and each new visor fails within weeks or months. Owners are reporting the problems in popular automotive forums on the web. The visors in my 2006 CR-V have been replaced 4 times and the 4th set just failed again. Honda has no explanation each time. I am calling Honda's corporate office today.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jul 122010


  • 50,000 miles
While driving my 2006 Honda CR-V I noticed a very strong burning smell that smelled like an electrical fire. It was very strong and I thought it was coming from the vehicle in front of me. I was at an outlet center in lk george, NY with 4 others in my car. We all were overwhelmed on how strong the odor was. I pulled out of the outlet driveway to get into the road so I could turn into the next outlet entrance. As I turned into the next outlet entrance, my driver's side window went down on its own a few seconds later I noticed smoke coming from the master window control and from my speaker panel below it. I stopped the car and had everyone get out..911 was called and a firetruck came. The firemen took the inside panel of my car door off and found there were burned electrical wires that had caused melting within the door. There is no recall on this model Honda. I looked up this problem online and found that the Honda fit was recalled for this very problem in January,2010. The entire window master switch and it's corresponding wires had to be replaced as well as the inside door panel.

- Niskayuna, NY, USA

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