really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,515 miles

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2008 Honda CR-V seat belts / air bags problems

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2008 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #10

Sep 162016


  • 54,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Honda CR-V. while driving approximately 35 mph, the contact's vehicle crashed into the driver's side door of another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. Also, the seat belt became detached from the seat belt casing. A police report was filed. The contact and another occupant were injured and medical attention was required. The vehicle was towed to the body shop. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 54,000.

- Tigard, OR, USA

problem #9

Jul 122015


  • 60,099 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was unable to stop the vehicle and crashed. The air bags failed to deploy and the seat belt failed to secure the contact on impact. The contact stated that the A-pillar where the seat belt was attached became separated. A police report was filed. The contact suffered injuries to the collar bone, head, and a pinched nerve above the hairline, which required medical attention. The vehicle was taken to a collision center. The VIN was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,099.

- Holbrook, NY, USA

problem #8

Apr 072014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the seat belt failed to retract. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was unknown.

- 763-856-2232, MN, USA

problem #7

Jul 132014


  • 86,000 miles


The SRS and seat belt systems are not functioning as expected. The warning lights came on, and Honda advises we need a new side impact air bag as system has failed. Honda will not replace this without charge of over $1000. Car has less than 100000 miles on it, how can the manufacturer not be responsible for lifetime warranty on a safety system" shouldn't that be a federal regulation- that the safety systems be warrantied for life? how can a manufacturer not stand behind its safety system" per the internet, this is not an isolated problem with Honda. A recall on this very issue for other models was done, but despite the similar issue, no recall has occurred on this model. This seems like it needs investigation.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #6

Apr 012014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Vehicle was in an accident and repaired. Air bag never deployed and now 3 years later the SRS system has three faults the bernadi Honda said were related to the accident. Insurance company refused to repair system saying it was maintenence. 33-10 open in the left side curtain airbag first inflator. E1-11 left front airbag and left seat belt tensioner stopped deployment. F1-11 driver's airbag and or driver's seat belt tenioner deployed.

- Hanover, MA, USA

problem #5

Jun 012012


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda CR-V. the contact stated while driving 4 mph, another vehicle crashed into the driver side of his vehicle. The seat belts did not secure and the driver was thrown into the windshield. The air bags deployed after the crash happened. The driver suffered a broken sternum in addition to various head injuries. The vehicle was not repaired or inspected for the failure. The failure and current mileage was 75,000.

- Williamsport, PA, USA

problem #4

Jun 012011


  • 20 miles


The passenger side seat belt locks and does not allow reasonable free movement of the passenger. This premature locking occurs while the passenger is sitting normally in the passenger seat and causes my spouse or I to refrain from using the passenger safety/seat belt. Agencies promote safety and mandatory use but the design causes one to neglect wearing it and I'm an advocate for wearing my seat belt in my 2008 Honda CR-V unless I'm in the passenger seat. Also, does this locking pose a safety issue in itself during a sudden stop frontal collision?

- Wauseon, OH, USA

problem #3

Jan 072011


  • 30 miles
Air bag and seat belt ( front driver seat ).

- Maspeth, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 192009


  • miles
I am the owner of a 2008 Honda CRV. After a minor accident, I was told by the Honda service in December 2009 that I needed to replace airbag sensors and my driver's side seat belt buckle. Subsequently, the driver's side seat belt became stuck 3/4 out and I was told that it needed to be replaced. The dealer then told me that it could not obtain the part from american Honda. This fact was confirmed by another dealer. The dealer then stated that the part might be available on January 13, then postponed until January 23 and now postponed until February 3. the driver's side seat belt is a basic part required for the safe operation of the vehicle. The Honda CRV is one of that company's most popular models. I and I am sure others are left with cars that cannot be safely driven. This is an outrageous situation.

- Cabin John, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 092008


  • 10,000 miles
I had an accident Dec 9, 2008 in my 2008 Honda CR-V. I took it to the body shop the next day. The repair should have taken 10 days. The body shop found that the seatbelt jammed & didn't deploy like it should have, so needed to replace the buckle. The buckle is a controlled part, has to be ordered by VIN# & was on back order, they will not overnight it either. It took 2 weeks to come in (on emergency order), my body shop would not let me have it back til the seatbelt worked. Finally got the seatbelt buckle in & something was still wrong. My body shop guy took it to a Honda dealer (trickett Honda in nashville, tn) & left it. The Honda dealer said the SRS box had to be replaced, said it was part of a recall, so had to order the SRS box & wait for it. Honda wasn't going to release the new SRS box's till Jan. 16th. Then when the SRS was replaced it indicated the passenger front seatbelt buckle was bad, part of the recall. Had to wait another week for it to come in on emergency order. Finally got my Honda back on Jan 22, 2009. My insurance paid for a rental 30 days & then I had to pay for 15 days. Now I am trying to get Honda of America to pay for the 15 days I had to pay for a rental. A friends brother works for Honda in ky& also said there was a recall because the seatbelts were jamming. Yet there is not a recall posted anywhere for this. My case manager at Honda of America (antonio "tony' gonzales) said there is not a recall on my car. I asked him for his supervisor when I wasn't getting anywhere, he said I couldn't talk to his supervisor, not part of the procedure. I had to go off on him to get him to refer it to a senior case manager. Then he finally said I could fax him my paid car rental bill & he'd see if I could be reimbursed. Enterprise faxed him a copy of the bill on Jan 22, 2009 for me.

- Ashland City, TN, USA

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