fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,958 miles

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2008 Honda CR-V suspension problems

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2008 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 012011


  • 46,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Honda CR-V. while driving approximately 55 mph the contact heard a grinding coming from the rear passenger side wheel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostics. The mechanic stated that he rear passenger side wheel bearing would have to be replaced. After the repair the contact heard the grinding noise coming from the rear driver side wheel and took the vehicle back to the mechanic. The mechanic stated that the rear driver side wheel bearing would now have to be replaced. The vehicle was not further repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 46,000.

- Somerville, MA, USA

problem #6

May 172011


  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda CR-V. the contact was traveling 70 mph when they heard a grinding noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The contact then attempted to move the vehicle over to the side of the road but the rear wheels locked abnormally. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and the contact was told that the rear bearings would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 34,000.

- Bay Court, NY, USA

problem #5

Nov 042009


  • miles
Unable to align rear tires due to cambers lacking adjustment.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 142009


  • 7,000 miles


After three service attempts by the Honda dealer to correct the car not tracking straight, I had a local alignment shop install rear camber adjusting kits. Car did not track straight, prior to installing the after-market kits, the car would continually drift left. The dealer now states the warranty is void because I put non-Honda parts on the car. When I called the dealer parts department, they have the same after market rear camber kit. Searching customer complaints on sites such as edmound's, a significant number of customers complain about tire wear. My tires were wearing excessively and abnormal prior to correcting alignment on all four wheels. It appears that the 2008 Honda CR-V has a manufacturer defect and later year cars do not when a search of customer complaints is done.

- Pueblo West, CO, USA

problem #3

Nov 162009


  • 13,000 miles
2008 Honda C rv, -- 13,000 miles--3 yr-36,000 warranty - purchased new Oct, 2008 very noticeable noise backing up with a sharp turn, excessive wear on passenger side back tire-bald..

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 042009


  • 22,000 miles
I experienced excessive "cupping" on the rear tires of my new 2008 Honda CR-V AWD. The tires began to make a very loud noise and the vehicle developed a slight bouncing ride at about 22,000 miles and both issues became intolerable at about 26,000 miles, and you could feel the extreme cupping of the tires when rubbing your hand over the tread. I had the dealer rotate the tires with every scheduled oil change, and the cupping problem still continued to occur. The vehicle came with the conti 4 X 4 tires, and they needed to be replaced at my expense well before a reasonable life expectancy. The Honda dealer would not provide me with any warranty assistance or discount, stating that they would do a 4 wheel alignment on the vehicle - at my expense - and sell me 4 new tires. There are numerous forums on the internet where people are complaining and alleging that the AWD vehicles (fwd's are ok) are leaving the factory with improper alignment of the rear camber and it is causing the premature wear of the factory tires. The dealer claimed that they had no knowledge of this problem. I took the vehicle to a national tire shop and purchased 4 new tires and had them perform a 4 wheel alignment on the vehicle....the computer read-out that they provided me showed that the rear tires were aligned in extreme opposite directions. The employees at the tire shop alleged that they were very familiar with the problem because they see lots of 2007 and 2008 Honda CRV's in their shop with the same problem. I believe there is a problem for which Honda doesn't want to accept responsibility. Tire cupping is not only a nuisance because of the rumbling noise that gets louder at freeway speeds - it is also a safety issue for braking and traction because of how it affects the amount of tread surface contact with the roadway. Immediately upon leaving the tire shop, the problem disappeared and the vehicle ride is quiet and great. I cost me over $800 for new tires and a 4 wheel alignment.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #1

Aug 252008


  • 3,703 miles
Lack of adjustment for rear camber on 2008 Honda CRV. Have contacted american Honda and they do not feel there is a problem. Dealer has contacted same and they can't get anywhere either. Dealer acknowledges that there is a problem with the lack of adjustment for rear chamber on this vehicle. There is a aftermarket part that will correct the problem. But I should not have to pay for this part. If I where to buy this part and have it installed by local dealer he said I would void my warranty.

- Oshkosh, WI, USA

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