pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
19,299 miles
Total Complaints:
14 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (8 reports)
  2. purchase new tires! (5 reports)
  3. ranted at both Honda america and the dealership/2 free tires (1 reports)
2008 Honda CR-V wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2008 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #14

Jun 042008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


I see people still complaining about tire wear. This change will make eight sets of tires for a car with 130,000 miles. They will continue making this crap if you keep buying it. STOP BUYING HONDA CRV's, HELLO. Tires are usually the largest expense you will have on a car. This car doubles that expense. This is not an alignment issue or a cheap tire issue or a rotation issue, it will eat any tire you put on it.

Solution: Go back to a lever to engage 4WD only when you need it. AWD just cost fuel economy and tires. Sad to see Subaru doing the same thing. Non of these companies can think for themselves.

- , Bethel, ME, USA

problem #13

Aug 012009

CR-V EX 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,456 miles

seem to have the common problem with Bridgestone tires on 2008 CRV at 12000k..,,,Seems to be a CRV problem or Bridgestone problem..

Dealer told me I should replace my tires. ....I said they should be given me a credit towards new tires. Dealer said they have no tread I been misused my tires perhaps racing. I said it a four cylinders & you can not spin tires. Dealer said if I'm not happy write to Honda. I did andr got a reply & said to contract my dealer. I bought the letter in & still nothing. So I feel bad set of tires & bought new ones at 15000 km replace them drove 150,000 km on the new tires. I think Honda bought cheap tires to save a couple dollars & cost me $1500.00 for four new tires. So for this I will not buy another Honda.



- , Parkhill, Ontario, Canada

problem #12

Mar 012011

CR-V LX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,369 miles

I seem to have the common problem with Bridstone tires on 2008 CRV at 36000k....noisy and worn out even with recommended rotation and tire pressure,,,Seems to be a CRV problem or Bridstone problem....neighbour with similar problem has a new Santa Fe.....

- , Ottawa, ON, Canada

problem #11

Apr 012011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles


I took my CR-V in to have the tires rotated and was told I will not get another tire rotation out of my tires...so I talked to the service manger and he said there was nothing they could do about it. I do not believe that Honda should allow soft tires (as they call it) to be put on; they know what they are doing and at least prorate the tires..If Honda reads any of these complaints then they should act on it. Do what is right! Now I have to come up with $877.00 to buy new tires. That was not in the budget; we are on a fixed income and that puts a hardship on us.

- , Sequim, WA, USA

problem #10

Oct 152009


  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,200 miles

We had to replace original Continental tires after one year of wear and only 10,200 miles.They were replaced with Cooper tires with 740 treadwear.The car now has 33,400 miles and these tires are now down to 3/32!Treadwear was 11/32 when theyw were bought.BOTH sets of tires were rotated and properly inflated.I am thinking that we bought the wrong car if tires wear out every 18 months.I will be calling Honda for sure.I really think there is a problem that Honda does not want to own up to.I will also be calling Cooper tires.LOL!!!!!!

- , Ligonier, PA, USA

problem #9

Jan 032011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,230 miles

I went in for an oil change today and was told by Honda that I need to replace my tires. I was beside myself because the car has just over 20,000 miles on it. The factory tires on the 2008 CRV are terrible. Honda, I am disappointed. I expect more from you.

- , Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA

problem #8

Sep 132010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,500 miles


I leased my 7th Honda vehicle, the 2008 LX CRV in April 2008. Why did I lease? I am a single mother who knows absolutely nothing about a car except that I want a dependable and safe automobile that will not require any maintenance besides the regular fuel changes, tire rotation, and balancing. What is the problem? My car has only 31,500 miles and due to a leak in the right rear tire I made a visit to a very trusted full service auto service shop. What they told me made my jaw hit the floor. My tires were virtually illegal to have on the road due to the lack of sufficient tread. They showed me the telling marks indicating no tread. I had NO IDEA that my tires were bad. I have always leased my vehicles and never have I had a problem with the tires not lasting through the lease MUCH LESS THROUGH THE WARRANTY PERIOD!! I am a teacher so my income is very limited. I could not afford my car lease payment plus the unexpected tire replacement cost of approx. 600.00. They said I had gotten more miles out of them than most people. WHAT THE @(#$??? I actually paid 200.00 on the tires for them to hold and plan to continue to pay until I can purchase them. I was told to avoid gravel roads, traveling at speeds over 60 mph, and NOT to drive in inclimate weather. I called the service and warranty division of my dealership... they told me to call Honda Customer Service. I phoned the American Honda Customer Service dept and told them the problem. They asked what they could do to fix the problem and I told them I wanted new tires. They said this was not their problem that I needed to contact the tire manufacturer. Guess What? Bridgestone did not answer my call then or the several placed since. I contacted my dealership and asked for the manager. He listened with great interest and told me they would take care of me since I was a loyal Honda customer. I was guaranteed I would leave with a smile on my face. He said he could get me a new lease on the same vehicle with even lower monthly payments and I wouldn't need to worry about replacing the tires. I went that evening after work and after 2 hours was told he thought I had the RX (or whatever the less expensive model is) instead of the LX. He came out with the prices of the lease and they were MORE than I was currently paying. As for the tires, he explained they chose soft tires for safety and therefore they did not get as much mileage. I had actually gotten more than what was expected. They could unfortunately do nothing about the tires, Was I smiling? No! I was absolutely livid that I had been made a promise that was unfulfilled, He had conveniently MISREAD the LX listed on my lease and he was sorry. They were already offering me a price that would cause them to lose 1500.00 on the car in order to make me happy.

I have written a complaint on "THE FLEECING OF AMERICA" web site of MSNBC hoping they will investigate this obviously common problem. How is a tire safe if you have no idea it is worn out and you are driving on virtually illegal tires? Thank God I didn't have an accident that killed somebody. Nowhere in the CRV manual or the Tire Brochure did it mention how many miles I should expect to get from the tires. Wouldn't that be a beneficial thing to know? My major complaint is that the car is still under warranty and I have no tires to speak of, and the sole purpose of leasing (for 3 years) is to avoid any large maintenance problems. HA HA HA! Even though it is my 7th new Honda they were unwilling to make me a satisfied customer. Today I was so mad that I began texting my salesman. The following is our full conversation via text messaging:

Me: I'm not smiling. Kind of ticked about wasting two hours on a broken promise. My info should have stated what kind of car I had leased. Still like you but not fod of being jerked around.

Him: Well my manager told me what he could do and since he had been misinformed he gave me incorrect info. We were losing lots of money to try and fix his error. I apologize greatly. He and I got into an argument after you left because I told him he made me look like a fool and that's NOT the way I do business.

Me: It was his mistake not yours or mine. Aren't you glad I called him and not you? (he had told me when I went in that I should have called him personally). I don't hold you responsible. He should have had the correct info before making a promise he could not keep.

Him: I agree with you 100%

Me: I feel unappreciated, frustrated, and stupid for coming in at all. What a joke. That is what gives car salesmen a bad name. Yesterday was a classic.

Him: Wouldn't say unappreciated. He offered to lose almost $1500.00 on a CRV knowing that the General Manager would have chewed his ass for doing that kind of deal.

Me: Should have had his info straight. Just my perspective.

Him: I agree with you. He should have.

Me: Have a great day.

Him: Thank you. You too.

Me. Can't.... have no tires and no money. At least I'm not still crying.

Him: Well come buy this CRV. you're always going to have to replace tires on any SUV once it hist 30000 - 35000 miles unless you buy one with big offroad tires

Me: Light gree one. $455.00 monthly payment. 3 year lease. No money down. Back on good terms with that deal. No counter offers necessary. That is it. Already looking at a Chevy.

Him: I hope you're not looking at an Equinox!

Me:Top rated. Not sure which model. Small one.

Him: Well that's what we all say. Just see what people say after having it for that first full year. Been trying to get people out of those things for 3 years now.

Me: New ones rated top with Honda CRV

Him: Yeah but their resale value sucks. Just plan on keeping it til its paid for in full!

Me: Got a while. I'll find something. Lost faith in Honda. You really have no idea how upset I am. I really thought I would be taken care of. Boy was I wrong.

Him: I'm sorry you feel that way, but it isn't right to blame a set of tires on Honda. Those are the safest tires for an SUV and Hondas are the safest cars on the road.

That was the conversation beginning to end. I am still so upset that I am near the "going postal" point. There is no doubt in my mind that if there was genuine concern for safety from Honda instead of cutting corners for better profits they would not be putting tires on their CRVs that obviously have a problem that could in the end cause serious safety issues that they will have to deal with later. I am sure I am not the only person driving a dangerous car with no knowledge of the problem.

- , Goreville, IL, USA

problem #7

Jul 282010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,500 miles

I have had this car for 2 years. I really like the car, but am very disappointed that the Bridgestone tires need replacement after only 25,000 miles. I know people with other brands of SUV's who are not experiencing this problem. I have not yet contacted my dealer, but plan to do that later today. As with other people who have complained about this issue, I have kept the tires rotated and balanced. If anyone has found a type of tire that wears better, please post the brand and model.

- , Dubuque, IA, USA

problem #6

Mar 132010

CR-V CR-V 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,427 miles

The problem was reported to a dealer but no solution was offered.What a Shiiiiiiiiiit!

- , Cotabato City, Maguindanao, Philippines

problem #5

Jan 282010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles

Premature tire ware appears to be the hidden gotcha in the 2008 CRV. It is common knowledge that this problems exists yet Honda has chosen to ignore it. When will these big companies return to a period of integrity and quality in the manufacturing of their products. I won't hold my breath waiting for any kind of change.

- , Albany, NY, USA

problem #4

Dec 152009


  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,500 miles


22,500 miles and I'm told the tires need to be replaced. Dealer offered 1 free tire. Called the home office(American Honda) and complained. They were less than helpful and full of bullshit. He had the nerve to say that 22,000 miles was not abnormal for tire tread wear. The gall. The home office had the nerve to say that "They didn't sell me the car, the dealership sold me the car". Technically true, morally FALSE. After my complaint was "Noted" I hung up and found that the tire was normally warranted for 65,000 miles. Went back to the dealership and they offered me 1 tire courtesy of the dealership, 1 tire courtesy of the corporate office and I would pay for one tire. Lesson Learned. Buying truly American next time. If you have a spare minute and have had the same issue call 1-800-999-1009 and give them an earful.

- , Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #3

Oct 132009

CR-V LX 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles

I had my Honda CR-V at local PA State Inspection garage for annual safety and emission inspection. Our CR-V has Bridgestone Dueler H/T 470 tires from Honda factory. At 15,000 miles front tires have only 3/32" and rears 4/32" of tread left. Tires barely passed state inspection and will have to be replaced SOON! Tires have been rotated twice and are due again, pressure has been maintained at correct levels, all treadwear is even. I called the local Bridgestone Dealer and was informed that Bridgestone Dueler H/T 470 have 0 mile treadwear warranty. How is that possible? Why would anyone build or buy a tire that is not a tire; after all is not a tire's function to travel miles one revolution at a time? When I was a kid in the 1960's I was able to comparable mileage from recapped/recycled tires. No more Bridgestones for me and perhaps this will be my only Honda. Planned obsolescence in my opinion is a crime against humanity given the dwindling resources of the planet and the fragility of our atmosphere. It has to be just as taxing on the enviroment to build a throwaway tire as it is to build a durable long-lasting one. All humanity deserves better. The CR-V has otherwise functioned flawlessly.

- , Greenville, PA, US

problem #2

Apr 012009


  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles

I recently purchase the Honda CRV in January of 2009. I put a lot of mile on i such a short time but that should not mean the tires should wear prematurely. I know have 11000 miles on the car and Honda will not cover the tires. The dealer told me when i bought the car that there was premature wear and that the tires would be replaced and now that the tires are wore they will do nothing about it. This is the most ridiculous thing i have ever seen. If you purchase a new CRV make sure they put new tires on it that do not come factory when you purchase it. I will never by a Honda again. not pleased at all.

- , Tunkhannock, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 282009

CR-V EX 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles

I can't believe a one year old car would start having stability and handling issues and I am told the tires are wore out-What a piece of junk. Do not buy a Honda with Continental tires on it

- , Hudsonville, MI, USA

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