Notes: While the 2009 CR-V still came equipped with tires that wear out faster than my Grandpa after a turkey dinner, Honda did address an electrical problem with the door locks that plagued owners of previous model years.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,750 miles

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2009 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 022015


  • 68,000 miles


While driving in the rain the wipers were on delay and turned on completely by themselves. I tried to turn them off and they would not turn off. I turned them back to delay and eventually, they started to operate correctly. The incident re-occurs from time to time.

- Netcong, NJ, USA

problem #3

Mar 202015

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
Drove about 30 miles in rainy weather with the wipers working perfectly fine at a steady speed, when suddenly I noticed that the wipers were sluggish. Then the wipers stopped working completely while it was raining and I was on the highway. I tried to get them to work but they wouldn't budge. The rear wiper was still working. I panicked as I thought I may have engine problems. I headed for the nearest exit. When I took it to the dealer for service check, they said that the wiper motor needed to be replaced. Defective wipers are a safety hazard as my visibility was impaired without the use of functioning wipers. Honda should pay for this repair as it is very costly over $500.

- Spring Hill, TN, USA

problem #2

Jan 182013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
Windshield washer fluid to front windshield froze, outside temp in teens to twenties. Able to defrost by pouring hot water on nozzles but refreezes within minutes at highway speed. Washer fluid rated to -20 being used. Occurs even with alcohol added to fluid. Dangerous problem in wintry areas!!

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 012009

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 3,000 miles
Ice build up on the windshield of the passenger side occurs whenever there is snow or freezing rain. This has been a constant problem since the car was new. Even with the defroster on the highest setting this occurs. I bought an AWD vehicle as I live in Vermont so expected a defroster that would perform under freezing conditions. While driving on snow or ice, the ice build up on the windshield affects visibility so greatly that I have to stop driving and try to break up ice on the windshield and wipers. This is not safe to do during bad weather.

- Charlotte, VT, USA

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