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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,000 miles

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2009 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #3

May 102016


  • miles


Going speed and car almost stutters, feels like looses power, RPM's raise when given gas but car will not increase speed, continues to slow down until vsa light comes on. On other occasions the car abrutly stops, feeling like the brakes lock up once again, until the vsa light comes on. I have read multi post from CRV owners having this same issue as well as a post about a class act law suit already involving Honda for the vehicle stability alert system.

- Wichita Falls, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 162009

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
2009 Honda CRV. Consumer states problem with vsa system the consumer stated the dealer replaced the brake switch and vsa modulator. However, the light illuminated again. The dealer stated the problem was due to the type of gas the consumer was putting in the vehicle. The dealer stated the vehicle was performing as designed. However, the consumer stated the vsa light continued to illuminate. Also, the vehicle would loose power and the accelerator pedal would not respond. Also, there was a vibration coming from the steering wheel as well, as the front tires. Updated 04/09/13 the consumer stated the first repair occurred on December 16, 2009. The dealer replaced the brake switch, and the brake modulator, the vsa light continued to illuminate. American Honda's response was the vehicle was performing as designed. The consumer continued to have problems with the vsa light illuminating while driving down the freeway. Updated 04/15/13

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 112010


  • 6,000 miles
While driving on the nys thruway southbound on a clear, dry day, we were about to exit onto exit 13N when a speeding sedan cut us off before we could exit and we had to steer the vehicle back onto the thruway. The 2009 Honda CR-V went out-of-control and we weaved over 3 lanes of traffic and hit the cement median, bounced off and hit it again. The vehicle was totaled. In addition, the passenger front safety bags partially deployed and side bags did not deploy at all. My husband and I were ambulanced to the emergency room. I suffered numerous bruising and abrasions to the chest. He suffered massive bruising and 4 broken ribs. There is definitely a steering issue with the 2009 Honda CR-V and should not be rated a safe vehicle. We had previously leased a 2006 and had no issues with that model.

- Nanuet, NY, USA

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