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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,250 miles

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2009 Honda CR-V engine problems

engine problem

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2009 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 282010


  • 6,400 miles


While stopping or stopped for traffic light(s), with foot on brake, engine revved up to 2K RPM without any action on my part. When light changed, and brake was released, acceleration and car performance became normal again. This has happened three separate times in the past six weeks. In addition, turning the A/C off or on had no effect on engine RPM. Note: During the anomaly, if transmission was moved from D to N, engine would rev up to 5K RPM, and would drop back to 2K RPM when transmission put back into D all this happened with foot still on the brake. For the record: Car was taken to Honda dealer twice for this anomaly, the memory dumped, and no data found. Honda claims there is nothing wrong with the car.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 052009


  • 100 miles
Brand new 2009 Honda CR-V manufactured 12/08, purchased 12/27/08. Brought in today for fog light installation. Service tech found that the oil pan is leaking! approx 100 miles on the vehicle. This should not be happening with a brand new vehicle. Service must keep the car another 24 hours for repair. Can't tell me how this happened. Will replace seal.

- Pine Beach, NJ, USA

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