really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,270 miles

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2010 Honda CR-V drivetrain problems

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2010 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #15

Nov 102010


  • 500 miles


The vehicle was purchased new Honda CR-V 2010 and has been services throught same place purchased since day one. The complaint of a "metal noise" dropping when reversing. I have replaced the tires, brakes, calipers, drums and rotars as they siezed, wore unevenly and "oxidized(?). I have been told the tires have an impression on them as the vehicle must have been not used for a period of time. The care is used daily. Some excused provided have been amazing. Main point is that the transmission/metal noise continued while I drove the car or when my cousin was going to use it (but declined when he heard the noise) when the care goes in for servicing "noise could not be duplicated" I would leave and get home unstatisfied and due to responsibilities in life make it difficult to just go right back out to resolve the issue. It got to the point that I would take the vehicle out for test ride. Finally when I duplicated the noise. Repeatedly/annually complained and was not found until having the vehicle for over a month (gsh did provide loaner) I have returned to the service center since the car has been there, but continued to leave my car there. Now they want me to pay the deductible ($100) an additional fee for new transmission of $1510. This is a problem I had documented on every service since I purchased the vehicle.. when in reverse and proceed to reverse the metalic noise drops but the car still goes in motion. There were two times it did it in drive. Every service visit was routine and sceduled; recommended services were done on the spot, not when I would return for next oil change.. I am just disheartened and saddened that they have taken advantage of this female customer.... I have been made to feel that this would not have happen to a male customer.

- Yonker, NY, USA

problem #14

Oct 102010


  • 12 miles
I purchased and always serviced my 2010 CR-V with garden state Honda and they have service documentation from as early as November 2010 regarding a complainants a metal noise ¿dropping¿ in through under my vehicle purchased in 2010 as early as Nov 2010 and continuing every year to follow up to this present date. Now it has been ¿discovered¿ to be an internal issue with the transmission. I am starting to take it personally that being a woman I know nothing about cars and that any funny noise is just something a woman would say. However, it is a fact that there have been several issues not address with my car until the warrantee ended and the extended warrantee is also coming to a close. Over my ownership of this vehicle, other complainants mentioned I have made prior to the five year warrantee were not detected, but now have surfaced after the warrantee ended. I purchased the 2010 CRV with the agreement of making bi-weekly payments and having the warrantee extended. My most recent service; complainant of noises seemed that has gone unfounded or could not reproduce the noise/problem was finally found after I return to retrieve my vehicle for a third time and after paying a service bill of nearly $700 on the first return. After taking it on a road test, the problem existed and my car now pulled to the right. The car remained and when I returned to get my vehicle as no issue could be found and they ¿gave me a free alignment¿. technician, ¿izzy¿ and myself did road test & duplicated the noise again (existing since 2010)¿ duplicating it mulitiple times; now find out an internal issue with the transmission exists. Previously, Honda of white plains did oil change & said to return to gsh as rear brakes were seizing. That was fixed after two service trips to gsh. Mr. Timothy mahon (rip) heard it but I guess dead men can tell no tales.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

problem #13

Apr 142016


  • 70,000 miles
During a repair of a recall (sticky piston, oil consumption), Honda noticed the camshaft was severely deteriorated. The car was stationary during repair.

- Maple Grove, MN, USA

problem #12

Feb 032015


  • 55,000 miles


The Honda CRV 2010, I have had issues where the AWD has not kicked in and the car has gone into slids and oversteer where it did not stablize the car from sliding. Going about 10 mph and the car slid in the snow, the tires were good and it seems the AWD is not working properly. In europe Honda issued a software upgrade for this issue but blatentley refuses to issue the proper software upgrade for the AWD system for this car. Here is the link a https://www.carthrottle.com/post/attention-all-Honda-owners-your-4X4-CRV-might-not-be-A-4X4-after-all/ after this posting Honda issued and update for europe but not the us. Honda is putting drivers lives at risk by not updating the AWD system for not only Honda CRV 2010 models but all future models. The AWD system has failed on multiple occasions.

- Painesville, OH, USA

problem #11

Sep 172012


  • 45,000 miles
CR-V 2010 excessive oil consumption. Bought the car new. My husband drives the car to work every day for an hour. We start hearing a cranking noise coming form the engine in the cold mornings. We follow recommendations on oil changes and use synthetic oil. I check the oil regularly and add some when it needs it. I was amaze at how much oil it burn. I have had problems with excessive oil use and check engine light on two (2) dealerships recommended to replace timing belt timing chain tension and cam shaft. 62,000 miles car was driving very bad so I did the repairs $ $1,212.40. The dealership is telling me that's "normal". I have a mini van Toyota with 273,000 miles never chance the timing belt/chain still running. Honda of America saying that burning a quart of oil every 1,000 miles is normal. That is unethical. I have done the 1,000 mile oil consumption tests when I went to the dealership and they said that my CRV can burn up to a quart of oil every 1,000 miles and is nothing that they can help me. Now the car start smelling oil and gas when I check the oil level. They send a letter but Honda is not willing to do the repairs.

- Lebanon, NJ, USA

problem #10

May 122010


  • 450 miles
My car engine stalled mostly in ther morning at 50 mph or above. It lasts about a few minutes, and disappears. It happens in the afternoon again. It seems that engine speed and transmission are mismatched. I reported this several times after I purchsed it; dealers updated softwares under factory warantees. The problem has not been fixed. My car has now about 32,000 milies. I am not sure if this has anything to do with the recent recall on engine oil ring problem.

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #9

Sep 212015


  • 75,000 miles


The vehicle makes a straining sound, as if it were in first gear while driving. The steering makes a loud noise when turning in either direction. I had dealer check it and was told the hydraulic fluid pump needs to be replaced, fluid appears to be leaking.

- Kingston, NY, USA

problem #8

Sep 282015


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Honda CR-V. while driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle decelerated and suddenly accelerated up to 80 mph independently. The brake pedal was depressed and failed to respond. The contact was able to avoid an accident. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure and the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 11V395000 (power train). The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #7

Feb 202015

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 60,802 miles
Vehicle was rear-ended by a faster vehicle. The impact forced the transmission into "park, " which automatically locked the doors, trapping any occupants. Had there been a fire or water submergence situation, there could be unnecessary injury or even death. Vehicle door locks need to be re-designed to let occupants escape in an emergency.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 012010

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 1,200 miles
Engine or transmittion begines to stall in the morning when driving at 50 mph or higher on highway. It does not happen in the afteroon. I tried to warm up the vehicle for 5 mins before driving, but the simpton remains the same. The software upgrade was done by dealers a couple of times, but the problem continues.

- Lextington, SC, USA

problem #5

Apr 042012


  • 5,600 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Honda CR-V. the contact was driving 15 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer advised the contact that the VIN failed to qualify for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number:11V395000 (power train:automatic transmission:control module -tcm, PCM). The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 5,600 and the current mileage was 5,624.

- Kapaa, HI, USA

problem #4

Dec 012011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
Gears began to crunch and the car began to shake. Slowed down at a light and lost the power steering. Pulled over and the engine stalled. Could not re-start for 10 minutes. Engine then re-started, traveled approx. 10 meters and stalled. Re-started again - no further problems. 2 similar occurrences, 2 months apart. For the first event, the car went off the road. On each occasion the dealership stated they had checked everything and there was nothing wrong with the car. Took it for a second opinion. Dealership had not checked recall 11-001 (January, 2011). They checked it, but again found no issue.

- Shippensburg, PA, USA

problem #3

Jun 012010

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
Acceleration is still sluggish after updates. Problem with engine is not fixed as it is probably a poor design. Updates made the situation better. It ran best after the updates. First had problems before it was a year old.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #2

Aug 012011


  • miles
Transmission constantly hesitates to downshift when more power is required, even if I press accelerator all of way to the floor. Many time it places me in dangerous situation, particularly while merging on the highway.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 182010


  • 2,485 miles
My 2010 Honda CRV rolls back while on an incline in drive. Dealership says that is customary with the Honda. It rolls back and will only stop when you press the accelerator.

- Silverspring, MD, USA

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