Notes: 2011 Honda CR-V owners are reporting problems where the engine revs when braking.

Our data is showing early signs of a defect trend, so that's why we've flagged the 2011 CR-V with our "Beware of the Clunker" rating. Time will tell whether this continues to be a problem, & if so, whether Honda will be able to identify the problem & fix it.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,212 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2011 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 292016


  • 60,000 miles


Takata recall. I took my vehicle in to have the airbag replaced and the day I got on it back, 29jun16, the ABS/vsa system had shutdown on me. I took it back to the dealership immediately and wasn't able to get it taken care of since the technicians were gone. Two days later they were able to take a look at it and they said it seems to be a faulty sensor or wiring issue. After having the sensor replaced the system still shutdown on me. As of yesterday, and several trips to the dealership, they determined that the vsa module had failed. I did some research and discovered that vsa module failure has occurred before that led up to a lawsuit and recall on vsa modules. I don't believe I'm the only one out there still having vsa module failure issues. Is this still a problem you guys are getting complaints about" is there any information you guys can provide to me regarding this matter" I've already notified Honda of usa about this and am now notifying you guys of the problem. The system has shutdown on me at random. Sometimes it happens when I first start the car up and it's still in park and other times it has happened while driving down city streets and highways whether I'm braking or not.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #4

Jun 172016


  • 4,560 miles
TPMS system on a number of occasions the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)has faulted out while driving on the highway. Each time the fault resulted in the traction control system turning on with no way of turning it off which essentially means you are in all wheel drive mode even on the highway. I brought it in to the dealer who basically said that the problem is due to the TPMS system faulting out due to radio frequency interference caused by a cell phone charger cord plugged into 12V accessory outlets in the front of the vehicle when the car is driven more than 49 mph for over 20 minutes. The radio interference affects most Honda cars. Honda warranty does not cover the cost to reset the TPMS system.

- Brockton, MA, USA

problem #3

Apr 172016


  • 54,000 miles
Back in October 2015, my husband was driving me to the airport at 5 am. As we approached to turn onto the highway, the power steering died and the electrical system turned off. We were stuck in the middle of a dangerous intersection with no way to fix the car. We could not shift the car into neutral to push it off the road. The police came and some good samaritans. Someone found a way to manually pop something off to force the car to shift and that's how we got the vehicle off the road. I had my 3 year old son with me at the time too. It was an incredibly dangerous situation. While I was away, the mechanic shop looked at my car and said it was the computer. They said it was like a 2K fix. We had it towed to the millenium Honda because that's the dealership of purchase. Millenium Honda fixed it and said it was the ignition fuse. Now it's April and out of normal use (my car is 2011 and only 54K mile), the car won't start. It was fully functioning the night before and nothing was left on. Stationary in the driveway, it would not start. It's not the battery because that was changed in March. No sound when you turn the key. Nothing was left on. Today, waiting for dealership to come to a conclusive resolution to the situation. This has shaken my belief in the reliability of my car. Whether it's a computer problem or whatever, it is putting my family and I in danger if it does not function properly. Power steering or electrical failure is not ok. It could have happened on the road. What then? first incident 10/31/15 and now this one 4/17/16.

- East Meadow, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 302012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
I was pulling out of parking spot in reverse in a crowded movie theater parking lot when my 2011 Honda CR-V accelerated at full speed into the cement pole behind me. Confused, I put the car in 'drive' to pull myself away from the pole, when the car once again accelerated at full speed forward toward the spot I was original in hitting and continually pushing a parked mini-van, which in turn pushed and kept pushing the parked car next to it. In an attempt to stop the car, I put the car in reverse and once again went in reverse, crashing into the same cement pole. Despite the fact that I bore down on the brakes repeatedly, the car did not stop until I put the car in 'park". immediately thereafter, I turned the car off. This all occurred in seconds and was terrifying...I had no control of the vehicle. Witnesses in the movie theater parking lot were stopped in their tracks hearing the loud roar of the engine.

- Staten Island , NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 302011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 22,500 miles
The low tire pressure sensor comes every month or two sine November 2011. I purchased the vehicle new in January 2011. I have taken it to the Honda dealer at least 5 times and get different reasons such as tire pressure is low, tire was repaired due to a nail, we couldn't find nothing wrong and we just reset it, and since you were driving in cold temperatures the light has a tendency to one. However, I took the car in just to weeks ago and was told that the tire pressures were low and somebody at work must have been deflating my tires which I find burden. Three days after this reset the light came on again. It just seem that they aren't willing to check the problem out thoroughly because I have 32kplus miles. I M willing to file a class action if possible.

- Fresno, TX, USA

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