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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,298 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2011 Honda CR-V steering problems

steering problem

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2011 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 152012


  • 19,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the steering wheel began vibrating excessively. The traction also diminished when the contact was driving over a wet surface. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the dealer for diagnosis. The mechanic stated that the tires had worn unevenly due to a vehicle failure. The dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The technician suggested replacing the tires. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 19,000.

- Fort Gratiot, MI, USA

problem #3

Jan 102012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 19,624 miles
2011 Honda CRV 4X4 was going at 52 mph and trying to brake and steering wheel was shaking really bad. Also when driving at 65+ mph this car steering really shakes badly. -complaint it to Honda motor / dealer where car was purchased but no real help from anyone to fix the problem. - all 4-tires are worn un-evenly at 19000 miles - dealer / Honda motor is not willing to response back or send us email back to acknowledge our complaint about the tires. - they are saying that this is not their problem, I should be complaining to the tire company.

- Fort Gratiot, MI, USA

problem #2

Mar 152011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 300 miles
With 28,000 miles now on our 2011 CRV that we bought new all 4 tires were worn out with 13,550 miles on them, and had always had a very slight front end bump. After replacing all 4 tires the bump was so bad we went straight back to the tire dealer and tire pressure and balance was rechecked and was fine the tires are Firestone. At 100 miles on the tires we went back and had the tires rechecked and rotated with no improvement in the bump. The Honda dealership could only say the original tires were a very soft compound as the new ones are a better tire and does not ride as soft. This dealership has since changed owners and there is no record of them checking the car. He CRV exl now has 25000 miles and tires are wearing great but still have the bump.

- Sophia, WV, USA

problem #1

Feb 152011

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 2,266 miles
After making a right turn the car pulls to the right, Honda calls this memory steering but in bad weather the front has a loss of traction. Vibration starting around 60mph. Tires were change, front end aligned but the vibration still remains. Feels like a shaft problems. A complaint is file with the BBB.

- Thornville, OH, USA

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