really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,900 miles

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2012 Honda CR-V seat belts / air bags problems

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2012 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #10

Aug 162016

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles


I have a 2012 Honda CRV - VIN: [xxx], with just a few miles over 40,000 my airbag light has been on for several days. Today, I took it to have the diagnostic ran on it. The following error codes came up: 71-21: "short in the passengers front airbag off switch" 43-22: "no signal from the left side impact sensor (first)" B2-11: "no signal from the rear safing sensor" although, there doesn't appear to be any recalls, in this particular model of my Honda CRV, there obviously are issues with the airbag system. What steps do I need to take to resolve this matter? I have not received any kind of recalls, nor have I been able to find results, when searching for recalls. Please advise at your earliest convenience. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Gray, TN, USA

problem #9

Aug 052016


  • miles
My air bag light is on. Unsure what it means, but after doing some research, it appears I may have a malfunction" I do not see any recalls for the 2012 Honda CRV though. Should I report this to my dealer and/or are there any recalls, that I am not aware of"

- Gray, TN, USA

problem #8

Mar 222016


  • miles
On Friday, March 18, 2016, I received a safety recall letter from Honda automobile division, american Honda motor co., Inc. Regarding a defect pertaining to my 2011 Honda CR-V. on Monday, March 21, 2016, I initially contacted my local Honda dealer (Honda of nanuet) where I purchased the vehicle. The manager, dominick informed me that the part to correct the defect would not be available for replacement until late summer 2016. He offered me the option of either bringing my car to be stored at the dealership or storing it at my home until the part becomes available. He further informed me that Honda of nanuet would accommodate me with a rental from avis in nanuet, New York. I would only be able to chose from the available compact vehicles on the lot at the time they arrange for the rental. I advised dominick that I have a temporary handicapped parking permit due to knee problems I have. I inquired about renting a vehicle similar to the CR-V however dominick informed me that I would have to pay an additional $15 per day. I then contacted my insurance company who advised me that my policy will not cover this long term rental, that it is the dealerships responsibility. I then contacted dominick to discuss the insurance issue and he advised me that Honda would not be covering the cost of insurance and furthermore, I should leave my car at home as opposed to bringing it to the dealer to store. I am unclear why a recall issued by Honda would cost me money and inconvenience. I would like know my rights with regard to such a recall.

- Nanuet, NY, USA

problem #7

Sep 252015


  • 46,000 miles


I was stopped in traffic about 10 feet behind a vehicle and rear ended by a car going at least 40 - 50 mph. The crash caused my car to be pushed into the car in front of me. There was a small amount of damage to the front of my car, but there was extensive damage to the rear of my car, pushing the back seats into the front. My car was totaled. Not one airbag deployed, the drivers seat broke and my seatbelt did not restrain me after the initial impact causing me to be thrown into the passenger seat and knocking me out. There were no passengers in my car.

- Mount Pleasant, SC, USA

problem #6

May 282015


  • 14,268 miles
When pulling into a parking spot in a parking structure, as I prepared to stop, the automobile, I think, inexplicably accelerated, crashing into the concrete barrier wall. The airbag deployed. To sum up, I think that my car accelerated by itself.

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 082015

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
While driving southbound on the far right lane of the NY state thruway the evening of Jan 8, 2015, I lost control of my Honda CRV on black ice that was caused by a water main break with a temperature outside of about 20 degrees F. the car skidded into the middle lane where it was lit in the rear by a tractor trailer resulting in the car doing a complete 360 into the far left lane where the front end hit a pick up truck. The damage to rear and front the vehicle was extreme. My compliant is that the only air bags that deployed were the driver's side and curtain bags. None of the front air bags deployed. I know that Honda has had issues with air bag recalls, but I had verified directly with Honda that my vehicle was not one of those subject to a recall. I think this incident warrants some type of investigation into why the air bags did not deploy.

- New Milford, CT, USA

problem #4

Sep 012014


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Honda CR-V. while driving 55 mph, a deer ran out in front of the contact's vehicle. The contact crashed into the deer. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained minor injuries that did not require medical attention. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was driven to the contact's residence. The vehicle was taken to an independent body shop where it was repaired. The dealer was contacted. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000. The VIN was not available.

- Cushing, TX, USA

problem #3

Feb 152014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
I turned left with the right-of-way at a stop light. Oncoming car failed to break, ran a red, and hit front passenger side wheel well, on-coming between 40 and 45 mph. Front and passenger side airbags deployed, driver side did not. Upon collision, I jolted forward and after we stopped moving, I noticed that the male buckle was no longer connected to the female buckle in my (driver-side) apparatus. I consider myself very lucky that I wasn't hurt, and am not under the impression that the belt is designed to operate that way.

- Dover, NH, USA

problem #2

Oct 212012


  • 1,500 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while traveling 55 mph the vehicle collided with a deer and the drivers air bag and passenger side air bags failed to deploy. No injuries were reported. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages was 1,500.

- London, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 172012

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 3,231 miles
My wife who was driving our Honda CRV 2012 had an accident on the freeway off ramp. When the car in front of her ran over some wire that was left on the road, the driver made a sudden stop. My wife was unable to stop in time and hit the vehicle with our Honda. There was considerable damage on both cars. Since the airbags did not deploy and the safety belt in our 2012 Honda CRV did not restrain my wife from hitting the steering wheel, she was seriously hurt. I hope other owners of the Honda CRV 2012 do not have this type of situation happen to them.

- Whittier, CA, USA

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