pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,286 miles

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2013 Honda CR-V lights problems

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2013 Honda CR-V Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Jul 312013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 9,075 miles


When entering a highway on-ramp in making the turn all doors were suddenly unlocked and the front courtesy lights in the passenger compartment came on. This has now happened about 10 times when cornering.

- Kearneysville , WV, USA

problem #6

Jul 062013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 200 miles
The headlights are atrocious, especially on high beam. There are dark spots all over the road, in the center of the road, and the road cannot be clearly seen. It is a safety hazard. I live in Utah and traveling at night, the high beam headlights are so bad I could not see a deer or other wildlife if it were directly in front of me on the road. The low beams are almost just as bad. The road is not illuminated in a safe manner. This is a universal complaint (especially on the internet) and I cannot understand why the NHTSA has not looked into this. Unless on a well-lit street, the headlights are useless. The CR-V should be immediately recalled and Honda should be required to remedy this situation asap. Moreover, why do the Cr-vs sold in europe have projector-type headlights and those sold in the us are the worst headlights ever. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Midvale, UT, USA

problem #5

Jul 102013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 120 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that the low beam headlights were not bright enough to see while driving at night. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for an inspection. The failure was not reported to the manufacturer. The failure and current mileage was 120. The consumer stated the low beams were inadequate to drive safely at night. The high beams must be used to see the road in normal night driving conditions. Updated 07/30/13

- Alexandria , VA, USA

problem #4

Jun 062013


  • miles


I purchased a new Honda 2013 CRV. I did test drive the car during the day. I was very surprised that at night in order to drive safely I have to use my high beams 8 out of ten times. If I have the exterior lighting set to auto the high beams come on automatically. I have rarely if ever used the high beams on my older car that I traded in. Honda needs to fix the exterior lighting on the CRV. I can not continually drive with my high beams on.

- Saint Clair Shores, MI, USA

problem #3

Jun 042013

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
My wife has a 2013 Honda CRV and is having a problem with the headlights. When she goes from low to high beams you loose most of the foreground illumination. On a dark road, when you need as much light as possible, this creates a very scary effect. There is without question a safety flaw with the headlight system. I brought the car back to the dealer but they couldn't help. I had them document on the slip that customer was not satisfied with headlight system. In my opinion, it's only a matter of time before someone is killed because of this problem. I called Honda corporate last week and was provided with a case number and someone is supposed to call me back. With all the chatter on the internet regarding this issue, I'm sure they are aware of the problem. Hopefully, they will indicate exactly when this dangerous flaw in the 2013 Honda CRV will be properly corrected. As of today, Honda has not responded.

- Southwick, MA, USA

problem #2

Dec 272012


  • 30 miles
It is not safe to drive at night! I have purchased a 2013 Honda CRV ex AWD in December 2012. I test drove my car and purchased it around 12 noon so that is why I did not get a chance to test the head lights. Unfortunately, they give you a very poor visibility, especially, it's high beams are even worst than the low beams. When you drive at night you don't feel safe and must use your fog lights!!!! it is sad but true... I hope that Honda will notice the problem and replace those terrible head lights.

- Mclean, VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 202012


  • 400 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Honda CR-V. while driving approximately 25 mph, the contact noticed that the headlights were extremely dim and were not pointing toward the road. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician was unable to diagnose or repair the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 400.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

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