2014 Honda CR-V engine problems: delayed acceleration / hesitation

Delayed Acceleration / Hesitation

2014 Honda CR-V (Page 2 of 2)

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Honda dealer.

CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2014 Honda CR-V has a trend of engine hesitation when accelerating.

Honda has tried to fix this delayed acceleration with a software update, but many owners report it didn't fix the problem.

This defect trend is not quite bad enough yet for us to slap on the "Beware of the Clunker" seal. But it's a concern & definitely something to keep in mind for a test drive.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
12,500 miles
Total Complaints:
26 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (25 reports)
  2. only use right foot for braking (1 reports)
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2014 Honda CR-V Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Sep 022014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 110 miles


Bought the CR-V on 8/30/14. 2014 model.

Thought I was nuts but it has done this at least 20+ times.

Took it to the dealer, told them. Figured with all the new wonder technology, it would be as simple as plugging it into the computer and seeing all the diagnostics on a screen.

Nope, they said they found nothing.

Did it today on a "right turn on red." Lucky there was some distance between me and an on coming car...

This is VERY annoying, dangerous and unacceptable for a new car. Have driven it only 1600 miles.

Will go back to dealer and show them other complaints about same issue I have.

Thanks for all of you posting your message/problem. At least I feel like it's a real problem now.

- Gary H., Hoffman Estates, IL, US

problem #5

Oct 072014

CR-V EX-L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,908 miles

2014 Honda CRV AWD. SEVERE AND DANGEROUS LACK OF ACCELERATION WHEN STARTING FROM A STOP. - When stopped at a light or stop sign, there is a random and complete lack of acceleration. The car starts going forward at like 2 mph, idle speed. So you are now crawling through an intersection and unable to speed up to drive normally. IT'S VERY DANGEROUS.

- Car only has 2000 miles now. The problem has happened at least 4 times. Been to dealer who tries their best to resolve. They first adjusted the Brake Relay Switch. Next time, dealer contacted Honda Techline for assistance. Then they replaced Brake Relay Switch. Problem continued to occur at Random. They adjusted Brake Relay Switch on 3rd visit. (Being told Brake Relay is not feeding info to car computer accurately. Car thinks brakes are on and computer is not letting engine accept acceleration.)

Other problem maybe related. Sometimes park and exit car. Brake lights remain on.

I saw three other complaints on this site for new 2014 CRV's for this acceleration issue. If you have any information, please email me and the following email: hondacrvaccelerationproblem@gmail.com

Thank you!

- alanfin, Westwood, NJ, US

problem #4

Aug 282014

CR-V LX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 260 miles

CR-V hesitates when starting up from stop. This has happened several times when pulling into traffic. This could be very dangerous.

- hornbac, Concord, NC, US

problem #3

Jul 142014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles


Car stalls after slowing to make a turn and then when accelerating again. intermittent. currently getting the run around from dealer. bought this car in july 2014 so that we could travel with confidence in the car but it now has 3500 miles and are afraid to drive it.

- obbeth51, Linton, IN, US

problem #2

Jul 012014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles

At a stop sign, or traveling around a corner at less than 10 MPH, stepping on the gas, mild to mid pressure, car fails to respond at all for a second or two. The car has less than 2K miles and the problem is very intermittent having occurred about 10 times. I'm preparing to take it into the dealer.

Suspects: Maybe it has something to do with my consistency running in ECO (economy mode)? Or, perhaps there is a computer module failure?

- reh1960, Pasadena, CA, US

problem #1

Nov 082014

CR-V EX-L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles

Description of reoccurring problem that happens randomly:

Driving and had to brake to slow for traffic. When took foot off brake and gave it gas, there was no power, even flooring it, the RPM stayed low between 1000 and 2000 RPM and max speed of about 17mph. Repeatedly pumped gas pedal to accelerate and nothing happened. Took foot of gas and car came to a quick stop. It seems the brakes were still engaged.

Stepped on gas and could only roll forward at a very slow speed. Low RPM. Finally got to the corner and was at a stop sign. Sat at stop sign waiting to go as cross traffic did not have a stop sign. When traffic cleared, car accelerated normally. The brakes were no longer engaged.

Going back to dealer for 4th visit. Honda has replaced Brake Relay Switch previously. They tell me that switch is telling the computer that the brake pedal is still being pressed when it really isn't. So brakes are still engaged and the computer will not let the car accept the acceleration when stepping on gas.

If any of the others having this acceleration problem got it resolved. Please let me know.

email me at - hondacrvaccerationproblem@gmail.com

- alanfin, Westwood, NJ, US

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