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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
12 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,551 miles

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2014 Honda CR-V Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #33

Dec 112019

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,948 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2014 Honda CR-V. while the vehicle was in the park position, the gear was placed into drive and the vehicle began to rev up approximately four times. The contact placed the vehicle back into the park position and turned off the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to antrim way Honda (located at 200 S antrim way, greencastle, pa 17225, 877-870-8241), but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 42,948.

- Hagerstown, MD, USA

problem #32

Oct 262019

CR-V

  • 49,200 miles
My Honda CR-V suddenly accelerated without my pedal input while I was turning at about 5 mph in the parking lot of an outdoor shopping plaza and looking for a parking space. My vehicle accelerated up to 18 mph before colliding with two parked cars, leading to moderate front-end damage of my vehicle. Dashcam video available at https://youtu.be/T1sxheze74S

- San Bruno, CA, USA

problem #31

Aug 142018

CR-V

  • miles
Bought the car from Honda dealership in August of 2018. Second I drove it off the lot vehicle started to have a vibration from the front end of the car. I brought it back 4 days later because of the vibration and burning smell when I pressed on the brakes. I had to get a new axel replaced on the car. After I had to return car again a week later for the exact same vibrations. Yet since then the car still shakes, after bringing it to numerous mechanics the car still shakes. I just brought it back again to the dealership to see again why exactly it is still shaking. I had to get a new differentia for the rear of the vehicle, and that didn't work. I returned it again a week later for fluid and transmission fluid to see if that will work and still persists to shake.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

problem #30

Sep 032019

CR-V

  • 34,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I experienced sudden unintended acceleration of the engine twice over a 3 month period. After driving for approximate 140 milles I pulled into a parking area. After the car stopped the engine immediately reved up to over 3000 RPM. I immediately put the car in neutral and turned off the key. The second time this happened the conditions were similar with the engine reving up to approximately 5000 RPM. In both cases the engine reved up after car was stopped at the end of a long continuous drive. At the end of these events I looked down and verified that my foot was definitely on the brake. After the first event I had the vehicle checked by a reliable mechanic and nothing unusual was found.

- Huntingdon Valley, PA, USA

problem #29

Apr 122019

CR-V

  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Honda CR-V. while parking the vehicle with the brake pedal depressed, it independently accelerated. The contact lost control of the vehicle and it crashed into the wall of a restaurant. The driver's and front passenger air bags deployed. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed. The dealer and manufacturer were not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. Police report number: [xxx] was filed. The approximate failure mileage was 56,000. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #28

Nov 032018

CR-V

  • 34,000 miles
Car hesitates and then may surge on acceleration, especially from full stop, rolling stop, or low speed, as in highway merging. I suspect the transmission. It is intermittent, at least several times/week from 2017-2018.

- Turnersville, NJ, USA

problem #27

Jun 302018

CR-V

  • 20,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Entering a parking space at a local cvs the car self accelerated to a very high speed. The car charged forward. The brakes could not stop the car until it slammed into 2 parked cars on the other side of the store entrance.also, the safety bags did not open. The car was like a raging bull. The car went over 1 parking block crossing over the front of the store, over another block before stopping.. the accelerator went berserk without any foot on the gas pedal. I am unable to scan any reports electronially

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #26

Sep 132017

CR-V

  • 410,000 miles
I was pulling into my parking space at work at about 5 miles an hour. I applied the brake and suddenly accelerated at a high rate of speed into the brick wall of the building about 10 feet away. Front end damage to the car and damage to the building. This is the 2nd time I have had sudden acceleration. The first time I was preparing to pull into a parking space but I was further away from the building. I stomped on the brakes repeatedly and was able to stop just before hitting anything.

- Dublin, OH, USA

problem #25

Sep 072017

CR-V

  • miles
Car hesitates and then may surge on acceleration, especially from full stop, rolling stop, or low speed, as in highway merging. I suspect the transmission. It is intermittent, at least several times/week from 2014-2017. Honda won't address it because they say they can't replicate it.

- Beverly, MA, USA

problem #24

Mar 052016

CR-V

  • 22,000 miles
My car was on a freeway going approximately 55 mph driving in economy mode. I was on my bluetooth and I had not changed lanes. Sometime during this 2 minute phone call I had accelerated as I had traffic entering from my right and felt the car shift into a higher gear. I ended my phone call abruptly as my car was acting up and not running smoothly. It may have been hesitating. I realized my car just kept accelerating and out of my control. I put my foot on the brake and it would slow the car, but it didn't slow the engine motor. I would alternate putting my foot on the break and tapping the accelerator and back to brake pedal again. There was no give on the accelerator--like it was stuck to the floor. After about 3 or 4 of these attempts to gain control, I had control of the accelerator again and exited at the next exit. When the car was still moving and I was off the freeway, I reached down to make sure my floor mat was in place and it was. I then drove it to the nearest Honda dealer and left it there. Since it is the weekend they won't be looking at it until next week.

- Maplewood, MN, USA

problem #23

Mar 032015

CR-V 4WD 4-cyl

  • 15,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2014 Honda CR-V. the contact stated when the vehicle jerked after a complete stop and during acceleration the vehicle hesitated then jerked. In addition, the contact stated that vehicle's alarm activated and failed to deactivate. As a result, the vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the alarm module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. The technician could not determine the failure of the vehicle jerking. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 15,000. Updated 04/20/16 the consumer stated the transmission was replaced in March 2016. Updated 03/22/17.

- La Mirada, CA, USA

problem #22

Dec 262014

CR-V

  • 9,300 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while turning at approximately 10 mph, the vehicle accelerated independently. The vehicle lunged forward and crashed head on into a lamp post while turning. The air bags did not deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle sustained extensive front driver side damage. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 9,300.

- Berkeley, CA, USA

problem #21

Oct 032015

CR-V

  • miles
I was driving from vegas today 10/3 afternoon to los angeles. I was on cruise for a couple of hours at least. Kept it around 70-71 based on the speed limit. There was one point when the vehicle increased the speed automatically to 80-82 in cruise. I was not increasing the value nor my leg was on the accelerator. It was surprising and scary. Luckily the roads were free. Else this would have been a rear end or some other thing. I had to step on brake to remove the vehicle from cruise. I am a fan of Honda and had an Accord 2006- 2008 and then a CRV 2008 till 2014 and finally a 2014 CRV. Other old ones did not have such a problem. This one scared me out of my skin.

- La Palma, CA, USA

problem #20

Sep 092015

CR-V

  • 12,042 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while the vehicle was parked and powered on with a child the rear seat, the contact returned to the vehicle to turn it off when suddenly the vehicle accelerated independently. The contact had to jump inside the vehicle in order to attempt to stop it. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 12,042.

- Lyman , SC, USA

problem #19

Aug 142015

CR-V

  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Honda CR-V. while driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle accelerated independently. The contact sideswiped another vehicle and crashed head on into a lamp post. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained neck and shoulder injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle sustained extensive front end damage. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 12,000.

- Forestville, MD, USA

problem #18

Aug 032015

CR-V

  • 25,300 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while driving at approximately 10 mph, there was an abnormal noise and then the vehicle had a sudden unintended increase in acceleration to 45 mph or higher. The contact had to apply force to the brake pedal to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer who was not able to replicate the failure after keeping the vehicle for two days. The contact was concerned for their safety. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 25,300.

- Albertson, NY, USA

problem #17

Jul 032015

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
I entered a parking lot to take my grandgirls to a wildlife refuge exhibit. Drove down driveway, turned left off of driveway to park car facing West which would be facing another car facing East. Turn was immediate, so brakes were applied. Car did not slow down or stop... rather, it accelerated with a lurch! I was laying on the brakes; they did not engage until frontal contact pushed facing car out of my way, and I was able to throw car into park. No action when engaging emergency brakes. Of course, documented as an "at-fault" accident by my insurance company. (may I personally mention that I have been driving 48 years and have never had an "at-fault" accident - haven't even hit a garbage can!) returned car to Honda dealership to check out braking/acceleration. The response from the service representative was, (and I directly quote), "we couldn't find a problem, but, when you experience this problem again, please have it towed to our dealership!" I have owned 14 subsequent Honda, but will never own another! that CRV took its own free will as I tried my best to control it - nothing doing! updated 10/07/15 updated 11/08/2017

- Prosser, WA, USA

problem #16

Sep 052014

CR-V

  • 5,000 miles
The contact owned a 2014 Honda CR-V. while driving at approximately 30 mph, the vehicle accelerated while the brake pedal was depressed. As a result, the contact crashed into a fire hydrant, a light box, and a tree. The contact sustained a knee injury and a fractured ankle that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed and was towed to an impound lot. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 5,000.

- Tomsriver , NJ, USA

problem #15

Mar 072015

CR-V 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while driving at 70 mph with the cruise control activated, the vehicle accelerated independently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 38,000. Updated 8/10/15

- Chandler, OK, USA

problem #14

Sep 042014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 2,000 miles
This has happened on numerous occasions. After stopping for a red light, nothing happens for several seconds when trying to accelerate, then car jumps forward. I have come close to rear ending the car in front of me several times. Am going to my dealer tomorrow. I have seen a number of similar complaints on the internet, so its not my imagination.

- Somonauk, IL, USA

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