Notes: Mercedes-Benz vehicles may come with an "Attention Assistant" to alert you if you fall asleep behind the wheel, but the 2015 Honda CR-V has a different approach: just shake the heck out of you so you never fall asleep in the first place.

Owners have complained that the popular SUV shakes violently both while idling and while driving. Buyer beware.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,040 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.

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2015 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #7

May 252016


  • 18,000 miles


Last year we leased a new 2015 Honda CRV expecting the same quality experience of our previous cars. The vibration issue that everyone is reporting was noticeable the first day of driving the car and it is horrible, but it is also the least of my worries at the moment. I had the frightening experience of pulling into a parking space at a very low speed, braking, and the car suddenly going forward several months ago. I ran over a sign and hit a coworkers car while trying to stop the car (as I circled to the left). The car finally stopped when I lifted my foot off the brake and braked again. Had the car immediately towed to the Honda dealership where I got it. Almost a month later the car was returned to me and Honda reported they allegedly found nothing wrong. I had to assume they were right and it must have been something I did wrong because I had no proof otherwise. Reluctantly I started driving the car again. Well this past week my daughter was driving the car in very slow traffic on a back road and the same thing happened to her. She stopped the car and the car proceeded to go forward even though her foot was fully on the brake. This time she hit the trailer hitch of the large car in front of her in line. We called american Honda again and stated we do not want this car any longer. We would even be willing to trade it for another model and year. We have been told that unless we have "proof" that this is happening, there is nothing they are willing to do. This is completely unacceptable to us! what if the next time this happens, the driver is stopped for pedestrians in a cross walk and the car lurches ahead and hits and seriously injures or kills a pedestrian?? currently feeling betrayed by the brand that we have stood by for years, because they are unwilling to remove a potentially unsafe car from the streets.

- Norfolk, MA, USA

problem #6

Jan 062016


  • 9,300 miles
On three seperate occasions a warning light in the midi window an error message comes up: "some driver systems cannot operate"

- Mineola, NY, USA

problem #5

Nov 052014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 10 miles
Shortly after I bought my 2015 CRV touring I noticed severe shaking while idling. I contacted the dealership and was told that it was a normal occurrence for a 4 cylinder vehicle and since I had traded in a V8 I was just not used to it. I took his word for it and have unfortunately become accustom to it but in the last month it has gotten much worse. Now it is shaking violently enough to where if you were driving instead of idling you may lose control of the vehicle. This has also not been my only safety issue with this vehicle. My other complaint is that on certain road types the car is extremely unstable. The first time I experienced this issue I actually pulled over and called my husband to let him know what was going on. I immediately took it into the dealership and was told that it was happening because the tires were new and were grabbing the lines in the road and that it shouldn't last long. Well, here it is five months and 4000 miles later and it's actually getting worse! the car veers to the right and to the left uncontrollably. My husband was driving when there was ice on the road and it actually pulled us and made us temporarily slide on the ice due to it jerking and he almost lost control. This is the least safe I've felt in any car that I've ever owned. I fear for my family's safety every time we ride in it and I am extremely disappointed in how Honda has handled the complaints.

- Greeley, CO, USA

problem #4

Mar 182015


  • 20 miles


I purchased my 2015 Honda-CRV ex-L on March 17th 2015 from livermore Honda in California and my new car driver and passenger seats start vibrating in idle, stop and driving mode with speed more than 60mph after driving for more than 45 minutes and that causing me back pain and headache and this will cause health hazards in the future and this is a serious safety and health issues. I took my car to Honda livermore on March 24th and service advisor informed me this is the characteristic of Honda crv2015.

- Pittsburg, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 012014


  • 800 miles
Excessive vibrations, one while in drive and stopped, another at all speeds worse when accelerating. At times I feel the vehicle is not stable and I am scared of losing control.

- Ottawa, KS, USA

problem #2

Jan 222015


  • 3 miles
I purchased new 2015 Honda CRV ex-L 01/21/2015. Only 3 mile on it. Immediately after purchased, the vehicle exhibited severe vibration when the car fully stop and on "D" position. Idle is very low, around 550 RPM, and vehicle just shakes and passenger seat vibrates. Vibrations can be felt through the steering wheel, and create a distraction during driving. Brought it in dealership for checking, they said everything is normal"?". this is abnormal compare to others new car. I trust the "Honda" name, but now make me disappointed. I should buy the Toyota rav4 rather than buying this CRV. Honda needs to fix this problem asap.

- Renton , WA, USA

problem #1

Nov 082014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 150 miles
I have brought a brand new Honda CRV AWD LX model from Honda dealer in NJ. From the day one, I noticed some vibration on the front seat of the car when I am at the stop sign/signal with car in the drive mode with my foot on the brake pedal the vibration is random and not always but can be feel at the back of your body and it is very strong sometime that as a drive you get distracted and feel very uncomfortable while driving. I went to the dealer and able to duplicate the problem and showed it to their technician on 24th Nov 14. The technician took the vehicle for test drive and called me after an hour to share his conclusion. Dealer took another brand new 2015 Honda CRV and found the same issue with other vehicle. Also, based on the testing the dealer concluded that this problem is there in all new Honda CRV 2015. They told me they are helpless and cannot do anything and asked me to contact american Honda(all these details he gave me in the service document). I called american Honda(not one time but several times), they gave me the case number and told me to go to the dealer to fix the issue. I told them that I went to the dealer and they find the issue in the vehicle. I got a call from some mr mohammad(case manager) who represented himself as rm for NJ area. Without doing anything he closed my case, I called again and asked them to open the case. Mr mohammed called me again and told me that this is one of the characteristic of Honda CRV(vibration issue) I mean he told vibration is a designed functionally and I have to live with this like all other users are living. I said to provide the email or phone of management so as to talk to them but he did not provide me the information and closed my case without my consensus and said we are helpless.

- Piscataway, NJ, USA

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