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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,491 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2015 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #20

Jan 012017


  • miles


Rabbits have eaten the power steering 3 times in 2 months. They love the pepper tape they are wrapping it with to fix the problem. My husband and I had to force a rabbit out of it, rabbit was determined to take the wires with it. Honda won't give me a permanent fix. Cant believe they are allowed to use food products on vehicles. 1st 2 times vehicle was found disabled, 3rd time found the rabbit in it, started the vehicle and it wouldn't come out, had to hit it with a stick it did get out, but then it came right back, so I got my husband and he and I had to force it out. The car was disabled again, I could have been driving while this critter did this and that would not have been safe at all. At this point I have no faith in the new vehicles with food products used in them. Car was parked in carport. My last resort to fix this problem is to use coyote urine to keep them away. Just not right.

- Marlow, OK, USA

problem #19

Nov 032016


  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Honda CR-V. while the brake pedal was depressed, the brake warning indicator illuminated. The dealer was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 35,000.

- Hempstead, NY, USA

problem #18

Aug 292016


  • 16,660 miles
This car has been an absolute nightmare. I literally cannot keep it running. Honda now uses soy based wiring which attracts rodents. I have several other cars in the driveway plus farm equipment. Mowers, lawn mowers etc. The rodents target specifically the Honda. Had to have the power steering sub harness replaced twice last fall and windshield washer tank, at 3020 miles, 4434 miles, 5045 miles. First two repairs were sub harness. It now is in the shop again for loss of power steering due to rodent damage at 16660 miles, loss of power steering sub harness. I had a Honda CR-V 04 before this one and it did not get rodent damage. This is directly related to Honda's soy based wiring..... they will not honor any customer satisfaction at all concerning this issue. The dealer where I bought the car all but laughed in my face. The dealer now doing the repairs has been very respectful although Honda will take no responsibility for this problem. I am concerned about this also as safety issue...... three times now my power steering has gone out. Luckily I was still in my yard and was able to park the car safely and have it towed. I have not tried to drive it once the steering goes out... very difficult to turn the vehicle and I would think very dangerous at highway speeds.... car was in reverse and motion when power steering loss occurred.....

- Ft. Bidwell, CA, USA

problem #17

Jun 272016


  • 8,000 miles


The contact owns a 2015 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that his vehicle was equipped with a keyless ignition. The contact stated that he came home and parked the vehicle in his garage and left. The contact stated that when he came back after one hour and fifteen minutes, the engine was still running, causing the garage to become hot, with temperature of about 110 degrees. The contact called a local dealer and was informed that the vehicle was functioning as designed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 8,000....updated 09/20/16 the consumer stated he automatically left the vehicle running and the manufacturer should have a time period after which the engine shuts of automatically. Honda informed him, they do not have that feature. Updated 09/26/16.

- The Villages, FL, USA

problem #16

Jul 102016


  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Honda CR-V. while the vehicle was parked, smoke and flames appeared. The fire department extinguished the fire and a fire report was filed. There were no injuries. The vehicle was parked at the contact's residence. The contact notified the manufacturer of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 25,000.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #15

Jan 012015

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 100 miles
May 23rd, 2016 american Honda motor co. Inc. Dear sirs: I would like to call your attention to a chronic problem I have been experiencing with my vehicle. One that in spite of innumerable visits to my local dealer and what would appear to be a serious concern on their part, remains unsolved. The vehicle is a 2015 Honda CRV, VIN # [xxx] purchased from gillman Honda in richmond, Texas, but serviced locally by victory Honda in victoria, Texas. The current mileage is that of 9,838 miles. The problem I have encountered is that of a " check tire" message that does not correspond to reality. The signal has turned on, about once a week since I purchased the car. Victory Honda has examined the car on al least twelve occasions, I have taken it to my tire dealer at least once a month and the source of the problem has not been identified. This has become very annoying, on one hand because I never know the true status of the tires and I have expended a lot of time and have been forced to find another mode of transportation each time the vehicle has been kept at the dealer. I need a solution to this problem, and I need it now! I have done some internet search and I do not seem to be the only owner with such a problem, you have been made aware of the defect and it need this resolved. I would expect attention to this matter, thank you, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Inez, TX, USA

problem #14

Nov 192015


  • 8,000 miles


The contact owns a 2015 Honda CR-V. while driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled, decelerated, and lost power. The failure occurred without warning. When the contact depressed the accelerator numerous times, the vehicle operated normally. The failure was intermittent. The failure occurred seven times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 8,000.

- Vetura, CA, USA

problem #13

Jan 162016


  • 300 miles
My wife and I purchased the 2015 CR-V ex-L AWD on January 5 2016 at staten island Honda. After only 11 days and 300 miles on vehicle as we were driving for a ski vacation I noticed a crackling noise when I would turn the steering wheel in either direction. I then noticed that none of the steering wheel controls worked or the radio. In addition to this my horn didnt work and my bluetooth would constantly say (htc is ok ) both my radio interface screens would always flash different maintenance malfunctions. My cellphone would also randomly connect and make calls. Then as I was driving to get gas off the NJ turnpike my horn started to go off non stop and I had to pull the horn fuse out from under the hood. I also noticed a very strong vibration when vehicle is idle and stopped at traffic lights on both driver and passenger side and now seems to be getting worse. Our vehicle was serviced from January 19-21 and the mechanic stated that they replaced the fuses and the cable reel and said the vibration was normal. I did some further research and there is a lawsuit against Honda in regards to the 2015 CR-V vibration issue. I do not feel safe driving this vehicle and feel that I was sold a $30K lemon. I have owned Honda in the past with no issues but after this experience and Honda being aware of this issue and still sold these trucks the company has lost my trust. When going through my documents I noticed that I was missing alot of paperwork from my sales contract and I brought it to the attention of the sales representative. At first he said he gave us everything and then realized he didnt but didnt have access to the file room to give us the necessary documents. He stated he would get back to us and never did. So in all I would not recommend going to staten island Honda due to their incompetent sales staff and I hope Honda resolves all of these issues.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #12

Jan 082016


  • 2,200 miles
SUV would not start. Vehicle parked in parking lot. Outside temperature 27F. Battery checked ok. Dash board lights came on but engine would not start. Attempted 6-7 times. Dash board lights just flickered with no response from engine. Turned off ignition for 25-30 minutes and engine started with another attempt. Vehicle driven to local Honda dealership.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #11

Sep 042015


  • 500 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Honda CR-V. while driving 25 mph, there was a constant vibration coming from the vehicle. The vehicle also was hesitant and drove roughly. The contact was concerned for her safety. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was repaired, however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 500.

- Bridgeport, CT, USA

problem #10

Oct 012015


  • 7,000 miles


The sensor to correct the steering engages and disengages when it feels like it. The dealer is acting as if it is working properly even though their tech and salesman were in the car with me when it happened. When I had my 2007, I had a problem with the volume button changing the radio station and they said the same thing. I lived with it for 8 years and just found out it was a problem.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #9

Aug 312015


  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Honda CR-V. while driving approximately 40 mph and accelerating, the vehicle vibrated and caused the vehicle to shake. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was driven to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the vehicle needed a software update. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 2,000.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #8

Aug 142015


  • 1,000 miles
We had bought a brand new Honda CRV from O donnel Honda in ellicott city (near baltimore). We had added an accessory of a remote starter. The dealer installed the remote starter but it is not working (car has to be twice started and restarted). Dealer has told us that this is a known problematic issue with all crvs with keyless entry. We were never told about this problem while buying the car. We consider this as fraudulent practice. I am requesting dot to please help us ask Honda to resolve this issue. Either the remote starter should be reinstalled or another starter should be installed which works correctly. Please note that if this is a known error (as dealer said) then all Honda crvs should be recalled. Restarting the car twice or more damages the car and could lead to safety issues if car starter stops working sooner than expected. We rely all our car for all personal, family and business needs. If a new car breaks down due to such faulty programming, it will cause immense damage.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

problem #7

Mar 162015


  • 2,500 miles
Car hesitates/stalls when making turns.

- Odenton, MD, USA

problem #6

Apr 252015


  • miles
I bought a brand new with 6 miles on the vehicle and after a week took it back to the dealer to find out what's causing that vibrating / shaking feeling when the car is in idle or at a red light, car shakes a lot and can really Focus on the steering wheel, dealer told me that they are aware of the problem and suppose my sales person that been working there for 15 years don't know nothing about this problem and the service man said that Honda is working on a software, this is a $30K car I asked for exchanged they said they are not allowed to do such a thing like this, , my question is when Honda is going to come up with something that could fix this issue, , I am scared to drive this vehicle on vacation because it feels that engine or transmission is going to break a part we need an answer we need something to be done about this not just we are aware of it and that's it, , that don't help these days.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #5

Dec 152014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 20 miles
The car has a vibration at low speeds, 15 - 20 mph. When accelerating from 35 - 40 mph the car shudders. The dealer said mine was the forth car the had seen with this problem and there is no fix at this time. They took computer snapshots that were sent to Honda. The Honda regional rep told me that Honda knows there is a problem. I have had no communication from Honda since Feb. 27 2015. I don't know if it is safe to drive this vehicle at freeway speeds. My case number with Honda is [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Hillsboro, OR, USA

problem #4

Feb 182015


  • miles
I bought my Honda CR-V 2015 touring model December 15,2014 with 2 miles on it. On my way to work in February I was driving on the highway at about 70mph when all of a sudden I felt a jerk on my car, (I thought it was just wind since we were supposed to have some bad winter weather come through) I looked down and my check engine light came on and the speedometer was going down. I pulled over to the shoulder and put my car in park and turned it off and waited a few minutes, it restarted and everything was fine. It has since happened to me two more times.

- Tuttle, OK, USA

problem #3

Dec 102014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 500 miles
I came to a stop and the vehicle started shaking violently. This happened at 2 stop lights. The vehicle had 500 miles on it. Subsequently there are various levels of vibration while at stops along with a rough ride. The seats shake along with the entire vehicle. Can't get a straight story from Honda. Everything from working on a fix to it doesn't exist. 2 dealers have acknowledged the issue exists. Unfortunately mechanics say it's a huge transmission problem. The vehicle now has 2450 miles on it and I'm afraid to drive it.

- Laguna, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 012015


  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Honda CR-V. while driving at approximately 60 mph, all warning lights on the instrument panel illuminated. The vehicle stalled and was unable to be restarted. The problem recurred twice. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, where it was diagnosed that the electric switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 20,000. The VIN was not available.

- Hamilton, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 172015

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 1,036 miles
My brand new 2015 Honda CRV for first 2 days it feels wonderful. From day 3rd car is vibrating like a message chair on stop light. And dealer or Honda doesn't have any solution! I am real not fill safe while the driving this car and even I didn't get any response from Honda and my dealership. Honda dealer and America Honda are aware of this issue. Just google for the issue and you will know. My brand new 2015 Honda żż CRV is vibrating like a message chair on stop light (ideal) and drive D. Honda seems they are not considering me a good customer but how can I forget that I spent 25K+ on the car which is just a headache to drive, not safe and get it fixed. It is vibrating really worst and engine make so noise which is not as usual. Honda and dealership are not take any action for that I went over there two times but they don't have any solution. Does this car is safe to drive? even I am not getting any appropriate answer from them. Please need your help..

- Plano, TX, USA

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