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:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,468 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 (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #13

May 122015


  • 290 miles


The vehicle vibrates/shudders when in drive gear and idling. The shudder decreases considerably if the car is shifted to neutral. The vibration happens in both regular drive and eco mode, and now occurs consistently while at idle speeds (at stop sign or red light). Both front seats shake quite a bit - the problem is reduced considerably if you switch to neutral. Honda acknowledged the problem in a video posted in April, but no solutions/remedies have been communicated to owners. It began as a less noticeable shake/vibration (I drove a diesel before so was accustomed to some vibrations- and didn't think much of it at first), but as I have put more miles on the car (I now have 1,800 miles) - the vibrations have become considerably more noticeable, and recently passengers are commenting about it. I am concerned that this vibration will continue to increase and may cause the safety of the vehicle to be compromised. Its not a minor vibration/shudder- the difference between neutral and drive gear is very pronounced.

- Jamaica Plain, MA, USA

problem #12

Feb 102015


  • 3,838 miles
Took delivery of my 2015 CRV on 12-26-2014, noticed immediately that the car vibrated enormously at stop when in drive. Also noticed compressor noises as they went in and out. Master technician test drove the car and agreed that Honda was aware of the problem. I get no resolution when I go in for service, it only gets worse and mums the word with Honda the only thing they say is't the new transmission...... that a pile of you know what. I know cars, and worked in dealership before, there is definitely a problem here

- Canton, GA, USA

problem #11

Mar 242015


  • 100 miles
The vehicle has a terrible vibration issue when it is idling. When the car goes below a certain RPM the vibration is really bad.

- Coraopolis, PA, USA

problem #10

Feb 092015


  • 85 miles


My CRV vibrates when moving or when it is stopped! I basicaly own a $30,0000 vibrator! Honda needs to fix this or it will be my last one!

- Warner, NH, USA

problem #9

Apr 012015


  • 50 miles
Shortly after I purchased my 2015 CR-V I noticed a vibration in the steering wheel when the rpms were between 1,000 - 1,200 and my foot was on the gas. The vibration disappeared when I removed my foot from the gas. I also noticed an increase in the rpms to 3,000 when going downhill with my foot off or on the brake and a loud humming noise coming from the engine compartment. The car does vibrate when idling at a red light but not enough to cause any problems yet. I only have 1,000 miles on the car and was also told by my Honda dealership that Honda is aware of this problem and doesn't have a fix yet. I have owned Honda since 1986 (Accord) and have never experienced problems like the ones on the CR-V. I am beginning to regret buying this vehicle and agree that Honda should definitely compensate CR-V owners asap. I'm beginning to worry more about additional problems as the car gets older with more mileage. Haven't had it on the highway yet but am worried about similar problems other CR-V owners have experienced.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #8

Dec 082014


  • 200 miles
When the vehicle is stopped at idle with the brake pedal engaged a serious vibration develops. As the vehicle sets the vibration increases and the RPM's drop from appx.. 600 RPM to below 200P RPM.. when the RPM's recover the vehicle pulls against the breaks. When I remove my foot from the break pedal the vibration stops. Yesterday (5/19/2015) while stopped, the vehicle vibrated violently and then diesled and stalled while at a stop light. The full stall was a one time occurrence however the vehicle often approaches a stall while stopped with the brake. The vibration has been present since I purchased the vehicle in November 2014. When I took it to germaine Honda, the selling dealership, in ann arbor, I was told that the vibration is a "characteristic" of the vehicle. This seems like a flimsy excuse and quite frankly problem is beginning to worry me. The stall was serious and in traffic. The vibration is very pronounced and travels throughout the chassis. I have read on the Honda CR-V owner forum that this is a very common and dangerous problem. It seems that Honda Motors and their dealerships are simply ignoring the situation. I will take the vehicle to the dealer again next week. Thank you

- Milan, MI, USA

problem #7

Feb 092015


  • 200 miles


Vehicle vibrates during mild acceleration in the 2000rpm area. Steering wheel visibly shakes. Have taken car to dealer and spoken to american Honda. At first, they said there is no fix for the issue yet. Now they seem to have shifted their response to "this is a normal characteristic". if I had been told this before I bought the vehicle, I obviously would not have bought it. This is an unacceptable problem for a $32000 car. I can imagine the depreciation from this will be substantial. I asked american Honda for my money back and was told they would not do that because it is not a safety issue and doesn't affect the operation of the vehicle.

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #6

Jan 302015


  • 10 miles
Weird vibrations at RPM speed of 1000-2000. Feels like the drive-line, transmission or who knows what is vibrating. Very annoying in a brand new Honda CRV $32000 car!! no solution from dealer or Honda.

- Gig Harbor, WA, USA

problem #5

May 062015


  • 40 miles
I was driving and every time I stopped at a red-light with the air conditioner off, the car would vibrate so much the seat next to me would visibly shake. I also felt my seat and steering wheel shake a lot. Not just to the extent that a normal vehicle would, but a lot! I literally felt the vibrations throughout my body. This is a brand new 2015 Honda CRV ex and is not at all normal. I have driven many Honda and none of them have done this. Even my 13 year old Honda Pilot does not do this.

- Burke , VA, USA

problem #4

May 122015


  • 1,059 miles
My 2015 CRV has a consistent shudder and vibration that can be felt through the steering wheel and seat while driving. It is most noticeable at 1000 RPM's and 2000 RPM's. this vibration is very distracting and causes fatigue during longer trips. Also severe vibrations at the idle, around 600 RPM's when stopped at stop lights or in traffic. The vibration makes the car extremely uncomfortable to drive for the driver as well as the passenger.

- Collinsville, OK, USA

problem #3

Feb 232015


  • 2,800 miles


Just like all the other complaints for the 2015 Honda CR-V, while sitting at a red light, idling, the car shakes so much that I feel like I'm getting massaged. I have always loved Honda and this is ridiculous for a brand new Honda. I have older vehicles than this and it runs smoother. My Honda dealer states they contacted Honda and they are aware of this issue but nothing has been done yet!

- Daly City, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 032015


  • 500 miles
Just purchased this car a month ago and had to take my car to dealer twice for severe vibrations when my car is in idle. Dealer let me know that Honda is aware of the issue but does not have a fix. Vibrations began on near passenger seat but now can be felt in the entire car. They are distracting and cause me to be nauseous since I have a long commute in rush hour traffic.

- Schiller Parik, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 212014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 50 miles
Car vibrates at idle, only way to fix this is to either put the car on neutral, or put load(turning on headlights, heat/ac, ect..) car cvt also makes a small whiny sound during acceleration.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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