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:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
780 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 #14

Jul 022015


  • 15 miles


The contact owns a 2015 Honda CR-V. while driving at various speeds, the front end of the vehicle vibrated without warning. The failure was persistent. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 15.

- Fair Lawn, NJ, USA

problem #13

Jun 072015


  • 200 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Honda CR-V. the contact stated that while driving at approximately 10 mph and approaching a stop sign, the vehicle was idling rough and shook. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure was unable to be replicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 200.

- Keyport, NJ, USA

problem #12

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 #11

Nov 012014

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 200 miles


The 2015 CRV ex vibrates at idle so badly that it feels as if the engine is going to stall. It also vibrates while driving but not all the time. This started as soon as I purchased the CRV. When I brought it back to the dealer in November 2014, with only 200 miles on it, I was told Honda was aware of the issue and was working on a fix for it. It has been 10 months with multiple visits to the dealer and still no fix. I have been told recently at the dealer that Honda was most likely not going to correct this issue because of the cost. It continues to be a distraction while driving and at idle and I hope Honda will do the right thing and fix this issue. To me this is a major issue that needs correction now. Also, I have had a noise from under the CRV driving over dips or bumps in the road at low speeds, most noticeable below 30 mph. Brought it to the dealer who has since replaced to rear struts 2 times already and still the noise is still there. I will continue to bring it back to them until this is addressed. This has been my worst experience with a new car since I first purchased my first car some 30 years ago.

- Bridgewater, NJ, USA

problem #10

Jul 272015


  • 500 miles
Car was purchased on 7/1/15. Approximately 3 weeks after purchase, around 500 miles, the vehicle began experiencing strong vibrations when in drive gear at idle (I.e., stopped at a traffic light). Entire body of car shudders significantly causing discomfort to passengers and nausea in some cases. The problem typically begins after driving the car for 5-10 minutes, and worsens the longer the engine has been running. Honda service says that there is no known fix for this problem, and dealer refuses to provide a refund.

- Gladwyne, PA, USA

problem #9

Feb 252015


  • 900 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Honda CR-V. while driving at 15 mph up a slope, there was abnormal rattling noise coming from the rear driver side of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the strut, mount bracket, shock absorber, and rear damper needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 900.

- White Plains , NY, USA

problem #8

Jan 202015


  • 3,648 miles


My 2015 CRV Honda has a vibration at many speeds but mostly around 2000 RPM. I have contacted Honda 3 different times to address the issue and while they are aware of it the is no fix. I filed the "lemon law" in Maine but have been told I need to prove it affects value. How do you do that when Honda will not state that in writing"?? please let me know if Honda will be held accountable to customers to rectiify this issue"

- Weare, NH, USA

problem #7

Jun 022015


  • 230 miles
I purchased my CRV ex AWD a couple of weeks ago. Shortly thereafter, I noticed that the seats shake causing a vibration in the car when I'm stopped and the vehicle is in drive. When this happens, the engine is warm and idles around 600 rpms. I have found that if the A/C is on or the headlights are on, then the vibrations lessens after the engine idle increases. I've contacted Honda, but they only said that they are aware of the complaint and that "if" a remedy can be found they would notify the owners.

- Kettering, OH, USA

problem #6

Jun 082015


  • 800 miles
I just notice on 6/8/15 there a vibration every time I stop at the red light. It pretty annoying and very obvious. I look up the review and find out there so many owner of Honda CRV-exl 2015 facing the same problem. Deeply disappointed. Please help. I know this is a problem that Honda need to be responsible for the consumers. Someone out there who have authority to hold Honda responsible for this problem. They knew the problem all along and still selling it to the consumers. I feel cheated. Please help!!

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 302015


  • 500 miles
While in low idle (less than 750 RPM) vehicle shudders while in drive or "S" gear. Shudder decreases if car is shifted to neutral, or if brake continues to be applied and a bit more rpms are introduced by tapping the accelerator. Happens in either regular drive or eco mode. Doesn't happen all the time, but is annoying when it happens.

- Glen Head, NY, USA

problem #4

Jan 302015

CR-V 4-cyl

  • 123 miles


Soon after purchase, I noticed a distinct vibration throughout the car during idle and moderate acceleration at nearly all speeds when RPM was at 1800-2200. Dealer service people did not know the cause, indicated a number of other customer complaints, guessed it originated in computers associated with the transmission or differential, could not fix it, claimed it is not a safety matter, advised to contact Honda customer service, said it is a priority at Honda, and mentioned numerous reports and complaints on blogs and tv (7 on your side wjla, Feb 25, 2015) the vibration is unpleasant, annoying and distracting. Over time the shuddering may develop into a safety matter. Please put pressure on Honda to research the problem and make a fix or restitution as soon as they can and certainly before injuries and deaths occur because of it.

- Gainesville, VA, USA

problem #3

Mar 242015


  • 2,500 miles
I bought a 2015 CRV with 16 miles on it. From the beginning there has been shuddering when I drive at high speeds (or on any normal highway), and strong vibrations (rough idle). This is unacceptable on a 31K car.

- Thornton, CO, USA

problem #2

Jan 292015

CR-V 4-cyl

  • miles
Purchased vehicle 1/29/15 almost immediately noticed when you accelerate the vehicle vibrates, let it go thinking new car needs to get broken in. 1400 miles later, the car is still doing it, actually I think it's worse. Took to dealer and they confirmed there is a vibration when you accelerate and continues while you're driving. Dealer said Honda is aware of the issue but doesn't have a fix for it yet. In fact, the mechanic at the dealership said about eight (8) other customers with the same issue. I contacted Honda, only to be told this is a "condition" they are aware of and are investigating, however, since they don't feel there is a safety concern, they could not commit to when a repair procedure would be instituted. This is not acceptable. How can your car vibrating while you're driving not be a safety concern, how can anything that affects the driveability of your vehicle not be a safety concern. I can't even rid of it, what dealer is not going to question that vibrating. Honda should be required to find a fix for this issue or replace the affected vehicles before someone gets killed.

- Wernersville, PA, USA

problem #1

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

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