really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,182 miles

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2016 Honda CR-V brakes problems

brakes problem

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2016 Honda CR-V Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 022016


  • 1,945 miles


I pulled into a parking lot going about 2 or 3 mph. When I pulled into the parking space to park, I pressed on the brake pedal but the pedal didn't seem to move. It felt solid and there were no brakes. My car jumped the small curb and hit a vehicle in the adjacent parking lot. My driver side airbag deployed. The car was towed to the body shop and the body shop owner said the brake system light was on. Honda agreed to have the car towed to the dealership to have a Honda certified mechanic check out the brake system. A Honda representative came to the dealership to check out the brake system and said they can't replicate the problem so there is nothing they can do. They said I should drive it and monitor the brakes. With the possibility of the brakes failing again, I don't want to drive that vehicle again.

- Ulysses, KS, USA

problem #2

Aug 102016


  • 3,000 miles
On 8/10/2016, my wife was driving the vehicle slowly on a street with a downward slope towards a crossroad. My daughter (a kid) was sitting at the back seat. When she saw the traffic light was red, she tried to stop the vehicle by pressing the brake. But the brake did not work. She felt that she was pressing a rock. She was planning to go straight across the juncture, but in order to avoid running into the red light and a potential accident, she turned the vehicle right towards the street on her right side. Then she turned off the engine, and the vehicle stopped. It was a very scary experience for my wife. Clearly the brake failed. So the next morning (8/11) we took the vehicle to our local dealer, and asked them to check the brake. After checking, they told us that they could not replicate the incident, and could not do anything. Therefore I called american Honda motor co. And requested that they send somebody to check the vehicle. After a long delay, their district services manager visited the local dealer, and instructed the dealership to bleed the brake fluid. This is not the right solution to the problem. If there is air in the brake fluid, you need to bleed the brake fluid. But that's not the problem my wife experienced when the incident happened. The problem was when she pressed the brake, she felt she was pressing a rock. The brake failed at that time. So we requested american Honda motor co. To replace the brake system, but they declined on the basis that they could not replicate the incident. It has been one and a half months since we took the vehicle to the local dealer. American Honda motor co. Did not solve the problem, and the dealer now asked me to take the vehicle home. How can we drive the vehicle again if there is a potential risk of this incident happening again. The brake may fail again, and somebody may die.

- West Hills, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 312016


  • 1,600 miles
Driving in neighborhood at 20-25 mph, going down small hill, vehicle suddenly accelerated to about 40 mph. Applied brakes, with no result. Continued up gradual incline and was able to stop. After a couple of minutes, determined that brakes were again responding, continued slowly to destination (two or three blocks). Honda arranged tow to dealer. Dealer has not been able to "duplicate customer concern, " and states that the vehicle is ready for us to pick up. Do not want to drive this brand new car again.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

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