really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,135 miles

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2011 Honda CR-Z brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Honda CR-Z Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 252014

CR-Z 4-cyl

  • 58,770 miles


I entered I 40 w. from the entrance ramp at exit 150 in statesville N. C. and traveled approx. 23 miles to exit ramp 128 I 40 w. at clairmont N.C. I had the cruise control on and had actuated the econ. Button. As I exited the interstate I applied the brake but got no braking response. I applied the brake again but this time pushed the brake all the way to the floorboard, still no response. I tried this a third time and still had no brakes. The brake felt mushy as when the antilock system operates, but differently in that the break pedal went all the way to the floor board. As an emergency measure I was able to stop the car using the hand break. I noticed there was only about 300 feet to the stop sign at the top of the ramp so I decided to very slowly proceed to the stop sign and use the handbrake to stop the vehicle. At the stop sign the foot pedal began breaking the car once again. Everything returned to normal. I drove the car on I40 E. back to exit 150 and the foot pedal break operated normally. I tried to replicated the conditions when the brake failed, that is I drove at 70 mph with the cruise control on in the economy mode. At the exit 150 ramp the foot pedal brake operated normally and continued to operate normally on the 25th. As well as on the 26th. When I took the car to the dealership in statesville N.C. they listened, bled the brake line, replaced the break fluid, and test drove the car and could find no problem. The dealership reports they called Honda headquarters and were informed there are no known brake issues with the 2011 Honda crz. My concern is this incident might be repeated but with a more serious result.

- Statesville, NC, USA

problem #1

Apr 032013

CR-Z 4-cyl

  • 1,500 miles
Note: This is the second frontal based crash listed on this site for a Honda 2011 crz perhaps the driver that was involved with the previous crash did not realize the brakes failed. At approximately 17:17 I noticed the vehicle in front of me was stopped in traffic I tried to apply my brakes and pushed the brakes and the car did not slow for at least 1 1/2 car length. In a panic I tried to press harder with but nothing happened the car never slowed. The crashed into the vehicle in front of me with the full force of forty-forty five mph and totally collapsed the engine into the drivers cab both of my knees were bleeding and swollen from the impact of the engine being in the drivers compartment. The police officer told someone that helped me out of the car it looked like I never pushed the brake pedal. How can I Honda charge a premium with results like this and expect people to come back. It is worse feeling in the world to realize you do not have any brakes and your safety equipment you paid a premium for fails to work. Honda has lost a customer for life and I should have listened to the Accord owners complaining about the recurring brake repairs.the air bag did not deploy until the vehicle was fully stopped and I hit my head on the drivers side window. Consumer reports was right this car doesn't deserve to be rated!

- Cherry Hill, , NJ, USA

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