really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,670 miles

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2018 Honda HR-V brakes problems

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2018 Honda HR-V Owner Comments

problem #12

Sep 282022


  • miles


1. The dealership assembled a new engine and pulse control module. 2. 1st issue was the car wasn-€™t in safe condition to drive due to knocking noise. 2nd issue is that the pedal wasn-€™t working properly as had to pull over to the shoulder and then the car wouldn-€™t leave from a parked state, brake light was on, and engine overheating. 3rd issue got car back with a smoke/cigarette/burn odor and jittering / stuttering when put in a stopped state transitioning to a moving state. 3. Yes, Bill Page Honda in Falls Church. 4. Yes 5. No warning prior to failure 07/28/22: car experienced loud knocking noise upon being turned on and got it towed to dealership on 07/29/22. Dealership got a new engine for the 1st issue and I picked up the car in September 2022 but upon driving it for the first time since the 1st issue, experienced pedal not functioning to accelerate and engine overheating causing me to get car towed back to dealership on 09/20/22. 10/02/22 picked up the car from the dealership and I noticed a burn / smoke odor left on the car. Let me be clear that neither I nor anyone who has stepped foot in my vehicle smokes so this was quire alarming. Also, while driving it I noticed my car started to jerk / stutter / hesitate whenever it was in a non-moving position transitioning to a moving position. 10/10/22 I returned my car back to the dealership due to the 3rd issue regarding the odor and jittering / stuttering issue. 11/30/22 picked up the car as the dealership informed me the car was ready with the issues resolved, however upon getting the car back and driving it back home I experienced the same issues and they didn-€™t resolve the odor problem. Even after the fact of bringing it to the dealership for the past 4 months, more issues keep surfacing making it more and more dangerous to handle my vehicle and I-€™m not trustworthy of it nor my dealership that-€™s been attempting to resolve issues under my active car warranty.

- Annandale, VA, USA

problem #11

Dec 042021


  • miles
While driving sometimes I would have to step harder than normal on the brakes to get the vehicle to slow down for some reason felt like it wasn't responding well. I feel the fuel pump isn't running properly. When I was at a stop light and even while driving several time I would accelerate and would feel like it wasn't reasoning to me pressing on the gas pedal. Please help get this fixed almost crashed!! Multiple times.

- Pelican Rapids, MN, USA

problem #10

Jun 262021


  • miles
Leak thru rooftop and water coming thru the passenger side. Affected sensor transmission and brake system red lights turn on. Need to replace sensor transmission and rooftop

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #9

Apr 262021


  • 38,600 miles


Whenever I step on the brakes while driving on a bumpy road or any type of bump the brake pedal jitters heavily feeling like the brakes give out for that few seconds. Scares me to think that the brakes might give out or stop working.

- Pelican Rapids, MN, USA

problem #8

Oct 292020


  • 61,000 miles
My 2018 Honda Hr-V rear brakes are wearing unevenly. Is this related to recall #18V777000 on the rear brake calipers with inadequate cylinder lining? the vehicle passed a New York state inspection in October 2020.

- Utica, NY, USA

problem #7

Jul 072019


  • 5,000 miles
Driver experienced car stalling after hard braking on two occasions. 6/19 and 7/19

- Shelton, CT, USA

problem #6

Jun 142019

HR-V 4-cyl

  • 11,765 miles


I was driving at around 40 mph and preparing to stop at the stoplight. However, upon gradually pressing on my brakes, my car would not stop. Instead, it made loud noises while still running. I had to press it down all the way one or two more times for my car to actually stop. Only then would it stop abruptly. I noticed my make was being recalled for brake issues, however, my specific VIN [xxx] was not marked for recall. I would like for more information about this as this is a very concerning issue and I rely on my car heavily for work and service. Thank you for your time and hope to hear from you soon. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #5

Mar 062019


  • 11,735 miles
Total brake failure in winter weather. Breaks completely fail to stop the vehicle at a speed of 30 miles in winter. Breaks completely fail to stop the vehicle causing a serious crash. When I applied breaks to stop the car at a stop sign the vehicle failed to come to stop as expected and cause a dangerous accident. Unable to control the vehicle I ended up crashing on to the vehicle in the front. The vehicle suffered serious damaged making it a total loss.

- Shoreview, MN, USA

problem #4

Oct 062018


  • 1,000 miles
I was parking vehicle going less than 5mi/hr entering into parking space. When I pressed the brakes instead of stopping the vehicle accelerated and I hit a post. Please see attached documentation of state farm claim and recall repair completed

- Allentown, PA, USA

problem #3

Feb 032019


  • 9,800 miles
The contact owns a 2018 Honda Hr-V. while reversing out of the driveway, the brake pedal traveled all the way to the floorboard when it was depressed. As a result, the vehicle would not stop and struck the house. The rear passenger side of the vehicle was damaged. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to piazza Honda of springfield (780 baltimore pike, springfield, pa 19064) where they kept the vehicle for two weeks and were not able to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The body damage was repaired. The failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 9,800.

- Upper Chichester, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 012018


  • miles
The contact owns a 2018 Honda Hr-V. the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 18V777000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The contact called bay ridge Honda at 718- 836-4600 (located at 8801 4th ave, brooklyn, NY 11209) and was informed that the parts were not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and was not able to confirm when the parts were to become available. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Brooklyn, ND, USA

problem #1

May 132018

HR-V 4-cyl

  • 1,140 miles
The contact owns a 2018 Honda Hr-V. while driving approximately 60 mph, the brake pedal was depressed with force, but the rpms continued to increase. The contact had to shift the gear in neutral and then back into drive to correct the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 1,140. Consumer stated power brake system was not functioning properly.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

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