With initials standing for “Comfortable Runabout Vehicle,” Honda CR-V was designed to squeeze comfort and mobility into a compact SUV. This focus on the consumer has helped Honda sell millions of CR-Vs in the United States since the model first went on sale in 1997.Though Honda has managed to sell CR-Vs to millions of drivers, they do receive occasional complaints. If you believe your CR-V may have been sold to you with a known defect, reach out to us at 833.422.7529 for a free consultation and we will investigate the problem.

Yearly Honda CR-V Complaints, Investigations, and Recalls

If you purchased a new Honda CR-V in the last few years, here’s what you should know, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

2015 Honda CR-V

Some of the most common complaints revolve around:

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Replacement engine assembled with wrong pistons. This could cause the engine to stall suddenly, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Connecting rod bolts may be improperly torqued. This could cause the vehicle to stall suddenly, which increases the risk of a crash. It may also increase the risk of a fire by leaking oil.

2016 Honda CR-V

The complaints have touched on:

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Replacement engine assembled with wrong pistons. This could cause the engine to stall suddenly, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Driver side airbag inflator may rupture. This could spray metal fragments that could injure passengers in a collision.

2017 Honda CR-V

Complaints have primarily revolved around:

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Fuel supply pipe may disconnect and leak. This could both increase the risk of a fire and cause the engine to stall.
  • Incorrect certification label. If drivers doesn’t know how much weight the vehicle can hold, they may overload it. This could lead to a crash.

2018 Honda CR-V

Complaints have touched on:

  • Engine
  • Brakes
  • Fuel system
  • Seat belts
  • Vehicle speed control

Information reflects nhtsa.gov data as of 8/13/18.

Seek Legal Assistance for Your Honda CR-V

If you’ve experienced one of the problems above, or something similar, you can report it directly to the NHTSA so they can compile your complaint in their database. If they receive enough complaints on the same topic, they may launch an investigation into the matter.

As long as the original manufacturer’s warranty hasn’t expired, you may still have the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act working in your favor. This federal law was designed to protect consumers from unethical warranty practices. If a dealership failed to fix a warrantable defect within three or more attempts and/or your Honda CR-V has been out of service for 20 or more days, you may have a viable suit against the manufacturer for breach of warranty.

You may also have state lemon laws on your side. Like the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, these laws exist to extend extra protection to you, the consumer.

Don’t drive your CR-V back and forth to the dealership for repairs. Robison Lemon Law Group LLC can help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and state lemon laws to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.


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