Brake Disc Caliper Problems of Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V owners have reported 17 problems related to brake disc caliper (under the service brakes category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Honda CR-V based on all problems reported for the CR-V.

car image   Brake Disc Caliper problem of the 2005 Honda CR-V 1
Failure Date: 01/02/2018

The contact owns a 2005 Honda Cr-v. While pulling out of the garage at 5 mph and making a left turn, the contact depressed the brake pedal to the floorboard. The brakes failed to stop the vehicle and it crashed into the woods. There were no injuries. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the calipers needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was not contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000. The VIN was not available.

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car image   Brake Disc Caliper problem of the 2012 Honda CR-V 2
Failure Date: 09/28/2017

Rear brake rotors scored extensively on new vehicle at 45,000 miles. One pad frozen in place against rotor. Had rotors and pads replaced at dealership. Just experienced same problem with new rotors and pads after 19000 miles. One pad has 0% wear left and was frozen in place. One brake caliper bolt was internally corroded. Dealer technician attempted to blame the three miles driven on dirt roads daily as the culprit. Car is washed with underbody flush once per week. Dozens of others report a similar problem on internet message boards. I didn't feel safe driving the vehicle due to excessive noise coming from rear brakes. Neighbor and I replaced pads and caliper bolts. The next day I felt sufficiently comfortable to drive vehicle to Honda dealership. Service manager agreed there was a problem and agreed to replace the rotors for no cost and to refund my cost for pads and caliper bolts. Service manager agreed there is a design and/or material flaw with the rear brakes and noted the problem is even more frequent in the civic. Included picture shows corroded caliper bolt.

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car image   Brake Disc Caliper problem of the 2015 Honda CR-V 3
Failure Date: 07/17/2017

Rear rotors rusted, scored and pads frozen in the caliper. $200 to fix. Investigated online and found a very common problem and Honda will not stand behind it. Car is always garaged, has average mileage and average vermont conditions. I have owned many cars with rear discs over the years and have never had this problem, nor have friends I have talked to. Honda attributes the rust to mother nature and therefore not covered by warranty. The obvious conclusion is that it is not where I live, rather the quality of the parts. In other words "defective". Trouble is Honda knows it and will not stand behind them. And the answer is to replace poor quality parts with new poor quality parts? nice racket as long as they can get away with it. Am looking to replace parts myself with quality after market parts at a mechanic's suggestion. Will know the job is done right that way. After all brakes, even the rears, are one of the most important parts of any car. If it was just my crv I could live with that. Problem is it's most likely every one sold in vermont. I'm currently dealing with Honda corporate about this. Getting the run around as I was told I would. After all, brake failure with average miles and under warranty and it's my fault they rusted in place? at 63 years old all I can say is "just when you think you've seen it all. . . . . . . . . . . . . You haven't. ".

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car image   Brake Disc Caliper problem of the 2017 Honda CR-V 4
Failure Date: 06/15/2017

I bought a new 2017 Honda crv in may, 2017. Immediately I noticed I wasn't getting good mileage and started checking it the old fashioned way. I'm only getting between 16-18 mpg (I have all receipts) and the dash says I'm getting 23 (which I'm not). The dealer nor national Honda will do anything about it. They say they don't find a problem. Also my brakes make noises and I was told the calipers just off and it doesn't pose a safety hazard. I would never be able to sell it with that kind of noise. No one will do anything about it. I tried to go on the bbb web-site but it says the Honda has to be 2012 or older. Why? I feel stuck and will have to go to the media if I can't get this resolved. The dealer should by my car back under the lemon law. Someone help me.

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car image   Brake Disc Caliper problem of the 2012 Honda CR-V 5
Failure Date: 07/07/2015

Replaced rear brake pads, caliper pins, rear rotors . Pins seized up. Replaced by dealer where purchased car. Dealer finally picked up all cost with exception of brake pads $77. 00.

car image   Brake Disc Caliper problem of the 2011 Honda CR-V 6
Failure Date: 12/24/2014

Left rear caliper pin stuck resulting in catastrophic failure of pads and brake drum. Dealer unable to explain how or why and upon completion of repair stated a new pin was not needed.

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car image   Brake Disc Caliper problem of the 2013 Honda CR-V 7
Failure Date: 06/26/2014

Vehicle was 14 months old and was driven every 1-2 days. Vehicle had to be towed to dealership after a caliper "froze" to the right rear rotor after sitting overnight in the garage. Dealer reported that all four rotors were heavily oxidized and kept insisting that the car must have been sitting for many weeks or months. Dealer claimed there was nothing wrong with the brake pads and only resurfaced the rotors. Dealer repeatedly made false claim about Honda maintenance requirement that the rotors be cleaned every year.

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car image   Brake Disc Caliper problem of the 2012 Honda CR-V 8
Failure Date: 09/29/2012

Feb 2012 : purchased my 2012 Honda crv because it was flat towable. Sept 1 :left for a two month trip towing said car and using the blue ox patriot braking system. After following all the directions for blue ox and Hondas directions for the transmission, everything seemed fine. With exception of the battery going dead every 3-4 hrs of driving. Oct 6: the back brake sounded like it was scraping. Honda dealer said the pads were rubbing but didn't have any replacements. I was told they would be okay to make it back home. Oct in texas the brakes sounded like it was metal on metal. Took into a Honda dealership and was told that the brake pad was missing on the right rear, the caliper pins were missing, rotors needed to be resurfaced, and the parking brake calipers pins were missing. Everything replaced under warranty for both rear brakes. Car test driven, all brakes fine. Oct back home, brakes vibrating so took it to a Honda dealership for oil change and have them check the brakes. I was told all four of the brakes were shot burnt etc and parts would cost $5,000. 00. They said it would not be covered under warranty because I used an after the market braking system. They are blaming blue ox. Blue ox is blaming Honda. America Honda hdq were notified but they said since the dealership deemed it wasn't their fault they closed my case. Im the one stuck with paying as the insurance wont cover this either.

car image   Brake Disc Caliper problem of the 2010 Honda CR-V 9
Failure Date: 11/10/2010

The vehicle was purchased new Honda Cr-v 2010 and has been services throught same place purchased since day one. The complaint of a "metal noise" dropping when reversing. I have replaced the tires, brakes, calipers, drums and rotars as they siezed, wore unevenly and "oxidized(?). I have been told the tires have an impression on them as the vehicle must have been not used for a period of time. The care is used daily. Some excused provided have been amazing. Main point is that the transmission/metal noise continued while I drove the car or when my cousin was going to use it (but declined when he heard the noise) when the care goes in for servicing "noise could not be duplicated" I would leave and get home unstatisfied and due to responsibilities in life make it difficult to just go right back out to resolve the issue. It got to the point that I would take the vehicle out for test ride. Finally when I duplicated the noise. Repeatedly/annually complained and was not found until having the vehicle for over a month (gsh did provide loaner) I have returned to the service center since the car has been there, but continued to leave my car there. Now they want me to pay the deductible ($100) an additional fee for new transmission of $1510. 00. This is a problem I had documented on every service since I purchased the vehicle. . When in reverse and proceed to reverse the metalic noise drops but the car still goes in motion. There were two times it did it in drive. Every service visit was routine and sceduled; recommended services were done on the spot, not when I would return for next oil change. . I am just disheartened and saddened that they have taken advantage of this female customer. . . . I have been made to feel that this would not have happen to a male customer.

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car image   Brake Disc Caliper problem of the 2007 Honda CR-V 10
Failure Date: 10/12/2010

Noise in rear of car the dealership did a brake inspection and said the problem was caused by rear brake pads are stuck in the mounts and are scoring rear rotors. They suggested replacement of rear brakes clean and lube mounts and slides on calipers. This happened at 44,400 miles.

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car image   Brake Disc Caliper problem of the 2007 Honda CR-V 11
Failure Date: 07/16/2010

1. Started to hear metal on metal sound coming from the driver side rear wheel when brakes were applied. 2. The failure was a stuck brake caliper causing brake pads to wear down to metal. 3. Resurfaced rotors, replaced brake pads and unstuck caliper.

car image   Brake Disc Caliper problem of the 2002 Honda CR-V 12
Failure Date: 06/06/2006

I purchased a "certified Honda" vehicle, a 2002 Honda crv in June 2005. I was told that the brakes, both front & rear passed pennsylvania inspection but did not pass Honda's certified inspection so they were replaced to make the vehicle a "certified Honda". (they were replaced on 6/1/05) I have had the vehicle for 1 year, took it for inspection on 6/12/06 to find out that the rear brakes are down to a 1/b or far below passing - completely gone! I have driven the vehicle under 7000 in the year that I have owned it. I called the original (and only other owner) of the vehicle. He told me that he had the same problem when the vehicle was under 1 year old. He was told that Honda knew that there is some kind of defect in the design that causes the rear brakes to wear extremely fast in the 2002 & 2003 crvs, especially in the northern states because of our winters. He was told that the brakes need to be greased to help prevent this- something I was not told when I purchased the vehicle. When I asked the service mgr at the Honda dealer about this, he said they suggest it be done every 7500 miles. I have not even driven 7000 miles on the car. If Honda is aware of this problem with the rear brakes, why hasn't there been a recall?? are they waiting for the brakes to fail and kill someone before they do something??.

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car image   Brake Disc Caliper problem of the 2005 Honda CR-V 13
Failure Date: 06/01/2005

The contact owns a 2005 Honda crv. The contact stated while driving at any speed and attempting to brake, the rear brake would lock, causing the calipers and rotors to overheat. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who performed a diagnostic that was unable to locate the exact cause for the brake failure. The local mechanic replaced the rotors and brake pads several times but the failure was not corrected. The rear brake continued to lock when the brakes were applied. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 1,000 and the current mileage was 85,000.

car image   Brake Disc Caliper problem of the 2002 Honda CR-V 14
Failure Date: 05/07/2004

I own a 2002 Honda Cr-v which has a disk brake defect. All 4 disk brake calipers are developing corrosion inside of the pistions. The dealer replaced the rear pads and rotors because they had worn and frozen to the wear indicators after 13,000 miles. They stated that they were "insufficiently lubricated" from the factory and added more grease to take care of the binding condition. The front ones are now showing the same signs of failure after 15,000 miles. Is there a way to persue that the dealer replace all 4 brake calipers due to the corrosion defect? my concern is that the pistons inside of the calipers are rusting through and may fail, causing accident/injury.

car image   Brake Disc Caliper problem of the 2003 Honda CR-V 15
Failure Date: 08/08/2003

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car image   Brake Disc Caliper problem of the 2002 Honda CR-V 16
Failure Date: 05/14/2003

Calipers locked up causing replacement of complete brake system. Calipers, pads and rotors on all four wheels. 17,000 original miles at time of incident.

car image   Brake Disc Caliper problem of the 2002 Honda CR-V 17

The dealer noticed corrosion on the front and rear guide pins and calipers which caused brake problems. .

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