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Starter Problems of Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V owners have reported 21 problems related to starter (under the electrical system 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   Starter problem of the 1998 Honda CR-V 1
Failure Date: 10/02/2017

Tl the contact owns a 1998 Honda Cr-v. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled several times without warning. The vehicle was taken to several independent mechanics who were unable to provide a permanent solution. A dealer mentioned that there was an electrical recall repair performed to replace the starter before the contact owned the vehicle. The dealer (avalon Honda, 100 avalon blvd, cape may court house, NJ 08210, (877) 515-6611) stated that the vehicle would need to be further inspected and diagnosed to determine the cause of the failure. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was unknown.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2012 Honda CR-V 2
Failure Date: 07/05/2016

Cold start -make metal to metal grinding sound. Replaced starter with no remedy.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2012 Honda CR-V 3
Failure Date: 03/24/2016

I have a 2012 Honda crv. I recently had my battery changed when the car would not turn over. Luckily this happened while parked in front of my home. I didn't think anything of it because the battery just turned 4 years old. The mechanic also tested the charging system just to be sure everything was alright. The mechanic found low readings for both the starter and alternator. The car is 4 years old with only 30,000 miles on it. I was concerned when first told about this. However, now I am reading multiple complaints regarding this same issue. With so many complaints on the electrical system, why isn't Honda forced to do something such as a mandatory recall??.

car image   Starter problem of the 2007 Honda CR-V 4
Failure Date: 02/23/2016

After I had my Honda repaired due to a recall for something due to a problem with its suspension, my tires can not be balanced and the tire warning light does not go out. The ac just stopped working prior to the summer of 2015,. The right front door lock stopped working about the same time and now the starter had to be replaced. The car was getting its tires replaced when the tires would not balance and the tire warning light would not go off. The starter would not work after I left an appointment in the parking lot. I do not know if the car was movig or stationary when the door stopped working.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2008 Honda CR-V 5
Failure Date: 12/15/2015

I got a driver side door lock recall done at Honda in allentown PA. . Since then the passenger locks haven't worked right. . I could hear them locking or unlocking while driving the car and now they don't lock right with the key (been doing that for months) yesterday I went to open the front passenger door (no kids locks there) and it was locked while all others opened with the key. . Standing on the driver's side I noticed the lock moving on its own to lock the car. . . My granddaughter was in the back and could not open her door. . And Honda told me the recall only covered the drivers' side. . Now after having the lock problem . . I've had a problem for the last month with the car starting. . It won't turn over but if you wait and try again it will. . The service station said battery was bit low. . We put in a new one. . It does not turn over at all now. . They towed. . Put in new starter. . Seemed to fix it. . After driving about 50 miles. . I came home . . Went to use the next day and it won't start or turn over again. . And put in new relay. . Still nothing . . Then I noticed the door locking itself . . Keys out of car. . Not in use or bumped.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2012 Honda CR-V 6
Failure Date: 11/01/2015

Starter is making a loud noise when it starts cold for the past couple of years.

car image   Starter problem of the 2012 Honda CR-V 7
Failure Date: 09/01/2015

The contact owns a 2012 Honda Cr-v. While attempting to start the vehicle, there was an abnormal grinding noise coming from the front end. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the starter actuator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 17,000.

car image   Starter problem of the 2015 Honda CR-V 8
Failure Date: 08/14/2015

We had bought a brand new Honda crv from o donnel Honda in ellicott city (near baltimore). We had added an accessory of a remote starter. The dealer installed the remote starter but it is not working (car has to be twice started and restarted). Dealer has told us that this is a known problematic issue with all crvs with keyless entry. We were never told about this problem while buying the car. We consider this as fraudulent practice. I am requesting dot to please help us ask Honda to resolve this issue. Either the remote starter should be reinstalled or another starter should be installed which works correctly. Please note that if this is a known error (as dealer said) then all Honda crvs should be recalled. Restarting the car twice or more damages the car and could lead to safety issues if car starter stops working sooner than expected. We rely all our car for all personal, family and business needs. If a new car breaks down due to such faulty programming, it will cause immense damage.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2003 Honda CR-V 9
Failure Date: 12/04/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Honda Cr-v. The contact stated that while in park, the vehicle failed to start. The contact independently replaced the battery twice. However, the failure recurred. The contact then removed the remote starter with instruction from the dealer. However, the failure recurred. The vehicle was then taken to a dealer who was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 137,000. Oo.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2009 Honda CR-V 10
Failure Date: 05/13/2014

The contact owns a 2009 Honda Cr-v. The contact heard an abnormal noise when the vehicle was started. The vehicle was taken to a dealer on three occasions, but the failure was unable to be duplicated. On one occasion, the mechanic replaced the starter but the failure was not rectified. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2014 Honda CR-V 11
Failure Date: 01/15/2014

On the initial startup, on cool to cold mornings, there is a grinding noise in the starter for about 1-2 seconds. This was a brand new car. The Honda dealer says Honda knows about it and is working on a fix. They say it is not hurting the car. It sounds awful. This happens when the car is parked. Began Jan. 2014-now.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2012 Honda CR-V 12
Failure Date: 01/07/2014

Vehicle did not start on a cold morning (Tuesday 07th January, 2014, 9:30 am est). Outside temperature was around -10f (as indicated by cars dash). I do not have a garage. So car was parked outside. I cleared snow on top of car and I tried starting, but it wont start. I gave the starter, 10-12 minutes recovery time between trying subsequent starts. But, car would make clicking noise. Geico emergency roadside was backed up and they said it will take 6 hours to send some one. I had to get it jump started later that evening. Additional facts: (I use the car everyday. I did not leave any electrical appliance/lights on on the above day).

car image   Starter problem of the 2008 Honda CR-V 13
Failure Date: 09/10/2012

Tl- the contact owns a 2008 Honda crv. The contact stated when turning the ignition switch, the vehicle sounded as if there was a buzzing noise before the vehicle started intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the starter motor and the wiring cable needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the failure recurred. The vehicle was to be inspect, diagnosed and repaired by an authorized dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 96,000. Dyd.

car image   Starter problem of the 2012 Honda CR-V 14
Failure Date: 07/03/2012

I was driving my 2012 Honda crv when the door locks started going crazy then the car alarm started going off then me and my wife tried to get out and the door would not open so I drove the 3 month old crv back to the dealer at sunnyside Honda and they were the rudest people on earth I told them what happened and they tried to get me to sing a paper that said I might have to pay cause it might be my fault not were sorry not are you guys ok no just sing I said no ask for the boss he said same thing so I ask for his boss the head boss at the time no sorry no are u ok well he said you had a remote starter put in its an after market its there fault call them I didn't put it in very rude and leaning in turns me so I said Honda at the time I bought the crv sad they were out of factory remotes and rec-amended that one it was put on there before I even picked up the car for first time now me and my wife was terrified and all they could do is give us bull not just say wow it a brand new crv sorry it happened well check it out finally after that and a long time latter they agreed to check it out and said after it was check out well we replaced the door actuator but if it happens gain you need to call the remote people no sorry I loved Honda but not now I am looking into a law suite.

car image   Starter problem of the 2003 Honda CR-V 15
Failure Date: 03/03/2010

There is two problems with my 2003 Honda Cr-v. When car has sat overnight or when the air conditioner was on full and the car was off when we went to start the car it sounded like the main starter had been corroded not allowing the car to start it's not the battery nor the alternator and whats keeping the starter from starting the car only has 92,000 miles. The bigger safety issue is that the tilt steering is not locking allowing it to stay loose while driving, this is a big issue when in motion and cannot find a solution. My two requests are why is the starter going bad so early and why wont the tilt lock into place?.

car image   Starter problem of the 2010 Honda CR-V 16
Failure Date: 01/01/2010

My 2010 crv sometimes doesn't start the first time. This happened more frequently over the last 6 months. What happens is when starting the car there will be a "click sound" but not the sound of the starter. . . . . Turn the key to the off position and try again and the car starts normally. Always starts normally on the second try. What I heard was a clear buzzing sound coming right from the steering column, near the ignition switch when the key was turned to the start position. No sounds from the engine at all. The sound was like an electrical buzz. After turning the key on and off three times, then the car started normally with no buzzing coming from the steering column. In searching the web, there are other crvs that report the same thing--abnormal sound at first start and then perfectly normal starts on the second try. This is the third time I took my crv to Honda dealer for the same problem. First time, battery was replaces. Second time, relay was replaced. No problem fixed.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2007 Honda CR-V 17
Failure Date: 02/20/2009

Honda crv 2007 ex 2. 4 liter, 4 cylinder. The car does not start occasionally. The battery is fine. Starter is okay. Checked online forum to find the issue and fix. Several people have logged same issue online. Dealers don't know what is wrong. Honda of America say that there is no problem. But clearly there is some issue in the engine immobilization or other electrical issue related to ignition. Some one need to dig in to the issue and have it fixed by Honda regardless of mileage. Today (Friday, March 05, 2010) again the vehicle does not start at all. The battery is fine since the lights and radio and other electrical components are working. Seems like the some thing with the ignition electrical system. I have to tow away the vehicle to dealer and they need to diagnose the problem since it is not starting at all.

car image   Starter problem of the 2005 Honda CR-V 18
Failure Date: 04/12/2008

My 2006 Honda crv SUV continually has starter switch problems. It buzzes loudly upon starting the engine. It sounds like the contacts are shorting out. My friends who have Hondas of the same year, but have a different models do not have this problem.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2006 Honda CR-V 19
Failure Date: 02/04/2008

Complaint mimics the complaints here in the NHTSA, complaint #'s 10573302, 10576909 and 10619157 for low beam lamps burning out prematurely since I first purchased it as a used vehicle back in 2008 from larry miller Honda in hillsboro oregon much like what happened to the civic models for starters. What I don't understand is why Honda America is not responding, what is the nhsta doing to apply pressure to issue a service bulletin?.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2007 Honda CR-V 20
Failure Date: 01/31/2007

Vehicle failed to start. . Key turned to start position, no response from starter motor. Retried, vehicle did start; starter turned over slowly. Battery connections appear/feel tight; condition indicator shows blue (full charge) has occurred about six times. . .

car image   Starter problem of the 1999 Honda CR-V 21

Consumer received recall notice 02v12 in the mail regarding the ignition switch. Consumer learned there were stipulations to the recall. Consumer received a remote starter as a gift but was installed at a different facility. Consumer was told the dealership would only repair the ignition switch and would have to deactivate the remote starter. The dealership however will not reactivate the remote starter and consumer would have to take the vehicle to another facility and have them reactivate the starter at consumers expense.

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