Wiper Problems of Honda CR-V - part 1

Honda CR-V owners have reported 120 problems related to wiper (under the visibility 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   Wiper problem of the 2017 Honda CR-V 1
Failure Date: 01/05/2018

Vehicle in motion on highway during winter weather. Windshield fluid nozzles froze. When attempting to clean the windshield with the windshield fluid, the wipers come on automatically for three sweeps. Because there was no available fluid, the wipers smeared the snow, dirt, and salt on the windshield, resulting in zero vision. Before attempting to clean the windshield, I had some visibility. After attempting to clean the windshield, I had no visibility. This "convenience feature" of automated wiper swipes is therefore dangerous and should be banned.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2017 Honda CR-V 2
Failure Date: 01/05/2018

Car is garaged (unheated). This am, the windshield wiper fluid would not spray even though I heard the spray motor running. I tried the spray in my wife's 2017 accord and the spray worked. In my 60 years of driving with many different cars, this is the first time this has happened and we have had plenty of freezing days over the years. The spray lines must be in an exposed position and this is a dangerous situation. With cars ahead of you on the road throwing up snow, salt, etc. Onto the windshield and you cannot clean it, the visibility will be obscured. If this is not corrected, those with crv's will be hard pressed to drive on snowy days.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda CR-V 3
Failure Date: 01/03/2018

The heater core is clogged and needs to be flushed in accordance with TSB 14-063. Getting the crv to operating temperature and driving hundreds of miles has no affect getting heat. The lack of heat poses a significant safety hazard due to extreme freezing temperatures and windshield defrosting. It makes it near impossible to defrost the windshield while leaving all occupants inside the vehicle frozen. This known heater core problem is not covered under Honda new vehicle limited warranty.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Honda CR-V 4
Failure Date: 01/02/2018

Driving on the freeway during a snow storm the heater was blowing cold air on the drivers side. The windshield iced over and I could not see.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2017 Honda CR-V 5
Failure Date: 01/01/2018

A lot of us are having heating issues with our 2017 Cr-v (1. 5 turbo). The real problems start at about 15 degrees fahrenheit. The car will not heat up with normal city driving the engine temp gauge stays at 0. The colder it gets outside the worse it is. Cause we have already seem much cooler temps than 15 like -15. If I drive on the hi-way the engine temp gauge will raise to normal operating temp although the cabin air never really gets warm it is better than nothing, worst heat output of any vehicle I have ever owned once I leave the hi-way and get in the city the engine temp gauge will go back to 0 if I have to stop and wait at traffic lights. On my way to work the car can be at normal engine operating temp I stop at a gas station to get a drink leave the car idling get back in less than 2 minutes and the engine temp gauge is back to 0 again. So I decided to run some test. I checked the Cr-v outside temp pretty warm at around 30 fahrenheit. Temp set to hi fan on hi, temp out vents was 140 fahrenheit this is not passing by the manufacturing standards I found on the web. Temp set to hi fan speed low, temp out vet 155 fahrenheit this is 15 degrees warmer which show even at 30 degrees fahrenheit outside air temp the heating system can�t maintain its temperature with fan on hi. Test was done at 70 mph. Cold start test temp and fan both on hi outside temp around 30 degrees fahrenheit 10 minutes idling Cr-v vent temp 80 fahrenheit. I did the same tests on our rav4 and the temps were 30-40 degrees higher on average and this was with warner temp outside air like I said it start to get bad at 15 degrees fahrenheit. This is a safety concern cause if cold and snowing the Cr-v doesn�t have the power/heat to defrost windows / melt the falling snow in a snowstorm. This is a design problem that many of us are having and we need Honda to step up and fix. Honda needs to look at look at a.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2017 Honda CR-V 6
Failure Date: 12/04/2017

Faulty windshield glass. My vehicle�s windshield cracked due to what appears to be weak oem windshield. When I turned on my vehicle defrost a slight crack appeared which continued on to spread along the bottom, near the defroster. A google search shows multiple complaints about 2017 windshield cracking for a myriad of reasons that don�t have to do with an accident. The Honda dealership where the vehicle was purchased refuses to replace the windshield unless I pay over a $1000. Now, in order to avoid my insurance going up, I will have to pay over $500 to safelite to replace it. Again this is not an isolated issue.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Honda CR-V 7
Failure Date: 12/01/2017

No heat on driver side vents. Will not defrost driver side windshield. Very difficult and dangerous driving conditions for my wife. Honda dealership where vehicle was purchased quoted $1,450 for repair of heater core on a 5 year old vehicle with 80,000 miles. This is not acceptable. Dealership offered no help in the matter and referred me to corporate. If no help from corporate, this will be the last Honda my family will buy. We are, or were a complete Honda family as every member of our family, (6) all drive Honda�s. Has their quality of vehicles declined this much. Any help much appreciated!.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Honda CR-V 8
Failure Date: 11/13/2017

While I was driving on a city street arriving to my work place in my Cr-v 2015 Honda, my rear window all of the sudden exploded. It was very scary. Good thing that there were no one in the back seat because glass went flying. I called the american Honda and my Honda dealer same day of the incident. I am very disappointed how they handled this issue. They should be paying for the repairs and documented it as well. But apparently is the driver responsibility to pay for the damages and report the issue.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2006 Honda CR-V 9
Failure Date: 11/09/2017

While driving down the fairfax county parkway (westbound between greenspring village and rolling rd) at about 40 or 45mph, the hood on my 2006 Honda crv opened by itself. It flew open and obstructed the window. I had to stop in a travel lane before proceeding to the shoulder at low speed. I'm lucky I wasnt hurt and didnt cause an accident. I had not opened the hood in weeks.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2016 Honda CR-V 10
Failure Date: 11/03/2017

Honda dealer and manufacturer claimed that the wiper of the 2016 Honda crv stops 1. 5 inch from the edge of the windshield glass. When you are driving, it seems to be a lot of blind spot.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2017 Honda CR-V 11
Failure Date: 10/30/2017

Headlight lenses fog up even when with headlights on. Inside passenger window fogs up . Passenger leather seat is loose - unsightlly.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2017 Honda CR-V 12
Failure Date: 08/25/2017

Windshield wipers in auto mode operate erratically and unpredictably. Even with selector knob at the most sensitive position, the wipers often fail to operate even when the windshield is completely covered with water, with no operation for about 30 seconds or more. When driving down the road with a light rain, wipers fail to reliably operate to maintain clear visibility even with the selector set at maximum sensitivity. A common scenario is driving in a steady rain with somewhat normal (though erratic) operation and then stop at a stop light. When the vehicle is not moving the windshield can become totally covered with rain and the wipers do not come on for an extended period of time, seriously impairing visibility. After the driver realizes that they can no longer see clearly through the windshield, manual intervention is needed to move the wiper selector to a continuous operating mode to clear the windshield. Vehicle was inspected at the dealer for proper wiper operation. Upon arrival the service writer used a hose to spray large amounts of water on the windshield with the wipers in the auto mode and the vehicle idling, and made sure water was covering the raindrop sensor at the top of the windshield. The service writer confirmed a long reaction time before the wipers engaged. Technicians inspected the wiper operation in the shop and claim that it works as intended. Apparently the wipers are either failing to operate according to the design intent, or there is no malfunction and the design is flawed. In either case, relying on the auto mode presents an unsafe condition due to impaired visibility.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Honda CR-V 13
Failure Date: 08/01/2017

Diver side visor malfunctioned and does not stay in upright position thereby impeding vision.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2017 Honda CR-V 14
Failure Date: 07/02/2017

Vehicle parked at the side of a rural road, while eating lunch. Came back and front passanger window had exploded. Nothing stolen and no evidence of impact from any object. Glass had 3m laminate. This makes it the 3rd report here regarding exploding glasses.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2005 Honda CR-V 15
Failure Date: 06/16/2017

A/c stopped working I live in hawaii and need it to help condensation on inside windshield and side windows when it rains. Read there are a lot of problems with crv a/c units failing. Was just driving along when I noticed warm air was coming from a/c in on position now loud noises from the unit.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2016 Honda CR-V 16
Failure Date: 06/10/2017

Takata recall. I hace problems. I notice the air bag no working. Ligths are off all the time. I am a driver for uber. When im driving the light is off. Turn off. I dont know what happen in case of an accident. I am very worried. Please contact me. I prefer talk in spanish.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2017 Honda CR-V 17
Failure Date: 06/07/2017

Bought a 2017 Honda crv this March. Drove fine for 3 months & 3k miles. On 6/7/17 the rear windshield exploded. The car was stationary at my work place. It was a hot 92 degree day. A coworker drove by & heard a loud pop & she notice my damaged window & cane to notify me ASAP. The glass clearly exploded because all indications of the bulging of glass has puffed outward from my car. There's a huge 1 foot wide hole in the center left, it looks like when a chick is hatching from its egg. There's only 2 chunks of glass broken from the hole, one into car, the other rested outside the hole on the wiper. If anything hits it, the glass would of shattered in the center & the would shows white big stress-marks expanding from the hole. Yet none. My whole window shattered starting from both ends of the rear windshield, disconnecting the whole glass from the car. I work as a qa member & we supply parts for Honda. I measure many of the parts we supplied. So I'm not stupid to mention to Honda my glass exploded. I did my research & came across many of these problems, even some were reported here in this forum. I took great pic & videos of the incident & showed both my dealership & Honda corporate & expressed greatly that this is a safety concern. Perhaps a bad defect like a bad defrosting unit where it fails to shut off after engine shuts off or basically defect within the glass during manufacturing process with nickel sulfide in glass. Honda does not cover glass under their warranties so as soon as I mention broken glass, they divert around my questions or gives other possible causes. I'm a qa member who makes & measure parts for them I'm not that dumb. Yet Honda will not investigate this when it clearly concern custoner's safety, mine to be exact. Now I have to spent $500 to fix it & I felt Honda could of look into this, physically. There clearly is a defected factor somewhere.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2016 Honda CR-V 18
Failure Date: 05/14/2017

We were driving on highway 5 north around roseburg or at about 65 mph and suddenly the sunroof glass exploded outward. It was a sudden and load explotion and was very very very frightening. We are attaching a picture of the damage. Note, we feel fairly confident nothing from the outside caused this and believe this has been caused by a defect in the vehicle. We highly encourage the appropriate authorities to investigate this further as we believe this is a very dangerous issue. Feel free to contact us as we do have several more pictures. Note, we're taking the vehicle into the Honda dealership in portland or to have the glass repaired. Also note, we informed our insurance company of the incident and they stated they have seen this same issue many times before.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Honda CR-V 19
Failure Date: 03/07/2017

Wipes cutting out while in operation and have to turn on and off to get it to complete a sweep of the windshield.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Honda CR-V 20
Failure Date: 02/01/2017

Problem with cooling system. The 2012-2016 Cr-v models have issues with the heater core becoming clogged, and not generating enough heat for proper defrosting, defogging and cabin heating. Honda is aware of this problem and it is wide-spread enough for them to issue technical service bulletin #14-063 (see attached) for flushing of cooling system, at a cost to the car owner of approximately $470. 00. This problem seems to be caused by factory-installed coolant (this is not scheduled to be replaced until 105k miles). Since our Cr-v still had the factory coolant and all related components, and could be safety-related due to ineffective defrosting and defogging, should these be subject to a recall at Honda's expense, and those owners who paid for this to be corrected be reimbursed?.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2006 Honda CR-V 21
Failure Date: 01/15/2017

The driver side sun visor of my 2006 crv sags down into my line of sight. Hitting bumps in the road causes it to sag even lower. This is dangerous for the obvious visibility reason, but could also be dangerous in the event of an accident. Honda started making an upgraded replacement part that shouldn't sag, but failed to update the thousands of vehicles affected. I currently have mine tied up with twine until I can get a replacement visor.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Honda CR-V 22
Failure Date: 01/08/2017

When the temperature is below 30 degrees, the windshield wiper fluid does not discharge to clean the windshield. The dealer says that this will happen because the windshield wiper fluid resorvior is close to the bumpber and therefore it freezes. Driving in snow condition is extremely hazardous as you can not clean the muddy windshield. It's matter of time when humans will start to get hurt due to this flaw. Honda needs to own the issue and come up with solution. The wiper fluid will start to work after at least 1/2 hour of driving. The only explanation I got from the dealer that this issue is resolved once the engine warms up, which is not a fact as in my experience the vehicle needs to on for 1/2 hr or more.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda CR-V 23
Failure Date: 01/07/2017

Defroster and vent heat does not heat properly on the drivers side, passenger side works normally. Lack of proper function causes wind shield to fog and obstruct vision. Honda dealer says heater core is partially blocked causing this issue. Dealer says there is a tech bulletin about this issue. There is not a recall on this model, but it is a know problem on some Cr-vs.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda CR-V 24
Failure Date: 01/02/2017

TSB 14-063 the heating/defrost system in my Honda will only blow hot air on the passenger side. This makes it unsafe to drive as I cannot keep my windshield clear. I live in a cold environment and commute. I also cannot stay warm as the operator of the vehicle especially now (January) we frequently experience temperatures of -8 or lower. I have also learned that this isa common Honda problem and has occurred in my vehicle at 40k miles. This is definitely a safety issue that Honda needs to resolve. Yesterday while driving only 60 miles my feet became so cold they became numb and made operating the vehicle difficult.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Honda CR-V 25
Failure Date: 12/20/2016

TSB 14-063 failure or plugging of the heater core. Not allowing the driver side vents to defrost my windshield. It is 5 degrees outside and there is little/no heat coming from the drivers side vents, but the passenger side is warm. Continually happening.

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