Honda CR-V owners have reported 48 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category).
Drivers side visor will not stay up, dropping down to block visibility.
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The contact owns a 2014 Honda Cr-v. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph and operating the windshield wiper, the driver's side wiper blade pushed water back over the driver's side of the windshield causing a visibility hazard. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who indicated that the wiper blades operated as normal. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 2,668.
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This letter is to report my dissatisfaction with my 2014 Honda crv’s driver side, outside, rearview mirror. At the least, the distortion of this design is a distraction, at the worst it is clearly a safety issue with the inability of the driver to quickly determine what is being reflected in this mirror. Please offer a replacement mirror without the split designed reflecting surface.
Sun visor failure. This is a safety issue as it will no longer fold up or fold away. This causes a visual hazard and seems like a design flaw that has affected every Cr-v and accords eventually. Timing seems to depend on the # of times the visor is flipped, & thats why the passanger side is noted less often (flipped less frequantly). There are many online video fixes (youtube), but as there are many online blogs reporting this problem & is clearly a visual hazard I think this needs to be addressed by Honda & ntsb.
While I was on my way home from work, I decided to take the freeway (instead of the normal roads) back home. I was hitting speeds that were 60mph-65mph. It was until I was 15 minutes into my driving that I heard something snap in the front of my car and heard a dense whoosh. The hood of my car slams up against my windshield and I am completely blinded; I can not see in front of me. Thankfully, I use my rear views while I am in the middle of the freeway and manage to drive off to the shoulder. If I had been surrounded by cars or if this had happened during a heavier traffic period I might not have made it.
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Tl- the contact owns a 2003 Honda Cr-v. The contact stated her vehicle was service under recall NHTSA campaign number: 12v486000 (electrical system , visibility) 6 months after the repair was performed the rear driver side, passenger rear and front malfunctioned. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic test. The manufacturer and dealer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 67,000. Az.
Driving the car day after snow storm. Wind shield/rear window covered with heavy layer of salt/dirt. No fluid would come out of windshield washer nozzles/rear window nozzles. Windshield was covered with so much salt that driving visibility was very limited. The nozzles worked briefly after the car was exposed to sunlight. Once the sun went down, the nozzles no longer worked. The windshield washer fluid/line appeared to be frozen. It has been very cold where we live and 5 days later no windshield/rear window washer fluid will spray out of nozzles. This is very unsafe and makes driving visibility very dangerous. The amount of salt on both the wind shield and rear window is excessive. The windows are white. How does Honda plan to fix this problem??? I plan to contact Honda dealer ship this week.
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The windshield sprayer on the Honda Cr-v 2012 freezes under 30 degrees and does not work to clean the windshield. I can not drive my cr -v in the snow because visibility could be zero and I would not be able to clear the snow from my car. I just can not see out my windshield. You would think Honda would have a better design for there new Cr-v. In the snow storm, I had to open my driver's side window and drive home looking out that window to get home safely. I can not believe that in 2014 we can not have a car whose windshield sprayer worked properly in the snow!!!that is a safety issue.
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While driving on un-crowded highway sunroof loudly exploded and rained glass into and outside the vehicle. Highway speed of approximately 65 mph outdoor temperature approximately 40 degrees. Passengers uninjured but very scared. Glass was blown out from inside to out. No indication of an impact was present. No other vehicles were present to cause impact. Vehicle was taken to local dealership where they explained it must have been a "tiny rock" that caused the impact so they would not repair or replace the defective part except at the owners expense. Serious safety issue with refusal directly from american Honda and local dealership to remedy.
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I bought a 2013 Honda Cr-v vehicle a few months ago. I have notice that the sun visors are too short. I had to come to a complete stop several times at sun rise and sun set because I was blinded by the sun. I have owned a Honda van and a Toyota care and never had this problem where I live. I called the Honda dealer in frankfort, ky and they said no one else was having the problem. I call Honda customer service (nation wide) and they said no one had reported the problem and wanted me to go back to the dealer in frankfort. I went on the internet and found other people have had the same problem and tried to use after market solution which is a visor extender. I am 5' 8" tall. I would need to be over 6 feet in order for the visors to be effective. It either a low seat problem or a visor problem. You don't notice this when you first drive the car. I would not have bought the car if I knew about this problem. This is definitely a hazard that should be checked out.
Windshield sprayer freezes at any temp under 30 degrees. Either there is a flaw in the design of the spray or the slope of the hood which allows the sprayers to freeze temps under 30 degrees. This make driving in snow weather very dangerous. I have seen many complaints about this online.
The windshield washer on this vehicle and my daughter's similar car are a defective design. They do not work in the cold. Also the wipers are ineffective. This leads to unsafe driving conditions.
The windshield wiper causes visibility problems when it comes back to the center. The rain was mild to moderate and the wiper pushed the water to the side of the windshield, as expected, then at it returned to the center, it pulled water back over the drivers side of the windshield so that I could not see. Is there a recall for the wiper system?.
Rear glass shattered spontaneously on the parking lot after starting the car. No passing cars (or stones) around. No damage to rear glass prior to accident.
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Both the driver and passenger visors when flipped against the windshield will not stay there but move out of position and droop vertically. Becomes a real annoyance when driving towards the sun during sunrise or sunset. Visited Honda dealer and they acknowledged no fix for this issue.
For months, sun visor hung low, not blocking visibility, but it would not return to normal, upright position. Eventually had a complete failure of visor where it neither closes nor blocks sun, merely hangs and causes visibility issues. Because of its position, it also regularly hits my head if exiting vehicle or leaning forward for any reason. Honda recalled many civics for this reason but have done nothing to repair Cr-vs.
On all 2013 Cr-vs the windshield side trim strips are not close to the windshield, allowing a water-dam effect during a rain storm. In prior years, the trim detail was different. On 2013 model years, the trim starts 1/16" away from the windshield at the top, but increases to 1/2" at the bottom. Additionally, the depth of the channel under the trim strip is 1/2" or greater. At speed during a storm, when the wiper sweeps rain in the leftward arc, it is not ejected entirely from the windscreen, but is "stored" under the trim strip. When the wiper starts its right-swing, the "stored" water is pulled from its channel, thereby creating a sheet of water on the windshield which makes visibility negligible. This, of course, only happens on the driver side. The sudden and dramatic loss of visibility is a frightening safety threat. I am turning my new Cr-v back to the dealer, and refuse to pay for such an unsafe vehicle.
The windshield wiper intermittent setting did not work and then when the rain stopped, the wiper off setting did not work right away. Eventually it stopped working, but the windshield wipers did not "park" in the proper position. The wiper blades stopped in the middle of the windshield, thus interfering with vision. This happened repeatedly after several attempts to turn them off in the correct parked position. It was frightening to have this happen at a high speed on a wet road surface with poor visibility due to the position of the wiper blades.
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Brand new 2013 Honda crv. Worst headlights ever on any car I have owned. Nightime visibility is horrible. Went back to dealer and they acknowledged problem but claimed inability to do anything about it. Contacted Honda in California several times and they assigned a case number. Replaced the stock bulbs with higher intensity ones and achieved marginal improvement. Only a question of time before people start dying because of this horrible Honda design. Please make Honda recall these defective cars and fix them. Dealer told me I should have test drove car after dark so that I would not have bought it. Other dealer told me Honda sells 300,000 of these cars a year some of them are bound to be defective. Internet is loaded with crv owners like me with the same complaint. Please look into this. Go get one of these cars and drive it. Come drive mine if you want.
Driver wiper blade is 26 inches long. Passengers blade is 16 inches long. This size difference leaves a water line on passengers side and waits for the drivers wiper to remove it. This is extremely annoying during moderate or heavy rainfall. I feel this is poor engineering on Hondas part and an immediate recall should e issued.
Tl- the contact owns a 2004 Honda Cr-v. The contact stated that the front passenger's side window could not be closed. In addition, a burning odor was emitted from the window area. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis and the contact inquired of a recall under NHTSA campaign number: 12v486000 (electrical system , visibility). The contact was advised that the VIN was not included in the recall campaign and that the window switch would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 127,000. Kmj.
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The contact owns a 2005 Honda Cr-v. The contact stated that the driver's side window could not be closed or opened completely when the driver's side window switch was depressed. The failure recurred intermittently. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 12v486000 (electrical system , visibility) but was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 210,000.
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Windshield wipers run erratically. While driving (in the rain), wipers stopped in the non parked position. Then wipers came back on and unable to turn them off even after turning car off and back on.
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Cr-v. The contact attempted to roll the front driver sides window down but it failed to open. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the motor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 110,000. The VIN was unavailable.
The contact owns a 2002 Honda crv. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked in rainy weather when the driver's door emitted smoke. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 12v486000 (master power switch visibility: power window devices and controls). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 155,000. . . . . Updated 12/19/12.
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