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Wiper Problems of Honda CR-V - part 1



Honda CR-V owners have reported 73 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category).

car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Honda CR-V 1
Failure Date: 12/14/2015

The tips of the windshield washer fluid dispenser freezes in really cold temperatures and didn't unfreeze until the temperature got to 44 degrees. So we drove over one hour in the snow with no windshield washer fluid and couldn't see out the front windshield with all the dirty snow and mud smearing on the windshield. We put fresh water on the windshield but that kept it clean for about one mile only. This was driving on hwy. 80 in the sierra's. It was very scary and dangerous.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2003 Honda CR-V 2
Failure Date: 12/10/2015

The contact owns a 2003 Honda Cr-v. The contact stated that the windows failed to operate on the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12v486000 (electrical system, visibility). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 106,000.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Honda CR-V 3
Failure Date: 11/30/2015

Sunroof explosion: driving on interstate, approximately 65 mph in light rain when a loud shotgun-like explosion above my head occurred. No other vehicles were near at the time and I was not near an overpass. All windows of the vehicle were closed. Pulled over and discovered a jagged v shaped hole in the mid/right side of the sunroof of the vehicle. However, there was only a small amount of glass between the sunroof glass and the sunshade, indicating an outward force. Took the vehicle to Honda dealer where purchased for warranty repair. They first refused, stating that their technician determined the damage was caused by a rock strike. I disagreed, showing photos taken right after the occurrence that demonstrate an outward force. I also pointed to current NHTSA reports, news articles documenting several hundred other cases in various makes and models of vehicles with sunroofs and the improbability of a rock coming from the middle of nowhere to strike downward on the only glass structure available without leaving any trace of occurrence anywhere else on the vehicle . The dealership contacted Honda USA maintenance who also refused to honor the vehicle warranty, reasoning that although this problem is well documented by the NHTSA in other vehicles, there is no documented record of an occurrence with this particular model in this particular year. According to the dealer they can only compare apples to apples and just because 2011 Honda accords had this documented sunroof problem, 2015 Honda Cr-vs with the same symptoms are a different problem.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Honda CR-V 4
Failure Date: 10/17/2015

Approx 6 months ago a crack started in the front windshield on the passenger side. It started from the top rubber gasket & was in alignment with the window visor holder. There were no visible signs of damage on the outside of the car. We had the window replaced by safelight window repair company. Now we have a crack starting on the drivers side front windshield & running down from the top rubber gasket & also in direct alignment with the visor holder. A considerable amount of pressure must be applied to seat the visor back into the holder. Both cracks happened during highway travel with no obvious signs of damage by a rock, etc. Both times the visors had been turned to the side window to block the sun.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Honda CR-V 5
Failure Date: 09/16/2015

The contact owns a 2015 Honda Cr-v. During rainy weather conditions, water spots would form on the side windows and side mirrors obscuring the vision of the driver. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 500.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2003 Honda CR-V 6
Failure Date: 09/02/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Honda Cr-v. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds the low beam headlights on the vehicle are inoperable. The failure recurred continuously. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 132,000. Sh.


car image   Wiper problem of the 2009 Honda CR-V 7
Failure Date: 07/19/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2009 Honda Cr-v. The contact stated that while traveling approximately 65 mph, there was an abnormal noise and then the sunroof exploded with no warning. The failure caused the glass to fracture. The dealer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who was able to order the parts to replace the glass and the seals for the sunroof. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000. Pam.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2005 Honda CR-V 8
Failure Date: 07/15/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Honda Cr-v. The contact stated that the front driver's side power window switch failed to operate. In 2013, the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign: 12v486000 (electrical system , visibility) and no failed had been experienced prior to the recall remedy. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable. Djr.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Honda CR-V 9
Failure Date: 06/04/2015

I purchased a new 2015 Honda cv r. While driving in the rain my windshield wipers were not operating properly. They were leaving a stream of water across my windshield directly in front of my vision, distorting the view of the road. I took my car back to the dealership to have them check it. When I got my car back the mechanic told me he replaced the rubber in the blade and its good to go. With the next rain I saw that I had the same problem. I took my car back to the dealer, they worked on it for a while with out fixing the problem. I was then told that this condition is normal. I did not believe it. I told him to bring out another cr v to see if it had the same wiper problem. It did!!!! I talked several other cv r owners who are have the same dangerous condition and are hoping for a recall from Honda to correct this before something bad happens.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2004 Honda CR-V 10
Failure Date: 04/13/2015

Driver's side sun visor will not stay in position. Drops down constantly. Will not stay up nor pushed forward against windshield. The owners forum has tons of crv owners with this problem. I contacted Honda and was told they do not guarantee that part! this is a major safety hazard. Honda knows it has issue with it's visors however will not issue a recall for the problem.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2009 Honda CR-V 11
Failure Date: 03/20/2015

Drove about 30 miles in rainy weather with the wipers working perfectly fine at a steady speed, when suddenly I noticed that the wipers were sluggish. Then the wipers stopped working completely while it was raining and I was on the highway. I tried to get them to work but they wouldn't budge. The rear wiper was still working. I panicked as I thought I may have engine problems. I headed for the nearest exit. When I took it to the dealer for service check, they said that the wiper motor needed to be replaced. Defective wipers are a safety hazard as my visibility was impaired without the use of functioning wipers. Honda should pay for this repair as it is very costly over $500.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Honda CR-V 12
Failure Date: 03/05/2015

2014 Honda crv: in Feb 2015 windshield wipers mostly do not work at all or they work intermittently in cold weather. . . Especially dangerous and frightening when they stopped during several snowstorms allowing no visibility. After making a long drive to fort wayne don ayres ( and trying to find a day when both wipers and I were not working and that it was not snowing on the interstate) the wipers started working again after the crv was driven into their garage. Had to bring it back when wipers not working, we were told. In the meantime crv was not safe to drive in snowstorms. On second visit they discovered that the motor on the wipers had to be replaced. A little nuisance problem to them but very frightening to me when driving blind in snowstorms. Lucky not to have had a wreck or even a stroke from the frustration of spending so much money on a vehicle to stay safe in winter weather. . . Only to have nonfunctional wipers that make it undependable in winter weather. Hope this will be helpful to someone.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Honda CR-V 13
Failure Date: 02/26/2015

I. Headlights are terrible. I only drive occasionally at night. The high beam points too high and the low beam too low. I asked rep in service dept. At don jacobs, lexington, ky and he advised the headlights are set at factory. They could not do anything to adjust them. I don't think he even made out a report. But the more I think about it, Honda should have a "fix" for this problem. 2. Battery. Local temps have been -/+ zero outside. My Honda is parked in garage and temps in this cold weather in my garage is 34 degrees, average. . My Honda "groans" when starting, but so far has managed to get started. I have not mentioned this to don jacobs as I didn't think they would do anything about it. They would probably say "it was set at factory".

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Honda CR-V 14
Failure Date: 02/17/2015

The window washer system was activated. The driver's side wiper arm assembly detached from the blade assembly, throwing the wiper blade off the car and dragging the remaining pieces across the windshield.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2009 Honda CR-V 15
Failure Date: 02/02/2015

While driving in the rain the wipers were on delay and turned on completely by themselves. I tried to turn them off and they would not turn off. I turned them back to delay and eventually, they started to operate correctly. The incident re-occurs from time to time.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 Honda CR-V 16
Failure Date: 01/12/2015

Windshield wipers – (wiper motor control?) - issue has been happening intermittently - but frequency of events is increasing -when lever is activated to wash windshield – the wipers continue to wipe – may or may not stop – sometimes have to turn car off when they are in down position -when lever is activated to intermittent mode – the wipers will periodically wipe 2, 3 or more times and then return to a single wipe and then the multiple wipes may start again -when lever is activated to normal or fast speed – the wipers work with no issues -rear windshield wiper – no issues – works normally.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2003 Honda CR-V 17
Failure Date: 09/01/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Honda Cr-v. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the a/c compressor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 142,000. Djr.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2006 Honda CR-V 18
Failure Date: 08/11/2014

Drivers side visor will not stay up, dropping down to block visibility.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Honda CR-V 19
Failure Date: 08/09/2014

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Honda CR-V 20
Failure Date: 06/26/2014

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2006 Honda CR-V 21
Failure Date: 06/17/2014

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2003 Honda CR-V 22
Failure Date: 05/28/2014

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2003 Honda CR-V 23
Failure Date: 05/17/2014

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Honda CR-V 24
Failure Date: 02/10/2014

This has now happened twice, in early 2014 and early 2015. Driving on the highway in a snowstorm, the windshield wipers work fine for a while, and then rather suddenly the windshield ices up to a point that visibility is extremely poor. The wipers themselves fail, and no amount of defrosting/heat directed at the windshield will help. The only thing that helps is pulling off the highway and manually DE-icing them. The problem with that, of course, is that one is not always in the position to be able to do this, and certainly not immediately once the problem starts. The first time this occurred was in awful traffic in a snowstorm with my two daughters in the car. There were accidents all along our route, so even with visibility the driving was hairy. There was nowhere to pull over for a long period in order to fix the problem. It was without a doubt the worst and most frightening driving experience I've ever had. After that experience, I purchased and installed brand new wipers. They work great in the rain, and I was hopeful about their performance in snow. But then I encountered the problem again the following winter. Happily, on the second occasion I was able to pull off the highway relatively soon after the problem started. My guess is that it has something to do with the shape of the windshield, or with the depth of the well at the base of the windshield.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda CR-V 25
Failure Date: 01/22/2014

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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