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Wiper Problems of Honda CR-V - part 1

Honda CR-V owners have reported 96 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category).

car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Honda CR-V 1
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.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Honda CR-V 2
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?.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2006 Honda CR-V 3
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.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Honda CR-V 4
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 5
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.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda CR-V 6
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 7
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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2016 Honda CR-V 8
Failure Date: 11/09/2016

While driving on an interstate traveling 70 mph the backseat passenger side window (which was closed completely) shattered and imploded into the entire backseat and floor of vehicle. Driving straight, 70 mph on interstate with cruise control on, no object collision. Vehicle is approx. 6 months old (purchased new) with just under 10k miles on it. Vehicle only serviced by Honda dealership and otherwise in mint condition. Affected window was undamaged prior to the event; no cracks, star markings, or chips noted on window prior to event. Back of car filled with shattered glass and tiny shards of glass. Fortunately nobody was in the backseat at the time.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Honda CR-V 9
Failure Date: 08/29/2016

This car has been an absolute nightmare. I literally cannot keep it running. Honda now uses soy based wiring which attracts rodents. I have several other cars in the driveway plus farm equipment. Mowers, lawn mowers etc. The rodents target specifically the Honda. Had to have the power steering sub harness replaced twice last fall and windshield washer tank, at 3020 miles, 4434 miles, 5045 miles. First two repairs were sub harness. It now is in the shop again for loss of power steering due to rodent damage at 16660 miles, loss of power steering sub harness. I had a Honda Cr-v 04 before this one and it did not get rodent damage. This is directly related to Honda's soy based wiring . . . . . They will not honor any customer satisfaction at all concerning this issue. The dealer where I bought the car all but laughed in my face. The dealer now doing the repairs has been very respectful although Honda will take no responsibility for this problem. I am concerned about this also as safety issue. . . . . . Three times now my power steering has gone out. Luckily I was still in my yard and was able to park the car safely and have it towed. I have not tried to drive it once the steering goes out. . . Very difficult to turn the vehicle and I would think very dangerous at highway speeds. . . . Car was in reverse and motion when power steering loss occurred. . . . .

car image   Wiper problem of the 2016 Honda CR-V 10
Failure Date: 08/20/2016

Chipped and/or cracked Honda windshield seems to be a problem. This is our 3rd Honda Cr-v (2010, 2013, and 2016) and with each vehicle, the windshield would chip easily from a stone or pebble on the highway; try to repair but the chip/crack would spread; and so, each time the windshield had to be replaced. Safelite tried to repair it on our current Cr-v since our insurance company recommended them but the crack spread. We normally go to norman's (burlington NJ) as they do a great job. They replaced it with a ppg oem at about $300 total, which is far less than you wanted to charge. My complaint is why do Honda windshields crack so easily? we've had other brands such as Jeep and gm/chevrolets and they don't seem to get chips or cracks when a stone hits the windshield. Are we unlucky with Hondas or are their windshields weak? the replacement ppg oems seem to be stronger as well.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Honda CR-V 11
Failure Date: 08/05/2016

The windshield wiper speed are very inadequate. When set to the fastest speed the wipers don't work well. The wipers tend to move faster the faster you are driving. Sitting still wipers don't move. When it is raining hard and fast the wipers do such a poor job it's impossible to see.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2003 Honda CR-V 12
Failure Date: 05/20/2016

My son was driving my 2003 Honda crv on highway 101 south near exit 484a, in rohnert park, CA just south of the todd rd. Overpass/on ramp. It was a windy day. The hood of the crv came up and hit/broke the windshield. My son was able to look sideways to guide himself off the freeway. He was able to guide himself into a safety zone next to the freeway, but couldn't get out of his car. He reached around from the driver's seat, and was able to pull down the hood somewhat (he's 6'4"). He was able to drive down farther to a more safe area on the wilfred avenue off/ramp. He was able to exit the vehicle, and further close the hood. The windshield is shattered, and there is damage to the hood. The force caused two areas of the hood to bend near the windshield. The hood won't open now. It is in a opened position. There are small dents in the hood from the impact. From this location, he was able to drive approximately 2 miles home, using back roads and sticking his head out of the window to see where he was going. This happened on a Friday afternoon in a rush time on the freeway. Luckily, my middle aged son was strong enough and tall enough to close the hood while in the safety lane. I wouldn't have been able to do so, due to being elderly. We have read on the internet of multiple incidents with the Honda crv 2002-2006 hood opening up and hitting the windshield, yet no recall has been initiated. There is believed to be a defect in the hood latch. We also have another 2003 crv, and I am now scared to drive that one too, knowing this could happen with that crv too. My son called our insurance and arranged for the windshield repair right after the accident. However, we have realized there is more damage. We will be calling our insurance and local Honda dealer (manly Honda of santa rosa) to see how to proceed from here.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Honda CR-V 13
Failure Date: 05/15/2016

The contact owns a 2014 Honda Cr-v. While driving various speeds in rainy weather, the windshield wipers failed to operate on the low or intermittent settings. The contact mentioned that the failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the dealer, but the failure was unable to be determined or duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 28,000.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Honda CR-V 14
Failure Date: 04/25/2016

This car only has one adjustment for both the high and low headlights. Currently the low beams are adequate when using factory setting. When high beams are selected, the near vision of the road is lost and the high beams shine too high. If adjustment is made to lower the high beam so that it provides distance vision and road vision then it lowers the low beam vision of the road to a few feet in front of the car. Both conditions are a safety issue for me. Only an unacceptable compromise of the height adjustment must be made to have some use of both high and low beams. I took the car back to the dealer and they said the lights were within specs after shinning the lights on to the garage door with it closed. Not very scientific method for adjusting the light settings and leaves a lot of room for error. My only choice is to drive with both settings being a compromise. All the cars I have owned for the past 55 years have had adjustments for both. I can only assume Honda felt it an acceptable safety risk and money saver for them for drivers to only have one adjustment for the headlights. I am attaching the service report from todays visit to my dealer.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Honda CR-V 15
Failure Date: 04/09/2016

It is well documented by Honda that there is an issue with heater cores on these cars. Heater will eventually become plugged and not work. Heat is significantly cooler on drivers side vents than passenger side. My complaint is without heat to defrost windshield in winter conditions it will become a visibility issue due to not having the ability to defrost the windshield. And potentially cause a crash. Honda is very much aware of this issue, yet is charging customers that are out of warranty to rectify the issue. I have 46k miles on my car and am having heater core issues? I noticed the issue early on and it has gotten progressively worse. Had I of known what it was I would have had it fixed under warranty. Honda TSB number is 14-063. Temperature differential from passenger side to driver side in my car is 40+ degrees.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda CR-V 16
Failure Date: 01/09/2016

The weather turned frigid after a unusual warm spell. As we were driving down the road we started to get some precipitation on the wind shield that the drivers side defroster was unable to keep the driver side windshield safely clear. Had to pull over several times to manually clear the windshield. Also there was virtually no heat on the driver side of the vehicle. We took the vehicle into the dealer we bought it from new. They told us the driver side heater core was plugged. I was astonished as to the low mileage on the vehicle (15,659), and it being out of warranty by 2 weeks. I believe this is a dangerous condition because of the rapid rate at which it occurs. Imagine this happening every 12-15k miles. Apparently after searching on line I found this to be an ongoing problem with certain 2012-2013 models. Honda also has a bulletin out on how to temporarily repair this design flaw. (bulletin #14-063). I know heater cores can plug up without the proper maintenance and considerable mileage on the vehicle. This in my opinion is a safety hazard due to the few miles driven before this can occur.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Honda CR-V 17
Failure Date: 01/01/2016

Heater/defroster on driver's side not putting out warm air. Windows not being defrosted - safety issue. Honda has long recognized this problem and issued a service bulletin 14-063 but refused to correct with charging several hundred dollars. This should be fixed no-charge as it is a safety issue.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda CR-V 18
Failure Date: 12/20/2015

Bought car fall 2015 w/21000 miles. First very cold day (below 0 f), I noticed the heating system as well as defrost barely worked after driving 8 miles on a country road. This repeated itself several more times before I discovered TSB 14-063 where they discovered sand had been inadequately washed from the blocks after the casting process was completed. It then settled in the heater core blocking the system from adequate defrost and heat. My dealer app't was disappointing in that they essentially told me I was lying and nothing was wrong with the system. They claimed the temp probes showed a 1/10 degree between the 2 vents - of course, I never saw the results. My warranty expires in less than a month when it will then be my responsibility to flush it myself or pay them to do it !! it's now spring so I feel that waiting for a recall could possibly put me in jeopardy as visibility during cold weather will be and has been an issue. I have a copy of the TSB and see it's supposedly a 3 12 hr obligation, but the flat rate they show is 1. 1 hours which encourages their techs to do haphazard work. Dealer was buerkle Honda, st paul,mn and my app't was in early January 2016.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Honda CR-V 19
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 20
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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Honda CR-V 21
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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Honda CR-V 22
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 23
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 24
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 2015 Honda CR-V 25
Failure Date: 08/01/2015

Significant vibration when I am at a stop and foot on brake or just about to drive off. This happens almost every time I drive the vehicle. Significant vibration of the front seat when no one is sitting in it. It seems to happen more when I am at a stop but it continues even while driving at highway speed. Sometimes I have to reach over and hold on to the seat to get ride of the noise and vibration. Windows and rear window seem to have a fog or cloudiness in them no matter the state of the defrost, weather or how much I clean them. No clear vision out the window. Have seen the same issue in Honda odyssey as well.