Wiper Problems of Honda Cr-v
Honda Cr-v owners have reported 30 problems linked to wiper (under the visibility category).
#1 - Wiper problem of the 2010 Honda Cr-v
The car involved is a 2010 Honda Cr-v. The VIN of the car is 5J6RE4H54A_. 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. It was Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 when this wiper issue occurred.
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#2 - Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle having this issue was a 2013 Honda Cr-v. 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. This wiper problem happened on Mon., Sep. 23, 2013.
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#3 - Wiper problem of the 2010 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle involved was a 2010 Honda Cr-v. The VIN of the car is 5J6RE3H56A_. The windshield is badly distorted. It looks like bubbles inside of the glass making visibility extremely difficult. I can not see out of windshield and am concerned that being unable to see I will end up in a crash. Honda dealer refuses to replace windshield stating it is an insurance issue. It is not an insurance issue; it is clearly a manufacturing defect. This problem occurred on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012.
#4 - Wiper problem of the 2005 Honda Cr-v
Consumer has 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. This problem occurred on 01/15/13.
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#5 - Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle having this issue was a 2013 Honda Cr-v. The VIN of the problem Cr-v is 5J6RM3H71D_. 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. This issue happened on May. 1, 2013.
#6 - Wiper problem of the 2011 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle was a 2011 Honda Cr-v. While driving my wipers pull the water back across in front of me the driver this is a major hazard it blocks my view and at night it is almost to where you would rather stay home if its raining cause you are afraid you won't be able to see. I have complained to Honda on several occassions they have said after changing the wiper blades and trying to bend the arm and mutiple rain x applications they can not do anything to help me. They said that changing the windshiled would not help, and to me by looking at the automobile if the lip down the side of the windshiled was not there the water would be slung off the side verse being held on the windshield. I have expreesed my concerns to the service manager etc and even had to go to another dealership while traveling because the raining issue and not being able to see. This is becoming a large problem and driving the vehicle is just unsafe. I would like to know what I can do to get this corrected if anyone could help. It was nice to see someone else has this problem they keep telling me no one else has complained. This has beeen happeing continuosly ever since I have owned the vehicle and every time I drive in the rain very unnerving and very hazardous. This wiper problem happened on Wed., Aug. 17, 2011.
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#7 - Wiper problem of the 2007 Honda Cr-v
The car was a 2007 Honda Cr-v. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was JHLRE48747_. 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. The failure date was Sunday, March 31, 2013.
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#8 - Wiper problem of the 2005 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle involved was a 2005 Honda Cr-v. I have had to replace the low beam headlights on my 2005 Cr-v several times in the past year alone (at least 4 times that I can remember). The lights go out randomly while driving (the exact speed is unknown). This obviously presents a very great safety hazard, and I am very concerned as my wife and newborn baby sometimes use this car. The last time we had the bulbs replaced, there appeared to be scorch marks on the wire connector that attaches to the back of the headlight assembly. There are many forum posts on the internet of drivers who have similar issues to mine with the same model year (2005) and also with 2006 Cr-vs. The failure date was Jan. 1, 2012.. Read more...
#9 - Wiper problem of the 2005 Honda Cr-v
The car is a 2005 Honda Cr-v. We bought our 2005 Cr-v se in sum 10 and love the vehicle. Since then however, we've had to change headlight bulbs approximately 10 to 12 times. Sometimes a single bulb, sometimes both. . . They simply go out every couple of months. We even had to ride home one night with "high beams" because the both low beams simply failed. The next day we purchased new bulbs, installed them on the Cr-v, and now the low-beams work, but the high beams do not. It's kind of getting old buying new bulbs every few months! my problem/concern is the fact that we have a known recall for a extremely similar issue on 2002 thru 2004 Cr-v models. That recalls summary states: "due to tension from the combination switch wiring harness, wear on the surface of the electrical terminal can occur, yielding copper oxide, which increases electrical resistance. Increased electrical resistance may cause the terminal ends to melt within the wiring harness connector. " the consequence listed on this recall "if the terminal ends melt within the wiring harness connector, the low beam headlights may become inoperative, reducing driver visibility and increasing the risk of a crash. " based on our experience, it seems the recall listed above should be expanded to include the 2005 Cr-v models as well. We've looked at current recalls for our vehicle under the Honda owners site and there are none listed for our VIN. . . ? Honda may want to re-visit this recalls coverage before any other 2005 Cr-v owner's headlights go out in the middle of the night while driving. . . This is a major safety concern!. This issue happened on 01/01/2011.
#10 - Wiper problem of the 2004 Honda Cr-v
Tl- the vehicle involved is 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. This problem occurred on February 28, 2013.
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#11 - Wiper problem of the 2006 Honda Cr-v
Vehicle identification number (VIN): JHLRD789X6_. Tl-the reporting person owns a 2006 Honda Cr-v. The contact stated that the sun visor would not remain secured in an upright position. The contact did not taken the vehicle to the dealer for inspection but she did purchase a replacement visor and repaired the vehicle herself. The failure later recurred. The manufacturer was notified but did not provide any assistance. The failure mileage was 40,000. Kmj. This issue happened on 01/14/10.
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#12 - Wiper problem of the 2009 Honda Cr-v
The car involved was a 2009 Honda Cr-v. Ice build up on the windshield of the passenger side occurs whenever there is snow or freezing rain. This has been a constant problem since the car was new. Even with the defroster on the highest setting this occurs. I bought an awd vehicle as I live in vermont so expected a defroster that would perform under freezing conditions. While driving on snow or ice, the ice build up on the windshield affects visibility so greatly that I have to stop driving and try to break up ice on the windshield and wipers. This is not safe to do during bad weather. It was Dec. 1, 2009 when this wiper issue happened.
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#13 - Wiper problem of the 2006 Honda Cr-v
The owner has 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. It was 11/22/12 when this wiper issue happened.
#14 - Wiper problem of the 2007 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle having this issue was a 2007 Honda Cr-v. 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. This wiper issue occurred December 7, 2012.
#15 - Wiper problem of the 2002 Honda Cr-v
The car was a 2002 Honda Cr-v. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is JHLRD78862_. The owner has 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. This wiper problem happened on Saturday, November 17, 2012.
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#16 - Wiper problem of the 2003 Honda Cr-v
The VIN of this vehicle is SHSRD78873_. The vehicle is a 2003 Honda Cr-v. The contact stated that the front driver side and the rear passenger side windows could not be opened or closed. The rear driver's side window could be opened however, the window either could not be closed once it was opened or would close extremely slow. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis where the contact was informed of a recall for the failure under NHTSA campaign id number: 12v486000 (visibility:power window devices and controls). After the repair had begun, the dealer notified the contact that the failure in the windows was caused by the tracks, which would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was being repaired. The failure and current mileage was 121,000. This issue happened on 10/15/12.
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#17 - Wiper problem of the 2011 Honda Cr-v
The car involved was a 2011 Honda Cr-v. Summary: our windshield wiper arm travels from right to left removing rain from the windshield, the wiper pulls the rain back across the windshield blocking the drivers vision. It appears that the design of the windshield arm and blade pulls the water back across the windshield blocking the drivers vision. This factor is extremely dangerous. Blocking the dealer was notify with no correction. It was 11/01/2011 when this wiper issue occurred.
#18 - Wiper problem of the 2012 Honda Cr-v
The VIN of the problem Cr-v is 5J6RM3H31C_. Tl-the owner has a 2012 Honda Cr-v. The contact stated that the passenger side windshield wiper blade failed which caused water to accumulate and obstructed the drivers view. The failure was recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised the contact how the windshield was designed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 1,000 and the current mileage was 3,000. Pmb. It was June 1, 2012 when this wiper issue occurred.
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#19 - Wiper problem of the 2012 Honda Cr-v
Tl- the vehicle is a 2012 Honda Cr-v. The contact stated that the sun visor only covered two-thirds of the side window, leaving a large portion of the window unblocked and making it difficult for him to see as the sun glared through the window while driving. The dealer and the manufacturer were both notified of the failure but neither offered any assistance. The failure and current mileages were 400. Kmj. It was Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 when this wiper issue happened.
#20 - Wiper problem of the 2012 Honda Cr-v
The VIN of this vehicle is 5J6RM4H70C_. The vehicle involved is a 2012 Honda Cr-v. The contact stated that while traveling 60 mph the driver side windshield wiper blade pulled rain into her field of vision decreasing visibility. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted. The failure mileage was 1,000 and the current mileage was 5,102. The failure date was Sunday, April 22, 2012.
#21 - Wiper problem of the 2007 Honda Cr-v
Consumer has a 2007 Honda Cr-v. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the windshield wipers turned on and off on their own. The contact had to restart the vehicle to stop the failure. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileages were 99,000. This wiper problem happened on Wednesday, July 11, 2012.
#22 - Wiper problem of the 2012 Honda Cr-v
I was driving my Honda Cr-v approx 60 miles an hour on the highway in fort smith, arkansas. I heard a loud pop and the drivers side window exploded and collapsed. I immediately drove to the dealership which was close by to have the auto examined. I contacted Honda to notify them of the issue and neither Honda or the dealership had any thoughts on what may have caused the window to explode other than a foreign object hitting the window. This type of repair was not covered under warranty according to Honda. I was not close to any other vehicles at the time the window exploded. I was also not near a large truck or a mowing vehicle that would have thrown up debris that could have hit the side window. I want to make sure that there is not any underlying issue that caused this problem such as any pressure on the window mechanism or problems related to excessive temperatures such as our area has been having. This potentially could have caused a dangerous accident and or a fatality. This wiper problem happened on June 30, 2012.
#23 - Wiper problem of the 2011 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle involved was a 2011 Honda Cr-v. Our windshield wiper arm travels from right to left removing rain from the windshield, the air passing over and around the windshield arm as it returns, the wiper pulls the rain back across the windshield blocking the drivers vision. It appears that the design of the windshield arm and blade causes a vacuum that pulls the water back across the windshield blocking the drivers vision. Here in florida with torrential rain storm this factor is extremely dangerous. A quick fix would be airfoil that snaps onto the windshield arm that would direct air into this vacuum behind the wiper blade, destroying the suction that pulls the water back across the windshield blocking the drivers vision. This problem occurred on Wednesday, May. 30, 2012.
#24 - Wiper problem of the 2007 Honda Cr-v
The car involved was a 2007 Honda Cr-v. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was JHLRE48757_. When checking washer fluid, I noticed the fluid was not visible, so I added the proper fluid. As nothing happened, I looked under car, & the washer solution was running out on the concrete floor, as I poured it into jug. Upon further examination, I found pieces of the tubing that had been chewed on, and in some areas, chewed completely through. One of these areas I was able to access via a plastic door, about 12 inches wide, by about 2 inches in height, located under the hood, in the center of the firewall, just below the windshield wipers. I found pieces of tubing in this area, also. Looking further, I found insulation that mice had moved from an unknown area, to make their nest. With some difficulty, I finally received a call from a Honda rep, in California. After about 25 minutes of discussion, in a peaceful manner, I was not offered any solution to the mice problem, as I was trying to get Honda to help me determine where the point of entry was located at, in the car body, that would allow mice to gain entry. As a former auto mechanic, & a structure aircraft mechanic, I planned to make the repair myself. (the insulation movement could be affecting the a/c & heating systems, also). Later, I found both of the wires to the left clearance light had been chewed completely through, wire & all. I later read on a web site, that the wiring insulation was made out of recycled food material, such as the husks from corn, or pods from mature dried beans!! I consider the windshield washer problem a safety hazard, for sure. Other mfg of asian cars could be using food grade wiring. If the mice can't be stopped, they could totally destroy these newer type cars, looking for shelter, with a built-in food supply. This should be considered a fire hazard, also, in my opinion, due to causing a short-circuit in the wiring systems. It was Saturday, May 15, 2010 when this wiper issue happened.
#25 - Wiper problem of the 2006 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle involved was a 2006 Honda Cr-v. I was driving and pulled down my sun visor as the sun was in my eyes. When I went to return it to position it kept falling down into my view of the road. I had just started a 1500 mile trip and it turned into a real safety hazard as it kept falling down blocking my view. This issue happened on Jun. 11, 2012.
#26 - Wiper problem of the 2008 Honda Cr-v
The VIN of this vehicle is JHLRE48798_. The vehicle involved is a 2008 Honda Cr-v. The contact stated that fluid was not coming through the hose for the windshield wipers. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that the failure was due to the attachment to the body of the engine that had snapped due to a collision. The dealer replaced the entire windshield wiper unit at the expense of the contact. The contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 24,000. It was Jan. 27, 2011 when this wiper issue occurred.
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#27 - Wiper problem of the 2008 Honda Cr-v
The vehicle having this issue was a 2008 Honda Cr-v. Vehicle identification number (VIN): JHLRE48588_. Windshield wipers do not clear the windshield in cold/snowy conditions. Windshield wipers rest below the heated area of the windshield which allows them to become frozen and unable to contour to the windshield. Edges of the car are taller than the windshield which traps ice on the side edges as well and also damages the wiper blades, preventing them from working. Issue has been present since purchasing vehicle. Dealer unable to fix problem. The issue causes visibility problems at a time when visibility is already bad (snow storm), the addition of a failure of the wipers to clear the window adds to the road hazard. Would like to know if sae j903a covers cold weather testing and if Honda submitted paperwork to show that the wiper system meets the specification. The failure date was January 1, 2011.
#28 - Wiper problem of the 2007 Honda Cr-v
There is a design flaw in our 2007 Honda Cr-v. In winter precipitation conditions, the front windshield wiper freezes. It is impossible to clear it without getting out of the car and clearing it manually. The problem is that the wiper rests below the windshield and there is no heating element to thaw a frozen wiper at all. This occurs every time there is precipitation below freezing temperature. This causes significantly reduced visibility. This wiper problem happened on Mon., Mar. 2, 2009.
#29 - Wiper problem of the 2007 Honda Cr-v
This is the third winter with our 2007 Honda Cr-v and there is a huge design flaw affecting the proper functioning of the windshield wipers during precipitation in cold weather. The snow and ice builds up in the large well beneath the wiper blades,causing the wiper blades to get stuck on this snow and ice, as well as the frozen precipitation sticking to the wiper blades. We have to constantly stop, get out of the car and break up the ice and snow from the well and the wiper blades in order for them to function correctly and safely. It's outrageous that a car that can be purchased with 4wd, clearly meant to be driven in snowy areas, would have this severe design flaw! Honda really needs to address this flaw with a design solution to this problem that can be installed on this car!. This wiper issue occurred Wednesday, December 20, 2006.
#30 - Wiper problem of the 2007 Honda Cr-v
The car was a 2007 Honda Cr-v. The VIN of the problem Cr-v is JHLRE48717_. Wipers do not shut off after turning them off. When they do finally shut off, they park in the middle of the windshield. Also, the intermittent feature does not work whatsoever when this occurs. This problem only occurs during rain events. Wipers work properly on dry days. The failure date was 04/15/10.