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Wiper Problems of Honda CR-V - part 1

Honda CR-V owners have reported 55 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category).

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

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Honda CR-V 2
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 3
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 4
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 5
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.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 Honda CR-V 6
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 7
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.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2006 Honda CR-V 8
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 9
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 10
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 11
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 12
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 13
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 2013 Honda CR-V 14
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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car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Honda CR-V 15
Failure Date: 01/21/2014

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Honda CR-V 16
Failure Date: 01/15/2014

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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car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda CR-V 17
Failure Date: 12/18/2013

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Honda CR-V 18
Failure Date: 12/17/2013

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda CR-V 19
Failure Date: 12/17/2013

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Honda CR-V 20
Failure Date: 11/26/2013

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?.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Honda CR-V 21
Failure Date: 10/02/2013

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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car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda CR-V 22
Failure Date: 09/23/2013

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2006 Honda CR-V 23
Failure Date: 08/01/2013

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda CR-V 24
Failure Date: 05/01/2013

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 Honda CR-V 25
Failure Date: 03/31/2013

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.