Honda CR-V Problem Report
Honda CR-V Vibration When Braking Due to Rotor Problem
The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn to thin, replaced to correct this issue.
We have purchased 2013 CR-V October 2012 and in July 2013, nine months later I had to take it back to the dealer because of the wheel vibration when pushing breaks. They resurfaced rotors and tried to tell me not to ride on breaks. Really! I do extensive driving, but mostly on highway. This is my fourth car, but first time Honda, and I have never had to replace rotors. Now three months later we are having the same issue. Again the dealer claimed it is my bad driving habbits that breakes are getting overheated and now trying to charge $200. Apparently, manufacture warranty on rotors only covers 12,000 miles. We tried to tell them it has to be bad rotors from manufacture, but dealers people including general manger do not htink so. So, this is pretty much it for buying Honday in the feature. - Visitor
Onniebay, welcome to my world :-) I purchased a 2012 Honda CR-V from Santa Margarita Honda in Orange County CA approximately 10 months ago. The car has 9,400 miles on it and my wife drives it 7 miles/day to go between work and home. My brake rotors are completely warped already. When I drive at freeway speeds and step on the brake the car rattles like a 6.0 earthquake and the pedal bounces like a basketball. Took it to the dealer and they said that it's driving habits that are causing the rotors to overheat so it's wear and tear (at 9,400 miles and 10 months of age -?????). Keep in mind that my wife and I are almost 50 years old and do not drive the car like a Porsche or a Ferrari especailly with two younger kids in the car. This, as any common sense person should know, is not something that should be happening this early in the game. The dealer says that they will cover resurfacing of the rotors. Again, as everyone should know, resurfacing only thins the brake disc which makes it even more vulnerable to overheating and getting warped much quicker over time. They told me that if I want to pursue new rotors that I would have to contact Honda directly. After I spent $30,000 on their car they will not even pick up the phone for me...exquisite customer service...no? I call Honda and all the rep could tell me, after my rant, is that heat is causing the warping. Thanks a bunch Einstein...could not have figured that one out w/o you!!!!! The issue is why are the rotors melting away already at not even 10,000 miles??? Will never buy a Honda again. Period. Case closed. Good luck with your case. - Visitor
When you apply the brakes it sounds like a major thumping and you can feel it in the pedal. CHEAP GARBAGE materials. The car companies are all the same - Visitor
I have driven 6 different vehicles on the same route. Only the CR-V brakes heated to the point that the front end shuddered coming down a mouontain on a 4 lane highway. I am going to have to replace the stock rotors with vented rotors to remedy the problem. I have asked American Honda for reimbursement. - Visitor
When I drive it on high speed > 65 and above, after applying breaks there is clear vibrations. I still have to talk to dealer. - Visitor
Started at 10,000 and got bad at 20,000. Taken it Honda Dealer on Monday 1/6/14 - Visitor
2012 Honda CR-V steering wheel shakes when braking at 50mph, this car is barely a year. I had a 1998 Toyota Corolla and it took ten years to have this kind of problem. - Visitor
when braking at high speed and applying the brakes, the car would vibrate as if going over a rumble strip. You feel it in the steering wheel. Dealer found both front rotors warped and machined both front rotors. no charge. So far so good. - Visitor
STEERING WHEEL VIBRATION AT TIMES WHEN BRAKING - TAXMANMFL
Car really shakes when braking at around 35mph or 65mph. Can't wait to get it fixed! - Visitor
Vibration began at less than 10,000 miles. At 12,000 miles returned to the dealer for warranty coverage of the problem. I learned that brake rotor problems are covered under warranty only for 12,000 miles (my mileage was slightly higher), but the dealer agreed to machine the rotors at no charge. Attributed the problem to a "two foot" driving style (not true). As expected, machining the rotors reduced the rotor thickness, which compounded the problem. The problem returned at 23,000 miles, and I am looking forward to replacing the rotors (and disposing of the CR-V because of this problem). This is my first (and last) Honda. - Visitor
I havent fixed the problem yet but I have had it diagnosed as a warped rotor and I have notified Honda. This is not a reliable vehicle. - Visitor
front brake vibration - Visitor
I have the same problem with my 2013 Honda CRV. I am now starting to believe its a manufacturer defect. Honda should call for a recall on this. - Visitor
Dealer turned rotors on the first two incidents. First time I was told the rotor problem was caused by going thru"cold water" while brakes were hot. They tried to use the "sorry off warranty claim", but after showing them related articles and threatening to go to the AG they remedied the issue. Living in Florida I got a good laugh and then got after the dealer to fix them. Second time they apologized again and turned the rotors. Third time replaced. Lemon law in Florida now allows me to go direct to Honda to have the issue dealt with at no cost. So far 20,000 mile and no issues. We will see. feel free to use this info. with your dealer if they resist. - Visitor
Same thing. Excessive shaking due to warped rotors. Took it to the dealer 4 times and they surfaced the rotors two times, then replaced them all the third time and surfaced them two other times. I requested to find a root cause to the problem. The dealer got in touch with an engineer but no answer on why. At this point i may take this thing to a custom break shop or trade it in for something else. Something like this cannot be left like this because the rotors will heat even more when they're wrapped like this. - realshock
My brakes are pulsating again. Completely reworked at 15,000 miles and the problem is getting worse every day. - Visitor
Breaking causes car to shimmy. Problem started around 15,000 miles on 2013 CRV. After lengthy discussion with the service manager at the dealership where car was purchased they finally decided to turn rotors, at no charge, which corrected the problem temporarily. Now The problem has resurfaced around 30,000 miles. Called dealership to ask about recalls but they said there are none and offered no resolution for the problem. However we have seen many complaints online with the same problem. Made a call to Honda customer service but they offered no assistance in correcting the problem. Therefore we will have to eat the cost of repair every 10 to 15,000 miles. This is our third CRV, a 1997 (which we still have with 300,000+ miles on it) and a 2009. We have never had this problem before on these or any other vehicles we have owned. We have always enjoyed the CRV but this will be our last, If the problem is not resolved. - Visitor
There is lot of scratches on my rotor and very noisy when im using my break when i look at the rotor it has already lot of scratches Is it possble that the car maintainance dashboard should alarm the owner if something wrong with my car . - Visitor
Brake rotors were warped by 23,000 miles. Honda did replace the rotors for free. At approximately 33,000 miles the rotors were again warped. Honda again replaced for free. I called Honda to ask what was going to happen when the rotors warp again in 5,000 to 10,000 miles? The case manager said I could call again, and they'd consider the issue. The case manager also pointed out that my warranty would be up by then. I've never had a brake rotor problem on any vehicle under 100,000 miles. My CRV miles are all highway miles too! Now I'm overly cautious about when and how I apply my brakes. If I'd not just put expensive new Michelin tires on this CRV (yes, the Honda dealer did it and supposedly properly torqued the lug nuts on) I would be looking to dump it. Now I'm overly cautious about when and how I apply my brakes. Interesting that the 2015 CRV is touted as having improved brakes. - Visitor
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