Vibration When Braking Due to Rotor Problem on Honda CR-V

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.

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Average mileage: 49,421 (3,797–190,000)
17 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
110 people reported this problem
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2013 Honda CR-V23,000
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.
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2012 Honda CR-V9,400
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.
2013 Honda CR-V3,797
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
2013 Honda CR-V10,000
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.
2013 Honda CR-V10,000
When I drive it on high speed > 65 and above, after applying breaks there is clear vibrations. I still have to talk to dealer.
2013 Honda CR-V15,000
stop and go affect when braking. and vibration . dealer said front brake rotors had runout on them and resurfaced rotors . that fix the pro. but again at 26000 getting back to the same problem. the manufacturer definitely has gotten a cheap supplier for these rotors and is making the consumer pay the bill for resurfacing.Also the replacement of the rotors eventually a lot sooner than normal. Thanks honda for the loyalty to your customers . It s time to go back to toyota.
2012 Honda CR-V20,000
Started at 10,000 and got bad at 20,000. Taken it Honda Dealer on Monday 1/6/14
2012 Honda CR-V15,000
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.
2012 Honda CR-V11,157
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.
STEERING WHEEL VIBRATION AT TIMES WHEN BRAKING
1998 Honda CR-V150,000
Car really shakes when braking at around 35mph or 65mph. Can't wait to get it fixed!
2014 Honda CR-V43,869
When brakes are applied at highway speed there is vibration in the front wheels. We use the same shop for all our oil changes and they double check the torque on the lug nuts. Plan to contact American Honda to discuss my problem.
Steering wheel to shake whenever applying the brakes.
2008 Honda CR-V50,400
both front and rear rotors are warp and caused a vibration when braking.All four are replaced in local shop.
2013 Honda CR-V18,000
Not fixed but shuddering front when brakes applied on road. Started after tires rotated 2000 miles ago
1998 Honda CR-V165,000
Major vibrations when slowing down coming off the highway on an exit ramp, or slowing down to a stop light from 30+ mph. Replacing front rotors and brake pads - fingers crossed I won't have to do this again anytime soon.
2003 Honda CR-V89,668
Braking causing vibration, felt strongly on brake pedal and steering wheel...especially when braking downhill or from higher speeds ( exiting freeway ). Front rotors 'warped to hell'. Rotors replaced.
1998 Honda CR-V100,000
Steering wheel shakes when braking
2013 Honda CR-V40,000
Rotors are warped....3rd time to get them shaved.....
2013 Honda CR-V20,000
I have a 2013 CRV. I drive many highway miles and just turned 56,000. My CRV had warped brake rotors at approximately 20,000, 30,000, 35,000 miles. A around 50,000 miles they were warped again, and I've been driving it as is. They heat up when it's hot out and after heavy braking. The resulting warp will rattle your teeth. Honda replaced the rotors the first three times, and I've asked for help again. We'll see what they say. Either way this newest problem will represent five sets of rotors (including the original set) in less than 60,000 miles. I've NEVER had a car do this. I looked into after market components but since I have the front wheel drive only LX version it's hard to find quality rotors (no Brembos). No more CRVs for me.
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