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Honda CR-V Warped Front Brake Rotors May Cause Vibration When Braking

Honda CR-V Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013

Average Mileage: 44,955 mi (3,797 mi - 190,000 mi)


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.

  • , , 23,000 mi

    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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  • , , 9,400 mi

    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 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.

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  • , , 3,797 mi

    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

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  • , , 10,000 mi

    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.

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  • , , 10,000 mi

    When I drive it on high speed > 65 and above, after applying breaks there is clear vibrations. I still have to talk to dealer.

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  • , , 20,000 mi

    Started at 10,000 and got bad at 20,000. Taken it Honda Dealer on Monday 1/6/14

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  • , , 15,000 mi

    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.

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  • , , 11,157 mi

    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.

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  • , , 150,000 mi

    Car really shakes when braking at around 35mph or 65mph. Can't wait to get it fixed!

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