2015 Honda CR-V Vibration Problem Has No Solution
If you are driving a 2015 Honda CR-V, you may be questioning if the V stands for vibration. We are receiving numerous calls on the 1-800-LEMON-LAW hotline from folks complaining of a Honda CR-V vibration problem in the 2015 models, and according to a tech line summary article issued by Honda for their dealers, it does not appear that the service departments have a fix.
The article, distributed to dealers April 7, 2015, reads “We’re aware of customer reports of this concern and we’re actively reviewing it by analyzing available data and customer comments and doing actual vehicle testing. Our review is still in progress, so there’s no product improvement available at this time.” The vibration may be present when the car is at idle, under light acceleration, at low speeds, between 1100 and 1500 rpms, or between 1600 and 2200 rpms.
So in the case of the Honda CR-V vibration problem, what do you do if you are dealing with an issue and the manufacturer does not have a fix? How can you provide proof that you have continuously been experiencing the problem? Should you suffer with a problem if the car company has no solution? Are you expected to just deal with it?
The answer is simple–you need to continue to bring the matter to an authorized manufacturers dealership and make sure they provide a repair invoice for each visit, with date, mileage in and mileage out. The invoice should illustrate that the adviser verifies the problem but no fix is available. Every time you are at the dealer, whether for an oil change or a service, make sure you mention that problem is existing and make sure it is recorded. And once you are back to the shop three or more times, you should look into your rights under State and Federal Laws. We have successfully represented several clients so far who have complained of the Honda CR-V vibration problem.
The bottom line–Do not let the car company take you for a ride. Even if they do not have a fix for an issue, the clock on your claim is ticking and if you don’t take action, no one is going to take action for you.
November 18th, 2015 at 8:07 pm
Can I pursue a lemon law on 2015 Honda CRV vibrations. It feels unsafe and I am waiting for car to lurch. I am a senior and this is probably my last car purchase and I fell like I was treated fraudulently. I have contacted Honda and asked them to take care back or exchange for something with V6 . I do not think this is a far out request. We saved for this car and paid cash. When you are our age this is big deal.
November 20th, 2015 at 4:25 pm
@Ron: How many times have you been back to the dealer? Visit https://www.lemonlaw.com/lemon-law-firm.html to find a firm in your area to discuss your matter.
December 10th, 2015 at 8:18 pm
I contacted Honda and there is no repair. They will do nothing and refuse to.
December 11th, 2015 at 1:06 pm
@Ron: Keep getting invoices which illustrate that you are bringing this matter to their attention. If they are saying there is no fix, have them write that on the invoice.
December 31st, 2015 at 10:09 am
My daughter has a 2014 Honda Odyssey that jerks. The dealership had to replace the engine, because a piston ring was missing. Honda said this is a new problem to them and that it is a first. I do not believe Honda. My two grandchildren could be at risk, if the problem is not corrected. Has anyone had similar problems?
January 2nd, 2016 at 8:36 pm
Honda is going to change out motor mounts, seat head rest dampeners, tail gate dampeners. They said there would be loss in gas mileage. I have not been able to find anything online about this. Is there compensation for decreases gas mileage form what was advertised at time of purchase?
January 13th, 2016 at 5:40 pm
@Pat: I agree with you. I think she needs to discuss her rights with a lemon law lawyer. Please visit https://www.lemonlaw.com/lemon-law-firm.html to find a firm in your state.
January 18th, 2016 at 11:01 am
Vibration problem has been reported 3 times , first at 5,276 miles (Sept. 2015), current milage is 9,000 plus miles. The Honda manufactures rep is suppose to be here on Wed. Jan. 20, 2016 to drive the vehicle. The technical repairs bulletin has been complied , virbration still exist. The vehicle was purchased May, 2015.
February 4th, 2016 at 4:48 pm
@Roger: I would look into your lemon law rights. Visit https://www.lemonlaw.com/lemon-law-firms.html to find a firm in your state to assist you.
March 19th, 2016 at 1:09 pm
Honda CRV 2015 Vibration .
Last year I purchased a 2015 Honda CRv and as with most other owners, it has a bad vibration issue while at a stop in drive mode with foot on the brakes. I also vibrates at low speeds between 40 -50 mph and around 70 mph. I has been in the shop 4 times but still vibrates while stopped in the drive mode (in gear with foot on brake). I see all the post from other owners with the same issue. Does anyone have a current statement from Honda Corp. on the problem? I know there was a class action law suit but I do not know the status of it. I am look to get a certified service center to document the issues on my 2015 Honda CRv and then file a claim with Honda. Theyhad to know about the problem prior to sending the 2015 Honda CRv to the dealers, but nobody informed the buyer. Your Update Thoughts on Honda? I bought a $30,000. Vibrating seat!! This is unacceptable
March 23rd, 2016 at 4:55 pm
@Mike: Visit https://www.lemonlaw.com/lemon-law-firm.html to find a lemon law lawyer in your state to discuss the matter.
October 4th, 2016 at 2:08 pm
Purchased 2016 Honda CRV-Touring in early 2016.Only vibrates at 110 Km. highway speed. Has been reported to Honda Canada. Vehicle has been back to dealership at least three times. Last time at Honda Canada’s request. After further attempt to repair, vibration still present.
October 20th, 2016 at 6:24 pm
I have 2016 Honda CR-V and severed vibration started 10,000 miles and I went two dealership and they said there nothing wrong with it, it is normal, I contacted Honda offices, they told me it normal and there shouldn’t be any problem since it already been redesigned and new parts before ship to dealer but I’m experiencing hard crazy jack hammer feel vibration and I can’t drive it, it makes me sick. No one wants help
November 7th, 2016 at 9:52 am
I can said now that I’m a proudly ex-owner of a 2016 CRV (very expensive washer machine, massage chair…you name it), it was known to happen with the 2015s( service bulletin 15-046) but honda claims it was fixed(which is a lie), so I got a new crv 2016, my mistake, I only had it for 3 months and about 1500 miles but I had enough with the vibration issue, lucky me I felt all the 3 modes described in the 2015 bulletin,. The vibration started @ about 500 miles and getting worst every day, took the car back to the dealer (2 of them) first one told me it was normal, they all vibrate and this is a “characteristic of the car”, the second one agreed with me that it was vibrating but after 10 mins., came back with the same b**l S**t as the first one, what a waste of my time, I called honda and created a case, they assigned me a case manager that called me and kept repeating that’s a “characteristic of the car”( if so, how come is not listed in the brochure?), his only goal was to get me to agree with his stupidity, which I didn’t, I will never purchase a honda again, quality went down the toilet, is not a reliable car anymore and of course their service department sucks.
March 26th, 2017 at 9:24 pm
I have 2016 Crv with on on doff sometimes vicious vibrations at red lights that makes me sick and vibrates my coffee cup… I am absolutely sick after this, my head feels shaken, my sciatica in my leg feels aggravated… I had 3 brand new Hondas before and this 2016 piece of shit is the first one with this issue. Dealer says they notice the vibration but it is “normal” for this design of car… That’s just BS.
I think I need a lawyer.
March 31st, 2017 at 3:08 pm
@Agnes: Please visit https://www.lemonlaw.com/lemon-law-firm.html to find a firm in your state.
December 21st, 2017 at 5:12 pm
I have the same vibration issues on my 2016 CR-V and Honda Canada won’t do anything. They admit there’s a problem but have no fix and give me the “its a characteristic of the vehicle” BS statement. I also needed a new brake caliper, 2 new rotors, and 2 sets of brake pads at only 24,010 kms (14,919 miles) and a new wheel bearing at 26,500 kms (16,466 miles). I have zero faith in this CR-V and don’t want to put the vehicle in park or neutral at a stop sign (was acutally recommended!) to get it to stop vibrating. Honda does not make cars like they used to and never should have released the 2015-16 CR-V. They admitted problems with the 2015 and lied when they said it was fixed for 2016. They increased the idle speed to try to mask the vibration. It did not work on mine and all it did was make the 2016 harder on gas. This can be confirmed by looking at the mpg ratings on the 2015 and 2016 factory window stickers. The 2016 is rated with higher consumption. Shame on you Honda! Sign me up for the lawsuit.
March 26th, 2018 at 6:31 pm
Had my Honda fix..haha on my 2015 Touring 4 wheel drive CRV for the vibration after 5,000 miles. Brought it in last year telling them it’s back. I was told because it’s 4 cylinder it’s normal. Hmmmm. Returned today with 23,500 miles because it it’s so bad I put in neutral at traffic lights. I even gave them picture of water bottle shaking. They still say it’s normal but want me to show the problem..What!?!? I’ve been a loyal Honda owner since 1993, my CRV 2001 is still running with over 290 miles..so sad
Class action suite
April 23rd, 2018 at 6:04 pm
I have a Honda CRV 2016 having exactly the same vibration issue as in Honda 2015. Mine was purchased in early Jan 2016, which means it would have been manufactured in late 2015 when the 2015 vibration issue was still there.
Honda refuses to acknowledge the issue dishing out the same crap of “vibrations being the characteristics of the vehicle”.
Is there a class action lawsuit being considered for CRV 2016 too?
April 30th, 2018 at 1:12 pm
@Gaurang: How many times have you been back to an authorized Honda dealer to address the issue? If you have been back four times or more, call us at 800 536 6652 to discuss your rights.
August 14th, 2019 at 6:43 am
I bought a used certified 2015 honda crv back in march 2019 with right around 20,000 miles on it and 4 mths after i bought the car I’m feeling this irritating vibration everyone is referring too. It’s so bad you can visually see the headrest vibrating. Since i bought it used would i still be able to get it fixed by honda or apply the lemon law if they fail to fix it?
August 15th, 2019 at 10:12 am
@LaSonya: There could potentially be a breach of warranty claim if the vehicle is under a manufacturers warranty and you are back to Honda three or more times regarding the issue.
January 6th, 2020 at 4:16 pm
After 7 visits to 3 dealerships regarding the vibration problem with my 2016 Honda CRV se I finally went to a lawyer. Shame on Honda for NOT backing their product. I was told by Kevin McClung of Honda America that they will do NOTHING to help with the problem and that the vibration is normal. NO, IT IS NOT NORMAL.
December 9th, 2020 at 10:44 pm
I bought a 2015 Honda CRV and 3 days after purchase noticed the shake and vibration when stopped and idling. Contacted the dealer and first they acted like they didn’t know what could be the problem then after taking the car back in they said it was a known issue with this year and it wasn’t a mechanical issue so nothing they can or would do about it. I contacted Honda about it and the lady said there was no known issue with my VIN number and cars shake and this was totally normal. Then she said there is a possible fix for the issue but I would have to pay for it because there’s nothing actually wrong with the car… how does that even make sense?? I have been a life long Honda owner and I will never buy another Honda again. How they have gotten away with selling and RE-selling these cars with this issue is beyond me.