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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Lucky to be alive. 2 error codes appeared and the vehicle started slowing down.....rapidly. I was in the middle lane and as I was trying to move over while putting my blinkers on, but the steering wheel started locking up. I managed to pull in the emergency lane as I was fighting with the steering wheel, but it was in the worst possible place around the corner (see pic).

1.) The vehicle took over and I was out of the picture. Steering was almost out of my control, vehicle speed kept going down and I could not accelerate. 2. The emergency lane position was not the best and someone could have slammed into me. Or what if I couldn't move over when this happened? I drive on many highways where there is construction and there's no emergency lane.

Has anyone experienced this same issue and what has the dealer done? I plan on contacting a lemon law attorney next. Why? This is major problem that I've had with only 5k miles on the odometer. The 1st issue was the Infotainment system not wanting to turn off and I had to pull out a fuse located on the engine so it would shut off or my battery would have died.

2 MAJOR problems.

I really, really like this suv, but now the safety features are messing with my safety.



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I would get it towed right to the dealer. Glad you are safe. Once the dealer determines the code info then you can make and educated plan. Good luck!
 

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I could not get the error codes to pop back on when the vehicle started back up. Hopefully they can figure out what's causing this as its a HUGE safety issue to the point of I wouldn't take it on the highway again.
 

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Dealer called....
They posted in a Nationwide tech forum and are waiting for responses from master mechanics and engineers because this is a new problem that they have not ran into yet.

That sounds even worse, but even closer to a lemon. Sorry guys I'm not talking down Honda, but look at what happened to me here.....I have to contact a lemon law attorney soon.
 

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You’re probably getting a new transmission, I believe others have experienced similar issues and it ended up being the ZF9 transmission. Keep us posted though.
 

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You’re probably getting a new transmission, I believe others have experienced similar issues and it ended up being the ZF9 transmission. Keep us posted though.
New trans with 5kmiles? Worth filing lemon law at this point?
 

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Not sure your state law but in mine the dealership has to be given at least 3 opportunities to correct the issue before we can claim the lemon law. I would recommend letting them fix it and try to keep the car in excellent condition that way if you continue to have issues you can have a good resale value on it. I love our passport but I almost feel like I’m in a lease because we have already had a few issues with ours and if that pattern continues we’re trading it in for a Toyota before the 3yr, 36,000 warranty is up.
 

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You’re probably getting a new transmission, I believe others have experienced similar issues and it ended up being the ZF9 transmission. Keep us posted though.
That would be horrible at just over 5k?
 

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Not sure your state law but in mine the dealership has to be given at least 3 opportunities to correct the issue before we can claim the lemon law. I would recommend letting them fix it and try to keep the car in excellent condition that way if you continue to have issues you can have a good resale value on it. I love our passport but I almost feel like I’m in a lease because we have already had a few issues with ours and if that pattern continues we’re trading it in for a Toyota before the 3yr, 36,000 warranty is up.
I used to have many vehicles from Toyota, hated the outdated tech inside, but never had issues like these with the mechanicals.
 

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Yeah while honda is focusing on performance and tech Toyota just keeps manufacturing reliable vehicles.
My wife has a '17 CRV EX-L and so far.....with 13k miles there hasn't been a single issue. It's my own fault for buying the Passport. I read about the transmision issues that the Pilot had, but then I read that Honda fixed many issues on the transmission for the Passport. I was looking for a vehicle that wasn't too long like the Pilot as I didn't need 3rd row so the Passport fit he bill.

I sure am kicking myself now. I paid near $40k for a vehicle that has constant issues and it has been in the shop nearly 25% of the time since I've owned it.
 

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My wife has a '17 CRV EX-L and so far.....with 13k miles there hasn't been a single issue. It's my own fault for buying the Passport. I read about the transmision issues that the Pilot had, but then I read that Honda fixed many issues on the transmission for the Passport. I was looking for a vehicle that wasn't too long like the Pilot as I didn't need 3rd row so the Passport fit he bill.

I sure am kicking myself now. I paid near $40k for a vehicle that has constant issues and it has been in the shop nearly 25% of the time since I've owned it.
I take it you opted for the 2.5l crv not the 1.5t then?

Yeah the passport check all of the boxes for us, the one box that couldn’t be checked is reliability because that is learned over time.. well not even at 2,000 miles and we’ve needed an alignment, front struts, and it needs to go in for the leaking AC problem. I just keep seeing these posts about infotainment issues and transmission issues and i’m just wondering when ours is next..
 

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I take it you opted for the 2.5l crv not the 1.5t then?

Yeah the passport check all of the boxes for us, the one box that couldn’t be checked is reliability because that is learned over time.. well not even at 2,000 miles and we’ve needed an alignment, front struts, and it needs to go in for the leaking AC problem. I just keep seeing these posts about infotainment issues and transmission issues and i’m just wondering when ours is next..
Actually no we have the 1.5t with surprisingly no issues.

I've noticed that on mine when I press the brake to slow down if I'm driving over 50mph, I can sense the steering wheel vibrating which is normally the sign of an alignment I presume? But at 5k miles?
 

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Actually no we have the 1.5t with surprisingly no issues.

I've noticed that on mine when I press the brake to slow down if I'm driving over 50mph, I can sense the steering wheel vibrating which is normally the sign of an alignment I presume? But at 5k miles?
Sounds like warped rotors, I believe at least one other poster has experienced issues with warped rotors already too..

The 1.5t engines have oil dilution issues, I have that with my 17 civic too. Honda has extended the Powertrain warranty an extra year for everyone with a 1.5t, I feel like they could have done a little more but at least they acknowledge their poorly designed engine.

I have driven 1200 miles since I changed my oil and the oil level has risen from the full hash To the top of orange plastic.
 

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Actually no we have the 1.5t with surprisingly no issues.

I've noticed that on mine when I press the brake to slow down if I'm driving over 50mph, I can sense the steering wheel vibrating which is normally the sign of an alignment I presume? But at 5k miles?
That would indicate a warped front rotor to me.
 

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That would indicate a warped front rotor to me.
Yikes....I might as well have the dealer take a look at that for me while it's in the shop. Geez this is starting to become a bit much.
 

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Sounds like warped rotors, I believe at least one other poster has experienced issues with warped rotors already too..

The 1.5t engines have oil dilution issues, I have that with my 17 civic too. Honda has extended the Powertrain warranty an extra year for everyone with a 1.5t, I feel like they could have done a little more but at least they acknowledge their poorly designed engine.

I have driven 1200 miles since I changed my oil and the oil level has risen from the full hash To the top of orange plastic.
Crossing my fingers over time on the CRV. Hoping this one squeezes past any issues.
 

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Crossing my fingers over time on the CRV. Hoping this one squeezes past any issues.
Not everyone owning a CRV has those issues. We put 30000 miles on our 17 CRV Touring. Not a single issue. We traded the CRV and bought the Passport for size and power.
 

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Not everyone owning a CRV has those issues. We put 30000 miles on our 17 CRV Touring. Not a single issue. We traded the CRV and bought the Passport for size and power.
Yeah 2 yrs 30,000 miles isn’t enough time to have any issues resulting from the oil dilution problem. Over time the poor lubrication will result in prematurely worn mechanical parts (bearings, shafts, rings etc.) Which is why Honda extended the warranty for all the 1.5t engines to 6yr/unlimited miles. There’s not different designs of the engine so they all have the dilution issue it’s just gonna be more prevalent in colder climates and/or for short trip drivers. This is exactly why we didn’t buy a CRV.

Passdp, if it’s been at least 1,000 miles since your last oil change you should check your oil level on your CRV and see where it’s at on the dipstick.
 
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