2008 CR-V Wheel Alignment Problem

2008 CR-V Wheel Alignment Problem

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Brian

Boca Raton, FL

#1 Nov 24, 2007
I just purchased a 2008 CR-V from the dealership. Currently now, has 180 miles. The vehicle has been pulling to the right when driving and even will switch lanes. We took it back to dealership and they said it was not an alignment problem. They advised to me it was a "Memory Steering" problem by the vehicle and Honda has not figured out a way to correct it. Advised that we will be receiving a recall to fix the problem later on. Has this problem occured on anyone else's vehicle or should i be worried it is a problem with only mine. Can anyone help with this before the 30 days warranty is up. Thanks.
Peace Observer

Piscataway, NJ

#2 Nov 25, 2007
Ensure that the pressure to both front tires (and rear) are the same. Same thread wear also, same diameter or specs and brand if possible. Will this solve the pblm?
devani

Elizabeth, NJ

#3 Dec 26, 2007
Actually these are known problems with 08 CR-V...So Honda knows like you said...but the solution is not...
honda service manager

Cedar Rapids, IA

#4 Dec 31, 2007
Brian wrote:
I just purchased a 2008 CR-V from the dealership. Currently now, has 180 miles. The vehicle has been pulling to the right when driving and even will switch lanes. We took it back to dealership and they said it was not an alignment problem. They advised to me it was a "Memory Steering" problem by the vehicle and Honda has not figured out a way to correct it. Advised that we will be receiving a recall to fix the problem later on. Has this problem occured on anyone else's vehicle or should i be worried it is a problem with only mine. Can anyone help with this before the 30 days warranty is up. Thanks.
Brian i am a honda service manager that is bullshit if the alignment is ok it has to be a tire concern have them swap all rims and tires off of a like vehicle you drive that one first to make sure it is driving ok and then swap wheels and tires over to yours if it drives ok then it is the tires make sure they did not off set the alignment to compensate for the pull also if you are a larger person over 250 have them align the vehicle with you in it uni body constuction. if that does not fix it you have frame concerns by the way honda will pay for all of this and the warranty on this for alignment is 12 12
Sri

United States

#5 Jan 19, 2008
Hey Brian,
I just got a new 2008 Honda CR-V yesterday and felt this problem. I thought may be it is just my feeling. Now I have to call my dealer and find about it. Can you tell me what Honda did to correct that problem because I need to follow your path now.

Thanks
Sri
Paul

United States

#6 Jan 20, 2008
I just got a 2008 CR-V yesterday and noticed a slight pull to the right also. It was raining pretty good so I did'nt think much about it, but after reading your post I am concerned now.
Carole

Miami, FL

#7 Feb 29, 2008
I bought a 2008 CRV and returned it to the showroom within 2 hours - it had a very strong pull to the right (not road crown) that became significant at 60 mph or more on the highway. It changed lanes on me within seconds. I threatened a lawsuit, even a class action lawsuit. They allegedly worked on the car for 2 days, cross rotating tires, and doing whatever else they had claimed would fix the problem. NOTHING fixes the problem and Honda has known about it for quite a while. My car was so dangerous that they were willing to swap it with another new CRV. When I drove the substitute CRV, same problem and this time, even worse. The dealership actually took the car back at no cost to me. They knew that I was poised to file a lawsuit (yes, I work in a law office), and I was going to go public with the problem which they did not want. Don't let anyone at Honda tell you that it is correctable, or will "loosen up" in 2500 miles (they tried that con on me and I didn't believe it), or that's it is road crown, or that a slight drift is normal. None of the foregoing is true. Honda has a design problem here (torque steer) and some of the cars are worse than others. In my opinion, quite dangerous to drive.
Rob

San Diego, CA

#8 Mar 20, 2008
i have the same prob on my brand new crv.. taking it to the shop today.
helper

San Diego, CA

#9 Mar 27, 2008
My CRV 2008 is same problem when i take it out of dealer, the steering wheel off center and the car moving on the right when i tried to keep it run strengh. but the dealer fixed it after i brought to dealler. Now, it's run ok, but, still a bit turn to right. I think all CRV 2008 has this problem.
Missouri

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Jun 9, 2008
I got my 2008 honda crv last march 25,2008 and i just noticed its pulling to the left when accelerating to over 60miles/hr and got worst if you speed up. I took it to the dealer and fixed it. They said it was just a minor fix or slight adjustment. So far its ok but im keeping an eye on it. It just to bad i love the vehicle but it got this kind of problem and its very unsafe if you let your hands off the steering for few seconds. I just hope it was fix for good. I just keep posted if it occurs.
heather

Mckinleyville, CA

#11 Jun 29, 2008
I have the same problem, Bought it yesterday
Rob wrote:
i have the same prob on my brand new crv.. taking it to the shop today.
Hennie - South Africa

South Africa

#12 Aug 3, 2008
Same problem. Bought my CRV 2.2 diesel in February and still not fixed. Mine is right hand steer and after 4 wheel alignment now pull to the left! Is this only on the diesel versions?
wais

Westminster, CA

#13 Dec 7, 2008
Carole wrote:
I bought a 2008 CRV and returned it to the showroom within 2 hours - it had a very strong pull to the right (not road crown) that became significant at 60 mph or more on the highway. It changed lanes on me within seconds. I threatened a lawsuit, even a class action lawsuit. They allegedly worked on the car for 2 days, cross rotating tires, and doing whatever else they had claimed would fix the problem. NOTHING fixes the problem and Honda has known about it for quite a while. My car was so dangerous that they were willing to swap it with another new CRV. When I drove the substitute CRV, same problem and this time, even worse. The dealership actually took the car back at no cost to me. They knew that I was poised to file a lawsuit (yes, I work in a law office), and I was going to go public with the problem which they did not want. Don't let anyone at Honda tell you that it is correctable, or will "loosen up" in 2500 miles (they tried that con on me and I didn't believe it), or that's it is road crown, or that a slight drift is normal. None of the foregoing is true. Honda has a design problem here (torque steer) and some of the cars are worse than others. In my opinion, quite dangerous to drive.
I bought a CRV 09 a few days ago, I took it for a test drive and noticed the problem of steering/pulling to the right. I asked the dealer to fix the problem. The dealer did not mention this issue to me and blamed it on the alignment. I have not accepted the delivery yet, but I have signed all the papers and financed the car. I am not sure if I should take the delivery from the dealer. please advise me what steps I should take.
shbeachbum

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Dec 8, 2008
wais wrote:
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I bought a CRV 09 a few days ago, I took it for a test drive and noticed the problem of steering/pulling to the right. I asked the dealer to fix the problem. The dealer did not mention this issue to me and blamed it on the alignment. I have not accepted the delivery yet, but I have signed all the papers and financed the car. I am not sure if I should take the delivery from the dealer. please advise me what steps I should take.
I would print the posts on this site and bring it to the dealer. Ask for a complete refund and threaten a lawsuit (see above) if they do not comply. I would not buy a car with a known defect.
T nguyen australia

Saint Albans, Australia

#15 Dec 12, 2008
i bought a crv 08 few month ago the car had been wheel alingment 5 times buet still no good i think they don'nt know how to fix the problem they blame the road surface
bench04 of Chicago

United States

#16 Dec 21, 2008
Hello! Gud thing i have visited this site. I realized that it's not just me who has this problem with 2008 Honda crv. Just bought it two months ago and i've noticed the same problem. The steering is pulling to the right at a low/high speed. I have to bring this to the dealer tomorrow...any suggestion if they can't fix it? Thank you
Jess

Afton, OK

#17 Dec 25, 2008
Brian wrote:
I just purchased a 2008 CR-V from the dealership. Currently now, has 180 miles. The vehicle has been pulling to the right when driving and even will switch lanes. We took it back to dealership and they said it was not an alignment problem. They advised to me it was a "Memory Steering" problem by the vehicle and Honda has not figured out a way to correct it. Advised that we will be receiving a recall to fix the problem later on. Has this problem occured on anyone else's vehicle or should i be worried it is a problem with only mine. Can anyone help with this before the 30 days warranty is up. Thanks.
Brian,
My 2006 CRV had right-pull problems almost from purchase, and seemed to get worse as time went on. At about 40K, I changed to a new set of Michelins, discarding the Bridgestones, and the problem went away completely. I have about 6K on the Michelins, and still no right-pull.
Jess
wally philippines

Philippines

#18 Jan 3, 2009
Hello there, I have the same problem on my Honda here in Manila as I bought my CRV 08 only this October. Apparently, they solved the problem on the Camber alignment. Is it different on wheel alignments only? Try and ask for it as well, maybe other service coordinators are just relying on the complaint or limiting on what we only asked. However, what I noticed now is my rear Camber is also towing up, and will make it in to their (Honda Kalookan) attention this coming week.
Omar UAE

Dubai, UAE

#19 Jan 13, 2009
Hello!
I share the same problem, I put it at the service 2 months ago and they told me it is fixed but it is not and today I put it again and told them to fix it...

Anyone can suggest a solution for this big problem...!
Todd_Colorado

Arvada, CO

#20 Feb 7, 2009
Just happened to find this site.. Any one with issues about the alignment kit? Took our 2008 CRV to have it aligned and was told that the factory has certain specs before it sends it out. It is now at the high end of those specs and it needs to have a special "arm" that will allow for the alignment to be done so there is not any extra wear on the inside of the tires.
It pulls slightly to the right, not bad. Nearing the end of the Factory Warranty, but I have an extended one through the dealership. I don't have an issue paying for the alignment, but if it needs to have a special arm, then I feel that should be put under warranty, since Honda made them this way.

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