The 2015 CR-V has widespread vibration problems that are so bad it’s actually made some owners car-sick. Why all the shaking? This was Honda’s first attempt at combining their direct-injected “Earth Dreams” engine with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) to shake out some extra MPGs.
It worked. Unfortunately, it shakes everything else as well.
Honda doesn’t deny the problem. Earlier this year they sent a technical service bulletin (TSB) to dealerships titled “Vibration While Driving and/or Stopped in Gear”.
The TSB outlines procedures for the dealer to verify the problem and one of three ways to possibly fix it.
Results have been mixed.
Last year, a class-action lawsuit was filed by attorneys at Girard Gibbs, LLP on behalf of 2015 CR-V owners. The lawsuit says the vibration is distracting and can cause headaches, nausea, and back pain.
On January 19th, 2016 the firm filed a consolidated amended complaint saying that Honda was aware of the problem but neglected to inform consumers.
If you own a 2015 CR-V and are tired of the vibration issues: