Is there a common Honda CR-V brake system problem?

I’ve been considering buying a Honda CR-V but I’m put off by the brake issues that some drivers describe. Do Honda CR-Vs have problems with their brake systems?

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Liz Jenson · Answered on Jan 17, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It’s great that you’re checking before buying! The Honda CR-V does have some reported brake system problems, most notably faulty brake lights in certain models.
If the brake system problem light illuminates, however, there could be any number of problems within your braking system. The first thing to check is your brake fluid level. If you see that the level is low, adding more brake fluid to your car should fix the issue.
If your brake fluid is at a normal level, however, this warning light could indicate a serious issue. In this case, it’s a good idea to call your mechanic right away, since brake problems can be extremely dangerous if left unchecked!
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