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So I bought a CR-V and less than 24 hrs after driving it home, the electronic brain for the power steering went haywire--luckily it was under warranty. They fixed it in 2 days. However, my trust in this car has gone way downhill. Can you imagine purchasing a new car and then it does this right away?!? Anyway, the mechanics told me that there was an "alert" sent to Honda dealership for this error that I was told was common in a certain set of VIN numbers, although he said my VIN number was just outside of that set, and it did it anyway.

I went in and purchased the 10 yr extra warranty just in case. This is my first Honda. The toyota guy was offering the equivalent vehicle (RAV4 except it had a panoramic roof) for $1,600 less, and now I'm wondering if I made the right choice.

Wondering if anyone else had this "power steering electronic brain" issue on their 2017?
 

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So I bought a CR-V and less than 24 hrs after driving it home, the electronic brain for the power steering went haywire--luckily it was under warranty. They fixed it in 2 days. However, my trust in this car has gone way downhill. Can you imagine purchasing a new car and then it does this right away?!? Anyway, the mechanics told me that there was an "alert" sent to Honda dealership for this error that I was told was common in a certain set of VIN numbers, although he said my VIN number was just outside of that set, and it did it anyway.

I went in and purchased the 10 yr extra warranty just in case. This is my first Honda. The toyota guy was offering the equivalent vehicle (RAV4 except it had a panoramic roof) for $1,600 less, and now I'm wondering if I made the right choice.

Wondering if anyone else had this "power steering electronic brain" issue on their 2017?
What were the symptoms? Also check the TSB sticky...

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Fitzie, can you take a picture of the work ticket they gave you after they fixed your vehicle, It should have some useful details such as the Tech Service Bulletin #.
 

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10 year?
Hondacare is the only warranty worth trusting when the need comes. Unless Honda has changed it 8 years is as long as it goes.
Electronics if they are going to fail tend to do it immediately as you found out.
 

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So I bought a CR-V and less than 24 hrs after driving it home, the electronic brain for the power steering went haywire--luckily it was under warranty. They fixed it in 2 days. However, my trust in this car has gone way downhill. Can you imagine purchasing a new car and then it does this right away?!? Anyway, the mechanics told me that there was an "alert" sent to Honda dealership for this error that I was told was common in a certain set of VIN numbers, although he said my VIN number was just outside of that set, and it did it anyway.

I went in and purchased the 10 yr extra warranty just in case. This is my first Honda. The toyota guy was offering the equivalent vehicle (RAV4 except it had a panoramic roof) for $1,600 less, and now I'm wondering if I made the right choice.

Wondering if anyone else had this "power steering electronic brain" issue on their 2017?
I doubt you would be any better off with the Toyota. My brother has a body shop and recently repaired a new Camry that had an impact to the wheel. After they replaced the steering rack, the PS would not work. The computer malfunctioned and the new computer was almost $1,500.
 

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Many production facilities lack stringent quality checking procedure. Many plants make deals with politically influenced workshops, hence the VIN specific problems.
Sounds like you're referring to a non-mainstream brand. I don't know what part of the world you're in, but in the US there are strict guidelines. Honda, especially, has one of the best quality reputations in the auto industry.
 
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