Both of those issues under recall, are limited and specific to a range of gen5 CRVs... so they cropped up in well after production started 3 years ago. In both cases, they are production bugs that popped and that did not appear before. The software one really should not have happened in my view, but it demonstrates that they do continue to revise software as the gen5 production moves through time.. and as such bugs do escape sometimes. In the case of the steering wheel recall, that is actually bad parts with improper deburring on them from the 3rd party supplier, that Honda did not detect until some escaped into the field.One of them is an update to the PGM-FI Evaporative Emission System Software. The other is for some issue in the steering wheel which could lead to a damaged harness and a possible faulty airbag deployment, for which they don't have the parts available. To say this is all discouraging is an understatement. This platform is now in its 3rd year of production (soon to be 4th year), and they should have ironed out all the bugs long ago. Again, my car has a whopping 289 miles on the odometer. This is not the Honda I grew up with. And the idea of having to bring the car back yet again for the other recall is infuriating.
Your apparent issue with the Turbo... you know what.. defects happen, in both parts and workmanship... even for Honda.
Frustrating I know... but literally every new vehicle produced, regardless of brand, is expected to have one or more defects or recalls during the warranty period. I encourage you to look at this differently..... see it has Honda being responsive with owners and actually recalling or TSBing affected vehicles for remedy, rather then just ignoring them and leaving them in the field. Heck, the defective first design shifter button is a small matter, which Honda could easily brush off on owners, but instead.. they have redesigned a $11 dollar part and are in fact asking dealers to replace them in ALL CRVs that come in for routine service or maintenance... instead of only responding via warranty on buttons that fail. I see that as Honda being proactive in addressing defects that escape their production lines.