The contact owns a 2017 Honda CR-V. while driving 35-40 mph, the shift button popped out and the shifter shaft fractured. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to Honda... where it was diagnosed that the gear shifter mechanism needed to be replaced.
Can either be a nuisance, or a possible safety issue so pay attention to that little silver button on the shifter of your CRV. If it hasn't popped out yet, it might be doing it soon. If it looks like it's coming loose or sticking out more than it did, it's about to break. The 17s are now getting to be a couple years old and the problem is starting to show up frequently, so that's about the time it takes for this mis-designed part to fracture apparently.The transmission shifter interlock release button broke (Honda part no. 54132-tla-A62zb) thereby making the transmission shifter inoperable including the ability to place the transmission in park position. All I did was to try to place the transmission in park and, when I depressed the release button on the stalk, it fell abart. I was not able to operate the vehicle at that point.
Unfortunately, the service rep said the replacement shifters are no better so this may be a chronic problem with your CRV unless they re-design this part sometime, but it's probably cheaper for them to just keep replacing them and letting you deal with the hassle.