Potholes don't cause CV shafts to snap. If Honda give this as the reason, they must have lost their brains somewhere.
The CV shaft is one of the strongest component used in the vehicle and there is no way it can or should break off unless due to impact damages which is seldom as the impact has to be of very high velocity and force to break it.
If the area where it breaks off is neat without signs of bending forces, it should be due to fatigue as a result of flaw in the material.
Your vehicle is 10 years old, have the shaft replaced and get on with life.
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 AT 5:47 PM