3rd Generation (2007—2011) CR-V Problems

This generations ranks 57th out of 63 Honda generations in reliability and should be avoided if possible. Owners have the most complaints about the interior (27%), engine (15%), and the wheels (14%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Unwanted Acceleration When Braking 23 complaints at an average of 16,894 miles in the 2011 Honda CR-V.
  2. Premature Tire Wear 96 complaints at an average of 28,189 miles in the 2007 Honda CR-V.
  3. Ac Compressor Failure 36 complaints at an average of 90,612 miles in the 2007 Honda CR-V.

What CR-V Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Honda model years.

Watch out for the 2011 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2011 137 8 68 72.24
2010 106 10 82 31.27
2009 67 8 73 20.09
2008 175 7 81 33.41
2007 273 7 87 32.89

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