4th Generation (2012—2016) CR-V Problems

CR-V owners with a 2012—2016 model year have the most problems with the engine (29%), electrical (15%), and the interior (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Vibrates Like Crazy 67 complaints at an average of 9,008 miles in the 2015 Honda CR-V.
  2. Battery Goes Dead 77 complaints at an average of 33,118 miles in the 2012 Honda CR-V.
  3. Vibration at Idle 29 complaints at an average of 8,035 miles in the 2016 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 2015 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2016 117 2 62 23.22
2015 344 2 118 38.64
2014 240 0 104 35.36
2013 164 1 109 33.08
2012 250 3 96 33.33

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