What's Wrong with the Honda CR-V?

CR-V owners have made 2551 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the engine (23%), followed by the interior (15%) and the hvac (11%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the CR-V.

Comparing CR-V Generations

You should avoid the 3rd generation (2007–2011) CR-V because of its overall PainRank™ of 37.8. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
4th Gen CR-V 2012–2018
1265 30.64
3rd Gen CR-V 2007–2011
741 37.8
2nd Gen CR-V 2002–2006
420 24.31
1st Gen CR-V 1997–2001
125 8.77

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    The Worst CR-V Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2011 (132), 2002 (128), 2016 (110), 2010 (104), 2003 (94), 2005 (68), 2009 (65), 2006 (65), 2004 (64), 2000 (51), 2001 (34), 2018 (22), 1998 (17), 1999 (13), and 1997 (8).