4th Gen (2012 – 2018) Honda CR-V Problems

The 4th generation of the CR-V has a cumulative PainRank™ of 30.64. That can be compared against other Honda generations. Shopping for a Honda? You should probably steer clear of this generation.

Owners of the 2012–2018 CR-V model years have sent in 1265 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (29%) followed by the electrical (15%) and the interior (11%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 2017 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2018 22
9.54
2017 160
44.35
2016 110
21.99
2015 333
38.05
2014 235
34.47
2013 163
32.54
2012 242
33.55

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