The Civic-based Honda CR-V is a small, all-wheel-drive sport-utility. The Honda more efficiently satisfies many of the needs of people who buy traditional SUVs, especially those who don't need to haul great quantities of people or cargo, or a heavy trailer.
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Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
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Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2005. Side air bags available from 2002, standard from 2005. Head protection air bags and ESC standard from 2005. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking available from 2015.
Road Test

The Civic-based Honda CR-V is a small, all-wheel-drive sport-utility. The Honda more efficiently satisfies many of the needs of people who buy traditional SUVs, especially those who don't need to haul great quantities of people or cargo, or a heavy trailer.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 (146 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2000 Honda CR-V owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"The mechanic installed an after market catalytic converter. It is very noisy and buzzes"

Janice W., MA (2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed emissions test"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Loud noise was coming from the muffler, I had the entire system installed, was not installed with a flex pipe, within a year I had to get another installed. Now my s/censor light will not go out"

Anonymous, AL (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine light came on; my mechanic replaced it with no further problems"

John J., WA (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust leaks

"Seal between exhaust manifold and catalytic converter failed."

Anonymous, NC (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"AGE OF SYSTEM"

Anonymous, BC (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Exhaust leak at engine, fixed"

Robert C., OH (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust manifold

"Check engine light came on. Honda said car needed total exhaust replacement for $3000, Two other repair shops visited. Both indicated same problem. Had non Honda repair for $2000. One month later light came back on. Problem was corrected by me by touching ground wire to red wire"

Douglas-Libby W., MA (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"mechanic removed part of it..too expensive to repalce"

Anonymous, CT (2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Muffler

"The original exhaust when bad"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Muffler needed replaced at 205,000 miles due to corrosion. This was first muffler replacement on this car"

Milton Z., VA (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed replacement because age"

Anonymous, BC (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust hole in the muffler"

Milton F., VA (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Muffler had to be replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Rusting"

Anonymous, MN (2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

"The original exhaust when bad"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Exhaust pipe flange broke/rusted off. Replaced pipe."

Anonymous, MN (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"holes in pipe where the hanger hold the pipe"

Guy T., CT (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Muffler / pipe connection rusted; hangers/ pipes rusted became disconnected; heat shield dangled and fell off; other parts taken off by mechanic"

Anonymous, CT (2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"worn, needed replacing"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Boot failure prompted replacement of all front ball joints"

Anonymous, IN (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

"The bushings were split and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Suspension bushings are dried out so now there is rattling when we go over bumps worse since struts and springs have been renewed"

Anonymous, MA (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"suspension system linkages are worn/corroded. I've been told the bushings are largely failed/failing"

Peter C., MN (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Bushings were worn due to salt air, inclement weather over 6 years"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"The right side had to be replaced. Done quickly and not very expensive"

Danny S., GA (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Shocks/struts are believed to be the original ones the car ws built with. Ride was definitely affected and all four were replaced simultaneously. QUITE expensive when considering that the total cost of parts + labor + alinement are almost 50% of the cars book value!!"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Inestability and bumpy ride"

Anonymous, PR (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The struts needed to be replaced. Normal wear and tear"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"front struts were replaced <6 months ago. now the front springs are recommended for replacement"

Peter C., MN (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"At approximate 145000 miles and 15 years, the spring on driver side broke - decided to replace both sides and the struts at the same time since it was apart"

Anonymous, OH (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Both shocks were leaking and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"Noise due to ceased joint on stabilizer bar"

I C., ON (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Steering was loose. Dealer replaced steering rack and it now works like new"

Anonymous, NC (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

"vibration/noise"

Anonymous, QC (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"The entire body had done very well until this past winter when the left rear wheel trim fell off when the door was closed. The Rt. one is now noted to be loose from deterioration, but not bad for 15.5 years or so"

Katrina F., NY (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"had hail damage which cracked the paint, which started rusting. Car was totaled by insurance company for damage"

Anonymous, CO (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The car is 18 years old. It sits outside most of the time. The roof, door handles and any plastic parts are faded. The "chrome" cover on the inside of the doors has cracked and peeled. The rear view mirror is separating from the casing"

Ruth T., CA (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"rust"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"minor rust through, rear wheel well"

I C., ON (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Except for rusting of the rocker panels and front of the back fenders, I'm very happy with the car. The motor continues to run well"

Janice W., MA (2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust and body integrity continue to be a problem with Honda products"

Jessica L., OH (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"My Honda CRV is actually a 1997 model. You don't have that listed and when I tried to change it the program insisted that I complete the wrong info, so I clicked on 2000. The rust on my 1997 model in on the rear wheel wells. I love my 1997 model but the 2016 model body is too large. The plastic door panels are not solid. Fit and finish is bad."

Anonymous, MN (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The corners of the fenders are starting to rust through where the trim attaches to the body"

Anonymous, NY (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"This is an old car, so rust is a normal problem--plus I live in Minnesota, and my car gets salt and dirt dinging it all winter long. The rust is appeared near the wheel wells, and also on the back hatch back door"

Deborah C., MN (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"back wheel wells are rusting out. i have seen many crvs like this. also rust at the bottom on the side windows"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"rust thru repair around both rear fender wells"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"All over hood fender wells doors"

Anonymous, MN (2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Spots on body over rear wheel wells. Bottom of driver's door"

Brian D., ON (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Have not been able to find problem with the ABS light on . Brakes work fine"

Anonymous, NB (2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"Brakes were a bit soft"

Anonymous, DC (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced brakes due to normal wear. Never had brakes replaced or worked on until March 2018. i.e., 16 years of driving and about 140,000 miles before brake replacement."

Anonymous, TN (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brakes drums and shoes replaced"

Geo-Linda N., CO (2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"Second set of rotors and pads since new. Not bad for almost 250000 km!"

Anonymous, NB (2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"It was time to replace the breaks. They wore out."

Susan A., CA (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"brake line failed and car lost brake fluid. The problem started at home with small amounts of leaking, but there was a major loss of the brake fluid while in the shop for checkup"

Anonymous, IA (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"regular failure over time"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"routine maintenance"

Daniel H., AZ (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Front driver side rotor broke, after routine brake replacement less than one year earlier. Took car to garage where work was done, and they replaced broken rotor and fixed problem free of charge, as rotor/brake job was under warranty"

Judi S., GA (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"warped rotors causing pulsating when applying brakes"

Anonymous, NC (2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"This issue was a result of normal wear and tear, not anything out of the ordinary I don't believe"

Katrina F., NY (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"After Market Rear brake Pads installed. Squeaking at stop. Brakes work fine just noisy"

Anonymous, BC (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"It's inermitant"

Barbara H., WA (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Clock

"It doesn't display the time. IT is a minor inconvenience so I just put a small clock I had in the house into the car."

Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Clock stopped working then dvd player stopped several months later"

SUSn S., NY (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"clock stopped working at about 130000 miles"

Mark C., FL (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Horn

"Horn has changed it's tone and sounds like it is going to go out"

Mark C., FL (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"The keyless entry works about half the time and when it does work, most of the time one has to press the button several times in a row to get the keyless entry to work"

Colin M., CO (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The driver side passenger automatic door lock stopped working, and then the keyless entry did not work. A wire in the door had broken and needed to be replace/repaired"

Judi S., GA (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Door locks only work manually except driver door"

SUSn S., NY (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"I am disappointed that my warming signal for my headlights don't work I rely on it"

Barbara H., WA (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Problem identified in the distributor area. Due to cost and not being a problem that impede the moving of the vehicle had not been repaired"

Felix N., CA (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"stopped working. Seems to be connected with other electrical failures (like horn, cruise control, etc.) Still waiting to have electrical system fixed"

Eve S., NY (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Water leaking into the front passenger side floor. Problem was something under the hood and it was fixed."

Anonymous, DC (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Under the hood near the windshield, the metal rusted out and the passenger side floor flooded during rain storms."

Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Radiator hose or tube failed and radiator lost most of its water on the highway. Towed to service. I think overheated engine required some engine problem (timing) that was later fixed too"

Anonymous, IA (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"In rain, water drips from in front of glove compartment making carpet. This is our second Honda CR-V that does this"

Ron J., MO (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Water leaking on the front passenger floor"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"When there's a hard rain, my driver side floor fills with water and no mechanic seems to know the cause"

Anonymous, AL (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"This is generally a very noisy car--the radio must be turned up very loud just to hear a faint melody over the cacophony of noise inside this car"

Jessica L., OH (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Catalytic converters disintegrating.......it’s old!"

Joanne D., FL (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Loose heat shield creates high, whining sound."

Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"There is a noise in the steering column when you make a VERY sharp turn which wasn't there when we purchased the car"

Keith H., CA (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"Passenger door window causes wind noise"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"valves regressed and burned. Known problem but was never warned about it. Won't ever buy another honda"

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Honda has some major quality issues with this model CR-V"

Patricia M., GA (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced engine with a rebuilt engine due to failure of major parts; old engine had 155000 miles on it when replaced"

Lee W., MD (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Head gasket

"My mechanic notice a small antifreeze leak coming from the head gasket. We caught it early and it caused no operational problems. I was disappointed that it happened at 159,000 miles. I was hoping to get a lot more miles before having a major engine problem."

Anonymous, SC (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Head gasket replacement with the years and mileage are to be expected for even the best of cars,in my opinion."

Anonymous, OR (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"5 months ago my mechanic told me that the head gasket needed to be replaced. He showed me that oil was seeping from under the gasket"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Blew the head gasket"

Richard S., CO (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Timing belt or chain

"This happened at approximately the same time as the distributor cap. Again i don't use this local car mechanic anymore"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The timing belt did NOT fail - it was simply due for scheduled replacement by virtue of age."

Anonymous, WA (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Locks and latches

"The door lock on the driver's side broke and I had it replaced. The key fobs don't work to turn on the alarm, even though I have changed the batteries"

Ruth T., CA (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The front passenger side lock cannot be opened with a key any longer, I have to open it from inside the vehicle. Most times the back hatch cannot be opened with a key, I have to pop it open with the hatch release at the dashboard."

Carolyn L., SC (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The door handle inside of the car, on the driver's side, does not always work. I had it replaced, but it is still not always opening for me. I often have to scoot over to the passenger side and get out of the car that way"

Deborah C., MN (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"When unlocked, the driver's door lock does not engage entirely and if the door is closed or the wind blows the door shut, the door will lock by itself. The back passenger door, same side, doesn't lock completely and has to be manually locked"

Anonymous, MA (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"The problem is the door handles (interior) and the door locks (tailgate). The driver's door handle broke and the tailgate lock is jammed. But hey, it's a very old car! Otherwise, it's great!"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Out of all the issues that the toll of time takes on a car, the most aggravating was early on the lock on the tailgate and the back washer blade rusted and corroded so much that they had to be replaced once. The second time didn’t make sense due to the cost"

James W., MI (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"The front drivers side window does not open any longer. The front passenger side window can still open, but is very slow closing again, so I do not open it any longer."

Carolyn L., SC (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine mounts

"Harmonic balancer and water pump had to be replaced"

Eve S., NY (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"Gasket in lower part of engine. relatively simple fix"

Danny S., GA (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"General oil leak"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Cam seal replaced"

Jack P., NC (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced oil pan gasket- that fixed the problem"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"gaskets beginning to wear out after 16 years of ownership. Not a failure, but repairs to cure minor leaks."

Anonymous, TN (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Hose was compress by serviceman causing oil to leak out the dipstick pipe"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"battery died"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Distributor or rotor failure

"Ownership changed and they had a difficult time fixing this. My car was in the shop 2-3 times. I no longer use this car repair shop"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Ignition switch

"In the last year or so, when I insert the key and try to turn it, it won't move unless I pull the key out a little bit. That is, when fully inserted, it won't budge when I try to turn it"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"started to run rough and check engine light came on. replaced plugs and adjusted valves and it runs fine"

John H., IL (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Starter

"stopped starting"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

"just a result of miles driven"

David L., MN (2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"U-joint broke, requiring replacement of the propeller shaft (drive shaft)"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"U joint cant be replaced need to replace whole driveshaft"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The "U" joints are "Pinned" in, so that you have to buy a whole new "Propeller" / drive shaft from the dealer ($1,350). I later found a local shop that could replace just the "U" joints ($65)"

Scot M., MN (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Car was Making a noise and the drive shaft broke. I had to replace the motor mounts a few months later. I don't know if it was a result of or cause of drive shaft"

Charlotte V., CO (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmisssion lurching when switching gears."

Anonymous, OR (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission failed and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Failing to replace the transmission oil in a regular bases caused the transmission to fail. Needed to be replaced, we decided to rebuild it"

Felix N., CA (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"We got a 2 year warrantee on the rebuilt transmission. Otherwise we would have sold the car. We'll keep it for another year and a half, probably"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Total pump failure. Transaxle replaced with a low mileage used part, highly satisfied"

Anonymous, IN (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Clutch adjustment

"missing shifts not sure if its the clutch or the transmission."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

"master cylinder failed and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MN (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Rough shifting

"The distributor failed causing the transmission to miss shifts. The distributor was replaced and fixed but the transmission continued miss shifts or double shifts. Put some transmission stuff in it seems to work better."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

"I do not drive this car anymore because I'm afraid it will break down on me. My mechanic said it wouldn't be worth it to replace the transmission so I will be selling the car"

Barbara W., TX (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"starting from a dead stop now and then the engine will slowly rev but the SUV will not accelerate, then you can feel it catch and accelerate like normal. thinking this is normal for a car this old with 240000 miles on her"

Scot M., MN (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"$1,600 to replace."

Anonymous, TX (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Same issue as with the 2003 CRV. The entire a/c had to be replaced. Honda should have recalled this issue"

Patricia M., GA (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"The radiator has leaked and had to be replaced twice and now it has a heater core leak"

Richard G., TX (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"Leak had to be repaired"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Cooling fan

"Both radiator cooling fans replaced"

Jack P., NC (2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Radiator

"Replace leaky radiator"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"it seems to be related to the fuses. they burn out and it has impacted a number of things in the car. Paid to have the fuses looked at/fixed but the problem came back. This is a very old car"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"Displays an error code which the dealer says requires the serial number on the back of the unit to diagnose. In order to get the serial number, they are required to remove the dash- going to live it it"

Anonymous, AK (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"My mechanic ran some tests and reset the computer. The light came on again a short time later but there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the system--computer may need to be replaced."

Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
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