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.
Alerts
There is 1 recall on this vehicle. Learn More.

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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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 2001 Honda CR-V owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

"Load clicking"

Anonymous, GA (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"A/c compressor stopped working"

Mark B., CT (2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"BEARING FAILURE"

Larry W., CO (2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C compressor leaked all Freon and had to be replace with a new compressor. The system lines were analyzed and because they were very clean, I choose to have a new compressor installed by non-dealer firm"

Anonymous, AL (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Unit making noise, needs to be replaced before seizing up"

Anonymous, AL (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"compressor locked up"

Lawrence C., NE (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C compressor blew up and cracked. Honda told us it was not covered in their recall although it is the same problem many Hondas had. Honda would not fix it"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"compressor blew- some smoke under hood"

Anonymous, AZ (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"AC system failed and had to replace all related parts with aftermarket. It now works better than it did new. During this process they found a motor mount failure which was repaired"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C compressor locked up in August 2014. I have not yet replaced it"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"The air conditioning system belt broke and the system shut down"

Martin F., MD (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"Fan worked sporadically then stopped working completely"

Keith C., MA (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Evaporator

"Evaporator needs to be replaced"

Steven B., MO (2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"from lack of use the refrigerant had to be serviced."

Jeff B., GA (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Refrigerant leak is hard and expensive to reach in order to fix it."

Anonymous, GA (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"have had it checked 3 times by the Honda dealer and they can't find the leak so I recharge myself when needed"

Anonymous, OH (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Honda has tried to repair 3 times and the leak is still there. they have used dye and still cant find leak"

Anonymous, OH (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"AC leaking out. Small parts of the insulation are coming through the air vents. Sometimes the AC comes out smoky"

Phillip S., FL (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"this might not be refrigerant leak -- every time i turn on ac, lots of water in the carpet on the passenger's side. had mechanic looked at it, happened again"

Anonymous, NY (2001 Honda CR-V EX 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

Doors or sliding doors

"driver side cannot be unlock. had the mechanism replace but failed again. have to enter my car using passenger side since the driver side door cannot be opened even with key"

Anonymous, NY (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I often had trouble getting the car doors open when it got cold in the winter. The doors stuck and I had to climb in through the hatchback.bb"

Anonymous, NY (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Locks and latches

"There was a plastic part on the hatchback latch that fell apart. The window closes hard. Will probably have to replace it"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver side door lock always gets frozen in cold weather. Similar issue now with rear window latch as well. I have tried various lubricants but no luck. Leave doors unlocked in the winter now"

Anonymous, CT (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear window latch was hard to close and needed adjustment"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The plastic latch to raise the rear glass hatch has broken three times so far. The side struts to hold it up were replaced once"

Pat C., TX (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced the locks multiple times and seem to have short lifespan of use"

Anonymous, WA (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Seat belts

"A passenger seat belt (behind the driver's seat) has frayed on the side to the extent that it will no longer pass through the metal bracket so the seatbelt can be latched to secure a passenger in their seat. The cost to replace one seat belt is exorbitant"

Anonymous, WA (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Need to push the latch with a screwdriver to get it to engage"

Joseph C., NH (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The hinge on the tailgate rusted and broke. Had to have the hinge replaced"

Elisabeth D., OH (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"Passenger window very slow to close"

Edward L., SC (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"power window failure on driver window. repaired with new window hardware and drive motor."

David H., TX (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver and passenger side windows very slow to go up. Driver side is especially bad. Not working at present. May need motor replacement. Three trips to the dealer for the same problem"

Anonymous, CT (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver side window failed open. Replaced the motor"

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Studs for catalytic converter broke off"

Mark B., CT (2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"At 130000 miles the catalytic converter had to be replaced in order to pass emissions. Performance was not affected"

Anonymous, CO (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust leaks

"Flange coupling rusted out and the exhaust pipe broke away from the catalytic converter"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Exhaust fumes very prevalent, coming from rear exhaust"

David C., TX (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust manifold

"Exhaust manifold was cracked and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CT (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"Heat shields rusted and fell off"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Muffler

"Needed to replace original exhaust system."

Kathleen M., MA (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Several muffler pipes installed over the past ten years"

Stanley H., VA (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The stainless resonator finally failed! Its associated hardware also failed --- a connector kit, I believe. Overall, though, I'm very happy with the life of the exhaust system"

Christian S., ON (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"had to replace controller, warranty did not cover"

Anonymous, CO (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

"Exhaust pipe in front of catalytic converter rusted through"

Anonymous, IN (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Exhaust pipe fitting with muffler rusted through, causing the tailpipe to fall off"

Anonymous, MN (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"EXHAUST LEAKAGE AT RESONATOR WELDING REQUIRED TO FIX PROBLEM MINOR REPAIR,"

Grant J., NS (2001 Honda CR-V LX 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

"Needed a new radiator to replace original."

Kathleen M., MA (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"water leaks from rain on front passenger side foot area"

David H., TX (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"The weather stripping/ door seals do not seem to be holding up very well."

Alan M., WA (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"the head gasket has started to fail"

Anonymous, WA (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"after going through a car wash about a cup of water leaks from hood area onto passenger floor mat"

Evelyn M., WA (2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"It's 15 yrs old so I suppose it would be considered normal"

David C., TX (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"weather stripping wearing out"

Anonymous, TN (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"The car is used as a back up and utility (Hauling gardening supplies. The rear differential will squeal in a tight turn both directions and must have the fluid changed to alleviate the noise."

Jeff B., GA (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattles were diagnosed as being from parts with rusted out areas around the bolts"

Judith M., VA (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Car Rattles over any bumps. Squeaks rounding corners"

Phillip S., FL (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle in back. Cannot find the source"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"This vehicle is noisy. We knew this when we bought it used. It's not wind noise, but engine noise. The CR-V is a noisy car"

Anonymous, TN (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Any time vehicle is at highway speeds, 55+"

Anonymous, IN (2001 Honda CR-V EX 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 spare tire cover on the rear, a piece of the roof rack, and a trim on the passenger side front corner all came off of vehicle / unable to reattach w/o service"

Anonymous, IN (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"clear coat peeling on left rear panels"

Anonymous, DC (2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The vertical trim on both front doors is extensively cracked and peeling. It is readily apparent at a distance of over 10 feet. The rubber trim on all doors is curling and needs replacing"

Anonymous, WA (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Repainted 4 years ago. Southern California sun has since faded this paint job."

J P., CA (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear finish cracked and flaked off in patches on the car doors"

Martha D., FL (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"clear coat finish is cracking on rear hatch handle and is turning white on roof. I clayed the car the polished with Meguiar's m100 followed by m205 then Meguiar's synthetic sealant 21. All were process done with a dual action polisher. Some of white"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I'm starting to be able to see the primer through the red. I do wax it a couple times during the summer"

Peter J., AK (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Rear quarter panels are rusting. Vehicle in good shape otherwise"

Anonymous, PA (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust around wheel area"

Joseph C., NH (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"rear wheel well rust"

Andre Q., ME (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I live on the gulf coast and can't garage my car. Sun damage and rust are to be expected over 14 years"

Pat C., TX (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"spot on rear quarter panel rusted through"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust is developing above the wheel well; I had a 2000 Civic that had same issue in same spot"

Ann G., NC (2001 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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"replaced catalytic converter. Car is 17 years old, stuff fails, especially underneath from Minnesota winters."

Anonymous, MN (2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light stays on"

John S., IL (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The catalytic converter failed making the engine sputter and stop. I was replaced under warranty"

Richard S., RI (2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"catalitic convertor may be burning out"

Anonymous, TN (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light stays on. Dealer cannot identify problem in 3 visits and over $600 in repair cost"

Anonymous, HI (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"At 130000 Miles had to replace the O2 sensor in order to pass emissions. Performance was not affected"

Anonymous, CO (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine light indicated the O2 sensor"

Anonymous, NH (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the O2sensor in the exhaust system after the manifold"

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"engine light comes on and problem cannot be found and corrected"

Anonymous, IL (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"# 2 SENSOR AFTER CAT CONVERTER WAS BAD.HAD TO REPLACE"

Grant J., NS (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"engine light warning; took 2001 cdv to mechanic to have new sensor put in"

Anonymous, NY (2001 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)

"I believe the security system wires have become disconnected. I just haven't taken the time to get it fixed because I have to take it to a Honda dealer (my regular mechanic does not work on security system)."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Clock

"The display went dark."

Anonymous, NC (2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The clock displayed died. It will cost $300 to replace the clock. too much money"

Anonymous, NC (2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"stopped working"

Anonymous, WA (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"clock worked then intermittently worked then stopped working all together; think it is the [broken wire] electrical connection"

Evelyn M., WA (2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Clock and power windows no longer work"

Hajime S., CA (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The clock will show when I first turn on my car, then it goes away. Sometimes it will return when I'm driving but not always"

Anonymous, OK (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"They don't come on when we open a door. Another issue we've had is failure of the window motors on the driver's side front and back doors"

Anonymous, TN (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"When the cargo door is opened, sometimes the overhead light for the cargo area comes on; sometimes it doesn't"

Judith M., VA (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"Driver door latch broke, driver door window motor will die any day, keyless remote no longer works and estimate is 600"

Anonymous, CO (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"enginelite[ te"

Anonymous, NC (2001 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

"Burnt valve, re-machine head, replace carb. Also driver window motor out, 2016 spent 800.00, 2017 spent 3,000.00. Still need to drop 1500.00. Probably just fix door latch a and window motor myself and drive into ground"

Anonymous, CO (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Cylinder head blown"

Michael G., GA (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Not the cylinder head but the valves. I had a valve job done"

Anonymous, MT (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Valve wear had gotten to the point they could no longer be adjusted - along with other issues we decided a complete rebuiuid was worth it, in part because my wife REALLY likes the car and it is otherwise in cherry condition. Also could not buy one with same or lower mileage for the $3600 cost"

Dave S., WA (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Burnt and chipped valve, and needed new distributor"

John S., IL (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced engine at about 247000 with engine from Japan and it took 3 replacements to get onethat passed smog. 1st burned old, 2nd didn't pass smog, 3rd for now seems ok"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"engine will need to be rebuilt"

Anonymous, AZ (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"My mechanic recently told me my CR-V probably needs a rebuild or replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Head gasket

"Trying to decide whether to have it fixed and if so, by my local mechanic or by the dealer; also considering buying a new care"

Anonymous, KS (2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Head gasket leaked and compression lost in cylinder"

Anonymous, AZ (2001 Honda CR-V LX 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

"Engine mount needs to be replaced but I haven't done it yet because it doesn't cause a severe problem"

Carl N., AZ (2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine mount had been broken for some time and finally had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"Oil pan leak."

Gerald H., CA (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"leak in oil reservoir. Hard & expensive to reach in order to fix it."

Anonymous, GA (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"After a 170,000 miles, the engine has several oil leaks. Does not burn oil."

Anonymous, AL (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"per mechanic, gasket needed replacing. It was replaced, no more oil leak"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The main seal leaks"

Michael K., AZ (2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil started leaking about 8 months ago. Does not seem to be serious at this point. Replaced the oil pan and that seems to have helped but still checking the oil consistently"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda CR-V 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

Bushings

"The front and rear bushings both need to be replaced. They are causing noise and uneven tire wear"

Carl N., AZ (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"They were just worn out, so had to replace."

Anonymous, GA (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"front struts failed causing little bumps to feel as though you had boards instead of springs in the front."

Anonymous, FL (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"Pow! A spring broke. These are integrated with the struts, I think. I replaced both sides for symmetry"

Christian S., ON (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Rack and pinion required replacement along with the Shocks in the front end. Very rough ride"

Carol A., AZ (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Rack and Pinion system was leaking requiring replacement"

Anonymous, AZ (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"I had a flat tire and took into Sam's Club for repair, Rear tires were badly worn on inside, Had to buy new tires and had the rear shocks and kit replaced"

Carol A., AZ (2001 Honda CR-V LX 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

Alternator

"Voltage regulator failed and the alternator had to be replaced"

Carl N., AZ (2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Distributor or rotor failure

"Pretty much rusted out and needed a new distributor assembly"

Anonymous, MT (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"created engine light"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I recently replaced the spark plugs, which were costly"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Starter

"Previous starter was in early stages of failure"

Anonymous, WI (2001 Honda CR-V LX 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)

"abs sensor failed, and abs would activate during normal braking activiety"

Anonymous, DC (2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"needed rear brakes due to wear"

Anonymous, NY (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace rear brake drums"

Anonymous, ME (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"The rotors were replaced after experiencing vibration when braking. They seem to be doing it again, I am bringing the CRV into shop to have them check it out"

Anonymous, NC (2001 Honda CR-V SE 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

Rough shifting

"Higher RPM needed to downshift"

Keith C., MA (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

"The dealership recommended replacing my transmission when I had 32000 because of the issues I kept having but Honda wouldn't allow it and I have had transmission problems ever since"

Anonymous, OK (2001 Honda CR-V 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

"The CD player started destroying CDs within a few years after purchase."

Anonymous, FL (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Multi CD player jammed up And is now unUSble"

Elisabeth D., OH (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Radiator

"Leaked"

Michael G., GA (2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Radiator had leak at the top; had to be replaced"

Anonymous, ME (2001 Honda CR-V 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

"Driver's side rear wheel bearing"

Damon G., WA (2001 Honda CR-V 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
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