Among the most well-rounded SUVs, the CR-V has a five-speed automatic, standard electronic stability control (ESC), and side-curtain airbags. Interior room rivals that of some midsized SUVs. The engine is refined and relatively fuel efficient. Handling is responsive and secure. The ride is composed, but road noise is evident.
Alerts
There are 13 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2005 Honda CR-V owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

12V power plug

"12v power plug stopped working about 4 years ago. Changed both fuses but did not fix problem. Cost to repair not worth it due to age of car so I bought a long cord and use the 12v outlet in rear cargo area instead.(meant for tailgate parties)"

Annmarie G., NJ (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"12 Volt plug in front dash stopped working. Not a fuse. Rear deck 12 V plug works fine"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Stopped working but I use the rear plug and an extension cord"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Don't work in the 2 lasts weeks"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Front Power outlet stopped working. We changed the outlet and then the fuse but neither solved the problem. Since this vehicle has a second outlet in the tailgate, we just ran a power outlet extension with a long cord from the tailgate and under the seats to the front cabin. Cost to repair by dealer is not worth it"

Ann G., NJ (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Drivers power plug stoped working"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The fuse shorts out on this so often I stopped using it"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"plug in back area does not work"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The plug stopped working; I know from the internet what the problem is but didn't take time to fix it"

Anonymous, AB (2005 Honda CR-V)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Headllight on warning no longer words, driver side console for mirror adjustments and lock/unlock fuction no longer works"

Daniel G., NJ (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Body control module

"The fuse box failed and had to be replaced"

Lisa D., NH (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"received an airbag safety notice and recall"

Keith M., TX (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Cruise control

"Stopped working"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"stop light bulbs seem to burn out on average once a year since about 2015"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"Interior climate control lights for nighttime go out every couple of years."

Anonymous, CT (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Heat/AC/Defrost dials no longer light up., which makes nighttime selection very difficult. The dealer wants hundreds of dollars to fix"

Anonymous, ID (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The gauges on my dashboard have been losing their power over time. They have darkened-and in some cases are now totally black. Included are my speedometer, gas gauge and cooling indicator. I am told this can be fixed but with a lot of labor involved (I have also hit large pot holes which causes my oil light to come on and stay on for a very long time)"

Catherine M., NJ (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"All the gauges stopped working twice, then later came back on, resulting in a useless diagnostic visit and no fix"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"light in dash is not working . very expensive labor to fix"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The instrument panel lights flicker at different times. Next week will be the third time I leave it at Honda to fix"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"dash lights burned out replace headlights year remote locks don't wrok-200 per lock to replace"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"As soon as we had the interior gauge lights fixed some of them went out again"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"it takes well over $100 to replace all the gauge lights"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The lights have gone out on the fan and A/C gauges, and the dash lights are slowly going out from right to left. At night I cannot see the gas gauge or the speedometer. The tach is now starting to fade. A honda dealer quoted about $126 plus tax to"

Mary O., OH (2005 Honda CR-V)

"Lights in control knobs and instrument panel burned out"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Outside temp gauge faulty"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"I have had to replace headlights in this vehicle 3 to 5 times in the last year. The lights have alternately blown out once a month."

Joseph F., IL (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"When traveling from warm/hot Texas to very cold Colorado mountains - new bulbs constantly need to be replaced. Battery needs to be replaced every 3 years. Interior lights seem to drain the battery."

Guy R., TX (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"headlights have burned out 5 times since we bought it"

David H., CA (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"routine headlights burn out very quickly. Fancy headlights burn out even faster."

Woody M., NC (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to have lamps replaced several times, and the alternator... which may have been the root cause. I experienced a flickering of my headlights (brightening/dimming), which was disconcerting especially at night, as I was worried about losing all lights while driving at night."

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Headlights when replaced last 1-2 months."

Anonymous, IL (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Lamps in headlight burn out frequently."

Anonymous, ID (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Bulbs (lamps) don't last a year from the beginning Problem with engine is that car after I press the brake accelerates sometimes to 5000 RPM mostly 2000- 3000 RPM after I release brake car goes down to normal"

Anonymous, IN (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Repeatedly burn out both sides. Last maybe 5,000 miles."

Phineus P., NV (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Bulbs go out very often. At least twice a year."

Anonymous, CT (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Canadian day time running lights failed to come on."

Glenn M., AB (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to replace a headlight. Have to do this about once a year"

David S., NY (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Bulbs become loose in their sockets"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"A headlight blows out after every 6-8 months or so - needs to be replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Have had to replace headlight bulbs several times"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Either front headlight burns out after about 6 months. This has happened since we bought the car new in 2005"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I have replaced headlights 6 or 7 times in the last 18 months. I have used both manufacturer and aftermarket bulbs and they last no more than 6 months"

Joseph F., IL (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Repeated electrical wiring shorts, headlight failure"

Anonymous, UT (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Left and right headlights have burned out five times each on this car. They have lasted an average of 24K miles. Service technicians have told me that this is common on this model. I have never had a car with headlights that burn out frequently. Thes"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I love this car, but have replaced 20 headlight bulbs since I purchased it new"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"We were having to replace bulbs so frequently that we went ahead and got two entirely new headlight assemblies and had them installed. We've not had any problems since then"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Lamps have a shorter life span than they should and are extremely difficult to replace"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Have replaced headlight bulbs half a dozen times. Most for any car owned"

Christian O., MI (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Headlights burn out rapidly like in 6-12 months"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Since new I have replaced the headlight bulb at least 10 times on both sides"

Denis G., WA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Headlights go out frequently, it seems more than usual"

Jan G., WA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"They burned out too soon. Hard to find the problem until after many years the wiring harness for them was replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Headlights seem to burn out once or twice a month. Also dash lights and rear tail lights / marker lights burn out often"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Plastic lens faded obstructs visibility"

Barbara H., CT (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Need to replace headlight bulb every 3-4 months"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Headlights blew out twice"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"since I drove it off the lot, both headlights have had issues with bulbs burning out, sometimes within weeks of replacement"

Shelley K., MN (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Must replace at a higher than normal rate"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"They go out all the time, have to always keep spare headlights on hand because you never know when they'll expire. Have run into other CR-V owners at auto parts store who say the same as they stock up (like me) on spares"

Kristina C., WA (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Headlamp bulbs were burning out a few months after being replaced. I took the car to the dealer and they replaced the lamp sockets, and I haven't had any problems since"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Cloudiness in lens covers reduces light pass-through"

James R., FL (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Headlight bulbs burn out too quickly"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Bulbs in headlights keep going out about every 3 months. Have had dealer, local garage, and others replace but all burn out fairly quickly"

Sue H., DE (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"one head light and one rear light needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, LA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"Keep interior lights off - seem to drain the battery."

Guy R., TX (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"A couple of the lights around the climate control dials have gone out, making heating and A/C selection at night difficult. Honda wants hundreds to replace the bulbs, so we're living with the problem, as we don't drive much at night."

Anonymous, ID (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Nearly all the lights on my dash have faded to black. Fortunately I can still see my gas gauge and most of my speedometer. My A/C and heating knobs are also now black."

Catherine M., NJ (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Lights in dashboard all went dark"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Dash lights are almost completely burned out. Never had a car lose so many lights"

Christian O., MI (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Last time a headlight blew, two interior dial lights also went out"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The backlight go out intermittently in the a/c and heater gauges"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"4 of the 5 Door activators either stopped or work intermittently work."

Anonymous, SC (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Eventually all doors stopped working for keyless locking/unlocking of doors"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"2 door lock actuators needed to be replaced because they failed to function"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"My keys won't unlock the doors. I have to do it manually except for drivers sude door. They want $500 to repair it"

Laura M., GA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"driver side door would not open. Replaced electronic device in door"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"After the hatchback lock quit working remotely, I started locking the back with a key. One time after unlocking the back manually with the key, the lock seized my key and I needed to call a locksmith who was able to release the key from the hatchback"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Keyless entry does not work. Also the doors do not lock unless the button is pushed"

Gerald H., NC (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced two sets of door locks and the actuator"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Keyless entry stopped working in mid-2014. The door unlock motor sounds like it tries to activate, but does not unlock the driver door. Lights do flash to indicate it is trying to work and the problem is not in the key transmitter. I don't remember t"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Passenger side doors keyless entry will not work after being replaced. Mechanic thinks the problem is in the main control panel in drivers side door"

Robert S., AL (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"WE've had to replace 1 or 2 lock mechanisms and now another is not working"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"locks stopped working and very expensive to fix $300 per door"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Keyless entry has completely stopped working even though I have replaced the FOB batteries"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"the seat belt light stays on after you buckle up"

Robert Q., CA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"check engine light comes on even if no problems with car"

Mark K., NY (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"switch on driver side interior door frame that sounds a buzzer when you leave your lights on or key in the ignition after you turn the car off"

Anonymous, DE (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Fuse box short failure"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"The washer system repeatedly clogs"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear wiper motor failed and needed replacement"

Lisa D., NH (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-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)

"Computer board ($2500 + cost for repair) for the ABS went out but could still drive."

Anonymous, WA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The chip needed replacement for more than $2000"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"part of the same control module?"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Computer board went out. Cost for replacement over $2,500 after they failed to notify me that my extended repair contract had expired due to their error in not putting a expire date on contract in the computer"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"Calibers hung up causing pad and rotor damage"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers seize up too often. Have replaced about 4 of them"

Anonymous, VT (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers froze up and had to be replaced along with brake pads and routers"

Anonymous, VT (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers seized"

Scott B., NY (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"rear driver side caliper frozen closed"

Robert S., CT (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Just normal use issues; I live in an area with a lot of hills so I use the brakes more than usual"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"rear calipers locked up"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"both rear calipers froze to some extent causing a burning smell. we thought at first it was rubber burning but turns out to be the brake pads rubbing too much. premature wear on the pads led to the solution"

Ralph C., WV (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"fronts and rears needed replacing"

Curt C., OH (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"My left rear caliper froze in the closed position, causing need to replace brake pads and rotor. Because of the left caliper failure, my right rear had to do extra duty and I had to replace the brake pads. I had the rear brakes replaced under 5000 mi"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The right rear caliper was partially locked for a significant period of time, causing damage to the rotor and brake pad"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"failed"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Surprised that this vehicle should need front callipers. Rotors I can understand but not callipers"

Edwin H., ON (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"rear left caliper frozen demage rotors"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Smelled burning in rear. It was the calipers frozen Replaced both sides plus pads. This was really the first big exspence other than normal maintenance tires etc.1020.00"

Fay A., NY (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"It maid vbriting noise"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"My car suddenly failed to stop properly, causing me to go through a stop sign (no accidents or tickets). When the tow truck operator tried to tow my car, it was discovered that the right rear caliper was partially locked"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"Needed complete rebuild of brake system."

Anonymous, DE (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Getting service is becoming too expensive. My wife and are are considering downsizing to one car to save cost."

Douglas H., MD (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The car needed normal new brake pads, etc."

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The car is older and has been a very reliable car. But I replaced all the breaks and then the master cylinder went and then the calipers needed to be replaced and it was costing serious money to keep it running."

Shirlee G., ID (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal wear! Simply needed replacing"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Was time for the back brakes, last year it was time for the front brakes. Normal wear!"

Theodore M., NJ (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Had rear breaks replaced - had front breaks done previously"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal brake job"

Roger P., NY (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to replace brake pads front and rear"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"adjust & clean brakes @ 14000 miles"

Fay A., NY (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Wheel bearing rear pasanger side"

Ralph L., WA (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"My 2005 CRV's parking brake has to be used daily as that car always rolls after you park unless the road is completely flat. Our 2006 CRV doesn't do this and it's the same modle and trim line. So, on a regular basi, I have to get my parking brake tightened. A littly annoying."

Albert D., NC (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Brakes continue to fail prematurely. Calipers seize on a regular basis."

Scott B., NY (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I¿ve had to replace breaks too often"

Anonymous, VT (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Pads wore out doe to calipers and rotors"

Scott B., NY (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Used Monro Muffler which uses REA.LLY cheep replacement parts"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake pads etc blamed on rust,"

Kevin D., MA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes in general need wear out too often including calipers"

K R., VT (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Pulsation or vibration

"I knew the brakes were vibrating a little when applied but we are in the due diligence stage of buying our house and was hoping to get past closing before getting new brakes. I downshifted, took my foot off the gas to slow down as much as possible. Then, suddenly, they started to make a horrific grinding sound that made the whole car shudder. The next day we took it to our trusted mechanic who replaced both rear brake pads, rotors, and calipers."

Albert D., NC (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"Brakes needed replacing due to age and use."

Alan V., HI (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Pads & rotors would need replacing almost yearly after parking while away for annual monthly winter holiday. Now have brakes cleaned & lubricated semi annually (not specified in manual) which has improved performance"

Mike K., BC (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"Not a surprise, really. The car had been standing for a while. Since these were repaired, at about 800.00, the car has been mostly fantastic. A solid, nimble, reliable little vehicle that's also fun to drive"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Just needed to be turned when replacing pads"

Martin N., OR (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Just normal usage issues, same as the calipers. I live in an area with a lot of hills so I use my brakes more than typical usage"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealership are constantly claiming that rotors either need turning or replaement. It's constant. I have no problens with the brakes - they seem to work fine, although a caliper froze on me last year an needed replacement"

Daniel G., NJ (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"rotors warped and needed resurfacing"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors were a little wrapped because of normal wear. Had to reface them"

Theodore M., NJ (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Constant break replaced: rotors, calipers, discs: blamed on rust M"

Kevin D., MA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"As stated in previous note, rotor needed replacing when brakes ceased up after vehicle was parked for a month"

Mike K., BC (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"replace demage by frozen caliper rear l/side"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Front Rotors needed turned"

Ralph L., WA (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The vehicle shuttered badly on any braking but especially high speed"

Karen A., NM (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"I heard squealing from my brakes and I when I took it in I needed brakes, calipers, and rotors. I had similar work done about 2 years ago by someone else. Not sure if the original work was not done correctly or the car just needed new brakes. Unfortunately by the time the car made me aware of the issue (by squealing) I needed almost all new brakes necessities."

Catherine M., NJ (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"wear and tear on brakes...you don't have enough categories to specify...167000 miles on the brakes"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer indicated a problem, but independent mechanic could not verify it"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"brake pads were almost frozen on the disk or drum. Mostly due to age they said"

Anonymous, CT (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Comes and goes randomly regardless if cold or hot and isn't the breaks. Most noisy on wet days"

Doug P., BC (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-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

Alignment

"The 2005 model CR-V has a manufacturing flaw in that the suspension was set up with the wrong caster or camber at the factory. This is expensive to change as the entire suspension has to be disassembled. There is a service bulletin on this. It cost me about $400 to have it fixed - they refused to cover it under warranty."

Robert M., CO (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"For many years this vehicle has pulled to the right. We have had it worked on multiple times only to have the problem persist"

Jennifer C., CA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I found out the alignment was off when I went to rotate my tires and found the wear was so uneven that I needed 4 new tires"

Deborah S., FL (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Went out of alignment in a very short time - approx. 500 miles (or the alignment equipment was not working properly)"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Ball joints

"Complete breakdown of ball joints... Lucky to have surviived. A dangerous situation"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"noise and leaking fluid"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Wear and tear maintenance"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Worn so replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Front tires shudder in turns, either tie rod ends or ball joints. Tie rod ends are easy to change, ball joints require professional work. Only 135000 kms. on vhicle, neither should be a problem"

Anonymous, BC (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Technician said parts were worn out due to low mileage. He indicated higher mileage CRVs rarely experience this type of wear"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Ball joints needed replacement last month. Squeaking badly"

Sidney L., LA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Typical wear factor for a vehicle of this age, not all that expensive to repair"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

"The rubber bushings on the control arm have worn out"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Since the Honda is still running great with over 252000 miles the suspension rubber bushings get eaten by the Texas weather and this is expected. The car is over 13 years old. I was able to buy the bushings and rent a tool to replace them. I also replaced the ball joints myself and used tape measures and a laser to perform a 4 wheel alignment."

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"bushings wore out, dealership replaced same"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"compliance bushings and one motor mount worn out"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Worn. replaced as PM"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"BUSHINGS WORN/RUSTED OUT AND COULD LEAD TO SERIOUS PROBLEM IF NOT REPLACED--COST $750"

James B., CA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The bushings are cracking/breaking down"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering leaks

"Leaking power steering pump"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"The power pump needed replacement due to its inability to properly permit the flow of the steering fluid through its system. This also facilitated a strange sound when turning and my inability to turn the wheel properly"

Leah J., TX (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"expensive to replace front struts"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Replacement of parts was overdue due to use and age of vehicle."

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Like I mentioned in the past posting I had to replace the entire suspension systemm"

Karin H., CA (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"had to be replaced; vibration at road speeds was excessive"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"in 2009 and again in 2013 spport strut for right front wheel cracked off leaving wheel "unhinged""

P G., NJ (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I replaced all four struts in 2010. One rear strut broke in 2014, replaced for labor only. Had the front struts changed last month. Needed struts, ball joints, sway bars"

Sidney L., LA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The car started hitting the bumps really hard; when I got my tires rotated recently they told me the shocks were bad. I had them replaced--and the front ones were really bad. I got good prices and my mechanic is reasonable but it was still expensive"

Deborah S., FL (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Front struts went out. Replaced within 2 days of experiencing the problem. Work was completed by a local auto service and repair business. Mechanics are certified"

Michael B., MN (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"loose sway bar"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"This was answered previously on the earlier question."

Anonymous, NM (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Steering arms (both) were cracked; one close to breaking through. Discovered when my mechanic was changing the oil, put the car on a lift and gave it a check. Caught just in time!"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Wear and tear maintenance"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

"I have had this problem for the life of the car"

Anonymous, CT (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced the swaybar links and bushings"

George G., MI (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Mechanics cant not find this problem"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

"The problem was caused by poor repair at Honda dealer. The dealer replaced the rubber boots on the tie rods and ball joints, but didn't tighten all the bolts. The car steered erratically because of loose front end. I took it to an independent alignment shop and they diagnosed the problem. Just had to tighten all the bolts regarding tie rods etc."

Anonymous, NM (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The entire suspension system needed replacing before it could be driven. tie rods, struts, ball joints stabilizer bushings,"

Karin H., CA (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"INCLUDED WITH THE BUSHINGS"

James B., CA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel balance

"Due to a collision, had body work done and they did not fix frame correctly, now the car pulls left and wheels need balancing often"

Anonymous, AB (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The wheels have to be exactly the same measurement when filled with air or the whole car shakes and rattles on the highway"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"Left front wheel bearing had to be replaced."

Alan L., MD (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Again, technician said wear was mainly due to low mileage"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Wheel bearing wore out but Honda refused to sell me the special tool needed to replace it so I could replace it myself. Found that Honda is not supportive of DIY owners like myself. Had to pay $180 for a universal bearing removal kit in order to do"

Bernard H., HI (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"front passenger bearings and axle had to be replaced at 100k miles"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-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

"Wiring to the compressor clutch shorted. Had to replace the clutch so replaced the whole unit."

Bernard H., HI (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"It has what is called Black Death, the whole AC system needs replaced, and costs way more then the car is worth."

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"compressor locked up. pretty amazing that it lasted 14 years w/o a problem till now."

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The A/C system does not work at all. It needs a new compressor and something else. The Honda dealer said it would cost more than $2,000 to repair. We said forget it."

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C clutch and coil replaced before failure, preventative maint."

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C COMPRESSOR FAILED AND IT IS IN A VERY INACCESSIBLE LOCATION. THE ESTIMATE TO REPLACE IS $1200, THOUGH THE PART IS ONLY $200."

Anonymous, ME (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Ac compressor failure associated with blower failure? Also mechanics related AC issues with this type CRV"

Anonymous, AA (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"AC compressor failed and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor self-destructed internally."

Chris M., OH (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor failed and could not cool car"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"It failed and was replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The service center I use has had older CR/Vs go through multiple A/C units. It seems to be the CR/Vs weakest system"

Richard B., NJ (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"A.C. system is failing again. In 2009 I replaced all components with the advice that this model had a defective a design in the AC system. Now it is failing again and I have been told a single component will not fix it. I need to replace all components again. Instead I plan to replace the vehicle. Our summertime heat makes AC very necessary"

Francis W., CA (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor frozen and was replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor died after 11 years of hard use"

Helen B., OR (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The Ac doesn't work don't know why. I think i've been told different things , added more freon and it cooled about a week.but have spent some time and $ trying to figure it out but honda wants lots of money to check it out. i've read this model has"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor imploded"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Apparently this is a system that is a known weak point in the car but was not covered by Honda"

Anonymous, KY (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I have had car running hot at two different times. Cost me $500 - $1000 each time. I also had air conditioner problems and had to replace the air conditioner"

Linda F., FL (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Unsure where A/C has failed but it is no longer blowing cold. Leak of freon or failed compressor. One initial estimate was $800"

Jonathan B., CA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Just on of the things that go bad. Cost $1600 to repair with aftermarket parts, would have been $2500 for Honda part"

Anonymous, NV (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"It was blowing air but not cold"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"In the past 2 weeks the AC stopped working. When we took it in to have it checked we were told that the AC Compressor needs to be replaced. We have yet to have this work completed"

Thomas W., NH (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C completely stopped working. Honda completely replaced system. Still works"

Anonymous, UT (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"This is the third compressor for this car. No more"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"AC stopped working"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace AC at a cost of approx. $1000. It barely worked when I got the car used @49,000"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"unit failed"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"Blower would not blow warm or cold air. It just stopped working"

John D., NY (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"There are actually 2 fans and they both failed and they are expensive"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Blower fan went out resulting in car overheating in slow,traffic or stops!"

Anonymous, AA (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Blower fan motor replaced at 22,000 an 38,000 miles"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Blower fan stop working Honda wanted $1200 to fix"

John D., NY (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Both fans in cooling system failed. Also one of the heater. Blowe fans"

Anonymous, AK (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"I told service manager my starter was about to fail, they disagreed replaced alternator which was still working, drove home next day CRV failed to start. Called tow service! This time they agreed it was starter? NOne in stock! Was stuck without CRV"

Anonymous, AK (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Evaporator

"Evaporator failed to generate sufficient cooling during very warm days. Had to replace"

Gary M., CA (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"The leaks resulted from a leaky condenser"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Air compressor works but not enough refrigerant to actually cool the air. Have not repaired yet"

Monte M., OH (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-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 leak down front pillar on both sides. might be from sun roof leaking"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Drivers side window leaks in heavy rain or the car wash"

Anonymous, NM (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Moon roof drains were clogged and considerable rain entered the cabin. Now have bad mold oder which I have not been able to correct"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"water pump began to fail"

Anonymous, DE (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"All the door seals have gone bad and we have air noises."

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Outside windshield trim keeps loosening"

David K., CO (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Needed front end work"

Betty W., TX (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeaks and/or rattle locations could not be found."

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Noisy front end but as I am planning to get a new vehicle I do want to put any further monies out here. CRV still safe to drive"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

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Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Where isn't there a squeak or rattle? Squeaks and rattles all of the time. Lots of air noises. It's a loud car"

Christine T., CO (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"In the last 3 months hear a squeak in the back"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Honda CR-V)

"Exhaust system clamp broke, so exhaust rattled. Had it rewelded"

Roger R., PA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Seems to have squeaking and clunking noises coming from front end. All struts and front end parts have been replaced but it has been awhile and may need to have all that replaced again due to over 210000 miles. Also brakes need to be replaced agai"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"There is a funny rattley noise when the car is idling. It goes away when I accelerate"

Mary O., OH (2005 Honda CR-V)

"Same"

Doug P., BC (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"noise"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"At higher speeds wind noise is experienced."

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"When I open rear window/windows there is there a abnormal increase of in noise."

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The vehicle has very loud road noise and if your roll down the two rear windows (2-3 inches) while driving the vaccum hurts your ears"

Walter S., CA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Road/wind noise is bad, the faster i drive the louder i have to turn up the radio to hear"

David D., KY (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The main noise comes from the tires. The front seat window are noisy"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"terrible wind noise. the radio has to be turned up to hear it"

Linda F., FL (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind noise has been pronounced since I bought the car new in 2005, especially at high speeds"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"road noise is loud nothing I can do about it the wheel well need better insulation to make the inside the cabin quiter"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"When it was new there was a lot of road and wind noise which has gotten worse over the years until it is really annoying"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"hard to hear radio, hard to talk and hear on hands free, annoying hoise other vehicles"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Catalytic converter wore out and had to be replaced. Car is 13 years old."

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Dash engine light stays on, says i need a new catalytic converter which is expensive, doesn't seem to affect the preformance"

David D., KY (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"after a bad tank of gas the cat went out in 6 months!"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"It's shot and has been a few years. MY mechanic says it's OK to keep running it. To replace it would be VERY expensive"

C C., NJ (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust leaks

"Heat shield was rattling and pipe was leaking. Dealer was way expensive. Muffler shop fixed without loosing cat converter"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"exhaust pipe corroded"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Needs first new exhaust system"

Steven J., IL (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a crack at the joint between the muffler and its ajoining pipe"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Exhaust mainfold gasket is leaking, causing the engine to sound louder than normal"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Fittings rotted"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"It had a leak in the gasket"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"Continues to rattle after several visits to the shop"

David B., CO (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Actually the heat shields were rusting and were replaced on 06/03/16"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The heat shield rusted away at the bolts which should hold it in place"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"air bag replaced on warranty"

Jim B., MB (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Internal failure of the left side impact sensor (second)"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Just the air bag recall, but the light being on after having it fixed makes me nervous."

Christopher H., AR (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"After recall was installed warning light kept coming on."

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"the airbag light stays on all the time although the dealer says it isn't a problem"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I get a message fairly frequently that a side airbag is off. I have mentioned this to repair shops, but none seemed to be concerned. I have replaced all airbags related to recalls, but the side bags have not had a recall."

Anonymous, CO (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Under recall. Honda dealership took care of this"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"50% of the time airbag light stays on after site belt is connected."

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Light came on. Fixing it requires taking apart dash and expensive part. Estimate for fixing it is $2,300, more than the value of the vehicle."

Anonymous, OR (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

"Brackets holding the exhaust pipes rusted and needed to be replaced"

Richard L., VA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"My biggest problem was they wanted to replace my entire muffler at 1800.00 when I went in for rattling noise. The muffler shop I went to replace da hanger and a small weld. They said I should have 2 more years. When I complained to the sales manag"

Anonymous, BC (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-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 exterior trim that surrounds the front window and then goes up the roof came off on the driver's side"

Christine T., CO (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Loose trim on roof. Missing hardwear"

Manuel G., TX (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"After having the windshield replace the surrounding molding has be loose and flying off"

Barbara P., CA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"front grill molding missing"

William T., DC (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Worn weatherstripping"

Anonymous, KS (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Patchy fading of paint on roof and hood of vehicle. Car is parked outside most of time and is expose to strong sunlight."

Anonymous, NM (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Some spots on top and hood are cracking"

Gary M., CA (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"White patches are all over the exterior paint"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The clear coat is peeling away from the paint. The clear coat has also turned yellow. Surprisingly this is almost exclusively on the driver's side of the car. The car has never been in an accident or repainted as far as I know. I bought the car used, 2nd owner, and there was no report of damage on CARFAX"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The roof and the top o ver the motor were fading"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"This vehicle has been parked outdoors in sun since purchase. The pain on the roof is fading. There are no cracks or peeling"

Anonymous, NM (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Roof had paint spots that began to bloom. The problem spread to the hood. It looked awful. We had the car repainted"

Elizabeth L., CA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on the roof and hood fading. Had to repaint areas"

Gerard T., CA (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"paint on the hood started to peal a few years ago, a short time after warrantee expired. Continues to peal"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The trim around passenger door was discoloring (looked like rust - even though plastic). Simple fix - bought 2 new pieces @ parts dept. Then along with a screwdriver, replaced pieces in about 15 minutes. My 10 year old looked near new again"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint peeling off on passenger rear side,"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Honda CR-V)

"White spots"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Fading, scratching, chipping"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint didn't hold up well"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Rust on right rear fender, and also rust on interior of doors, at bottom, near rocker panel. But this car is 14 years old, and being driven in snow country."

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Very disappointed to see rust developing on the left rear quarter panel around wheel well. An expensive fix"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The gas filler area behind the door flap has no drainage, so water pools inside around the filler cap and the whole area has become rusty"

Anonymous, BC (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Few rusted areas on the engine hood"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust on liftback hinges"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Clutch is a major problem with the crv."

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"While driving, engine warning lights went on. Difficulty shifting manually. Heard loud noise and car would jerk as shifting attempted. We were driving on a mountain road at about 45 miles/hr. After we pulled over we could not restart car. Clutch, pressure plate, release bearing and flywheel replaced."

Marianna H., OH (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"It is just going in to be replaced this week"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced at a cost of $1200.00"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The clutch went out and it required a new clutch"

Keyon N., CA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"clutch went out... car need to be towed and clutch replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Clutch failed suddenly and completely making car not drivable with 0.25 miles. Needed to be towed 50 miles to nearest repair facility"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Torque converter

"I consider this a "wear" item as it occurred with well over 200,000 miles on the odometer and at least 20 local trailer hauling USges (motorcycles, furniture, etc.) and with 6 trips with 2 motorcycles of over 600 miles each"

James E., AL (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission was slipping at times, plus high pitched noise when running."

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission failed, put in new."

Larry L., FL (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission would not shift properly. Had the transmission totally rebuilt"

David F., WA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"It was unbelievable to me that the Honda Dealer told me my transmission was starting to go after only 90,000 miles. I bought the Honda so it could last me until at least 150,000. So disappointed I'm getting rid of it and will never buy a Honda agai"

Dawn B., NJ (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Would not shift into 4th gear"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Torque converter lock-up control solenoid failure caused converter and transmission failure at 42,000 miles. Honda did not cover under warrantee. All maintenance by dealer until then"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"All other expenses were normal wear and recommended being a 2005 model. Although, I did not expect the last repair of a new transmission. I had already invested in keeping the Honda so I had the dealer put in a new transmission. It was still better"

Dana S., NH (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"At 100 thoUSnd miles I had to have a total rebuild of the transmission at at cost of over $3500"

Chris F., GA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Shocked I needed to do this in a Honda - mechanic was also surprised"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Full replacement as the casing is aluminuim and the shafts are directly attached causing the opening to egg shape and cause noise and vibrations"

Anonymous, BC (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"One of the filters in my transmission clogged and there was no notification that signified that it was in disrepair according to my mechanic, which led to the entire transmission having to be replaced (weather related symptoms, colder weather)"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"needed new transmission under 70,000 miles"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-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

"Automatic locks failed"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Locks and latches

"The electronic ignition key's remote door locking and unlocking feature as well as its alarm beep don't work. Within the last twelve months I replaced the key's battery (myself) and all those functions returned for about six months, then failed again. Both times when the ignition key's remote unlock and alarm beep failed, I began manually unlocking from the driver's side or passenger side and then using the manual switch built into those doors to unlock the rest of the doors and rear gate At its worst--immediately after the remote features of the electronic key stopped working for the second time--the manual switch to unlock the other doors and the rear gate on the passenger-side door still would not unlock or pop up the door lock tab on the driver's side door, and so the tab would have to be popped up manually from the inside or unlocked with the key from the outside. (That one feature has since returned--that is, now the driver's side door's tab pops up when the passenger-side all-door unlock switch is flipped.) I still have to manually unlock the driver's door, and the alarm beep to signal that the car is locked still doesn't work. We had a wiring-electrical short problem with the car for about 2 years after buying it, and that was eventually tracked down and repaired after a number of visits to the dealership. I suspect that the symptom of the passenger-side door unlock switch failing to open the driver's side door means that the problem is not just with the key remote."

Richard L., IL (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear drivers door no longer unlocks with power locks. Manual lock/unlock works"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"rear hatch would not lock, service cost to fix $150"

Reggie W., OK (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"pass. side door does not always work"

William T., DC (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear door sensor indicated door vibrating open on bumps. Sensor replaced and problem cured"

R N., AR (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear locks work only rarely"

Barbara H., CT (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Electronic door locks failed to respond to remote control"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Mirrors

"Passenger side mirror glass fell out"

Anonymous, AB (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior mirror became loose and had to be replaced"

Gary M., CA (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"These are not problems for which I hold Honda responsible in the way that I would for car body wiring and electronic key remote feature breakdowns. Although when parking the mirrors can be manually folded to hug the chassis and present less of a target for being torn off by passing vehicles, I've had them torn off on both sides several times while driving and so have lost the ability to manually fold them when parked. The mirrors are wired to be adjustable from a switch on the driver's side door, and since I didn't lose the wiring connection when the mirrors were torn off, I can still adjust both mirrors using that door switch. When extended for driving, the '05 CRV's side door mirrors seem to be at a height that lines up with a number of different makes and models of vehicles--typically trucks and vans--so that their mirrors come in contact on a narrow two-lane city street. I wish the mirrors themselves could be more readily replaceable by a do-it-yourselfer using salvage parts."

Richard L., IL (2005 Honda CR-V 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"both external rear view mirrors fell off"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Seat belts

"Front seat belts don't retract as easy as they use to, after being used"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed buckle"

Anonymous, KS (2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"bumped the hatchback into a pole, now it won't open."

Roberto R., WA (2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Hinge pin on tailgate was rusti