This version of the Honda CR-V ranked near the top of the small-SUV category during its time. The rear seat is roomy, the interior is flexible, and handling is improved. Simple controls, a steady ride, and a smooth, responsive powertrain are strengths, but the sleek styling has a negative effect on visibility and cargo space.
Alerts
There are 10 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
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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.
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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
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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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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

This version of the Honda CR-V ranked near the top of the small-SUV category during its time. The rear seat is roomy, the interior is flexible, and handling is improved. Simple controls, a steady ride, and a smooth, responsive powertrain are strengths, but the sleek styling has a negative effect on visibility and cargo space.

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.

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Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (166 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2008 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

"Cost over a $1,000 at the dealership to fix the condensor clutch in the AC system."

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The clutch went out, they had to replace the entire compressor and clutch.....they don't just replace the clutch anymore!"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The A/C quit on the hots day"

Albert K., WA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced compressor after 40,000 miles"

Ron F., OH (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This is the second time I have had this issue since getting the car. The first time was on a trip and the compressor (original) stoped working and eventually froze. Since there is only one belt for everything, the belt burned up and broke. Seems like this could be avoided with better design."

David W., TX (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My air air conditioning stopped working."

Anonymous, AR (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"No cooling. Estimated repair cost $700"

Joseph A., NJ (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Complete failure of system requiring $2700 in repairs to make it driveable."

Kim W., WI (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Apparently the AC was recalled but since I bought the car used I didn't know it. It costs way too much to have it fixed. This is upsetting"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Unit failed! No air available."

William D., ME (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It was replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Complete loss of cooling. Compressor failed lost refrigerant"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"On one of the hottest days of the year, the air compressor died. I drove 5 hours of a 10 hours trip in 100 degree heat. Talk about bad timing!"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replacement of compressor that had already previously been replaced under warranty. Failure to keep cabin cool in the heat. More noticeable on driver side."

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the system due to an evidently common occurrence with Honda air conditioning. Impurities from the system cause it to fail"

Anonymous, NE (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My AC no longer works and is way too expensive to repair on an 2008 vehicle so I use without AC."

James G., WI (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C compressor failure, had to change it."

Ricardo M., IN (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor quit at 116,000 miles. The estimates to properly repair the system equal about 25% of the car's KBB value, so I will trade in an otherwise very good condition car."

Jim C., AL (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"stoped working needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, CT (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needs a new compressor."

John C., NM (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The A/C compressor and components are one unit in my Honda... A costly item to replace at $1,400.00 CDN ... considering it kept me cool for 9 yrs and well over 200,000 KMs ... translates into about $350 a yr for almost 4 years of cooling or about 0.96 cents a day well worth it! Hopefully I get another 9 yrs out of it lol..."

Jim C., ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"On a long drive across north Texas in the summer, the A/C completely failed. HONDA dealership in Lubbock TX took great care of us and replaced the bad parts."

Charles L., IL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"new clutch required to drive the A/C compressor"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced a\c unit"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Driving through mountains in June when the A/C compressor clutch failed."

Anonymous, MN (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor electrical module replaced under warranty at40kmiles"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"car not cooling"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC no longer works."

Anonymous, WY (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"did not know that the A/C needed to be serviced every 10 to 24 months, blew out the compressor"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The repair was a relatively inexpensive ($130 w/ parts and labor) relay needing to be replaced."

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Will be driving down the road with the ac on and its starts to blow hot air--sometimes thru the upper vents and then sometimes thru the lower vents. Taken it back 4 times--they can't find the problem--just say low on Freon--but I know this is not the case."

D C., FL (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC stopped working. Dealership said it would cost $900 to replace compressor. My local mechanic was able to fix the problem for under $200. Problem solved!"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Cooling system began operating intermittently. When it was cooling it would get the air coming out of the registers to 40F, but then it might stop for as much 20 minutes before coming on again. Turned out that the clutch was not working correctly. Since the unit is 9 years old, I opted to replace the whole compressor/clutch assembly rather than just the clutch"

Karl R., GA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to replace the A/C compressor unit"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Air conditioner clicks on and off at different times. Cannot pinpoint the problem. Now I never touch the controls other than the fan speed. It seems to be working. I leave the temp. control button on cold all the time"

Janet T., LA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor quit working and had to replace"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace entire ac system"

Anonymous, KS (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC quit cooling. Took to private shop who diagnosed a problem with the compressor. They replaced the compressor"

Paul J., IN (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor clutch coil needed to be replaced"

Kent J., CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor clutch went out at about 70,000 miles. There had been extention of factory coverage to 7 years due to part failures. We had our car for 8 years before the AC failed"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C compressor went out and was replaced at dealership with a remanufacture unit that had a longer warranty than a new part"

Brien S., TX (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC stopped working had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Failure to cool Blows HOT air"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"No longer functional. Needed to replace whole unit"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C Compressor failed. This caused the serpentine belt to also fail"

James S., AB (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Not blowing out cold air"

L G., NJ (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"dealer replaced, no charge"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC failed completely on the hottest days of the year. Expensive repair"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC stopped working last summer. Had it recharged. It worked for another month. Now, 8 months later, it is not working again, so I assume it's the compressor. The radiator shop where I took it told me the CRVs often need the compressors replaced"

Kathryn J., MA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor failed, was replaced"

Anonymous, WI (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/c wasn't working at all. Compressor was replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"BURNED OUT CLUTCH.cOMMON PROBLEM FOR CRV"

Anonymous, CT (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Experienced the "Black Death" issue with the A/C system. Required replacement of the compressor and evaporator, plus a full flush, evacuate, and recharge"

Anonymous, AL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"clutch failure"

Anonymous, IA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C failed about 5000KM out of extended warranty. I guess Honda planned this well"

David C., ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor stopped working after 7 years and 6 months. Since my extended warranty expired 6 months earlier , I called American Honda to see if they would cover any of the repair cost They offered to cover Eighty five percent of the repair costs I accepted"

James C., PA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace compressor"

Anonymous, ID (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Total failure of. Compressor"

Edward B., VA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor was not working when we bought the car 4 years ago. This past year it also seized (stopped spinning) causing the serpentine belt to overheat and break"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor Clutch would not engage and hot air would blow"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Stopped working. Needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C stopped working last summer. Compressor is shot"

Julie D., MI (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C stopped working. Had to replace the A/C compressor. Thought it would be covered under re-call or technical service bulletin, but Honda didn't allow it"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Recall repair"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Intermittent failure of Ac system. I fixed myself by replacing a relay. Before, the Ac compressor and clutch had to be replaced"

Peter H., WA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My 9th anniversary was highlighted by a $1500.00 bill for the A/C... costly because compressor unit and condenser are one unit... Honda did extend it's warranty to 175,000kms or 10 years to address issues with A/C system"

Jim C., ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Original compressor stopped working. New one installed"

Anonymous, KY (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"compressor locked up, sprewed metal into the blower and had to be completely replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Relay stuck closed; freon low"

M H., WI (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Problem with the A/C system. Lack of cooling in hot temps. Was covered by recall"

L G., NJ (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"had to have compressor replaced"

Russell L., OH (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor completely broke down on highway"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC System would not cool. Honda Repair Shop determined that the Compressor was faulty and replaced it"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed. Dealer replaced under special warranty"

Nikolas T., WA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC stopped working on hottest day"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C stopped working and cost between $300 - $400 to fix. I am pretty sure it was the A/C compressor"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC would randomly fail to work"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC has stopped working 2 times in the last 5 years. Both times it cost about $300 to fix and we were told it was a Computer/Electrical problem"

Conti E., PA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Air quit working at 103000 mi. Had diagnosed at 2 different shops. Both said bad compressor. Cost was averaging $1400. Honda would not cover any expense. Did not repair. Will probably get another vehicle soon"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced compressorand"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replaced the A/C compressor"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"air conditioning would work after start up but would then stop working "freeze up" after being on for a very short period of time, and you would only get warm air. Honda dealer diagnosed the problem as a faulty a/c compressor and I had it replaced"

Gregory B., MI (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Stopped working. Dealer replaced at no charge to me. No problems since. I spend much of year in Florida. Used air cond a lot. Did very little driving in snow"

P M., RI (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"System failed to cool. The problem was faulty electronics"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C failure due to bad compressor"

Anonymous, IA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a warranty extension on the ac/compressor but had run out on my 2008 Honda. The dealership worked with Honda and got our repair bill cut in half. Very happy with the service from our dealership and with Honda's ability to reduce our bill"

Sheila C., IL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"failure of compressor clutch, required replacement"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Strange intermittent noise heard for months; mechanic said bring in when made the noise but too inconsistent. When A/C eventually died, mechanic found Compressor dead, clutch coil/plate bad. Honda knew problem, issued "bulletin" but no recall"

Alice F., CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor failed and required replacement at my expense. A/C clutch had previously been replaced under recall warranty"

Anonymous, RI (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The power to one component was fading--something about a clutch. That part is not sold separately but requires an entire replacement. Very expensive"

Albert M., TX (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"had same problem with 2003 crv their was a recall and they did reembursed for the repair retroactively seems like its a defect that occurs around 100000 miles"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C system completely failed to operate in the spring. Compressor needed replacing at cost of $1600 (parts & labor)"

Dave L., ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Air conditioning failed in Arizona. Kingman Honda charged $105 for diagnosis, then wanted $1,700+ to fix, but DID NOT tell us that there was a recall on the failed A/C clutch which would have fixed the problem FOR FREE. Long story; Mark 5093429320"

Mark H., OR (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C quit working. Compressor was locked up and required replacing"

Anonymous, TN (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clutch in air conditioner system went bad. Later learned it was a recall and Honda refunded money spent to repair"

Carl K., VA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor went bad at only 69000 miles. Ridiculous.To replace and get warranty, a filter kit must also be repaired - An $1100 repair on a car with this mileage?"

Theresa Y., KY (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor clutch went out and had to be replaced"

Robert G., FL (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Recall on the A/C"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Lost cooling. Took to dealer after researching issue discovered TSB and extended recall. they replaced solenoid and compressor clutch and covered it under recall even thought it was past mileage. No issues since. Kudo's to Honda"

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The A/C compressor stopped working"

Anonymous, OK (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Purchased this used vehicle December 2014. Was assured that everything had been checked and worked. Tried the AC for the first time recently. Air blows, but is not cool. Have appointment to determine the issue. Car dealer refuses to fix it"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clutch on the Compressor was replaced at 93000 miles under warranty"

Carl S., OH (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced under extended Giego insurance coverage. Then Honda had recall & reimbursed us the $50 deductible"

John A., NY (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the air conditioner clutch failed. It was repaired free due to a previous recall"

Anonymous, TN (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Part of compressor failed. Honda replaced free of charge under courtesy/secret warranty"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My AC stopped working and my car is out of warrantee The dealership repaired the car for a Very reasonable price - I am very happy with Honda"

Richard W., MA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC went out"

Anonymous, LA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to replace the A/C clutch at no cost since it was still under the 7 years warranty in April 2015"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Failure of AC Clutch - endemic to these CRV's. First dealer tried to tell us it was a power steering pump failure and more ($2600 est). Second dealer replaced at N/C under warranty (1 month left)"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Stopped working while in extended warrenty. Fixed for free. Failed again 12 months and 3 days later. Honda said 'not covered' and had to pay $1200"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"System failure, had to be replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor clutch bearing"

J G., NS (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Air conditioning stopped working suddenly"

Anonymous, NB (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Found out it was a common problem on all cr-v. A/C has extended warranty but wasn't told and I have since exceeded warranty. Replaced with aftermarket. No point in using a Honda one with known problems"

David C., ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor failed at 95000 miles and Honda replaced the unit at no charge under an extended warranty"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Total failure without warning or any indications of a problem"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor clutch. Well known Honda CR-V problem. Honda extended warranty to 7 years & 100K miles to help address this problem"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Repair was covered under an extended warranty - the extended warranty was Consumer Reports"

Ken A., ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Stopped working. Honda repaced it on an extended warranty"

Anonymous, QC (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"One day the AC just stopped working. The fan was working but there was hot air coming out. I had it fixed immediately and it was very expensive. Other than that problem, I love the car"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor failed at the end of a cross country drive"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It went out with in 100 miles of warrenty"

Joshua B., CA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Honda had recall on A/C; repairs could not be performed because of family matter. A/C failed several months later"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Quit cooling this year. Needs fixed"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"AC clutch fails to activate occasionally; Air flow damper vents slow to operate on driver side of car"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The air conditioner just stops working. I have had this worked on by the dealer multiple times and there is still a problem."

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC blows hot air unless it is turned off for a few minutes and then reset. Dealer says it is working fine"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Not cooling properly"

Anonymous, WI (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Not exactly auto climate control, but seems best category. Windshield fogs when AC cycles off, then clears when AC cycles on. Dealer claims operation is normal"

William G., WA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"computer module was faulty and was replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"The fan stopped cooling the motor. And it completely stalled out."

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

"After routine maintenance in summer, the AC was blowing hot air, but they said it was because it was a hot day. After a few minutes, I returned to the mechanics and insisted on a check, and sure enough there was a leak. I'd had the car for 10 years by then, so i knew something wasn't right. I had to overcome the female instinct to agree the guy was right, and keep on insisting until they agreed and repaired."

Judith B., MD (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I guess the condenser is part of the AC. Im not a motorhead but see previous comments about AC"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It was the radiator for the cooling system. It got a hole in it"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"We had to replace the clutch and coil, and have the system recharged. Total cost was $1010.00. It was upsetting because it failed after the extended warranty for this part"

Jennifer P., NC (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Ac froze up. Required $400 service. No further problems"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced condenser"

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Again condenser arm issue broke right after extended warranty ran out. Honda did cover all but deductible"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"Failure of compressor relay"

Wilfred S., MI (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"electronic relay failed. $140 to repair"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Relay switch went out on the air conditioning"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"passenger side door lock actuator and the a/c compressor has not worked steadily"

Anonymous, NS (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the switch that turns the A/C on failed. It cost $800.00 to replace"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced Compressor relay switch"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Evaporator

"Evaporator leak"

Robert G., FL (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"Some little door failed to open or close.resulting in reduced eff ency. also affected a/c output as well."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"No heat was coming out of the vents. Something was blocking the vents, even though the car was producing heat"

J M., FL (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"Recharge refrigerant at least annually."

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The AC has been recharged. During the summer of '17 it worked only part time. It would cool for a while then stop. It is doing it now and I have an appointment with a local repair shop tomorrow to try to fix it."

Anonymous, DE (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Lost collant for the second time since 2013. Dealer said tant it was due to NORMAL evaporation of the coolant. I Feel tant I am being misled and the problem is NOT normal.the first time, they had To replace on warenty a major component costing about 1,000 $"

Louis P., QC (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Loss of refrigerant is slow and hard to detect. Needs recharged after one year. No great surprise due to high mileage"

C B., PA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C was blowing hot air. Refrigerant was low, and the relay switch had to be replaced. Cost $400.00"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"2 leaks one in the condenser and the other in a refrigerate line"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"sudden loss of a/c on a trip only to find out that it had leaked during the trip; problem reported as a pin hole leak in the condenser that could have been caused by road debris"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"looses refrigerant every 12 mo. Dealer can't find leak and just recharges"

J D., OH (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC stopped working recently. I took it to local dealership yesterday. They were unsure how to solve problem but replaced coolant with added dye in case leakage was source of problem. AC still not working. Back to dealership on Monday. First big probl"

John T., MD (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leak has not yet been located"

Stacy S., TX (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-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

"steering pulled to one side and repair (alighnment) did not resolve the problem - ie: still need to solve."

Jean W., ME (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"excess vibration when driving"

Alvin L., CA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had alignment done when bought vehicle last year and they changed my tires, alignment acting up again within a year"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"will not maintain alignment ,wears tires"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

"Part of a recall"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"At routine oil change, mechanic said the bushing was cracked and had to be replaced. They replaced both sides."

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front bushings needed replacement"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear strut bushings had to be replaced so alignment could be made. Put in adjustable arms"

Anonymous, TN (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"At my last oil change, Honda spotted a failed bushing and replaced it. Their expense"

Fred B., FL (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering leaks

"it cost over $2000 to fix it"

Joseph, VA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Mechanic said steering column was cracked and fluid leaking - wanted to replace for $2000. Didn't replace, just added fluid once and it's been fine."

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The power steering failed multiple times. It was replaced under warranty one of the times and has since failed again."

Anonymous, MN (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"We just add power steering fluid"

Anonymous, ME (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It was an expensive fix, over $800, at a Honda dealer"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Power steering fluid found leaking onto rack. Immediate repair was not required; I have been able to drive safely by periodically adding a small amount of fluid to the power steering fluid reservoir"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"had to replace o-ring"

Russell L., OH (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking power steering fluid, problem said to cost $2800 to fix. Did not fix problem, added power steering fluid and all has been fine"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"power steering leak required a repair that involved replacing the rack because the power steering fluid had leaked into the boot. also required realignment when the rack was replaced"

Jane M., NC (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Heard funny noises, took car to dealer, they said power steering rack was leaking and would have to be replaced to fix leak at a cost of about $1600. Because we drive the car so little they said we could probably get by with just keeping an eye on t"

Anonymous, NL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"leak around the seal. Small leak, not worth addressing at this time, but annoying nonetheless due to replacement cost"

Paul S., AB (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"A small leak in the power steering hose"

Stephen C., MO (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A hose began leaking necessitating new hose."

Anonymous, LA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced pressure hose"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Power steering had to be replaced once, and since replacement has already gone bad again"

Anonymous, MN (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had cracked leaking hose"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Power steering pump failed"

Anonymous, AR (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Loud whining sound from power steering pump. Dealer replaced fluid and cleaned out the power steering reservoir"

Paul S., FL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Practically no assistance in steering. Has to wrestle with steering wheel. Told Hondai that steering was not assisted They said power steerng was on"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"normal wear"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear struts had leaks in, front are ok. I replaced rears."

Douglas P., TN (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Right front passenger strut leaking. Requires both front struts to be replaced."

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"couldn't afford the cost to have the shocks repaired"

Donald A., SC (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"struts were worn out, needed replacement"

Anonymous, TN (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Took car in for oil change was told I needed new struts"

Curtis H., GA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"They started to rattle and make noise."

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"routine replacement after many many miles"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Making creaking noises in front suspension"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Original shocks, but came on suddenly - worn poor ride and tire wear indicated ... expensive work"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed replacement, but not so bad considering miles driven. City needs more attention to streets"

Noble H., HI (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car was very bouncy over bumps. Both front shocks/struts were leaking and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Surprised when trusted mechanic told me they needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front struts had to be replaced in June 2013. Our 1998 Nissan has yet to need this repair"

Anonymous, NM (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I was told bey the dealership thqat the rear shocks were leaking and needed to be replaced. After new shocks were installed there was a loud squeaking from the rear. I took the car back to the dealership, and over the next month, the rear passenger s"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The ride was not smooth"

Marilyn S., OK (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Struts in the front were making a rattling noise when driven. Dealer replaced under extended warranty"

Wm A., NY (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Right, front strut leaked. Honda replaced both front struts at their expense"

Fred B., FL (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Baffled when I brought to dealer and was told after only 42K miles I needed shocks, bumpers and wheel alignment - was not in any accident--brought to outside repair shops for 2nd opinion--don't need bumpers - but do need shocks and wheel alighment"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"shocks do not last as long as they did in other hondas with same driving conditions"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"since alignment was not the problem, we still need to learn what causes the vehicle to pull to one side."

Jean W., ME (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"needed to replace due to vibration"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Steering linkage developed a leak that was found during inspection. Had to be replaced."

Anonymous, NH (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It has leak"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rack and pinion was leaking and needed to be replaced. About a $1000 repair."

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car currently will not pass inspection in Maine because of steering rack problem. We need to get fixed or buy new car."

Anonymous, ME (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced front suspension joints because original had worn out."

Carl E., CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Entire power steering system failed and required replacement"

Anonymous, AR (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car would make a rattling noise underneath, as if you were traveling over rough roads and something had broken loose"

Luther R., TX (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The steering rack was damaged and was expensive to fix. Now the problem is resurfacing again"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"went in for oil change,they did not allow me to take car on the road. had a/c work 4 months before nothing was said"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Steering was becoming noisy and dealer recommended rack and pinion required replacement. Steering fine after replacement"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Steering Rack Replaced"

William C., NC (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A leakage in the gasket required replacing the ENTIRE rack, which was ridiculously spendy. Not something we should've had to replace on just a 7 year old car"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It was leaking fluid and became hard to steer. Whole assembly had to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

"Whenever the car goes over any type of Non-smooth roadway the steering wheel jerks to the sides. They find nothing wrong but it is very annoying and unsafe."

James R., MD (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"After three visits have not completely resolved the vibration which has caused tire wear"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I have noticed an increase in the vehicle vibrating. Not only is it the steering wheel, but now the rear view mirror vibrates as well"

Vonna P., VA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

"found to be loose"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"no rear camber adjustment"

Mark S., WI (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"even with alignment, the front tires seem to wear unevenly and wear down quickly"

Luther R., TX (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Many owners of this gen CRV are having the same problem with premature/ uneven tire wear which Honda will not stand behind. Had the problem fixed at local frame shop for $430 dollars. That shop will stand behind their repairs if there is a problem"

Eric G., IN (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Tires became noisy with lots of tire wear left"

Jim W., PA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"will not maintain alignment"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel balance

"rotation of tires and wheel balance"

Alvin L., CA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"Normalwear and tear and needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There were no issues driving the vehicle but there was an annoying noise that was troublesome and inappropriately diagnosed as a tire issue. Some time much later, over 6 months, wheel bearings were found to be the issue and I had to leave the car for a couple of days for the expensive repair to be completed."

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-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

12V power plug

"Stopped working"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the front power outlet stopped functioning. A problem because my father uses an oxygen concentrator which needs power so the battery doesn't discharge"

Patricia T., WI (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Fuse problem"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Auto would not lock with keyless entry system. Repaired by dealer."

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"See before...all relating to lock mechanism"

Sarah W., CO (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Body control module

"The door locks failed. See the reports logged with the national highway safety administration for details. this costs about $300 per door lock to repair. So far no one has fallen out of the car. However, a child was locked in once."

Anonymous, WA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Our door wouldn't lock, had it repaired, then got a recall notice. We took it to Honda, who did the repair for all the doors. We hope to get a refund from the class action that we received in the mail"

Ruth M., CA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the power lumbar support stopped working"

Patricia T., WI (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The remote lock/unlock for the front and rear right side door locks stopped working correctly"

Anonymous, OK (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Clock

"Keeps losing 3 mins. I finally just set it 3 ahead and it's good now"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Cruise control

"The control button that sets the cruise speed failed to stay set (mechanical problem with the button)"

Michael L., TX (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"One rear brake light bulb had to be replaced."

T S., KY (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"Display works some times only honda can replace it at $ 1000.00"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Cluster in imstrument panel is bad. Normal problem for this model"

Ronald W., OH (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"Loss of adjustment"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Have to replace the headlight bulbs about every 10-12 months"

Thomas O., PA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Both Running & Left Head Light Had To Be Replaced In The Last 12 Months"

Gregory Y., TX (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"had to have the low beam bulb replaced"

Terry G., NC (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Have had to have front brake light replaced 2-3 times since purchasing the car"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Left headlamp required adjustment"

G B., NM (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heated or cooled seats

"Seat back heater has failed. Cost to repair is $600, so I am just living with the remaining seat heater. Getting closer to considering replacing this car and that cost is too big of investment at this time."

Jaclyn O., MO (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The heaters in both the driver and front passenger seats failed almost simultaneously"

Eric S., CO (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The heater in the driver's seat doesn't work. Only the top or the bottom works, but not both at the same time. When they are working it doesn't produce very much warmth. I'm not having it fixed"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"The housing for the interior light is flimsy and badly mounted in cars with a sun roof. Gets lose and pops out easily."

Ishpreet P., NJ (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior front seat dome lights would not come on when doors opened, but still worked when clicked on as a map light. Dealer said whole assembly must be replaced. Found cheap switches on Amazon that fixed one of them, but not the other."

Jim C., AL (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Stopped working, even when replacing with a new light bulb. Smacking it once or twice temporarily fixes it"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I have problems with the interior lights. The bulbs frequently burn out and the Honda dealer wants $25.00 per bulb to replace them. I end up at O'Reillys buying my own"

Kathryn K., KS (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior lights no longer work. Also the rear passenger unlock mechanism issues a loud shriek when the auto unlock button is activated"

Julie D., MI (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The overhead light burns out. It has been replaced once, but it did not work. No one seems to know what the problem is to be able to fix it"

Anonymous, NM (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Lights and locks constant problem"

Larry P., RI (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"lights would not go out when driving"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"The passenger side door lock quit working."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The door lock actuator in the front passenger door had to be replaced. It was locking/unlocking the doors anytime I came to a stop or slowed down below 5mph. I had to get it repaired ASAP as I did not want to get locked in or out of my car. I was a bit disappointed I had to pay for it, as it was over $400 and a few years ago there was a recall for the driver door lock for the same issue. So it is a known Honda issue with the door lock actuators"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When you try to lock the doors remotely, the rear doors won't lock and the right rear door makes a loud buzzing sound. When you accelerate, the doors try to automatically lock and the same thing occurs"

Robin S., VA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"worst locking system ever. When I bought it emergently since my pilot was totaled, I asked the salesperson why the car locks kept going off and on. She said it was a safety feature. I have had to have the lock system repaired twice, once through a recall and the car still locks itself even with the keys in it!"

Anonymous, DE (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Faulty lock switches, which Honda sent out a recall. Unfortunately, my car was broken into before the notice came out that brought the problem to my attention"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The keyless entry and locking system failed. I could not lock the car using the keyless system. PLUS I could not lock the car or unlock the car from inside the car. It cost me $500 to replace two locking actuators one in the drivers front and one"

Glen T., CA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"door locks had an issue which was fixed under a recall"

Scott S., NH (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to fight with Honda and they made me pay over $300 for the replacement of 4 door lock solenoids. They said that my car was not within a recall. Now I am part of a call action suit. Recently Honda has issued a recall on my car and said I will be"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Door locks randomly and repeatedly re lock after you unlock them"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Lock mechanism broke off inside of the door"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Trouble with the driver side electronic door lock - opening and closing on their own. Honda issued a recall notice for this and it was recently fixed"

Kristopher H., IL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"driver keyless entry latch replaced"

Millard J., NC (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"In past 2 years, I have had to replace the automated switch for door locks because they have malfunctioned. On one occassion the doors automatically locked when I had the keys in the ignition and the engine running. I believe that Honda has a settlem"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"locked failed on driver door"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The locks failed on 3 out of 4 doors. The cost was over 700 to repair all three - they didn't happen all at once. Rec'd the notice of the recall just a couple of months ago. We sent in all of the repair paperwork to see if we can get reimbursed"

Anonymous, MN (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the motor on one of the electric door locks was 'failing', making a ratcheting sound. the motor was replaced"

W C., ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver door lock opens automatically without summons after car is started and doors have locked. Car will sometimes not stay locked when locking the car with key fob. Car alarm sounds intermittently without provocation"

Anonymous, AB (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Locks don't always lock with key fob. Locks repeatedly lock and unlock as you are driving. Alarm goes off when you hit lock twice"

Sarah W., CO (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"warning light for tire pressure went out, too expensive to replace, but it is not a hindrance to driving"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The TPMS sensor comes on but there's no problem with tires or the sensor in the tire or the fuel cap. The OBD reader also does not detect any problem with the vehicle. The dealership wants to charge a lot of money just to figure out the issue when the TPMS itself could be faulty."

Ishpreet P., NJ (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This repair was a few hundred dollars and I delayed it for awhile.....until I had a flat tire because it wasn’t there to warn me. Irritated me that it was so expensive to fix, even though I recognize that keeping a car past 10 years will mean you face issues like these."

Jaclyn O., MO (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"System has been flaky since I've had the car. The TPMS lights come on an go off randomly. Replaced all 4 sensors in the tires but it still does it randomly."

Michael R., MA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It appears that the batteries inside the tire (or tires) have stopped working. Because this system is poorly designed we can not find which one is dead or all of them are dead. This will cost a fair amount to get fixed as there are no other reasons to remove the tires from the rims. The $6 tire gauge works very good so we are no longer using the TPMS."

Anonymous, WA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Flaky system. I replaced all the sensors a few years back when I replaced the tires. The TPMS light comes on randomly and stays on for minutes to days. Seems to happen the most when temps are changing or on longer drives in inclement weather. Just annoying. Works otherwise."

Michael R., MA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It has me we worked right"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The sensor light comes on after about 25 miles regardless of the speed or outside temperature, especially after a bump. It may stay on for several days and finally go off. It's been "repaired" twice"

Albert M., TX (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The TPMS light comes on intermittently. I didn't know until I inquired with the service department that this is likely due to the battery in one of the TPMS sensors. I'll wait until the light is on full-time before I pay to have it fixed. No one told me that these batteries don't last for the life of the car"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"TPMS seems to be a constant problem even with replacement of the specific valves"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Usually, the TPMS sign will be on when the engin is cold. However, my CRV TPMS is shown after driving 20 miles and will disappear after another 10 miles. Very strange"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Indicator on dash indicating the tire monitor is not functioning"

Mike V., VA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"After the first gas fill up, the CHECK FUEL CAP warning began flashing across the odometer readout. It happens almost continuously, though there is no problem with the gas cap or anything else in the car that we know of. (Purchased it Jan 28, 2018)"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"tire pressure light goes on intermittently when there is no problem with pressures"

Anonymous, HI (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The engine warning light won't turn off despite paying more than $3K in repairs to 3 different mechanics who assure me there is nothing actually wrong. This makes it very difficult to get the car smog check"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had 3 warning light on, now I just have 1, passenger airbag"

Anonymous, NS (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A plug in the wiring system went bad causing multiple warning indicator lights (TPMS,ABS & others) to remain on constantly. Problem took over a month to properly diagnose and repair"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"The washer tubing came apart at one of fittings because there are no clamps to hold the tubing on the fittings. The front right inner fender had to be removed to make the repair."

Anonymous, WA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Wiper blades would not return to off position"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear wiper motor failed. Was able to order a refurb motor from O'Reilly and replaced it myself by following service videos on YouTube."

Robert A., AL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced rear wiper motor due to slow or stiff movement of the wiper blade. replaced with genuine Honda motor assembly $133.00"

Anonymous, UT (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear wiper motor had to be replaced"

Sandra R., CO (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear wiper stopped working. Required new motor -- motor replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear wiper motor failed"

Dan D., OH (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Calipers

"Uneven wear on rear brakes due to one caliper failing"

Steve S., IN (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Was not aware of need until I bought set of tires"

Edward B., VA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"covered in the previous reply"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brake pads sticking to rotor after sitting outside for one week. Required sanding of rotor and replacing of pads.. This also happened approx. 2 yrs ago requiring replacement of rotor and pads"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Caliper sliding bolts seize because of rusts and brings premature wear of pads"

Luc G., QC (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear calipers were hydraulically frozen to rotors causing serious damage to both calipers and rotors"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"For some reason ,the break pads and calipers wear very quickly along with tires"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My wife smelled brake odor coming from the rear drivers side. The hub cap was red hot--"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Discovered that the calipers were wearing through the disks/"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"Brake fluid bypasses in the master cylinder and have to bleed the rear brakes about every 3 months. No warranty."

Terry T., MS (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It froze and needed to be replaced"

Edward D., NY (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leak"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"With previously owned vehicles no major problems with brake system . Brake jobs were normal . With my Honda CR-V ,very frequent brake jobs."

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"new brakes all around due to normal wear"

Anonymous, ME (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"did my first brake pad change and rotor replacement at 118,000 miles. Very impressive."

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal break wear. Replaced pads and disks after about 90000 miles of use."

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brake pads had worn down to a potentially unsafe place. Brakes squeaked."

Anonymous, CO (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed new rotors and pads on all wheels"

Dan W., MI (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"As you stated above, I only experienced normal wear and tear on my CR-V's brakes. Nothing that worried me. I was told at a regular service check up at the dealership that my brakes needed fixing. So I went ahead and had the job done"

Betty L., GA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I started gradually losing brakes after 91000 miles. After a few weeks of loss of brakes, I took it to a dealer for a complete brake job. New pads, rotors turned, everything is fine"

Jill M., NY (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"In my opinion the brakes should have not needed repair at the mileage at which they failed"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes required new front and back rotors and calipers for the first time"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Read brake pads"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Change rear brake after 84000 km"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the rear brakes have always been loud. Routine inspections found them to be normal, and replacements were within range of expectations"

Anonymous, MN (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"NORMAL BREAK WEAR"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"Brake locked causing all sorts of problems"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Parking brake would not disengage (4 times) before fixing - cable replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Parking brake never properly adjusted after repeat visits to Honda, pass. side rear wheel parking brake sticking, smell of smoke and a hot wheel"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Previous ly changed brakes every 4000/5000 miles. My 2008 Honda CR-V , I have changed break pads, rotors and Cala Era 3/4 times with only 51000miles on my crv.and I am not hard on my brakes."

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced rotors and pads on all 4 wheels twice in 68,000 miles"

Ron F., OH (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The brake on the left rear wheel has been a problem twice since I've owned this car for the past 11 years. It begins with a strange whirring sound coming from the wheel. Both times when I've taken it to a garage for repair, they have found that the brakes on that wheel are much more worn than the brake on the right rear wheel. For whatever reason, this has happened twice now. It's been the reason that my gas mileage has been so bad. It's like driving with my foot on the brake all the time. Now that it's repaired, my mileage has gone up significantly to 24 - 25 mpg."

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This vehicle requires a lot of brake servicing"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers hung up on rear brakes causing rotors to be redone And new brake pads"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Pad detached on left rear, scored the disk"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Vehicle goes through a lot of brake pads and rotors"

Will M., ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"front brake pads worn. replaced pads and calipers"

Anonymous, UT (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"honda did not provide important data on rear brakes, in particular, enhanced maintenance"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brakes froze up twice within 18 months. Had to replace rotors, pads and recondition calipers twice in that time frame"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rear brakes need replacing about every25000"

J D., OH (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The problem was replacing the wheel bearing on the left rear brakes. Previously (over a year ago) the right wheelbearing needed replacing. This expense was over $200 for each repair"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"brakes wt soft. Dealership estimated 40 %. Told me no need to replace brake disks yet"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to change the calipers and break pads on all four wheels after only 20000 miles"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"Time to replace brakes"

Anonymous, KY (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal use & wear"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Breaks became squishy and failed within minutes. Live in mountains - windy roads - sheer drop. No warning before that day"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"did my first rotor replacement at 118,000 miles."

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I am getting a pulsing when applying the brakes. I assume this is due to the rotors being worn down unevenly."

Christopher R., CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors were replaced due to calipers hanging up"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"They rust and wear out quickly"

Anonymous, QC (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had a complete front brake job a year ago, meaning new brake pads and rotors. This was the first time I replaced the rotors since purchasing the car. Within six months the rotors went bad. The car would shudder when I stepped on the brake and the steering wheel would vibrate when I stepped on the brake. My mechanic said the rotors must have been defective. He machined them and reinstalled them and that solved the problem. The pads were still fine"

Michael A., CA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The vehicle seems to go through a lot of brake services and each time the pads get changed the dealer says the rotors need replacing"

Will M., ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rear rotors and linings/pads routine replacement"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Have been told I will need to get new rotors on front or have them machined down. Then get new calipers"

Anonymous, ID (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"excessive rust"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front brake pads wore down, scored rotors"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"After a long trip, I heard a "thumping" sound which increased with acceleration. The technician suggested that both rear rotors be replaced before returning home"

A L., PA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Vibration and noise"

Anonymous, KS (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"Rock in baking plate of right rear wheel"

Anonymous, KS (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I am very sound sensitive - have found the car noisy in general and more so as it ages"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-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

"Wheelwell liners coming loose - several fasteners found missing and liner started rubbing on tire."

Anonymous, MN (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Plastic molding on right side of the windshield keeps coming loose. Glue by dealer lasts a while but has recently come loosed again. To replace molding would require removing windshield at a high cost"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Small area of silver trim wearing off on front grille"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The windshield trim on the passenger side of the car broke at the top during the winter, and was loose and flapping. I taped it down with duct tape and am waiting for the part to come in so I can have it repaired"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Right side windshield molding blew off"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Door trim is loose. Dealer has informed us this is a normal problem"

Josh Z., OH (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"The foot rest for the left foot on the driver's side floor came off. Had local shop reinstall, but didn't stay. Also, seals around doors keep coming off."

Anonymous, MO (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leather at door panels deteriorating"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The vinyl on door handles peeled off and arm rests, the back hatch has rust and around front too"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior floor foot rest pad became detatched"

William D., ME (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Honda emblem on steering wheel tarnished and clear coat cracking"

Anonymous, HI (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"for some reason, about 3 areas on the roof, between the front windscreen and the sunroof , peeled and lost paint. Judging from where the patches were, I assumed they were caused by the overhead units in 'drive though' car washes impacting on the paint."

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"SMALL PAINT FLACKING OFF."

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat bubbleing up and peeling"

Marcella M., SC (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint above the windshield peeled. It is a proble on other models but not on the CRV, at least that is what Honda states"

M L., CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat is peeling on the hood"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"paint on all four wheels are peeling"

John A., NY (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front bumper had peeling"

Paul M., PA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had a section of paint between the windshield and the sun roof just peel away"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"was recalled and repainted the tailgate"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The clear coat has been peeling off the back bumper!!!Cost too much for me to repair this myself"

Sandra H., TX (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the paint on rear hatch door was peeling around the chrome piece. There was rust forming in t he same area"

Jerome B., MN (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint on the hood does not look as bright or clear as the rest of the car"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint and clear coat on this car is horrible. It is fading randomly and looks twice as old as it should"

Josh Z., OH (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint seems to chip on top of hood and on side of doors easily"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The clear coat is peeling and coming off especially the rear bumper"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"there were just some spots of rust appearing, mainly on the rear lift gate, under the 'silver' trim"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust spot on hatch just below the window"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Some minor rust spots on back (of hatchback)"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Warranty recall, tailgate, dissimilar metals=rust. Local dealer serviced the recall. Problem reoccurred. Local dealer refused to even look at the problem"

Michael C., MI (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Small rust area above license plate, below rear hatch handle"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Honda issued a TSB on hatchback rust (which I had already complained about) but would only agree to fix it at a facility an hour from my home, keeping the car overnight and without a loaner. They refused to consider alternate locations. They've als"

Maria L., MA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust on tail gate as a result of defect in the mounting of chrome trim - dealer fixed free the first time - second fix I paid for $500.00"

Robert Y., VT (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Have rust on the car which is starting to be visible"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There seems to be several areas that have rust despite the car being garaged and not in any particularly humid climate. The rust began to appear after only 2 or 3 years of use"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust spots on rear door near license plate"

Luc G., QC (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rust was part of a recall and was fixed by the dealer at not cost"

Anonymous, QC (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"very very small blister on hood corner of vehicle"

Cindy P., WI (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Several small rust spots appearing on body. May be from old stone chips"

Anonymous, MB (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-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

"leaking coolant due to thermostat housing rusted"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"windshield wiper fluid container"

Robert K., CA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radiator leaked and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the thermostat housing corroded, leaked out the coolant"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking water into the passenger side"

Mark V., VA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The reservoir of my windshield washer fluid broke. I had to have a new one ordered and installed"

Brent M., MT (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My windscreen washer pump broke and all fluid leak out"

- S., FL (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"No leaks, but wind and road noises pass through the door and window trims"

Jeff L., AR (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"There is a noise somewhere in the engine, but the CR-V works fine."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When I've been driving a lot in the city, I notice a high pitch whine."

Christopher R., CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I have a very annoying squeak from the back inside of the car that I can not find."

Louann M., CO (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Generally, the cabin is noisy - road noise, wind, suspension when on rough roads. I expect better from Honda."

B E., SC (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A clamp rusted off and caused the catalytic converter shield to rattle loudly"

Jim W., PA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A rattle developed when at idle in gear"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Drivers door rattles. I went to the dealership but no problem was found but I still had a door that rattled. I bought some silicone spray, sprayed the door gasket and the rattling stopped for now"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear view mirror rattles"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car has always squeaked, seems to be frame, annoying and unfixable"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The heat shield around the radiator rattles now and again"

Michael L., PA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Hear rattles in dashboard"

Sue H., LA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"noise near doors"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Just a myriad of seeks and rattles in cabin and dash board"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The CR-V doesn't drive as smoothly as it once did. I hear rattles which I can't locate. In addition, the CR-V vibrates when the A/C is on"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There are two annoying squeaks . One is by the dash and the other is in the driver side door"

Anonymous, AB (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"As this is relatively new issue, I assume it has to do with the age of the vehicle"

Paul S., AB (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"The CR-V has always had a wind noise compared to other cars, but it was not too loud, and it rarely bothered me."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The front passenger door will not disengage from lock position. The car is extremely noisy particularly when driving on expressway."

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Road and tire noise at 40+mph"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Hasnever been quiet road and window is noticeable"

Anonymous, WY (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The outside noises are somewhat annoying and at times, deafening. Many of my passengers have remarked that it is really loud, hearing the road noises. This is definitely something I will consider when purchasing a new vehicle in the future"

Vonna P., VA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This vehicle is extremely noisy due to wind and road noise when on highways, and gets worse each year. When driving 60 to 70 mph, it is almost impossible to carry on a conversation or hear the radio"

Jeff L., AR (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior noise is the worst I have ever experienced"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"whistling noise around the windows makes me constantly check to see if the windows are fully closed . . . and they are!"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Even though the winds are up all the way, I can still hear wind/outside noises"

Sue H., LA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind noise &road noise"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind and road noise are bothersome"

Chester F., IL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind noise around moon roof and mirrors"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When driving it sounds like the windows are open"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It is only bothersome at highway speeds"

Anonymous, AB (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"Joint between 2 pipes opened and produced sound. Replaced all bolts that hold the 2 pieces"

Anonymous, QC (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"fasteners and connecters rotted"

John E., MA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust manifold

"gasket failure"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"fittings holding the heat shield rotted"

Anonymous, ME (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"keeps rusting"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Catalytic Converter heat shield needed to be replaced due to corrosion"

Julie S., NY (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Loose heat shield , repaired at minimal cost"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This was a problem when the car was just a few years old, and Honda's 'fix' was to remove it. It should not have disintegrated that quickly, but they should have replaced it under warranty"

Maria L., MA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"also occurred on our 2000 honda crv EX"

B W., DE (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Very expensive, fixed with a large clamp"

Martin S., ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The welds of the heat shield corroded apart causing the rattle nearly a year ago. It had been "repaired" with a large hose clamp used to hold it together. The shield itself is fine, other than it splitting apart, so I am still using it"

Dan F., NY (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Muffler

"Rusted out"

Anonymous, ME (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"THey have replaced two airbags due to recall safety related."

James G., WI (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Takata Recall"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Drive side and passenger side airbags were recalled and replaced."

Robert B., NC (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to be recalled and replaced"

Anonymous, OR (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Well, this was one of the many cars with recalls on the airbags. I took it to the dealer in the morning, and had it back that afternoon. No charge, but they found a dozen other small things that they wanted to fix. I took it to my local mechanic, and he said to ignore their findings, they just wanted to drum up business."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Airbags recall"

Ricardo M., IN (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Manufacture informed me that I needed to bring my Honda in to replace the bad airbag, but I live 60 miles from nearest dealer"

Terry T., MS (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Recalled"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Airbags were recalled and we were told that it was unsafe to drive the vehicle"

Anonymous, MN (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Mandatory recall to exchange Airbags..."

Jim C., ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car had the Tamara airbag problem (2). It took 6 months to replace and the dealer hazels me about it."

James R., MD (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Airbags were recalled and had to replaced. There was a 4 month wait for the passenger side airbag to be replaced."

Anonymous, KY (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The air bag issue was a manufacturer's recall."

Arthur F., WA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"virtually all Hondas were recalled to replace driver, and passenger air bags."

David O., VA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

"Rusted out"

Anonymous, ME (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I am currently looking at an estimate of nearly $600 to replace the mid pipe and muffler, which are about to rot off of the car"

Dan F., NY (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"The alarm system came on and would not shut off. Required 2 visits to dealer to get fixed"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
CD player

"CD player stopped working. Too expensive to replace with a factory radio so got an aftermarket radio/CD player instead."

John R., WA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"glove box mounted multi-disc magazine will not eject causing system to constantly run and attempt to load discs. had to dismantle console and disconnect power to multi-disl loader to keep it quiet. not worth the expense to attempt to repair it"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"it no longer works"

Roberta C., MD (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A CD got stuck in it, and the dealership got it out, but the CD player was ruined. They could not replace it without replacing the whole system, which would cost $1000"

Anonymous, NM (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had problem with Cd player when I bought it and again in 2014"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The CD player simply quit working. I had to have a new unit placed"

Anonymous, UT (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"in console CD tries to load when you enter car....no CD in player....just clicking sound"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The CD player quit working about I year after we purchased it! It would cost to much money to repair it! Another reason I will never purchase a Honda Vehicle!!"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen difficult to see

"Instrument panel was flickering and sometimes froze up"

M H., WI (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"All previous responses apply. My instrument cluster crapped out. None of the techs @ dealership had seen it before. I told them there was another word I could associate with cluster & it wasn't instrument. It cost me $800"

Anonymous, KS (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"When driving, the main display screen would get jumbled characters and, among other things, I was unable to tell my speed, mileage or how much gas I had in the tank. When I took it to the dealer the 1st time, they were unable to diagnose the problem which was very irritating. The 2nd time I took it in they had to change the entire dashboard electronics."

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Time flashes continuously. Unable to set time"

Anonymous, UT (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"screen flickers can't tell how much gas i have or any of the indica ators---I was told it would cost $ 700.00 to replace. NO THANKS"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"The message comes that the disc is messed up. So there is nothing but the message on the screen. Usually happens when the car hits a bump in the road."

Elaine R., VA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This was in tandem with my other display screen problem. No other comments to make."

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"See previous explanation. It covers all responses"

Anonymous, KS (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The screen goes blank and I am instructed to contact the dealer for assistance"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The screen is unUSble. No GPS or Sirius possible without a several thoUSnd dollar replacement. We get basic radio but the screen is really unUSble for anything else"

Shawn N., NC (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The GPS doesn't work if the message comes across the screen that the disc is messed up."

Elaine R., VA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"DVD laser failed rendering entire system unusable. Continuous unable to read dvd error message. Laser diode not accessible. Replaced entire system with after market android auto compatible unit as repair costs were at least $400 and original navi terrible anyway. Multi disc cd player failed several years ago, CONSTANT search for disks when magazine empty-terribly annoying. Opened console up to disconnect power to the unit."

Bill A., CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"navagation turns on and off constanly no satisfaction with dealer said cant be fixed"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"GPS map will not display. Screen goes blank on startup, never recovers GPS capabilities"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"Audio quality is terrible and keeps getting worse. AUX port does not work"

Anonymous, MN (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"xm radio disconnects constantly. We replaced xm module ($500)"

John A., NY (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"FM has no signal. XM has intermittent signal. Honda wants $4k to fix"

Richard G., NJ (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel controls

"cruise control repair"

Karen E., TX (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-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

"Door lock quit working"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Doors kept looking"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Glass defects

"The windshield has cracked two times, in the lower left, driver side. It is about three inches long, does not interfere with vision. It has been replaced twice and continues to crack"

M L., CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Defective rubber seal, that is attached to the sunroof. Bad rubber seal caused the sunroof to not properly open/shut"

Daniel B., NC (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"Driver side heating element"

John D., FL (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Locks and latches

"2 separate doors had the locks fail. The failure mode matches a recall, but these were already serviced for that specific recall, which means that these are repeat failures. I had to pay out of pocket to fix them. The failure mode is that after being unlocked, they will immediately (albeit somewhat slowly) re-lock. A person trying to enter or leave the car has only about a half second window to open the door. The repair costs over $300 and is too complex for general owner repair."

Alex H., OR (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"front passenger auto door lock failed to stay locked"

Gerald N., WA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Left front door lock inoperable. Repaired. Also, left armrest replaced to remedy worn and torn upholstery."

Jerome Z., FL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to fix door locks"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear door would lock and unlock constantly so the door actuator had to be replaced. They had a recall on the drivers side but only covered repairs to the passenger side briefly and we missed the window of time. I contacted American Honda to appeal as I read in your magazine. After a few hoops, they sent me a gift card to cover the repair cost ($300)"

Jennifer P., NC (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"front driver side and rear driver side lock mechanisms had to be replaced and only the front was under warranty"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The door lock on the rear passenger-side door froze in the closed position making it impossible to open the door. This also made it impossible to open the tailgate because apparently there is some sort of connection between the mechanisms. My mechanic had to pull off the panel on the rear passenger door, break the door lock in order to open the door, and then install a new door lock. That then allowed the tailgate to open"

Michael A., CA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Passenger side power door locks were not working properly from the driver's side controls. Repairs covered by Honda recall"

L G., NJ (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"3 of the four power lock assemblies failed"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace all four door locks"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Door lock actuator replaced under warranty under a re-call"

Harvey B., CA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace locks/latches on two doors"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I chose locks, since 3 out of the 4 door locks on the car have given out. It's been covered by a recall--but I've had at least 4 recalls on this car. Things are leaking, warning lights go on and off. I will not ever buy a Honda again"

Anonymous, NE (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The door latches would lock and but not unlock as needed. We would have to use unlock and quick open the door before it would relock.by it's self.This was for all doors. It didn't matter if it was the key lock or the button by the driver"

Anonymous, UT (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the key fob was failing and would not work"

Jerome B., MN (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Passenger door lock starting unlocking by itself. Rear gate lock would not open when hot outside. Honda refused to fix. Eventually I got a 'class action settlement' notice saying Honda would replace the driver side lock (which had not failed) and re"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear right door lock actuator malfunction. Door would unlock spontaneously"

Antonio T., TX (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When I press the key to unclock or lock the car doors, alot of times it makes a noise, like the motor is giving out"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Passenger side front door makes loud sound when locking. Has problem with door lock actuators"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"corrosion under paint emanating from the trim at the bottom of the hatch glass"

Willard P., UT (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"3 windows would not roll up. Actuators needed replacing"

Anonymous, TN (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-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

Driveline vibration

"Vibration that was diagnosed as motor mount wear. Replaced motor mounts but still vibrations."

Anonymous, TN (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"vibration while driving at 40 mph in same gear . described by honda as torque converter shudder"

James K., MA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"at 35mph vibration noise felt in steering wheel and heard by driver and passenger"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Driveshaft or axle

"Inner CV Joints on both axles pitted and sticking. Dealer repair cost is $1300 to repack both axles."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Vibration in rear end"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Powertrain left axle repaired"

Anonymous, AB (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"SMALL RELAY STOPPED WORKING."

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Relay the caused the air conditioning to cool went out twice. Burned out."

Rebecca B., GA (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Relay switch in the AC system failed so the AC didn't operate"

Susan S., NY (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The passenger door latch mechanism failed to keep the door in the unlock position"

Kent J., CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The starter failed at about the 180,000 mile mark. This is the second Honda starter failure we have experienced at about this mileage range, first on a 2006 CR-V and this time on a 2008 CR-V"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clutch on compressor failed"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clutch on compressor failed"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Stability control (ESC)

"When I started the car, and put it into gear, It wouldn't move.It could only roll. I had to get it towed- thanks to AAA, that was free. Repairman said the stability control had gone into emergency mode, so the car thought I was skidding and cut off communication to the gears. Very scary, and on the coldest day of the year."

Judith B., MD (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"warning light"

Anonymous, OK (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The vehicle has a horrible pull to one side or another depending on the speed. 3 alignment tests and 2 sets of brand new tires did not fix. Literally traded it in yesterday for a RAV4. I consider dangerous as it wanted to take you off the road"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-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

"It just quit after 66000 and eleven years - I found that I was lucky to get home. You get home, put the car in the garage and turn it off thinking that when you started it the battery sounded a little weak, look in their manual and it stated, don't turn off the engine. Had it towed to my mechanic thinking, It's the alternator. It was. He put in a factory spec rebuilt."

Joseph M., CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Bad noise from engine. They replaced the alternator."

Laszlo K., TX (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Our alternator smoked and quit. That said, I think at 235000 miles we got all the life out of it. I think I should have replaced it many miles ago"

Joan T., CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"battery replacement"

Gerald N., WA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"it was just time to change"

Joseph, VA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Dead cells in battery less than 2 years old. Had to replace battery."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Starter

"Had to replace starter. Difficult to access, so relatively high labor cost."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Did not start with new battery. Starter had to be replaced."

Laszlo K., TX (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Starter began failing and eventually would not start the vehicle"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"got to the store, working fine, came out and car would not start. Prior to this a few times (<6) I had to turn the key more than once, but it always started. Only twice did I have to try the key more than twice and that was 3-4 wks before it quit altogether. And not in the week prior."

Kimberly W., TX (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the starter needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I it was the battery the way is was so slow at times to start. But it was the starter"

K S., FL (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-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 all emissions system parts, one at a time, only to find that it was the canister that had to be replaced. Mechanic was kind enough to return all unused parts, but still had to pay for time/labour. Took 3 separate appointments over 2.5 weeks and several hours. Spent about $1500."

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Service engine light was on. I brought my car to Honda. They fixed it, but since then my gas mileage has slipped"

Amy D., MD (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine light on. Replaced gas cap as the display stated. I have other emission problems"

Michael C., NY (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The catalytic converter needed to be replaced. Very dismayed at having to replace this because everyone told me that the catalytic converter is supposed to last the life of the vehicle"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The vapor canister and valve failed needing replacement"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light on, charcoal canister required replacement"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

"causes light to come on and will not display vehicle stats. This usually corrects itself"

Rick W., FL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Check fuel cap comes on the display. Despite 3 trips to dealer, problem still exists."

Ed S., OH (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"The indicator light has come on and been reset and came on again. Have not had it repaired yet."

T S., KY (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace oil sensor harness"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"engine (warning) light was on; the O2 sensor was at fault. the sensor was replaced"

W C., ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"O2 sensor needed to be replaced"

James S., AB (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-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

Slipping transmission

"Transmission slipping between 3rd & overdrive. Honda dealership performed transmission burnish procedure. As recommended by maintenance minder systems"

Jeffrey J., ME (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

"Seals leaked right after warranty ran out. Cost me 1000 bucks to fix"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"3rd gear selector switch failed. Cost $200 to fix. No big deal"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission switch failed and the transmission would not shift into overdrive. It took 3 days to get the part"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"3rd sensor went out and had to be replaced. Changed fluid when at dealership"

Anonymous, LA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"got intermittent "D" blinking, dealer diagnosed. Diagnosis was inconsistent with manual trouble table, but replacement solved the issue. Was a bit expensive ($580) including fluids"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"valve job needed doing, and head machined"

Mike G., ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Required new piston rings after the engine started to burn oil. This is a known problem and is considered a recall beginning with 2009 models"

Anonymous, NS (2008 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Head gasket

"Check engine light came on and flashed. Dealer said head gasket had failed."

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"oil leak from valve cover gasket"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Timing belt or chain

"TIMING BELT WENT BAD"

David C., IL (2008 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"At speeds of 40-45 it would shutter. Was told known issue my Honda dealer requiring differential replacement $2000"