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.
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There are 11 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

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

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2009 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

"2nd time in a year that the air conditioner quit working and Honda wouldn’t stand by the part that they put in the year before"

Gisele M., MA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The A/C is barely working after having it replaced once. Only factory parts were used."

Elizabeth E., TX (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor clutch failed, requiring replacement of entire compressor"

Anonymous, LA (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A portion of the AC went out 2 years ago and we had it serviced by our Honda dealer. Then we had the entire AC replaced 1 year ago. The AC clutch went out 3 weeks ago and we had to have that replaced but luckily it was still under warranty from the total replacement."

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor quit, known problem but issue happened after repair window expired"

Anonymous, (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Just conked out while traveling 80 mph on a 96 degree day in Montana"

Anonymous, MN (2009 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C intermittently stops, then starts working again, then stops."

Thomas F., WA (2009 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC Compressor ceased to work."

Anonymous, AL (2009 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor completely failed and needed to be replaced. It wasn't a refrigerant problem."

John F., NJ (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Went out after 80000 miles. Much worse than other cars I have owned."

Anonymous, MI (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC not working. Seems to work when it’s cool outside but when it’s hot it only blows hot air. Had it to 2 mechanics. First couldn’t identify any issues. Honda dealer identified problem as relay switch. Have to order part. Wait 1 week for part. They tell me everything fixed. Next day AC only blows warm air. Call back Honda dealer. Wait 1 week for appointment. This where I am currently. I’m wondering if it will be something small or the AC compressor. I feel like they are going to replace things one small step at a time with a week each time between the identification and part replacement. Time for a new car I think! I can’t do without AC!"

Anonymous, IA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"stopped cooling. I have replaced all of the ac components."

Anonymous, VA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"System was not cooling. Service provider evaluation indicated need to replace compre"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I replaced AC compressor and it ran fine for a short time, then quit. I researched and found out that Honda's problem is with a relay that weakens over time, causing compressor to run continuously until failure. I replaced relay and compressor and no more issues."

Gerald S., MB (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor clutch seized"

Steven W., NJ (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This was caused by the belt that frayed and beat the part. It was still under warranty from a previous failure last year."

Ron W., FL (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace at 75 K miles along with alternator."

Anonymous, WA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"failed compressor"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"went dead after recall limit had to replace whole system $1200"

Gus S., NY (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor clutch failure."

Anonymous, LA (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Two years prior, the compressor start relay failed. This time the compressor failed."

Anonymous, CT (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor failed and we replaced it."

Anonymous, NC (2009 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C making noises, then stopped working. As it was hot and I had to wear dress clothes to work, it was imperative to have it repaired. One of my sons is a mechanic so I received a family and friends discount."

Sue B., FL (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"fixed under factory call back no cost"

Donald C., DE (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor failed and we replaced."

Anonymous, NC (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor went out while on vacation. We were able to get it replaced and continued our vacation."

Anonymous, IN (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The entire A/C unit needed to be replaced. The old system had an internal explosion. Pieces of metal were through out the entire system."

Steven K., NV (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Screaming loud noise in addition to no cooling effect. As with almost all other work on this car, replaced at dealer."

Anonymous, IN (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Air conditioning went out at a bad time. Maintenance said this is a problem fleet-wide with the CRV"

Kelly B., KS (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The A/C system failed suddenly while we were on a trip out of state. Within a few hours, it had failed completely. The local dealership service dept. replaced the compressor. It was out of warranty so we had to pay the full amount of the repair."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"a/c compressor fails to kick in."

Tong T., IL (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"second time major A/C element stopped working."

Anonymous, MA (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The air conditiioner failed on a trip. We took it to our local garage. They repaired it. The maind problem was the compressor, but other parts were replaced due to age and expense of replacing them if they failed at a later date. I also believe that Honda dose not warrant its compressor unless other parts are also replaced"

George H., PA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Unit went out completely. New A/C compressor cost just short of $2,000"

Martin H., LA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had a problem, last fall with the AC not working well. I had some refrigerant added it it improved. Recently the compressor stopped working and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, IL (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This is an engineering problem. If you look online many people have had this same problem"

Jeff P., IL (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"clutch needed to be replaced after Honda's extended warranty expired by 8000+ miles (still within time period)"

Tony C., CA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C stopped working"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C Stopped working and at 90,000 miles which I think is way too soon"

Gary A., MI (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Unit failed right at 100,000 miles and cost nearly $1300 to fix. Some say the problem was only a switch but dealer only replaces whole units. too much $$$$"

David R., CA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"On trip out west. Began making loud noise. External bearing was bad. Replaced Air Conditioner"

Anonymous, WV (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C stopped working. Sensor and electonics were keeping A/C compressor from working. Compressor good, just the controls were malfunctioning"

Anonymous, LA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"a/c does not get cold enough"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Factory recall.Extended warranty for clutch carried to dealer and replaced a $25 relay"

Anonymous, AL (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had car serviced 3 times at dealer, second time they said was defect with extended warranty. AC still does not cool like original, and car runs very rough when AC is engaged"

Michael W., GA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"short circuit that caused the relief valve on the compressor to blow"

Stephen A., NV (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"clutch"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"On 2 occassions the compressor failed, replace A/C compressor and other components both times"

Jeff D., MS (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C Compressor clutch failed and was replaced by a Honda dealer"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC clutch went out"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"this was a known defect - recall notice said it could not be changed until failure. It did fail when we were crossing the San Joaquin valley at 109 degrees F (300 miles with no AC). cost to repair was $1,200"

John G., CA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I own two Honda CR-Vs. Honda national claimed the sent a recall notice, but I have NEVER received one for either CR-V. Honda denied our claim to fix the second Honda. I have not even tried to talk to Honda about my first one. Honda treats you poorly"

John W., TX (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C was not blowing very cold. The A/C compressor clutch needed to be replaced. Honda had an extended warranty program for this item so the replacement was done at no cost to me"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"compressor worked many times but when engine was hot it would get stuck and not function. First problem I have had with the care in over 100,000 miles"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Ac clutch locked up at 81000 miles and destroyed system, battery, and engine belt. Bill was $950. Complete system went out again at 131000 miles and bill was $661. with a 10% discount from dealer. No help from factory. I am very disappointed"

Henry P., OH (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"During recall, did nothing. Repaired by own mechanic"

H M., FL (2009 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"compressor failed @ 43,000 miles"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC until stopped working; fan continued to blow, but had to replace the entire unit, including compressor"

Anonymous, TN (2009 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a 'notice' on ACs put out by Honda a year or so ago, but our AC was fine (used only in NH in summertime). On trip south, the AC went. We had it replaced at Meineke for approximately $850. Later read in consumers that it was possible to g"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor failed on a trip South. Fortunatley had purchased an additional warranty and the $1300 bill was covered less the $50 deductable"

Donald R., OH (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor case cracked resulting in total loss of a/c system"

Anonymous, WV (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had a warranty extension letter for a/c compressor; didn't get fixed immediately and a/c stopped working during a long road trip. Blew air that wasn't cold"

Elizabeth R., WI (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"While on (summer) vacation we experienced acute failure of the cooling system! That is, it stopped cooling"

John E., IN (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C compressor failed early. Manufacturer had an extended warranty on this item because of others previous problems. I was totally reimbursed for the repair"

Robert W., PA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The entire a/c system failed and cost approx. $2800 to repair. It failed a second time within 4 weeks"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It stopped working. They had a recall on it but it had expired due to mileage. They should have honored the recall despite mileage"

Eugene B., TN (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C compressor clutch and coil failed and were replaced"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Started by leaking refrigerant. Repair man told us that compressor had started to fail intermittently and part of that problem caused the refrigerant leak. This happened when we had 100600 miles on the car so it was 600 miles out of warranty"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed air compressor relay"

Anonymous, KY (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"ongoing problem with CR-V, been fixed twice already, Honda corporate aware of problems and won't recall or pay for a/c compressor"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The relay switch to the A/C compressor went out. Car had to be towed and the repair cost was $250"

Anonymous, NE (2009 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced A/C Compressor Relay. Covered under 100,000 extended warrantee"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"stopped working while on a trip"

Anonymous, BC (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a compressor clutch recall. Was told they fixed that, and then the compressor went out and it cost me $1000. Not happy, because I am not sure I did not get ripped off during the recall fix"

Anonymous, NH (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had a bad relay switch and it needed a recharge"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I am on my 3rd one at 158,000 miles"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor failed"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor seized up which according to my research is a common problem with this make and model. Was told the compressor could cause the serpentine belt to break so was unable to drive it until it was prepared. Was a fairly expensive repair at over $1000.00"

Anonymous, AL (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"compressor problem started 4 years ago. I had the compressor clutch replaced 2 years ago then compressor replaced about one month ago"

Anonymous, (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The air conditioning stopped working."

Anonymous, ON (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"it stopped putting out cold air."

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The A/C clutch failed/burned out while on a trip south (in 90+ degree weather). The dealer we took it to said it may have started w/ intermittent fuse failure but the bottom line is that they had to repair/replace the A/C clutch and related components. The car was almost 10 years old when this happened..."

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor failed without notice. It simply stopped working. Replaced."

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor clutch mechanism quit working. Seems to be a common problem with Honda AC units, but not covered by any extended type warranty or design issue extension of coverage in that regard. That ends up with a major cost to replace that ran us about $1200 with new parts and $850 with after market parts from Advance Auto. We also had to replace a wiper motor, recalled air bags, leaking seals in the the drive train, original Continental brand tires were worthless and had to be replaced prior to 20,000 miles with flats being caused by loose gravel!! Have run only Michelin since without issues. Our vehicle is serviced regularly by the dealer and has been since new. We expect to get many more miles of use. Drove the 2005 Acura for 188,000 miles before giving to my son. They are still driving it with over 200,000 miles on it. Great vehicle, except for high octane gas required. Now own a 2018 Toyota Highlander and hope to get great service with that and regular gas for a change."

Anonymous, NC (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My reported it started blowing hot air, and this happened 1 week after the steering linkage repair."

Anonymous, TN (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I've had the car in the shop several trying to get the a/c to function reliably. But even when it works when I pick it up, within minutes or days it starts blowing hot air again. Then sometimes it's fine, then on a really hot day, it stops cooling."

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The AC compressor and condenser had to be replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Took in for A/C service 2 or 3 times in the past couple years. Some components were replaced and the refrigerant was recharged. Eventually the compressor was replaced."

Anonymous, CT (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I only had to replace the compressor, nothing else in the AC system, like other service people wanted to replace."

Anonymous, MD (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace compressor but to be expected in climate and usage still expensive"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC compressor had to be replaced once. Had to replace the fuse for the compressor twice in 2 years"

Sam D., IN (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the air conditioner just stopped working. No cool air coming out. Very sudden. Honda would have charged me $1500 to repair; found another mechanic who repaired it for $958 Car runs good now"

Robin K., HI (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"a/c compressor clutch went bad"

Robert S., IN (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Bad compressor clutch fixed under extended warranty. Later had bad clutch relay I replaced. Compressor still makes strange noises"

Brentley S., OH (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had it replaced April 2013 and it's leaking freon again"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor clutch failure"

Anonymous, CT (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor wore out just after warranty!!"

David S., PA (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"They have a problem with this. Others have had a problem. The repair is $1000.00"

Jeff P., IL (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Completely broke down"

Al K., CT (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"HONDA HAD A RECALL ON THE AC COMPRESSOR, BUT IT FAILED 1 YEAR PAST THE RECALL DEADLINE OF 7 YRS"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The air conditioner in this vehicle has always been weak. I typically do not like it too cold but this system was weak from day one. I complained and they told me it was working normally (design flaw in my opinion)"

Joe F., MA (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed clutch on Compressor, $900 repair at dealer"

Anonymous, OH (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Stopped working during trip in heat of summer"

Anonymous, BC (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The aircompressor stopped working at approx. 90,000 miles and the estinmate to replace is $1500. I believe it is way too early for this item to go bad. Shopping around for a better price"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The AC stopped working and we had to get it fixed"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Warranty replacement"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor went out"

Scott Y., MO (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"$1000.00 cost for new compressor including labor ! Was not cooling"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AIR COMPRESSOR FAILED"

Anonymous, TN (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Continued poor cooling - dealer unable to remedy despite replacing condenser"

Michael W., GA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C died and needed to be replaced"

Joseph B., AZ (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It was replaced free by Honda"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"fremove & replace"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The A/C compressor quit working at 103,000 miles. There was an extended warranty up to 100,000 miles so we had to pay for replacement ($918)"

Anonymous, VT (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Total failure. No cooling"

Anonymous, MD (2009 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The ac clutch failed. There was a recall based on vehicle mileage. My car was over the mileage limit. I had to pay full price -- very expensive!"

Anonymous, ME (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor failed completely"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"air conditioning does not cool"

Frank S., PA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The doors directing the flow of air have started to fail, sticking in the closed position. Not fun on a hot day."

Anonymous, IL (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Heat distribution in the car seems subpar. Air conditioner hard to adjust and get car cooled - in spite of new fluid and maintenance checks at dealer’s."

Peter C., MA (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Bad relay"

Keith S., LA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C clutch relay failed"

Karen P., CA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor would not kick on. Was told it was a sensor. Honda replaced it as a "known problem" with an extended warranty"

Anonymous, LA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"small issue. needed fluid"

Anonymous, WA (2009 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C goes off intermittently. Fan still blows but not cold. It is scheduled to be checked in the next two weeks"

Michael B., HI (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Probably related to blower motor but cool air does not get blown out so car does not get cool enough"

Anonymous, OR (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Kept going on and off. Had a relay changed to see if that would fix it"

William T., NC (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Works sporadically. Service dept "cannot duplicate the problem.""

Linda N., HI (2009 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"The motor had to be replaced."

Anonymous, IL (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Fan squeaks at low and medium settings"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Doesn't always work. Speeds up and slows down on it's own"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car has very low mileage. As soon as we started trying to use AC we get a terrible clatter / roar from the fan"

Anonymous, OR (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

"I am on my 3rd one @ 158,000 miles"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced due to failure"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It failed and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It was replaced with the compressor."

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had leak and had to be replaced"

Ken P., TN (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaked and had to be replaced"

James S., PA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"it was described as a "fuse.""

Anonymous, IL (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"short circuit that caused the battery to drain and blew the relief valve on the compressor"

Stephen A., NV (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Relay failure"

Charles N., NC (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Ac Relay stuck on and caused battery to fail"

Anonymous, CT (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"ASK HONDA SERVICE. I HAVE TAKEN THE CAR SEVERAL TIMES AND THEY WANT ME TO SPEND THOUSND OF DOLLARS ON DIAGNOSTICS. AN OVERATED CAR"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor clutch relay stuck in open position. Removed and replaced relay, started working again"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Evaporator

"Don't know how to explain . Fan belt froze and had the vehicle towed, cost was near $700"

John W., TN (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"I had a new radiator in August 2018. Then in January 2019, there was almost no heat coming inside the car. There was a good amount from the left vent, poor amount in the center, and next to nothing from the right vent. I took it to be fixed. They said they replaced the cross-over pipe and it made no difference. So I had to go back and have a pressure switch, thermostat housing and heater core flush. I spent close to $1500, plus the cost of rental cars."

Carol H., CT (2009 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"See above."

Peter C., MA (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"heating time"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Bi-directional heating controls stopped working."

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Not a recent problem, but one we've experienced since car was new. Abysmal climate control: not warm enough in winter, not cool enough in summer. Recently had cool (cold) air coming out of the vents when the system was turned off"

P C., MA (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"Needed a refrigerant top up. Failed to cool intermittently last year."

Anonymous, ON (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"system required recharging twice due to leaks in the system"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The summer of 2010, I had no AC, so then learned that the refrigerant had leaked. It was replaced."

Barbara G., IL (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"leaking hose"

Louis D., NJ (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The hose that carries the refrigerant to the A/C was leaking"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Air conditioner wasn't cooling. Took into shop. Guy could not find leak. But he did something, cause it hasn't failed again."

Anonymous, (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leakage from the Schrader valves"

Anonymous, (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC wasn't working. Ran out of refrigerant"

David R., MD (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"after 8 years my Freon star leaking , i have to charge 1 1/2 can last it 40 days i put more last it 8 days , yesterday i add 1 can will see how long will last..if last only 8 days i will have it ck, with leak tester to find out where is the leak ... by the way i don't like that your consumer report come with small print ...i wish you all make it bigger letters , thank you in advance"

Henry C., TX (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaked"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 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

"This car is used by our teenage drivers. It has been a very reliable car and with teenagers and driving reliability and safety was our primary concern. Considering who the primary drivers of this vehicle are, an alignment repair didn't alarm us"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Poor front end alignment cause premature wear of left front tire"

Anonymous, IN (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Ball joints

"just wore out, some play and shimmy in the steering."

Anonymous, OK (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

"worn out sway bar linkages"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"front and rear sway bar links making noise, as well as front frame bushings. Replaced all 4 sway bar links and front sway bar frame bushings"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering leaks

"need to add fluid from time to time because of small leak"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"seal leak resulted in expensive repair as access to replace seal was difficult"

Bert V., AB (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My vehicle is only use to drive back/forth to work... rarely use for long drive. Developed a leak and would cost $3000+ to fix. Opted not to repair. Owned only 5 years at the time"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the line became eroded and slow leak at the erosion site"

Anonymous, (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I am not sure if it is the power steering , but believet that it is. My mechanic put power steering fluid in but was not able to fix it at the time, and I have not been been able to get back since. A fluid is still leaking."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"The pump leaked and caused the rack to fail"

Harry L., NY (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I didn't even know I was having a problem with either the power steering pump or the alternator, other than being aware of a loud rotational hum (as I was driving back to NY from Florida!) I got plenty of reminders that my fuel cap was off--it wasn't--but nothing about the two very serious problems."

Nancy A., (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"These problems were caused by a Steering fluid leak that caused the belt to fray and beat other parts to death."

Ron W., FL (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"In past two months, vehicle makes soft squealing noises when making sharp turns. PS fluid is at normal level. I have not had this checked yet"

Lloyd L., OR (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"Had to have struts replaced second time in 37 months."

Elizabeth E., TX (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There were just some creakiness coming from the front end of the car. The front strut replacement cleared them up."

Anonymous, NC (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I did hard driving in Colorado mountains and damaged the front struts."

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Shocks or struts failed, causing car to ride solely on springs"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Was hearing peculiar noises during turns at slow speed, coming from the front. Front struts and strut mounts were replaced. Problem was solved."

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"poor struts that ride rough, causing road noise vibrations"

Barbara S., CA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"broken rear shock"

Charles W., NC (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"unaware of issue until service rep told us"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear struts needed replacement because of leakage. Cost of replacement: $750.00"

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Early failure of front strut requiring replacement of both. Cost of replacing two front struts was $900 with alignment"

John F., NJ (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Both back struts were 'worn out' - one was broken, despite no unusual driving patterns or incidents"

Anonymous, TN (2009 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"L. rear strut failed-leaking fluid. Replaced both rear struts"

Anonymous, CT (2009 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Experienced problem in 2017 after traveling in the Rockies on rough Forest Service roads. Eventually had both front struts replaced."

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"struts worn out, I replaced them"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Worn out due to age, bouncing."

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Our mechanic caught and we had the work done."

Anonymous, NC (2009 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Struts needed replacing. Started making noise and over reacting to bumps in road (too 'bouncy'} Had them replaced in August, 2020."

Anonymous, NC (2009 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"wore out, play and shimmy in steering"

Anonymous, OK (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Our mechanic caught it and we had it repaired."

Anonymous, NC (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front stocks and struts replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace"

Anonymous, LA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Struts need to be replaced"

Kristine B., FL (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Worn struts, housings and springs. Cost to replace / repair $2,200 at the Honda Dealer"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"The road at my home was very rough and caused the steering suspension to wear quickly. I had to replace a front suspension part."

Michael S., OK (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"front and rear sway bar links failed around 70K miles. poor design. replaced with better designed non OEM parts."

Anonymous, CT (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The problem got continually worse, noise and shaking when hitting bumps and at the end, uneven pavement. Never felt unsafe, though it felt 'loose'"

Anonymous, (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"My Honda CRV developed a power steering leak that could only be resolved by replacing the complete rack and pinion assembly (rather expensive). Other than routine scheduled maintenance, this has been great car."

Anthony C., FL (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Only car I ever owned that needed a new steering rack."

Anonymous, MI (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"needed to be replaced"

William C., TX (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The Pump lost enough fluid to cause the Rack to fail."

Harry L., NY (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"had to replace complete rack/pinion system..cost 1285.00 honda would not help..said...too far out of warranty....not happy about this expense never replace this on any car i owed in past"

Andrew F., PA (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rack & pinion started leaking about 1000 miles past the bumper-to-bumper warranty (36,000 mi). I put it off for a few years but it finally wouldn't pass inspection due to the leaks. It cost me $1400 to replace"

David B., TX (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rack and pinion began seeping fluid approximately 6 months ago. The car was operable and I continued to operate the vehicle without interruption (but monitored the power steering fluid level). In February (28th) 2020 during routine service mechanic noted that rack and pinion was now dripping fluid. I scheduled a rack and pinion replacement which was completed on March 12, 2020. This replacement cost approximately $1,116."

Anonymous, KS (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle when driving"

Anonymous, TN (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Repaired and replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Fluid leak that could not be repaired; required new rack and pinion install"

D V., VA (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This unit is now a single unit that costs $1600 for the one small part that used to be a $200 repair"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

"I often keep an eye on my tire rotation and wheel alignment as my steering wheel can vibrate uncontrollably between the 30-60 mph."

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

"normal wear - these items were causing some issues with the looseness in the steering."

Anonymous, OK (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Might have been an axel. The Honda dealership in Kalamazoo was terrible."

Ron T., MI (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"poor design of rods and quality. Poorest grease cups, no zerks, cheap rubber components, torn, leak,vibration causing a stabilizer, poor design"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel balance

"After routine maintenance, front wheels were out of balance"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"Experienced a scraping noise from the right rear wheel which was determined to be a bad wheel bearing. The entire hub assembly needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 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

"deposits in rear brake lines led to caliper wear and need for replacement"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The calipers got stuck closed which melted the rotors requiring complete replacement of 2 rear brakes"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Too many miles"

Anonymous, VT (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The problem seems to be with design. Fords, etc. gave us no brake problems (although LOTS of others!) while the Honda requires regular 'brake service' - However, this could stem from the low usage of the car. Other than that, we kind of love our Hondas for their comfort and reliability"

Gary N., ON (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"Normal ware"

Anonymous, SD (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"In order to pas inspection the breaks were worn and needed replacing"

Donna D., RI (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"First brake work since purchasing was considered a good thing"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal wear"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Routine wear"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"brakes were worn out. making noise, so changed them"

Gerald S., MB (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to replace rear brake pads & rotors"

Anonymous, VT (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to replace the rotors and brake pads this year"

Jim W., IN (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"extreme shaking at higher speeds when applying brakes"

Patti S., CO (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brakes pads and rotors worn out at approximately 80000 miles. Nothing unusual for that amount of travel"

Peter D., NY (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rear brake replacement"

William R., NH (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Need to replace pads occurred sooner than expected. Previous 2000 CR-V covered more than 200000 km on original pads. (Had standard transmission.) Type of driving did not change. Not driven to work"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My regular mechanic watched the wear on the brakes, and recommended when they needed replacing"

Anonymous, WA (2009 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It was found on routine maintenance ~ I had not experienced a problem."

Anonymous, OH (2009 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to replace the front brakes. The rear brakes will have to be replaced this year. Break jobs can be expensive but it is typical ware. In fact the prior brakes probably have lasted longer than in other vehicle I have owned."

Anonymous, MA (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front pads needed replaced. I did it myself."

Anonymous, OH (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"brake pad show wear and needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, OH (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"When the parking brake is released a loud noise occurs. This happens mostly in the morning when i first start the car. My mechanic hasn't figured out what is causing the problem"

Anonymous, MD (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"caliper pin had become disconnected resulting in the brake rattling around"

Bert V., AB (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Parking break cable had to be replaced. It started causing loud rubbing sounds because the break would not release properly."

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Calipers slides rust up causing brake pads to stick and not wear correctly"

Anonymous, (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"VeHicle needed a complete brake system replacement due to wear."

Robert H., CA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Both the 2009 CRV and our 2006 Pilot experienced premature break 'sticking'. The CRV was, by far, the worst - probably because of the infrequent use of the car. This winter, we used it in a more frequent manner and the brakes, this spring, seem to be fine."

Gary N., ON (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rear brake pads wear out yearly"

Scott G., NY (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes places and within a year the rotors were warped again"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear brake pads are gone in about 20000 miles, change them regularly"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The vehicle has always worn out its brakes far too quickly. Perhaps the system is undersized for the weight of the vehicle. It has been a too frequent concern."

Anonymous, (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rear brake pads wear out quickly"

Scott G., NY (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Pulsation or vibration

"replaced rotors"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The brake problem caused an intermittent quiet buzzing coming from one of the rear tires. Luckily we fixed it promptly, so it was fairly inexpensive. But it easily could have worn out the rotor."

Keith R., CA (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"my mechanic advised me to have my brakes relined, I do not own the camry any more"

Gary B., CA (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"In general, during the 10 years that I have owned the car (purchased new), I have replaced both the rotors and calipers (front & rear) several times. My mechanic says that winter road conditions seem to be responsible for my higher than average frequency of repair."

E L., MA (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced Rotors"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Warped"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors wore out and needed replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"new rotors @ 48,000 miles. Seems a little early for rotors to be replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"After being parked at an airport parking lot for 12 days, the rotors rusted in one position. Upon applying the brakes, there was a thump-thump-thump sound. I had to have the rotors turned and brake pads replaced"

Anonymous, KY (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust very easily. Told that it would go away but never has after 6 months"

Al K., CT (2009 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rotors are easily scored and seem to wear much too quickly"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rotors are wearing out much more quickly than they should"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Worn too many miles"

Anonymous, VT (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace all rotors as the "grinding" noise would not go away even after a complete brake job showed lots of rotor left"

Steve H., CA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced rear rotors and pads, cleaned caliper slides, pins and hardware"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front brakes needed total replacement. Cost approximately 1000 dollars. Not under warranty of course"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"Even after servicing, brakes squeak"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Dashboard engine light came on. Service tech had some trouble diagnosing the problem, but ultimately it had to do with a failure of some type of [expensive!] sensor located near the catalytic converter."

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Started May 2019 while on vacation. I was able to drive the car back home and had the converter replaced at that time"

Anonymous, IN (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"engine light came on, diagnosed as O2 sensor or cat converter. replaced sensor, but light came back on. have not replaced cat yet."

Anonymous, ON (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust leaks

"Rusted off manifold to pipe bolt"

Scott G., NY (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"With exception of the catalytic converter the entire exhaust system rotted out including all the pipes and muffler."

Harvey W., NJ (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The fasteners rust away and blow out the gasket. I've replaced fasteners and gaskets fixed"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust manifold

"Started hearing a loud, unusual noise. Called the dealer who said to bring it in, not to drive around in it. Although I had extended coverage, this part was not covered. Fixed by next day, expensive and I think should have been covered"

Jan T., NY (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"heat shield on catalytic converter was loose and vibrating. mechanic secured with metal straps"

John L., NY (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"broken loose heat shield; replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I don't understand why this should be a problem in 2019. It's possible to manufacture a non-rusting heat shield."

Nancy A., (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"had to cut it off the vehicle, rusted and hanging off"

Peter G., RI (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A constant rattling noise from under the car even when idling. Had to have the heat shield removed"

Michael Z., MN (2009 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rusted out. Heat shield had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Loose and rattling heat shield due to corossion"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Muffler

"This was the first vehicle that I owned in more than 20 years that I had to replace the exhaust system under 100,000 miles. My 2000 Dodge still has the original pipes and muffler with more than twice the mileage."

Harvey W., NJ (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Same reason as I wrote for the pipes."

Peter D., NY (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"Vehicle had factory recall for airbags and sat at the dealership for well over a month, untill parts arrived, however they did allow me to use a small fiat, untill my vehicle was repaired. I found the Fiat was a piece of junk!!!!"

Peter G., RI (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced"

Frederick C., BC (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I was notified of manufacturer airbag defect via Honda. I made an appt to nearby Honda dealership for required maintenance. No Problems arose."

Allison W., NC (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"We received notice from honda that we it could be unsafe to drive the car and to park it in the garage. Honda then GAVE US a FREE rental for 8 weeks until the parts came in. This is one reason why my next new car will be a Honda product-they stand behind their product. The other car makers have not done this as far as I know."

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"recall"

Barbara S., CA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"recall on all hondas"

Barbara S., CA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Air bags were replaced."

E G., FL (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"vehicle recalled for fulty air bags, at dealer for 3 months"

Peter G., RI (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The airbags were recalled by the manufacturer and replaced."

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Airbag light came on. Took to Honda dealer, after over $700 of trouble shooting and changing parts, it’s not fixed and they can’t figure it out. But they have figured out how to run up a huge bill! I’m very unsatisfied."

Larry R., SC (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"CR-V was parked for about 2-3 weeks until airbag parts came in per Honda. Honda provided a rental while waiting for the part."

David M., PA (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"airbag warning light came on. Dealer says it will be very expensive to fix."

Anonymous, SD (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car went in to Honda for recall of airbag. They disconnected the airbag because they said it was dangerous to leave it connected. They said the replacement airbags were back ordered and they would notify us when available. It was about one month till avail. Car went in and airbag was replaced. As we were leaving the dealers lot, we noticed the airbag light was on. We went right back to service and they told us this was a seperate problem and would cost us $165 to have it analyzed. We couldn't afford the $165 at that timeand the light is still on. We very much like the car but service seems a bit poor."

Anonymous, (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

"It developed a leak after 9 years of service in a climate that uses a lot of salt on the road during the winter. It wasn't totally unexpected because I've owned a few cars that I have kept for 8-10 years and the muffler system including the pipes usually has to be replaced once in its lifetime. So it was the expense of 615 dollars that made it a serious repair."

Peter D., NY (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Honda was knew that this problem was existing since 2006. Asked to have them repair it. They refused,"

Joseph K., IL (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 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

"All of the exterior window stripping on all windows have deteriorated and need replacing. I have never owned a car that the window stripping failed. Honda or otherwise"

Jessie P., TX (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Arm rest coming apart"

Anonymous, LA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the finish on the driver door handle has peeled away. The bracket of the leather driver's seat pokes out and scratches the back of the driver's thighs when going in and out of the vehicle"

Thomas L., NJ (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Tail gate had many tiny rust spots."

Anonymous, IL (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The peeling began after only a couple years. Really crappy quality."

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Within 3 years of ownership, clear top coat on trim started peeling & top coat on paint is thin and not holding up. It’s a very cheap paint job. (Worst car I’ve ever owned- in addition to paint job, there has been constant warranty & repair work from year one)"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I've recently noticed that the flat black paint trim areas are streaking and fading."

Alfred R., NY (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"1-1/2" piece of paint flaking off above rear passenger wheelwell, above the plastic wheelwell trim"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"chipping"

Patti S., CO (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint is peeling away on the driver's side door and on the inside of the natch lift door"

Gary F., NC (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"black trim is fading way too fast"

Tom M., CA (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on the front of the car was peeling. Body shop fixed the problem"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front end paint not holding up to insect splatter--lots of dings and paint missing. Not resilient and strong"

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"cracking and peeling easily"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Black paint chips easily revealing the white base coat"

Anonymous, IN (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint is chipping/flaking off all over my car. It chips off even when hand-washing"

Sharmon K., AR (2009 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The trim between the windows is discolored. It is no longer black, it has faded to grey. Also, the black bottom (cladding) is doing the same"

Joe E., NC (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Peeling on outside door handle, passenger side. Also a small area on hood..peeling"

Anonymous, LA (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Door pillar paint has faded. A contrast paint was sprayed on top of a base coat. now only the base coat is visible"

Jessie P., TX (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"On spot above at the passenger's rear wheel well trim where paint has flaked off; this has been there since the car was purchased used back in April 2011, when it had many fewer miles on it"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Rust under the tailgate door, on hood and on the tailgate."

Anonymous, IL (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"2009 CRV was not undercoated when purchased new. We live in Ontario, Canada where much salt is used on highways to combat icy road conditions. Rust damage was on rear tailgate and was easily repaired by professional painter."

Gary N., ON (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The hood on the passenger side front corner developed a quarter size rust spot."

Thomas D., IL (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There is currently rust on the hatchback. I am bringing the car in later in the month to get in repaired at not charge"

Steve F., NY (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"two rust spots on hood"

Anonymous, CT (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Issue with rust on rear passenger door. No sign of damage, but paint bubbled and then cracked. Honda had repaired the rear tailgate a few years ago when same thing happened but they would not do anything this time"

Anonymous, OH (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It is not actually rust, but it looks like rust. I found out that there is a defect in the hood, where a hole is forming in the metal. This is not caused by rust"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear hatch rusted through. Honda replaced the hatch under warranty without question"

Gerry W., ON (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rust on lift gate"

Anonymous, MN (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 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

Body control module

"could not program power door locks"

Anonymous, OH (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Clock

"Power to the clock is interrupted when the key is off so that the displayed time is always wrong when the car is started. For a time, power to the entertainment system was sporadically stopped."

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clock loses power every time the ignition is turned off."

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clock has been inaccurate since I bought the car new"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"replaced rear driving light"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Fog lights"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"IF HONDA MECHANICS/SERVICE CAN'T TELL WHAT IS THE PROBLEM. HOW I CAN TELL YOU THAT I DONT KNOW ABOUT CAR GAUGES, ETC. I BUY NEW TO AVOID PROBLEMS BUT HONDA HAS BEEN A PROBLEM FROM THE BEGINNING. AS SOON AS WARRANTEE IS OVER SPENT THOUSND OF DOLLARS"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)