This iteration of the Honda CR-V remained a strong competitor in the small-SUV class. Updates brought more power, while leaving fuel economy unchanged. The CR-V also delivers responsive handling, a steady ride, and a roomy interior. The only downside is pronounced road noise.
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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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The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2011 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

"occurred during a long distance road trip. AC just stopped working. Resolved problem upon return. One day to correct."

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"compressor failed. Made a terrible noise while driving it so we got it to the shop and it was replaced."

Anonymous, (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The AC compressor clutch failed. Found out after the fact that there was a secret warranty that I was NOT able to take advantage of. I repaired it myself with an aftermarket part."

Anonymous, PA (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Air stopped blowing cold while driving. Sometimes would start again after fifteen minutes. Fan still worked but blew warm air."

Anonymous, VA (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It is typical of Hondas under 100000 miles. The whole engine had to be removed to get to the unit. My mechanic took care of it."

Anonymous, (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed, in 2018, too expensive to repair, not a necessity."

Anonymous, RI (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor ceased working intermittently. Most probably will have to be replaced. It has not been checked yet by the A\c technitian. I suspect that also refrigerant leaked out."

Anonymous, PR (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The AC stopped cooling. The tech said Compressor needed replacement. He felt common to Honda after 80-100k miles"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Complète a/c system had to be replaced"

Anonymous, LA (2011 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor failed and cost $1000 to fix at dealership"

Anonymous, DE (2011 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor failed and has to be replaced"

Anonymous, BC (2011 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C compressor had to be replaced."

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The air conditioning was not cooling the air properly. I had to completely replace it @ 97000 miles in the car."

Anonymous, IL (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Air conditioning stopped working. Shot of Freon didn't work. Needed new compressor. Also needed new radiator. It was leaking."

Anonymous, NH (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor stopped working and not under warranty. It cost $1200 to replace it."

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The A/C clutch became unusable"

Anonymous, SC (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Intermittent problem that was hard to isolate"

James T., WI (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The AC stopped working and blew hot air. I replaced the compressor and associated parts today."

T S., IL (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The AC was blowing hot air. I had it checked out at the dealer. They informed me the compressor had to be replaced. The cost was $1500.00"

Charles P., NY (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I was not getting any cold air."

Ramin B., NY (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Hot air was coming out when I turned on the A/C. I took it to a mechanic who determined the A/C Compressor needs to be replaced. Since I was planning to replace my car this summer anyway, I have decided to do it now rather than repair the A/C."

Anonymous, VA (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C air was not cold. Compressor clutch relay was replaced."

Kevin K., NY (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C not cold. Diagnostic done by Pep Boys said it needed new compressor and cabin filter. Estimated cost: $1310.78"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Air would not always be cool"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor had a slow leak that took a few trips to honda to find out what was wrong. They replaced compressed"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Drove to Florida in March. AC blowing hot air. Honda dealer stated compressor, clutch had to be replaced"

William B., ON (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C compressor quit; could not get cooling. Repaired May 2015 by dealer"

Anonymous, MD (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The system doesn't cool the car down"

James S., PA (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor seized (froze) and burned belt. Rendered vehicle undriveable until repaired"

Daniel E., MN (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This item should be more durable and should have an extended warranty similar to the power train"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor failed and Honda tefused to pay for it even though there was a problem with this model year. Had it into Honda dealership complaining of poor a/c function previously but it was " within specs""

James E., MI (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor failed, was replaced under extended warranty. no charge to me"

Anonymous, NB (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"STOP WORKING"

Steve D., ON (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed clutch on pulley assembly of the compressor"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Our mechanic determined that the AC Clutch failed; we are taking it to a Honda dealer in an attempt to have it considered a warranty repair"

Robert D., NY (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Faulty at time of purchase...purchase dealer attempted to locate problem but couldn't. Took it to another Honda dealer who did find the problem. Paid him $125 for diagnostic. Brought it back to purchase dealer who fixed it under warranty (extended)"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This was a known problem for Honda, but they wouldn't cover the 2011 model year for warranty repairs or recall"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MO (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed at 55000 miles. Most other vehicle I have had do not fail this early in life"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Blowing hot air"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor apparently blew but was under warranty"

Stephen A., ME (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"clutch& coil had to be replaced but honda extended the warranty & fixed it at no charge"

Leo K., NL (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Hot air coming from a/c vents on warm days. Was told the compressor needed to be replaced...probably the condenser also."

Anonymous, PA (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"On a long trip on a very Hot day it just suddenly stoped working."

Anonymous, NC (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"stopped cooling"

Nancy R., MO (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Problem was the air conditioner worked and the would stop working suddenly. Would restart sometimes after the car was turned off for a while."

Anonymous, PA (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The relay which activates the clutch assembly failed. This caused the compressor not to work and blow hot air. This happened in June 2019 and once before, February 2016. The cost was $1400 first time and $900 second time. Mechanic found a different supplier for the compressor."

Patti F., ON (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"ac stopped working honda fixed it at no charge"

Leo K., ON (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC Compressor quit working properly"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C stopped working in the middle of the summer. I brought it in, they added freon, it didn't solve the problem. It had to go back to have some parts replaced for a total cost of $1,000 between both visits."

Anonymous, PA (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Cost was over $1000 to replace the AC with only 60K miles on the vehicle."

Lynda K., FL (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed replacement"

G G., WI (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace a/c compressor. Kept checking refrigerant and was told it was fine until the compressor stopped working and was told the compressor needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It just quit making cold air, the local independent shop fixed it for about $925 which was much less than the dealer, we believe."

Robert S., OH (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C compressor became completely inoperative in the hottest part of the summer of 2018. I had it serviced at the dealer who replaced the compressor and serviced the system."

Anonymous, WA (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Died. Replacement required. Expensive."

Anonymous, ON (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC compressor broke"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C suddenly stopped working on a road trip after a stop. Took in for repair at local dealer and they replaced as if under warranty for a very reasonable cost."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"We were in Washington, D.C. and had to drive back to Pittsburgh in June without A/C. Felt like the old days! Our mechanic (not dealership) replaced the compressor."

Sue M., PA (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor completely failed. Garage operator had another 2011 CRV in for the same service. Friend's 2011 CRV had same problem."

Anonymous, MA (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"A/C would issue warm air when stopped in traffic, and/or just blow warm air. Trueness it off then on it might come out with cool air."

Anonymous, (2011 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Poor cooling. Especially in hot weather"

Anonymous, TN (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"We would turn on the air conditioner and the fan would barely blow or not come on"

Anonymous, (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The vents were not blowing enough air into the car to make it cool"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"We were traveling in New England in October when temperatures outdoors may drop, and ice may form on the windshield. The fan suddenly quit; fortunately, weather was fair until we were able to get the fan replaced at a Honda dealer."

Anonymous, VA (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When the blower comes on there seems to be quite a draw on the engine and it is noisey"

Anonymous, AB (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The blower fan failed during the winter"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

"a/c compressor failed due to blockage in the condenser, making it necessary for the auto shop to replace condenser and compressor."

Anonymous, (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"a/c not working ...how air coming from vents. was told I had to replace condenser"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Evaporator

"air conditioner stop working."

Anonymous, NB (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"Heater air mix door not operating. Replaced"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"heat control bypass motor failed"

Phyllis T., CA (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Heat does not work. Expect there's a valve that needs replacing."

Shane C., CA (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Faulty Air Mix Control Motor"

David M., NJ (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Drivers side would not blow warm air, I took it Honda, they charged $260.00 and 8 hrs. They said it needed flushed. I was not happy about their service. They also offered a free A/T flush if I did ot file a complaint with Honda motors"

G C., TX (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When first purchased going up a long hill with ac on the car just lugs down and still does 5/2017, and when winter comes I have had the inside of the car fog over to the point the ac doesn't always help. It is like the heater just shuts off. Repair won't help as they can't find it. Once time the heater made noises like paper in the vents, and it turned out to a be a mid heater motor failure. It took many attempts for service to repair. One day I dropped and it happened, d"

Anonymous, OR (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"During a last year's spring visit to the Honda dealership in 2019, the mechanics found the refrigerant had leaked out of the system. They refilled the system and during the fall 2019 check-up, the refrigerant had leaked out of the system. They introduced dye into the system to find out where it was coming from, but I haven't taken my vehicle back to have it rechecked since the current health situation had kicked off. Hope to find out soon before the heat of the summer gets too high."

Anonymous, NE (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radiator leak"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Supposedly fixed in NY however there was a follow up repair in NC when I got home"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"air conditioning not cold ehough, honda wants to completly rebuild it"

James L., HI (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I've had to take the car back to a dealership three times to correct the problem. They could not assure me that it would not happen again"

Matt S., WA (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"why am I doing this twice for the same car?"

Matt S., WA (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"High pressure line leaked, needed a new line"

Mike H., ON (2011 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

Antilock system (ABS)

"Light keeps coming on. $95 test at dealer could not duplicate it. Came on next day. Something with a sensor. Dealer said would not be covered by warranty."

Anonymous, ME (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"CHANGED TO NEW ROTORS AND BRAKES LAST MONTH. NOISE IN THE FRONT BRAKES WHEN TRYING TO STOP THE CAR. DEALER SAYING NO SOUND AT ALL, STILL THE BRAKES NEW"

Sarkis S., ON (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"Calipers freeze or don’t release properly."

Ed G., MD (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers stuck and caused a squeaking and grinding noise"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"We followed recommended maintenance and had an extra inspection of brakes at Honda dealer when summer tires were put on. Cailpers seized 2 weeks later, smoking brakes"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Piston seized in the right-rear caliper"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers were worn and required replacement."

Anonymous, WI (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers had to be freed up"

Clyde S., NC (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"Break pedal would slowly slide down to the floor when stopping on a slope. Original break pump had to be replaced with a rebuilt pump. Originals were too expensive."

Anonymous, PR (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"front pad replacement"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I ride the brake, sad to say!"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Time to replace the brakes after 100000 miles"

Anonymous, OK (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The brakes produce decent ware however when I compare it to my Toyota it really doesn't match up. My 2016 Highlander still has original brakes after 75000 miles while the Honda brakes Need replacement between 40000-50000 miles."

Anonymous, MN (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It was the first brake repair in 5 years."

Anonymous, (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"At vehicle milage you expect certain parts to need replacement. This is one such case."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Pads needed to be replaced due to routine wear"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Both rear and front pads, rotors, as well as brake fluid had to be replaced"

Christopher R., VA (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Did not experience a problem. Took the car in for a check up and the brakes were quite worn"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clippers rusted required rotor repair but was near time for this to be done"

Rorry C., ON (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear brakes wore down to the nubs - squealing noise while driving and shuddering when braking"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It is normal ware and tare"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Repeated replacement of rotors and calipers."

Anonymous, ON (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The financial cost"

Anonymous, OR (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"This car seems to "eat" brakes - they wear out while it sits in the driveway. This is the second major brake repair - including rotor replacement- I've made on this car in 40,000 miles."

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front brake pads replaced in August 2018, and again in June 2019. Very annoying."

Anonymous, (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"for some reason this car literally destroys its brake pads and rotors every few years. I make sure that these are cleaned, lubricated during every annual inspection but they still suddenly wear out from a serviceable state to hopelessly destroyed. The usual bill for repair is over $1000."

Steven R., PA (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes have been replaced twice under 30,000 miles"

Arthur B., NH (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"15000 mile had to free up rear pad. Was told this was needed and was part of 15000 maintainence. I thought this should not be needed so soon"

Geo G., NY (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear brake rotors were scored and required turning to pass the state safety inspection three years since purchase. The front brakes are fine. I find this highly unusual -- the front brakes should wear out first"

Andrew J., NY (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"somehow, on one wheel, the brake pad stays contacted with the rotor. I end up to install new brake pad and resurface the rotor"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rotors rust and wear out very quickly. See above"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My mechanic said that the rear disc brakes an most of his customers cars do have problems verses rear drum brakes that last longer. The caliper on the left rear was stuck (rusted?) on the disc causing the brake disc to heat up considerably"

Duane W., NH (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Apparently, the REAR brakes went south after just 28000 miles and needed to be replaced"

Ray G., NY (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"had to perform complete brake system replacement at 34000 km costing nearly 800 dollars"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer said we required all new brakes including new rotors. I believe that both brake pads and rotors should have lasted longer than 37000 miles"

J C., CT (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rear brakes wore out to soon"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to replace my breaks at 25000 miles. I had a Volvo once that I drove over 60000 miles without any brake trouble"

Lesli G., MA (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"needed new brakes"

Anonymous, MO (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Pulsation or vibration

"Calipers had to be freed up and new pads"

Clyde S., NC (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car was making a clicking like sound when breaking according to my wife who noticed the issue. Took car to mechanic to address."

Anonymous, MA (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"It wasn't really a break failure, just needed to have the rear pads replaced& the left side rear caliper replaced."

Anonymous, NH (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"brake wear"

Nancy R., MO (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"Rear rotors making grinding sound. They turned black. Mechanic suspects road salt."

Anonymous, BC (2011 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This is not the first time I have had to deal with. Rake issues in this car"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors were resurfaced in August, and I had to replace them in June 2019"

Anonymous, (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed rotor replacement due to corrosion"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rotors rust and pit to the point of requiring replacement very frequently. Currently on third set. One set lasted only 10 months. Car always parked in garage, not outside. Not near the ocean"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I don't think the rotors should have been required to be replaced after 37000 miles"

J C., CT (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed new rotors after just 3 years - seemed too early. Made an awful noise when driving before fixed"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This car has required 4 new sets of brake rotors due to rusting, even though parked in a garage and not near water"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It was only a problem because the car is driven in-town almost entirely, and the fact that the need for replacing the rotors came during a regular service (oil change) that added greatly to the service cost. I realize parts fail over time, but this was an unpleasant surprise & came without warning"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replace rotors and brakes"

Steve U., BC (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rotors have significant rust. The explanation from the dealer is that the car is parked outside. I find that unsatisfactory. Rotors should not rust because a car is parked outdoors on a quiet, residential street"

Anonymous, DC (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"Brakes squeaking when it was time to change the brakes"

Anonymous, OK (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Can’t seem to make squeaking stop. Noticeable brake fluid loss."

Anonymous, IL (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Loud grinding driving faster than 90 km/h"

Anonymous, AB (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rear pads leaving buildup on rotor after sitting for short time"

Anonymous, VA (2011 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

"Necessary because of shocks/struts replacement."

Anonymous, MA (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Out of alignment twice in 6 minths"

Mark C., GA (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Tires wore out prematurely (20,000 miles). Took to dealership for alignment. They said is was off and the had to perform modifications to the frame prior to performing the alignment"

Robert B., MO (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Alignment goes out about every six months. Purchased alignment guarantee to cover problem. Still goes out of alignment chronically"

W D., SC (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Right rear wheel COULD NOT be aligned. Problem was from manufacturing. Part was replaced under warranty and wheel finally aligned but ruined the original tire"

Armando M., KY (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

"the tie rod bushings totally rotted out at 23000 miles"

Margaret C., MA (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"sway bar linkage worn"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering leaks

"rack and pinion leaking"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Steering rack leaking on both front ends. Will have to replace steering rack."

Anonymous, IL (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"$1500 to fix power steering rack"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Fluid leaking from power steering rack. Not covered under warranty"

Cathy S., AL (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"power steering rack was leaking"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"loss of all power steering fluid"

Anonymous, TN (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"very slight leak on the arm. Will periodically top up fluid vs expensive repair"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A leak in the power steering fluid. I had to replace the whole assembly, which included re-alignment & flush. $1750.00.."

Bill C., AZ (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Power Steering motor went bad. Had to be replaced."

Anonymous, (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"honda scam dirty power steering fluid requires $200.00 flush and calibration after 21000 miles and two years"

James L., HI (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had no problems but in doing preventative maintenance I had a power steering pump fluid exchange service, which they discovered a major problem with the rack and pinion assembly and the dealer recommended full replacement. In doing research found only three (3) 2011 CRVs reporting problem"

William C., AZ (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"power steering reservoir level leaking"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"Rear struts started to leak oil, needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"We had you Struts Installed but that did not help the steering problem"

Anonymous, (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Due to the cars age the strut seals started to leak."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to replace the rear struts and rear tires, which were damaged as a result of bad rear struts. It cost me $1,500."

Anonymous, MD (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Unaware until service rep told us."

Anonymous, MA (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Struts needed replacing"

Gregory R., IL (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The strut was leaking and considering the mileage should not have failed. It required replacement"

Edward R., MO (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"had to replace rear strut in 2014"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear Struts leaking fluid"

John B., AZ (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rear shocks were replaced, problem was not yet serious when fixed"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Right rear strut had to be replaced"

Leon B., CT (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"One failed rear strut. Replaced by Honda at no cost."

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"3 out of 4 Factory struts failed just after 60k"

Anonymous, UT (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"Had to replace right rear spring. It became weak and caused handling problems"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"worn out sway bar"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Leaking rack and pinion required replacement."

James M., AZ (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Entire front axle needed replacement, covered under the 60k warranty"

John F., RI (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"severe fluid leakage and had to replace steering assembly"

Anonymous, MD (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rack and pinion leakage required replacement. A three week negotiation with the dealer and American Toyota resulted in the company replacing it. My cost was $85"

James M., AZ (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Same as power steering pump"

William C., AZ (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The seals on the rack and pinion system we're leaking and the whole system was completely replaced"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rack and pinion unit leaking fluid"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"lose of power steering fluid/slow leak . just refill every 3000- 4000 mi"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

"If we run over a manhole or rough road steering wheel pulls back and forth."

Anonymous, (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car would vibrate at about 55mph."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Drive axles had to be replaced. Took 2 tries, but everything is good now."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"Front wheel alignment"

Anonymous, CT (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"Passenger side front wheel bearings near failure. Required replacement"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"worn wheel bearing causing roar in right front of car"

Garland W., NC (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Bearings had to be replaced on right front wheel. Repair shop indicated this was unusual with a car that with the few miles it has on it"

Sheila H., OK (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver's front wheel bearing and ABS sensor failed at 86,076 miles which required an alignment as well. $369 repair"

Anonymous, TN (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Noticed a low humming noise at high speeds 2 months ago and while on curved roads. The right, front wheel bearing was replaced, and problem solved"

Robert K., NY (2011 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

"Replaced outside window moulding. Original became brittle and cracked."

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rubber parts of the window moldings became soft and sticky. I ordered aftermarket replacement moldings online and replaced them myself. It was not an easy job."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rubber seal around bottom of side windows deteriorated and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Plastic chrome trim around door came off, replaced, came off, replaced again & stayed on. all good now"

John K., WI (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Trim is loose on the fenders"

Karen S., MA (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear quarter panel is coming loose!"

Robert G., NJ (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Door sill plastic panel became loose. I have not been able to find replacement fasteners that fit."

Anonymous, MI (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"interior driver side molding split 3 times due to the seat belt clip not retracting properly. Clip keeps getting stuck between the molding and the door"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Had to repaint hood because of bad spots from environmental deposits (bird droppings, tree sap)"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Painted trim pieces fading fast."

Anonymous, GA (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Black trim around window faded and peel"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"trim around doors finish is peeling"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Bird dropping on hood cause paint to crack and peel off."

Marc L., HI (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Both the front and rear bumpers have paint chipping off without having had any contact that would cause it"

John D., CT (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint seems thin, which results in visible scratches"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the paint on the hood is faded and will now maintain a shine"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rust spots are definitely surface rust as noted in their letter to us. I had a 2001 Accord that was white, the same color as the CR-V and we had no problems. We notice rust spots on the drivers door also. I think the paint on this car is bad"

Bob T., ME (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint on the rear door oxidized. We noticed small dark pit marks. Honda had a recall notice out and fixed it under warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"exterior black trim panels on all 4 doors. this is a window length panel about 3-4 inches wide. the 2 doors that face the sun where i park are badly faded and cracked, and peeling. the side of the car away from the sun are showing signs of the same c"

Earle L., FL (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"ROOF RACK PAINT PEELING"

Anonymous, MB (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"paint on the hood near the front windshield is cracking and peeling"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I have been a faithful Honda owner until now. The 2011 CRV just was not the quality of vehicle that I have had in the past. I traded it in in August 2016 for a Toyota Prius. The 18 MPG was awful in this day and age. I had a 2007 Honda that got better mileage. I asked to have it looked at and all I was told was my driving. I get 56.6 MPG on my Prius, and have not had driving lessons"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint on a B pillar has started to peel. Honda told me that it wasn't covered by my warranty. I found that explanation highly unsatisfactory"

Anonymous, DC (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint fading at the back door."

Eric K., CA (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint peeling was in the same area as the rust. We corrected it with the paint kit."

Anonymous, MD (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Exterior paint scratches VERY easily."

Anonymous, SC (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"peeling finish between the front and rear doors"

Brian O., NY (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"I have noticed some very small rust pit marks on my tailgate. I have been sanding and touching up these pit marks."

Anonymous, IL (2011 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear lift gate developed rust in two spots. It appears to have rusted from inside out."

John P., MI (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"We had rust spots on the rear hatch. Honda sent us a letter stating that if you get rust spots go to the dealer. We went to the dealer and dealer said it was from stones hitting the hatch which was false. Honda refused to do anything else after appea"

Bob T., ME (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust spots appeared on the tail-gate which were repaired by the dealer at no cost to me. A rental care was provided during the repair"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust spots on lower inside of two doors"

Anonymous, NS (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Seems that this vehicle has a problem with the gavanization phase of construction?"

Anonymous, AB (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a bit of rust on the driver's side door. We had to purchase a vehicle paint kit to fix it."

Anonymous, MD (2011 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

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Alarm keeps setting itself And then goes into alarm even though key is in ignition and turned to accessory"

Anonymous, (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Alarm sets when stopped and sounds if you shake vehicle before accelerating"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Airbag lights periodically blink off/on. They read airbags have been turned off/On. Don't know if I'm safe or not if in an accident."

Anonymous, (2011 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I have had several problems with this car in the six years I have owned it, but this last issue was the most annoying. The alarm system was going ff and causing the horn to beeb loudly and repeatedly until you hit the remote. This happened at night and then continued until the next morning when I got it to the shop. They told me a sensor near my hood latch was malfunctioning and needed to be replaced. I asked to just have the alarm system disconnected, but unfortunately, that only worked briefly and I ended up shelling out $500 to repair this issue. This is on top of a broken motor in the passenger side window,($600) a broken compressor that fouled the entire cooling system and Honda would not pay for because it was not within the years covered for this manufocturer's defect ($1400) , a hole in the radiator when a stone bounced up and pierced it ($300)and and a few other repairs that seemed unlikely. IF you squeeze this car you would get lemonade!"

Crysta K., NY (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"electrical display flickering. Likely will have to pay $500 to repair at dealer"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"required a visit to dealer that was resolved in 1 trip"

William R., NY (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"The "aim" on high beam the light was factory set too high. The result is that the pavement directly in front of the vehicle gets no illumination"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Runs battery down after three days. In the shop three times never fixed it. They had it for 5 days and still never figured out what was wrong. Need to charge battery after a few days"

Rollin C., CA (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heated or cooled seats

"Passenger seat heater stopped working. Driver's seat heater doesn't heat very well."

Anonymous, GA (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The driver heated seat failed to work a little over a year from the day the car was bought. I never got it repaired"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"map light on passenger side is not working. Bulb is good;"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior lights didn't go on. Mechanic found blown fuse and shorted light. On replacing problem was taken care of."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Dome lights, map lights...all have stopped working at some point in time. It is not the bulbs."

Anonymous, (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"dome lite bulb"

Warren B., AZ (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Bulbs all out"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"Many times the locks keep trying to lock (the click of the solenoid) when a parked or when driving"

Anonymous, (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Not so much the key fob, as the door locks would not disengage. Happened on road trip. Could not get it repaired except at dealer. Had to replace door lock assembly."

Anonymous, (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Occasionally did not open the rear hatch. Worked well for 7 years, then started having issues this year. Does not happen all the time."

Kurtis N., WA (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The door actuator failed. Honda covered most of the repair"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"One door lock does the opposite of the other three. USA had settlement on lock actuator malfunction. Canada did not"

Anonymous, NL (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear door actuator failure"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Passenger side doors can't be unlocked electronically, and prevent the rear hatch from unlocking until the doors have been manually unlocked"

Anonymous, OK (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Keyless entry sporadically stopped working. Disconnecting the battery seemed to fix it."

Anonymous, DC (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Remote engine starter

"I could start car once inside. Mechanic said problem was due to loose connection. Only had problem once."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"TPM all failed in short period of time. Caused monitor light to come on. Replaced all 4 TPM. No more problem."

Anonymous, NC (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Repeat failure causing regular appearance of low tire pressure indicator when there isn’t a problem."

Anonymous, MN (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Occasionally within the past year or so, the tire pressure light goes on, but upon checking, there is no problem with actual tire pressure. Seems random and unrelated to outside temperature"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The warning light saying the TPMS system was not working came on. After hours of service and complete replacement of computer systems, the warning light is still on"

Anonymous, OR (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"TPMS illuminates indicating possible battery problem. No practal way to determine which battery."

Gregory W., CT (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I have had to replace the tire pressure element on 3 of the tires"

Joanne G., FL (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
USB port

"the usb port never work and I have replaced the battery 3 times.Honda has a serious problem with their batteries"

Anonymous, QC (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"warning light and audio warning for light left on stopped"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"The rear wiper motor failed and needed to be replaced"

Gregory B., ON (2011 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

"water leaks from the sunroof"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Water leaking from heater coil"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leak on to passenger floor board"

John S., TX (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"minor dirt and rain in rear door sill"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The started on our honda makes a loud grinding noise, to the point you get stairs from people when you start the car. and my research shows it was a common problem these Hondas, but Honda refuses to do anything about it, claiming is still works."

John S., TX (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Noise was found to be a stabilizer bar problem - replaced."

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Made a sound when the steering wheel was turned to its extent"

Stephen L., QC (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Unusual rattle, attributed to loose fastener under the hood"

Michael T., AL (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Glove box rattle"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Horrible squeeking from the drivers door. Dealer greased and oiled and problem persisted"

Jeffrey B., NY (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Constant noise like the bottom of the car is about to fall off. Going over small bumps the car sounds like something under the car is about to fall off"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I was rear ended while at a stop sign. I have not resolved this problem as yet"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There is a whining noise when accelerating that is very annoying. its louder than the radio."

Nancy R., IL (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"road noise is common. that is the only thing that I can ding it for."

Anonymous, (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"wind and road noise, particularly with winter tires"

Anonymous, BC (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car simply exhibits wind house when traveling at speeds above 60+ mph."

Anonymous, MN (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This car rides noisy. Without the radio on, I have to crack the windows open to even out the noice."

Anonymous, (2011 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The CRV lets in a lot of road noise and wind noise on the highway."

Anonymous, (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"very noisy while on the road."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the wind and road noise on this vehicle is the worst of any vehicle I have ever owned. it is bad enough that you always have to have the radio on to drown it out and bad enough that i will not consider purchasing another crv"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There is always wind noise which gets worse as speed increases and always bad is wind is strong"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"TERRIBLE ROAD NOISE! It's ridiculously loud!"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car is not sealed very well, you hear way to many external noises when driving, could be a lot quieter. Gas mileage is very poor"

Chris D., FL (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Excessive road/wind noise"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This car seems to be exceptionally noisy for both road and wind. It's fine about town, but really noticeable on highways"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Road noise is loud on this vehicle"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Not sure if it is wind or poor soundproofing but the CR-V has been noisy on the highway from day 1. Replacing lousy OEM tires has helped"

Edward E., MA (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Road noise"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Lots of road noise and not a smooth ride"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Never has been very good with wind noise"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind noise, tire noise...to the extent that conversation is very difficult in the rear seats."

Anonymous, SC (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Replacement of catalytic converter"

Anonymous, NH (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to be replaced along with O2 sensor"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It triggered the check engine light and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, QC (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Manifested by check engine going on intermittently (even after being reset). Initially every couple of months then more frequently. Replaced by dealer with Honda part and since then has been significantly louder when driving despite going back to dealer. Other than this, car still runs well."

Anonymous, (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It made the car completely inoperable and had to be replaced in December 2019."

Anonymous, (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Catalytic converter failed and was replaced under warrantee."

Jack M., ME (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Catalytic converter failed and needed to be replaced. Warrantied by Honda, so no cost"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust leaks

"The vehicle has a loud exhaust system which has gotten worse over time, especially in low gears. The exhaust system is a lot louder than it should be"

James H., NY (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"Driver's side airbag had to be replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The airbag had been part of a recall and was replaced. The warning light had come on previously and was repaired for no charge. The latest was caused by the SRS unit and was a costly repair."

Anonymous, (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Heard on news and notified by manufacturer about recall due to possible shrapnel risk. Manufacturer promptly replaced the airbag system once I made the appointment at the dealership."

Dorene O., VA (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Air bag recall"

Anonymous, CO (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Airbags were replaced due to a factory recall"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There was an airbag recall on the car."

Lisa D., NY (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The air bag warning light would periodically go on. I took it to the dealer for repair. I was told that the air bags were working but they could not explain why the warning light was on. On the drive home from the dealer, the air bag warning light was on."

Charles P., NY (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Recall for air-bag install"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Takata airbag inflator recall."

David E., NY (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer had car for 3 weeks replacing the airbag under recall."

Jack M., ME (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Airbags repeatedly changed for recalls. Wasted time I don't have taking it to the dealer. Repair was free but it was the 3rd time it has had to go the dealer for replacement. Once for the driver side twice for the passenger side."

Anonymous, CO (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Factory recall"

John B., PA (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Airbags were REPLACED due to a RECALL"

Dughlas M., NM (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Safety recall notice: airbag inflator safety recall"

Anonymous, DE (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Part of the recall for all the messed up airbags, from Tanaka?"

Anonymous, VT (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Both front airbags were recalled."

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"manufacture recall."

Anonymous, AB (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"CR recall tracker prompted me to look into this. I found that American Honda Motor Co.recalled my CRV 2011. On Oct 17, 2018 Honda replaced the front passenger airbag.The driver's airbag had been replaced in 2016 during a safety recall campaign."

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Recalled due to faulty airbags"

Mike H., ON (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Difficult to fill up gas tank

"The gas pump would auto shut off while filling the tank. I found that only 10-11 gallons would fit. By slowing the fuel flow, I could add 3 more gallons. Not critical, but the only way to check MPG was to fill it to the top each time"

Daniel S., OH (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine knock or ping

"When I was starting a cold engine at winter, there was a short but laud rattling noise. It was happening every time the engine was cold."

Anonymous, (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Idles rough. Dealer said they can't duplicate but it still does it"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"honda 2.4L engine, long history of the variable timing solenoid causing loud ticking at start up. Honda knows there is a problem but won't address it. thats why we got a new Toyota"

Todd M., NY (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine mounts

"Engine mounts need to be replaced and the vehicle is only seven years old. My wife is a careful driver and odes not abuse the vehicle"

Hal T., IL (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"The oil was very low and caused a warning light to come on. I had to have repairs done to clean out the oil and then new oil was added. I am not convinced that the dealer didn't short the oil on the oil change just prior to this problem"

Anonymous, IN (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The oil leak is more of an internal leakage issue. The vehicle burns through about 1 quart of oil per 1,000 miles."

Anonymous, WI (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I have to check the oil about every 500 miles and add oil."

Anonymous, (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The engine was loosing a quarter of oil every two or three months. During a repair I noticed lots of leaks on a contact area of an engine site cover."

Anonymous, (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)