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 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 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

"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

"Poor cooling. Especially in hot weather"

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

"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 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

"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)
Normal routine brake wear

"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

"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

"brake wear"

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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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)

"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

"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)

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

"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

"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)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"I 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

"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

"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

"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)
Tire pressure monitor

"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)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Catalytic converter failed. THANKFULLY, it was just barely inside the warranty. It cost nothing to have the repair done. Otherwise, it would have been over $1500.00. It took a while to be the part in stock but once the dealership had the part, all went well."

Rick W., PE (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Part was covered under Honda because car was less than 8 years old. Had something to do with catalytic converter/emissions. Check engine light went on and I called dealer. One day to repair. No charge for that part - around $1200 or $1500, but I had to pay $324 for the other parts that hold it on."

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

"dashlight indicated problem, replaced sensor"

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

"Check Fuel Cap warning intermittently shows on dash board. Dealer needs it to be on to fix it, but I have not been able to get the car to them for service when the light was actually on"

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

"Needed to be replaced"

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

"catalytic converter failed at about 130000 miles. I don't know. Maybe that's the norm for Honda or just bad luck. The dealer estimated the repair at almost $2000. I replaced the converter and some other parts elsewhere"

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

"The sensor light issue was related to the Emission control system."

Gabriel M., FL (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

"Check Fuel Cap warning light is on constantly. It can be cleared pushing the button to move to the other of the two programs but within a couple of miles it is back on. New caps, cleaning sensors, replacing sensor has been done. the dealer finally says Honda does't have a fix."

Bill C., MS (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Kept getting check fuel cap message. Turned out to be some valve in emission control system. Fixed free under extended warranty."

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

"Message about check fuel cap continues even though mechanic test indicates nothing is wrong with cap"

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

"CHECK FUEL CAP stays on until the code is cleared, and then comes back on after a few miles [5 to 20]. My independent mechanic consulted with the local dealer and reset or replaced everything pertaining. He then took it and left it with the dealer. they told him Honda does not know a fix."

Bill C., MS (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel injection system

"The throttle was not moving smoothly and making the car jumpy. The dealer change the throttle body and the car was out of warranty"

Gabriel M., FL (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Consuming toomuch gas, (is lackingfrom power when accelarating an when I stop in a light motor start vibrating ( some times very often) until I continues driving that vibration disapears.If I stop driving when the motor is even on, this problem re"

Rene A., QC (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel pump

"recall repaired free"

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

"Had to replace pump"

Anonymous, NB (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"check engine light on and off. same problem with my 2004 CRV. very expensive to fix"

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

"see previous description, not sure what part replaced"

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

"I'm not sure because I haven't brought it in yet but I keep getting messages i.e.: Check gas cap and the engine emission warning signal"

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

"Gas line"

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

"The fuel cap warning information would come and go in the display. I payed for a new gas cap and the problem persisted. The dealer kept insisted that there was no problem. They kept it for a week and claimed that the problem was gone, but it came back again. Took it back the dealer, they kept it for three days, changed the sensor and the problem finally went away."

Gabriel M., FL (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"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

"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

"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

"Rings allowing oil to burn and use oil at a higher rate. Was a recall but wouldn’t honor it due to was looked at when it had 6,000 miles"

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

"Timing cover started leaking oil. Had to be taken apart and re-sealed."

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

"started burning oil at 85,000 miles. currently documenting, but I believe it is burning one quart in somewhat under 3,000 miles. Understand Honda has extended warranty because of this problem"

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

"Car using oil, about a quart every 2000 miles. Honda won't repair unless using a quart or more every 1000 miles. This is a common problem with this make, model, and year. Honda is not standing behind their product."

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

"Burning a quart of oil every 1000 miles. Believe it has reduced the life of the engine"

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

"V-Tec solenoid gasket and degreasing"

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

"Engine gasket leaking oil"

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

"Engine is using 3 quarts of oil per 5,000 miles. Honda says that this is perfectly acceptable, despite recall notice. I spoke with several levels of the Honda organization and they think this is acceptable. One reason I will never buy a Honda again"

Edward P., MD (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"VT valve failed which caused oil to drain into oil pan thus leaving engine without oil"

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

"Not an oil leak, but excessive oil use"

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

"Last year my oil light came on and since it was time for my oil change I took it in. The tech said I was down a quart and to keep an eye on it. About 2500 to 3000 miles after my oil change the oil light came on again and again I was down a quart so I added one. At the next oil change the tech mentioned I was down a 1/2 quart again. I called the dealership and told of my issue and they seemed puzzled that I had this issue. They had me bring in my CR-V to the dealership and they changed the o"

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

"Gasket behind front driver's side wheel was leaking oil. Gasket had to be replaced. Leak was very small and was found during an inspection while I had my vehicle in for maintenance."

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

"it had an unusual driving noise, it turned out to be very low on oil"

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

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Sensores sometimes do not go off. They just keep buzzing, but the next time I'm in reverse they behave fine . I have not had anyone look at it since it is very erratic"

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

"Changer would not eject cartridge."

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

"Cannot load disc"

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

"multi disc factory cd player has eaten the cds and can't play them or eject them and watch a message on the radio screen flash all the time"

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

"While in use, the CD player began showing the words "eject CD". It would not play. After ejecting 4 CDs the same message kept repeating. I was unable to eject the last 2 CDs My husband is now at the repair shop. ($350)"

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

"Does not eject all the time or change disc"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"When cold, system continues to reboot until warm. Only in winter"

Anonymous, AB (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The problem with the navigation/blank screen problem occurs during the cold winter months for some reason. This is a problem that occurred from the time I first purchased the car in 2014. However, since I use a portable GPS, it isn't a huge issue for me and haven't actively pursued a fix from the dealer. I do miss seeing the clock display when the screen is blank."

Carol S., MI (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Dvd update did not work all the time"

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

"Quit working. Dealer wants $1500 to fix it. Ridiculous. This will be my last Honda"

Michael A., VA (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Just says DVD malfunction but haven't taken it to dealer yet. Afraid to use CDC player and miss clock. Getting it fixed will depend on cost"

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

"System indicated a disk reading error. gps unit no longer operates. Due to cost of repair and considering that I use my phone for guidance I chose not to repair/ replace the unit. All other electronics, Bluetooth, radio back up camera still function."

Clara F., KY (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"I hear a very loud knock and the radio sound goes out. I typically don't get the radio sound back until I stop and turn the car off for awhile. I have had the dealership go over the wiring, and it's better, but not completely fixed"

Elaine C., CA (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Speakers

"Buzzing if turned up too loud"

Anonymous, OR (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

"Works so unreliably basically can't use"

Thomas H., IN (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

CV joint

"Both front wheel bearings had to be replaced"

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

"grease boot was torn, which required replacement of CV joint"

Doug G., NJ (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"During slow tight turns - like coming out of driveway - CV or something in that area sounds a low grinding type noise. Coincidentally - this vehicle is going for servicing of these issues this weekend"

Ken M., MB (2011 Honda CR-V)
Differential

"There was a leak that required repair"

Doug G., NJ (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Driveline vibration

"The car has had a vibration at varying speeds since purchased. Dealership finally admitted feeling it - however they could not find. Tire store could not find. I purchased a new set of tires and the vibration was still there. It has worn a rear tire faster than the others. I have finally asked an independent suspension mechanic and they have said to start looking in the driveline. I have yet to take it to a new dealership."

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

"It is like a shudder. I have taken the vehicle into the service center many times and it will not make the shudder. This has been going on since at least 2014 or 2015. It happens at speeds usually 20 some and 40 some"

Jerome B., OR (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Shudder happens during shift from 2nd to 3rd when driving a constant speed i.e. not accelerating"

Ken M., MB (2011 Honda CR-V)
Driveshaft or axle

"The car had about 120000 miles on it when a very pronounced vibration occurred in the driveline. The front axels had to be replaced. I was not surprised as this was the first time I had to do that. I was amazed at the price Honda wanted to repair the car. My local repair shop did the work for less than a quarter of what the Honda dealer wanted including parts."

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

"Replaced all four wheel bearings under extended warranty due to howling noise"

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

"Rear passenger axle breaking. Discovered during rotation and rebalancing of tires. Grease all over passenger rear tire. Probably could have caused a catastrophic failure. Neighborhood mechanic couldn’t get part. Drove to Honda dealer who was not able to a Honda replacement as they were not in stock (indication of many failures??). Had to use a part from NAPA"

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

"Excessive vibration required replacement"

Bob H., FL (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"Relay went bad"

Eric J., GA (2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C clutch relay went bad causing battery to drain"

Dan Y., PA (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Glass defects

"glass on the front windshield has a crack near the bottom running across the full windshield. I can find NO rock pings I think it is a stress crack"

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

"2 of the door locks had to be replaced because of strange noises they were making/not working 100%"

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

"When using the remote to lock the doors the drivers door lock goes up and down slowly and sometimes doesn't engage"

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

"the vehicle alarm would sound for no apparent reason. Replacement of the hood latch was recommended and did fix the issue. The latch appeared to be normal on removal. Apparently, this is a known issue with this car and the dealer knew how to fix the issue"

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

"The one lock on the car became inoperable and had to be replaced"

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

"This infuriated me. I broke my passengers side view mirror . It's a cheap all plastic part. The dealership quoted $365.00 to replace it. I bought on on-line for $38.00 and had it installed at a garage nearby for $55.00"

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

"One of the seat belt in second seat did not work at all"

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

"Driver's seat belt does not retract properly"

Robert G., NJ (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Seat controls - movement

"The upper part of the seat was loose and would push against my back when braking. The dealer replaced the upper half of the seat a no charge. I notice now, about 15,000 miles later, it has started again"

Anonymous, NH (2011 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"The sensor in the tailgate hatch door failed at about 70K miles. Cost to replace was about $220."

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

"windshield was pitted when purchased used, wipers needed replacement"

Steve B., AL (2011 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Alternator was not properly engaging with engine flywheel on a cold start. Rather than lubricate, mechanic replaced the alternator due to the work involved in accessing it for work."

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

"Alternator failure resulted in a no-start. Vehicle towed, alternator replaced. $600"

Michael C., VT (2011 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic ignition