Honda's CR-V is affordable and functional. Rear-seat room and cargo space are also generous. Further, its compact dimensions and responsive handling make driving entertaining. Honda made several notable mid-cycle updates to its popular sport utility for 2015. The CR-V gained an updated front and rear appearance, along with new wheels and various trim bits.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2005. Side air bags available from 2002, standard from 2005. Head protection air bags and ESC standard from 2005. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking available from 2015.
Road Test

Honda's CR-V is affordable and functional. Rear-seat room and cargo space are also generous. Further, its compact dimensions and responsive handling make driving entertaining.

Honda made several notable mid-cycle updates to its popular sport utility for 2015. The CR-V gained an updated front and rear appearance, along with new wheels and various trim bits. The makeover also included a raft of new electronic safety features and added new standard equipment along with a 185-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. This was matched with the CR-V's first continuously variable transmission (CVT) application.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (185 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2012 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

"AC compressor noise then failure which ruins entire system"

Anonymous, NH (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Three times we have gone to the dealer because the AC does not work. If there is a leak in the compressor, they will probably not fix it until the car is no longer under warranty"

Mark J., NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There is a noise that emanates from the compressor at low rpms then goes away. Honda tells me it's not a problem"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When operating in hot climate areas cooling system cannot cool to a comfortable climate inside car"

Jean G., CA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C Compressor failed and required replacement under warranty"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C compressor failed-replaced free under honda platinum warranty"

M A., FL (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"After 5 years of having the refrigerant leaking out of our CR-V, and having the AC system checked out by Honda, we are unsure if the compressor is the problem or the problem is caused by something else"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Ac compressor locked up just past the warranty date"

Zane H., SC (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"there is an intermittent rattle. the heating and air conditioning has a musty smell"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"tied into the heat not working correctling on the driver side"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Drivers side heat would not come up to temp. Passenger side worked correctly"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"During moderately cold periods of weather, heater would not heat (mostly blew fresh air), unless one set temp at 82+ degrees and turned fan on high"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Air Conditioning is not good"

Danny P., FL (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Eratic performance. Hot for Passanger COLD for driver"

G S., ON (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blower motor makes a loud whining sound after being on an extended period of time. Dealership will replace under warranty"

Randy M., IA (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Intermittent bearing/fan noise that was not solved by changing the motor"

Anonymous, WI (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The blow motor stopped working and had to be replaced"

Paul B., MA (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Noisy fan, intermittent, at fully warm engine"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The blowere fan also was not working when the electrical panel had problems"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The heater fan began to make noise. It was replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"About 2 weeks after the defective heater core was replaced the re-circulate switch on control panel was defective. Replaced for $0.0 under warranty"

Anonymous, NM (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Evaporator

"there is a musty smell"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"Heat was not coming to the Driver's side via the air vents; this turned out to be a known problem and was fixed under warranty"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"We have manual (dial) controls for the heat and air fan. At maximum heat settings the interior temperature never heats up to a comfortable temperature during cold weather, 32 degrees and below. This has been the case since the first winter we owned t"

Don H., CT (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Hot air on the passenger side, while cool air coming out of the driver's side vents. Many degrees difference"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"suddenly, it was taking a very long time for the heater to begin blowing heat. It began blowing almost as soon as I started it. However, the air was ice cold"

George H., NJ (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"driver side air ducts forces out cold air rather than the warm air called for and which is emitted from the ducts on the passenger side and in the center registers"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Heating system failed. Covered under warranty"

Anonymous, WI (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Heater was not blowing enough hot are on driver side"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Heater core was plugged resulting in no heat coming from driver's side vents. It took dealer 3 days to make the repair. The repair was covered by warrantee"

Walter T., CT (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Took to dealer due to inadequate heating - on the third visit they got it fixed. There was a TSB for unbalanced heating - more heat to the right side than left - but I was told my problem was due to a partially blocked heater core"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"In winter, it takes the heater a LONG time to warm up. Truthfully, the car never gets very warm"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Heater core replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Heater was not warm enough. They had to add fluid to the separate resovoir"

Albert S., MS (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver side duct little or no heat. Dealer repaired said heater core cloged"

William W., MS (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Poor heating; very cold car on cold days"

Stephen S., OH (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"heater system stopped working but a/c continued working"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Heater Core clogged on driver's side. Heater was blowing code air on that side. Need to be flushed by dealer. $366!"

Paul Z., OH (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Known issue with CRV: Core element in the heating system. No heat to driver side"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The heated air was likewarm. I took it to the dealer twice to get it fixed. They had to flush the lines"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Little or no heat on driver's side. The dealer replaced the heater core..the entire dash had to be removed to complete repair"

Robert B., MN (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"No heat would flow to the driver's side from both the dash and floor vents"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The heater coil had to be replaced. We were not getting any heat on the driver side of the vehicle"

Anonymous, TN (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"No heat from left vent"

Anonymous, CT (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"does not heat very high in below freezing temps"

Anonymous, ME (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A musty odor comes from the "defrost" system. We noticed this condition when the vehicle was less than 12 months old and changed the "pollen" filter several times. When the AC is turned on the same smell comes from the unit and about 4 months ago"

L D., OR (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Heater stops working on driver side due to a plugged heater core. Needs a 4 hour flush with chemical to unplug. ($100 an hour) Complaints on internet show it is chronic with 2012 Hondas after 20,000 miles. After complaining, Honda covered service c"

Brian H., MN (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Was not heating proper and was taken in to dealership which they had a service bulletin on and repaired by flushing core for the repair under warranty"

Henry F., MO (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Blocked heater core - something like that"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"From delivery heater did not function properly, little heat"

Anonymous, NE (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver side did not heat"

Anonymous, KY (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Heater stopped working. Had to be replaced"

Anonymous, SC (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Lack of heat. Clogged heater coil. System was flushed by a dealer to fix the problem"

Anonymous, NH (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Plugged cooling system prevented coolant from getting to heater coil"

Robert F., KY (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Heater core failed and was replaced within 2 years under warranty"

Daniel E., IA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Passenger side would heat, driver side did cold. The A/C was the opposite, the driver side was cooler. It was the coil or condenser..The manufacturer was aware of the problem and had sent the dealer info on fixing it. They should have sent out rec"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"No heat output on the driver's side. Clogged heater core because of failure to properly clean the engine block during manufacture. Repair was covered by a service bulletin and warranty"

Anonymous, MO (2012 Honda CR-V)

"core had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Heater core stopped up and had to be replaced. Honda said this is a very common problem with this model"

Anonymous, TN (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The heat never gets warm enough in cold weather"

Richard M., MA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Defective heater core. Cold air blowing from drivers vents but warm air from passenger vents. Replaced for $0 under warranty"

Anonymous, NM (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"plugged heater core from factory, was flushed out and working great now"

Marie H., NC (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Heater wasn't producing enough heat"

David V., MI (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When the heater was on, it would not blow hot air"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The driver side air vents we're not putting out Heat"

Anonymous, SC (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Cold air only on passenger side"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace heating core"

Richard M., MA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clogged heater core"

Anonymous, OK (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Heater core became clogged after only five years. System had to be treated with CLR and flushed. $500.00 +/- repair"

Michael F., OH (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"was blowing cold air. needed a replacement hose"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Could not get heat to the driver side heat vent"

Victor Z., WV (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"Every summer the car's air conditioning does not work. We return to the dealer and ask them to fix the problem. Every time they tell us they have found the leak, however, we have our doubts. We think they just add more refrigerant"

Mark J., NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/c would not cool during a hot spell. Dealer said refrigerant was gone. This happened after scheduled dealer servicing"

Dave K., AB (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"after 4 years we had to fill it up with 1 can of refridgerant and hasn't leaked out since"

Mark B., OH (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Every year at the start of the warm weather the air conditioner in the car does not blow cool/cold air. We have brought the car back to the dealer multiple times each year. They claim they find a leak, fix it, and add refrigerant into the system. Sometimes years it lasts the summer season and other years it does not. This is the fifth season we have had problems with the air conditioner. Our car is no longer under warranty and we feel we are stuck with a car that we will be forced to fill with"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Blowing cold on passenger side but not on drivers side. Extended comprehensive warranty did not cover it when the diagnosis was low freon. Cost $210.00 at the Honda dealer to recharge system. Not impressed!!"

Paul M., ON (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Was not blowing cold air. Used a recharge kit for 50 and was able to fix it"

Mark S., MD (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer had to recharge the refrigerant"

Stephen S., FL (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

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

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"The beepers of the backup sensors have stopped working"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"backup camera picture is very dim and often very hard to see"

Anonymous, OR (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen difficult to see

"display switches rendomly between night and day repeatedly during bright sunshine; night mode makes it impossible to see"

Anonymous, OR (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"In a bright daylight situation, the display is valueless"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Problem hasn't been fixed"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"The menu screen access line freezes on the screen at start up about 30% of the time. The other 70% it fades off the screen like it should after five seconds"

Nick C., NV (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"The radio/clock/backup camera display went completely blank. Two days in dealer's shop and $500+ to repair"

M Y., CO (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Bluetooth did not work with either of our Motorola Razr M phones. A software "fix" has been promised and will be corrected this week I'm told"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"something caused all things to stop functioning"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This also will stop playing, but I can unplug and then replug the device and get it to work again"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Once you get the address in, it works great. Getting the address in can take 10 minutes. It won't accept zip codes, it won't let you completely spell the street, then gives you a short list of possibilities where your street is not listed. If in L"

R B., MI (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A loud whistle that did not allow for me to use my I phone while driving. No one could ever hear me.also the gps system is not user friendly"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"total failure replaced entire module required 2 days service"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This system consistently gives the wrong instructions and take one to the wrong place. Sometimes it will correct itself and change to the correct course"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Occasionally, addresses for businesses on long established roads cannot be found. GPS system is cumbersome to use and has no volume control"

Alfred F., TX (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Fussy, too complicated menu. $200 to update GPS data - ARE YOU Kidding?? Only way to get functional upgrades to system itself. Dealer/owner has to order a CD with 3 serial numbers - VIN, unit serial #, software issue #. All this should be done at"

Anonymous, BC (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Difficult to use. Does not have most restaurants, landmarks, addresses, and more in program. Useless. Had to buy a gps"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"System will not pair with iPhone 5 or later. No fix ofered by Honda or Apple"

Anonymous, SC (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Difficulty with paring two phones"

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Bluetooth interface works sporadically. Phone rings, I answer, nobody can be heard but other party hears my car radio playing. We hang up, try again, same thing--it will not call OUT of the car while I am driving, only when stopped. Other times"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Unstable pairing with iPhone"

James L., MI (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Voice control of iPhone through Bluetooth connection is not functional...never comes up with the right number or name"

Michael R., WI (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The Bluetooth microphone failed and had to be replaced"

Alan T., VT (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"bluetooth keeps dropping the phone connections"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"At times the person I call tells me there is a loud noise in the background. I can not detect when this is happening"

Edward B., NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Bluetooth in the vehicle completely failed. Nothing could connect. It was replaced with a brand new bluetooth card"

James D., IL (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone keeps getting disconnected from blue tooth. Keeps reconnecting and disconnecting"

Anonymous, MS (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When I would make phone calls, the sound was clear to me, but my callers would experience feedback"

Anonymous, SD (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Issues with sound connections on Bluetooth. Fixed by dealer"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The person we call gets noise periodically to the point they can't understand what is said. We have gone round and round with Honda on this issue which they won't fix"

Mike G., GA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Persons I am calling hear loud squealing noise"

Jerome C., IL (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This car has the worst bluetooth I have experienced"

Danny P., FL (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Won't hold pair"

George W., ND (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Will no call out on speaker. Receives alright"

Anonymous, AK (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"iPhone 7 is not pairing well. The car cannot read message that it used to be. Also when I use google navigation it doesn't play sound either on phone or through car speaker if the phone is connected to the car"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The bluetooth accepts my phone but will not allow my husband's phone to connect"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Communicating with the Bluetooth hands free device is hit and miss. It notifies me of a text message and then asks me questions. It doesn't hear my responses correctly. I usually end up screaming at it. and hanging up"

Steve R., AZ (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The Honda system is just inadequate to pair to most modern smartphones. It constantly drops the phone or the content and it is particularly dangerous to try to utilize "hands-free" while driving because of this. Would seriously consider never purchasing another Honda because of this issue"

Peter S., RI (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The phone drops out of the system for some reason. I have to pair the phone at different times.Plus the speaker is really bad and can not understand the person on the phone when talking to some one"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Connects and disconnects frequently"

Andrew A., OH (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Just stopped working"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The microphone on the car phone failed while still under warranty, and caused a loud screeching sound and phone was not usable but we did not report until after warranty expired. Cost $300 to repair, but they did give a voucher for $150 towards future service"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"The satellite radio is very weak. Constantly lose the satellite signal"

Richard M., MA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Sirius XM Radio would not load"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

"Movie previews play but actual (movies) will not play"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear seat entertainment system DVD player failed. Would not accept or eject disks. Unit was replaced under warranty. No further issues"

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Speakers

"About every 10th USge, the sound is very fuzzy on both AM and FM. This sometimes lasts through power off and on. Typically after the car sets for awhile, when next started the sound problem goes away. Acts like a loose connection between radio hea"

Anonymous, OR (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The phone is very cheap and when talking with someone it sounds as if your in a tin can. Honda has worked on this several times and still not much better . The voice command never gets what you are asking. Then it wants you to type it in. Not at all"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"in dash speaker when on hands free gets super interference"

Frank Z., NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

"Voice commands don't work very well"

Anonymous, WI (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Responds poorly to voice commands"

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It barely works, won't work at freeway speeds (noise), can take up to 35 voice commands to do something (read 35 times you have to take your eyes off the road - Yes I filed a complaint with the Feds), only lists first 10 contacts for the 3-letter tab"

R B., MI (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It never has worked for the tagged phone numbers in the last directory and only let you tag 8. The Frontier or Prius I own puts the complete phone directory in and you just tell it who to call Home or Mobile"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"related to total failure re of the entire GPS/ navigation system described previously"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"period brake slippage"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"brakes were dragging. Calipers repaired under warranty"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front driver side caliper seized"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Just did in the previous answer"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"worn out"

Bev N., ON (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers got stuck locked down and wore through brand new brake pads in less than a year"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes stay on intermittently"

Scott S., NH (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers seized up for the second time, causing rapid pre-mature break wear forcing me to pay for expensive brake repairs that I shouldn't have had to"

Anonymous, NH (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rear calipers seized in the closed position - resulting in need to replace rear calipers, rotors and pads"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Both front and rear brakes replaced under 25,000 miles. Repairs covered by Honda"

Arthur B., NH (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"clicking sounds"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes needed service at 32000 miles"

Anonymous, ME (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"dirt getting into system and causing premature wearing"

Anonymous, ME (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Discovered brake pads were worn out, when my wife took it in for oil change. Cost was about $350. She complained in a letter to the dealership manager where we bought the car and she was reimbursed for the costs. We were very satisfied with outcome"

Anonymous, TN (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Experienced a whine thought to be a bearing. Turned out to be rotors, discs and pads had to be replaced on rear only front had 7 mm on pads. Could not explain why the rear breaks including disc had to be replaced at 70,000"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"pad was jammed in the calipher and the other pad wore out in 23000 miles"

Dennis J., OH (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"back brakes seized causing excess ware"

Bev N., ON (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"same as rotor problem"

Michael S., TX (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"my right rear brake was completly worn and all the rest were good"

Gerard M., NH (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This vehicle is on its 3 set of rotors and pads"

Anonymous, MO (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Frozen caliper causing premature wear on disc brakes. Covered by extended warrantee"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake wear requiring replacement due to Calipers seizing up (more than once)"

Anonymous, NH (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"Rear brakes on one side, one pad was frozen & caused uneven wear"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"They wore out creating braking issues. Little disappointed in the quality"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"grinding"

Jerry M., TX (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers & Rotors were scraping"

Anonymous, CT (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors warped on rear and was replaced within warranty. Dealership only turned the rotors on front and I have just replaced front rotors at my expense"

Henry F., MO (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"They had to be replaced on the rear prematurely 70,000"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I am not a mechanic i just know that i had a problem due to the excessive noise coming from my rear brakes...Apparently calipers seized and became welded to my rotors due to excessive heat from highway driving..After retuning to my dealership and con"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"November 17 2013 At 12,295 miles turned front rotors. At 30,000 miles new rotors and brakes. Had to argue my case with dealership about brakes and rotors which they blamed our braking habits but I believe it is inferior metal used in the rotors"

Michael S., TX (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear rotors and pads replaced due to uneven wear"

Anonymous, NS (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Original equipment 5 year old rear brakes and rotors replaced in May 2017. First major maintenance required since purchased in 2012"

Nancy D., PA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors were warped and had to be replaced at the first brake replacement"

Anonymous, WI (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Have had to turn or replace rotors several times, at least 4"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"The rear brakes were making almost a grinding noise on a hard stop so I had them replaced at the dealer, about $300"

Sue S., CA (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"there is a clicking in the rear left wheel"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"cause by grinding"

Jerry M., TX (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"road noise"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Every morning the brakes sound like that are rusting against the rotors"

Anonymous, CT (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"brakes sound like grinding during 1st daily uses"

Scott K., ON (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front bearings had to be replaced. Seal failed"

Anonymous, WI (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 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 leaked in through the roof where the antenna center rear antenna is attached"

Michael D., TX (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"water leaked around the sunroof"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Water leak in moon roof from car wash"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Heavy rains caused water leaks near sunroof, rack side rails, and rear hatch. Honda dealer fixed the issue but water spots remain on ceiling"

Terry P., NC (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When I first bought the CRV the moonroof drain was not installed correctly at the factor and it damaged the head liner. They fixed it and replaced the headliner. last year it leaked again...they say that the drain became clogged. The headliner was"

Richard W., SC (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"WATER LEAK FROM THE SUN ROOF WHEN I GO THROUGH THE CAR WASH"

Robert F., WI (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Window on passenger side was not sealing correctly and made a terrible noise. After rolling the window up and down 2 or 3 times it corrected the problem"

Ronald D., MN (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The water from the air conditioner system, was leaking into the front floor of passenger side. You could hear water sloshing"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"WATER LEAK INDICATED PREVIOUSLY"

Robert F., WI (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Cross strut member that has caused a reported number of problems with the models"

Anonymous, IA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The body often creaks in the mid-section on the right side"

James K., IL (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"left rear wheel bearing was bad"

Anonymous, SD (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"On start up the transmission makes a grinding noise for a few seconds. Honda has been aware of this problem for months and has not figured out the problem or fix. I very annoying problem which they don't seem to care about fixing!"

Anonymous, WI (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Something is rattling in the rear section of the vehicle and I carry nothing that would create that noise"

R M., OH (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Inside the front doors something rattles often"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A rattle has developed in the rear of the car-think it is the tail pipe. We live on a gravel road one mile from the blacktop. It only rattles on the gravel road"

Ronald D., MN (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"loose panel on right rear not snapped in properly. ok now that we found it"

Marie H., NC (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle at speeds above 50mph in left rear door area. Repair by dealer has been unsuccessful"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There is a grinding noise lasting 1-2 seconds when starting the engine cold caused by the VTC actuator assembly. Honda Service Bulletin 09-010. Unfortunately, my car is beyond its warranty period and it hasn't been replaced"

Anonymous, AL (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Noise on passenger side windshield in high speeds"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Upon start-up, there is brief (4 second) rattling noise. We've read that it is related to a valve actuator. Honda has not addressed the issue, which was reported in the first year of ownership"

Matthew W., PA (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When I start the car I have had a rattle in the front and it would stop after I started to drive. It has gotten to be all the time now. Wife wants me to bring in but afraid of cost to fix"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"Simply lots of cabin noise with driving. Seems to get worse as the seals age"

Roy G., KY (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Wijnd and road noise is tremendous---I just turn up the radio. Even my new car salesman mada a joke about turning up the radio, so Honda knows of this noise problem. Again, Honda excellence (NOT)"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I believe it is a combination of wind and road noise. It is loud enough to make conversation difficult at highway speeds"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"moon roof"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car is noisy at speed, maybe from the roof rack(?) and there are wind leaks coming through the window control buttons at driver's left. Annoying in cold weather!!"

Bill C., MA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"More important than the wind noise is a battery problem the car has even after a recall on the sensor that monitors the battery. It left me stranded twice. The car seems to be poorly built"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When driving on high way, you have to talk very loud,or turn up the radio"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This car has more wind noise then our 2001 Accord"

Edward B., NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"just way noisier to be in than I'd hoped: hard to talk!"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It is not wind noise but tire/road noise. The CRV has been reliable but the road noise when highway driving is the loudest I have heard in a vehicle. The passengers in the back seat have a hard time speaking to the front seat passengers without rais"

James G., AB (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Low whistling noise at 1800 rpm"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Not very quiet...more bothersome than an issue. Sunroof (opened) is very noisy and causes buffeting"

Anonymous, SC (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Very loud wind/outside noise can be heard in the car"

Jose L., FL (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"CRV HAS HAD WIND NOISE SINCE WE PURCHASED IT. HAS GOTTEN WORSE OVER TME"

Anonymous, TN (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"poor door seals"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car has much higher road noise when on the highway. Not very quiet"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda CR-V LX 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

"Computer error fixed by dealer"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"alternator quit charging rear brake pad was jammed in calipher causing the other pad to wear out in 24000 iles"

Dennis J., OH (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Something is wrong with the computer. The alternator doesn't charge the battery properly"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery died after only two years. Car subsequently recalled to update charging software but Homda dealer said recall,unrelated to my battery dying earlier that year"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"went dead twice in first year dealer said it was because it was a space saving battery"

William B., MD (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Battery leaked gases around the positive pole causing corrosion of the battery cable. Dealer replaced it under warranty"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The original battery had to be replaced. It took 3 appointments with the car dealer to locate the problem"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Battery not charging properly"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Battery wouldn't start. Battery wasn't charging properly apparently covered by TSB but never notified even though have all services performed at dealership"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The battery was replaced under warranty 15 months ago after it would not hold a charge. Approx 30,000 miles. During the recent winter, we were away but had a neighbor start the car weekly. It would not hold a charge and had to be jumped several tim"

Bill C., MA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Battery had to be replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Sudden battery failure/no-start happened twice, both times PGM software updated, 2nd time battery replaced as well. Very common problem per CRV owners forum online"

Douglas H., DE (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Computer problem that would not charge the battery. Had to replace the dead battery and go back to dealership to fix the computer problem. They would not reimburse me for the battery replacement caused by the computer problem"

Paul T., NC (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Battery died, had to be replaced (under warranty)"

John F., NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car would not start a couple of times in my driveway. If I played the radio and waited in the car for someone the car would stall and I would have to get a reboot. Honda ultimately fixed problem after going to them multiple times by updating th"

Anna D., AZ (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Battery kept shorting out. Car would not start"

Roland-Dian B., ME (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The dealer replaced the battery at 17,727 miles. The battery had a failure code number of 06JZKN-M26RN"

John P., CA (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Battery periodically goes dead"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Battery would run down so that car would not start. Honda issued a recall to update software and also had to replace both the battery and some relay. All warranty work; no charge"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Battery too small and bad computer control on it"

Anonymous, QC (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Automobile is approximately 4 year old and it's on it's 4th battery"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Simply an age issue and we experienced a very difficult winter with temperatures below zero"

Larry A., WA (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Parasitic draw, frequent dead battery, not diagnosed yet"

Anonymous, SC (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace battery for the 3rd time in a little over 5 years and Honda won't admit that there is a problem with the charging system. Now that the car is out of warranty, dealer tried to sell me a new alternator"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic ignition

"Car failed to start. Issue was due to management computer not maintaining state of battery correctly. Software update fixed problem"

Anonymous, OR (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Starter

"turn the key and car sounded like whiney, honda service replaced the battery. same thing happened next week.they kept the car for 3 days and gave me a loaner. they put in a new starter motor and checked the electrical system for any bugs. all is well"

Jack S., FL (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Cold-start grinding due to VTC actuator failure. Replaced once under warranty but problem continues; Honda won't replace again until actuator is redesigned. Very common problem in this gen; reported in CRV owners' online forums"

Douglas H., DE (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The engine makes a noise that sounds like shaking a can of rocks. The dealer fixed it once in Jan 2014 and in early 2015 it starting doing it again sporadically. They say they could fix it because it didn't happen for them. The dealers says it is a c"

William B., MO (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The VTC Actuator is the correct name for the part that Honda knows about that fails in CRV's. It's tied to the Starter makes the car sound harsh when starting the car (almost like turning the key to the start position after the car has been running)"

Abdoulaye T., SC (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 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

4WD/AWD components

"For the past two winters my AWD has failed in extreme cold temperatures (around or below zero F)"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

""AWD" indicator dashboard light came on - my local Honda dealership { Covington, Va Honda-Nisson} couldn`t fix the problem - charged $174 anyway, 31 dec 2014--- - with a promise of `now being able to fix it' , I brought the cr-v back in on 25 feb"

Raymond S., WV (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"During very cold outside temperatures, the AWD warning light will illuminate at times, and the vehicle will not engage or drive the rear axle. This has been an intermittent problem with this vehicle since new and the dealer hasn't been able to replic"

Roger A., ME (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A solenoid went out and had to be replaced. It was covered by warranty"

Scott H., CA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Differential

"Rear differential failed - had to be replaced (under warrenty)"

Anonymous, SC (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Continuous noise from differential. Honda did not offer a solution and admitted there could be a loss of drive train power as a result. I brought a "Lemon Law" suit against them"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Noise has been since the beginning. Told Honda is working on a solution"

Anonymous, VT (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"was making a noise, there was a service bulletin regarding it, I took it in and they applied the fix, sounded like a croaking noise, after the fix the noise is gone"

Scott W., SC (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There was light in the dash indicating issue with AWD. The dealer checked and determined it was an issue related to solenoid in the differential and replaced it under warranty"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Driveline vibration

"I still feel a vibration when driving my vehicle. They have been helpful in the Salem,Nh store but it's still the same. Putting car in reverse I hear a thug noise & not just on a hill. I'll probably be selling this year"

Anonymous, NH (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Shudder on automatic shift to 3rd gear. Repaired by dealership with no charge since it was a recall issue"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car would shudder when shifting when cold"

Mark H., CT (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Driveshaft or axle

"Bad wheel bearing"

Donald M., IL (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The dealer had to replace a rear axle bearing"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Drive shaft ball bearing failure"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Bearing on drivers side rear axle went bad"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Bearing that support right front axel have to be replace at only 34000 km???"

Anonymous, QC (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Drive shaft bearing was leaking. They change the whole assembly on warrenty (5 years, ending end of june 2017). I always do the maintenance on my vehicules, and during an oil change, I saw the oil coming out of the bearing. Went to Honda dealer, and I had no difficulty to have the problem fixed"

Gaetan F., QC (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"Battery went dead on two occasions. Dealer says issue with the software. Dealer replaced battery and said Honda thought they had found the problem but to return if problem persisted. There are currently signs the battery is being drained again so w"

Julie M., IA (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car failed to start. There was a software fix the dealer applied that cured the problem. I believe it was a recall issue"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Often have dead battery, needing boost. On third battery in 3 years. I've ready it's due to faulty altenator"

Anonymous, AB (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Master fuse blew - had to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Traction control

"traction computer control causing vehicle to pull to the left or the right at random moments while driving"

Randy E., AB (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transfer case

"replace the torque converter under warranty"

Glenn F., PA (2012 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

12V power plug

"Battery drain so car would not start"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Keyless entry was non-functioning, could not unlock doors except using key in drivers door. Alarm system would sound at odd times. Problem was a loose wire in drivers door. Had it fixed using the Honda-extended warranty"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Door lock did not operate"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Body control module

"computer needed to be flashed to stop BCM from instantly draining battery within 10 minutes of turning car off"

Janet B., PA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"If the car sits in the garage for more than 4 weeks straight, it will not start. We are on our 4th battery with no answers from Honda. They are blaming the rust prevention module installed on the car??"

Anonymous, NB (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Battery was dead often. Several trips to dealer made with no change. Finally towed to dealer where after several days they found that the relay for the front fog lights was sticking on thus draining the battery. Relay replaced - no problems since"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"The sensor the turns the headlights on and off is extremely sensitive. The lights turn on and off because of shadows or even direction changes. I have tried to adjust the sensitivity using the car's menu to no avail"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When driving on unlighted roadways must use bright lights to see road. Dimmed lights only have visibility of approximately 15 ft"

Jean G., CA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Dangerously bad forward illumination, particularly on low beam"

Anonymous, BC (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The bright headlights are not nearly as bright as the headlights on my previous vehicle which was a 2007 Toyota Rav 4. The dealer says they have had no complaints but I found multiple complaints about poor headlights when reading an online forum. Wi"

Kathleen G., PA (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced headlights 3 times in last 5 months"

Anonymous, MO (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heated or cooled seats

"Driver's seat heated developed a short circut"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"See above answer"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Neither the key fob or the door switch would unlock the rear hatch. This happened last year while I was on vacation and created a difficult loading and unloading situation on returning home"

Tom L., MA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Remote engine starter

"Does not start on cold days"

Marc E., MI (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"Indicator came on. We had to replace Battery also as somehow it activated Check Engine light"

Anonymous, MS (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
USB port

"works with ipod for 15minutes then error message on screen and then does not work"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When listening to music, the system will stop and you get the message "USB ERROR." Honda claims it's the device and not their problem. Device company claims it's Honda"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"intervals timing doesn't work"

Harriet W., IL (2012 Honda CR-V LX 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

"Trim is coming loose on the drivers side of the car"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"All car door trims have come off"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Loose exterior trim above the rear tire well. I popped it back into place myself . I feel the moulding should have been more securely attached!"

David P., NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The plastic mudguards along the wheel wells next to the doors - the securing screws like to back out and the loose panels cause more wind noise"

John S., NC (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front silver molding on the grill. It became loose and eventually fell off. Spoke to 2 Honda dealers and they both said they never saw this problem. One (who saw the problem) told me it would be very expensive to fix it (try gluing it myself). The other said to bring it in for her to view. I worked on the trim and hopefully it will stay in place"

William W., ON (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"all door trim poorly fastened and loose since purchase"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior connection fell off, causing rattle and loose external body panel"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rubber pad will not stay on the parking brake pedal"

Glen J., MD (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The interior body panels in the storage area have been popping off"

Anonymous, MB (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The door gaskets are sometimes loose - need to be better glued into place. Also, the ceiling window trim around the right rear portal window is pulling away from the body panels for seemingly no reason"

John S., NC (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Spot on rear quarter panel where paint blistered"

Scott A., MA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint chipped off the engine hood and started to rust. The dealer did not want to take care of it even though we purchased the special package to take care of it. Car had to be taken into the dealer several times before it was fixed"

Anonymous, MO (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Rust of sunroof area"

Anonymous, PR (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"lots of rust spots on rear door & underneath"

Anonymous, VT (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"Our CR-V had intermittent engine grinding noise during cold starts. I went to the dealer to get it fixed at least 3 times, and they replaced the VTC actuator to fix it"

John P., CA (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine computer

"Crankshaft sensor malfunctioned twice and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When entering a turn for instance, letting off gas slightly and then re-acceleration there is a hesitation with no forward power and then re-asserts itself. Dangerous on a left turn. Occurs with/wo ECO. Noted to dealer. Says computer is hunting !!!?"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car would not start. The computer was telling the system that the battery was not charged. A new battery was installed which did not solve the problem. The service advisor recalled another CR-V with the same problem and rebooted computer"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine knock or ping

"when starting engine sounds like a loud grinding noise went away after moving. started after about 4 months old. dealer aware of problem but didn't know how to fix"

William B., MD (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The VTEC Spool Valve had to be replace. About $230"

Anonymous, OK (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine knock at startup. Honda admits to problem with the variable timing system, but does not have a solution"

Scott S., NH (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The overhead cam oiiler was faulty and had to be replaced"

Ooms W., IL (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"The oil pressure sensor leaked oil. Warranty fixed it"

Joe S., WA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Even though the car is new, it leaks oil on the garage floor. It's been back to the dealer twice without fixing the problem"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine casiing and hose"

Anonymous, BC (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Small leak no dripping but noticeable on firewall"

Larry A., WA (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Timing chain cover and valve cover gaskets"

Anonymous, AB (2012 Honda CR-V LX 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

"was told its a factory defect"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I put new tires on the car and had a four wheel alignment and one of the wheels was out of alignment"

Anonymous, MO (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"leaked oil, replace in front, we drive on dirt roads"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Hard bounce in the right rear. The shock portion of the coil over strut lost seal"

Michael R., NJ (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking left-rear strut"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Problem found during dealer service and repaired under warranty. Did not notice on our own"

Nick C., CA (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

"Vibration between 65-75 mph especially when turning on sweeping curves. Dealer rebalanced tires but still have vibration. I suspect it may be tires out of round or with flat spots"

Robert R., CA (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

"started to rattle in the front end driver side. seal leak in transmission as well"

Anonymous, AB (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel balance

"Found when dealer was checking vibration complaint. All four tires were out of balance. Re-balancing helped problem but did not competely resolve it"

Robert R., CA (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"I over tightened lug nut, broke stud, could not replace it without replacing the wheel bearing. .$.99 bolt cost me $305 wheel bearing"

Charles P., PA (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Wheel bearing damage from road hazard"

Thomas W., TX (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"When shifting to 3rd gear, there is a shuttering that is felt as a slight jerking in the shift process"

Charles F., VA (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"shifting from 2nd to 3rd the car shutters sometimes. Dealer said Honda was aware of it and will issue a recall when they have a fix"

Dean B., AL (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When the engine is relatively cold the engine will always shutter on the 2-3 upshift. The dealer told us this was "normal" and they could NOT replicate the condition? However, it has done this since the day we purchased the unit! Hopefully, the ne"

L D., OR (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The transmission is slow to downshift when slowing down causing the transmision to be in a higher gear ratio for the speed travelling. For example the transmision does not shift into low gear when nearly stopped causing acceleration to be slow. Sudde"

Anonymous, MB (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Down shifting is delayed which causes delayed response when accelerating"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

"same answer as before"

Dean B., AL (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

"small oil leak in a seal related to part of the differential system; covered under warranty"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The transmission fluid was leaking steadily over time on my garage floor and finally noticed it. They said it was a defect they had seen before with this model car. Luckily it was under warranty"

Anonymous, WI (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Left side half shaft seal leaked. I have owned many front wheel drive cars and this has never happened before and at such low mileage"

Malla K., FL (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I wasn't aware of the problem until I took the car in for regular service interval. The service rep took me out to the car so the mechanic could show me how the leaking liquid was pooling on a cover below the transmission"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

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

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"Recall required door locks to be repaired on the passenger front door"

Scott H., CA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Glass defects

"My rear windshield imploded as I was driving down the street. They told me that there was probably a defect in the glass tempering but there was nothing they could do about it because one couldn't prove it"

Anonymous, WI (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"Suddenly the air and heat were not working. The dealer replaced the electrical panel in the car"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Locks and latches

"Power door locks intermittently cycle on/off until driver's door is unlocked"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver's side electrical latch for door worked intermittently. Probably due to water leakage into switch"

Anonymous, AB (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Faulty door latches. Covered by a recall and warranty"

Anonymous, MO (2012 Honda CR-V)
Sunroof

"Rust of sunroof edges"

Anonymous, PR (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"intermittent latch release faliure"

Glenn L., VT (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Pneumatic lift on tailgate failed and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"Torque converter replaced under warranty due to severe vibration"

Nicholas B., IL (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Not shifting properly"

Nathan P., AL (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Unit failed @ 39000mi, replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Vehicle would shake shifting into 2nd gear. Replacing the torque converter cured the problem"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car vibrated when shifting from 3rd to 4th gear"

Allen N., AL (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission shifting with noticeable vibration"

Walter D., GA (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"D indicator flashing several times and they detected an electrical issue and had to replace the transmission. Trans. functioned perfectly except that while in "D" drive it would begin flashing"

Burt R., AZ (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 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)

"The On Board Diagnostics (OBD) component failed. Per Honda it costs $700 to fix! So my check engine light is on, but it's only telling me the system that checks all of the engine systems is bad. Nothing is actually wrong with my engine"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

"Emissions warning light came on. Was traced to a worn fuel cap / fuel fill pipe. Pipe and cap were replaced at our cost ($150). Don't understand why this was an emission control problem, but was NOT covered by the Honda warranty. Warranty seems to say emission items are covered for many years & miles. Why wasn't this covered?"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Since my On Board Diagnostic Board (OBD) is bad, I wasn't sure which of your choices to pick"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Bad VTEC actuator covered under TSB. Causes a very loud metallic rattling noise on cold start in temps below 55F. Severity and duration of noise increases as temp decreases. Cost of repair if not covered by Honda is $800"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Pipes

"3 times Honda dealership worked on my car's noise, charging me each time. My brother, a marine engineer finally told them what was wrong and they listened to him and fixed it. this is the last Honda I'll ever buy"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

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