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.
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Reliability

We expect the 2021 CR-V will be more reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2018, 2019 and 2020 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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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)

"Problem started in the summer of 2018. The AC works well until the temperature reaches about 95 degrees; then it stops cooling. It starts working again when the outside temperature drops. We have had it worked on twice, thought it was fixed, both times the problem recurred. We live in an area where the outside temperature rarely gets that high, so it's not usually a problem, and also very hard to diagnose. The service advisor says "the Honda climate control system is extremely complex and difficult to trouble-shoot.""

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

"A/C totally failed with only 65,000 miles on the car."

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

"A/C Stopped working. It required three extended visits to a Honda dealer to repair - each time they assured us it was fixed and then a week later it would not cool again. It was finally resolved successfully but we have lost confidence in the local Honda dealer's repair services."

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

"my whole AC system went down and it cost me $2000 to repair"

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

"A/C was an in-dash issue and the Honda dealership was unable to fix it at first. Had to take it In several times before the issue was resolved"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda CR-V Unsure 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)

"the compressor is located in such a place that is likely to be damaged by small objects on the road that are kicked up, causing refrigerant leaks. It happened twice . There should be a shield of some kind for protection."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda CR-V 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)

"cold on driver ; hot on passenger"

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

"I have to put the temperature at the lowest setting to feel the cool air conditioning."

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

"the temperature control was not working correctly on the driver's side"

Michael O., NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the panel stopped working"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda CR-V LX 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)

"just quit"

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

"Fan makes loud noise on high. Not covered. To expensive to repair."

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V LX 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)

"Every spring since purchasing the CRV we have taken the car back to the Honda dealer in Hempstead, NY to fix our air conditioner because it was blowing hot air. For five years we took the car back sometimes two and three times per season. They gave us all kinds of reasons why the system kept losing refrigerant, and many times they claimed they had no idea what was wrong with the air conditioner. Last year we even took the car to a different Honda dealer in Huntington, NY. The Huntington dealer charged us close to $200. to refill the refrigerant, yet claimed they saw no leak. We spoke to our regular mechanic who immediately knew it was probably the evaporator core. He told us that the part was not expensive, but the labor to replace the part would be costly. When our heater core stopped working in December 2017, our mechanic told us the evaporator core was right next to the heater core so he would check for leaks. Sure enough he found plenty of leaks in the evaporator core, replaced it and gave us the original. I am so dissappointed in the deception that Honda exhibited to us in the last six years. They sold us a car with a bumper to bumper warranty, yet refused to honor it when needed."

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

"HEATER STOPPED PUTTING OUT HEAT ONLY ON DRIVER'S SIDE HEAT DUCT."

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

"Two years ago the heater consistently produced less heat. Heater coils were flushed but it did not significantly improve."

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

"It took three trips to two different mechanics to get the problem fixed. Basically, there was something causing a blockage I the system that needed to be "blown out" and a new thermostat installed. After two failed attempts to correct the problem, we went to a new, independent mechanic who fixed it successfully."

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

"Heater core is clogged and not producing heat on the drivers side of the car. Dealer wants $2000 to replace the core. Research indicates that this is a common problem on this make, model and year."

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX 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)

"For some reason the heat and volume of air to the driver side of the car is restricted."

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

"At times vents on driver side will put out cool air when heater is on. Other times it puts out warmer air. Have not had repaired. Approximately $400.00 for dealer to blow strong flow of air thru system to see if that helps."

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

"No heat on driver's side floor vent when in heater mode"

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

"Once the cold weather came in November 2017, we discovered that the heater in our CRV was no longer blowing warm air. The heater core became blocked with debris and could not be flushed to clear the blockage. Although the part is inexpensive, the labor to needed to replace the part was costly. We read this is a common problem with CRV's."

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

"Heater core defective. Honda stepped in and paid for a new one"

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

"Blowing cold air out when the heating should have been on"

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

"The drivers side of the heating system will not consistently heat."

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

"The upper heat vent on the driver’s side of the dash has never worked. I don’t get cool or warm air out of this vent. I didn’t actually realize this until after warranty and I never took it in since because it’s not crucial enough to have them to tear it apart and possibly mess up something else."

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

"driver side heater heated poorly"

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

"Driver side heat often will not heat up."

Terry H., LA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"very low heat from driver's side vents"

John M., NY (2012 Honda CR-V LX 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)

"60k miles dealer recharge,other service replaced schrader valves recharge every season needs a recharge, blows hot air"

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

"Ac weak on driver side due to loss if coolant from several leaks probably the result of errors I made in trying to fix it. Repaired for about $1000 by local shop."

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

"A/C did not get cold. Had service replace coolant, but they were unable to find a leak. Still working OIK after 18 months."

Anonymous, WI (2012 Honda CR-V EX 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)

"We have had the A/C fail every year since we have owned the vehicle. The refrigerant has been replaced at least 5 times since 2013. The technicians have failed to find the actual leak, even though they have put dye in the refrigerant every time and we have brought it back to be checked."

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

"Both the evaporator and condenser had to be replaced due to refrigerant leaks"

John D., IL (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Stopped cooling. Went to the local Advanced Auto store put in new regrant had a stop leak in it Prlem solved"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda CR-V EX 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 bad 2 times in the last year"

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

"I have replaced the brakes just far too often"

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

"I have put 130000 mostly highway miles on my Honda. I have had to replace the calipers 3 times in four years. This has also led to premature brake wear and rotors needing to be replaced in the same interval. Hondas just don't have well designed brake systems. They also are designed to make it difficult for DIYers to do brake jobs themselves. I will never own another Honda!"

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

"Took it in for brake checkup and was told it was fine. Two months later about 100 miles from home my brakes kept getting worse. By the time I was home it was barely driveable. Took it in the next day and had it in the shop for two days."

Anonymous, WI (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)

"rear l/h caliper seized piston."

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

"one rear caliber would not retract causing premature failure of pads and rotor"

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

"Vehicle parked for months at a time led to rust on the rotors and a rear caliper that would not release fully"

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

"Caliper sticking issue causing brakes to wear out quickly. Two full rear brake replacements within last year."

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

"Have had issue a few times with calipers seizing up causing the brake pads to wear prematurely and needing replacement."

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

"Scraping noise in rear of car diagnosed as stuck brake caliper."

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

"Right rear caliper siezed. Had to replace both rear calipers, pads, and rotors."

Peter H., IL (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had car to dealer to inspect brakes numerous times. Was told everything was fine. I hear rubbing and see a groove in rotor and am told caliper froze. It should have been picked up as i had requested this service"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"Pads and calibers worn"

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

"Replaced rotors pads and calipers and broke dust covers"

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

"Normal wear for my 76 mile/day round trips to work."

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

"Left wheel strut"

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

"Rear breaks became noisy. I took the car for repairs and was told that the pads and rotors were shot."

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

"wearing of pads"

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

"A bit early to have worn down to the replace level."

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

"Replaced brake pads and rotors on two axels due to normal wear. New rotors have anti-rust coating."

Jessica M., NC (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"After 70000 miles with normal wear replaced front and rear disc brakes and rotors"

Thom H., DE (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"All 4 brakes needed replacing after only 75000 kms."

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

"Had to get new rotors and brake pads. I don't feel this was too bad, based on 110,000 miles."

Peter H., IL (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"New brake linings on both front and back."

Eric H., SC (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front brakes and rotors seem to wear quickly. Rotor are too thin to turn so with each brake service, new pads AND rotors are needed. Brake jobs are quite costly."

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

"Brake pads needed replaced"

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

"Expensive"

Anonymous, NH (2012 Honda CR-V EX 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)

"Poorly designed brake system. Replaced the pads and rotors four times in four years. The brake system is not substantial enough for a vehicle this heavy."

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

"Same problem I already spoke about. Rear brakes replaced 2 times over the past 7 years."

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda CR-V Unsure 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)

"I have replaced calipers three times, turned rotors twice and replaced rotors twice"

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

"I had the brakes replaced and final cost was over $1,000"

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

"Rear right caliper froze causing premature wear. Both rear calipers and rotors we’re replaced."

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

"Rear brakes wore out and actually broke off. Not a great design."

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

"I've had to replace my rear brakes twice since I purchased the car. The first time was at 40,000 miles. Since this is my 4th Honda, and my last Honda never needed new brakes (I sold it at 160,000 miles), I was not pleased to need them so soon on this car. My mechanic came out and showed me the brake pads (after 40,000 miles) and said there was a flaw in the design of the brakes as the pad was too small, hence it needed replacing after so few miles. 50,000 miles later, I needed new pads, new rotor, calipers."

Sandra H., ME (2012 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I have had 2 major brake overhauls in the last 2 years. One at 50,000 miles and one at 77,000 miles."

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

"The brakes have needed work more often than tires need replacing. Nearly every time the rotors need to be turned or replaced too."

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

"rear brakes in general had premature failures and damage compared to the front brakes"

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

"Rear brakes wear at a very high rate. Rear calipers will stick if not driven regularly (i.e. returning from vacation)."

Anonymous, NL (2012 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Pulsation or vibration

"Wheels shake at lower sleeps, also have had tires balanced Multiple times amd it still does it."

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

"dealer indicated it needed new brake pads and rotors replaced"

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

"Honda dealer said they couldn't find anything for several years. Vibration while braking down the mountains kept getting worse, so I took it to family business mechanic and they redid whole braking system, and finally vibration stopped."

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

"Pulsated when stopping. require several approaches to solv. partial califer repair, fluid replacements."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda CR-V 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)

"The pads had worn down to thin to pass inspection and required replacement. I replaced the rotors at the same time."

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

"Roots had to be replaced."

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

"Vehicle keeps going through rotors despite low mileage and only short city driving at low speeds."

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda CR-V LX 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)

"rear rotor surface failure. braking off like spalling cement"

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

"original Honda rotors --- rust badly just washing the car, poor anti-corrosion properties"

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

"Warn down, needed replacement"

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

"The rotors have gotten out of round for the second time."

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

"Love my CRV, but CRV rotors seem to be an issue. My old 2007 CRV ate rotors for breakfast. Replaced them sometimes after only 8,000 miles! Honda did nothing when I wrote to them with all the details. The 2012 is much better but still needs them replaced fairly frequently. My '96 Accord which I had for 200,000 miles only had the rotors replaced twice. The mechanic says it's a design issue from the calipers sticking."

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

"I DEALER REPLACED THE ROTORS RATHER THAN TURNING THE OLD ROTORS. I BELIEVE He WAS WRONG IN DOING THAT."

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

"They were worn out and needed replacement"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda CR-V EX 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)

"Had brake pads replaced and have had occasional squeaking that the servicer has not been able to eliminate."

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

"About half way back from Florida the brakes were squeaking/grinding every time used. I drove home and took the CRV to the garage and they said parts of the rear brakes seized. Second time the rear brakes have had problems since purchase. Still original front brakes."

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda CR-V Unsure 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)

"After replacing brakes due to normal wear, brakes started squeaking and don't seem to be able to be fixed."

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda CR-V 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)

"antennae seal was leaking"

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

"Sunroof drain hose leaked"

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

"sunroof has leaked on occasion when it rains. mechanic says it has gotten "off track," when i've asked them to take a look."

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

"Water leaks into the rear of the vehicle and accumulates in the spare tire wheel well. The dealer replaced the left rear window, stating that was the problem for $600 and IT DID NOT FIX THE LEAK. After several months of rain, an inch or more of water accumulates in the spare wheel well."

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

"windshield washer fluid reservoir does not hold fluid"

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

"mouse chewed through the washer fluid line. Had to replace entire line. Line is run under the heat shield and very annoying to replace."

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

"There was a rubber seal that was missing in the rear of the vehicle that resulted in water getting into the spare tire space. The problem was corrected."

Terry H., LA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Water leaks in rear around rear hatch or a rear window. So much water accumulated in the spare tire well under the rear storage area that the tire tools rusted. Water was sloshing around 3 inches deep."

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

"I purchased this car in early 2014 as a CPO vehicle. There have been several problems with this car, however I noticed water stains in the headliner over the rear seat area. I observed this leakage 2 years after purchasing the car. I purchased Honda’s premium warranty but it doesn’t cover damage from water leaks. My service tech-Bobby, is very good. He was able to work with Honda’s regional service advisor who agreed to replace the headliner panel if I would pay a portion of the technicians cost of repairs, about $200 which I felt was reasonable. The cause of the water leak was believed to be from the roof mounted radio antenna near the rear of the car. It was suggested that I avoid automatic car washes, which I generally do! And if I should occasionally go through an automatic car wash, I should remove the rubber antenna before entering! (a minor inconvenience but it beats having to replace the headliner again!) Finally, I just recently read in my Honda owners manual that you should remove the rubber radio antenna before entering the car wash. It’s very easy to unscrew and reinstall. But as I said somewhat inconvenient."

Joel D., MI (2012 Honda CR-V EX 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)

"Leak at a seal in the front wheel drive axle."

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda CR-V EX 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)

"something near the dash rattles since getting the vehicle"

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

"We hit a deer crossing the road. The Honda rattles regularly even after we had it fixed."

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

"Problem was observed for about 3 months before the vehicle was given to the dealer for service. The problem was fixed when a screw which had become loose behind the door panel was found and replaced. No more rattle. This is the first time in over 5 years that the car required dealer service. Otherwise this has been an excellent car."

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

"When start the engine, rattle sounds from engine can be heard for a few second"

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

"it makes a weird grinding noise when we start it up. doesn't seem to cause any problems, but it is a little embarrassing."

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

"on cold start there is a loud rattling sound, as if a belt or pulley is banging about as if to fall off. it lasts about 2-3 seconds, does not repeat on warm start. Mechanic was not able to diagnose/fix, advised that its related to the AC unit."

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda CR-V Unsure 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)

"The CR-V has a terrible rattle somewhere in the vicinity of the rear passenger door. It has proven to be impossible to determine where it is coming from exactly."

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

"The t road noise from the tires is very loud."

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

"Noise turned out to be something had not been tightened during the last service, broke loose and started a big noise. Towed to same Honda service and fixed quickly."

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

"Belt tensioner was replaced and corrected the rattle."

Anonymous, VA (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)

"drivers side front while driving sounds like wind is whistling behind my head"

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

"day 1 lots of road noise in the cab, very bad if wind is blowing"

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

"The wind noise was noticed after pick up from dealer. It is difficult to listen to the radio at a normal setting and difficult to hear my son speak while in the back seat. I love Honda but I wish they would pay attention to important comforts."

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

"Started when driving on interstate."

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

"cannot drive with the windows down due to the the noise that come from the tires. very annoying, especially on the highway, not as bad when you drive at low speeds. Took it to the Honda dealer as I thought the tires were defective. Dealer knew about the issue, they want you to drive with the widows up. Never buy another CRV"

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

"Wind noise is very loud. Have to turn up radio"

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

"High road noise when driven. CR reported this issue about the vehicle, and I was aware of it when purchased."

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

"HAS GOTTEN WORSE OVER TIME"

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

"Just to much noise when driving"

Bernard H., VA (2012 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Road Noise since we bought it."

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

"Car has always had issues with wind\vibration noise. You don't want to drive with the windows down."

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

"drivers side wind noise comes from upper left corner of the driver side door"

Tom K., CA (2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind noise is a nuisance. Road noise is worse, This is not a quite ride while traveling."

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

"Wind- road noise 3rd CR-V owned All R noisey All have a back seat that one can not carry on a conversation with th front person All have a drivers seat cushion made for small people not for 5 - 6 footer's"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda CR-V EX 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 goes black intermittently"

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

"It will go to night vision during the day and then it fades to black, making it unusable. It does not happen all the time."

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

"the camera gets out of alignment"

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

"It intermittently not work correctly. It may be dark or completely out."

Anonymous, MA (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)

"I was able to use the telephone while driving (make calls, answer calls, and ask SIRI to enter a phone number. Now I can only use the info recorded in the car system. Cant use SIRI"

Anonymous, PR (2012 Honda CR-V EX 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)

"Interface breaks down...signal gets lost"

Michael S., FL (2012 Honda CR-V LX 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)

"It totally quit working about 15 months ago. I have not fixed it because I didn't like it anyway. My iPhone GPS is better and way more intuitive"

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

"Continual annual updates to Mapping costing nearly $100.00 a year to stay current."

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

"Problem began just after the manufacturer warranty expired. The system periodically drops the phone connection at seemingly random times, then reconnects, then drops again. Some days it never happens. Other days it happens repeatedly."

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

"It is a complex setup and no written instructions are provided. You have to search on line to get this. I can find no reason the pairing of the phone and car does not stay connected. I would have to bring it back to the dealer and that is not close to where I live"

Anonymous, NY (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)

"From my research - it seems the 2012 CRV can't connect to the new iPhones via blue tooth. So I have to answer calls on speaker vs. through my car sterio, etc. And to connect audio I have to use the usb vs. bluetooth. Not a huge deal, but annoying."

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

"Bluetooth function quit working. Replaced the module at a cost of almost $500. Since we live in a hands free state, this was a must."

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