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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 is 1 recall 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.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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.

Read more about extended warranties
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 2013 Honda CR-V owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

“Needed a new camera lens on the back up camera”

Barbara R., PA (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Reverse camera lens need replace”

Barbara R., PA (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Already addressed”

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The seal broke on the lense and it's hard to see out of it”

John C., ME (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“CAMERA CAME LOOSE”

Duane F., VT (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The display area is too far back into the dashboard and out of the line of vision”

Anonymous, LA (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Freezes when using iPod connection, and then must manually move to bluetooth”

Larry C., CA (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

“Periodically the dash displays for the audio system and navigation disappear for no apparent reason”

Anonymous, NM (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Screen is blank and radio will not work...intermittent problem with no pattern established”

Anonymous, OK (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“screen went blank and had to be replaced. this caused all the other systems not to work”

Al B., BC (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The display screen would not display computer mileage data. The software had to be rebooted which was not covered by warranty”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Screen intermittently goes blank. Not often, but enough to be annoying”

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

“The hands free phone system was working intermittantly after two months. After a year it stopped working at all”

Anonymous, ME (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Recorded music on a USB flash drive skips music . Dealer and factory could not repair or give satisfactory reason why we have this. Flash drive will work on 2013 Fit but not on the C-RV”

John S., NY (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“See my previous comments. Cannot attach an iPhone without the car computer screwing up the connectivity 4 times out of 10”

Anonymous, RI (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I had ben playing my 1pod through the stereo system without problems until last month when the in car system wouldn't connect to the ipod”

C M., RI (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Ipod stops playing while driving and can only work again after restarting car. Honda insists this is a firmware problem. device work without any problems in other makes”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The usb interface doesn't provide enough power for an iPhone; also it does not recognize regularly and is quite inconvenient. I have reverted to bluetooth connection. Using Waze - the voice over is not consistent”

Ivan K., TX (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Playing through bluetooth doesn't work properly”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The 'in-dash' electronics system is very poorly designed. The use of more sub menus would greatly enhance it's use”

Anonymous, AB (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear view camera and gps are shown in same screen. Unit was out a few months and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It completely went out. Honda replaced it without cost”

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It's like a dinosaur in a world of very current electronics. Terrible programming. To search for a location or business, sometimes have to do it letter by letter. I never use the voice command because you have to spell everything out. Not intuitive”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Often the map is waaay out of date. PEI, for example, shows the roads but can't navigate them. Gets cities and streets wrong -- saying they don't exist when you have to have the right borough of a city (which you may not even know)”

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

“Bluetooth very intermittent”

Frederick J., FL (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Wouldn't connect. Had to reboot entire system. Took hours to figure out and still don't know the reason it suddenly stopped working”

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Bad mic phone”

Kevin C., MI (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Constantly dropping the pairing and having to re-pair the phone. Also the microphone on the hands-free system has a terrible buzzing sound making it uncomfortable for the person on the other end of the call”

Thomas J., TX (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“When the phone is paired with the bluetooth, and used for navigation, the phone does not speak the directions unless you hit the Aux button. This means that you cannot listen to the radio when you are navigating, because it can only handle one or the other. This is a really bad design because you then have to look at the map on the phone for your directions. We have contacted Honda to be sure this is how it is supposed to work, and it is. I believe this is changed in more recent models, but it's”

Debbi B., CA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Wound not pair correctly with IPhone 7+ Also will not receive calls”

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Pairs with Windows 8 phone ONLY for voice. None of the other functions (contact list, c call log, etc.) work at all”

Ann M., MA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Bluetooth pairing was unreliable and would squel”

Greg B., SC (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It's just plain awful. Car is confused by our iPhones. It was a big selling feature of the car and the bluetooth (and USB) connectivity is downright flawed”

Anonymous, RI (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Lost oral contact list and ability to listen to audible apps through the car's sound system. The car has been in the shop once and needs to be returned for the same issues”

Reid J., NC (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“My phone wouldn't pair with my car when I bought it new. I had to go to the dealership twice for software updates to get it to work. It works for a while, then it doesn't. I'm frustrated with it, yet haven't taken it back to the dealer - too frustrat”

Michaela D., CA (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The Bluetooth and voice command functions stopped working randomly. Although car was out of warranty I contacted Honda of America and they replaced the telemetry unit for free and extended the warranty on it”

Anonymous, MA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“When I talk on Bluetooth, the other user hears a loud squealing noise and has difficulty hearing me speak. I have tried multiple phones with the same issue. I was told that it's probably the mic, but I still need to take it in for service”

Josh A., NY (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Doesn't always connect”

John C., ME (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Phone book syncs only occasionally”

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The microphone doesn't work well. Hard to understand the person speaking”

Anonymous, OR (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It always pairs but despite showing the connection the phone requests that I scan to connect. Since I have purchased a new Android phone in the year after buying the car, I believe it's the Bluetooth that is the problem as the issue continues”

Peggy C., NJ (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“from time to time, the phone will un-pair, then re-pair during the same phone call”

Anonymous, MD (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Loud screeching when telephone call connects through bluetooth”

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“System is 2 years old and am having problems with connection to primary phone. Keeps disconnecting & reconnecting during calls”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

“Radio will not operate from time to time. No pattern to it”

Anonymous, OK (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Radio failed to come on when car is turned on. After warm up radio will activate, as in when you drive it to the dealership. subscribe to Sirius radio and cell phone wont link-up when radio wont come on. Dealer aware of problem but no fix yet”

Anonymous, NC (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Radio settings are difficult to use and the accompanying information screen changes for no apparent reason. Very annoying!”

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel controls

“Periodically the audio controls on the steering wheel quit working (specifically the volume up/volume down buttons) for no apparent reason”

Anonymous, NM (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

“Voice control system would not work with my phone. Dealer said too expensive to fix”

Anonymous, ME (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“When I ask to dial a name in my speed dial program, it either dials and then disconnects the call or when the call is connected, the person I've called cannot hear me clearly. I cannot leave a voicemail message as it is indeciphirable”

Peggy C., NJ (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Voice control (spelling and giving numbers) works with about 10% of characters. Totally useless”

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

“trunk water leak”

K A., NY (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Excessive air noise on passenger side. Dealer says cannot duplicate but sound continues at highway speeds”

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The top right side of the front window had a small leak that would allow water to seep in, causing moderate water damage to the roof upholstery. Both upholstery and window had to be completely replaced twice before it got fixed”

Anonymous, MO (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Went over a snow bank and damaged the windshield wiper storage container. Should it be so low in the car?”

Anonymous, MA (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Cold air infiltrates the passenger compartment”

Harry S., OH (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

“Sunroof seal failed and water will leak through the roof”

Charlie F., ID (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The weather stripping around the inside of the doors keep coming loose”

Anonymous, LA (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Noise from doors/windows”

Anonymous, KY (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“weather stripping around the driver door does not fully seal against the car body when closed, leaving an air gap and causing wind noise”

James E., AZ (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Everytime the brakes are applied, there is a "barking dog" sound from the back. We have taken it in multiple times, but the service mechanics were not able to repair it. It still barks like a dog. At first, we thought a grandchild left a toy in the back”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Appears to be a rattle in the glove box. Drives me nuts. I've tried everything. The problem is it isn't consistent in occurrence or volume”

John B., OK (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“when we go over a bump, we hear a squeak that sounds like a chirp. For example, when we go over a long bump such as a traffic hump, we hear the chirp upon "landing"”

Anonymous, MD (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Suspension noise when accelerating and decelerating”

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“On rough pavement or other roads, there is undefined rattle in the body or suspension. It is very loud”

Doug S., SK (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“back seat latch rattled”

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Squeaking from rear cargo area. Dealer replaced hatch struts which did not solve the.problem. The squeaks disappear in winter”

Anonymous, AB (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“had to change the hub caps because of excessive noise but this vehicle still has numerous rattles and squeeks when driving”

Anonymous, NV (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“All sorts of rattles in dash and passenger side door starting at 7000 miles. Dealer not able to resolve yet”

Barbara J., AZ (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“There is a noise when releasing the brakes after a stop. There is also another sound that sounds like metal rubbing”

Anonymous, NE (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Turned out to be related to a part failure in the suspension”

Anonymous, WA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“When it is cold outside, it makes a rattling noise at startup”

Jonathan A., TX (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“some noise sounds like croaking, or rusty gate from the rear differential. Honda is aware of problem but cannot fix it (or won't). They replaced it once, but a couple of months the noise came back. Extremely annoying since it happens almost every tim”

Anonymous, IL (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“noisy car”

Sofyan A., VA (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Noise from drivers side door & window”

Anonymous, KY (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Cabin noise is much to loud”

Ken G., SD (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“loud on the highway”

Dennis F., FL (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The door seal does not block out wind noise. Used car so over time the dust in the air flowing thru gap has deposited white residue in the areas on the door seal that have a gap and allows air thru. About a 5 mm gap over 75 mm at upper corner of door”

James E., AZ (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Cabin is noisy”

William B., OH (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The outside noises and road noises are so loud, it is almost impossible to have quiet conversation”

James C., OH (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Car is quiet until 50 mph, then noise leaks around door seals and car gets loud”

Gary A., MI (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“impossible to drive with windows down because of the noise, also due to configuration you must have 2 windows open or air pressure become uncomfortable within the car”

Anonymous, NV (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“wind and road noise is above acceptable level at 40 mph and above. Honda says normal. Had a 2007 much quieter and family member has 2015 also much quieter. The 2013 just has a problem”

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Wind and road noise is very apparent. Could be from windows, tires, road, weatherstripping”

Harry S., OH (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Wind noise from window is high at 35 mph or above”

Lisa H., MA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Sounds like a window is open when driving on highway”

Anonymous, NY (2013 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

“The caliper on one side freezes and wears my rotor”

Michelle F., MI (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Master cylinder failed, had to be replaced by dealer out-of-warranty. Cost $1,500”

William M., MD (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

“the parking brake cable froze on me as I was driving 45 mph”

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rubber pad came off the pedal. I had Honda replace it and it fell off again”

R L., OH (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“just needed adjustment”

Anonymous, MO (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The inside break pads on both the rear breaks was worn down to 0mm but the outside break pads were 6mm on the rear breaks. The CRV only has 50,000km and we do not think we drive it hard”

Anonymous, NS (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I had to replace the brakes at 45000 miles”

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I had to have the rear brakes serviced after only 40,000 miles. I typically go 90,000 miles plus before needing a brake job”

Suzan M., CT (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“We changed out the rear disc pads and rotors at 40,000 miles. We had to change out the rear pads and rotors again at 80,000 miles. (We also changed out the front pads and rotors for the first time at 80,000 miles)......All 4 rotors show EXCESSIVE RUST. The rear pads are smaller than the front pads and look like they belong on a medium size motorcycle. I think the too small rear pads is a design flaw. I think the 4 rotors have insufficient water drainage and insufficient heat dispersal that c”

James F., NY (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes rust easily on vehicle storage. I have had to replace the brake rotors once already and they are going bad again”

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Not so sure it was "premature." However it was very expensive to fix”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Replaced rear brakes and rotors after 2 1/2 yrs, and front brakes after 3 1/2 years”

Qazi A., MA (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Dealer insisted brakes needed replacement at 36,000 check up. Seems early. Most miles on this car are highway miles”

Joanne C., MA (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“had to have the rotors turned twice already. Honda insists its normal wear. but this is my third crv with the same commute and I've never had to have the rotors turned before the 4 year mark before”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Right rear rotor showed pitting around the outer portion of the rotor. The other 3 wheels did not have this pitting”

Kent B., FL (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“We changed out the rear disc pads and rotors at 40,000 miles. We had to change out the rear pads and rotors again at 80,000 miles. (We also changed out the front pads and rotors for the first time at 80,000 miles)......All 4 rotors show EXCESSIVE RUST. The rear pads are smaller than the front pads and look like they belong on a medium size motorcycle. I think the too small rear pads is a design flaw. I think the 4 rotors have insufficient water drainage and insufficient heat dispersal that c”

James F., NY (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Car vibrated while breaking. Took it to dealers. They first diagnosed that tires were worn. Replaced tires and the problem continued. They then diagnosed the rotors as the problem and resurfaced then. Problem was solved but recently has reappeared”

Juan C., FL (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rotors warped at 22000 miles use Honda said this was only covered up to 20000/ miles”

David M., GA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“rotors out of round”

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“After 13 months and 13800 miles (including 7000 trip to Arizona) I started getting a grinding noise the first time each day when I applied the brakes. This increased to 3 x after start up when I took it to the dealer. They said it was rust build up”

Gerald E., OH (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had dealership resurface rotors after purchase. Brakes were pulsing”

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

“Grinding, needed to replace”

Joe B., NH (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“When the car sits for a few days, there is a loud clunking sound that comes from the brakes or tires when you start to drive the car. It is as if the brakes are stuck”

Joanne C., MA (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Loud grinding/grating noise in rear brakes. We were told by two dealerships that there was a problem with the type of pads that came on the car, and a service bulletin had been issued. But no allowance was given us when we replaced them”

Anonymous, CT (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes squeak when car is first driven after sitting for several days. The squeaking goes away after the car is driven a few miles and does not come back until it has sit again for several days. The rotors were turned when we bought it but the sque”

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Antilock system (ABS)

“In slick conditions the brakes pulse, the system won't let the driver pump the brakes, and the vehicle does not stop in a reasonable distance. We traded a 2007 Honda CR-V and never had this problem with that vehicle. The Honda dealer checked the brak”

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“ABS activated in non-slippery conditions and with almost each braking time. Started with ABS warning light on long trip; after this ABS pulsated every time brakes engaged. Took 7 visits to dealer to fix”

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

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

“Failed; replaced”

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Clutch assembly and belt froze”

Anonymous, LA (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“A/C works briefly and then blows warm air. Replaced compressor clutch, field coil, O-rings, and compressor relay”

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

“Had auto serviced at Curry Honda, Yorktown Heights, NY, before Three day trip to Florida. Had cabin filter changed. Few hours into trip fan began making serious noise. Unable to use fan for balance of trip. NOT SAFE. Arrived in Florida at reliable service garage and had to replace burned out fan motor. MOUSE nest - nuts, leaves, etc. in fan where the cabin filter had just supposedly been changed. There are not nasty enough words to explain how angry we were at Honda at that time. Have”

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I would turn on air conditioning and it would not seem to blow out much cold air”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“made a noise when fan was on high. had to replace the fan/blower”

Anonymous, CO (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“When the temperature reached -25'C, the blower fan would not operate in manual or automatic. It remained that way for 3 days until the temperature warmed up”

Doug S., SK (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“please refer to prior comments”

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Evaporator

“When turning left, there was a loud grinding noice from where the blower fan is. I took it in to Honda and they found water in the drain box under the vehicle”

Frederick V., NY (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

“Heater core clogged twice now. Had to flush it per honda bulletin”

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Heat doesn't work so well except on High. Dealer flushed system - slightly improved. Replacing heating core an option, but may result in bigger issues”

Anonymous, NC (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Heater core had to be flushed out (warranty item). Cold air blew on driver's side when using heater. Repaired. Told it's a known issue with the 2013 CR-Vs”

W N., TX (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Very little heat coming out under dash in very cold weather. Had service which was a flushing, but did not correct completely. There is a TSB on some of these vehicles”

James S., NY (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Poor heat, which got cooler on the left side vent. On really cold days, below 20 fahrenhiite, only warm air. Dealer kept for 3 days, was under warranty, and said they replaced the heater core”

Alan S., IN (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“In November or so the blower stopped blowing heated air; it was not heating the inside of the car”

Joseph M., KS (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Heater core problem resulted in lack of heat during the winter”

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

“Had to take it in 4 times because of refrigerant loss. First three were covered by warranty. Dealer claims the fourth time was unrelated to the previous problems”

Richard K., TX (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Evaporator under dash is the problem. Will be $900 to repair”

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“water all over pavement”

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

“It is anything BUT automatic. Set it for "67" and it may get cold, or if the car is cold and you set it for "72" it just gets hot. If it has a "thermostat", it doesn't work”

Ann M., MA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“auto cilmate control, stopped operating. Now runs at high fan speed / low fan speed and temp varies between cold and hot randomly”

Anonymous, FL (2013 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

Driveshaft or axle

“Driveshaft had to be replaced, under warranty”

Anonymous, NL (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“A wheel bearing went bad and it was fixed under warranty”

Robert R., IN (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Found oil leak from front axle, replaced under manufacturer warranty”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“bearing issue required replacement of drive / prop shaft”

Anonymous, NL (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Shaft controling rear tires was making a loud noise. Was replaced and covered under drive train warranty”

Anonymous, MA (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Wheel bearing went bad on front within 6 months of new purchase. Problem fixed free and loaner car extended”

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
4WD/AWD components

“Took dealer 3 years to fix yhe AWD, kept replacing different parts till a honda bulletin came out with a updated part in the rear differential. Unable to use AWD for the first 50k miles we had the car”

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The AWD light kept coming on indicating a problem. Apparently there is a known issue with this indicator, and something that triggers it -- requires a multi-stage fix that was covered by warranty, but required several trips back to the dealer”

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“AWD only works intermittently and when it wants. Does not come on consistently when driving on wet/icy/snowy roads”

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“rear differential housing has crack, was replaced”

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“AWD sensor failed in temperatures below -15 deg. Sensor was replaced twice”

Anonymous, MN (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“During below zero temperatures the AWD system failed, vehicle became a two wheel drive vehicle”

Anonymous, WI (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“AWD system would indicate is was disabled. Dealer indicated the problem was in the rear differential unit due to a fluid pressure issue. Replaced rear differential”

Anonymous, MD (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Differential

“AWD dash lite came on. Dealer replaced solenoid in rear differential, also included fresh lubricant & seal”

Anonymous, WI (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear differential failure that took a week to repair at a dealer. the service writer reported that there were three other CR-V's in the shop with the same problem at the same time”

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Persistent croaking noise from the rear differential. Was corrected by tech service bulletin. Problem with pump on AWD. Took over a year for service bulletin to be issued”

Anonymous, MO (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“grinding noise.Differential replaced at 25000 miles”

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transfer case

“when sitting on any kind of an incline if the cars rolls back even a half of foot when you transfer from park to drive there is a very loud clank. honda said it was because of front wheel drive and i said it was because of poor engineering. sounds ba”

Harvey P., CA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

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

What Owners Say

Headlights

“lights went out while driving”

Ray B., PA (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Have replaced both headlight bulbs multiple times since purchase. Dealer refused to troubleshoot headlight system for possible causes”

Tom B., IA (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Very substandard lighting. Does not meet my criteria for being able to see at night. Geometry of reflectors completely wrong. High beams unUSble, low beams not acceptable. Backup lights also to dim to see with”

Anonymous, WA (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Insufficient illumination from headlights when driving at night on unlit or poorly lit roads,”

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Poor visibility. Tried higher wattage bulbs, but they burnt out in a year. I also had to worry that charging system could handle the higher load”

Phil W., MA (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Headlight bulb not working. Replaced with new bulb and still not working. Had to go in for service”

Sherri B., OH (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Backup lights. Insufficient lighting for backing up”

Anonymous, WA (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“back upper red light was not working; had to order a new one & was replaced under warranty”

Margaret L., CA (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
12V power plug

“Stopped providing power to GPS.Blown fuse. Accordiing to Honda dealership, problem due to GPS malfunction even though GPS working perfectly with USB connector in car. Not covered by Honda plus guarantee plan. More: battery was defective (impossible”

Anonymous, QC (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

“The indicator light appears and my tire pressure is fine. And, this was 6 days after I had it in for normal maintainence”

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The monitor had to be adjusted along with the navigation system. It was a computer problem”

Patricia T., FL (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“the toms right comes on & miss not resolved”

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“TPM gives false readings”

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“presser monitor was broken; had to pay to replace it”

Margaret L., CA (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“When I had winter tires installed, the TPMS doesn't recognize these tires. The TPMS light will stay on until the tires are changed back to summer tires. This seems to be a money grab by Honda as you would think that car would be programmed for all ti”

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

“Stopped working”

Steven F., OH (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The windshield washer freezes if -35 fluid isn't used”

Phil W., MA (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 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

“While accelerating from about 20-35 MPH, the car shakes and rattles slightly. Honda said nothing was wrong but this is not normal, even for a 5-speed transmission”

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“When cold it paused when shifting from 2nd to 3rd”

Martin D., IN (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“30000 miles right after warranty ended the transmission started slipping took it to a family mechanic and to remedy the problem we change transmission fluid now we have to change transmission fluid every third oil change prevent this problem. This is the first major problem I had with any of my own products. It has made me rethink my confidence and being a Honda loyalist”

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission was slipping. Transmission was replaced under warranty”

Adrienne P., OH (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Shifting paused when shifting”

Martin D., IN (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“This occurs in situation where the car has slowed but not stopped. Upon acceleration, there is an obvious lurch caused by the transmission”

Anonymous, IN (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission computer

“Shuttering issue at 30 mph. Took several return trips to dealer to have them change transmission fluid and upgrade computer for transmission per service bulletin. Problem solved”

Ernest D., CT (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

“leaking drive axle seal”

Anonymous, TN (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Fluid sweating out around transmission”

Janet M., AB (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Took car in for oil change, and dealer discovered a leak in one of the transmission seals. No evidence I was aware of. Car is parked in garage, and no signs of leakage on the floor. Covered by warranty. Dealer is a "rainmaker". No longer go to th”

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

“At about 20 to 25 mph the car gave a little shiver or shake as it was accelerating . Honda fixed the problem with a new computer chip or something like that. No charge for that”

Richard E., WA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“AWD solenoid swapped with another vehicle because new part not available. Did not work. Had to order part and return to dealer for repair”

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

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

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

“Door will no open”

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Continuing rattle in left rear door after numerous warranty complaints”

David G., TX (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Latch froze up when it got cold. Was replaced on warranty but the new one failed shortly after. Works fine when it is not below freezing”

Anonymous, BC (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Hatch latch, won't open when cold - 40 degrees or below. Latch seems to be activated when pressed and sometimes takes several seconds to unlatch. rather than a purely mechanical latch. Have had to add and remove luggage bags through back doors. D”

R V., OR (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Difficult to open”

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“open indicator too senative”

Joe G., AZ (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Glass defects

“Window seals on one side window failed. Had window replaced”

Anonymous, TN (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Locks and latches

“Rear passenger door latch failed. Replaced under warranty”

Lee D., UT (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear hatch wouldn't unlock/open”

Anonymous, NS (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear hatch would not unlock when below 15 degrees. Took to dealer 3 times before it was fixed over 1.5 years”

Anonymous, KS (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Seat controls - movement

“The driver side seat "sinks" periodically. One must use the height adjustment lever to raise it again”

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Sunroof

“leaves apparently got into the drain for the sunroof and caused very significant water damage to the headliner and some corrosion with the operating system of the sunroof...due the leaves clogging the drain for the sunroof. Honda rep said not Honda'”

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda CR-V EX 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

“Engine harness was broken. Allegedly caused by a rodent”

Neil K., PA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine knock or ping

“Had the variable timing control actuator replaced. Car would sound like a diesel clattering for a second or two when engine and outside temperature was cold. Honda covered it under warranty even though mileage was over drivetrain warranty”

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Our accentuator valve was broken. This is a known problem with this year CRV. The car would make a terrible grinding sound upon start up in the cold. Very frustrating. Our dealership covered 1/2 of the cost of repair. We paid 600.00 for the fix. Not what you expect from a new Honda”

Theo R., MD (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to replace valve actuator. In cold weather engine would make a grinding sound when first started up. Car Max fixed at no cost. My friend has the same car and the new car dealer he bought it from would not repair saying Honda does not consider it a problem”

T P., IL (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Clanging noise during initial start-up after vehicle sits for more than six hours in cold weather, below 40 degrees. Diagnoses is the VTC actuator. Dealer replaced under warranty but did not fix problem. New diagnoses per dealer is that Honda does”

Anonymous, MO (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine grinding noise while starting in cold weather. Took to dealer and repaired under warranty. Still does it but not as frequent. Need to go back before warrant runs out”

Anonymous, MA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“In 2014, I had my car in for a noise in my car. They replaced the VTC Actuator in November of 2014. The noise since has returned. I wasn't sure what category to place this in, but after a little inquiry on line, it appeared it should select the”

Anonymous, MA (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

“Oil leaks after oil change. Dealer was not responsive to our concerns. Also the engine makes grinding noises when starting, especially after sitting for more than 24 hours. Also please change year for this Honda to 2014, I incorrectly selected 2013”

Robert S., PA (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Oil leak at timing chain cover”

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda CR-V EX 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

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

“No reserve capacity. Replaced with Interstate battery”

Howard C., WA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Over the past several years, the battery has been dead about four times. Five months ago the dealership said it needed a software update and that would fix the problem. The battery was dead twice after that, and I ended up buying a new one. I hope that solves the problem, because one could be stranded anywhere”

Anonymous, WA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Battery failed under warranty and was replaced. I was out of pocket for towing charge to dealer”

Paul P., NM (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“there was a problem with the computer program that controlled charging of the battery. Caused 2 batteries to go bad in 4 years. Dealer identified problem after second battery failed. Charged me for updated program but then absorbed cost of battery and tow because of battery failure”

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The battery was never 100% even though the car was new. The battery died about 4 months ago and had to be replaced (under warranty)”

Anonymous, RI (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“had to replace it, on a car that was 2.5 years old”

Anonymous, MA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Starter

“Noise when starting.cam actuator replaced under drive train warrenty”

Anonymous, MD (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Vns audinator had to be replaced”

Randall C., IL (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

“It would appear that the left front ball joint was either defective or wasn't properly installed in any event there was absolutely no hesitation by the dealership to replace the part no hassle and done”

Paul C., ON (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

“One front shock/strut started leaking oil. Replaced under warranty”

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“One leaking strut”

Anonymous, WV (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“The steering is dangerously sloppy. During and after turning, the wheels either keep turning while attempting to straighten out, or after turning the wheel back to normal position, it is still slightly turning. Honda said nothing was wrong, but you keep turning when trying to go straight”

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Twice in the past two months squirrels have eaten the cable to the power steering to the tune of over500 dollars. I was told a fellow had an air conditioner problem with a acorns inside. I believe this is a design problem”

Bonnie K., NC (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Front passenger wheel bearing failed. Was replaced under warranty”

Joe B., OK (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Initially the rear passenger sidewent bad. Replaced udder warranty. Then 2 weeks later the other side went. It should have been checked when the first one went. It cost me many hours of wait time and inconvenience”

Anonymous, IL (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Developed noise - diagnosed as front wheel bearing. It was replaced - noise gone”

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 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

“Valve train failure required warranty replacement of the cylinder head assembly and additional valve train adjustment”

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Cylinder heads were burned”

Ashutosh B., SC (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine rebuild or replacement

“two rocker arms replaced at around 26000 miles”

Gray T., CA (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Honda changed the entire top of the engine that contains the head system”

Ashutosh B., SC (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Timing belt or chain

“A tooth broke on the gear that engages the timing chain and engine ran but was noisy when put into gear at low speeds when cold. Had to replace the timing chain, guides, tensioner, actuator, etc”

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Timing belt diagnosed as "stretched" at 59000 miles. All recommended maintenance per maintenance minder performed by Honda dealer shop. Repair covered under warranty. No evidence of lubrication issue”

Howard C., WA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Timing belt became "stretched" and had to be replaced, but was covered under warranty”

Anonymous, MN (2013 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

“Front grill moulding fell off”

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“On the roof several small inserts fell out”

Debbie S., OK (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Paint chips flaking from front bumper”

Joe B., OK (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Routine bio substance (spit) on the door, would not come off, bonded to the paint somehow and when buffed, took off the paint”

David G., TX (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Black paint on doors was not properly painted in factory. Some areas turning white”

Anonymous, MD (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Interior trim by driver's window and rear passenger seat needed replacing because of warping”

Anonymous, KS (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

“The mechanic at Mr. Transmission said the main problem was slippage between first and second gears. The transmission was rapidly slipping back and forth; that's the shimmy I was feeling”

Brad R., AL (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

“I had a slight shimmy and I asked my mechanic about it. He told me that it was in the transmission and that I should go to Scott, our local Mr. Transmission dealer. Scott worked with my warranty, through USAA, and rebuilt the transmission. My mechanic told me that he had seen a lot of CR-Vs with this same problem”

Brad R., AL (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Automatic transmission slipping. Per dealer, total transmission failure. Installed rebuilt transmission. Car had 23000 miles at 37 months. Warranty repair but very disappointed. Honda would not extend warranty”

Adrienne P., OH (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rough shifting was getting worse. Dealer checked and found imminent failure. No signs at last maintenance”

Edward S., FL (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Radiator

“Radiator blew hole while driving. Needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

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

What Owners Say

Fuel cap

“Every time it would rain, I would get an error message stating check fuel cap. The dealer said it was due to me overfilling the tank. They finally put a new cap on - and I have intentionally overfilled no - problems. So some issue with the diaphragm”

Ivan K., TX (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

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