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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Road Test Results

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

Owner Reports

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

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

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

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

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

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

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"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)

"Lens appeared to be dislodged rendering the camera picture to blurry to be useful."

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

"We bought the car used and didn't notice if the backup camera was working. Shortly after using the car, we noticed the backup camera was so out of focus it was not usable. The dealer did not offer to replace it for us. I bought a replacement camera and was able to install it myself using a YouTube video as a guide. The camera works fine now."

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

"The camera view is blurry and not useable. I have cleaned the outside but there appears to be condensation inside."

Ivan H., NY (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Camera worked only intermittently. Honda replaced it. My extended warranty covered the cost."

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

"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)

"Water leaked into lense just at end of 3rd year."

George S., MA (2013 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen difficult to see

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

Anonymous, LA (2013 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"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)

"This vehicle has the absolute worst GPS system I have ever seen in any vehicle ( and I have see a lot of them ) Will not follow the route settings ( example- avoid freeways ), takes forever to recalculate- and sometimes just refuses to do so AND Honda wants $140.00 to update. I get better results from my iphone."

Anonymous, SC (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

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

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

"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)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"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 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)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"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)

"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 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)

"The angle of the display on the GPS system make it difficult to use in most daytime driving conditions."

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

"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 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)

"It seems that Bluetooth connectivity is outdated with my iPhone 7"

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

"the phone pairs but makes screeching noises when in use"

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

"Will not connect to phone via Bluetooth. Dealer says entire unit needs to be replaced but that may not fix the problem. It’s an expensive solution with no guarantee to fix."

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

"It just doesn't pair correctly. We have not made time to get repaired at dealer because the problem is minimal"

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

"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 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)

"When I got a new phone, it would not pair with the new phone. I can't get it to pair with any smartphone over Bluetooth now."

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

"Started dropping calls, then would not display text messages , then quit pairing altogether"

Art P., ON (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The bluetooth in the car randomly disconnects and reconnects itself. It happens so often that I can't use the handsfree capability. Instead I have to turn off the bluetooth on the phone and use the phones speakers instead of going through the car. It seemed to resolve itself at one time, but now is worse than ever. It is constantly dropping the connection."

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

"Will not pair with any telephone. The Honda store reset it and did some other things and could not fix it. They said I could spend $1600 to replace the entire unit with NO PROMISE it would be fixed. No way."

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

"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)

"Radio will not operate from time to time. No pattern to it"

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

"failure of radio to turn on in cold weather traced to defective pin in wiring harness. Took HONDA three tries to locate the problem."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Honda CR-V 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

"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)

"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)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

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)
Calipers

"The caliper on one side freezes and wears my rotor"

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

"One of the rear brake calipers got stuck on ruining the rotor and caliper."

Christopher D., FL (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"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)
Normal routine brake wear

"Needed new front disc brake pads. Replaced alternator"

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

"Pads, rotors and calipers had to be replaced due to pad wear"

D B., WA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Noisy and metal on metal wear"

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

"My wife thought the brakes sounded like they were rubbing.The dealership found within normal, but scuffed the pads to reduce any noise."

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

"repair required somewhat sooner than I expected"

William S., WI (2013 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"brakes making grinding noise and I didn't notice that the info reading was telling me that maintenance was due."

Randy K., ON (2013 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake pads and rotors wear quickly. A major brake job every 40,000 miles seems excessive."

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

"Brakes began to squeak at around 97000 miles. Took it into the dealer for new brakes."

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

"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 parking brake cable froze on me as I was driving 45 mph"

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

"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 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)

"Replaced rotors calipers pads at 50000"

Charles H., MN (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes are not long lasting. At 25-30k miles, brakes needed replacement."

Peter J., IL (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear breaks worn out pretty quick and scared the rotors and had both replaced"

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

"Every year for the past three one of the vehicles brakes has prematurely worn, causing it to need to be replaced. The others have 'normal' wear time and use."

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

"unusual wear on front"

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

"The brake pads fail quickly, without warning."

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

"Brake repairs three times in 24 months due to corrosion/ rusting. Twice at Honda dealerships, third and most recent at independent garage who told me that this type of maintenance should not be required more than once every 24 months."

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

"The short answer is basically the dealer lied. The car had 31000 miles on it when we decided to buy it and when we took it to our mechanic, it had 40% on the read brakes. The car fax read no problems but the car has obviously been abused but not in areas that are easily discernible. It was a good coverup job on the dealers part but we are going to have to spend some money to get the car right. It also has oil leaks which should not be there on a car with 31000 miles. Needless to say, the dealer has lost our business for any future cars."

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

"This is all one issue. Rear brakes started making a terrible metal on metal noise. Brought the car into Honda for repair and found out one of the rear calipers/brakes was stuck on and ruined the rotor and caliper, plus also replaced brake pad and rotor on other back side. Total cost was $900"

Christopher D., FL (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"At 49,000 the left rear brake pads wore out completely. To me this is rare and should not occur as rear disk brakes carry less wear or should and one side was completely worn out."

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

"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)

"I have never had to replace rotors at 50000 on any other car."

Charles H., MN (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replacement front brake rotors; unsure if this was excessive."

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

"Rotors have been awful on this car. Replaced rotors two times since I had. Even take it into dealership and other repair shops to have brakes checked and a couple months later need new rotors and brakes. I think Honda has a design issue with their rotors. Also had similar problems on other prior Honda’s."

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

"failure after 58 k"

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

"Rotors seem to warp too easily."

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

"don,t think rotors should need replacing at this milage"

Ronald M., PA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"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 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)

"Grinding, needed to replace"

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

"rear brake grinding"

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

"Still not fixed. At high speeds (50mph +) when the brake is applied it squeals/ squeaks/shudders excessively."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 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

"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)

"radiator leak"

George S., MI (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"After sitting outside in a very heavy extended downpour, the headliner and driver's seat were soaking wet because of a sunroof leak. There were headliner stains indicating that this leak must have happened for the previous owner."

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

"air leaks around doors"

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

"Leak developed around roof rack and started entering vehicle from rear window"

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

"Coolant keeps disappearing from the overflow reservoir, however there is no evident leakage on the ground or in the engine compartment. I suspect that a gasket is partially blown that allows leakage into the engine. If that gasket is blown, then it could be due to oil overfill by the Honda dealership. I've had to speak with them several times about overfill."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"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)

"Sunroof seal failed and water will leak through the roof"

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

"The weather stripping around the inside of the doors keep coming loose"

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

"Noise from doors/windows"

Anonymous, KY (2013 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"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 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 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 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle may be related to catalytic converter heat shield. Attempting to diagnose and repair"

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

"rear hatchback door rattles when going over small bumps."

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

"noises from the tailgate, required a replacement of the gas struts"

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

"I understand SC does not have the best roads, but it appears excess rattling -almost as if shocks were defective since purchase ride is rough"

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

"Significant rattle coming from the engine when the A/C compressor is switched on. Rattle stops when A/C is off. No effect on A/C operation."

Ron G., CA (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Hatchback door rattles when going over any small bump. I had to install weatherstripping around the bottom of door to keep it from happening."

Dave J., WA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"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)

"Road noise and wind noise is significant"

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

"it is extremely noisey.'"

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

"The foam padding on the driver door is loose and doesn't seal. I am getting moisture in it and can hear the wind more than I should"

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

"excessive noise even if window is closed - we have owned 5 previous hondas all accord EX L - CR-V owned now is not top of line"

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

"Wind noise is terrible making the hands free phone system hard for those you call to hear you."

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda CR-V 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

"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)

"Air doesn't get cold"

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

"A/C compressor clutch failed and required replacement."

Ron S., HI (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC quit working. Had it repaired by a local garage. Everything is fine."

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

"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)

"The compressor is extremely loud and minimally efficient. This began about a year after the purchase and I have lived with it."

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

"The charge was over $870.00."

Edison D., AL (2013 Honda CR-V LX 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)

"Several hoses had a leak; the dealer said it appeared they had been chewed by a rat. However, it took a week for the dealer to get the hoses needed to repair it."

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

"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)

"Rodents got in and made nest which caused fan/motor to malfunction"

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

"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)

"Motor bearing failed, dealer replaced under warranty."

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

"Rodent nest in fan had to be removed"

Richard S., MA (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 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 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)

"The inside heater coil was malfunctioning-no heat on passenger side of auto"

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

"cold air on the drivers side while the heat is on."

Merrianne B., WA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Dec 5, 2015 TSB 14-063 Heater core flush Oct 24, 2018 TSB 14-063 Heater core flush"

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

"No heat coming from driver side vents. Turned out to be clogged and fixed with CLR which, by the way, they made me pay for."

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

"The heater core leaked, and the entire heater system had to be replaced."

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

"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)

"I noticed cool air was coming from the drivers side heating vent. All other vents (middle, passenger side) were working perfectly."

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

"Heater core clogged to prevent water flow. Repaired per technical bulletin"

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

"Little heat in winter. Took to dealer. Said heater core was clogged. Flushed it out. Problem fixed"

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

"CRV years 2012 to 2015 have a problem with the Drivers side heater Core not working. A manufacturing problem KNOWN to Honda Corp.. They so far refuse to repair these cars under warranty or after warranty finally expires. It is caused by debris from the Engine Block Core not removed and then plugging the Heater Core, This causes the Defrosting of the Drivers side windshield to be very minimal at best set on MAX heat and NO HEAT on the Drivers side."

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

"water all over pavement"

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

"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 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)

Drive System

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

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"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 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)

"Worn drive shaft carrier bearing - had to replace whole part and it was very expensive"

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

"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)
CV joint

"There was a small leak. The repair cost $200."

Kathy F., AZ (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Differential

"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)

"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)
Driveline vibration

"vibration at low speeds"

George S., MI (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I felt the vibration for quite a while and mentioned it to the service department. Unfortunately, I called it a rough idle since that is when I noticed it the most."

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

"That was related to drive shaft."

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

"Vibrations in front end. And at low speeds it will vibrate for a few seconds. If I start off at a fast speed it doesn’t vibrate"

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

"RIGHT REAR PROPELLER SHAFT AND REAR DIFF MOUNTS NEEDED REPLACING. THAT WAS DONE AND VIBRATION WENT AWAY. SMOOTH AS SILK NOW. WAS TOLD THERE WAS A BULLETIN OUT ON THAT. NO CHARGE. COVERED UNDER WARRANTY AND BULLETIN."

Anonymous, OK (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Driveshaft or axle

"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)

"Started with a vibration and then the drive shaft had to be replaced. The driveshaft in an AWD CRV is one piece."

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

"I purchased new tires from the dealer. After balancing there was vibration. I brought the car back dealer rebalanced, vibration still persisted. Dealer kept the car overnight and determined that there was a problem with the drive shaft that controlled AWD. Dealer said that when the disconnected drive shaft the problem went away. A new drive shaft was installed which fixed the problem. Now the other issue is that the drive shaft part cost $2600, plus labor, tax, brought total to just under $3000. When I purchase the car I purchased extended dealer warranty. I purchase it because with all the electronics who knows. But this repair was covered under the warranty. I have to add that I like the Honda CR-V, and would consider buying a new one when the extended warranty period expires end of 2020. If the under reported issued regarding the 4 cylinder turbo engine is fixed. Or maybe since I own the car I will just keep it."

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

"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 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 noise."

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

"The alternator failed. My long extended warranty covered it."

Anonymous, NB (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Stability control (ESC)

"The ESC light came on and would stay on for days. It took the dealer four days to fix the sensor in the ECS system, but it was covered under warranty."

Anonymous, UT (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Traction control

"Twice car accelerated into garage door on moderate ice with brakes not working at all."

George S., MA (2013 Honda CR-V 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

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 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"L/R power door lock inop"

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

"Various gauges and back up camera malfunctioned. They repalced"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Cruise control

"Intermittently wouldn’t work. Stopping and re-starting engine seemed to “fix” the problem. Traded carin before complete failure."

Charles J., WA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"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 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"some issues with the front left signal light. It needed replacement 3 times in 12 months"

Matthew C., CA (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Wiring harness on the driver side was burned up and shorted. Needed to replace the harness."

Keith F., CA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The third brake light went out and it is very expensive to fix."

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

"Upper stop light LED stopped working."

Barry L., NJ (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"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 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)

"Repeated short lifespan for headlight bulbs, both sides"

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

"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)

"We purchased the vehicle brand new and immediately noticed problems with the headlights, they did a very poor job of illuminating the road at night. Both the low and high beams performance were problematical. Additionally , when the high beams were activated the low beams were turned off. When I went back to the dealership I was told that that's the way they are. I went to the Internet and researched the problem and found some recommended headlight bulbs that were said to improve the situation. I purchased the bulbs and did experience some improvement but we have limited our night time driving on dimly lit roads."

Jerome K., TX (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Adjusting headlights would go low in low light andcause dangerous lack of vision. System randomly switches between day and night light intensity"

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

"TPM gives false readings"

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

"presser monitor was broken; had to pay to replace it"

Margaret L., CA (2013 Honda CR-V 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)

"TPM light on dashboard continually illuminates after change over of seasonal tires. Nothing wrong with tire pressure. Annoying."

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

"The variable wipe speed selector is supposed to allow 0 to about 10 seconds of wiper sweep delay. The control fails in that I can't vary the speed quite often. Other times it works normally. Therefore I have an intermittent problem."

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

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"Gear shift cable rusted and broke. Car had to be towed to dealer"

William S., MI (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rough shifting

"Software Update under warranty took care of shifting problem"

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

"Transmission would shudder often when shifting either up or down between 2 and 3 gears"

Peter J., IL (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"lugging when shifting into third gear when cold"

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

"Car shuttered between 2nd and 3rd gear. The car has a service bulletin on this issue. We had to have the transmission flushed, along with a computer update. The dealer should NOT charge for this."

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

"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)

"The ride was noticeably rough when it shifted at slow speeds"

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

"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)

"sometimes when I put the car in reverse, it doesn't register and I have to retry"

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

"if you hit the gas pedal hard , you feel a little slippage, if you lighten up on pedal it stops."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda CR-V 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)

"transmission was slipping. It was a software problem thatwas corrected"

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

"shift points had to be updated with software"

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

"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)

"computer update needed to be installed at time of a service call. No recall, but service tech updated computer program and CRV ran fine after update to programs"

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

"Computer was reprogrammed per tech bulliten to correct the shifting timing. I"

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

"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)

"The axle boot"

John O., MN (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"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)

"During routine service and inspection, tech discovered leak. My complaint regarded jerky movement when making left turn and accelerating. He repaired and added transmission fluid. All was covered by warranty."

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

"When in for routine work -- when I went to pick up vehicle - told about the leak and my option. I am the only driver of this vehicle ... Driven Honda(3 other) since 1985 and never touched a transmission. Will not purchase another Honda"

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

"Transmission seal leaking"

Robert N., PA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"The transmission was not shifting properly."

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

"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)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"TENSIONER MAKING NOISE DEALER SAYS IT NEEDS TO BE REPLACED, BUT HE WASNT SURE IF IT WAS A WARRANTY ITEM"

Jeffrey A., NY (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"idler pulley bearing was worn"

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

"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

"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)

"Defective VTC actuator in engine makes sound like a grinding of gears upon cold startup. This is a known problem many Honda owners are experiencing. Honda will not repair if outside of 36,000 mile factory warranty. Should be a recall item. Costs over $1,000 to repair and the problem will return after another 100,000 miles."

Jack B., AZ (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"my car has a one second grinding sound that happens when the car is cold and the engine oil has fully drained from the heads. This issue is scaring me and I am worried it will get worse."

David Z., IL (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Honda has problem with variable valve component, which has been replaced twice on this CRV, at a cost of about $90 each time. Honda knows of no fix for this problem, except parts replacement with like component that will eventually fail again."

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

"Knocking sound on cold weather start up. Disappears after about 10 seconds."

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

"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)

"I didn't see this problem, but the 'grinding' noise on start up was caused by the VTC Actuator. It was replaced at 24,000 miles, and has been good since."

S L., WI (2013 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Cold engine startup grinding"

Tobias S., PA (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"As I found out after about 6 months, this model (and several others) has a problem with the VTC Actuator. It makes a grinding type of noise at start up. Honda knows of this problem but claims it won't hurt the engine and will do nothing to fix it"

Gerald S., VA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The engine stalls and vibrates when accelerating. Seems to be worse in economy mode."

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

"the car can shutter when I accelerate and removing my foot from the accelerator will calm down the car."

David Z., IL (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"I purchased the car used in 2017. My local mechanic found oil leaks. The Honda dealer fixed them under warranty. The local mechanic found more leaks and Honda refused to fix them under warranty so I had the local mechanic repair them. The car is fine now."

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

"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 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil leak at timing chain cover"

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

"Oil leaking from oil pump area and antifreeze leaking from the ATF clamps due to poor crimping."

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

"ON YEARLY INSPECTION,MECHANIC NOTICED OIL FROM HEAD GASKET. MY HONDA IS COVERED UNDER WARRANTY AND DEALER REPAIRED TO MY SATISFACTION AT NO CHARGE."

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

"The car has oil leaks which are not serious -as in spotting on our garage floor- but the car should not have oil leaks at all so we will probably have to replace the seals. I should have had them put the car on a rack so I could look under it but with 31000 miles and a good carfax report --- which I am wondering about--- I thought the car would be OK . They (the dealer) told me a lady owned the car previously and just wanted a new one--- there was nothing wrong with the car according to them."

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

"Mechanic where I live found a couple of leaks. Leaking from rear of valve cover gasket and from timing chain cover. Repaired by Honda under warranty. Mechanic found another oil leak from the coolant passage/oil separator housing area."

Anonymous, MT (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

"Cylinder heads were burned"

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

"Rattle at start up. Caused by the VTC (variable timing control) valve."

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

"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)

"This is my second Honda CR-V. I didn't want to buy another but followed CR's advice that they had improved and thought my other car was simply a 'lemon'. NOT SO! Same issues. Both burned oil. The first car actually blew the engine and this one I caught and I needed to replace the valves and cylinder. NEVER AGAIN!!!"

Cindy M., MN (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"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)

"Valve failure in cylinder three required engine rebuild. Our marvelous mechanic was able to do it in his shop as the head was not warped. The rest of the engine (at 96000 miles) was pristine. His comment was “this NEVER happens to a Honda”"

Betsy B., NM (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"two rocker arms replaced at around 26000 miles"

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

"Note this occured on a low miles CR-V, 68,000 miles. It has always been serviced on time, the last few services at the dealership where it lies disemboweled, waiting for a new engine. Honda dealer describes: Valve Spring failure caused valve to drop in to piston, where it punctured the piston and destroyed the engine. They are claiming we need a whole new small block engine. $700 to diagnose. $10,000 for new engine and installation. Honda America offer parts at wholesale cost taking engine to $8,000. they are offering to pay for half of that. So our out of pocket is $4,000 to repair, which we don't have. we still owe $2000 on the car. While we are ok with how the dealership has handled the problem, we feel Honda America is clearly dodging responsibility for a clearly defective engine. Any help would be appreciated."

Jeff B., CA (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"At start up on a cold morning, the engine made a terrible metal on metal sound."

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

"well maintained engine failed at 35,000 miles"

F T., CO (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Timing belt or chain

"Loud Clacker noise on cold start"

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

"The variable timing actuator failed as in most 2013 Honda CRVs and caused the timing chain and tensioner to need replacement as well"

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

"It sounds like I have the variable valve timing control actuator malfunction that has plagued 13-14 CRV's. I have not taken it in yet for diagnosis and repair, but it is getting worse and now does it even on warm days."

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

"Check engine light came on as I was taking the CR-V to the dealer for an oil change."

Raymond J., IL (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"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)

"At 105000 miles timing chain failed and needed expensive repair. Traded car in for 2018 HR-V."

Charles J., WA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Timing chain was stretced though I follow all the maintenance requirements and eve get my oil changed at the dealership."

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

"Variable Valve Timing Actuator went bad at 87,000 miles, this was a $1,000 dollar repair, and according to the dealer is a frequent problem (yet nothing in CR reporting on this). This manifests itself as a loud mechanical sound when starting the engine - it goes away after a few seconds. It gets worse over time, and can damage the timing chain, and in a worst case scenario lead to major engine damage."

Daniel-Irene S., VA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Turbo or supercharger

"When went to start engine, heard noise. Saw points on You Tube. Dealer repaired"

Anonymous, IL (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

"Continuing rattle in left rear door after numerous warranty complaints"

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

"Door would not open. Broken latch motor"

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

"Door will no open"

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

"The right rear door lock-unlock actuator failed completely. It was not covered by the warranty and I had to have it replaced at my expense."

Anonymous, CA (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)

"As before it was the latch on the hatch that wouldn't work."

Mike M., BC (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)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"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)

"The tailgate locks and won't open. When it happens some of the doors lock and won't open"

Carolyn J., FL (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)

"Bottom panel on hatch had to be adjusted due to edge rubbing on adjacent paint around hatch opening. Gasket along bottom edge of hatch became detached and had to be reinstalled."

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

"Tailgate will not open from the outside handle in cold weather (50 degrees or below). Handle is temp/pressure release, not mechanical 'pull to release.' Honda issued Service Bulletin #16-063 on January 25, 2018."

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

"Couldn't open hatch when it was cold outside."

Mike M., BC (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

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

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Tires were worn and had to be replaced possibly due to motor mount issues"

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

"had to replace parts in order to perform alignment. Cost was about $800"

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

"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)

"Needed replacement too early around 70000 miles"

Anonymous, TN (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)

"Bad rear shocks were major contributor to uneven tire wear and vibration . Vibration required numerous visits to repair shop for diagnosis and finally two visits to Honda dealer while traveling to have extended warranty repairs made."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"Rear springs weakened making alignment expensive. Needed aftermarket adjuster"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Honda CR-V LX 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)
Steering wheel vibration

"Motor mount and two lower control arms had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"According to dealer uneven tire wear and vibration were directly related to bad shocks."

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

"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)

"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 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

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

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Alt failed, bale to limp to dealer, out of warantee"

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

"Original HONDA alternator failed to recharge the battery. Not covered under warranty. Replaced by Local mechanic. $ 400.00"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"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)

"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 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)

"Honda uses a dual mode charging system on this model year that does NOT keep the battery charged. Two batteries failed in four years. I consider this a major design failure and would NOT buy any car with this feature. Full 14.3V charge voltage is only applied when load current is above a certain threshold. Our driving habits do NOT exceed this threshold in most circumstances. Hence, only float voltage of around 12.9V is appled. Consumer Reports should investigate this issue and perhaps issue a Not Recommended rating."

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

"battery died twice in fourth year of operation. Dealer replaced first time under warranty. I replaced it the second time with an Interstate battery NOT a Honda battery. I had problems with the battery on our previous Honda."

Thomas H., NY (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)

"Car actuator made a loud grinding sound upon starting. Honda knew of problem but did not offer relief without being pushed. Replaced free of charge and now one year later same part needs replaced. Has not impacted use of car."

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

"Kauai had a major flood in April 2018 (49 of rain in 24 hours) and I drove that day. Trim around wheels was damages and loosened."

Ron S., HI (2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"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)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"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)

"trim molding around door just deteriorated"

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

"trim around front passenger door loose and trim around rear passenger window loose."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"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)

"Paint chips flaking from front bumper"

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

"rocks and road debris chips paint on hood easily"

Janice P., LA (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Within a month of purchase, I noticed rust on the wheels. Was told that was 'normal', though no other vehicle I've had has had this problem. As one would expect, he has only gotten worse. It does not disable the car but I expect to need to replace the wheels at some point."

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

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"TSB 17-040 Replace torque conv. & diff fluid TSB 15-086 Trans flush and comp. upgrade"

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

"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)

"replaced because of defect"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"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)

"Transmission began seriously leaking oil. Full transmission replacement under warranty at @60000"

Lois V., MO (2013 Honda CR-V 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"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)

"With only 70000 miles transmission leak & was told needed to have transmission replaced. I have driven Honda since 1985 -- drove Honda Accord 1995 & never touched transmission."

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

Fuel System

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

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"My CRV is made in the UK and is an EU standards diesel vehicle. The emissions filter clogged with diesel particulate 3 times between 30,000 and 39,000 km's causing poor acceleration and engine light failure dashboard signals. Honda technicians in Italy uploaded emissions control software twice and burned the particulate out at 2000 plus rpm's for minimum 25 minutes. They also advised purchasing fuel only from reputable gas stations."

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Very unreliable. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't"

Anonymous, OR (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)
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