Honda's CR-V is affordable and functional. Rear-seat room and cargo space are also generous. Further, its compact dimensions and responsive handling make driving entertaining. Honda made several notable mid-cycle updates to its popular sport utility for 2015. The CR-V gained an updated front and rear appearance, along with new wheels and various trim bits.
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2013 Honda CR-V owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

"Funny noises when braking."

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

"We replaced the calipers because of the brake pad replacement problem"

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

"The calipers keep wearing out each year and I do not know why."

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

"Rear slide pins on left side froze up"

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

"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

"We were told when buying the vehicle that it would tell us when maintenance was needed but that wasn't the case in terms of brakes. Also, no brake problem was identified last time we went to the dealer to do an indicated oil change. Consequently the normal brake wear also included some more expensive brake replacement."

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

"the problem was found during a routine car inspection!!"

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

"put in new calipers and rotors my self 80.00"

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

"brakes were worn"

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

"Brakes, rotors and pads replaced"

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

"After 90k miles it was showing wear. I felt really lucky that I got such good mileage on the brakes. I've usually had to replace brakes much earlier on other vehicles I've owned but that may be related more to formerly living in the northern Midwest with lots of snow and salt on the roads in winter."

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

"The brakes needed a major overhaul due to routine wear."

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

"it was found at normal maintenance at the dealership. Dealership costs for repair seemed high so looked for another repair facility. haven't repaired it because covid 19 lockdown happened"

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

"I had front brakes serviced in the last year, but then had to have rear brakes rotors replaced"

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

"Needed new pads"

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

"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

"The parking brake was left on for about 3 weeks in inclement weather at times. It rusted to the brakes and I had a deuce of a time "braking" it lose. Then we discovered it affected other parts of the braking system. Would have been covered by the extended warranty, but it occurred at 108,000 miles."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 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 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

"Brakes did not release completely after application. Pads were renewed and calipers lubricated to prevent reoccurance."

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

"once the brakes failed without warning"

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

"Rear brake pads wore premature, one side at 80000, the other at 90000. Fronts are fine."

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

"We have had to replace brake pads almost every year"

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

"For the past couple of years every spring I have to have the rear brakes repaired because they are worn out to the amount of $1,000. I do and the dealer does not know why."

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

"the emergency brakes failed at 49200 miles had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda CR-V LX 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 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)
Pulsation or vibration

"Brakes pulse when applied over 60 mph. Not fixed yet suspect warped rotors. With only 26000 miles? Previous owner may have overheated them."

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

"Drive shaft had to be replace. at 55300 miles.Not covered under warranty because the problem occurred 3 month pass the warranty date"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda CR-V LX 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

"brake pad failure damaged the rotors without warning"

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

"Rotors wore down enough to be replaced. If I had been more aware I would have caught this problem as the pads were normally wearing."

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

"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)

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

"It had to be replaced at my expense. It only lasted about 5 years and then it looked like a heavy fog came over it."

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

"Every time it rains, the camera fills with water and is unusable."

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

"The camera would black out or the color would not work it would in black and white."

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

"Camera suddenly became fuzzy and unusable. Dealer told us they Honda knew of problem but would not reimburse us for $750 repair."

Anonymous, CO (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)

"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)

"Will not pair with iPhone for music or phone. Worked for heard and all of a sudden stopped working. See previous answer"

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

"Recent problem with charging iPhone; display said UBS not connected. Will have it checked when oil change necessary."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 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 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)

"The problem with the Bluetooth pairing started about 2016 or 2017 when I upgraded my phone to iPhone 7plus. I was able to connect my 7 plus phone 1 time to the Honda CRV and it was only for a small moment. It disconnected and was never able to reconnect again. However, no other phone has been able to connect either. The Bluetooth phone paring quit connecting all together. When you press the phone paring button, a phone appears with a dotting line on the display screen for a few seconds and then disappears. Nothing happens. If you press the phone button again the same thing happens. All the screens or menus that take you the setup process never appear. I have taken the car to multiple Honda dealers and the service reps at check in all do the same thing. The all try to connect the Bluetooth and fail. They all have their specialists at the dealership look at the Bluetooth pairing and they all come back with the same answer, that they didn't have time to fix the issue this service session or that the problem is probably with my phone. Perhaps, back then they did not know how to fix it or it is an unusual problem. Recently, I have googled this problem for 2013 Honda CRVs and a few sites have said it is the Bluetooth Module and to replace it can be difficult because it is in a tough spot. They say it is located under the dash behind the gear shifter. What makes me angry is the car was only 2 1/2 to 3 years old when this occurred and the Honda dealerships keep passing the buck or do not want to devote time in resolving the issue. The Bluetooth paring problem has never been resolved. If someone at CR or Honda can weigh in on the issue I would appreciate it. Is this a common problem? Every time you upgrade your phone you have to worry about possibly losing the Bluetooth in your car? However, as for the car itself it has been great. Other than the Bluetooth pairing problem and a battery with a bad cell issue in 2015, I have had no major or minor mechanical issues with my 2013 Honda CRV. I regularly maintain my vehicles at the dealerships."

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

"Will not pair via Bluetooth for music or phone. Dealer says entire until needs replaced at $1400 and still cannot guarantee it will fix."

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

"The phone fails to pair with the in car electronic system"

Anonymous, (2013 Honda CR-V LX 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 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

"Very poor reception"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Honda CR-V EX 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)

"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

"Left side button would not operate the radio and some display screen info.Started approx. 6 mos. ago, had a delay getting the part, Some kind of "cable" hook up."

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

"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)

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

"3 of the car's tires leak more than 4 pounds of air per week."

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

"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

"Front axel was leaking. Noticed small stain on garage floor. Fixed December 2019."

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

"Leaking wheel seals were found during routine maintenance, problem covered by extended warranty and resolved after replacement."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Honda CR-V LX 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)

"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

"The mechanical linkage controlling the reclining/folding rear seat began rattling a few years ago. The dealer, after a few different inspections, determined Honda had a fix for about $350. I have decided to live with the rattle, which ceases for a time after the rear seat is folded/unfolded, but resumes after several miles. It is not noticeable if the rear seat is occupied, or folded with luggage stored, and usually at highway speeds on a smooth surface. When I was younger I replaced cars for less."

Anonymous, CO (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 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

"It is a noisy ride"

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

"Wind noise on drivers side above 40 mph"

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

"On the highway the car is too noisy going over 40-50 miles"

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

"heavy wind and road noise at highway speed"

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

"Car is noisy when driving on highway"

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

"not a significant problem."

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

"I have a lot of wind noise from the driver side window."

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

"Noise level is loud enough to Somewhat compromise the enjoyment of riding In the vehicle"

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

"Started about 2 months after I bought the car, WIND Noise and road noise, most of the time you have to raise your voice to take to someone else in the car."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Honda CR-V LX 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)

"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

"Catastrophic and immediate failure which required replacing the entire system."

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

"A/C suddenly stopped working 1 month ago, in NOT Arizona heat, compressor parts flew into the whole system, and the whole A/C system had to be replaced."

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

"background noise was diagnosed as bad bearings, however this fix has not fully fixed the problem, we can still hear a slight buzz coming from what we presume is the compressor."

Anonymous, (2013 Honda CR-V Unsure 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)

"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

"Extreme condensation buildup in the car."

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

"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

"The car does not get heated until atleast 30 mins after starting the vehicle"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda CR-V EX 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 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

"Solenoid failed to engage AWD"

Anonymous, PA (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)

"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

"Occurs in the 25-35MPH range"

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

"This is related to the other problem "‿ it was the driveshaft "‿ but it took the dealer 3 visits to finally diagnose it. They original thought it was the rear differential fluid and replaced that."

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

"Vehicle vibrates/shakes between third and fourth gear"

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

"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

"We bought Hondas since 2002 and found it to be reliable except the 2013 CRV_EX FWD,it had driveshafts problem @ 90,000 miles, also timing casing and crankcase leaks, cost over $4,000 to repair; vehicle was faithfully maintained by Honda dealer, my nephew has an Honda Civic LX with 156,000 miles on it without any major problems.Very disappointed, will not purchase another Honda any time soon."

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

"A vibration began to be felt in the driveline. It was diagnosed as the hanger bearing on the driveshaft powering the rear axle. The driveshaft and hanger bearing is only sold as a complete assembly. After market driveline repair shops cannot get the parts to repair it requiring the replacement of the entire driveshaft "‿ a Honda expensive part ($3000.00). This problem is known to be chronic on 2013s but Honda will not acknowledge it. I selected a high quality aftermarket part and had it installed. This was a cheaper route"‿total cost about $2300 including labour. Car is now much quieter."

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

"front right driveshaft shimmy at about 25-30 mph. dealership refused to fix, "reprogrammed" instead. rear axle seal failed. replaced cv joints on left side of vehicle."

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

"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)

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

"this was the 2nd time I had trouble, shifting from 2nd to 3rd greer the 2nd time I only had the oil replaced. it finally stopped slipping"

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

"There's a shudder/vibration when the transmission shifts between 20-30mph. There is a service bulletin for it, but I haven't had a chance to get it serviced yet during the pandemic"

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

"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

"at low speed, the automatic gear selection caused the transmission to 'stutter'. A charge of $650. by the dealer and change of fluid seems to have resolved the issue for several months now."

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