Honda has redesigned its segment's best seller CR-V, and the result is better fuel economy, improved safety, sharper handling, and an upgraded interior. The CR-V is small enough to navigate through tight parking lots, yet roomy enough inside to comfortably fit five adults.
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There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

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, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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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 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 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 2017 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 safety sensors warning lights spontaneously come on warning that they are disabled. It has happened twice and each time I have to take it to the dealer to have the computer re-booted. It does not affect the driving capability. This has happened within 2 weeks of obtaining the car"

Emil K., FL (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Tire pressure sensors needed to ge calibrated twice. Radar sensing which includes adaptive cruise control shut off during a misting rain and then mysteriously came back on, all while on a long trip on a highway"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"All sensors quit wirking"

Anonymous, DE (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"needs to be taken in for service.. I'm sure they will fix the problem.. the camera sometimes comes on in park, N & drive"

Bob L., NY (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"needs to be taken in for service.. I'm sure they will fix the problem.. display freezes or goes Blank for a minute, then get a DAL error"

Bob L., NY (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"On rare occasions, the screen freezes. Once the car is restarted, the problem goes away. Had this evaluated by dealer and was informed to return if it happens again"

Carsten P., PA (2017 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"CarPlay suddenly disconnects when driving. Pandora auto plays when it shouldn't. HD Radio missing"

Michael V., TX (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"What a joke - Honda should be ashamed putting such a system in a vehicle. I have given up trying to program either manually or by voice. Do not buy with this option"

Edwin H., TX (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The volume on the navigation system can be very hard to control. At times in the middle of driving it can go very soft. I need to stop the car and go into the "system" control to get to the control for the navigation system. It is not controlled by the volume know and this is very frustrating"

Wilma E., CT (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Android Auto often fails to connect with phone"

Anonymous, CO (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"As usual, the dealer blames the cell phone, the cell phone company blames the car. i FINALLY managed to get the phone to pair after two weeks of trying. Also, the safety features, IE: lane departure, front end collision, blind spot monitor, cease working if I get snow OR RAIN on the sensor. Really cheezy design.Snow I can understand, but rain???"

Seamus M., NH (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"There was a considerable learning curve getting two smartphones to reliably use both Bluetooth and the Android Auto app. However we finally seem to have reached a point where it is useful, especially Android Auto"

Douglas D., NM (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"it does not stay connected-it intermittently disconnects"

Jay S., CA (2017 Honda CR-V LX)

"At times for some reason, the phone is just not paired. Works mostly but sometimes Pandora is not available with a message "no device is attached" when in fact it is attached"

Wilma E., CT (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Voice control commands

"Pairing phone is difficult making the feature practically useless. car will lose pairing in the middle of a call and call returns to phone. It takes multiple attempts to pair the phone and documentation and help from 800 line does not make this easier. My 2014 Honda handled this much better. Passenger cannot pair their phone if the car is moving, Time to pair a phone is way too long"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Must use very specific commands to use - even then, it doesn't recognize my voice. Ford Escape system is much better"

Edwin H., TX (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"When I closed my driver side window and drove for a short distance the window would make a cracking noise while driving. The dealer replaced the weather stripping around the window but the replaced weather stripping is still puckered in an area"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Squeaks or rattles

"A vibration/rattle somewhere on the driver's side"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Front suspension right side anti-sway bar end link came loose because it was not torqued properly during new vehicle assembly. This is a potential safety hazard because the vehicle wants to "tip over" when the anti-sway bar link comes loose"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Right rear anti-sway bar link came loose on right side because the bolt securing the link was under-torqued at the Honda assembly plant. This is a potential safety hazard because the 2017 CR-V wants to "tip-over" more easily because the rear anti-sway bar is not secured to the vehicle"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Three weeks ago discovered a rattling noise in the dash when the car moved under 5mph or when idling"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"When I closed my driver side window and drove a short distance, the window would make a cracking noise. It also would squeek when opening and closing the window"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Had an electronic scratchy sound in R front speaker when audio was OFF. it took dealership about 4 weeks to find and fix"

Anonymous, NV (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"I assume it is wind noise. At higher speeds it increases. It may be the tires"

Anonymous, MD (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 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

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Fog lights wouldn't work, fuses missing"

Michael A., CA (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"WON'T ALWAYS OPEN OR CLOSE DOORS"

Bob S., NY (2017 Honda CR-V Touring)
Remote engine starter

"The hood latch sensor was balky. When the car failed to detect the hood being closed the remote start would not work. Due to the intermittent nature of the problem it was hard for the dealer to diagnose. It was eventually fixed"

Mark S., OH (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"WON'T ALWAYS START CAR"

Bob S., NY (2017 Honda CR-V Touring)

"Tells me tire pressure is low, but in fact all 4 tires were actually higher than the recommended pressure shown on the tires or plate on the door"

Anonymous, AB (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Warning lights

"All senders quit working"

Anonymous, DE (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

"The A/C does not work and has not been fixed yet. Waiting for and appointment"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Honda CR-V 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Automatic climate control

"A/C does not work correctly on Auto setting. Heat is OK"

Anonymous, OK (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"A/C wouldn't work, fuses were missing"

Michael A., CA (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Heated air always comes from driver's side vents regardless of where the controls are set"

Michael K., MI (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Heater system

"A faulty motor in the system was determined to be the problem. a replacement is on order"

Michael K., MI (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"A PIECE FELL OFF"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Driver seat foam piece was defective. Replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The. Trim inside the door latch on the inside falls out on occasion"

Joyce C., AZ (2017 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

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"dead battery after being parked for 2 weeks. All electronic and computer systems failed because of this. Dealer servicing knew nothing about the problem but found it on line. Honda Corp had sent out tech sheet to dealerships in March about a software glitch with no remedy nor date for remedy. The electronics are running after the car is turned off and if the car is not driven, the battery dies quickly. Need to file complaint under LEMON LAW"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Battery died on three occasions Also car runs cold, at 20*F car will never warm up unless driven. Even after 20 mile trip car will cool down when stopped at idle. So much that the heater will blow cool air. Honda state car working as intended"

Shawn L., NY (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Parking brake

"Froze in place. Would not allow car to be started. Attempts drained battery. Had to call AAA. Jump started car. No explanation nor any problems since"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"electric emergency brake drains the battery"

Lou S., CO (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

Electrical failure

"The A/C system did not function on delivery. The problem was fixed when I returned to the dealer. Apparently the problem was for some reason a fuse was missing"

Douglas D., NM (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Minor

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

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.

Transmission Minor

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

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.

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.

Engine Cooling

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

Exhaust

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

Engine Major

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

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This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
Recalls
PROVIDED BY
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Sep 27 2018
The unintended steering input reduces vehicle maneuverability and increases the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Honda Civic and CR-V vehicles. The magnet that controls the torque sensor output signal for the electronic power steering system may not be properly secured, allowing the magnet to become dislodged. During a full lock turn, the dislodged magnet may cause steering assist to be applied in the opposite direction.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gearbox assembly, free of charge. The recall began November 9, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are C2N, P2O.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V663000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 54
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Jul 13 2017
If the pipe disconnects, the engine will stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, the disconnected pipe may leak fuel, which, in the presence of an ignition source, can increase the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017 Honda CR-V 2WD and AWD vehicles. The affected vehicles have a fuel supply pipe that may have been improperly manufactured, possibly resulting in the pipe disconnecting and leaking while driving.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel supply pipe, free of charge. The recall began August 31, 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is KH1.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V442000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 32233
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Apr 18 2017
If the label information can be wiped away, the operator may not be able to refer to the information, possibly resulting in the vehicle being overloaded, which can increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017 CR-V and Acura RDX vehicles. The Certification Labels on the affected vehicles were printed with ink that may be inadvertently wiped away with an alcohol solvent. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."
What should you do:
Honda and Acura will notify owners, and dealers will replace the Certification Label, free of charge. The recall began June 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are KF3 (CR-V)and KF4 (RDX).
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V256000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1425
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