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.
Alerts
There are 4 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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POTENTIAL TROUBLE SPOTS
Engine Major
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Engine Cooling
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Electric System
Climate 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 2019 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

Display screen freezes up

"navigation screen goes blank"

Anonymous, PA (2019 Honda CR-V Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"Periodically screen goes blank or skips around with miscellaneous information."

Richard J., CA (2019 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The screen suddenly displays commands that I have not selected. If the brightness indicator comes on, it goes to the lowest setting and the screen goes blank. The system will drop the GPS settings if I am using it on a trip: this obviously a system glitch that will need to be repaired."

Bernard B., NJ (2019 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"navigation screen goes blank"

Anonymous, PA (2019 Honda CR-V Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel controls

"Recall because of possible burrs inside steering wheel core which could cause buttons on steering wheel and SRS to malfunction. This is a Honda recall sent to all owners."

Anonymous, GA (2019 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Fuel System

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

What Owners Say

Fuel cap

"Does not have a fuel cap. Very difficult to remove gas hose after fueling. It finally broke & had to be replaced"

Frank S., CA (2019 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The system without a cap, should not top off the gas when filling."

Anonymous, FL (2019 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"This was the first time we took the CR-V beyond to the grocery store etc. Driving about 40 to 45 miles per hour with no cars (or animals or anything) in sight on the roadway, the brakes suddenly engaged sharply almost stopping the car. 10 minutes later, we would have been on a busy freeway going 70 miles per hour and would almost certainly have been hit from behind. They kept it in the shop for 4 days, but could not find anything. Said they adjusted the camera. They also said this is the second similar problem they have seen like this, so it is rare but appears to be a real thing. This is unacceptable. We will drive with the automatic collision prevention system off from now on. Honda needs to get to the bottom of this."

Anonymous, IL (2019 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I received messages that the safety sensors were not working Honda replaced the cameras etc. to correct the problem. (It took three trips to Honda to get the job done)"

Anonymous, FL (2019 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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)

"After a Week without using the car, because I was outside of the country. The battery was dead and Honda had to replace it."

Anonymous, QC (2019 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"water around spark plug from factory cleaning"

David S., OH (2019 Honda CR-V LX 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

Squeaks or rattles

"The driver's side windshield wiper squeaks/vibrates with every pass on the windshield. Very annoying!"

Anonymous, FL (2019 Honda CR-V EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"Noisy cockpit while driving at under freeway speeds"

Bence N., CA (2019 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Did not experience any actual problem with steering but the vehicle was subject to recall for repair of the steering column. Took vehicle to dealer which performed recall repair. No problem with the steering before or after recall repair."

Anonymous, OR (2019 Honda CR-V Touring 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

Automatic climate control

"does not maintain proper fan speed to reach cool comfort level, heat okay"

Anonymous, DE (2019 Honda CR-V EX 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

"Battery died while sitting over night twice in one month.Fixed on recall.."

Anonymous, ME (2019 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Major

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

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.

Engine Minor

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

Paint/Trim

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

Engine Cooling

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

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.

Brakes

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

Transmission Minor

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

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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
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
Dec 05 2019
A separated rear subframe reduces vehicle handling and can suddenly disable the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2019-2020 CR-V vehicles. The rear subframe bolts were improperly manufactured and may loosen, allowing the rear subframe to separate.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear subframe bolts and retorque them or replace them, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began January 27, 2020. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is R6M.
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: 19V865000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 358
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
Sep 26 2019
If the front passenger does not correctly understand how the airbag functions, they may be at an increased risk of personal injury in the event of a crash.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2019 CR-V vehicles. The owner's guide incorrectly describes when the "Passenger Airbag Off" indicator should illuminate. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners and provide a sticker with the correct information to be added to the owner's guide, free of charge. The recall began November 14, 2019. Owner's may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is X6G.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V694000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 336468
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Aug 01 2019
The failed weld may allow fuel to leak, increasing the risk of a fire in the presence of an ignition source.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2019 CR-V vehicles. The joint weld between the fuel tank and the vapor return line may have been insufficiently welded, causing the weld to fail.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank, free of charge. The recall began September 16, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is A5I.
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: 19V569000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 134
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER CLOCKSPRING/SPIRAL CASSETTE
May 21 2019
In the event of a crash, a disabled air bag would increase the risk of injury. An uncommanded deployment of the driver's air bag also increases the risk of injury and a crash.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2019 CR-V vehicles. The metal core of the steering wheel may have burrs which can damage the harnesses routed within, potentially disabling the driver's air bag or causing it to deploy without warning.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will install a protective cover on the steering wheel core and replace clockspring and the harnesses within, free of charge. The recall began July 8, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is R4S.
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: 19V383000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 161252
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