Honda CR-V - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Honda CR-V owners have reported a total of 8,340 problems for their cars built in the 22 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Honda CR-V. The 2008 Honda CR-V cars have the most problems reported (953 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Honda CR-V

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 CR-V
39
  2017 CR-V
224
  2016 CR-V
142
  2015 CR-V
659
  2014 CR-V
432
  2013 CR-V
309
  2012 CR-V
315
  2011 CR-V
464
  2010 CR-V
410
  2009 CR-V
330
  2008 CR-V
953
  2007 CR-V
912
  2006 CR-V
432
  2005 CR-V
506
  2004 CR-V
531
  2003 CR-V
514
  2002 CR-V
608
  2001 CR-V
98
  2000 CR-V
116
  1999 CR-V
120
  1998 CR-V
121
  1997 CR-V
105

  Common problems of Honda CR-V

The following chart shows the 26 most common problems for Honda CR-V cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (1,867 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (1,100 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Honda CR-V

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
1,867
  Electrical System
1,100
  Engine And Engine Cooling
980
  Equipment
867
  Power Train
455
  Exterior Lighting
439
  Service Brakes
285
  Vehicle Speed Control
275
  Steering
273
  Latches/locks/linkage
250
   
  Structure
243
  Visibility
230
  Tire
177
  Suspension
162
  Seat Belt
148
  Wheel
127
  Other Fuel System
127
  Seats
122
  Electronic Stability Control
80
  Unknown Or Other
70
  Gasoline Fuel System
41
  Air Brake
6
  Parking Brake
5
  Interior Lighting
5
  Traction Control System
3
  Child Seat
3

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Honda CR-V of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across CR-V model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Honda CR-V model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across CR-V Model Years

CR-V
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2017 22424,4681    
9.15
  2016 142356,1352    
0.20
  2015 659360,8163    
0.61
  2014 432385,2114    
0.28
  2013 309279,9225    
0.22
  2012 315231,6376    
0.23
  2011 464255,3337    
0.26
  2010 410200,3058    
0.26
  2009 330171,9329    
0.21
  2008 953225,81510    
0.42
  2007 912229,26011    
0.36
  2006 432149,58912    
0.24
  2005 506144,34813    
0.27
  2004 531153,35314    
0.25
  2003 514140,29115    
0.24
  2002 608137,83816    
0.28
  2001 98117,39817    
0.05
  2000 116114,19518    
0.06

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Honda CR-V is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2018 CR-V
31
  2017 CR-V
122
  2016 CR-V
60
  2015 CR-V
404
  2014 CR-V
143
  2013 CR-V
97
  2012 CR-V
84
  2011 CR-V
36
  2010 CR-V
53
  2009 CR-V
15
  2008 CR-V
32
  2007 CR-V
42
  2006 CR-V
25
  2005 CR-V
64
  2004 CR-V
107
  2003 CR-V
52
  2002 CR-V
49
  2001 CR-V
4
  2000 CR-V
12
  1999 CR-V
5
  1998 CR-V
11
  1997 CR-V
7


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