Honda CR-V - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Honda CR-V owners have reported a total of 8,467 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 (962 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 CR-V
53
  2017 CR-V
266
  2016 CR-V
148
  2015 CR-V
672
  2014 CR-V
438
  2013 CR-V
319
  2012 CR-V
318
  2011 CR-V
466
  2010 CR-V
416
  2009 CR-V
331
  2008 CR-V
962
  2007 CR-V
919
  2006 CR-V
434
  2005 CR-V
509
  2004 CR-V
532
  2003 CR-V
516
  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 (1,873 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (1,112 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Honda CR-V

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
1,873
  Electrical System
1,112
  Engine And Engine Cooling
1,006
  Equipment
886
  Power Train
464
  Exterior Lighting
440
  Service Brakes
292
  Steering
280
  Vehicle Speed Control
279
  Latches/locks/linkage
250
   
  Structure
249
  Visibility
237
  Tire
178
  Suspension
163
  Seat Belt
153
  Other Fuel System
139
  Wheel
129
  Seats
123
  Electronic Stability Control
81
  Unknown Or Other
70
  Gasoline Fuel System
41
  Air Brake
6
  Parking Brake
5
  Interior Lighting
5
  Child Seat
3
  Traction Control System
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 266317,0791    
0.84
  2016 148356,1352    
0.21
  2015 672360,8163    
0.62
  2014 438385,2114    
0.28
  2013 319279,9225    
0.23
  2012 318231,6376    
0.23
  2011 466255,3337    
0.26
  2010 416200,3058    
0.26
  2009 331171,9329    
0.21
  2008 962225,81510    
0.43
  2007 919229,26011    
0.36
  2006 434149,58912    
0.24
  2005 509144,34813    
0.27
  2004 532153,35314    
0.25
  2003 516140,29115    
0.25
  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
45
  2017 CR-V
128
  2016 CR-V
62
  2015 CR-V
404
  2014 CR-V
144
  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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